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Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 10:25 pm
Firefighter Storytime brings Engine 37 to High Point Library - and word of its future replacement
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Torin Record-Sand) Today, firefighters from Station 37 in Sunrise Heights came to High Point Branch Library to read 'No Dragons for Tea' to preschoolers and to explain basic rules of fire safety. They opened the reading with news that Engine 37 will be replaced soon by a newer fire engine. More on [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 9:10 pm
Update on West Seattle's 'pit': No digging Saturday; crane assembly Monday
West Seattle Blog - Also tonight, a two-part update from King County Wastewater Treatment District on West Seattle's own 'pit,' the 60-foot-deep hole being excavated for the million-gallon combined-sewer-overflow tank across from Lowman Beach. First, KCWTD's Doug Marsano says excavation crews will NOT be working this Saturday after all; one more Saturday of excavation work is still expected, November [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 6:47 pm
Highway 99 tunnel-machine rescue pit digging on hold after 3 days
West Seattle Blog - As reported here just three days ago, WSDOT announced digging had begun for the pit going down 120 feet to rescue the Highway 99 tunnel-machine cutter head. Tonight, WSDOT has announced the digging is on hold. Here's the entire update: On Oct. 23, WSDOT archaeologists monitoring the access pit excavation observed a deposit containing shell [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 6:33 pm
West Seattle development: Views of the old and the new
West Seattle Blog - Two scenes from the Junction/Triangle area: FAUNTLEROY/EDMUNDS: Most of the future site of the mixed-use Whittaker is now cleared; just the last section on the southeast corner, the old Chevrolet showroom and service area to the west, remains (our photo was taken from Fauntleroy, looking southwest). A few blocks west: 4730 CALIFORNIA: Michael shared that [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 4:47 pm
Update: Crash at 26th/Roxbury; man hit by bus, hospitalized
West Seattle Blog - 4:47 PM: Police are blocking most if not all of the 26th/Roxbury intersection because of a crash, reported to involve a bus and pedestrian. If you need to travel in that area, find alternatives for now. 5:11 PM: Police just announced over emergency radio that they'll be reopening Roxbury. 9:26 PM: The pedestrian is a [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 3:39 pm
West Seattle wind watch: 'Special weather statement' just issued
West Seattle Blog - (Added 4:42 pm: Rainbow this afternoon, photographed by Julie) 3:39 PM: Weather experts (like West Seattleite @MetPatrick22) have been watching this for some days – and now the National Weather Service has issued a formal alert, in the form of a 'special weather statement': Looks like it's going to get windy on Saturday. At this [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 2:15 pm
PHOTOS: Partial solar eclipse, seen during West Seattle sunbreaks
West Seattle Blog - So many ways to see it! @SPLBuzz @westseattleblog pic.twitter.com/S8dxnlKzrg — Nathalie Wargo (@nathaliewargo) October 23, 2014 All week long, just in case of sunbreaks or clear skies, Alice Enevoldsen has been hosting events at local libraries, leading up to today's partial eclipse of the sun. Right now, she's at High Point Branch Library for a [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 12:46 pm
Also closed today: Roxhill Park 'castle' play structure; community-crafted turret to be removed for reinforcement
West Seattle Blog - 12:46 PM: Thanks to the person who texted us that photo of the suddenly fenced-off play structure at Roxhill Park and asked what was going on. We're still investigating, but according to one round of e-mail forwarded to us, there is a safety concern with the custom-created metal 'turret' on the community-built castle structure, which [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 12:05 pm
West Seattle (Athletic) Club closed today, tomorrow, with change reported to be in the works
West Seattle Blog - Apparently not all West Seattle (Athletic) Club members received the e-mail announcement that the fitness center at 2629 SW Andover is closed today and tomorrow, as the court-ordered deadline for its owner to pay $1.1 million nears. E-mail from several members this morning indicated the closure has indeed happened, without explanation (and we just went [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 10:30 am
West Seattle Thursday: Haunted house; open house; 'Dogfight' debut; firefighter storytime ...
West Seattle Blog - Five highlights today from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and our WS Halloween Guide: FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME: 11:30 am at High Point Branch Library, preschoolers learn a lesson about fire safety, and who better to teach it than Seattle Fire Department firefighters. (35th/Raymond) SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY – OR ASTRONOMY PRESENTATION: 1:15-3 pm, Alice [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 10:15 am
School fundraising season: Arbor Heights Elementary's 'Circle of Friends'
West Seattle Blog - Some have auctions, some have walk-a-thons, some have 'direct drives' – whichever the method, it's the time of year when PTAs ask for the support of their communities (and school funding has certainly been in the news lately). From Arbor Heights Elementary: Join the Circle of Friends! The Arbor Heights Elementary PTA invites any and [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 6:16 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday on the move
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) The second bridge camera is back, so we have four views once again in our daily traffic watch. Meantime, two reminders: SUNDAY – HARVEST FESTIVAL: Junction streets are closed and buses are on reroute for the 10 am-2 pm festival (and the [...] Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 3:45 am
1,065 crashes in 10 years on 3 miles of 'I-35.' Safety project begins, to create a 'more forgiving' street
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record & Patrick Sand West Seattle Blog co-publishers (September 2006 reader photo, memorial at 35th/Graham) Susanne Scaringi … Oswald Clement … Gregory Hampel … Andrew Seffernick … James St. Clair … Their names weren't all spoken during Wednesday night's launch meeting for the 35th SW Road Corridor Safety Project. But the knowledge that [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 10:38 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: 'Wagner Prowler'; phone robbery; road rage
West Seattle Blog - Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight. First one is a reader report: Saturday night our elderly neighbor had a prowler down on Beach Drive. The man, described as a white male, was in her backyard around 2 am. Her house guest was awakened by his VERY distinctive ring tone 'The Charge of the Valkyries' [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 9:18 pm
West Seattle scene: Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - Sunbreaks can strike at the most surprising times. So in case somehow the partial solar eclipse tomorrow afternoon becomes visible, you want to be prepared. For the past three days, Alice Enevoldsen of Alice's Astro Info and Skies Over West Seattle fame has helped West Seattleites do just that, with pre-eclipse events at local Seattle [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 5:33 pm
Fields so close, yet out of reach: West Seattle Booster Club letter-writing campaign seeking 'equity and safety'
West Seattle Blog - From the West Seattle Booster Club: Care about equity and safety for West Seattle High School athletes? West Seattle Booster Club urges you to join their letter-writing campaign! Read the letter below, then write to Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors (MS 11-010, PO Box 34165, Seattle, 98124-1165) and Seattle Parks and Recreation Board of [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 3:56 pm
Update: Rescue response south of The Junction; window washer OK after brief bout of trouble
West Seattle Blog - 3:55 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a 'rope rescue' response for what might be a window washer in trouble on a building in the 4800 block of California SW. You might hear/see a TV helicopter shortly, too. More to come. 3:58 PM: Per scanner, the window washer is reported to be OK on a 4th-floor [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 3:54 pm
Countdown to West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival: Activity previews
West Seattle Blog - Counting down to this Sunday's West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival (by which time the weather is supposed to be better – showers likely, not steady rain!) – a few reminders and previews: STREETS CLOSED: Even if you are not going to the festival, keep in mind that California will be closed from Oregon to Edmunds [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 1:27 pm
Traffic alert: Power-pole fire closes 9th/Henderson (and beyond)
West Seattle Blog - 1:27 PM: Avoid 9th SW/SW Henderson vicinity in south Highland Park for a while; roads are blocked as emergency responders deal with what was reported as a power-pole fire. We're heading over to look. 2:31 PM UPDATE: 9th is closed at Henderson and at Trenton. We were told at the scene that City Light will [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 1:14 pm
Found in West Seattle: Recognize these binders? Or this bicycle?
West Seattle Blog - Two 'found' reports: WHOSE SPORTS-CARD BINDERS ARE THESE? Southwest Precinct Det. Brian Ballew shares the photo – he is hoping to find either the owner of those binders (and what's in them) or at least someone who knows whose they might be. He confirms they're the same ones mentioned at last week's Admiral Neighborhood Association [...] Read more...



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