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Friday, January 15, 2016 -- 10:32 am
HAPPENING NOW: USS John C. Stennis in view, headed out on deployment
West Seattle Blog - We mentioned the other day that the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was scheduled to deploy from Bremerton today – and a texter sends word that it's in view (or will be shortly) from West Seattle, rounding south Bainbridge Island as it comes out of Rich Passage. The Navy says the Stennis […] Read more...
Friday, January 15, 2016 -- 9:40 am
UPDATE: Seattle Public Utilities fixing water-line break in Fauntleroy
West Seattle Blog - Seattle Public Utilities confirms there's a water-line break in Fauntleroy. We checked with them after hearing from Danielle that she had lost water service near 44th and Barton and that water was in the street. SPU says a crew is making emergency repairs and they expect to have more information for us to add shortly. […] Read more...
Friday, January 15, 2016 -- 6:23 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates and alerts
West Seattle Blog - 6:23 AM: Good morning – we start another morning with no incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far. WEEKEND REMINDER … If you drive Highway 99 north of downtown, WSDOT wants to be sure you know about this: '2 right lanes of SB SR 99/Aurora Ave N at Aurora Bridge closed 6:30 am-noon Sat. and […] Read more...
Friday, January 15, 2016 -- 2:20 am
Barton P-Patch safety concerns: Planting seeds for solutions
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Tending a community garden requires more than planting, weeding, harvesting. This week, members of the Barton P-Patch community gathered to talk about problems and solutions. The meeting was mediated by neighborhood district coordinator Kerry Wade of the city Department of Neighborhoods, which runs the P-Patch Community Garden Program […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 6:43 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen this stolen car, and carseat?
West Seattle Blog - Someone stole Brent‘s 1996 black Honda Accord EX: 'It was last parked at 42nd and Edmunds, parked next to Safeway on the street. It had a handicap placard hanging from the mirror. There was a brand-new Britax car seat (1 week old) in the back seat.' The license plate: AHF 0976. Call 911 if you […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 5:59 pm
West Seattle scene: Northwest Wine Academy goes blue and green (along with red and white)
West Seattle Blog - (Photo courtesy Kevin Maloney, South Seattle College) 5:59 PM THURSDAY: You know Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) for its reds, its whites … and today, its blues and greens. The photo was taken while reps of Mayor Ed Murray‘s office were visiting NWWA this afternoon – there to pick up some […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 2:11 pm
FOLLOWUP: Next meeting set for Lincoln Park North Play Area renovation
West Seattle Blog - Miss the November open house regarding the renovation of the north play area at Lincoln Park? You have one more chance to get involved – and the date has just been announced: Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:30-8 pm, at Gatewood Elementary (see the flyer here). You'll have a chance to see the 'schematic design' and offer […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 12:13 pm
HIGHWAY 99 TUNNEL: State tells contractor to 'suspend' work TFN
West Seattle Blog - ORIGINAL REPORT, 12:13 PM: Just in from WSDOT: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program (WSDOT) is in the process of notifying Seattle Tunnel Partners to suspend tunneling operations involving the tunnel boring machine, a "Suspension for Cause" in contractual terms, until such time as WSDOT lifts the suspension in writing. We will provide a copy […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 12:10 pm
What's up for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday
West Seattle Blog - Highlights for tonight: ‘TRAFFIC GARDEN' MEETING: Our area's first 'traffic garden' is in the works for Dick Thurnau Memorial Park in White Center. You're invited to a community meeting at 5:30 pm at TAF's Bethaday Community Space at the park. (605 SW 108th) WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: 6-9 pm! Here's the map and venue list: […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 8:09 am
UPDATE: Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Police say threat rumors at Chief Sealth IHS 'non-credible'
West Seattle Blog - FIRST REPORT, 8:09 AM: After numerous texts and other messages overnight and early today asking what we knew about a rumored threat of violence at Chief Sealth International High School, we have just talked with Seattle Public Schools. District spokesperson Stacy Howard says it appears to have originated with some angry words overheard after a […] Read more...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 -- 6:25 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday alerts and updates
West Seattle Blog - 6:25 AM: Good morning – no incidents in/from West Seattle so far. NIGHTTIME ROAD CLOSURE REMINDER: This work on SW Alaska between 40th and Fauntleroy is scheduled to continue nightly, into next week. LOOKING AHEAD TO MONDAY: Transit changes for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day holiday on Monday include a 'reduced weekday' schedule […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 9:00 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowls and how they're happening; merchandise vandalism
West Seattle Blog - Three notes in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight: CAR PROWLS: Two notes at midday today briefly mentioned car prowls along Beach Drive – one near Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, one in the 5900 block of Beach Drive, both involving windows that appeared to have broken in. WHAT METHODS ARE CAR PROWLERS/THIEVES USING? Next Tuesday's West Seattle Crime […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 6:04 pm
Expect to see USS John C. Stennis passing West Seattle shores Friday
West Seattle Blog - (March 2015 photo taken from Alki Point by Gary Jones) Sometimes we don't hear about notable sightings at sea, off West Seattle shores, until afterward – but this time, we have an advance alert. The Kitsap Sun reports that the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis will head out on deployment Friday. The departure time […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 4:10 pm
Highway 99 tunneling update: First the barge, then a sinkhole
West Seattle Blog - 4:10 PM: More news today from WSDOT, the day after the Highway 99 tunneling machine had to stop while they sorted out a problem with the barge that was collecting excavation spoils. The barge problem isn't fixed yet, but they brought in some trucks, and digging resumed. Then came a sinkhole. Here's the WSDOT update […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 3:47 pm
BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School's Nate Pryor named WIAA Player of the Week; voting continues for regional recognition
West Seattle Blog - 3:47 PM: West Seattle High School‘s #1 is Nate Pryor, photographed during the team's Saturday night home win over Stadium HS. Today, he received a statewide honor, announced by WSHS athletic director Trevor Leopold: Congrats to Nate Pryor, who was named WIAA Player of the Week! Pryor averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 2:25 pm
West Seattle parks: Roxhill Playground fenced off for turret work
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Amanda Kay Helmick from the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council for the photo and word that the playground at Roxhill Park is fenced off for the start of work to enable returning the play structure's turret. It's been more than 14 months since the custom-crafted turret was removed for safety concerns; it was created […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 12:31 pm
Fauntleroy Expressway closures ahead, as project to re-replace pads gets ready to start, one year later than planned
West Seattle Blog - (2012 WSB photo by Christopher Boffoli, from original pad-replacement work beneath the bridge) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Another big road project is on the way. This one isn't new – but it's a year later than first planned. It's the re-replacement of earthquake-safety cushioning under the Fauntleroy Expressway of the West Seattle […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 10:46 am
West Seattle Wednesday: What's up for the rest of today/tonight
West Seattle Blog - (Alki eagle, by SurferLucas, from the WSB Flickr group) Continuing with our daily highlight lists (our comprehensive calendar will return along with our full website, whose overhaul has gone into overtime) – here's your preview for the rest of this rainy Wednesday: HARBOR SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm at K-8 Harbor School (WSB sponsor) on […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 9:41 am
If you think you hear/see a Blue Angels jet tomorrow - you'll be right
West Seattle Blog - Just announced by Seafair: U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet #7 will visit Seattle tomorrow for a planning meeting looking ahead to next summer's air show. It's expected at nearby Boeing Field around 11:30 am, with two pilots, #7 Lt. Tyler Davies and #8 Capt. Corrie Mays. Dates for this year's airshow, by the way, are […] Read more...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -- 8:46 am
NEXT WEEK: Cyberbullying/social media briefing for West Seattle parents
West Seattle Blog - No matter what school your kid(s) go to, the Madison Middle School PTSA invites you to its meeting next week to find out what parents should know about 'cyberbullying' and social media. As a followup to the Finding Kind program for our students in December, school administration has put together an expert panel of representatives […] Read more...



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