Welcome to MyNorthwest Neighborhoods. Here you'll find all the news, events, weather and traffic for YOUR neighborhood. If this is your neighborhood, click
make this my neighborhood and we'll show you this page every time you visit.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 5:33 pm Update: Chimney fire at condos across from Seacrest West Seattle Blog - 5:33 PM: A condo building fire response across from Seacrest in the 1600 block of Harbor has slowed traffic in the area. The call originally went out as a chimney fire. 6:11 PM: The incident commander confirmed at the scene, that's what it was. No major damage, no injuries, no unit(s) left uninhabitable. It was [...]Read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 5:04 pm Traffic alert: Crashes on southbound I-5, WS Bridge West Seattle Blog - 5:04 PM: Heads up if you are heading home: 3-vehicle crash on southbound I-5 right at West Seattle Bridge exit. 6:19 PM: That crash is reported to have been cleared – though SB I-5 has been backed up six miles or so because of that and other problems. However, new trouble: Crash reported on the [...]Read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 2:24 pm Officers Investigating Report of Man Who Grabbed a 16 Year Old Girl Walking Down Street near WSHS West Seattle Herald - Information from SPD
Officers are actively investigating an incident involving a man who grabbed a teenaged girl walking down the street in West Seattle. At approximately 1:11 p.m. officers responded to the West Seattle High School in the 3000 block of California Avenue SW for the report of a girl who was grabbed by a stranger.
Preliminary reports are that an adult male suspect jumped out of some bushes and grabbed a 16 year old girl on the arm as she walked down the street in the area of SW Stevens Street and Walnut Avenue SW. The victim struck the suspect, broke free and took off running. She ran to the West Seattle High School and reported the incident to staff (it is unknown at this time if she is a student there).
The victim was not injured in the assault. The suspect ran off in an unknown direction and remains at large.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30´s to 40´s, 5'11´´ to 6 feet tall, medium build with shoulder-length brown hair and last seen wearing a blue zip-up jacket and black jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.
Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation. GA_googleAddSlot("ca-pub-4956332358238235", "west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");GA_googleFillSlot("west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 1:58 pm West Seattle Crime Watch: WSHS student grabbed, hits, escapes West Seattle Blog - 1:58 PM: Seattle Police are searching for a man reported to have jumped out of the bushes near the east side of West Seattle High School, in the Walnut/Stevens vicinity. Police say the man was reported to have grabbed the arm of a passing female, who hit him and ran into the school. Police were [...]Read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 1:10 pm Seattle's Mudhoney will celebrate White Center style West Seattle Herald - The little ice cream company that could, White Center's Full Tilt, has done it again.
The company, located at 9629 16th Ave SW in White Center (though they have five locations now) known for its unusual flavors, chose to name their newest Mudhoney after the legendary and seminal grunge band.
They created some flavors using West Seattle's Shipwreck Honey single pollen sourced honey as an ingredient, along with some cinnamon and fudge.
Owner Justin Cline (and co-owner Ann Magyar) came up with idea to get the band involved. Cline has a background in band promotion and booking having worked years ago at the famous club, The Offramp in downtown Seattle. Through a connection they managed to get the band to approve the final flavor and asked if they'd play at the store.
Surprisingly enough they said yes.
So the tiny, 50 person capacity store will close at 5pm on Wed. Dec. 11 to make the space ready for a live performance by the band, set to bring a heaping helping of powerful rock at 8pm, following the ice cream's introduction to the crowd at 7pm.
Parking nearby is limited and it's not the widest of sidewalks so expect to see a crowd out front, and the weather forecast is for rain so if you go, be prepared.
If you are unfamiliar with Mudhoney's music, check out the video.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 10:55 am West Seattle Tuesday: Holiday concerts; Transportation Coalition meeting; more West Seattle Blog - From the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and seasonal Holiday Events/Info Guide, highlights for today/tonight: CITY COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: Meeting under way right now has a beefy agenda including a discussion that chair Councilmember Tom Rasmussen promises will include last week's bridge problems, as well as the proposed Bicycle Master Plan Update. Here's the [...]Read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 9:35 am West Seattle traffic alert: Next construction-related closure West Seattle Blog - Another road-closure alert for The Junction as two major construction projects continue. This is just in from Compass Construction, general contractor for the apartment/retail building at 4730 California SW: Compass Construction will pour the garage parking slab on December 16th. Northbound California Avenue SW will be closed during the pour from SW Edmunds Street to [...]Read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 6:03 am TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday on the bridges, roads, paths... West Seattle Blog - (More area traffic cams on the WSB Traffic page) We start again today with both bridge cameras, to give you the best views currently available. BIG-PICTURE TRANSPORTATION NOTES: Remember last week's bridge troubles on Monday and Friday? Who could forget! They're expected to come up in this morning's meeting of the City Council Transportation Committee, [...]Read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 4:00 am Memorial on Wednesday for Fern Baer Freeman, 1923-2013 West Seattle Blog - A memorial service is planned tomorrow (Wednesday, December 11th), for Fern Baer Freeman, who lived for many years at the Island View Apartments in West Seattle and served as their manager for much of that time, according to her daughter Lois, who shares this remembrance: Fern Baer Freeman was born December 23, 1923 in the [...]Read more...
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 10:54 pm West Seattle weather: Final night of winter's first round West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo taken late today: Hockey on a frozen pond in White Center) We know winter hasn't even officially started yet – a week and a half until the solstice – yet it doesn't get much wintrier than these past several days of mostly below-freezing, at times way-below-freezing, air. By this time tomorrow, forecasters say, [...]Read more...
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 9:05 pm Meet West Seattle Hi-Yu's newly coronated 2014 Junior Court! West Seattle Blog - Just coronated during West Seattle Hi-Yu‘s holiday party at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church: The new Hi-Yu Junior Court! In our photo, from left, are Queen Bianca Carufel, and Princesses Callie McFadden and Sadie Botuchis. The community group made some changes this year; instead of a mid-summer coronation during the Hiawatha Fun Fest, the [...]Read more...
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 9:02 pm Followup: Explorer West Middle School open tomorrow West Seattle Blog - Just got word that the pipe problem is fixed and Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) will be open tomorrow, normal start time. The school says its Tuesday night open house is on, too, last one of the season, 6:30-8 pm.Read more...
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 7:10 pm Alki Beach Academy will open Dec. 27 West Seattle Herald - Alki Beach Academy, (ABA) an infant through youngster daycare and learning institution will open Dec. 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a special performance by Caspar Babypants.
The ABA is owned by Julieann Crisostomo Donohue, Executive Director, whose background includes graduating from the Albers School of Business/Seattle University with a Business Administration Degree: focus on Marketing.
She's had a successful 25 year career in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry managing and has marketed medical products. She previously successfully created and launched two family businesses. Donohue said, ""Knowing the value and precious gift children can bring to everyone if given the chance, is what drives our goals to provide quality education."
Alki Beach Academy has hired a Lead Supervisor Teacher who is a recent Graduate from the University of Washington. Her degree is in Education and Curriculum Development.
This individual will be in charge of the education & curriculum at the school.
The Academy provides care and education for children ages six weeks to six years they describe as "high-quality child care and educational services to the West Seattle, Alki Beach, Delridge and Beacon Hill communities."
The ABA has a 2000 Square foot outdoor play area and two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, two Preschool / Prekindergarten rooms plus a full kitchen facility with cafeteria style lunch room, computer lab and a specialist teaching room.
If you'd like to RSVP for the grand opening you can RSVP here.
Newborn - 11 months: $1,300.00
Daily rate for infants: $70.00
12 months - 30 months: $1,200.00
Daily rate for toddlers: $65.00
PRESCHOOL / PREKINDERGARTEN
31 months - 6 years: $1,100.00
Daily rate for preschool: $60.00
The Alki Beach Academy is located at 2414 S.W. Andover, Suite F-102, Seattle, WA 98106
Hours: 6:30am - 6:30pm, Monday through Friday Phone: (206) 510-4330
You can like them on Facebook here. GA_googleAddSlot("ca-pub-4956332358238235", "west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");GA_googleFillSlot("west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 4:34 pm If it snows, Metro will go on snow routes Tuesday West Seattle Herald - Metro Transit announced that in the event of snow and ice overnight Dec. 9/10 they will go on their standard Snow Routes and urged people to be prepared and patient.
Metro Transit service may be affected by snowy or icy conditions Monday night and Tuesday.
Check timetables for planned snow routes.
Visit Metro's Snow & Ice page ahead of time to find out how Metro operates during
snowy or icy conditions.
Sign up for Transit Alerts.
If snow or ice is on the ground, be prepared for the conditions and for delays, and visit
Metro Online for information. GA_googleAddSlot("ca-pub-4956332358238235", "west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");GA_googleFillSlot("west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 4:26 pm Tonight: North Delridge Neighborhood Council, West Seattle Hi-Yu West Seattle Blog - Missed the chance for a daily preview this morning – so before the evening rush, a quick mention of two events tonight: The North Delridge Neighborhood Council meets at 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), with the agenda including the upcoming opening of DESC's Cottage Grove Commons and some changes [...]Read more...
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 4:16 pm West Seattle couple donates new medic unit to the Seattle Fire Department West Seattle Herald - information from the Seattle Fire Department
The Seattle Fire Department will put a brand new Medic Unit into service thanks to the generous donation of a West Seattle couple.
In 2012, the estate of William C. Sanders and Mildred Krahmer Sanders donated more than $550,000 to the City of Seattle to purchase two new medic units for the Seattle Fire Department.
"My aunt and uncle cared passionately for the work of the City of Seattle Fire Department and their medic program and the thousands of people that the program serves each year," said family member Donald L. Krahmer, Jr. of Portland, Oregon who served as trustee of the estate. "The gift represents, in a small way, a payback of the huge blessing that the City of Seattle and its citizens gave both of them during their time in the Pacific Northwest."
The Seattle Fire Department's medic units are staffed by two firefighter/paramedics that have completed nine months of intensive medical training through the Medic One Program. The county-wide Medic One system focuses on providing first-rate pre hospital emergency care to critical patients and is known internationally as a leader in the field of emergency medicine.
The Department has a total of seven medic units assigned to fire stations throughout the City of Seattle. "As a Department, we are extremely grateful for the generosity shown by Mildred and William Sanders. The medic units and the paramedics who staff them literally save thousands of lives" said Seattle Fire Department Fire Chief Gregory Dean.
In 2012 the Seattle Fire Department Medics responded to 21,954 calls in the City of Seattle. A majority of these emergency incidents required the paramedics to utilize their advanced life support skill sets. King County is known to have one of the highest save rates in the country.
In addition to their concern for public safety, the Saunders family also felt strongly about the need to support advanced eye research. With a desire to help the growing numbers of people worldwide facing age related vision loss, they left a bequest to Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) for the creation of the RPB Mildred Krahmer Sanders and William Clifford Sanders Laboratory for Vision Research. RPB awarded the one-time $600,000 grant to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, where scientists are at the forefront of developing cures for eye related illnesses.
William C. Sanders was born in Portland, Oregon on February 25, 1922 and Mildred Sanders was born in Blooming, Oregon on the family homestead (near Hillsboro, Oregon) on January 23, 1921. Both Bill and Mildred Sanders spent their early lives in the greater Portland area, were married in 1944 and then moved to the Seattle area where William Sanders worked as an aerospace engineer later retiring as an executive in foreign engineering technology. Mildred served in variety of engineering support activities ending her career as the librarian and manager of the Boeing engineeRead more...
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 3:03 pm Extreme beer book signing plus tasting? What's not to like? West Seattle Herald - West Seattle beer drinkers have a large range of choices of brew thanks to enterprising retailers but there are beers and then there are extreme beers. These are outrageous brews with unusual ingredients, ridiculously high alcohol by volume (ABV), bizarre names and sometimes unsettling flavors.
West Seattle's own Adem Tepedelen, the author of "The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers" which describes and rates more than 100 unusual beers from around the world is coming to West Seattle Dec. 12 for a visit and a beer tasting at the Beer Junction. The book draws parallels to the music scene, with profiles on craft-beer-loving metal musicians and extreme craft beer brewers.
An expert on craft beer Tepedelen is a winner of the prestigious Michael Jackson Beer Journalism award, which celebrates excellence in reporting on American craft beer. Tepedelen is the Brewtal Truth beer columnist for Decibel Magazine and a regular contributor to other publications across North America, including Fine Cooking, Imbibe and Northwest Palate. Also a highly respected music writer, he was editor of The Rocket during the height of the grunge movement and has since written for dozens of other magazines and websites including Mojo, Rolling Stone, Revolver, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and Warp.
Thursday, December 12 from 5 to 8 pm:
What: "Brewtal Truth" book signing & Ninkasi Brewery tasting
Where: Beer Junction, 4511 California Ave SW, Seattle (206-938-2337)
Details: Meet the author, mingle with other craft-beer lovers, and taste some unusual beers from Ninkasi Brewing - 5 tastes for $4. GA_googleAddSlot("ca-pub-4956332358238235", "west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");GA_googleFillSlot("west-seattle_story_text_region_slot_2");
Monday, December 9, 2013 -- 2:55 pm West Seattle development: Five updates, including site sights West Seattle Blog - Five development notes today: OFFICIAL NOTICE FOR 6917 CALIFORNIA MEETING: In case you missed the mention in our coverage of last week's Morgan Junction development-primer meeting, the city notice is officially out today, confirming December 19th as the date for the citizen-requested Department of Planning and Development meeting to take comments on the 30-apartments, no-off-street-parking [...]Read more...