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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 4:32 pm
Terminal 5īs last cargo-ship call for now, after half a century
West Seattle Blog - Moored on this murky day at the Port of Seattle‘s Terminal 5 in West Seattle, the Westwood Olympia is the last ship scheduled for a T-5 call TFN. After 50 years as a cargo terminal, T-5 will be idle once this ship departs. We reported last month on the port's plan to close T-5 while [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 3:51 pm
Summer will return! 'Spice World' at West Seattle Outdoor Movies this Saturday
West Seattle Blog - Last Saturday, this year's West Seattle Outdoor Movies series opened with drizzle/mist as the audience watched Sandra Bullock in space (above, a preshow photo as the crowd started to gather). Today, a midsummer deluge. But THIS Saturday – clear skies and warm temperatures are promised. So plan to set up your chair/blanket in the Hotwire [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 1:52 pm
Arbor Heights Elementary: Demolition on hold pending hearing on new appeal
West Seattle Blog - (WSB Tuesday photo of awaiting-demolition Arbor Heights Elementary) Three years ago, demolition of the old Denny International Middle School was well under way within a month of the end of the school year. This year, though a month has passed since the last class at Arbor Heights Elementary School, the backhoes aren't even onsite yet. [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 12:33 pm
Always Brothers 100-mile run to pass through West Seattle again
West Seattle Blog - (2013 Always Brothers runners near WS Bridge – photo used with permission) Again this year, eastern West Seattle is on the final stretch of the Always Brothers 100-mile run to raise money for the children of fallen servicemembers. As detailed in this story – which includes the timetable and route – they'll start at 6 [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 10:42 am
West Seattle Wednesday: Entrepreneurs' meetup; High Point farm stand; Fauntleroy Schoolhouse community investment; more...
West Seattle Blog - (Busy marine traffic off Alki Point; photo by Danny McMillin, shared via WSB Flickr group pool) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight: FREE ENTERPRENEURS' MEETUP: Noon-1 pm today at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction – drop by with your lunch plus 'new ideas, old ideas, and business cards' [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 9:40 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: Thief takes Daily Dose tip jar
West Seattle Blog - Coffee shops, be forewarned. Out of the WSB inbox this morning, from Cheryl: I was working at The Daily Dose coffee shop at 5214 Delridge Way yesterday. Around 1:15 p.m. I was in the restroom as I heard the front door open. I shouted out 'hello, I'll be right out,: finished washing my hands and [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 9:13 am
Update: Comcast West Seattle outage blamed on 'fiber cut'
West Seattle Blog - 9:13 AM: Thanks to Steve for the tip about a Comcast outage in Admiral. According to a tweet from @ComcastWA, it's because of a 'fiber cut' and should be fixed within an hour or so … let us know if that window passes and you're still out. 9:43 AM UPDATE: Steve says the service is [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 6:12 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Rainy Wednesday updates; West Seattle Water Taxi trouble
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) 6:12 AM: Be careful on rain-slick roads/paths/sidewalks this morning. While we watch the morning traffic, only one advance alert to remind you of – Saturday (July 26) is Seafair Torchlight Night, and NB Highway 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled to be closed [...] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 12:52 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: 'Home invasion' robbers get away with thousands
West Seattle Blog - 12:52 AM: Police are searching for two people suspected in a reported ‘home invasion' situation in Highland Park. Scanner-monitored information indicates shots were fired – with at least one casing found – but the victim was not reported injured and no medic crew has been summoned. This happened near 10th and Trenton (map); police, including [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 10:19 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 car prowls, with stolen items including 'unmistakable' skateboard
West Seattle Blog - Thieves took Eron‘s skateboard in one of two car prowls for which we have reader reports tonight. Eron says it happened 'in front of my house at 11th and Kenyon and my dog woke me up but not in time. … they took a lot of things; most of it was recovered by walking just [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 7:55 pm
Election 2014: No minimum-wage referendum on November ballot; meantime, 2 weeks left to cast your August vote
West Seattle Blog - Two election-related notes tonight: First, King County Elections announced today that both proposed referendum measures related to the Seattle minimum-wage law have failed to make the ballot. 16,510 valid signatures were needed to make the ballot; the petitions by a group called Forward Seattle had 14,818, while another petition drive, by (corrected) Save Our Choice, [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 3:00 pm
Updates: President Obama's four-and-a-half-hour Seattle visit
West Seattle Blog - 3 PM: President Obama is expected to land at nearby Boeing Field around 3:15 pm, according to regional media; if you recall, the Boeing Field advisory linked here Monday opened the window at 3 pm. There's widespread confirmation today that he'll be headed to two Democratic Party fundraisers. First one's in Madrona, which means I-5 [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 2:16 pm
Daystar Retirement Village: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor
West Seattle Blog - Daystar Retirement Village has joined WSB as one of our newest sponsors – and here's what they would like you to know! Welcome to Daystar Retirement Village! We are a locally-owned-and-operated retirement community with independent and assisted living apartments located in the south end of West Seattle. Independent living at Daystar does not mean you [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 12:01 pm
West Seattle scene: Do you know where YOUR 'hub' is?
West Seattle Blog - In case of catastrophe – there's likely a Neighborhood Emergency Communication Hub near you, a place where you can go to get and share information about what's happening and how to get help. Pigeon Point has a new hub location – 20th/Genesee – on the West Seattle Be Prepared Emergency Communication Hubs roster, and Jim [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 9:49 am
West Seattle Tuesday: Four calendar highlights for tonight
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Mark Wangerin for sharing that photo of a brightly colored bird on this gray (so far) day – he explains, 'House Finches are common yard birds in WS, often seen at seed feeders.' Today's calendar highlights include four options for tonight: KURT LINDSAY, LIVE: 5:30 pm, Kurt Lindsay is tonight's featured musician at [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 9:00 am
Fauntleroy Schoolhouse's future: See what's next, as nonprofit opens arms to community investment
West Seattle Blog - Since becoming a community-owned facility four years ago, the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse has made major progress toward taking care of necessary repairs and other upgrades. Now there's one more hurdle to cross – and the schoolhouse's managers are doing it via crowd-loaning, which will cost less, and enrich community connections more, than the traditional method [...] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 7:02 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; presidential visit this pm
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Northbound I-5 is reported to have some slowdowns downtown because of a crash near the Seneca ramp. That's what's up as we start the morning watch, and for later: PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TODAY: Still no exact routes/times but as reported here on Monday, [...] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 11:34 pm
Video: All-City Band's Seacrest photo night and mini-performance
West Seattle Blog - Some of Seattle's hardest-working young musicians were at Seacrest tonight, as previewed here this morning: It was the annual photo shoot and mini-performance by the All-City Band, marching-band musicians from high schools around the city, directed by Marcus Pimpleton, who leads music programs at Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School here [...] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 8:51 pm
Followup: Mayor tells police to stand down in post-foreclosure West Seattle eviction case of Byron and Jean Barton
West Seattle Blog - (Friday photos by WSB's Patrick Sand: Above, deputies carrying Byron Barton from his home) New development today in a West Seattle family's quest to stay in their foreclosed-on-and-auctioned-off home. On Friday, we chronicled a day of tumultuous activity at the 41st/Holly home of disabled veteran Byron Barton and wife Jean Barton, a day that started [...] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 6:50 pm
County Council changes Metro bus-cut plan; West Seattle 'deletions' no longer certain
West Seattle Blog - Separate from the November vote on Seattle taxes to avoid Metro Transit cuts in the city limits, the King County Council has reached a deal today that changes the timetable for cuts. While the September cuts are still on as planned, and the number of hours scheduled to be cut February are to stay the [...] Read more...



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