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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 8:15 pm
Memorial this Saturday for Michael R. Shomaker, 1958-2015
West Seattle Blog - Services are planned this Saturday (April 4th) for Michael R. Shomaker. Here's the remembrance his family is sharing: Michael Robert Shomaker January 25, 1958 ~ March 28, 2015 Beloved husband of Michelle, son of Bob and Myrna Shomaker, father of Kyle, Cody, and Sophie Shomaker, brother of Beth Torgeson (Ron) and David Shomaker (Kathy), passed [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 5:47 pm
West Seattle wildlife: Bobcat sighting reported
West Seattle Blog - Just received this from Tarah. It's the second time in the past month or so we've heard about a possible bobcat – anyone else? Hey, just wanted people to have a heads-up…I saw a bobcat in the parking lot of Youngstown (Cultural Arts) center on Delridge. It ran off into the woods neighboring the lot. [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 3:33 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Plea bargain in Highland Park theft of SUV with baby inside
West Seattle Blog - Just found during our periodic check of open case files: A plea bargain in a crime that drew regional attention one afternoon last August, after an SUV was stolen from outside a Highland Park mini-mart with a baby in the back seat. (8/27/14 photo by BETTINA HANSEN/THE SEATTLE TIMES, republished by permission) 25-year-old Estevan L. [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 1:11 pm
PHOTOS: 'Wall-to-wall' Westwood transit-hub-and-vicinity tour, the sequel
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor You can complain and explain until you're out of breath, but few things beat showing a problem spot firsthand to those who can at least help find solutions. That's the idea behind the classic 'walking tour' with community members and government reps. One in Westwood on Monday afternoon [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 12:55 pm
Unusual carcass washes up on Beach Drive shore
Beach Drive Blog - A local neighbor reported this washed up shark carcass to Washington Fish & Wildlife late this morning while walking his dog along Emma Schmitz Viewpoint… Beach Drive resident Mark Snyder spotted the nearly 6 foot hulk after peering over the edge of the seawall to see what all the bird racket was about. A spokesperson from WSFW believed […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 12:09 pm
Here's where you can make a difference during the spring edition of Duwamish Alive!
West Seattle Blog - Duwamish Alive! is just two and a half weeks away, and organizers hope you'll take a minute now to decide where you want to join in to help out our city's only river and its watershed. All you need to commit to is a four-hour shift on April 18th – 10 am-2 pm – and [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 10:35 am
West Seattle Wednesday: Minimum wage & sales tax go up; Don Smathers memorial; SDOT at Southwest District Council...
West Seattle Blog - (UPDATED 12:52 PM: Don Smathers memorial has moved indoors, to Easy Street Records) (Photo by Jonathan S.: – Double rainbow from the Fauntleroy ferry on Tuesday) Happy April! TWO THINGS THAT GO UP TODAY IN SEATTLE: First, the minimum wage. It's not anywhere near $15 yet – that's being phased in over several years. Today, [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 9:31 am
'Pajama Game' opens tomorrow at WSHS - plus, tickets available now for special benefit April 10th
West Seattle Blog - The West Seattle High School Drama Club presentation of 'The Pajama Game' opens tomorrow (Thursday) night, 7:30 pm, at the WSHS Theater (3000 California SW). In addition to the regular run, you have the option of seeing the closing-night performance on April 10th as part of the annual benefit: Your ticket for the April 10th [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 8:59 am
Last chance for tickets to tomorrow's Westside Awards breakfast
West Seattle Blog - Those smiling faces belong to Lynn Dennis, West Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO, and Nancy Woodland, WestSide Baby executive director and past Chamber board chair. We photographed them last Thursday when the Chamber brought its monthly After Hours event to WS Baby – and we're showing the pic this morning as a reminder that this [...] Read more...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- 6:41 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates, as April begins
West Seattle Blog - (Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Good morning! Welcome to April. Transportation news, to start with: 47TH/ADMIRAL UPDATE: As published here last night – today's work is expected to be louder than usual, with some excavation on the southeast side of the intersection. And SW Waite will be closed to through [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 11:53 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen pickup truck to watch for
West Seattle Blog - Maybe it's somewhere on YOUR block – or beyond: STOLEN in last 48-72 hours, '83 Mazda B2000 2-door p/u truck, license C15356B, silver color; rust painted over on back right side; small damage/rust front left fender. Rear of truck saws MAZDA in blue letters. Taken near Bartell Pharmacy in Admiral area. If you spot this [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 8:32 pm
UPDATE: Amber Alert over, child found safe
West Seattle Blog - UPDATE: The situation was resolved overnight, as explained by SPD here. ORIGINAL 8:32 PM REPORT: Your cell phone likely sounded the alert a little while ago, an Amber Alert out for Aaron Lopez, a toddler who is missing, likely with his (non-custodial) father, last seen just south of here: Authorities say that the child may [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 8:14 pm
NOW UNTIL 9 PM: The Sonics @ Easy Street Records
West Seattle Blog - Northwest rock legends The Sonics, who broke up going on a half-century ago, are back, and you can meet them right now at Easy Street Records in The Junction. As explained on the Easy Street website, 'This Is The Sonics,' their first record since the mid-'60s 'reunites original members Jerry Roslie, Larry Parypa and Rob [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 6:18 pm
AS-IT-HAPPENED: Find out about proposed 'Transportation Levy to Move Seattle' @ WSHS
West Seattle Blog - 6:18 PM: We're in the commons at West Seattle High School tonight, for the first official West Seattle meeting on the 'Transportation Levy to Move Seattle,' proposed as a successor to the expiring Bridging The Gap levy. The presentation is scheduled to start around 6:30, so you have time to get here if you're interested; [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 4:11 pm
PROGRESS REPORT: 47th/Admiral signal & crosswalks
West Seattle Blog - Just received this 47th/Admiral signal/crosswalks-project update from SDOT, including an alert for neighbors tomorrow, and a road closure next week: Construction continues this week at the corners on the north side of the intersection of 47th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way and SW Waite Street. Crews will begin pouring new concrete at the northeast corner [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 3:36 pm
Touchdown, Bertha! Tunneling machine's cutterhead now cradled
West Seattle Blog - (From WSDOT's project-site cameras) After getting a day-and-a-half ride up from the pit and over to the cradle, the Highway 99 tunneling machine's 2,000-ton cutterhead is now in place for repairs. The big red crane isn't done with its work, though, according to the newest update on the project website: … Crews will continue disassembling [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 2:32 pm
West Seattle wildlife: Sisters rescue injured owl
West Seattle Blog - 2:32 PM: The photo and story are from Pete: My daughters, Sadie and Madeline, found an injured owl under a bush. (They thought it was fake because it didn't move.) We called animal control and they sent an officer to pick it up and take it to the hospital. You can see from the picture [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 1:33 pm
West Seattle egg hunts and more, just four days away
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo from Hiawatha Community Center egg hunt, 2013) Too soon to say how the weather will turn out for Saturday, but West Seattle kids can hunt for eggs indoors as well as outdoors, so you're covered. With four days to go, we wanted to remind you that the egg-hunt list is on the WSB [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 11:39 am
Puget Sound's orcas welcome fourth calf in three months
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by naturalist/researcher Jeanne Hyde, Maya's Legacy Whale Watching) Word started getting around last night that Puget Sound's orcas, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, have another new baby – and researchers have confirmed that this is the fourth calf spotted in three months. Three of them, including this one, were born to J Pod. The [...] Read more...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 10:49 am
West Seattle Tuesday: Talk about tax votes for transportation & schools; The Sonics at Easy Street; two deadlines...
West Seattle Blog - (Olympic Mountains, photographed last weekend by James Bratsanos) Five highlights for today/tonight: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE $900 MILLION TRANSPORTATION LEVY? Tonight's the West Seattle meeting about the first draft of what's headed for the ballot this November – 6-8 pm at WSHS. Here's our report from the day the levy was [...] Read more...



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