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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 1:38 am
West Seattle school-staff sizes: District's list; school board member's Gatewood postmortem
West Seattle Blog - Two notes about public-school staff sizes and district changes. First, Seattle Public Schools says the final enrollment counts are in, so it's making staff-size changes where needed. The Seattle Schools Community Forum website has published the memo from acting Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland to principals, with these changes for West Seattle-area schools: Staff reductions – [...] Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 12:13 am
High-school soccer: West Seattle ties visiting Garfield
West Seattle Blog - Post-season play is getting closer for girls-varsity soccer. For West Seattle High School, two games remain in the regular season after they tied Garfield 2-2 at Walt Hundley Playfield Tuesday afternoon. Both West Seattle goals were by Katie DuLong; here are the game stats. Next up, the Wildcats play at Bainbridge on Thursday, 6:15 pm. Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 9:27 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Bryan Tiedeman sentenced
West Seattle Blog - Another repeat-offender sentencing to report tonight: After several delays, 43-year-old Bryan Tiedeman has been sentenced in two cases involving stolen cars and drugs. The first time we reported on him, in December of last year, he and an accomplice had been charged in connection with four stolen cars, including the one they crashed on Highland [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 7:56 pm
West Seattle whale watching: Look for orcas tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - Late in the day, orcas were back in the area, first time since last Friday's throng, heading south – thanks to @sudsymaggie for tweeting the report! – so if you're by the water tomorrow, keep watch, and please let us know (text/call 206-293-6302) if you see them. Even though weather made the viewing tougher, orca [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 3:54 pm
West Seattle (Athletic) Club: Three days to $1.1 million deadline
West Seattle Blog - By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The future of the West Seattle (Athletic) Club should be clearer, for now, by the end of the week. This Friday (October 24th), as reported here two weeks ago, is the deadline for owner Sam Adams to pay $1.1 million in back rent/other payments to landlord John Pietromonaco, [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 12:31 pm
Update: Seattle Police find missing 10-year-old, safe
West Seattle Blog - 2:53 PM UPDATE: The 10-year-old boy reported missing after not arriving at his school this morning has been found safe, and police say thanks to everyone who helped be on the lookout for him. EARLIER COVERAGE AFTER JUMP: 12:31 PM: Just in from Seattle Police via Twitter: Please call 911 if you see 10y/o Merca--He [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 11:46 am
West Seattle traffic alert: 3-car crash at 16th/Myrtle
West Seattle Blog - Nobody's hurt, according to police, but a three-car crash at 16th/Myrtle is causing some traffic trouble – as you probably know, that's on the road to/from South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) and not far from Sanislo Elementary. If you don't absolutely HAVE to head that way, you might consider waiting a while. Tow crews are [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 11:24 am
When Daylight Saving Time ends, so does some tennis-court lighting
West Seattle Blog - Just in from Seattle Parks and Rec … the annual reminder that when Daylight Saving Time ends, so does the lighting at all but a handful of outdoor tennis courts, to save energy. We 'fall back' early Sunday, November 2nd, and that's the last night for lighting at most city-run outdoor courts. In West Seattle, [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 9:54 am
6 ways to maximize your West Seattle Tuesday night
West Seattle Blog - (The surfbirds are back! Photographed at Alki by Mark Wangerin) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: SKATE FOR PEACE: As part of the city's 'Week Without Violence' programs for 12-19-year-olds, teens are invited to 'Skate for Peace' 5-7 pm today at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center; details in our calendar listing. ALICE EXPLAINS [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 6:21 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; ferry-dock alert
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Good morning! Time to keep watch for anything out of the ordinary on the roads/paths … One alert for today: FAUNTLEROY FERRY DOCK ALERT: Today's the day that the Barton Pump Station Upgrade north of the dock – close to complete! – [...] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 1:53 am
More than a game: West Seattle-Chief Sealth volleyball match spotlights fight against cancer
West Seattle Blog - The socks said it all: The fight against breast cancer was in the spotlight along with the battle on the volleyball court when West Seattle High School hosted Chief Sealth International HS on Monday night. Sealth went home with the win in a 3-0 shutout. But the battle for awareness and funding won too. Just [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 10:45 pm
Puget Sound orcas' first baby in 2 years missing, presumed dead
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Carrie Sapp) After the Southern Resident Killer Whales came through last Friday, the experts noticed someone missing in other regional sightings – baby L120, first calf born to the local orcas in two years. No one wanted to announce her death until word came from orca experts – and now it has, shared [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 9:28 pm
Help your neighborhood be prepared! Come to Tuesday's Junction Neighborhood Organization meeting to help 'hub' get going
West Seattle Blog - Tuesday night, the Junction Neighborhood Organization meets – and it's not just a chance to hear and talk about projects and issues in the area, it's also a chance to help your neighborhood be prepared! From Ellen West: Earlier this year, JUNO committed to joining with West Seattle Be Prepared and to create a Emergency [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 6:15 pm
Video: Opera for a cause! Singing for SWYFS in Fauntleroy
West Seattle Blog - Lyric soprano Vicky Oxley and mezzo-soprano Linda Rough are the Opera Belles, and their 10-song 'Parade of Operatic Hits' was the perfect note to end a sunny Sunday in Fauntleroy. With accompanist Hartwig Eichberg, they sang the music of nine composers in a house-recital benefit for Southwest Youth and Family Services, whose director Steve Daschle [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 4:05 pm
West Seattle schools: Two open houses this week; WS Education Fair next week
West Seattle Blog - Looking at options for next school year? Three more events are coming up fast: HOPE LUTHERAN MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, October 21st), families interested in the middle grades at Hope Lutheran School are invited to an open house – details in our calendar listing. (42nd/Oregon) SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 2:20 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglar Jason Wyman pleads guilty
West Seattle Blog - Three months after burglarizing three homes in one day, 33-year-old Jason Wyman has pleaded guilty. We reported on his spree back in July, when he was charged with breaking into two houses and a guest house within blocks of each other in Gatewood and Upper Fauntleroy; in two of those cases, people were home when [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 12:47 pm
Tale of two pits: Highway 99 tunnel-machine rescue update; Murray CSO tank site overview
West Seattle Blog - Whole lot of digging going on around the city these days. Two new views: TUNNEL-MACHINE RESCUE: WSDOT says digging has officially begun for the pit they'll use to pull up the Highway 99 tunnel machine's cutting head for repairs – the photo is a screengrab from one of their live construction cameras. Tons of info [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 11:34 am
Ready to shop - or sell? West Seattle Co-op Preschools' next one-day kid-stuff consignment sale set
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo, March 2014) Last spring's first-ever group consignment sale benefiting West Seattle Co-Op Preschools was wildly popular – and organizers are doing it again. News for shoppers and would-be consigners, from Erin: West Seattle Co-Op Preschool system is very excited to be hosting a kids' Consignment sale on November 8th from 9-1 pm at [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 10:03 am
West Seattle Monday: Get a flu shot; make an eclipse viewer; WSHS-Sealth volleyball; more...
West Seattle Blog - (Eyes in the sky? Sunday clouds/fog photos by James Bratsanos) Welcome to the brand-new week! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: FLU SHOT CLINIC: 2:30 pm-7 pm, flu shots are available at West Seattle High School. Students won't be turned away for lack of insurance; adults need insurance or $28 fee. Details here. (3000 [...] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 8:32 am
Amanda Kay Helmick becomes 4th candidate for West Seattle's new City Council District 1 seat
West Seattle Blog - The hottest local political race isn't on the November 4 ballot you should have received by now – and won't even be decided for another year. Four candidates are now running in City Council District 1, which includes West Seattle. This morning, Amanda Kay Helmick, chair of the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council, is announcing she's [...] Read more...



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