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Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 8:40 pm
FOLLOWUP: #2 in the nation! Local players & their Seattle United team finish run at the championship
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Nikki for one more update on the Seattle United B98 Copa team's run at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, a regional U16 team featuring three players from West Seattle – (left to right in photos above) Akili Kasim (goalkeeper from WSHS) and Abel Kidane & Miguel Macias Garibay (field players from Chief [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 6:43 pm
Memorial planned next week for Robert 'Bob' Kacel, 1948-2015
West Seattle Blog - A memorial is planned Tuesday, August 4th, for Bob Kacel, who died earlier this month at 66. Here's the remembrance his family is sharing: Robert (Bob) Ernest Kacel, 66, passed away at home on July 10, 2015 after a long illness. Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 18, 1948. He graduated in 1966 [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 4:16 pm
FOLLOWUP: New information on SWAT raid in South Delridge
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo from Thursday) As first reported here on Thursday, SWAT officers served a drug warrant at 9200 16th SW, which had a business license through last December as an auto-repair business. 'Drug warrant' is all police would tell us about the raid – until now: Police began investigating a West Seattle auto body shop [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 2:58 pm
Proposed indoor-tennis center among West Seattle projects receiving Department of Neighborhoods grants
West Seattle Blog - (Rendering by Ryan Applegate) The Department of Neighborhoods has just officially announced its latest list of 'Small and Simple' grants, and one will give a boost to a group working toward building an indoor-tennis center on the former Denny International Middle School site west of Southwest Pool. First, the list of West Seattle projects receiving [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:50 pm
ROAD-WORK ALERT: Klickitat Way SW work Tuesday-Thursday
West Seattle Blog - Just in from SDOT: Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will close the left southbound lane on Klickitat Way Southwest between Spokane Street and 11th Avenue Southwest for landscape maintenance. The left lane will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day from Tuesday, July 28 until Thursday, July 30. Some delays [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:14 pm
This summer's Duwamish River kayak-tour series starts this week
West Seattle Blog - (WSB file photo) Get out on the water and experience Seattle's 'river for all' firsthand – this summer's series of Duwamish River community kayak tours is about to start. First one is at 6 pm this Wednesday night (July 29th), focusing on the river's birds, fish, and other wildlife. Here's how to RSVP – when [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 10:39 am
LAST DAY! Voter-registration deadline for historic council primary
West Seattle Blog - One week from tomorrow, it's the last day to vote in the first-ever primary for the newly reconfigured Seattle City Council – seven people elected by district, two at-large (right now all nine are elected at-large). If you're not registered to vote in this state, TODAY is your last chance to sign up in time [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 9:31 am
Calendar highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Monday
West Seattle Blog - (Young male Anna's Hummingbird, photographed over the weekend by Mark Wangerin) Happy Monday! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: ROUSTABOUT CIRCUS: 10:30-11:30 am performance at West Seattle (Admiral) Library 'featuring juggling, clowning, acrobatics, music and magic. Audience participation encouraged! Ages 5 and up.' Free, as is always the case for library programs. (2306 [...] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 8:07 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates; ferry trouble...
West Seattle Blog - (Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) 8:07 AM: Late start this morning … but our early watch tells us it's been quiet, and that goes regionally too: Hardly any blocking situations has made this a pretty good start to the week. Let's stay focused and alert out there! — WSDOT Traffic [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 10:46 pm
Blue Angels arrive, Parade of Ships off West Seattle on Wednesday: It's Seafair's big week
West Seattle Blog - Even if you missed our alerts earlier in the weekend (here and here), you might have heard, if not seen, the Blue Angels‘ flybys tonight: That photo is by from John Catalano – the clouds really were that amazing from Jack Block Park, where we watched the U.S. Navy's demonstration team do its flyby earlier [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 9:13 pm
'Raising Arizona' next at West Seattle Outdoor Movies, after fun, slightly shower-splashed 'Singles'
West Seattle Blog - Next Saturday (August 1st) at West Seattle Outdoor Movies, it's the Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter 1987 comedy 'Raising Arizona': But before we spend too much time looking ahead – here's the story of this weekend's movie night, the slightly shower-splashed showing of the 1992 Seattle-set, grunge-rock-laden romantic comedy 'Singles.' First, there was the surprise [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 5:56 pm
LETTER: Think before you honk - someone might need help
West Seattle Blog - The WSB Forums are the usual place for standalone first-person rants/raves/opinions not linked to WSB news stories. But Jeannette‘s e-mail troubled us enough on multiple levels that we decided to share it here on the front page: I was in an accident on Friday July 24th around 9 a.m at the intersection of Admiral and [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 5:24 pm
West Seattle weather: Yes, that was thunder. 'Short-term forecast' alert
West Seattle Blog - 5:24 PM: If you hadn't noticed it's been raining for the better part of an hour – the thunder might have startled you. The National Weather Service does have our area under a 'short-term forecast' alert, including thunderstorms and possibly even 'small hail.' (On the literally bright side, the forecast says sun returns Tuesday and [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 2:23 pm
HAPPENING NOW: Beauty @ the beach, for Alki Art Fair 2015
West Seattle Blog - Colorful creativity lines the Alki Beach boardwalk until 6 pm today on this second and final day of this year's Alki Art Fair. Above, Salish Sea Designs‘ offerings include bells/chimes made from fire extinguishers recycled from the USS Kitty Hawk. The vendors include West Seattle locals you'll recognize, like Fred Madrid: Among Madrid Frame‘s specialties: [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 1:12 pm
Blue Angels' Seattle arrival update: Earlier time; multiple flybys
West Seattle Blog - (Blue Angels' delta formation; 2008 photo by David Hutchinson) 1:12 PM: Update from Seafair and the U.S. Navy: The Blue Angels are expected this evening an hour earlier than announced, and will make multiple downtown flybys, which should be visible from anyplace in West Seattle that you can see the downtown skyline. Just announced: The [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 1:07 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports: Vandalism; thieves caught on camera; more
West Seattle Blog - Six recent reader reports in this round of West Seattle Crime Watch. First, if you heard any of Friday night's loud 'booms,' here's the result of one: MAILBOX BLOWN UP: When we got a text asking about an explosion heard in Seaview Friday night, we had just heard the same thing at HQ east of [...] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 9:31 am
West Seattle Sunday: Alki Art Fair; WS Farmers' Market; more...
West Seattle Blog - (Red-breasted Nuthatch, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group) Good morning! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: FINAL DAY FOR EATS MARKET CAFE: As we first reported earlier this month, the long-running restaurant at Westwood Village is closing. Proprietor Toby Matasar reminds WSB that today is the final day, open until [...] Read more...
Saturday, July 25, 2015 -- 11:06 pm
ALERT: 'Noisy overnight work' next week at Fauntleroy ferry dock
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to the Fauntleroy ferry dock neighbor who shared a notice that's just been circulated in the area: 'Noisy overnight work' is planned four nights next week, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 pm to 5:30 am, to fix pavement problems on the dock. (If you live nearby, you are probably aware of some work this past [...] Read more...
Saturday, July 25, 2015 -- 7:51 pm
FOLLOWUP: Seattle United team with 3 WS players goes for the championship tomorrow!
West Seattle Blog - Update from Nikki: The Seattle United B98 Copa team with three players from West Seattle – Akili Kasim (goalkeeper from West Seattle High School) and Abel Kidane & Miguel Macias Garibay (field players from Chief Sealth International High School) – won today and made it into tomorrow's U.S. Youth Soccer Championships final in Tulsa! The [...] Read more...
Saturday, July 25, 2015 -- 5:45 pm
PHOTOS: Celebrating Westcrest Park's expansion
West Seattle Blog - More than six years ago, work began to 'bury' West Seattle Reservoir in Highland Park, creating land for a Westcrest Park expansion. And now, the park work is finally done. A ribboncutting ceremony this morning kicked off the official celebration, two weeks after the fences came down to open the expansion to the public. See [...] Read more...



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