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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- 2:24 pm
Mayor proposes new city department: Education & Early Learning
West Seattle Blog - Announced by Mayor Murray this afternoon: As parents ready their kids for the first week of school, Mayor Ed Murray today unveiled his plan to reorganize of the city's education and support programs into a new Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), the first of several proposals the mayor will make in his first [...] Read more...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- 1:07 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Anyone seen this stolen Rodeo?
West Seattle Blog - Unpleasant surprise for a West Seattle couple whose SUV was stolen while they were away for the holiday weekend. But maybe you can help them get it back, if you see it. From Rebecca: My boyfriend and I arrived home last night to discover his car stolen and we made a police report. According to [...] Read more...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- 10:30 am
West Seattle back-to-school: Ribboncutting this afternoon at Fairmount Park Elementary; take a closer look now
West Seattle Blog - (Renovated hallway in original FPES building. WSB photos by Tracy Record) In about four hours, on the day before classes begin for 2014-2015, Seattle Public Schools‘ new acting superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland will be in West Seattle. He'll join in a ribboncutting ceremony at newly expanded/renovated Fairmount Park Elementary School (3800 SW Findlay; map), reopening [...] Read more...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- 9:04 am
Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights CC isn't meeting tonight, but IS meeting with Highland Park AC, police on September 24th
West Seattle Blog - It's September, and the community groups that took all or part of the summer off would usually be getting back to their normal schedules. But two of them have a different plan for this month. Tonight, the first Tuesday, would usually be the regular meeting night for Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council, but here's what's on [...] Read more...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- 6:56 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Back-to-school (for some) Tuesday; reminder - new speed cams on Roxbury
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) First day after summer's last holiday weekend, and the weather is certainly fall-ish. While tomorrow is the biggest back-to-school day, some start this morning: WHO'S BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY: Some independent schools start the new year today, including Holy Rosary (noon dismissal), [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 9:18 pm
Update: 5 hurt, including SPD officer, in Highland Park crash
West Seattle Blog - ORIGINAL REPORT, 9:18 PM: Another big police/fire response – this time an 'automobile rescue' call at Highland Park Way/West Marginal Way SW. This also involved an SPD officer, per Twitter. 9:35 PM: SFD has extricated the officer. Three other people are reported hurt. 10:09 PM: We have just talked at the scene with SPD night [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 5:50 pm
Update: SPD car in collision at 35th/Barton, while headed to carjacker search near Delridge/Trenton
West Seattle Blog - (Added: WSB photo by Christopher Boffoli) ORIGINAL REPORT, 5:50 PM: Just a quick mention while we're gathering details – two incidents involving police right now in south West Seattle, don't know yet if they are at all related. There is a crash at 35th and Barton and a foot chase near the 8800 block of [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 5:13 pm
West Seattle restaurants: Mashiko celebrates 20 years!
West Seattle Blog - (Mashiko's Hajime Sato, photographed in 2009 by WSB's Christopher Boffoli) For all the times we write about restaurant openings and closures … here's one making news because it's hit a milestone. Mashiko in The Junction just noted via Facebook that today is the 20th anniversary of its opening. Mashiko reached a new level of acclaim [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 3:53 pm
Update: Rescue call at Alki, apparently a false alarm
West Seattle Blog - 3:53 PM: Big Seattle Fire response on the way to the 2800 block of Alki Avenue SW, for a report of a swimmer possibly in trouble. 3:57 PM: A swimmer has been spotted but first crews on scene says s/he does NOT appear to be in trouble, so they're canceling most of the units. SFD [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 12:57 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Nicholas Broughton sought by police, days after a plea bargain
West Seattle Blog - Remember Nicholas Broughton, who crashed a stolen car through a fence near a relative's home in The Junction back in January? Just days after he struck a plea bargain in that case and an earlier identity-theft case, it's confirmed that he is the man police were looking for last night in the 35th/Myrtle area. Washington's [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 10:30 am
West Seattle-based Free2Luv joined by Seahawks for anti-bullying billboard campaign
West Seattle Blog - (Photo courtesy Free2Luv) With both the Seahawks‘ season and the school year starting, an anti-bullying campaign is launching with a West Seattle-based nonprofit at the heart of it. On the lower right of the billboard in the photo, you'll see FREE2LUV.ORG – the online home of Free2Luv, which is leading the 'Friends Don't Let Friends [...] Read more...
Monday, September 1, 2014 -- 6:30 am
West Seattle Labor Day 2014: Here's helpful holiday info
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by ‘Hammerin' Man,' shared via the WSB Flickr group) Happy Labor Day! Just a few notes about the holiday … TRAFFIC/TRANSIT/TRANSPORTATION INFO Since many people are off work today, we're not publishing the usual daily traffic/transit roundup. You can see area traffic cams and get info (including a link to the city map with [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 10:03 pm
Benefit barbecue to help historic Kenyon Hall next weekend in hopes of making its Flush Fund more flush
West Seattle Blog - The latest roundup of events coming up at historic, almost-century-old Kenyon Hall in West Seattle includes more than just a lineup of performances: Next Saturday, September 6th, it's an an all-day, drop-in Bluegrass Barbecue Fundraising Festival, benefiting the hall's 'Flush Fund.' As explained in the announcement: We're raising money for our Flush Fund (the bathrooms [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 8:39 pm
Update: Police search in 35th/Myrtle area
West Seattle Blog - 8:39 PM: Just in case you've seen the police search near Myrtle Reservoir Park – police tell us they are looking for someone they had pulled over who turned out to have a warrant out for his arrest, and took off running. 9:04 PM: No arrest yet, but we're continuing to monitor. MONDAY AFTERNOON: Here's [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 5:43 pm
'Awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion, and a sense of humor': West Seattle Shambhala Meditation starting Tuesday
West Seattle Blog - Sometimes, the time post-Labor Day feels like a mini-New Year of sorts … a time for new beginnings, and we don't just mean the start of school. Here's something that's getting started just after Labor Day in West Seattle: Shambhala Meditation. From Susan: West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 4:38 pm
Update: Small kitchen fire at Gatewood home
West Seattle Blog - 4:38 PM: Big Seattle Fire response for a possible fire at a house on SW Ida just west of 35th SW (map). First crews to arrive aren't seeing anything. More to come. 4:54 PM: Small kitchen fire at a house on the south side of SW Ida, quickly put out. The elderly resident who was [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 3:25 pm
West Seattle weekend scenes: In The Junction last night ...
West Seattle Blog - Photos are in from two events in The Junction last night (both featured in our 'West Seattle Saturday' preview) … ON THE RUNWAY: Thanks to Unified Outreach for the photo from its youth-organized 'Urban Hollywood Meets Seattle' runway show last night at the West Seattle Christian Events Center. Here's the accompanying summary: Side note: UO [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 12:21 pm
West Seattle Car Show 2014: Two weeks from today; open to cars, trucks, motorcycles from all years!
West Seattle Blog - Two weeks from today, the newly expanded West Seattle Car Show will be happening in the heart of The Junction. You still have time to sign up if you're interested in showing off your wheels; this year it's 'open class' – cars, trucks, motorcycles of all years welcome! – an expansion from past years in [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 7:15 am
West Seattle Sunday: Last lighthouse tours; trivia, music, more
West Seattle Blog - (Photo courtesy US Coast Guard Auxiliary: Summer visitors, with Auxiliarist Mike Brough) Last day of August … and we're spotlighting your last chance for something you can only do in the summertime: FINAL DAY TO TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1-3:45 pm today, and then that's it until next summer. Here's what happens when you visit [...] Read more...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -- 3:17 am
Update: Car goes off road, on fire, along Marine View Drive
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Patrick Sand, added 4:08 am) FIRST REPORT, 3:17 AM: Big response to a fire in the 9800 block of Marine View Drive SW (map). First crews on scene say it looks like it involves a burning car. 3:29 AM UPDATE: This was originally dispatched as a house fire but so far we've [...] Read more...



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