56 min ago

UPDATE: Power’s back on at Pathfinder K-8; what City Light says about outage (and flicker elsewhere)

UPDATE: Power’s back on at Pathfinder K...

    UPDATE: Power's back on at Pathfinder K-8; what City Light says about outage (and flicker elsewhere)
    9:21 AM: Thanks for the tips about a power outage at Pathfinder K-8 on Pigeon Point. It never did show up on the City Light map so we tried calling the school - just got through and they tell us it WAS out but just came back on.
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3 hours ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch

Families, Education, Preschool, Promise Levy ...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:06 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far. HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE THIS WEEKEND: If you've missed our early alerts, time to start including this in morning traffic - southbound Highway 99 will close between here and downtown from 9 ...
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11 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Student arrested; burglary attempt; arrest followup

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    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Student arrested; burglary attempt; arrest followup
    Three notes in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight: SCHOOL ARREST: Thanks to the Madison Middle School parent who forwarded the audio of a robocall sent to families by principal Dr. Robert Gary this evening. No accompanying e-mail so far as we've heard, so here's our transcription from the audio: At approximately 3:55 pm today, in the front of ...
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12 hours ago

FOLLOWUP: Quieter Alki soon? New standard for vehicle-noise enforcement gets City Council OK

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Student arrested; b...

    FOLLOWUP: Quieter Alki soon? New standard for vehicle-noise enforcement gets City Council OK
    (SPD's mobile precinct, seen on Alki this evening) Will a new standard for excessive vehicle noise - distance instead of decibels - eventually lead to more police enforcement and a quieter Alki (and elsewhere)? The changes proposed by West Seattle/South Park Councilmember Lisa Herbold - who explained them at length earlier this month - won ...
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12 hours ago

Families, Education, Preschool, Promise Levy headed for November ballot

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Student arrested; b...

    Families, Education, Preschool, Promise Levy headed for November ballot
    An expanded version of two expiring Seattle levies will be on your ballot this November. From the announcement of today's unanimous City Council vote: The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to approve Mayor Jenny Durkan's Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan to significantly increase the children in preschool, increase investments in ...
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12 hours ago

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on westbound West Seattle Bridge

FOLLOWUP: Quieter Alki soon? New standard for...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on westbound West Seattle Bridge
    Thanks to Bill and Katja for the tips via Twitter - there's a backup on the westbound West Seattle Bridge because of a crash. Bill says a motorcycle went down but it doesn't look like any serious injuries; to underscore that, no SFD medical callout.
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12 hours ago

COUNTDOWN: West Seattle Junction reuse, recycling, shredding event less than 2 weeks away

Families, Education, Preschool, Promise Levy ...

    COUNTDOWN: West Seattle Junction reuse, recycling, shredding event less than 2 weeks away
    If you have stuff to turn in for reuse/recycling - and/or documents to shred - here's your less-than-two-weeks-away warning for the West Seattle Junction's big event, coming up 9 am-1 pm on Saturday, June 30th. Toplines of what will and won't be accepted are here and here.
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17 hours ago

DEVELOPMENT: New proposal for 7617 35th SW

DEVELOPMENT: New proposal for 7617 35th SW...

    DEVELOPMENT: New proposal for 7617 35th SW
    The future of the auto-shop site at 7617 35th SW [map] has long been in play - we noted a real-estate listing five years ago, and it was finally sold in 2016. Now there's a new redevelopment proposal: A 4-story mixed-use building.
    http://westseattleblog.com

19 hours ago

TIME TO VOTE: 11 Your Voice, Your Choice projects in District 1

TIME TO VOTE: 11 Your Voice, Your Choice proj...

    TIME TO VOTE: 11 Your Voice, Your Choice projects in District 1
    Voting has begun for this year's Your Voice, Your Choice park and street projects. Voting is broken up by City Council districts, so you'll be choosing between 11 community-proposed projects in District 1 (West Seattle/South Park). Asterisks, as assigned by the city, denote
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19 hours ago

Wondering when West Seattle wading pools open? Here’s the plan!

Wondering when West Seattle wading pools open...

    Wondering when West Seattle wading pools open? Here's the plan!
    (WSB photo) That's the wading pool at EC Hughes Playground, which will soon be full of water and happily splashing kids. Not soon enough for the extra-warm weather we're having early this week, but soon! Here's where the pools are and when they open: Lincoln Park North Play Area (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), first day June 23rd, open daily 11 ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

21 hours ago

From the ‘dumped and likely stolen’ file: Bicycle, swim bag

From the ‘dumped and likely stolen̵...

    From the 'dumped and likely stolen' file: Bicycle, swim bag
    Two items that seem to be more candidates for the "dumped and likely stolen" rather than our "lost/found/non-pets" section: BICYCLE FOUND ON ALKI: From Mark: A 19″ Raleigh C40 hybrid road/mountain bike was recovered along Alki (Saturday). Probably stolen. Respond with bike ID number and color scheme to alkiblockwatch@gmail.com.
    http://westseattleblog.com

23 hours ago

7 notes for your West Seattle Monday

7 notes for your West Seattle Monday...

    7 notes for your West Seattle Monday
    (Pigeon Guillemot, photographed in Fauntleroy by Mark Wangerin) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: ALKI COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSURE: Just a reminder, this weeklong closure starts today. (5817 SW Stevens) DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: Summer parade season wouldn't be the same without the All-City Band, directed by Denny International Middle ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

24 hours ago

Need to catch up? Summer school in West Seattle, free, for all high-school students who need it

Need to catch up? Summer school in West Seatt...

    Need to catch up? Summer school in West Seattle, free, for all high-school students who need it
    The announcement is from Sandi Whiton, academic dean and summer school administrator at West Seattle High School, but she stresses that ALL high-school students in West Seattle - not just WSHS - are eligible: West Seattle High School has received a $92,000 grant to fund credit recovery at summer school for high school students in West Seattle for ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

25 hours ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Chrysl...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:02 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far. ROAD WORK REMINDERS: The Harbor/Spokane project continues, and detours for those biking/walking on the Alki Trail start today, as reported here ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

33 hours ago

West Seattle weekend scene: C & P Coffee party pours a cup of gratitude

West Seattle weekend scene: C & P Coffee...

    West Seattle weekend scene: C & P Coffee party pours a cup of gratitude
    Pete and Cameron Moores, proprietors of C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), presided over a party Sunday - to say "thank you." Signs like that one in the shop invited customers to celebrate the coffee house's future, secured back in March when the couple bought it from their longtime landlords, who had put it on the market in January, promoted as a "terrific development opportunity."
    http://westseattleblog.com

34 hours ago

West Seattle weekend scene: Early solstice-sunset watch with Alice Enevoldsen

TRAFFIC ALERT: Another crash at Highland Park...

    West Seattle weekend scene: Early solstice-sunset watch with Alice Enevoldsen
    (WSB photos) Though the summer solstice isn't until Thursday, Solstice Park still provided a sunset show when NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen held her quarterly gathering a few days early. As Alice explained on Saturday night, the sunset time only varies a few seconds from day to day this time of year, so the special path ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

34 hours ago

TRAFFIC ALERT: Another crash at Highland Park’s problem intersection

TRAFFIC ALERT: Another crash at Highland Park...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Another crash at Highland Park's problem intersection
    (WSB photo) No major injuries but two cars are damaged after colliding at Highland Park Way and Holden. The Highland Park Action Committee continues trying to get traffic calming for this intersection and took a mayoral assistant on a walking tour earlier this week for a firsthand look.
    http://westseattleblog.com

36 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Chrysler 300; car prowls

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Chrysl...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Chrysler 300; car prowls
    Two Crime Watch reader reports: STOLEN CAR: A reward is offered: I know it's a long shot but please keep your eyes out- My husband's car was stolen last night from our street in West Seattle (SW 40th Ave and SW Oregon). It's a black Chrysler 300 with Iowa plates 599 WWI.
    http://westseattleblog.com

36 hours ago

READER REPORT: Close call in Fauntleroy Park

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Chrysl...

    READER REPORT: Close call in Fauntleroy Park
    The photo and report are from Mara: Today my husband and I went into Fauntleroy Park and were enjoying our packed lunch along one of the trails and sat on one of the park-made platforms. There is a breeze going thru the trees and didn't seem like much wind really.
    http://westseattleblog.com

41 hours ago

West Seattle weekend scene: Westwood Village Street Fair

West Seattle weekend scene: Westwood Village ...

    West Seattle weekend scene: Westwood Village Street Fair
    From the little train to the big bouncy toys, it's been a day of fun at Westwood Village. The annual street fair moved to Sunday this year. We even saw a hint of winter: Among the vendors and organizations ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

43 hours ago

Power outage on west Charlestown Hill

UPDATE: Power outage on west Charlestown Hill...

    Power outage on west Charlestown Hill
    Thanks for the tip - City Light says more than 80 homes lost power at midmorning on west Charlestown Hill. "Equipment failure" is listed as the cause, and the restoration estimate is 4:18 pm - could be sooner, could be later.
    http://westseattleblog.com

45 hours ago

The ‘prank’ that wasn’t so funny: Best of Hands Barrelhouse asking for help after theft leaves iconic cow damaged

The ‘prank’ that wasn’t so ...

    The 'prank' that wasn't so funny: Best of Hands Barrelhouse asking for help after theft leaves iconic cow damaged
    (WSB photo, May) One month ago, we reassured you that the future Best of Hands Barrelhouse would be keeping the iconic cow atop its building at 35th and Webster, while warning that it might disappear for a while for some sprucing-up.
    http://westseattleblog.com

46 hours ago

YOUTH SPORTS: Registration time for SWAC football, cheer

YOUTH SPORTS: Registration time for SWAC foot...

    YOUTH SPORTS: Registration time for SWAC football, cheer
    As families continue planning the summer, the SWAC Cougars youth football and cheer program has opened registration. Gary shared the announcement: The Southwest Athletic Club (SWAC) is a West Seattle-based non-profit organization with the purpose of teaching youth teamwork, discipline, and self-esteem through participation in youth football and ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

Highlights for your West Seattle Sunday

Highlights for your West Seattle Sunday...

    Highlights for your West Seattle Sunday
    (Photo by Paul Nicholson. "Bessie on a Barge" is a Washington Dairy Farmers promotion making the seagoing rounds) Happy Father's Day! Here are today's highlights, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar : EARLY WORLD CUP VIEWING: Want to watch the Mexico/Germany World Cup match this morning with fellow fans?
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2 days ago

CRIME WATCH: Student robbed; white Jeep stolen; package taken

UPDATE: Early-morning police activity...

    CRIME WATCH: Student robbed; white Jeep stolen; package taken
    Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight: STUDENT ROBBED: Thanks to the parent who forwarded the letter sent tonight to Chief Sealth International High School and Denny International Middle School families, about a crime that happened Thursday and was reported Friday: We would like to let you know about an incident that occurred in the ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

UPDATE: Early-morning police activity

UPDATE: Early-morning police activity...

    UPDATE: Early-morning police activity
    12:28 AM: Two things: *If you heard "gunshots or fireworks?" noise around midnight, according to police radio communication, it was fireworks, 24th/Holden vicinity. *Thanks for all the tips about a search in northeast Arbor Heights. We know it involves both KCSO and SPD but we're not sure yet what started it, so we're heading over to see what we can find out.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

West Seattle sunset: This one was all about the clouds

West Seattle sunset: This one was all about t...

    West Seattle sunset: This one was all about the clouds
    We watched the sunset at Alice Enevoldsen's early summer-solstice gathering - that story later. First, from the inbox, beautiful images of the post-sunset clouds: That view is from James Bratsanos. Next one is from Jim Borrow. And from Kevin Callahan: Thanks to everyone who shared sunset photos!
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

WHALE-WATCHING UPDATE: Now off Alki Beach

ROXHILL/HUGHES PLAYGROUND: Moving a mountain ...

    WHALE-WATCHING UPDATE: Now off Alki Beach
    This morning's sighting post was a long time ago so we're starting a new one - multiple reports of orcas visible off Alki Beach right now. While one report has them around 58th and Alki, they're also reported to be heading north.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

ROXHILL/HUGHES PLAYGROUND: Moving a mountain … of wood chips

ROXHILL/HUGHES PLAYGROUND: Moving a mountain ...

    ROXHILL/HUGHES PLAYGROUND: Moving a mountain ... of wood chips
    Thanks to Jenny Rose Ryan from Friends of Roxhill Elementary for the photos and update from today's wood-chip work party, two weeks after volunteers built the new community-powered playground at Roxhill's future home, EC Hughes Elementary: Thanks to about 30 volunteers, we made great progress moving this giant pile of wood chips underneath ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

Celebrations of life for Mark ‘Monk’ Hubbard next Friday

WHALE-WATCHING UPDATE: Now off Alki Beach...

    Celebrations of life for Mark 'Monk' Hubbard next Friday
    Last weekend brought the shocking news of West Seattle-based skatepark legend Mark "Monk" Hubbard 's untimely death. This weekend, his family sends word of memorial plans: In celebration of Mark "Monk" Hubbard, his friends and family want everyone around the world who've been impacted by Mark's life and work to head to their local skatepark on Friday, June 22nd to skate, picnic and remember.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

CLOSURE ALERT: Southbound 99 to be closed part of next weekend

CLOSURE ALERT: Southbound 99 to be closed par...

    CLOSURE ALERT: Southbound 99 to be closed part of next weekend
    Looking ahead to next weekend, one major closure you might want to plan for if you're heading off-peninsula: Southbound Highway 99 is scheduled for a full closure from 9 pm next Friday night (June 22nd) until 6 am next Sunday (June 24th), between Battery Street and Lander Street (functionally, that means all the way to the West Seattle Bridge), as ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

HAPPENING NOW: Morgan Junction Community Festival 2018

HAPPENING NOW: Morgan Junction Community Fest...

    HAPPENING NOW: Morgan Junction Community Festival 2018
    (SEE THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE - entertainment, activities - here) Perfect almost-summer day at the Morgan Junction Community Festival, presented by the Morgan Community Association, spread across multiple spots in and around Morgan Junction Park (west side of California, just north of Fauntleroy)! The performances have begun: First performa...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our area

West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our are...

    West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our area
    Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip - take your binoculars and look toward Blake Island, where a sizable group of orcas is reported to be passing, southbound!
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3 days ago

CRIME WATCH: Why police are searching a West Seattle house

CRIME WATCH: Why police are searching a West ...

    CRIME WATCH: Why police are searching a West Seattle house
    Thanks for the tip about police searching a house near 36th SW and SW Manning. They tell us it's a warrant search, but that's all they can say while it's happening. We'll be following up.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

West Seattle Saturday: Morgan Junction Festival, low-low tide, early solstice sunset watch, music, more!

SATURDAY: Morgan Junction Community Festival ...

    West Seattle Saturday: Morgan Junction Festival, low-low tide, early solstice sunset watch, music, more!
    (First two photos by Erika Sokoloff) Another Saturday full of possibilities! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here are some of them: PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The West Seattle Lions Club's benefit breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes and more is ready for you to drop in 8-11 am at the Senior Center/Sisson Building.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

Got 2 minutes? The Delridge Triangle can use them right now

CRIME WATCH: Early-morning gunfire? Hear it o...

    Got 2 minutes? The Delridge Triangle can use them right now
    That's a view of the Delridge Triangle (18th/Barton). We've reported before on community plans to give it a brighter, safer future, and now there's a simple, fast way to show your support. From Kim Barnes: Did you know the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition is working in partnership with Highland Park Action Committee and ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

CRIME WATCH: Early-morning gunfire? Hear it on security video

CRIME WATCH: Early-morning gunfire? Hear it o...

    CRIME WATCH: Early-morning gunfire? Hear it on security video
    One more early-morning incident that woke up more than a few people early today - suspected gunfire heard in South Delridge, Westwood, and as far north as Sunrise Heights. This security video is from a camera near 17th and Cloverdale. We couldn't find a police report number showing that any evidence of gunfire had been found; if anyone reading ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

SATURDAY: Morgan Junction Community Festival – entertainment & activities schedule, plus food menus!

SATURDAY: Morgan Junction Community Festival ...

    SATURDAY: Morgan Junction Community Festival - entertainment & activities schedule, plus food menus!
    Just hours until summer's next big West Seattle event, the Morgan Junction Community Festival, 10 am-4 pm Saturday at and around Morgan Junction Park [map]. We've already published multiple previews, but here are two sets of specifics that might help you finalize when you want to be there: Music and Entertainment Schedule 10:00 Endolyne ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

CLOSURE ALERT: Alki Community Center closed next week for maintenance, accessibility work

CLOSURE ALERT: Alki Community Center closed n...

    CLOSURE ALERT: Alki Community Center closed next week for maintenance, accessibility work
    Just in from Seattle Parks: Alki Community Center will be closed Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22 for major maintenance. During this closure we will also be starting construction of accessibility improvements that will last through the end of the year. Alki Community Center is located at 5817 SW Stevens St.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

West Seattle High School football coach Marcis Fennell resigns after one year

West Seattle High School football coach Marci...

    West Seattle High School football coach Marcis Fennell resigns after one year
    West Seattle High School principal Brian Vance says the school has accepted the resignation of Marcis Fennell after his first year as head football coach. Fennell sent WSB a copy of his resignation letter; you can read it here (PDF). He cites
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

UPDATE: Suspect found dead, police say, after gunfire, search on Puget Ridge

UPDATE: Suspect found dead, police say, after...

    UPDATE: Gunfire, police search on Puget Ridge
    10:25 AM: Police are searching for a suspect in what they call a case of domestic-violence gunfire. It happened a short time ago in the 6500 block of 16th SW. They're asking that everyone avoid the area. Per scanner, the suspect was described as a white man with a shaved head and red beard, possibly in a white Jeep Cherokee.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Stolen fish recovered, as bycatch

UPDATE: Suspect found dead, police say, after...

    CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Stolen fish recovered, as bycatch
    Early this morning, police were back at the Puget Ridge home of repeat offender Gregory Thompson in the 7100 block of 18th SW. We've reported on him previously in connection with previous arrests including this case in February in which guns and drugs were recovered.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

4 for your West Seattle Friday

4 for your West Seattle Friday...

    4 for your West Seattle Friday
    (Black-Headed Grosbeak, photographed by Mark Wangerin) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, where you'll find even more options for the rest of your Friday: LOW-LOW TIDE: It doesn't often get much lower than this. -3.7 feet at 12:42 pm. Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists are out at Constellation Park (63rd/Beach Drive) and Lincoln Park ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch

FOLLOWUP: Fact-finding visit in advance of ma...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far. STADIUM ZONE: Home game again tonight, and the first fireworks show of the year, for the Mariners, vs. the Red Sox, 7:10 pm.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

Seen off West Seattle: USS John C. Stennis, northbound

Seen off West Seattle: USS John C. Stennis, n...

    Seen off West Seattle: USS John C. Stennis, northbound
    Sunset sailaway for the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) tonight. Thanks to everyone who messaged us to let us know; the photos above and below are from James Tilley. It's been about four weeks since the carrier returned from two months of exercises.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Art Walk, June 2018 edition

West Seattle Crime Watch: Fish heist...

    HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Art Walk, June 2018 edition
    6:16 PM: It's on! You are invited to get out and enjoy the June 2018 West Seattle Art Walk right now. We featured this month's map and venue list in our daily preview - one of this month's featured venues is Click!
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

West Seattle Crime Watch: Fish heist

West Seattle Crime Watch: Fish heist...

    West Seattle Crime Watch: Fish heist
    That screen grab is from security video that Seattle Fish Company in The Junction (4435 California SW) told police shows someone stealing $6,000 worth of newly delivered fish early today. The report texted to us said the fish was taken right after Ocean Beauty dropped it off around 7:30 am.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

FOLLOWUP: Fact-finding visit in advance of mayor’s now-postponed Highland Park visit

FOLLOWUP: Fact-finding visit in advance of ma...

    FOLLOWUP: Fact-finding visit in advance of mayor's now-postponed Highland Park visit
    (WSB photos. Foreground from left, HPAC vice chair Gunner Scott, mayor's rep Kyla Blair, HPIC board member Kay Kirkpatrick, pas HPAC co-chair Michele Witzki, HPAC chair Charlie Omana, Dutchboy Coffee's Jenni Watkins) Mayor Jenny Durkan's promised visit to Highland Park has been postponed - Highland Park Action Committee still meets June 27th as ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

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