6 hours ago

Proposed Schmitz Park expansion goes before City Council committee this week

Proposed Schmitz Park expansion goes before C...

    Proposed Schmitz Park expansion goes before City Council committee this week
    One of West Seattle's biggest parks will get a little bigger, if a proposal for the city to buy an adjacent parcel gets final approval. The announcement was sent tonight by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: 109-year-old Schmitz Park is on track to be expanded by a parcel at its southeast corner.
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7 hours ago

8 hours ago

West Seattle mom’s quest for closure, 3 years after baseball-player son’s death in a crash

West Seattle mom’s quest for closure, 3...

    West Seattle mom's quest for closure, 3 years after baseball-player son's death in a crash
    The holiday season is a time to give ... and a time to reach out. It is also a time to try to cope with the loss of those who are no longer with us. Three years ago, Jenny Taylor lost her 26-year-old son Jay Taylor in a car crash.
    http://westseattleblog.com

8 hours ago

Shopping, snacking, sipping to help West Seattle nonprofits @ St. Nicholas Faire 2017

TUESDAY: Admiral Neighborhood AssociationR...

    Shopping, snacking, sipping to help West Seattle nonprofits @ St. Nicholas Faire 2017
    Soft light, refreshments, low-key holiday shopping ... it's like the anti-mall right now in the basement of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle during the 9th annual St. Nicholas Faire, continuing until 7 pm. The shopping is actually bidding - for dozens of unique gift baskets, gift items, and gift cards, all donated so the money that's ...
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8 hours ago

TUESDAY: Admiral Neighborhood Association’s final 2017 meeting

West Seattle mom’s quest for closure, 3...

    TUESDAY: Admiral Neighborhood Association's final 2017 meeting
    Still a few more community meetings before holiday break - including the Admiral Neighborhood Association, 7 pm Tuesday (December 12th). Here's the agenda, as announced by president Larry Wymer: We welcome our Admiral neighbors to our last meeting of 2017 where we have a full agenda to address a variety of issues of interest to all, which ...
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8 hours ago

UPDATE: House fire in Highland Park; no injuries reported

TUESDAY: Admiral Neighborhood AssociationR...

    UPDATE: House fire in Highland Park; no injuries reported
    5:48 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a "full response" to a fire reported "on the exterior" of a house in Highland Park, in the 7500 block of 14th SW [ map]. 5:52 PM: Per scanner, the fire may have extended into the house. Everyone is reported to have gotten out OK.
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14 hours ago

CONGRATULATIONS! STEM K-8 girls win LEAF Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS! STEM K-8 girls win LEAF Chal...

    CONGRATULATIONS! STEM K-8 girls win LEAF Challenge
    The photo and report are from Louisa Boren STEM K-8 principal Ben Ostrom: STEM K-8 Girls Team takes first place in the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight STEM challenge against high-school competition! The competition involves designing, building, and flying electric planes that carry cargo. Go Girls! You can read more about the ...
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16 hours ago

Remembering Phyllis Chesterfield, 1936-2017

Remembering Phyllis Chesterfield, 1936-2017...

    Remembering Phyllis Chesterfield, 1936-2017
    Family and friends are remembering Phyllis Chesterfield, and sharing this tribute with the community: Phyllis Jean Chesterfield (Johnson) passed away peacefully at her home on November 16, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born February 20, 1936, in Seattle. She grew up in Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High School.
    http://westseattleblog.com

17 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Stage 1 burn ban ordered

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Stage 1 burn ban ordere...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Stage 1 burn ban ordered
    The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is adding King County to its burn-ban list. As of 2 pm today, a Stage 1 burn ban will be in effect. Here's what that means: *No burning is allowed in wood-burning fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves or uncertified fireplace inserts unless this is your only adequate source of heat.
    http://westseattleblog.com

17 hours ago

HAPPENING NOW: Free rides on the West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Santa Trolley

HAPPENING NOW: Free rides on the West Seattle...

    HAPPENING NOW: Free rides on the West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Santa Trolley
    Yes, there is a Santa Claus ... aboard the Santa Trolley. Today brought the debut of this new West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays feature - free rides around The Junction until 2 pm, during the Farmers' Market - next Sunday (December 17th) too!
    http://westseattleblog.com

19 hours ago

SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, headed home

SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, headed hom...

    SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, headed home
    After six months away, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives home in Bremerton today, and the grouping of Navy vessels rounding south Bainbridge Island and entering Rich Passage, as shown on MarineTraffic.com, indicates it should be visible from here.
    http://westseattleblog.com

22 hours ago

What’s up for your West Seattle Sunday

What’s up for your West Seattle Sunday...

    What's up for your West Seattle Sunday
    (Ruby-crowned kinglet, photographed by Mark Ahlness; photo shared via WSB Flickr group) Happy Sunday! Here's what's up, morning through night - from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar: SANTA PHOTOS AT CAPERS: 9 am-noon at CAPERS in The Junction. Donations benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.
    http://westseattleblog.com

31 hours ago

32 hours ago

VIDEO: Christmas Ship’s big night in West Seattle

VIDEO: Christmas Ship’s big night in We...

    VIDEO: Christmas Ship's big night in West Seattle
    5:17 PM: After a late-afternoon stop in South Park, the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship sailed into West Seattle waters by Salty's on Alki (WSB sponsor) for the first of tonight's three West Seattle stops. Emerald City Voices on board. pic.twitter.com/JdDpBsPGL1- West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) December 10, 2017 In our short ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

32 hours ago

UPDATE: House-fire response in Arbor Heights

VIDEO: Christmas Ship’s big night in We...

    UPDATE: House-fire response in Arbor Heights
    4:33 PM: Seattle Fire has a "full response" headed for a house in Arbor Heights, in the 9900 block of 37th SW. More to come. 4:49 PM: The log shows most of the SFD units have been dismissed from the call, so it's not major. We are en route in hopes of finding out.
    http://westseattleblog.com

32 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Street robbery; mail prowler

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Street robbery; mai...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Street robbery; mail prowler
    Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch: STREET ROBBERY: We have heard from several people about this incident in The Junction late today. From Kevin: At 4:35 p.m. today, I was walking past the alley behind Northwest Art and Frame, near California and Edmunds.
    http://westseattleblog.com

32 hours ago

100+ students compete in first West Seattle Elementary-hosted chess tournament

VIDEO: Christmas Ship’s big night in We...

    100+ students compete in first West Seattle Elementary-hosted chess tournament
    (Everyone helped get 50 chess boards ready for play) Story and photos by Judy Pickens Special to West Seattle Blog Since the first West Seattle tournament for elementary students, in 2013, chess has been proving its benefit in area schools. Now West Seattle Elementary has hosted its first state-qualifying tournament.
    http://westseattleblog.com

39 hours ago

West Seattle weekend scene: Bridges in the fog

West Seattle weekend scene: Bridges in the fo...

    West Seattle weekend scene: Bridges in the fog
    Yes, there's an air-stagnation advisory ... but the still, foggy air also has brought scenes of beauty, like this one photographed by Jim Edwards. (Big thanks to Jim and everyone who has been sharing memorable West Seattle images here for 10 years now.)
    http://westseattleblog.com

42 hours ago

BE A BUILDER! First-ever West Seattle Gingerbread House Contest

BE A BUILDER! First-ever West Seattle Gingerb...

    BE A BUILDER! First-ever West Seattle Gingerbread House Contest
    Got some spare time this weekend (maybe between cheering for the Sounders today and cheering for the Seahawks tomorrow)? Consider planning a gingerbread house to enter in this first-ever community contest announced by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: Come join with us in celebrating the warmth and sweetness of the season!
    http://westseattleblog.com

42 hours ago

TRAFFIC ALERT: Admiral/California flashing red again, but SDOT’s on the way

The Bass Shop: Welcoming a new West Seattle B...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Admiral/California flashing red again, but SDOT's on the way
    Thanks to everyone who's messaged about the Admiral/California signal flashing red - a recurring problem lately. We checked with 's 24-hour dispatch line ( 206-386-1218) and they told us, "We're on it" - took a while because they had to call in a crew. Meantime, remember that a flashing signal means stop all ways!
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47 hours ago

West Seattle Saturday: From cleanup to choirs to Christmas Ship, and much more!

West Seattle Saturday: From cleanup to choirs...

    West Seattle Saturday: From cleanup to choirs to Christmas Ship, and much more!
    Welcome to the weekend! We start with highlights from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide : HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 8:30 am-3 pm at DutchBoy Coffee in Highland Park: "Shop for treasures inside the Christmas bus. Local art, vintage bags & accessories, dog fashion, and more."
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS! 4 West Seattle Road Runners to compete in Junior Olympics on Saturday

CONGRATULATIONS! 4 West Seattle Road Runners ...

    CONGRATULATIONS! 4 West Seattle Road Runners to compete in Junior Olympics on Saturday
    Saturday will be a huge day for those four young West Seattleites! The photo and report are from Eric Linxweiler: West Seattle has a new running program for youth started this past fall. After running cross country with Seattle Parks and Rec for the past few years, we decided this year to make a USA Track and Field youth club called West ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

  • Construction permit

    Establish use as and construct duplex townhouse with surface parking, per plan (Establish use as and construct 2 single family residences and duplex townhouse, per plan (3APs under 6608931)

    3018 S.W. Charlestown St. Issued December 7, 2017 Comment

2 days ago

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Change at the top; Dakota Homestead update; West Seattle crime’s ups and downs; more

READER REPORT: Westwood Village mailbox out o...

    SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Change at the top; Dakota Homestead update; West Seattle crime's ups and downs; more
    By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor When then-Mayor Ed Murray announced plans last year to create a Community Involvement Commission, it accompanied word that the city would cut formal ties with neighborhood-district councils. Most of those councils have continued their work anyway. And one of the two in West Seattle - the Southwest ...
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2 days ago

FOLLOWUP: Painted ‘curb bulbs’ on Admiral Way at 59th SW, 61st SW

READER REPORT: Westwood Village mailbox out o...

    FOLLOWUP: Painted 'curb bulbs' on Admiral Way at 59th SW, 61st SW
    Earlier this week, in our latest report on SDOT's plans for, and Alki Elementary parents' hopes for, the 59th SW/Admiral Way intersection, we mentioned crews were out doing some work. Above are the results so far at that intersection; SDOT had planned painted curb bulbs with plastic posts, a painted median island with plastic posts, and new ...
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2 days ago

READER REPORT: Westwood Village mailbox out of service

READER REPORT: Westwood Village mailbox out o...

    READER REPORT: Westwood Village mailbox out of service
    In the continuing saga of West Seattle's drive-up/ride-up mailboxes ... Carey sent the photo tonight with word that the Westwood Village Post Office's outdoor mailbox is out of service. So you'll either need to walk your mail into the lobby, or use the box outside the West Seattle Junction Post Office (4412 California SW).
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

SATURDAY MORNING: Start your weekend with Endolyne Children’s Choir holiday concert

SATURDAY MORNING: Start your weekend with End...

    SATURDAY MORNING: Start your weekend with Endolyne Children's Choir holiday concert
    If you click "play" on the video above, it'll take you directly to the Endolyne Children's Choir performance during last Saturday night's West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting. Tomorrow (Saturday, December 9th), you can start your holiday-season weekend by enjoying and supporting the young singers at their annual "Winter Fantasy" concert, 11 am at St.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

The Bass Shop: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor

The Bass Shop: Welcoming a new West Seattle B...

    The Bass Shop: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor
    A unique West Seattle store, The Bass Shop in The Junction, is our newest WSB sponsor, and as we welcome The Bass Shop today, here's what they would like you to know about their business: The Bass Shop is one of only a handful of bass guitar specialty stores in the U.S.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

AT TERMINAL 5: Two Royal Canadian Navy vessels in port this weekend

AT TERMINAL 5: Two Royal Canadian Navy vessel...

    AT TERMINAL 5: Two Royal Canadian Navy vessels in port this weekend
    That's HMCS Yellowknife, one of two Royal Canadian Navy coastal-defense vessels that you'll see at West Seattle's Terminal 5 through the weekend, according to Peter McGuire of the Port of Seattle: Two Canadian minesweepers will arrive T-5 at 2 p.m. today (Friday) and remain at berth through the weekend.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

West Seattle Friday: From holiday classics to HPIC’s Art Lounge, and more!

West Seattle Friday: From holiday classics to...

    West Seattle Friday: From holiday classics to HPIC's Art Lounge, and more!
    (Tuesday photo by James Bratsanos to cheer you until the sun emerges from the fog) Yes, there's fun for your Friday. First on our highlight list, events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide: SYMPHONY CONCERT: 7:30 pm, enjoy West Seattle Community Orchestras' Symphony Orchestra concert "Nutcracker!" including that famous work and ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: New music-synched display ‘Austin Street Lights’

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: New music-sync...

    WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: New music-synched display 'Austin Street Lights'
    Just out of the WSB inbox: The video is from Mark Bader in Gatewood, who explains: I've enjoyed putting up Christmas lights for years, but this year, at the urging of my wife, I've taken the plunge and synchronized my lights to music.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:02 AM: Good morning! Some fog and slickness out there again this morning. Otherwise, no current incidents in/from West Seattle.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

LOVE ORCAS? Be at The Whale Trail’s winter gathering Tuesday

LOVE ORCAS? Be at The Whale Trail’s win...

    LOVE ORCAS? Be at The Whale Trail's winter gathering Tuesday
    (Photo by Mark Sears, permit 16163-01) We've reveled in whale-watching opportunities as the Southern Resident Killer Whales visited multiple times the past few weeks ... but concern is rising, along with the joy. What's the current reality of their situation? Next Tuesday, 6 pm at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), is your ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

WHITE CENTER: Advisory Council members sought for affordable-housing, family-resource project

YOU CAN HELP: Tango benefit for education...

    WHITE CENTER: Advisory Council members sought for affordable-housing, family-resource project
    We're publishing this announcement both here and on partner site White Center Now because of the scope of the project: The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA), celebrating its 15th year serving White Center families with family/social services, small business/entrepreneurial development, school educational support, and family ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

NEW DATES: RapidRide H Line open houses in January

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    NEW DATES: RapidRide H Line open houses in January
    Metro has just set the new dates for its RapidRide H Line open houses next month - one in White Center, one in Burien: Wednesday, January 10th from 5-8 p.m. Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien Thursday, January 11th from 5-8 p.m.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

YOU CAN HELP: Tango benefit for education

YOU CAN HELP: Tango benefit for education...

    YOU CAN HELP: Tango benefit for education
    Dance for education! A tango charity gala is in the works for programs including the Concord International Elementary PTA and the Heritage Spanish program at Kennedy CHS , " A Milonga for a Cause," with live music featuring the Chicharra Tango Orchestra, a pre-milonga lesson, dance performances, a DJ, and more.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

TUNNEL TOLLS: State Transportation Commission gets briefing next week

TUNNEL TOLLS: State Transportation Commission...

    TUNNEL TOLLS: State Transportation Commission gets briefing next week
    (WSDOT photo: Southbound tunnel portal near the stadium zone, photographed 2 weeks ago, shared to WSB Flickr group) Though the Highway 99 tunnel is a little over a year from replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the tolls aren't set yet - though the $1 vicinity was recommended almost four years ago.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

Gathering planned January 8th to remember John Jones

Gathering planned January 8th to remember Joh...

    Gathering planned January 8th to remember John Jones
    If you knew John Jones, we're told, you'd know he would only have wanted a short and sweet mention like this one: John was a graduate of West Seattle High and Central Washington University. The Ol' Man was legendary for his stories, all of which have all been independently verified by the firm Crabtree, Kavanaugh, Tervo, and Wachsmith.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

HOLIDAY MUSIC: ‘Nutcracker!’ – and more

HOLIDAY MUSIC: ‘Nutcracker!’ R...

    HOLIDAY MUSIC: 'Nutcracker!' - and more
    Before we get to the list of highlights for today/tonight - as you'll see if you look at the music section of the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, we're heading into a big weekend for holiday music. Including the next West Seattle Community Orchestras' concert!
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

Dr. Stephen Leifheit: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor

Dr. Stephen Leifheit: Welcoming a new West Se...

    Dr. Stephen Leifheit: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor
    Today we'd like to introduce you to Dr. Steven H. Leifheit, who has a medical practice in West Seattle and is a new WSB sponsor: Dr. Leifheit specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, which works to identify musculo-skeletal conditions such as common ailments like "joint pain,
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition toplines, from SPD to HALA

Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coal...

    Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition toplines, from SPD to HALA
    Quick toplines from this past Tuesday night's Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition meeting at Southwest Library: CRIME TRENDS: Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith said a major problem in the area - shoplifting at Westwood Village - is down significantly, after months of emphasis patrols. (More on that in our upcoming ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

Highlights of what’s happening for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday

Highlights of what’s happening for the ...

    Highlights of what's happening for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday
    (Swimmers going into Puget Sound from Alki Beach Park on Wednesday morning, photographed by Ron Templin) The chilly sunshine continues!
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:20 AM: Good morning. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far, but beware of slick roads/paths.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

BASKETBALL: Chief Sealth IHS girls defeat visiting Nathan Hale

BASKETBALL: Chief Sealth IHS girls defeat vis...

    BASKETBALL: Chief Sealth IHS girls defeat visiting Nathan Hale
    Second win of the season Wednesday night for the Chief Sealth International High School girls, 53-42 over visiting Nathan Hale HS. #11 Aundra Tuchscherer led the Seahawks with 19 points: #2 Jasmine Smith was also in double digits for the Seahawks, with 13 points.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

FOLLOWUP: Why fight HALA upzoning? Four West Seattleites’ rationale

FOLLOWUP: Why fight HALA upzoning? Four West ...

    FOLLOWUP: Why fight HALA upzoning? Four West Seattleites' rationale
    "I just want to thank you." Midway through our coffeehouse conversation with four local neighborhood-group reps about why they're part of a citywide challenge to the city's Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda upzoning plan, a woman walked up to the table and addressed that to them.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

COLUMBIA STREET: Work starts next week to get ready for its future as a 2-way transit pathway once tunnel opens

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Tan Honda Accord st...

    COLUMBIA STREET: Work starts next week to get ready for its future as a 2-way transit pathway once tunnel opens
    What started on Columbia Street downtown with a bus-stop relocation will continue with major work that starts next week. Since so many West Seattleites use Columbia to get to The Viaduct, we got a preview today in a conversation with Metro and SDOT reps. The project is officially called the Columbia Street 2-Way Transit Corridor.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

HOLIDAY GENEROSITY: West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair gifts grow in year 2

HOLIDAY GENEROSITY: West Seattle Alternative ...

    HOLIDAY GENEROSITY: West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair gifts grow in year 2
    Thanks to Judy Pickens for the report and photo: The concept of giving donations in lieu of more stuff for Christmas gained momentum during the second annual West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair. (Bill Zoellner, who chairs the church's homelessness task force, took donations for gift cards to help low-income families of loal elementary ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

FYI from SPD: Level 3 sex offender moves to Highland Park

HOLIDAY GENEROSITY: West Seattle Alternative ...

    FYI from SPD: Level 3 sex offender moves to Highland Park
    Just received from Southwest Precinct crime-prevention coordinator Jennifer Burbridge, one of the occasional notifications that a Level 3 sex offender has moved into the area: In an effort to keep you informed, and in our constant attempts to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know about one level 3 sex offender that has recently ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Tan Honda Accord stolen in mid-move

HOLIDAY GENEROSITY: West Seattle Alternative ...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Tan Honda Accord stolen in mid-move
    The photo and report are from Linda: Some "POS" stole my niece's car from in front of our house 12/5 late at night or 12/6 early morning - Merry Christmas.
    http://westseattleblog.com

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