5 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wild-looking cloud formation now; maybe meteors later

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wild-looking cloud form...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wild-looking cloud formation now; maybe meteors later
    2:56 PM: Two sky notes: First, that cloud formation - Byron asked us on Twitter about a "vortex" and we had no idea what he was referring to until we saw that photo e-mailed by Jeff Kaufer. Official name for this formation, anyone?
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6 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery followup; another package taken

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery followup; a...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Robbery followup; another package taken
    Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes today - a followup and reader report: DELRIDGE ROBBERY FOLLOWUP: We weren't able to obtain the report on Monday night's street robbery yesterday but do have it now. The narrative begins with the officers stopped at Delridge/20th and flagged down by a passing driver who said he had seen a fight in a parking ...
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7 hours ago

FOLLOWUP: Dates set for hearing on HALA MHA upzoning appeal

FOLLOWUP: Dates set for hearing on HALA MHA u...

    FOLLOWUP: Dates set for hearing on HALA MHA upzoning appeal
    Two weeks after a coalition of groups from around the city filed an appeal of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability upzoning, the hearing dates are set. Deb Barker from the Morgan Community Association was one of those in attendance at a pre-hearing conference this morning with the city Hearing ...
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8 hours ago

FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route temporarily down to 2 boats

FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth rou...

    FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route temporarily down to 2 boats
    Just in from Washington State Ferries: The Issaquah has been taken out of service to repair a water pump seal leak in the #1 engine. Repairs have been scheduled between the morning and afternoon commutes to minimize impact to our customers. Two-boat service will continue on the regular schedule with the Cathlamet and the Sealth until repairs to ...
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8 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE POWER OUTAGE: 140+ customers in Delridge

WEST SEATTLE POWER OUTAGE: 140+ customers in ...

    WEST SEATTLE POWER OUTAGE: 140+ customers in Delridge
    11:42 AM: Seattle City Light is investigating a power outage that started about 15 minutes ago in Delridge - the map shows two spots, one on SW Holden just west of Delridge, with most of the 140+ affected customers in what appears to be the West Ridge Park complex at Delridge/Kenyon.
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9 hours ago

West Seattle Wednesday: Trails, ferries, concerts, Cocoa Cris Cringle, and more…

West Seattle Wednesday: Trails, ferries, conc...

    West Seattle Wednesday: Trails, ferries, concerts, Cocoa Cris Cringle, and more...
    (Common loon in winter plumage, photographed by Mark Wangerin) Lots of good cheer - and some community involvement too - in our highlights for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar: COCOA CRIS CRINGLE: 4-8 pm photo sessions at Easy Street Records, raising money and collecting food for West ...
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11 hours ago

2 more West Seattle schools added to potential project list for next BEX levy; School Board discussion tonight

2 more West Seattle schools added to potentia...

    2 more West Seattle schools added to potential project list for next BEX levy; School Board discussion tonight
    A work-session meeting of the Seattle School Board tonight will include an update on planning for the district's next every-six-years BEX (Building Excellence) levy, BEX V. Of local note: The agenda document (here are the 145 pages in PDF) has an updated list of schools under consideration for major BEX projects (see pages 27 and 28 in that ...
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13 hours ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:11 AM: Good morning. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far this morning. One transportation-news note: FERRIES' TRIANGLE TASK FORCE MEETS TODAY: The advisory committee looking at various issues with the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route meets 4:30-7 pm ...
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22 hours ago

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth International High School celebrates new National Honor Society members

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth International H...

    CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth International High School celebrates new National Honor Society members
    More than 100 Chief Sealth International High School students are new members of the National Honor Society - 3.5 GPAs or higher - and many celebrated at tonight's induction ceremony in the school Galleria. Proud family members were there to cheer: Featured speaker was teacher Luke Azinger, who said that the students experiencing this ...
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22 hours ago

ARROYOS/ARBOR HEIGHTS OUTAGE AFTERMATH: Seattle City Light plans community meeting Thursday

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth International H...

    ARROYOS/ARBOR HEIGHTS OUTAGE AFTERMATH: Seattle City Light plans community meeting Thursday
    Weekend before last, more than 100 homes in The Arroyos and South Arbor Heights lost power. The unrelated but concurrent Trader Joe's outage overshadowed it in our headlines, but it's not the first time an equipment problem took out the power for southwesternmost West Seattle, and so Seattle City Light is having a community meeting Thursday to ...
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22 hours ago

GRATITUDE: Neighbor’s message, ‘Love the lights in Highland Park’

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth International H...

    GRATITUDE: Neighbor's message, 'Love the lights in Highland Park'
    (WSB photos. Santa and Frosty are the highlight at this house) With just under two weeks until Christmas, it's time we start showcasing more lights, so we photographed a few displays on 16th SW tonight after getting this note from Meredith - the subject line,
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29 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Thieves hit Triangle business

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Thieves hit Triangl...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Thieves hit Triangle business
    Another business hit by thieves - this time, Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska in The Triangle) reports: We had 2 Thule Cargo Boxes stolen from in front of the shop last night. A Thule Force Large and a Thule Force XL.
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31 hours ago

FOLLOWUP: City Council committee OKs Schmitz Park expansion purchase, years in the making

FOLLOWUP: City Council committee OKs Schmitz ...

    FOLLOWUP: City Council committee OKs Schmitz Park expansion purchase, years in the making
    A long meeting of the City Council committee chaired by West Seattle/South Park Councilmember Lisa Herbold just concluded with a vote supporting a small but significant expansion of Schmitz Park. We published the Southwest Seattle Historical Society's announcement of this on Sunday. (They're a supporter, though not a party, to the matter.)
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32 hours ago

Showtime for new West Seattle nonprofit Mode Music and Performing Arts

Showtime for new West Seattle nonprofit Mode ...

    Showtime for new West Seattle nonprofit Mode Music and Performing Arts
    There's a new mission for the space on the north side of the North Delridge building that's home to Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) and The Skylark: Mode Music and Performing Arts is a new nonprofit arts organization that introduced itself to the community with an open house this past Sunday - co-founded by Erin Rubin and Kristina ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

33 hours ago

West Seattle Tuesday: Music, community, more!

West Seattle Tuesday: Music, community, more!...

    West Seattle Tuesday: Music, community, more!
    (Photo by Susan Romaneghi) Here are options for the rest of your Tuesday - first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide: HANUKKAH: The eight-night Festival of Lights starts at sundown. No public events that we've heard of, but see the top of our guide for a community celebration Friday.
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34 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE WHALE WATCHING: Northbound orcas

WEST SEATTLE WHALE WATCHING: Northbound orcas...

    WEST SEATTLE WHALE WATCHING: Northbound orcas
    9:25 AM: Last night people watched southbound resident orcas through sunset ... now we are getting reports they are headed this way northbound, likely in view from Fauntleroy "soon." 9:31 AM: At least one is already reported in view from Emma Schmitz Overlook.
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36 hours ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:36 AM: Good morning. Clear but cold this morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.
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41 hours ago

UPDATE: House fire in South Alki area

WHALE WATCHING: Orcas off West Seattle...

    UPDATE: House fire in South Alki area
    2:50 AM: Firefighters are at a house in the 3700 block of 59th SW [ map], fighting what SFD calls a "small attic fire." 3 AM: The fire has been declared "under control." No injuries reported so far. 3:05 AM: And now the fire is pronounced "tapped."
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45 hours ago

46 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Street robbery followup; stolen Accord found; recognize this package thief’s car

Police search in South Delridge...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Street robbery followup; stolen Accord found; recognize this package thief's car
    Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes tonight: STREET ROBBERY FOLLOWUP: Though the victim apparently still has not reported it directly, witnesses' account of a street robbery in The Junction on Saturday afternoon resulted in a police report that we requested and obtained today. (Above is one witness's photo of the three suspects running ...
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46 hours ago

SCHOOL BOARD: West Seattleite Leslie Harris is now president

Police search in South Delridge...

    SCHOOL BOARD: West Seattleite Leslie Harris is now president
    While we're talking local elected leadership - we should also note that the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors rep for West Seattle/South Park, Leslie Harris, has just been elected board president. She is beginning her third year on the board. Her next community-conversation meeting, by the way, is 3-5 pm Saturday, December 23rd, at ...
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46 hours ago

CITY COUNCIL: See who will be in charge of which committee next year

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Street robbery foll...

    CITY COUNCIL: See who will be in charge of which committee next year
    The City Council made its decisions today about who's on which committee - in other words, who's focused on which types of city business. West Seattle/South Park Councilmember Lisa Herbold will continue chairing the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts Committee. Herbold also will be vice chair of the Governance, Equity, and ...
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46 hours ago

Police search in South Delridge

Police search in South Delridge...

    Police search in South Delridge
    9:25 PM: Thanks for the tips/questions about a police response in South Delridge. Police are investigating a report of an armed street robbery. We don't know yet exactly where it happened - possibly near 9000 Delridge Way SW - but they're seeking two suspects, described so far only as two Hispanic men 18-20 years old.
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2 days ago

WHALE WATCHING: Orcas headed toward West Seattle

WHALE WATCHING: Orcas headed toward West Seat...

    WHALE WATCHING: Orcas headed toward West Seattle
    Texters tipped us to Southern Resident Killer Whales heading this way, southbound - Orca Network's last report was that some of them were seen as close as West Point on the north side of the entrance to Elliott Bay, so we're awaiting word of whether they're visible from this area, and headed downhill with binoculars just in case.
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2 days ago

HOLIDAY GIVING: Nucor employees and their company deliver big gifts to West Seattle Food Bank

HOLIDAY GIVING: Nucor employees and their com...

    HOLIDAY GIVING: Nucor employees and their company deliver big gifts to West Seattle Food Bank
    (WSB photo: WSFB operations director Lester Yuh, in black jacket, with donation-delivery delegation) The West Seattle Food Bank welcomed a giant holiday haul today - the annual visit by a delegation from the Nucor West Seattle steel mill to deliver food and money, courtesy of the company and its employees.
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2 days ago

Memorial on Saturday for Evelyn Coy, 1927-2017

Memorial on Saturday for Evelyn Coy, 1927-201...

    Memorial on Saturday for Evelyn Coy, 1927-2017
    Family and friends will gather Saturday to remember Evelyn Coy, and are sharing this remembrance with the community: Evelyn Louise Coy, beloved daughter of Oscar and Ester Nilson, was called home to her Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the age of 90, after a short illness.
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2 days ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Burn ban ending

FOLLOWUP: West Seattle Road Runners @ nationa...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Burn ban ending
    The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says the burn ban in King County (and Snohomish too, if you're keeping track) will end as of 2 pm this afternoon - the air quality is improving and the wind is expected to pick up tonight, to keep pollution in check.
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2 days ago

FOLLOWUP: West Seattle Road Runners @ national championships

FOLLOWUP: West Seattle Road Runners @ nationa...

    FOLLOWUP: West Seattle Road Runners @ national championships
    As promised - we have a followup today from the coaches of the youth cross-country team West Seattle Road Runners, who sent word Friday that four of their runners would competein the national championships Saturday. From James Powell, who was in Tallahassee with the runners: West Seattle Road Runners, a USATF-sanctioned club that has develo...
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2 days ago

Now, for the rest of your West Seattle Monday

Now, for the rest of your West Seattle Monday...

    Now, for the rest of your West Seattle Monday
    Thanks to West Seattle pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen for the view of our peninsula, minus the recurring fog! It's been a busy news morning already but we do still want to share the highlights for the rest of your Monday, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide: WEST SEATTLE CYCLERY CLOSING SALE CONTINUES: As ...
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2 days ago

About the crane at the Fauntleroy ferry dock

About the crane at the Fauntleroy ferry dock...

    About the crane at the Fauntleroy ferry dock
    Thanks to the reader who sent that photo and asked what the crane is doing at Washington State Ferries ' Fauntleroy dock. We asked WSF, and spokesperson Ian Sterling replied that it's there for "routine annual maintenance work that we're doing at a bunch of terminals and it just happens to be Fauntleroy's turn."
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2 days ago

Water break in Arbor Heights

Water break in Arbor Heights...

    Water break in Arbor Heights
    Thanks for the tip: We just checked with Seattle Public Utilities about a reported water break in Arbor Heights. SPU says a 4-inch main broke and water was welling up in the 11400 block of 35th SW.
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2 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS! President’s Volunteer Service Awards for 4 young West Seattleites

CONGRATULATIONS! President’s Volunteer ...

    CONGRATULATIONS! President's Volunteer Service Awards for 4 young West Seattleites
    The photo and report are from Sheryl Guyon: Husky Deli has been a pillar of the community for generations. So, it's not surprising that they attract quality employees. What is a coincidence is that four of the young men serving ice cream have all been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for exceptional service to their ...
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2 days ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Foggy Monday watch

UPDATE: House fire in Highland Park; no injur...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Foggy Monday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 7:06 AM: Good morning. Foggy and freezing out there, so beware of slick roads. No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle. Two notes: COLUMBIA PROJECT: As explained here, if you use Columbia Street downtown, note that work is scheduled to start today ...
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2 days 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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2 days 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.
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2 days 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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2 days 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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2 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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.
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3 days 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

3 days 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.
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3 days 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.
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3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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 ...
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3 days 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

3 days 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

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