1 hour ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3x-stolen CR-V; musical equipment stolen; talk with police at WSCPC Tuesday night

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3x-stolen CR-V; mus...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3x-stolen CR-V; musical equipment stolen; talk with police at WSCPC Tuesday night
    In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight - two reader reports, plus a reminder: CR-V STOLEN FOR THE THIRD TIME: We've shown you Joe's 2001 red Honda CR-V twice before - it was stolen, spotted by a WSB reader, then stolen again the day it was picked up from the repair shop, found again, this time in the county.
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3 hours ago

About the police response on 42nd SW

WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Giannoni’s Pi...

    About the police response on 42nd SW
    7:10 PM: Thanks for the tips about multiple police cars on 42nd SW between Junction 47 and Jefferson Square. Couldn't tell from scanner traffic what was happening so we went over in hopes of asking. All the cars were empty and the officers were somewhere out of view.
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3 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Giannoni’s Pizzeria has closed after 10+ years

WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Giannoni’s Pi...

    WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Giannoni's Pizzeria has closed after 10+ years
    Giannoni's Pizzeria in Westwood Village has closed permanently, confirms proprietor Donna Burns. Earlier this month, they had planned to close for renovation, long overdue after 10 1/2 years in business, but the plan has changed, she told WSB, and they will be reopening: Giannoni's would like to thank all of our wonderful and very loyal ...
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3 hours ago

FOLLOWUP: 16-year-old South Park shooting victim has died; vigil planned tonight

WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Giannoni’s Pi...

    FOLLOWUP: 16-year-old South Park shooting victim has died; vigil planned tonight
    (WSB photo, February 7th) The 16-year-old boy shot in South Park almost two weeks ago has died. While police have yet to publicly announce that it's now a murder investigation, community advocates are getting the word out. And a candlelight vigil to remember him is planned at 6 pm tonight near the shooting scene by the Chevron station at 8819 ...
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3 hours ago

Question for your state representatives? Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday

WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Giannoni’s Pi...

    Question for your state representatives? Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday
    Got a question or request for your 34th District representatives in the State House, Rep. Eileen Cody and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon? They're holding a "telephone town hall" tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 20th), 6-7 pm: Calls will go out to thousands of homes throughout the 34th Legislative District.
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10 hours ago

STORM SCENES: Alki aftermath; windblown waves; birds in the breeze – and snow!

STORM SCENES: Alki aftermath; windblown waves...

    STORM SCENES: Alki aftermath; windblown waves; birds in the breeze - and snow!
    The storm's gone - but not forgotten. Some scenes to share: That photo is from today at Alki Beach, by David Hutchinson, who explains: Lots of Alki Beach sand in motion yesterday. The wind blew a bunch off the surface to the south - including across Alki Ave, while the wave action removed about 2-3 feet beginning at the high-tide line.
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14 hours ago

PRESIDENTS DAY: Info for the rest of your holiday Monday

PRESIDENTS DAY: Info for the rest of your hol...

    PRESIDENTS DAY: Info for the rest of your holiday Monday
    Our regular morning transit/traffic coverage has the info about changes in getting around today - so here's what else you might need to know: LIBRARIES CLOSED: Both Seattle and King County. CITY-RUN PARKS FACILITIES: Here's the list of what's closed and what's open. POSTAL HOLIDAY: USPS facilities are closed; no delivery.
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14 hours ago

TRAFFIC ALERT: Genesee blocked west of Delridge

TRAFFIC ALERT: Genesee blocked west of Delrid...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Genesee blocked west of Delridge for investigation after pedestrian hit
    10:50 AM: Thanks for the tips and the texted photo. SW Genesee is blocked by police just west of Delridge. The 911 log shows a medical call there just after 9 am; we're on the way to find out more. 11:10 AM: Thr police here are from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad.
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18 hours ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch, with bridge crashes and Presidents Day info

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch, with bri...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch, with bridge crashes and Presidents Day info
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 6:12 AM: Thanks for the tips. Per scanner, there is trouble in both directions on the West Seattle Bridge - a motorcycle crash with one person (update: 48-year-old man) being taken to the hospital, near the Delridge exit on the westbound side, and an incident ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

26 hours ago

27 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE WIND: Sunday pm trouble updates

WEST SEATTLE WIND: Sunday pm trouble updates...

    WEST SEATTLE WIND: Sunday pm trouble updates
    (Wind-whipped whitecaps on Puget Sound, photographed by Peter Commons) 4:16 PM: Though the "wind advisory" expired hours ago, big gusts are causing big trouble right now.
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31 hours ago

UPDATE: Brush fire sparked by downed wires in west Gatewood

WEST SEATTLE WIND: Afternoon/evening trouble ...

    UPDATE: Brush fire sparked by downed wires in west Gatewood
    3:50 PM: We're checking out a Seattle Fire call logged as "brush fire" in west Gatewood - the address is the 4400 block of SW Kenyon but we've found the SFD crews at Portland/44th. More to come. 3:53 PM: This fire call involves downed wires, firefighters tell us.
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33 hours ago

POWER OUTAGES: 150+ customers in Gatewood, Upper Fauntleroy; 4,100+ in Shorewood, White Center, beyond

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Seeing some snow...

    POWER OUTAGES: 150+ customers in Gatewood, Upper Fauntleroy; 4,100+ in Shorewood, White Center, beyond
    2:59 PM: First significant power outage in West Seattle since the weather got blustery on Friday - more than 150 customers in Gatewood and Upper Fauntleroy, including WSB HQ, per the City Light outage map. More to come.
    http://westseattleblog.com

37 hours ago

West Seattle’s Girl Scout Cookies have arrived!

West Seattle’s Girl Scout Cookies have ...

    West Seattle's Girl Scout Cookies have arrived!
    The photo is from Kari, volunteer service-unit manager, announcing it's the time of year that fans of Girl Scout Cookies have been waiting for: Cookies have arrived in West Seattle. Service Unit 550 of West Seattle and Vashon were loading the cookies into the neighborhood cookie cupboard and along came Officer R.
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38 hours ago

REUNION! West Seattle High School Class of 1978 sets the date

REUNION! West Seattle High School Class of 19...

    REUNION! West Seattle High School Class of 1978 sets the date
    Continuing our mentions of upcoming high-school reunions: It's the 40th reunion this year for the West Seattle High School Class of 1978. Plenty of time to plan - the event is on Saturday, September 15th, at Rainier Golf and Country Club, 5 pm-12:30 am, with music by Pro DJs.
    http://westseattleblog.com

40 hours ago

West Seattle Sunday: From oysters to drama

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Seeing some snow...

    West Seattle Sunday: From oysters to drama
    (Song sparrow, photographed in Lincoln Park by Robin Sinner, shared via WSB Flickr group) From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: WEST SEATTLE FARMERS' MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska) ALKI OYSTER FEST: 11 am-6 pm, oysters, wine, beer, and music at West ...
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40 hours ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Seeing some snow

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Seeing some snow...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Seeing some snow
    8:26 AM: Thanks for the texts! We've heard from Highland Park, The Junction, and Jacobsen Road so far, as very light snow falls around West Seattle - seeing it here in Upper Fauntleroy too. As noted in weather updates earlier in the weekend, forecasters don't expect much accumulation.
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2 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle High School girls repeat as district champions

CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle High School gir...

    CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle High School girls repeat as district champions
    (Added: Postgame photo with trophy) FIRST REPORT, 10:05 PM: We're at Bellevue College, where the West Seattle High School girls have just repeated as SeaKing district champions, defeating Cleveland 56-51. Next stop - head coach Darnell Taylor and team head to the regional/state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School boys’ season ends with district-playoffs loss to Garfield

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Coastal Flood Advisory ...

    BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School boys' season ends with district-playoffs loss to Garfield
    (WSHS huddle in game's final minute) FIRST REPORT, 7:02 PM: An intense game just ended at Bellevue College with a season-ending loss for the West Seattle High School boys - Garfield got this district's final spot in the regional/state tournament, 60-53 over the Wildcats. Details and photos after we get back to HQ.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Coastal Flood Advisory for early Sunday morning, and maybe a bit of snow

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Coastal Flood Advisory ...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Coastal Flood Advisory for early Sunday morning, and maybe a bit of snow
    The wind alert is an hour away from expiring - but it'll still be breezy, and that's brought another weather alert: A Coastal Flood Advisory for 4 am-8 am. From the alert: Minor flooding along the beaches is possible early Sunday morning--mostly because of the action of wind waves around the time of high tide which is around daybreak on Sunday....
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2 days ago

VIDEO: Songs and stories @ Arbor Heights Elementary’s Black History Month celebration

BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School boysR...

    VIDEO: Songs and stories @ Arbor Heights Elementary's Black History Month celebration
    "We're here to remember, honor, and celebrate Black history and Black culture, which is American culture." With that mission, Arbor Heights Elementary students and staff presented songs and stories in an hour-long assembly this past Thursday afternoon. They were each other's audiences - joined by many parents, too.
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

YOUTH SPORTS: Big sign-up season for West Seattle Baseball – now seeking coaching help!

YOUTH SPORTS: Big sign-up season for West Sea...

    YOUTH SPORTS: Big sign-up season for West Seattle Baseball - now seeking coaching help!
    (Photo courtesy West Seattle Baseball) As youth-sports signup season starts, West Seattle Baseball registration has closed, and it went so well, the league is looking for coaching help. From Karen Rains: Registration closed this week for West Seattle Baseball and interest and sign-up has exceeded all expectations! We are looking for another ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

2 days ago

Better Metro bus service for Admiral/Alki? Councilmember Herbold’s request to SDOT

Better Metro bus service for Admiral/Alki? Co...

    Better Metro bus service for Admiral/Alki? Councilmember Herbold's request to SDOT
    It's been a hot discussion topic in WSB transit/transportation coverage for a long time - north West Seattle's relative lack of Metro service compared to other areas. In her newest weekly update, Councilmember Lisa Herbold announced she is asking SDOT - via the letter embedded above - to find out what it would cost to fix that.
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2 days ago

West Seattle Saturday: Something for everyone!

West Seattle Saturday: Something for everyone...

    West Seattle Saturday: Something for everyone!
    (Anna's Hummingbird, photographed during a recent sunbreak by Mark Wangerin) Eclectic list, both in venues and activities, for today/tonight - see for yourself! EARTHQUAKE EDUCATION: Not in West Seattle, but at least one well-known local is participating - it's the public day at the Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington - 2018 ...
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2 days ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Today’s updated wind alert

West Seattle Saturday: Something for everyone...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Today's updated wind alert
    The National Weather Service has made some changes to the Wind Advisory alert for today, first issued Friday morning. See the new version here. It's now in effect 9 am-6 pm, and at the heart of it, "Southerly winds will increase to 20 to 35 mph with gusts near 45 mph about midday."
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

FOLLOWUP: Arson investigation after eight SFD calls in five days at Fauntleroy Lofts

BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS boys beat Bellevu...

    FOLLOWUP: Arson investigation after eight SFD calls in five days at Fauntleroy Lofts
    When a Seattle Fire Department "full response" was sent at midmorning Friday to 5949 California SW - the 2-year-old microstudio apartment building known as Fauntleroy Lofts - it was the eighth time SFD had been called there in the past five days.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

VIDEO: Chief Sealth International High School’s Multicultural Night 2018

VIDEO: Chief Sealth International High School...

    VIDEO: Chief Sealth International High School's Multicultural Night 2018
    It's been a busy week at local schools, with special events before Mid-Winter Break, including Chief Sealth International High School's annual Multicultural Night. We stopped in last night and caught a song by the guitarists and singers you see in our video above. The entertainment schedule also included mariachi, spoken word, and Native ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS boys beat Bellevue @ district playoffs

Remembering Darrell Burleigh...

    BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS boys beat Bellevue @ district playoffs
    FIRST REPORT, 4;48 PM: We're again at Sammamish High School on the Eastside for district playoffs, and the West Seattle High School boys have just won a decisive victory against Bellevue HS, 49-38, keeping the lead all game long. Next up, another must-win game for the Wildcats - 3 pm tomorrow at Bellevue College, they'll play the winner of ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Puget Ridge raid subject charged, back in jail

SPORTS: Kennedy swimmers/divers in state fina...

    CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Puget Ridge raid subject charged, back in jail
    You might recall that photo, provided by police on Monday when they announced the Sunday arrest of a man at a house on Puget Ridge. As we noted in an update to the story, he was released from jail Monday night on personal recognizance.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

FOLLOWUP: State announces fine for Duwamish River diesel spill

Remembering Darrell Burleigh...

    FOLLOWUP: State announces fine for Duwamish River diesel spill
    (U.S. Coast Guard photo, February 2017) The state has announced a fine for a diesel spill that followed a tugboat incident in our area one year ago. Here's the Ecology Department news release: The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Island Tug and Barge $8,000 for a spill of diesel fuel into the Duwamish River on Feb.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

Remembering Darrell Burleigh

Remembering Darrell Burleigh...

    Remembering Darrell Burleigh
    From the son of longtime West Seattleite Darrell Burleigh: I just wanted you to know that my father passed away recently. He was more than just the best dad a son could hope for. He was a great man. He led by quiet example. He touched many lives and everyone liked him.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

SPORTS: Kennedy swimmers/divers in state finals

Remembering Darrell Burleigh...

    SPORTS: Kennedy swimmers/divers in state finals
    Thanks to Brent Lindblom for the update - you're invited to go cheer for swimmers and divers in the finals tomorrow! Congratulations to the Kennedy HS Swim and Dive Team advancing to the State Finals this weekend. Though Kennedy Catholic High School is technically located in Burien, West Seattle has many students attending the school.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: See the open house maps/charts with draft height, cross-streets

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: See the open house m...

    WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: See the open house maps/charts with draft height, cross-streets
    If you went to the Sound Transit light rail open house in West Seattle this past Tuesday - or the one last night in Ballard - you probably saw the maps/charts that were laid out on tables for sticky-note comments. They were a different way of presenting information about the
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3 days ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white Ford Edge

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white Ford E...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white Ford Edge
    Another stolen vehicle you might be able to help find - Adam reports his fiancée's car was stolen this morning in the Westwood area: The car is a 2010 White Ford Edge. On the back right there is an obvious spot where there used to be a Detroit 'D' magnet.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

West Seattle Friday: Theater, sports, music, more!

West Seattle Friday: Theater, sports, music, ...

    West Seattle Friday: Theater, sports, music, more!
    Half a dozen ways to spend the rest of your Friday: FRIDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE: Terry's "Greatest Movies You've Never Heard Of" series presents " The Book of Eli," 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle . Free popcorn! (4217 SW Oregon) BASKETBALL: It's another 3:30 pm West Seattle HS vs.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

UPDATE: ‘Full response’ at West Seattle apartment building at 5949 California SW

UPDATE: ‘Full response’ at West S...

    UPDATE: 'Full response' headed to West Seattle apartment building at 5949 California SW
    10:30 AM: Seattle Fire is sending a "full response" to 5949 California SW. This is an apartment building that's had multiple fire alarms in recent days, including one earlier this morning. More to come. 10:35 AM: SFD says it's reported as a kitchen fire, and that the building's sprinkler system "contained" it.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wind alert for Saturday

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wind alert for Saturday...

    WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wind alert for Saturday
    There's been a lot of talk about wintry weather this weekend, but the only official National Weather Service alert for our area so far is one that warns of wind - 7 am-7 pm Saturday, a "wind advisory" with gusts possible up to 45 mph. See the full advisory here.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

YOUTH SPORTS: West Seattle Soccer Club registering players for spring season

YOUTH SPORTS: West Seattle Soccer Club regist...

    YOUTH SPORTS: West Seattle Soccer Club registering players for spring season
    Continuing announcements for youth sports league signups: Tim McMonigle sends word that the West Seattle Soccer Club is midway through registration for its spring season: 8-game season (Sundays). First game is April 8; Last game is June 10. No games on Mother's Day or on the weekend of the Memorial Day holiday.
    http://westseattleblog.com

3 days ago

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Pre-holiday-weekend Friday watch

BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School girls ma...

    TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Pre-holiday-weekend Friday watch
    (SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the 'low bridge' closed? LOOK HERE) 6:59 AM: Good morning. So far, no incidents reported in/from West Seattle. HOLIDAY WEEKEND AHEAD: Monday is Presidents Day, and that will affect transit schedules - no Water Taxi on Monday; Metro will run the
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

CLOSURE ALERT: Hiawatha Community Center, starting Saturday

CLOSURE ALERT: Hiawatha Community Center, sta...

    CLOSURE ALERT: Hiawatha Community Center, starting Saturday
    Seattle Parks wants to be sure you know that Hiawatha Community Center has a week-plus closure ahead: Saturday (February 17th) through Sunday, February 25th, Hiawatha is scheduled to shut down so its floors can be refinished. (Note that ALL city-run community centers, and many other Parks facilities, will be closed Monday for Presidents Day - full ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

UPDATE: 2-alarm SFD response for 2-house West Seattle fire east of Fairmount Park

VIDEO: 2-alarm SFD response for 2-house West ...

    VIDEO: 2-alarm SFD response for 2-house West Seattle fire east of Fairmount Park
    10:13 PM: A "full response" from Seattle Fire is headed to the 5200 block of 36th SW for a house fire east of Fairmount Park [ map]. The first crews arriving are seeing flames. More to come. 10:17 PM: A second alarm is being called as SFD says two houses are involved.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen double stroller

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen double strol...

    WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen double stroller
    If you find an abandoned City Mini Double stroller somewhere ... it just might be the one those little West Seattleites were photographed in. Claire says it was taken from the trunk of their locked car. (We have asked a followup question about where it happened, and will add that info when we get it.)
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School girls make it to district championship game after OT win over Bellevue

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen double strol...

    BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School girls make it to district championship game after OT win over Bellevue
    (Victorious WSHS girls right after the final buzzer) We're back in Bellevue at Sammamish High School, where the West Seattle High School girls have just won a hard-fought victory over Bellevue HS in a district semifinal game, 54-46. Regulation ended with a 42-42 tie, after the Wildcats trailed for much of the game - but they dominated in the ...
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

WEST SEATTLE WHALE-WATCHING: Orcas not far away

From ‘MacArthur Park’ to Pulitzer...

    WEST SEATTLE WHALE-WATCHING: Orcas not far away
    Thanks to Kersti Muul, who pointed out via text that an Orca Network commenter reported orcas off Fay Bainbridge Park on north Bainbridge Island [map] about an hour ago - if they continued southbound, they could end up off West Seattle.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

From ‘MacArthur’s Park’ to Pulitzer Prize: Colson Whitehead visits West Seattle High School

From ‘MacArthur Park’ to Pulitzer...

    From 'MacArthur Park' to Pulitzer Prize: Colson Whitehead visits West Seattle High School
    (WSB photos) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor Before Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Colson Whitehead speaks tonight at Benaroya Hall downtown, he had a few other Seattle stops to make - starting at West Seattle High School. Language-arts classes filled the WSHS Theater this morning to hear him talk about the writing life.
    http://westseattleblog.com

4 days ago

YOU CAN HELP! Admiral Bird co-proprietor launches One Million Tampons collection drive

YOU CAN HELP! Admiral Bird co-proprietor laun...

    YOU CAN HELP! Admiral Bird co-proprietor launches One Million Tampons collection drive
    Despite what the handwritten sign on the box next to Admiral Bird co-proprietor Corina Luckenbach suggests, that's not the first boxful she's received in her days-old One Million Tampons collection drive. As of our visit to the shop this morning, she had counted 1,144 tampons donated already!
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