West Seattle Monday: Politics; sports; transportation; dance …

April 29, 2013 at 9:38 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 5 Comments

Thanks to Jim Edwards for the low-tide photo with an unusual perspective – taken from Alki Point, showing Duwamish Head in the foreground, and the Space Needle looming from the downtown waterfront. If you’re able to get out to a beach at mid-afternoon, it’s almost as low again today as it was this weekend: -2.4. The Needle is an appropriate image today since three of today’s West Seattle-relevant events are actually off-peninsula; here are five highlights, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

METRO BRIEFS CITY COUNCIL ON POTENTIAL CUTS: The State Legislature has adjourned without a transportation package; no guarantee what’ll happen during its special session next month. So Metro’s warning of funding trouble leading to dozens of route cuts/reductions still stands, and two of its executives will brief the Seattle City Council at 10 this morning. You can watch live at seattlechannel.org (or cable channel 21).

BALORICO OPEN HOUSE: 3:30-8:30 pm, it’s an open house for Balorico dance instruction at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS: Huge afternoon of games right here on the peninsula – West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS softball, soccer, and softball teams are all playing at West Seattle venues – as listed here.

DESIGN REVIEW CHANGES? The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing at City Hall tonight, 5:30 pm, on new guidelines regarding how Design Review works and what’s in its jurisdiction – here’s the agenda.

SUPER SOUTH SEATTLE MAYOR’S FORUM: The first time everyone who’s running for Seattle Mayor this year will share a stage, and the 34th District Democrats are co-sponsoring it. Details in our latest preview (published Sunday); mingle at 6, forum at 6:30, South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)’s Georgetown branch. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)

5 Comments

  1. Great shot, Jim!

    Comment by SeaChanty51 — 10:27 am April 29, 2013 #

  2. Did they paint the Space Needle back to white?

    Comment by Green to white? — 10:58 am April 29, 2013 #

  3. I noticed the Needle change of color the other day. I wonder if they’re planning on repainting it every 6 months. You really couldn’t tell that the green paint job was actually trees…

    Comment by K'lo — 3:48 pm April 29, 2013 #

  4. That is such a weird perspective. If you didn’t know the actual size of things involved, you’d think the people in the foreground weren’t that far from the shoreline in the background, and the giant eagle sculpture is the size of bus. Cool shot!

    Comment by AJP — 10:50 pm April 29, 2013 #

  5. I was surprised too by the change back to white but the PI covered it last week:

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2013/04/24/photo-space-needle-once-again-white/

    Comment by cjboffoli — 11:51 pm April 30, 2013 #

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