4 for Saturday: Crane removal; Riverside walking tour; school-supplies giveaway; ‘Goonies’ at West Seattle Outdoor Movies

August 15, 2014 at 10:03 pm | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Busy Saturday – you can get a sneak peek on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, and there are three things we wanted to mention quickly in advance:

CRANE-REMOVAL REMINDER: The tower crane for 4730 California, the midblock project between Alaska and Edmunds, is scheduled to come down, as noted here earlier this month, which means parking/traffic restrictions as the removal work continues through mid-afternoon.

RIVERSIDE WALKING TOUR: Right by the bridge, off West Marginal Way SW, a little neighborhood with a big history is the subject of a 10 am walking tour presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Leaders include longtime local Frank Zuvela (above, WSB photo from January 2012 Riverside plaza dedication); details on its website.

NEED SCHOOL SUPPLIES? 2-5 pm at Delridge Skatepark (Delridge/Genesee), The Way Church of God is giving away school supplies during a special event which also promises food and fun – details in our calendar listing.

‘GOONIES’ AT WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: Just in case you haven’t been counting the days since the much-requested classic “The Goonies” hits the West Seattle Outdoor Movies (co-sponsored by WSB) screen in the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), tomorrow’s the night, gates open at 6:30 pm, movie at dusk, more details in our preview.


  1. Richard Hugo in an autobiography writes about the riverside neighborhood white center and west seattle in “The Real West Marginal Way” he was a WSHS graduate around the late 30′s or so and grew up in white center. Check it out

    Comment by NW — 8:00 am August 16, 2014 #

  2. Hopefully my son and I can stay to see a whole outdoor movie this time – we always have to leave because the pot smoke starts up. Even at the Capitol Hill Outdoor Movies they announce to please move all smoking of any type, especially pot, far away because there’s kids present.

    We’re both allergic to it – yes, that does exist – and I’m tired of having a family outing shorted over and over because people insist on smoking right next to kids. This last time, they pulled it out right next to us – and gave me lip for leaving quietly but obviously annoyed.

    Come on. Be more considerate. Not everyone wants to smell it or be around it. Children aren’t getting a choice in this matter.

    We’ll see – we’ll be there tonight – but if we need to leave again due to the pot b.s., then we won’t return to this event again.

    Comment by BrassyMomma — 3:00 pm August 16, 2014 #

  3. BM, have you spoken to anyone in charge at the event about this? We have been involved as a sponsor for more than five years now, and co-publisher Patrick is usually informally helping with the tech, and I have never seen nor heard of a problem with any kind of smoking, not just pot. As a sponsor I would want to know and would want to know that it had been brought to the attention of people in charge – such as Lora from Hotwire. Please bring it to someone’s attention if you see it happening tonight. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:07 pm August 16, 2014 #

  4. I will – thanks for the advice!

    It’s in the back the most, so we’re gonna try to come closer to the front, too.

    Comment by BrassyMomma — 3:20 pm August 16, 2014 #

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