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West Seattle Crime Watch: Parking-lot auto theft; mirror vandalism

11:14 PM: Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STOLEN CAR: That’s Will‘s 1995 green Nissan 200SX SE, stolen between 4 pm and 6 pm Sunday from the Westwood Village Staples parking lot. License plate AHM5994. Call 911 if you see it.

(8:13 AM UPDATE: A WSB reader reports spotting this car and reporting it to police, who have shown up at the scene. Awaiting word of a reunion. 11:05 AM UPDATE: Unfortunately, no reunion yet. Car was taken again from the site on Puget Ridge where it turned up. If you see it, call 911!)

(back to Sunday night report) MIRROR VANDALISM: Mark wonders if others found their car mirrors damaged over the weekend: “We found our car had the driver’s-side mirror smashed off … and I also see another car across the street had identical damage.” They’re on 45th SW in The Junction and have filed a police report.

West Seattle schools: What’s planned for EC Hughes as likely future home of Roxhill


By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Tomorrow night (Monday, October 10th), the Roxhill Elementary PTSA plans to talk with West Seattle’s school-board rep Leslie Harris about the state of the plan to move Roxhill to EC Hughes Elementary, one mile north.

It’s been one year since the district confirmed to WSB that the move was under consideration.

Since then, the district has proceeded with renovation plans for the 90-year-old, city-landmark EC Hughes, closed by the district in 1989, then used as a backup until independent Westside School (WSB sponsor) leased it for five years.

But there’s been little public discussion about the moving plan, and it hasn’t been finalized by the School Board, though various documents say it’s set to take effect in fall 2018.

So we asked the district for a chance to take a closer look at what’s in the works for EC Hughes, and were granted a tour with a district manager and an architect from the team working on the renovations.

First, the timeline for the renovation work:

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Memorial service Wednesday for Guy Gallipeau, 1929-2016

October 9, 2016 5:21 pm
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 |   Obituaries | West Seattle news

Family and friends will gather Wednesday to remember Guy Gallipeau. Here’s the remembrance being shared with the community:

Guy H. Gallipeau
February 27, 1929 – September 16, 2016

Survived by longtime companion and fiancée Mabel Aide, as well as a brother, Joseph, his wife, and 2 nieces. World War II Veteran and auto mechanic.

Some passions were GOD, baseball, dancing, lighthouses, and local politics. He loved well and was well loved. He is greatly missed.

Service at Holy Rosary on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10 am. Reception follows service. Internment, noon @ Forest Lawn.

(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries by request, free of charge. Please e-mail the text, and a photo if available, to

Chili! Candy! Costumes! Countdown to West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2016

(WSB photo from last year’s Harvest Festival)

Now just three more weeks of waiting until this year’s West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival … four hours of big fall fun on Sunday, October 30th, 10 am-2 pm. The newest update: The lineup is set for the Chili Cookoff, nine local businesses donating chili to compete for the title, via your votes – you buy a flight of chili tastes starting at 11 am, you vote, the West Seattle Food Bank gets the proceeds to help fight hunger. Here’s who’s in:

Easy Street Café
Elliott Bay Brewing Co.
Husky Deli
The Westy
Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery
Grilling Greek Catering Company
Brookdale Senior Living

Here’s the festival schedule:

10 am: Activity booths open
10 am: Farmers Market opens
11 am: Chili Cookoff begins
11:30 am: Costume parade (start gathering at Junction Plaza Park, 42nd/Alaska, 11:15 am)
Noon: Trick-or-treating starts

It all happens in the street, in the heart of The Junction. WSB is media sponsor again this year, and we’ll be reporting “live” on-site … see you there!

HAPPENING NOW: Happy 3rd anniversary, Second Gear Sports!


The Morgan Junction business district continues to blossom, and Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) is celebrating its third anniversary as a big part of it. That’s proprietor Mark Bremen in our top photo; his shop is in the second and final day of its anniversary celebration “Garage Sale.” SGS is a sports-consignment store and more – as you can see above, it’s also a place to get Seahawks fan gear (a fun thing to shop for, on this bye-week Sunday). And as mentioned in our calendar listing, if you bring an item for the West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program, you’ll get a 10% discount beyond what they’re already offering during the anniversary sale:


Second Gear Sports is open until 5 pm today – treats for shoppers, too! – at 6529 California SW.

ON PIGEON POINT? Invitation for Monday night

October 9, 2016 10:39 am
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Just in case anyone on Pigeon Point hasn’t already heard … your neighborhood council meets tomorrow (Monday) night – 7 pm in the library at Pathfinder K-8 – and is hoping you’ll be there. Pete Spalding shared the agenda overview, featuring guests you’ll probably have questions for:

We will begin with the principal of Pathfinder giving us a beginning of the school year update and an opportunity for neighbors to ask questions.

Then we will be joined by Jim Curtin from SDOT. Jim will give us an update on local transportation projects that will impact us in the next few months. Neighbors will have a chance to ask Jim questions about neighborhood transportation issues.

And then we will have Pierre Davis and Jennifer Burbridge with SPD join us to give us an update on our neighborhood policing plan.

Pathfinder is at 1901 SW Genesee.

9 possibilities for your West Seattle Sunday

(Thanks to Darlene for the photo of art someone created on the beach at Lincoln Park)

First, a reminder – THE VIADUCT IS OPEN – as reported here Saturday evening, the inspection ended early and today’s closure plan was canceled. Many reasons to stay in West Seattle anyway – here are some, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

STITCHIN’ & SIPPIN’: 9 am-6 pm, quilt show and wine tasting at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction, presented by Grand Court of Washington Order of the Amaranth. $15 admission with tastings, $5 without. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Sunday, year-round, in the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

SECOND GEAR SPORTS’ THIRD ANNIVERSARY: 11 am-5 pm, deals and treats as the anniversary “Garage Sale” continues at Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank Backpack Program for an extra 10% discount. Details in our calendar listing. (6529 California SW)

LAURA BERMES: Original music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm, by Laura Bermes, who will be joined by Danielle Eidenberg-Nopp. (5612 California SW)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: Free classical concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 3 pm, featuring 20th-century songs; program details are in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)

WATCHING THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: So far we have three venues watching tonight’s 6 pm presidential debate – Parliament Tavern (4210 SW Admiral Way) and Admiral Bird (California/Admiral) in The Admiral District, and Sound & Fog (4735 40th SW) in The Junction. (Any others? Please add a comment below or e-mail and we’ll add – thank you!)

BOOKTOBERFEST: At The Skylark, 7 pm, karaoke with librarians! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

DEL REY: Tonight at Kenyon Hall, guitar/ukulele virtuoso Del Rey will be “joined by songwriter, storyteller, bottleneck virtuoso Steve James on guitar, slide guitar, and mandolin, and, in his first United States appearance, United Kingdom string master Adam Franklin on ukulele, guitar, and mandolin.” 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)

JOHN LENNON BIRTHDAY BASH: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern, local luminaries play the music of the late great John Lennon on what would have been his 76th birthday. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

FIND MORE OPTIONS on our complete calendar!

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