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Hate-Free Delridge party, report #2: So many showed up, they ran out of name tags

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By Linda Ball
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

The organizers of Hate Free Delridge ran out of name tags after 200 were handed out, and the people kept coming for the group’s first big event Saturday at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

They all came out to stand up against hate, meet new neighbors, make new friends, and share food, music, and art together.

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Hate Free Delridge is a grass-roots organization that evolved as a result of July’s hate crime targeting a Pigeon Point family with mixed-race children. Saturday’s crowd was diverse not only in ethnicities but also geographically – while HFD organizers are primarily from Puget Ridge and Pigeon Point, people showed up from other West Seattle neighborhoods too.

Erica Moore lives in The Admiral District, where she saw a flyer for the event at Alki Bike and Board, owned by Stu Hennessey, one of the founders of Hate Free Delridge. Moore, who is African-American, said she has dealt with discrimination herself, but she has learned to handle it with goodness and grace. She echoed Pavan Vangipuram’s opening words that the way to fight fire is with water.

Vangipuram, who is with OneAmerica, and is also a founder of Hate Free Delridge, opened the program with a recap of what led to HFD’s formation.

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He encouraged everyone to talk to someone they don’t know during the evening. Hennessey was the MC of the program, keeping things moving along. He had everyone stand up and meet someone they’ve never met in their life, which worked so well that the conversations around the room drowned him out.

Martha Ortiz, of Mexican heritage, said she was at the event to support the Black Lives Matter movement and all oppressed people. Her daughter Rebecca Garcia was also there with her children. “I have two kids, too,” Garcia said. “It could have been my family – they’re mixed.” Her daughter Laura Garcia, 11, was busy making balloon animals for anyone who wanted one:

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The entire family lives in the Puget Ridge neighborhood. With them was Sandra Aguilar, originally from Mexico, now residing in Yakima. Aguilar has been in the U.S. for 20 years.

“In Yakima, we’re addressing these issues, too, about privilege and hate,” she said. “I’m faced with the fact of more separation of cultures in Yakima, but there are a lot of people working to change that.” She came to support the group, and to perform with Garcia. Together, they are a musical group called Once Minutos (11 minutes), performing in Seattle, Wenatchee and Yakima.

Reba Schneider, who lives near Westwood Village, grew up in the Leschi area, which she described as having been in transition at the time, from being a mostly Jewish community to an African-American neighborhood. She said that laid the groundwork for her interest in and value of diversity. Her great-grandparents had lived in West Seattle, so that was what drew her to this area later.

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Attendees dined on an absolutely incredible free dinner of homemade tapas, followed by dessert. Most of the food was donated, and then prepared by a small army of volunteer kitchen wizards.

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The music flowed:

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Also, children had their faces painted, and everyone had the chance to sign a large banner or write a Haiku poem based on the theme “My Stand Against Hate.”

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Among those penning poems, City Councilmember Lisa Herbold:

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Who knew that a nasty note could lead to all of this community goodness? Next up for Hate Free Delridge will be a vigil to stand up against hate, 6 pm October 15th at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza.

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Hate-Free Delridge’s ‘party with a purpose,’ report #1

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The first community gathering for Hate-Free Delridge is at the midpoint, with about 100 people enjoying (free!) dinner and music, and an open mic coming up at 7. Reporter Linda Ball, who has chronicled the formation of HFD, is there and will tell the full story in a separate report later – we just wanted to remind you there’s still time to join in! All ages welcome; it’s on until 8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW).

SATURDAY: Hate-Free Delridge hopes to see you at Youngstown

Two months after a racist, threatening note left for a Pigeon Point family shocked our area … seven weeks after some of that family’s neighbors joined forces to decide how to make a statement against hate … the resulting group‘s first community event is hours away, and this is a reminder that you are invited! We’ve been reporting on the plan for the first Hate-Free Delridge community gathering, and tomorrow – Saturday, September 24th – is the day. Doors open at 4 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), free dinner served at 5, music and activities promised for all ages until 8 pm, with the chance for you to “share your ideas for standing against hate.” HFD also has already announced its next event, an October 15th vigil.

UPDATE: Police searching Delridge/High Point for warrant suspect

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12:23 PM: Thanks for the tips – if you’re seeing police in North Delridge (we’ve heard 26th SW/SW Graham and the 5900 block of Delridge Way, as well as points west), they’re looking for someone they were trying to arrest in connection with a warrant, not a current incident. Apparently the suspect fled as police were moving in. Helicopter involvement too, tipsters are telling us.

12:33 PM: Our crew has arrived in the area and has confirmed the same thing – no info on what kind of warrant (except that it’s for a felony case). The ground search includes a K-9 team.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Car-theft suspect caught

If you noticed all the police near Delridge and Juneau – they were after a suspect who ran from what turned out to be a stolen car (white Saturn, taken somewhere in King County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction):

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Police took up containment posts and found the suspect trying to hide along Longfellow Creek south of Juneau. We confirmed with a sergeant at the scene that the suspect was in custody.

Delridge Grocery Cooperative: Getting closer to opening its store?

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(Andrea Wilmot with customer during last week’s farm-stand session)

By Linda Ball
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

Andrea Wilmot works full-time as a financial analyst at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). But in her off-hours, she is motivated to bring healthy food to an area of West Seattle that she – and many others – describe as a food desert.

With no nearby supermarket, every Thursday this summer, from 4 to 7 p.m. she has been setting up a tent between the Delridge P-Patch and the Full Gospel Pentecostal Federated Church, for the farm stand operated by volunteers from the Delridge Grocery Co-op, which just might be on track to finally open as a real grocery store on the ground level of Cottage Grove Commons, the DESC-owned supportive-housing complex that opened almost three years ago in the 5400 block of Delridge Way SW.

Wilmot is president of the Delridge Grocery Co-op and manager of its farm stand.

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YOU ARE NEEDED TONIGHT! Here’s who needs you, where, and when

The morning got away without our daily calendar preview, but we do want you to know about two meetings tonight involving groups that need more helping hands:

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Live and/or work and/or study and/or play in North Delridge? 6:30 pm, be at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for tonight’s NDNC meeting. Agenda highlights announced today:

*SDOT’s plan to lower the speed limit on Delridge to 30

*Discuss the Top 5 in the next round of Neighborhoods projects which the District Council should be discussing and voting on this Wednesday, September 21st, at the monthly Delridge District Council meeting. Scroll down in this link to see the details.

*Talk about possible solutions for addressing problems with the convenience stores in our neighborhood.

Upcoming elections

(Regarding the first item – here’s our most-recent coverage.) Youngstown is at 4408 Delridge Way SW.

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU: 7 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. From outgoing president Jay Murray:

This will be the last West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.Please come and bring a friend to celebrate the end of the West Seattle Hi-Yu summer festival year.

There will be a lot of decisions to be made about the continuation and re-organization of the West Seattle Hi-Yu, Inc.

Volunteers are needed to serve as officers and board members during the interim period. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the committee to re-organize as a 501 c 3 non-profit organization.

Membership applications will be available for the fiscal year of 2016-2017.

Thank you to all of the volunteer members of the board, parents and members of the Sr. Court, Jr. Court and Teen Ambassadors and all of the other individual, Service Club, and business members that have been a part of the West Seattle Hi-Yu organization to make it a success.

Admiral Church is at California SW/SW Hill.

FOLLOWUP: 30 mph Delridge Way speed limit now planned by year’s end, one year later than original plan

A resident calling himself “Disappointed Dad on Dangerous Delridge” has continued to press SDOT on the promised, but not-yet implemented, speed-limit reduction on Delridge. At one point, it was supposed to be in place by the end of last year, and SDOT had reaffirmed to us last November that it would happen. But it didn’t. We asked again early this year, and were told it was still in the works, with an addition – “fog lines” on Delridge north of Orchard. Months have elapsed; we had checked in with SDOT’s Jim Curtin recently and were told they were finalizing design details. DDoDD e-mailed again too, cc’ing us, and asking Curtin:

We are now in the ninth month of 2016 and rapidly approaching the rainy season again. Delridge remains as dangerous as ever. I understand that there is more to this project than simply putting up new speed signs, but every day that you delay increases of the chance of injury or death for those of us with small children in this corridor. In fact, as I’m sure you’re aware, a teenager was hit just last month while crossing Delridge. The first line of Mayor Murray’s statement on Vision Zero states that “Public safety is the foremost responsibility of city government.” Please prove that these aren’t just hollow words.

WSB was cc’d on Curtin’s reply to DDoDD today:

Thanks for checking-in on this effort. You will see changes on Delridge in the 4th quarter of 2016. We are currently finalizing the design which will include additional changes beyond the speed limit adjustment. These changes will include installing the aforementioned edge lines, flexible posts for the existing bike lanes in the vicinity of SW Orchard St, and enhancing the existing crosswalk at SW Juneau Street with rapid flashing beacons (the work at Juneau may not occur until early 2017 due to equipment supply issues).

The 30-mph plan originally was part of the mayor’s citywide Vision Zero announcement in February 2015.

FOLLOWUP: Hate-Free Delridge finalizes plan for September 24th ‘party with a purpose’

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(A proposed window sign/button design by Hate-Free Delridge’s Rob Becker, held by Susan Lebow)

By Linda Ball
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

What started out four weeks ago with a meeting of concerned neighbors reacting to a hate crime in Pigeon Point has developed into a cohesive grass-roots group, determined to bring people together with the message of tolerance, inclusion, and community.

The core group met again, this time at Lisa Kauffman’s Puget Ridge home. Present were Rob Becker, Dave Gamrath, Stu Hennessey, Susan Lebow, Steve Richmond, and Pavan Vangipuram, all of whom have been with the group from the start (along with Rachel Glass, who was unable to attend).

Hennessey said he has spoken with the victim, Stephanie Endres. She wasn’t able to attend the meeting but said she’s aware of what’s being done by the group, called Hate-Free Delridge, as first reported here last month. Now, details for its official introduction and mission-kickoff event later this month have been firmed up: Read More

Looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? Learn 3-D printing design @ Delridge Library

August 31, 2016 1:21 pm
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Your Seattle Public Library branches offer more than reading, viewing, and listening material (as this WSB story reminds us) – they also offer free workshops and classes. And Sandra Sinner from the Delridge Library sends word that there’s still room in a two-day class this weekend teaching 3-D printing design to beginners: 1-5 Saturday (info) and 1-5 Sunday (info). Free, but you have to pre-register, so if you’re interested, do that ASAP by calling 206-733-9125.

West Seattle, White Center power outage hits more than 3,500 homes/businesses; most restored after 45 minutes

(Map of outage area, from Seattle City Light website)

12:38 AM: Thanks for the texts: Seattle City Light‘s outage map says more than 3,500 homes/businesses have lost power, mostly in southeast West Seattle and White Center. No word yet on the cause.

12:53 AM: The map now has the “estimated restoration” time of 7 am, but we always add the reminder, that’s a guesstimate and it could be much sooner, or much later. SCL is still investigating the cause.

1:15 AM: Commenter SteveMG reports seeing SCL and emergency responders in the 8th/Roxbury vicinity.

1:18 AM: We’re getting some reports of power restored – mostly from South Delridge. No change in the outage-map total yet but sometimes it lags.

1:25 AM: Now the map’s caught up with the restoration reports – 294 customers (homes/businesses) still without power, in White Center. Here’s the updated map:

1:36 AM: Along with SteveMG, a commenter on our partner site White Center Now also mentions what seemed like an underground “explosion” at 8th/Roxbury. Here’s what SCL tweeted about the cause, without mentioning a specific location:


6:27 AM: Power has since been fully restored.

New Delridge art project seeks your selfie

August 24, 2016 9:36 am
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 |   Delridge | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

Artist Ryan Fedderson is in search of selfies.

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He’s creating a temporary mural for the building shown above, which is at Delridge Community Center/Playfield, and wants to use the faces of up to 50 people, as rendered from selfies they photograph and send to him, with priorities given to photos taken at Delridge CC, Playfield, or Skatepark. But he’s turning this around fast and accepting selfies only through Friday (October 26th). And they have to be submitted through Facebook (we asked about an e-mail address or alternate means – no). The project is about change and evolution in the neighborhood and titled “White Out Delridge” – explained in part:

…Prior to the installation, the artist will collect selfies from park goers that represent the community in the Delridge neighborhood. From these selfies the artist will create drawings that will be applied as stencils to the building prior to a temporary white washing, whiting out the stencils and the building itself. After a brief period, the artist and the public will work together to unveil the portraits by picking and peeling the stencils away. For the remainder of the installation, time and weather will corrode the piece allowing the colors and complexities of the building to re-emerge. …

Full details, including the link for your photo if you’re interested in participating, are on his website, here.

West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 break-ins while residents slept – then, a neighbor’s kindness

Another reader report of burglars breaking in while people were home – in this case, asleep. From RA at West Ridge Apartments (7900 block of Delridge Way SW):

Last night, sometime between 2-830 am, two homes were broken into. In my unit, the burglars entered through the kitchen window, over the kitchen sink and into our home, where they stole my 11 year old son’s PlayStation.

Two buildings down, our neighbors lost much more. Laptops, phones, tablets, car keys, and wallets. The burglars were brazen enough to enter my neighbor’s bedrooms, as well as their 16 year old daughter’s bedroom, while they were asleep, and take things right off the nightstand.

Police responded this morning and reports were filed for both incidents. They also obtained several fingerprints from our window. A big thank you to SPD for making this a priority among the chaos this weekend

THE GOOD NEWS: My next-door neighbor, whom I have only known for three months, stopped my house with a NEW PS4 for my son!! He stated, “I knew you were under a lot of stress today, and wanted you to have one less worry.” In all of the ugliness in this world, we are reminded of the abundance of generosity and kindness out there.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Delridge Day 2016!

August 13, 2016 11:34 am
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 |   Delridge | West Seattle festivals | West Seattle news

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(Los Mixtecos on the Delridge Day cultural stage – schedule here)

11:34 AM: We’re in the park outside Delridge Community Center in the first hour of this year’s Delridge Day festival, presented by VIEWS, happening until 11 am, with music, cultural performances, giveaways, treats, skateboarding demonstrations and contests, more. Local groups and businesses are here, as are Seattle Police, since the annual “Picnic at the Precinct” is melded into this again this year (police horses and K-9s will be presenting demonstrations).

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West Seattle’s own Ellis Brothers (below) are the first musical act – at noon, it’s Widowed Cactus; 1 pm, The Slags; 2 pm, Valerie Cavell.

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Get down to Delridge/Genesee and enjoy yourself – the festival runs until 3 pm – more updates to come.

11:50 AM: Be sure to roam around and check out all the giveaways while you’re here. Free water and ice cream (courtesy of the Seattle Police Foundation) in the SPD area on the west side of the festival zone; free backpacks with school supplies inside the community center:

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Many of the groups here have tchotchkes – we’ve brought a few leftover WSB-branded ice scrapers from festivals past; you never know when actual wintry weather might return, and it’s a cooling thought here on another summer day going into the 80s. Cool things for sale, too – in the Delridge Day info booth, right next to us, you can buy Delridge Day T-shirts, $10 kids, $20 adults. And don’t miss Davin the emcee at the Cultural Stage!

12:29 PM: So much going on. In the clip above, that’s MC Davin with SPD Officer San Miguel and Pele the K-9 in training.

(The officer informed the emcee, not like Pele the soccer player, but rather, Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire.)

In the shade under a big tree, martial-arts demonstrations with Coach Sonia Sillan and others from Elite Brazilian Jiu-jitsu of Seattle (WSB sponsor), headquartered here in Delridge, just blocks away.

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In the field in the center of the festival zone, sack racing for anybody who shows up:


On the music stage, Widowed Cactus is performing:


Chas Redmond from VIEWS, the music coordinator (for this and so many local festivals!), points out that many of the performers are local youth. Meantime, over at the skatepark, mini-contests are getting going. And on the Cultural Stage, the Arabaka Trio is performing:

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The wading pool’s open too, if you’re coming with little ones who would like to splash around (stick your toes in too).

1:03 PM: Midway through the festival … if you’re hungry, note that Yummy Box, which bills itself as “Seattle’s #1 Asian fusion food truck,” is here.

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So are a tamale vendor and a shave-ice stand. And as we mentioned, you’ll find free ice-cream treats over in the SPD zone. Meantime, on the music stage, The Slags have just started to play.


And come say hi to all the volunteers and organization/agency reps who are here – cool people we know from so many meetings and events – they do a lot for the community, and that includes the festival-coordinating VIEWS folks – consider buying a T-shirt (info above) and/or poster to support the festival.

1:26 PM: Here’s a walk-around of some of the booths here:


On the Cultural Stage right now – Van Lang Vietnamese Cultural School.


1:56 PM: The Cultural Stage also is featuring announcements from time to time, including information from some of the organizations who are here – right now, the Delridge Grocery Coop is talking about its ongoing effort to get to the point where it can open a grocery store; in the meantime, you can catch up with them every Thursday, 4-7 pm, at their farmstand next to the Delridge P-Patch. The West Seattle Democratic Women had the microphone for a while too, talking about their new focus, climate change. Emcee Davin Stedman asked them for recommendations of where to get accurate information online and they said they’ve been adding links to their website.

2:12 PM: We’re into the last hour – it’s warm but there’s lots of shade, in tents and other trees, if you haven’t been here yet. … We’re hearing that Mayor Ed Murray is expected to stop by around 2:30 pm. He visited the festival last year too.

Last act on the Cultural Stage is Dance Brazil:


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2:39 PM: The mayor is here now and Pete Spalding of VIEWS, and the Delridge Neighborhood District Council – one of the groups the mayor recently decided to cut off from city support – is asking him to rethink the decision, pointing out that this event is coordinated by people from DNDC and community councils, “the lifeblood of the neighborhood.”

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“We’ll work with you, we’ll work with you,” Murray was heard to tell Spalding.

Murray was subsequently seen at the West Seattle Food Bank booth (an organization Spalding long served as a board member), buying a fundraising raffle ticket, according to WSFB’s Judi Yazzolino, who sent the photo below:

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2:46 PM: The mayor just offered a few words onstage, where MC Davin urged him to drop the mic, as he had done with SW Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith earlier (Lt. Smith really did literally drop the mic). And now the mayor’s back over at the festival info booth, buying a Delridge Day T-shirt.

3 PM: Festival’s over! Thanks to everyone who came to Delridge Day, and a special shoutout to the nice folks who stopped by our table to say hi.

P.S. West Seattle’s next summer festival is Nature Consortium‘s Arts in Nature Festival next weekend at Camp Long.

DELRIDGE DAY ON SATURDAY! One last festival preview

August 12, 2016 7:17 pm
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Eastern West Seattle’s biggest festival of the summer is just hours away. The community volunteers of VIEWS (Visualizing Increased Engagement in West Seattle) are ready to bring you Delridge Day 2016, 11 am-3 pm at Delridge Community Center Park. Among the highlights:

*Music, performances, demonstrations on two stages (previewed here)

*Grand opening of new Fitness Zone exercise area by the playground

*Skatepark activities for skaters 12 and under, presented by Alki Bike & Board and Skate Like a Girl (as previewed here – clinics 10 am-noon, mini-contests noon-2 pm)

*Kids’ games/activities (including sack races), with prizes, presented by Trader Joe’s

*Free massages by Massage Envy

*Dozens of booths with organizations and businesses (and festival co-sponsors including WSB)

*2 food trucks and a tamale tent; shave ice from Have An Ice Day

*Neighborhood Tent – not too late to have your neighborhood council or organization featured there, VIEWS tells us

Before the festival, you can help raise money for programs at Delridge CC by running in the Run for Recreation ($25 entry) at 10 am. Big day ahead – see you there!

UPDATE: Driver hits Mac’s Pub in South Delridge Triangle

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5:27 PM: Just checked out the aftermath of a crash that briefly brought out a big response in the South Delridge Triangle at Delridge/Roxbury. A driver hit the west side of Mac’s Triangle Pub; neither she nor anyone was else was seriously hurt, and the scene of the 4:30 pm crash was clear within half an hour, with no residual traffic effects. Proprietor “Mac” McElroy showed us the dent left in the building. (Photo above is ours; next one is theirs:)

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7:02 PM: In case you’re wondering – Mac’s IS open post-crash, but says: “Still open but the damage will require some remodeling. We’re thankful nobody was injured. We’ll be ready for karaoke tonight and breakfast and football tomorrow!”

CONGRATULATIONS! Purple-belt success for Coach Sonia Sillan from Elite BJJ of Seattle

August 12, 2016 10:27 am
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(Photos courtesy Elite BJJ of Seattle)

Congratulations to Coach Sonia Sillan of Elite Brazilian Jiu-jitsu of Seattle (5050 Delridge Way SW; WSB sponsor) for her achievement in her first competition as a purple belt. At the recent IBJJF Seattle Open, she took third place in her division (at right in the top photo). From sister school Elite BJJ of Redmond, black belt Professor Jessica Dos Santos took second place in her division and first in open weight class – she’s in the next photo along with Elite BJJ founder/head Professor Miriam Cardoso:

Elite BJJ of Seattle is one of the local organizations and businesses you’ll see at tomorrow’s Delridge Day festival (11 am-3 pm at Delridge Community Center park) – look for their booth! (And look for one more big Delridge Day preview here on WSB – a festival co-sponsor – this afternoon.)

Why police are at Delridge/Orchard AM/PM

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Thanks for the tips about a big police response at the AM/PM store at Delridge/Orchard. We just went over to find out what was happening. We’re told two people got into a fight right outside the store; one was hurt and had to be taken to the hospital. No robbery involved, just a fight/assault, police say. The store is closed temporarily while officers talk with witnesses inside and outside of the store, but the gas station remains open.

West Seattle development: Mixed-use project for ex-auto shop site at 8854 Delridge Way SW

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City files show an early-stage redevelopment proposal for 8854 Delridge Way SW, the South Delridge auto shop that’s been closed since an electrical fire in May of last year. A 4-story mixed-use building is proposed, with 30 apartments. The 8,200-foot corner lot is zoned C1-40. Notations on the city Department of Construction and Inspections website suggest this project will have to go through the Design Review process.

This area too is becoming a redevelopment hotspot; it’s less than three blocks northwest of the 32-unit building at 9021 17th SW that passed Design Review last month, and about the same distance northeast of the ~80-unit 2222 SW Barton project that has its first review on September 15th.

UPDATE: Driver hits teen at Delridge/Genesee

FIRST REPORT, 5:22 PM: Fire and police are at a crash reported at Delridge/Genesee. Avoid the area for a while if you can; we are on the way to check.

5:36 PM: Delridge is blocked between Oregon and Genesee. Buses are being rerouted – 50, 120, 125.

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5:42 PM: Police tell us at the scene that a pedestrian has been taken to the hospital. And they say four vehicles are involved.

5:54 PM: Update: One driver hit the pedestrian; the other 3 vehicles belong to witnesses. The victim is a 15-year-old boy; his injuries are not life-threatening. Possible broken arm. Delridge should reopen soon.

5:59 PM: Delridge is now open again.

Delridge Day 2016, one week from today!

West Seattle’s next festival is one week away: Delridge Day 2016 (presented by VIEWS, with co-sponsors including WSB), 11 am-3 pm Saturday, August 13th, in the park by Delridge Community Center. First, this is a two-stage festival, and the lineup for the stage toward the west side of the festival ground has been shared. The SPD events are part of the “Picnic at the Precinct” component that has been blended with Delridge Day the last few years; other performers on this stage are part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association Cultural Events Series that’s also been blended into this year’s festival:

11:10 – 11:40: Los Mixtecos
11:40 – 11:50: SPD Canine demonstration
11:50 – 12:00: SPD Announcements and drawings
12:00 – 1:00: The Arabaka Trio
1:00 – 1:10: SPD Mounted Patrol demonstration
1:10 – 1:20: SPD Announcements and drawings
1:20 – 2:00: Van Lang Vietnamese Cultural School
2:00 – 2:15: SPD Arson/Bomb Squad Demonstration
2:15 – 2:45: Dora Oliveira and Dance Brazil

The music stage, on the south side of the festival zone, will feature Wild Within, the Ellis Brothers, The Slags, and Valerie Cavell.

Also part of the festival again this year – a skating competition at Delridge Skatepark! Alki Bike and Board and Skate Like a Girl are the sponsors, and the tentative plan is:

Twelve and under, NO ENTRY FEE skate competition

10-12 pm: clinics

12-2 pm: mini contests
Time trial around park 12-1

Awards for
Best times
Best style
Best attitude
Best helmet
Best cheers

Best Trick “jams” on different obstacles

Awards for
Best Trick
Most Creative
Best attitude
Best Style
Best tumble

All of the above, plus games, food, booths featuring vendors and local organizations (we’ll be there!) – 11 am-3 pm next Saturday, 4501 Delridge Way SW. Watch here for more Delridge Day previews as the week goes on – including details on bonus pre-festival events, a Friday night outdoor movie and a Saturday morning fundraising run!

Another brush fire/traffic alert: NB Delridge blocked at Myrtle

August 4, 2016 4:15 pm
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4:15 PM: We’re on our way for a look at another brush fire, this time in the Delridge/Myrtle area. Holli texted to report that northbound Delridge is blocked in the area, just north of Sylvan/Orchard/Dumar.

4:27 PM: Thanks to Ian for further description just as we got to the area – the fire is on the slope east of the northbound side of Delridge just north of the Shell station at that intersection. Northbound Delridge is still closed at that point. Added a photo we took while heading west through the intersection (it’s still open to WB/EB traffic).

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4:36 PM: Another photo added above from our photographer, who walked into the scene.

4:44 PM: Firefighters were still checking on the cause, but warn that slopes like that (and the one along 509) are very dry right now. Meantime, NB Delridge should reopen in a few minutes, they told us.

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