West Seattle Blog... » Delridge http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:44:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Utility-work alert: Pipe project ahead on 26th SW in North Delridge, including request for neighbors http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/utility-work-alert-pipe-project-ahead-on-26th-sw-in-north-delridge-including-request-for-neighbors/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/utility-work-alert-pipe-project-ahead-on-26th-sw-in-north-delridge-including-request-for-neighbors/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:09:39 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288844

That map shows the location of a pipe project just announced by Seattle Public Utilities for a block and a half of the 26th SW greenway in North Delridge. It will affect people who drive, bike, and walk in that area, but it also comes with a request for those who live there: Don’t use outdoor water while the work is under way (indoor water, no problem, since it drains to a different part of the system). Here’s the full advisory, which neighbors should be getting if they haven’t received it already:

SPU says the work should start within the next two weeks.

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North Delridge Neighborhood Council: New officers; policing plan http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/north-delridge-neighborhood-council-new-officers-policing-plan/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/north-delridge-neighborhood-council-new-officers-policing-plan/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:16:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288639 Two notes from tonight’s North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting:

NEW OFFICERS: After tonight’s elections, Jake Vanderplas and Michael Taylor-Judd are co-chairs, Nancy Folsom is co-secretary, Lisa Taylor-Whitley is beautification chair, Kirk Lauckner is outreach chair, Parie Hines is community design/land-use chair, and Taylor-Judd also serves as streets/pedestrian advocacy chair. That still leaves three open positions – co-secretary, treasurer, and public-safety chair.

POLICING PLAN: Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Wilske was a last-minute cancellation but the draft neighborhood-policing plan for North Delridge – one of at least half a dozen under development for local neighborhoods (as part of a process under way citywide right now) – was circulated, same one originally linked from the NDNC website last month:

If you’re interested in shaping the final plan, a neighborhood walking tour with Capt. Wilske was announced for 4 pm October 27th – please RSVP to Kirsten Smith, NDNC’s point person for the policing plan, so you’ll get info on the meeting point when it gets closer.

NDNC meets second Mondays, 6:30 pm, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and is online at ndnc.org.

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Update: Delridge water-main break repairs under way http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/about-100-households-without-water-after-delridge-break/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/about-100-households-without-water-after-delridge-break/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:32:15 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=287455

Thanks to Melissa for the tip: About 100 Delridge-area residences are without water while Seattle Public Utilities crews work on an 8-inch-pipe break. While the trucks we photographed are right by the Boren Building, home to two schools, SPU’s Ingrid Goodwin tells WSB that the building DOES have water. She adds that “the water has been throttled down. … Once the pipe is exposed, we’ll have a better idea about how long the repair will take. If it is a horizontal break, it could take all day (until 5 pm) to fix.” We’ll update this report when that information’s available.

2:32 PM: Update from Goodwin: “Water is back on for all customers and crews should have things wrapped up and be out of the street by 4 pm today. The cause of the break will be investigated by SPU.”

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Ready to ride? Denny teachers to lead bilingual community bike tour on Longfellow Creek Trail this Saturday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/ready-to-ride-denny-teachers-to-lead-bilingual-community-bike-tour-on-longfellow-creek-trail-this-saturday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/ready-to-ride-denny-teachers-to-lead-bilingual-community-bike-tour-on-longfellow-creek-trail-this-saturday/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:33:26 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286891

Another quick look ahead to Saturday – this time to make sure you know about a community bicycle ride along the Longfellow Creek Trail, to be guided in Spanish and English by Denny International Middle School teachers Andrew Chase and Ben Evans. Its goal is “to connect students and their families to local ecology” – but everyone, whether connected to a local school or not, is welcome to be part of it. Above, the invitation in English; for the Spanish version, click here. Meet at 9 am Saturday (September 27th) at the baseball fields by Roxhill Elementary (30th/Roxbury).

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West Seattle schools: K-5 STEM, Arbor Heights volunteers work to make things ‘a lot’ safer http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-schools-k-5-stem-arbor-heights-volunteers-work-to-make-things-a-lot-safer/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-schools-k-5-stem-arbor-heights-volunteers-work-to-make-things-a-lot-safer/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:14:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286379

(WSB photos)
Way back in January, when the Seattle Schools Traffic Safety Committee convened at the Boren Building, they heard K-5 STEM parents and staffers warn that existing safety challenges in and around the parking lot would only intensify when Arbor Heights Elementary moved in starting this fall. And it’s indeed been busy, to say the least – so this morning, volunteers gathered for a “parking-lot party” to fix what they could – a lot of painting, for example (top photo), and weeding/de-mossing.

Bigger issues remain to be solved, beyond the scope of a weekend work party – see our report on this past week’s Delridge District Council meeting for more on that – but progress is progress, one step (or paintbrush) at a time.

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West Seattle weekend scenes: North Delridge Tree Walk http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-weekend-scenes-north-delridge-tree-walk/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-weekend-scenes-north-delridge-tree-walk/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:58:54 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285555

(Photos by Holli Margell of Holli With An I Photography)
Do you take the trees in your neighborhood for granted? One way to shake that ennui – organize a Tree Walk. That’s what Patrick Baer did in North Delridge today, and about 30 people joined him, including photographer Holli Margell, who shared these photos. Above, that’s Patrick with the Heritage Cully River Birch. The walk started at Greg Davis Park, and the group heard about the park’s origins.

From left in that photo are Lisa Taylor-Whitney, Patrick Baer, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, and Tanya Baer. The route included part of the Longfellow Creek Trail:

And a stop under the canopy of a Lawson Cypress:

Find out more about tree walks around the city and how to be a Tree Ambassador, by going here.

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‘Future of Aerospace’: Career expo for high-school students next Friday in West Seattle http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/future-of-aerospace-career-expo-for-high-school-students-next-friday-in-west-seattle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/future-of-aerospace-career-expo-for-high-school-students-next-friday-in-west-seattle/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:39:54 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284869 Never too soon for high-school students to look ahead to what happens after their diplomas are in hand. Here’s one way: The “Future of Aerospace” career expo next Friday (September 12th) afternoon at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. From the announcement:

During FOA, students will able to learn about the following careers:

* Pilot – Commercial and Private
* Flight Attendant
* Flight Instructor
* Aircraft Design
* Aircraft Mechanic
* Aircraft Manufacturing
* Air Force Reserve Pilot
* Air Force Reserve Careers
* Aviation Business Management

Here’s the full announcement (PDF) explaining who’s involved, why, and what teens can learn with a visit to the expo, 3-5 pm Friday at Youngstown (4408 Delridge Way SW).

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West Seattle development: New commercial building on Delridge http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-development-new-commercial-building-on-delridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-development-new-commercial-building-on-delridge/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:25:57 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284829 Our daily check of city Department of Planning and Development records turns up a new project in a high-profile place: The lot at 5448 Delridge Way SW, between DESC’s Cottage Grove Commons and the Martin’s Way storefront. The site has long held a ramshackle 1927-built cottage. On Friday, its new owner applied to the city for permission to tear down the house and build a commercial building. Documents in the file carry the name of Dreamscapes, a local landscaping company whose owner bought the Delridge site a year ago, according to county records. The online file says the permit is for a 1-story “office” building with a pre-fab steel frame and four on-site parking spaces (the site is zoned for “neighborhood commercial” up to 40 feet high).

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West Seattle businesses: Delridge Food Mart shuttered, maybe just temporarily http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-businesses-delridge-food-mart-shuttered-maybe-just-temporarily/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/west-seattle-businesses-delridge-food-mart-shuttered-maybe-just-temporarily/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:20:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284801 A texter tipped us this morning that Delridge Food Mart at Delridge/Brandon was closed and appeared empty of merchandise. We confirmed that with a visit to the store – closed, gated, shelves visibly empty, no explanatory notes. There’s one reason to think this might be temporary: A liquor-license application suggests the store is changing hands. The application was filed on August 26th, described as an “assumption” by new proprietors Trimurti LLC, headquartered in Renton.

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Update: 2 people hurt in South Delridge shooting outside 7-11 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/assault-with-weapons-call-with-two-victims/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/assault-with-weapons-call-with-two-victims/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:38:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284644

(Photo added: South Delridge 7-11, at which police say this started)
4:38 AM: Police and fire have responded to the 9000 block of 20th SW for an assault-with-weapons call with two victims. Per emergency radio, both are in their 20s and both have gunshot wounds – one to the leg, one with a “grazing wound” behind her knees. The gunfire is believed to have come from someone in a car. More to come.

4:50 AM: According to radio communications, the person shot in the leg is a 29-year-old man who will be transported by SFD medic unit; the person with a grazing wound to her legs is an 18-year-old woman who’ll go to the hospital via private ambulance. The latest description of the vehicle is “gold,” with the shots believed to have been fired by a “white male,” with “three black males” also in the car.

Our crew at the scene is seeing one person being treated at the Montridge Arms Apartments (photo added above); police also are at the nearby 7-11.

4:55 AM: New possible description of the vehicle: Gray Taurus; police are still sorting it out.

5:01 AM: From our crew at the scene: Police say this might have started as a person-to-person theft at the 7-11, between the victims and the people in the car. The victims made it across the street to the apartment building under their own power. This is not affecting traffic on Delridge Way.

5:14 AM: More from what police said at the scene: They’re not certain whether the “grazing” injury suffered by the female victim were from bullets or “shrapnel.” Again, neither victim has a life-threatening injury. No one in custody so far. People in the area say they thought they heard five shots. Police are still talking to witnesses to sort things out, including the vehicle/suspect descriptions.

6:14 AM UPDATE: Police have just published a summary on SPD Blotter; they now confirm the man was shot, the woman hurt by “shrapnel.” The item at issue in the “theft” they told us about is now reported to have been a cell phone. The conflicting vehicle descriptions also are mentioned – either gold Buick or gray Taurus.

9 AM NOTE: We went by in the 7 am hour and noted that Robbery Unit detectives had joined other officers on scene, still behind the yellow tape.

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’12th Flag’-raising rally in West Seattle tomorrow: New info http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/12th-flag-raising-rally-in-west-seattle-tomorrow-new-info/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/12th-flag-raising-rally-in-west-seattle-tomorrow-new-info/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:59:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284393 Tomorrow’s the big flagraising rally for Seahawks fans outside West Seattle Corporate Center (aka the building with the big flag, Delridge/Andover). We had first word of the rally last weekend, and now we have more info. The 1,500-square-foot “world’s largest 12th Man Flag” goes up at 12:30 pm Thursday, per the update from Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and Bartell Drugs, both of which are headquartered at WSCC. If you can get there earlier, the rally starts at 11 am, with a photo booth, games and contests with prizes, “surprise guests,” food samples from MM, and more. The flag will be raised by former Seahawk Joe Tafoya and WSU Cougars legend/former NFL quarterback Jack Thompson. Yes, it’s the same mega-flag (made by Tacoma’s Flags A’Flying) raised there just before the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory last winter, and when it goes up tomorrow, it’ll be just hours until game time for the Hawks’ season opener. (January 2014 photo by Christopher Boffoli)

P.S. If you use social media, the hashtag will be #The12thFlag.

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‘Awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion, and a sense of humor’: West Seattle Shambhala Meditation starting Tuesday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/awareness-peace-wisdom-compassion-and-a-sense-of-humor-west-seattle-shambhala-meditation-starting-tuesday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/awareness-peace-wisdom-compassion-and-a-sense-of-humor-west-seattle-shambhala-meditation-starting-tuesday/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:43:30 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284220 Sometimes, the time post-Labor Day feels like a mini-New Year of sorts … a time for new beginnings, and we don’t just mean the start of school. Here’s something that’s getting started just after Labor Day in West Seattle: Shambhala Meditation. From Susan:

West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (across from the Delridge Community Center and Skatepark). Whether you are new to meditation or are an old hand, and regardless of your religious affiliation, you are welcome to join us!

We offer meditation instruction, group meditation, and a space for discussion and exploration of topics related to our practice, and a supportive community. Through our meditation, we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion, and a sense of humor.

Ongoing Series (every Tuesday evening)

6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

Check their online calendar first, in case of changes. They’re in the south classroom at Youngstown, which is at 4408 Delridge Way SW.

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Giant ’12th Fan’ flag returning to West Seattle Corporate Center http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/giant-12th-fan-flag-returning-to-west-seattle-corporate-center/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/giant-12th-fan-flag-returning-to-west-seattle-corporate-center/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:49:51 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=284131

(WSB photo from January 2014)
Remember the huge ’12th Fan’ flag raised at the West Seattle Corporate Center (Delridge/Andover) back on January 30th, days before the Seahawks‘ Super Bowl win? The 30′ x 50′ flag is going back up next Thursday, hours before the Hawks’ home opener, and you’re invited to the gala flag-raising celebration at 11 am (September 4th), just announced by Bartell Drugs and Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), both headquartered at WSCC.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Hit-run crash leaves one hurt http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-crime-watch-hit-run-crash-leaves-one-hurt/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-crime-watch-hit-run-crash-leaves-one-hurt/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:23:51 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283883 Police are looking for the driver who walked away from a car that crashed into parked cars at Delridge and Juneau (map) this past hour. Left behind: An injured passenger, who’s been taken to the hospital. Tipster Sage says traffic is being directed around the wreckage on the southbound side of Delridge.

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West Seattle traffic alert: Crash blocking 5200 block of Delridge Way http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-traffic-alert-crash-blocking-5200-block-of-delridge-way/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-traffic-alert-crash-blocking-5200-block-of-delridge-way/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:54:35 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283161

2:54 PM: It didn’t look like a major incident on the 911 log, but we’ve since learned from text and e-mail tips that a car crash in the 5200 block of Delridge Way has the road at least partly blocked, and drivers are having to turn around. We’re checking to see if anyone was hurt. (Thanks to Tim for sending the photo from a passing bus.)

6:03 PM UPDATE: According to Kyle Moore from Seattle Fire, one person was hurt and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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