Comments for West Seattle Blog... http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Fri, 29 May 2015 07:38:39 +0200 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on Smoking ban for city parks wins board approval. No fine, though. by cj http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/smoking-ban-for-city-parks-wins-seattle-parks-board-approval/#comment-1925332 cj Fri, 29 May 2015 07:38:39 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311719#comment-1925332 Yes for the ban, I don't expect it to do much good though. The bus stops are often camped by smokers and I have to hold my breath when I walk buy. Yes for the ban, I don’t expect it to do much good though. The bus stops are often camped by smokers and I have to hold my breath when I walk buy.

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Comment on Smoking ban for city parks wins board approval. No fine, though. by they http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/smoking-ban-for-city-parks-wins-seattle-parks-board-approval/#comment-1925328 they Fri, 29 May 2015 07:13:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311719#comment-1925328 I'm for the ban. To bad the e cigs get such a bad rap, if it wasn't for e-cigs I couldn't say look at me smoke free now 3 years after 30. There's a lease law in West Seattle? I work out every morning in one of our biggest parks and if there a law they forgot to tell the people in that park. I’m for the ban. To bad the e cigs get such a bad rap, if it wasn’t for e-cigs I couldn’t say look at me smoke free now 3 years after 30. There’s a lease law in West Seattle? I work out every morning in one of our biggest parks and if there a law they forgot to tell the people in that park.

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Comment on Shell @ Terminal 5: County says it can’t access the sewer system on-site for wastewater; city appeal-hearing date set by ChefJoe http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/shell-terminal-5-county-says-it-cant-use-the-sewer-system-for-wastewater/#comment-1925327 ChefJoe Fri, 29 May 2015 07:05:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311567#comment-1925327 Yardvark, you're missing the point that actually tapping into and producing billions of barrels of oil from over 500 wells would be required. - I think if sending _over 500 kids_ to college had a 75% chance that 1 of those kids turned into a murderer, most people would accept it for the lifetime benefit college tends to provide to society. Yardvark, you’re missing the point that actually tapping into and producing billions of barrels of oil from over 500 wells would be required.
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I think if sending _over 500 kids_ to college had a 75% chance that 1 of those kids turned into a murderer, most people would accept it for the lifetime benefit college tends to provide to society.

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Comment on TOMORROW: West Seattle street party & more for KEXP’s ‘Hood-To-Hood,’ plus traffic/transit alert by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/tomorrow-west-seattle-street-party-more-for-kexps-hood-to-hood-plus-traffictransit-alert/#comment-1925321 WSB Fri, 29 May 2015 06:42:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311669#comment-1925321 To clarify those points: (a) We just noticed the no-parking signs today but that doesn't mean they weren't up sooner. . (b) The event itself was announced with three weeks' notice: . http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattles-kexp-hood-to-hood-victory-party-set-for-may-29th . The fundraising victory was one year ago so it's been known since then that it would happen here this year for the first time in 5 years, but the date wasn't announced until May 7th. Here's hoping folks can at least get out of work early (cough, cough) and come spend part of a sunny Friday afternoon out in the street ... TR To clarify those points:
(a) We just noticed the no-parking signs today but that doesn’t mean they weren’t up sooner.
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(b) The event itself was announced with three weeks’ notice:
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http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattles-kexp-hood-to-hood-victory-party-set-for-may-29th
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The fundraising victory was one year ago so it’s been known since then that it would happen here this year for the first time in 5 years, but the date wasn’t announced until May 7th. Here’s hoping folks can at least get out of work early (cough, cough) and come spend part of a sunny Friday afternoon out in the street … TR

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Comment on FOLLOWUP: Plan for West Seattle’s first proposed charter school proceeding on multiple fronts by Rusty http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/followup-plan-for-west-seattles-first-proposed-charter-school-proceeding-on-multiple-fronts/#comment-1925320 Rusty Fri, 29 May 2015 06:36:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311401#comment-1925320 anonyme - If local people complaining about parking, traffic, and location aren't just possibly a tad NIMBY, then please enlighten me with the true meaning. anonyme -
If local people complaining about parking, traffic, and location aren’t just possibly a tad NIMBY, then please enlighten me with the true meaning.

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Comment on See Áegis Living’s 4700 SW Admiral Way early-stage design plan by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/see-aegis-livings-4700-sw-admiral-way-early-stage-design-plan/#comment-1925319 WSB Fri, 29 May 2015 06:36:13 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311388#comment-1925319 For the record in case anyone else happens onto this thread before I can clarify with DPD tomorrow: . Now the page describing this project as due for Administrative Design Review: . http://www.seattle.gov/dPd/aboutus/news/events/DesignReview/Detail/default.aspx?id=5434 . has been joined today by a page setting a meeting date for a *board* review. . So I'm asking DPD which is right and which is wrong. Meantime, anyone interested in the project might want to reserve July 2nd. - TR For the record in case anyone else happens onto this thread before I can clarify with DPD tomorrow:
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Now the page describing this project as due for Administrative Design Review:
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http://www.seattle.gov/dPd/aboutus/news/events/DesignReview/Detail/default.aspx?id=5434
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has been joined today by a page setting a meeting date for a *board* review.
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So I’m asking DPD which is right and which is wrong. Meantime, anyone interested in the project might want to reserve July 2nd. – TR

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Comment on TOMORROW: West Seattle street party & more for KEXP’s ‘Hood-To-Hood,’ plus traffic/transit alert by shannon http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/tomorrow-west-seattle-street-party-more-for-kexps-hood-to-hood-plus-traffictransit-alert/#comment-1925314 shannon Fri, 29 May 2015 06:28:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311669#comment-1925314 one day notice?... lame.. but the event sounds cool.. i wish i had more time to plan one day notice?… lame.. but the event sounds cool.. i wish i had more time to plan

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Comment on West Seattle Crime Watch: New details on scooter-stealing arrest; plus, two break-in attempts by allison http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-crime-watch-new-details-on-scooter-stealing-arrest-plus-two-break-in-attempts/#comment-1925309 allison Fri, 29 May 2015 06:19:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311691#comment-1925309 Do you know where about on 45th was the attempted break in? I'm on 45th, so just want to keep a lookout. Do you know where about on 45th was the attempted break in? I’m on 45th, so just want to keep a lookout.

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Comment on TOMORROW: West Seattle street party & more for KEXP’s ‘Hood-To-Hood,’ plus traffic/transit alert by AM http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/tomorrow-west-seattle-street-party-more-for-kexps-hood-to-hood-plus-traffictransit-alert/#comment-1925307 AM Fri, 29 May 2015 06:13:08 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311669#comment-1925307 Just think of it as practice for the ultimate lack of parking to come in the near future. That said, I think it's great they're bringing fun to the streets of West Seattle!! Enjoy, be safe and happy Friday! Just think of it as practice for the ultimate lack of parking to come in the near future.

That said, I think it’s great they’re bringing fun to the streets of West Seattle!! Enjoy, be safe and happy Friday!

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Comment on METRO: How West Seattle service will change starting June 6th by Lon http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/metro-how-west-seattle-service-will-change-starting-june-6th/#comment-1925304 Lon Fri, 29 May 2015 05:39:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311559#comment-1925304 Diane:"I have to pay the extra $60 on my car tab... but get nothing for it in Admiral" Not directly, no, but more buses and more bus riders elsewhere means you're competing with fewer cars on the road. Diane:”I have to pay the extra $60 on my car tab… but get nothing for it in Admiral”

Not directly, no, but more buses and more bus riders elsewhere means you’re competing with fewer cars on the road.

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Comment on Smoking ban for city parks wins board approval. No fine, though. by jwright http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/smoking-ban-for-city-parks-wins-seattle-parks-board-approval/#comment-1925299 jwright Fri, 29 May 2015 05:28:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311719#comment-1925299 I'm sure all that "educating" and warning will be even more effective than whatever plan is in place to keep dogs from running free in parks! I’m sure all that “educating” and warning will be even more effective than whatever plan is in place to keep dogs from running free in parks!

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Comment on TOMORROW: West Seattle street party & more for KEXP’s ‘Hood-To-Hood,’ plus traffic/transit alert by TM http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/tomorrow-west-seattle-street-party-more-for-kexps-hood-to-hood-plus-traffictransit-alert/#comment-1925298 TM Fri, 29 May 2015 05:20:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311669#comment-1925298 Will be a great session. KEXP and WS denizen Kevin Cole throwing down in our hood on a beautiful early summer Friday, really looking forward to it Will be a great session. KEXP and WS denizen Kevin Cole throwing down in our hood on a beautiful early summer Friday, really looking forward to it

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Comment on West Seattle Crime Watch update: Police search at Lincoln Park after woman reports man grabbed her by Robert http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/west-seattle-crime-watch-police-search-at-lincoln-park/#comment-1925295 Robert Fri, 29 May 2015 05:06:06 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311490#comment-1925295 don't know about washington but alaska has a law [FAILURE TO RENDER AID] they take it real serious up there. mostly due to lack of police. it might be worth putting something like that down here..... don’t know about washington but alaska has a law [FAILURE TO RENDER AID] they take it real serious up there. mostly due to lack of police. it might be worth putting something like that down here…..

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Comment on FOLLOWUP: Madison Development buys PCC West Seattle site, ‘exploring possible ideas’ by miws http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/followup-madison-development-buys-pcc-west-seattle-site-exploring-possible-ideas/#comment-1925291 miws Fri, 29 May 2015 04:42:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311458#comment-1925291 I'd like to make one point regarding amenities in Arbor Heights. . I don't know how long anonyme has lived in AH, but if it's more than around 8-10 years ago, Safeway was right there at 35th & Rox. IIRC, anonyme lives on 35th, and doesn't have a car(?), so the store being there, at the time, may have played a part in where she chose to live. . To someone that has a car, the fact that Safeway moved about 1/2 mile or so east, is a non-issue. For someone that doesn't have a car, and if there is no direct bus service there, it IS an issue, especially considering there is a significant (up)hill going back. Add health issues, and it's even *more* significant. . When I became re-homed nearly 2 1/2 years ago, next to affordability (and hopefully getting back into WS), the most important thing to me was amenities easily accessible by foot, (keeping limitations due to chronic health issues in mind), or bus. . If the proposed bus cuts had gone through, I would have been significantly screwed; not as bad as others, like senior/disabled residents of Highpoint, but I would have lost most of my relatively manageable access to Westwood Village, Thriftway, and Harborview; much longer walks from bus stops to Home, with heavy bags, and involving some hills, whereas right now, the routes between the bus stops and Home are flat. . There's is no way I could have stopped those cuts, just like anonyme couldn't force Safeway to stay at 35th & Rox, but the point I'm trying to make is that sometimes people DO take amenities and access into consideration when choosing where to live, but sometime down the road, someone else makes changes that take those conveniences away. . Mike . I’d like to make one point regarding amenities in Arbor Heights.

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I don’t know how long anonyme has lived in AH, but if it’s more than around 8-10 years ago, Safeway was right there at 35th & Rox. IIRC, anonyme lives on 35th, and doesn’t have a car(?), so the store being there, at the time, may have played a part in where she chose to live.

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To someone that has a car, the fact that Safeway moved about 1/2 mile or so east, is a non-issue. For someone that doesn’t have a car, and if there is no direct bus service there, it IS an issue, especially considering there is a significant (up)hill going back. Add health issues, and it’s even *more* significant.

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When I became re-homed nearly 2 1/2 years ago, next to affordability (and hopefully getting back into WS), the most important thing to me was amenities easily accessible by foot, (keeping limitations due to chronic health issues in mind), or bus.

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If the proposed bus cuts had gone through, I would have been significantly screwed; not as bad as others, like senior/disabled residents of Highpoint, but I would have lost most of my relatively manageable access to Westwood Village, Thriftway, and Harborview; much longer walks from bus stops to Home, with heavy bags, and involving some hills, whereas right now, the routes between the bus stops and Home are flat.

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There’s is no way I could have stopped those cuts, just like anonyme couldn’t force Safeway to stay at 35th & Rox, but the point I’m trying to make is that sometimes people DO take amenities and access into consideration when choosing where to live, but sometime down the road, someone else makes changes that take those conveniences away.

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Comment on TOMORROW: West Seattle street party & more for KEXP’s ‘Hood-To-Hood,’ plus traffic/transit alert by Sweets http://westseattleblog.com/2015/05/tomorrow-west-seattle-street-party-more-for-kexps-hood-to-hood-plus-traffictransit-alert/#comment-1925290 Sweets Fri, 29 May 2015 04:40:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=311669#comment-1925290 Very excited this is happening in our neighborhood, great for the businesses around the junction and a great way to celebrate the sunshine. KEXP is a fantastic part of living in Seattle, we are lucky to have an organization like that in this city, it is globally respected and adds to the amazing culture we have here. Very excited this is happening in our neighborhood, great for the businesses around the junction and a great way to celebrate the sunshine. KEXP is a fantastic part of living in Seattle, we are lucky to have an organization like that in this city, it is globally respected and adds to the amazing culture we have here.

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