month : 03/2007 132 results

Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 9 days

March 4, 2007 11:59 am
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 |   Viaduct vote

-Times columnist Danny Westneat takes a walk under the viaduct with a guy identified as a West Seattle writer (we’re guessing this is him, though there’s no geo info on that site) and arrives at the conclusion that he’s joining us No/No-ers.

-Missed this one in the Saturday Times: Tunneling would raise our utility bills.

-And it’s a Times trifecta in this PATP update: E-mail your questions now for tomorrow’s online session with lame-duck councilmember Peter S, following last week’s appearances by Nick L and Hizzoner.

Save a kitty

Just noticed (thanks to Seattle City Buzz) that the next Seattle Animal Shelter cat adopt-a-thon is next Saturday @ Alki Community Center. Both of our cats are ex-shelter kitties; besides getting joy from having them share our lives, we get to bask in the warm and fuzzy feeling we probably saved theirs.

Sleepy Bear in a body bag?

travelodge.jpgOr so it appears, at the only motel in West Seattle, where the Travelodge sign is now tarped over. Tried calling; no answer. Checked the Travelodge website; it says only “dates for this property are not available on our system at this time.” Hmm. (On a somewhat-related note, why IS that the only motel or hotel in WS? We kinda get the Alki angst over the lodging proposal there, but surely there is room somewhere within our borders for a nice non-B&B place to stay … you’d think. We had one a century ago!)

West Seattle waterfront, pre-dawn

Looking around YouTube to see what people have posted from WS lately, found this.

Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 10 days

-Even a “new” viaduct would include a section of repaired/retrofitted viaduct, says the P-I.

-A fan of a seldom-discussed option, a bridge over Elliott Bay, lays it out in the Times.

-Pro-viaduct commercial, analyzed.

-Anti-viaduct commercial, analyzed.

-Near the end of this councilmember-who’s-leaving profile, West Seattle’s Most Famous ex-State Supreme Court Justice thinks 100,000 people live in WS.

Putting up a good front

March 2, 2007 11:54 pm
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 |   Seen around town | West Seattle businesses

bakerynouveauawning.jpgSome facade fine-tuning in The Junction: Bakery Nouveaudivinasignless.jpg has finally erased the last traces of the previous occupant from its awning (left); Divina‘s front sign (right) is temporarily missing while some roof work is under way.

It finally happened …

… a night when we could barely get into a WS restaurant. Maybe it’s all those folks moving into all those townhomes, or else it’s just that we’ve got great places dishing up great food. First we tried The Junction; barely found a place to park; walked into our restaurant of choice, were told we’d have to wait at least half an hour. Eventually moved on to Admiral; nowhere to park but that dingy garage near Bartell … eventually managed a table at one of the few not-so-trendy places nearby. Anyway, congrats to the places where business is booming; reservations might be in order soon!

And the name is …

The National Weather Service just announced the winning name in the contest (here’s a Times writeup) to name the December 2006 windstorm: The Hanukkah Eve Windstorm. We still think “Thursday Night Football Windstorm” would have been better. At least the winning name came from somebody in Burien, which was hit just about as hard as we were in WS.

First weekend in March

March 2, 2007 7:05 am
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 |   WS culture/arts | WS Weekend Lineup

If you have time to do more than sit around plotting a party for the early start of Daylight-Saving Time next weekend (or St. P’s Day, beyond), here’s what you can do THIS weekend (after the jump):Read More

The Final Four!

Bless all you WSBers (we need a T-shirt, don’t we? soon as we get a logo!) who campaigned to help us get this far in the Metroblogging Seattle popularity-poll-that-won’t-stop. Now, we are in the Final Four (vote here) and proclaimed as “having moxie.” (Actually, we haven’t been there. Yet.)

Death Star Trench By The Sea?

March 2, 2007 6:02 am
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 |   Development

Things are pretty tall and dense along the stretch of Beach Drive between Weather Watch Park and Me-Kwa-Mooks. This is likely to continue the trend, replacing a few surviving century-old homes:


Let’s talk tacos, amigos

“K” e-mailed us to ask if we have any taco truck recommendations, in WS or White Center vicinities. Sorry to say, we haven’t gotten any more exotic than Taqueria Guaymas. Anyone with a recommendation for “K”?

The popularity poll from hell turns … hellish

Wow, what a bizarre turn of events. So our latest opponent in Metroblogging Seattle‘s never-ending popularity poll registered a sudden burst of votes last night, and the poll operators started the whole thing over again, one-day sudden death. Now today the comments on the original poll post went totally nuclear. We appreciate the people who cared enough to vote for us (and if you haven’t yet, you can still vote, with just hours left to go), but gosh, it’s not worth mudslinging, it’s really just a goofy little blog stunt (we hope MS has gotten a few thousand extra pageviews for its trouble!).

Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 12 days

March 1, 2007 6:20 pm
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 |   Viaduct vote

-Two more cases for “no/hell no” — Geov Parrish and Cascadia Report.

Viaduct, The Blog keeps shilling for “repair & prepare,” aka “retrofit” and … (You know, we just keep yearning to rhyme “retrofit” with “acquit,” a la Johnnie Cochran.)

-Shockingly, Slog hasn’t posted ANYTHING on the VV so far today.

Deputy mayor in WS tonight

March 1, 2007 6:52 am
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 |   Fauntleroy | Transportation | West Seattle politics

Reminder — Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis talks transportation at the Fauntleroy Community Association’s community meeting at The Hall tonight. (He’s filling in for Hizzoner, who is in DC this morning to talk to Congress about global warming.)

No weather worries

Though the North End is still a mess, looks like WS made it thru the night snow-free. No school changes either, except for a few Head Start programs to the north.

Rave review

That’s what Kokoras Greek Grill in Morgan Junction just got from the Seattle Weekly, five months after opening.