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Who’s running for what, the final list

June 8, 2007 6:29 pm
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 |   West Seattle politics

The deadline to file for this year’s elections has just passed; here are a few WS-related notes from the final list. No time to rustle up info-links on the new additions at the moment so if anyone can vouch for them, please leave a comment, and we’ll follow up with more info later.

–West Seattle’s King County Councilmember, Dow Constantine, has indeed filed to re-run in District 8, and along with Democrat challenger “Goodspaceguy” Nelson, has a Republican opponent, John Potter.

–Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, who lives in WS but will be voted on by the entire city (like all the other council positions), is the only council candidate to draw no opposition, so — re-election congratulations already (pending write-ins, we suppose).

–West Seattle’s open seat on the Seattle School Board (Irene Stewart is leaving) has a crowded field of contenders: Two more candidates, Zeinab Ahmed and Edwin Fruit, filed today, joining Steve Sundquist, Dan Dempsey, and Maria Ramirez.

Traffic alert for Saturday

June 8, 2007 5:28 pm
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 |   Transportation

Many of us on the south end of West Seattle use the South Park Bridge from time to time. So we wanted to mention that it will be closed all day tomorrow — 7 am to 7 pm — for what the county describes as “electrical repairs to the draw span.”

Burglars heading north?

The burglars who repeatedly hit neighborhoods in Gatewood (where neighborhood leaders say no fewer than six city/police officials showed up for a meeting the other night, wow!) may be heading north, according to e-mail we just received from somebody on the north part of the peninsula. Click ahead to read it:Read More

WS Gas Price Watch: Gas war?

That’s what they used to call it when we were much, much younger – gas stations in something of a price-cutting competition. Right now the WS deathmatch seems to be between Admiral/Cali Chevron and Delridge Arco. But at least as of minutes ago, Delridge hasn’t dropped all the way down to match Admiral/Cali’s $3.13 — Arco’s two cents above that. Meantime, here’s a bigger price photo than usual, just ’cause we like the composition.


Demolition assistance

Chainsaw buzz is echoing through the Cali/Charlestown vicinity this morning as the Seattle Fire Dept. carries out a “training exercise” as part of the demolition of the teardowns-to-townhomes at 3906 and 3910 Cali. So far, as our photo shows, they’re tearing up the roofs; will they set the houses on fire later today? We’ll see what we can find out.


West Seattle’s June weekend wildness, second installment

June 8, 2007 8:28 am
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle parks | WS culture/arts | WS Weekend Lineup

The forecast may not be so hot as of this point, but our West Seattle weekend roundup includes plenty of indoor options if needed … including the world’s most famous all-female AC/DC tribute band, late-night comedy, an all-city “jam” for independent business people, the Rat City Rollergirls’ rummage sale on Alki, plus your chance to help beautify North Delridge … Those events and more, a click away:Read More

They trashed trash

That’s what a spirited crowd did last night at City Hall, according to this P-I article, which mentions that somebody from WS was part of a contingent advocating a farewell to foam (containers).