day : 17/06/2007 6 results

You can’t get there from here

June 17, 2007 9:52 pm
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 |   Transportation | Utilities

Don’t forget — as of tomorrow morning, a major east-west West Seattle route is scheduled to close, and stay closed, for three months. All along 35th (and elsewhere), the signs were in place and waiting as of late today (albeit facing backward, till morning):


The route, if you’re not already aware, is Morgan/Sylvan between 35th and Delridge. The designated detour/alternative is Holden. If you find yourself needing to call someone with questions, there’s a “construction information hotline” in this city news release about the project.

Another WS school-board candidate makes his pitch

June 17, 2007 8:53 pm
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 |   West Seattle politics | West Seattle schools

First Dan Dempsey; now Edwin Fruit, another of the 5 candidates for the WS-centered open school board seat in the Aug. 21 primary, takes his “guest blogger” turn at Educating Mom.

Emergency Preparedness event countdown: Reason #7

June 17, 2007 7:57 pm
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 |   WS miscellaneous

Counting down the reasons why you should spend a few hours next Saturday @ the West Seattle Emergency Preparedness event: #7, ’cause to paraphrase what your parents always told you, an ounce of preparedness is worth a pound of … etc.


3 scenes from a non-sunny Sunday

Late-afternoon outdoor wedding just west of the Alki Bathhouse:


Mid-afternoon, still low-enough tide to see this inscription on the water side of the Alki bulkhead/staircases … we know what 1851 refers to; was 1925 when these were put in? (have to go dig out our West Side Story)


Early afternoon, ample free parking behind Junction businesses on the east side of Cali, even as the lots on the west side overflowed (with drivers circling in frustration):


Beach Drive will soon be a little less green

Five months after we posted about a landowner’s application for a permit to chop down more than a dozen trees (and surrounding greenery) on a steep slope over Beach Drive — below a house on Atlas — the decision’s in.


It says in part “this … will result in adverse impacts to the environment,” but since those “impacts” are “not expected to be significant,” the greenery removal gets the green light. (The decision mentions one public comment of concern was received, focusing on slide risks in the area; appeals are also possible on decisions like these, and the city site explains how.)

Beer bash with WS suds stars

West Seattle’s growing Schooner Exact Brewing Co. is spending the weekend at the Washington Brewers’ Festival in Kenmore (you’re invited to go see ’em today) and telling the tale on its blog.