Monday evening miscellany

-Following up on the process of choosing a new State House Representative for West Seattle (and the rest of the 34th District), now that the King County Council has formally appointed ex-Rep. Joe McDermott to the State Senate: The 34th District Democrats now have the date, time, and place set for their meeting to make a recommendation: 7 pm November 1st, Hall at Fauntleroy. That will be eight days after their candidates’ forum.

-For everyone who helped out with the Prudential NW Realty food drive at three local supermarkets a week ago, Bill Barna sent the final numbers and a big thank you: 2,575 pounds of food donated, $1,805 cash donated. By the way, you can donate to the West Seattle Food Bank online any time here.

-If you happened to see the tv story about public sex at Westcrest Park, you may be interested in the Slog take on it today. (Also, we received a note from a WSB reader who has written to the city about the Westcrest situation twice and hasn’t even received a reply.)

-Speaking of Slog, our favorite citywide news blog, we are honored to have finished right on its heels in a contest we didn’t know was happening till a reader wrote to tell us WSB was among the winners – the Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington “Best Local Blog” category. WSB is the only neighborhood site, and the only not-owned-by-a-bigger-media-business site, on the BoWW list (along with Slog, which is run by The Stranger, the other winners were a blog by the Seattle Times and Citizen Rain, which is a production of If you were among those who voted, THANKS!

5 Replies to "Monday evening miscellany"

  • marty October 15, 2007 (6:18 pm)

    Park Sex: This shouldn’t be happening in our parks! Why don’t they use airport restrooms like our Senators??

  • Jo October 15, 2007 (6:29 pm)

    I didn’t know there was a best blog contest so I didn’t vote.
    Here’s my vote for WSB. YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!

  • Jan October 15, 2007 (6:38 pm)

    gotta give kudos to Dan Savage and the slog…that was pretty funny reading…comments were pretty good, too. My personal stand on sex in parks…well, unfortunately, a lot of these guys are hetero/bi on the “down low”, so to speak. They don’t have a home to take it to, since the family is there. And they can’t have a regular guy…so they do it anonymously…but, geez, couldn’t they pick a time when it’s dark? Why in the middle of the day, unless they want to get caught. For the rest of us, privacy is fairly important…although…hmm…sex in the great outdoors…hmmm..would definitely be invigorating at this time of year….hehehehe

  • Jan October 15, 2007 (6:39 pm)

    oh…and…voting for WSB…we know that the count was wrong, and that WSB is really the best :)

  • Kayleigh October 17, 2007 (6:04 am)

    I heart WSB!

    I don’t heart “straight” men having anonymous gay sex in public parks, thereby putting their wives and girlfriends at risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis, or an STD. Disgusting.

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