Thursday afternoon notes

-A citywide challenge to gather 6 tons of toys for Toys for Tots by next Monday is under way now. Organizers tell us there are four dropoff locations in West Seattle: Curious Kidstuff, Seattle Lutheran High School, and the two Radio Shack stores, and the drive is being organized by a West Seattle-based PR firm (Janet Wainwright Public Relations, which, data point, otherwise focuses on Northwest publicity campaigns for 13 major movie studios).

-Several major events happening tonight in WS; they’re all on the WSB Events page but we wanted to give them one more shoutout: The monthly West Seattle Art Walk; the rescheduled International Baccalaureate informational night at Chief Sealth HS; opening night for “The Crucible” at West Seattle HS; and for development-watchers, the Southwest Design Review Board is back in action tonight, 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, taking a look at this Junction project.

-Mini-update on Westcrest Park concerns: Reader e-mail says two squad cars and one uniformed officer, patroling on foot, were spotted at the park, so it may be getting some of the attention concerned citizens asked for.

-If you see this post after 2 pm today, you should be able to watch the King County Ferry District public hearing live via KCTV (here’s the link). P.S. Ferry District board members (aka KC Councilmembers) are just listening/discussing today; they vote next Tuesday morning.

5 Replies to "Thursday afternoon notes"

  • Adam on Alki November 8, 2007 (12:26 pm)

    Wow. That Toys For Tots drive sounds amazing, but pretty tough to accomplish. I just looked it up. You can find more locations and info at

    I hope we can help them gather the toys!

  • k November 8, 2007 (2:11 pm)

    yes, it’s me k. i have decided to post to inform you that there is a meeting tonight to discuss the issues at westcrest. i am awaiting news on the time and place. a friend was at the park and spoke to a policeman who informed her of the meeting. more to come….

  • WSB November 8, 2007 (2:56 pm)

    thank you, k – let us know here or in e-mail as soon as you know – also if you go and are willing to send a couple bullet points on what was discussed, we are already doublebooked on other events to cover tonite …

  • k November 8, 2007 (4:19 pm)

    the meeting is at the Sonrise Evangelical Free Church at 610 Sw Roxbury at 7 pm tonight. i am unable to attend, but i will try to get a report.

  • WSB November 8, 2007 (4:36 pm)

    thanks, k, we will post this to the top of the page too right now, since not everybody monitors comments. we really appreciate you coming back with the info!!!!

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