West Seattle, Washington
Unless you are following the heated pit-bull debate on the comment thread for our followup on last Tuesday’s officer-shoots-pit-bulls incident in Westwood, you will miss this, so we’re reposting this note from the man who was walking his Chihuahua when those dogs attacked:
dear wsb.com readers, I am the person who along with my little dog was attacked tuesday evening. I like the officer who was forced to shoot felt that I and my 7lb. dog were in real danger. To those who wished to donate for help with vet bills the good news is that my little Rosie, while sore had no bad injuries. (I still canâ€™t believe that I prevailed in that battle.) perhaps those who still wish to help could help a family license a pet so some child in a family going through tough times wonâ€™t be forced to lose a beloved animal. That kind of karma can move a long ways forward.
We are now sending a note to “dwr” to ask how HE is doing.
One of the city council’s newest members, Tim Burgess, blogged tonight about the light sentence given to West Seattle rabbi Ephraim Schwartz for the November 2006 47th/Admiral crash that killed Tatsuo Nakata — who worked as chief of staff for the then-councilmember that Burgess defeated a year later, David Della. In his blog post, titled “Wrist Slap for Traffic Death,” Burgess (left) — a former detective — recaps our city’s pedestrian-vehicle crash stats, as well as calling the Schwartz sentence “inappropriate.” (Side note: Before publishing this, we looked to see which other city councilmembers blog; looks like only Sally Clark. Her newest post is mostly about Burgess’ blogging, which she seems to be saying he does too often; not sure what that’s about, since if you scroll down his main page, you’ll see he doesn’t even post daily.)
The folks behind PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) have just announced Little PEPperS, starting this spring in West Seattle, for parents with babies and toddlers (through 3 years old). Ahead, the full announcement, including how to sign up:Read More
Just announced at the end of the week – if your property taxes are paid by your mortgage company, meaning you don’t get an itemized statement showing exactly where the money goes, the county’s going to send you one anyway; they’ll start showing up in the mail in a few weeks. (Hmmm, wonder if the county could find a way to save paper and postage and e-mail it instead?)
Even if you’ve walked by ’em a hundred times, take a second look at some of the public artworks around West Seattle. We just happened onto the city pages that provide a little background into these installations (artist, date, inspiration, etc.), such as the West Seattle Cultural Trail along Alki, the Longfellow Creek Trail signs (photo left), Sky Legends at High Point Library, this one outside High Point Community Center or this one outside Southwest Community Center … seems the sign outside the Southwest Precinct is even public art.
Relief efforts in Darfur get 25% of the proceeds from dozens of restaurants in the Northwest this Tuesday. This page has the full list, which includes the West Seattle establishments Endolyne Joe’s in Fauntleroy, Blackbird and Mission in the Admiral District, and Talarico’s (21-up only) in The Junction. (While checking the restaurants’ individual websites, linked here to their names, we also noted another benefit coming up at Endolyne Joe’s — a Denny Middle School music fundraiser March 25, promising live performances by the school’s band and chorus; we featured Denny’s midwinter-break music camp in this recent video-enhanced feature.)