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Think global, transact local: Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo

That short video peek inside Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College might present a scene resembling the average multi-participant event … tables, booths, etc. … but today’s West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business Expo presented more than your usual options, offering West Seattle businesses and other groups a chance to put their best foot forward (in more ways than one, as you’ll see just ahead):Read More

Awaiting the latest on RapidRide? Briefing ahead

May 31, 2008 4:49 pm
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 |   Transportation | West Seattle news


It’s been almost five months since the initial info about Metro RapidRide bus service to/from West Seattle began making its way around West Seattle (including that bus-concept sketch we photographed at a JuNO meeting). Routing announcements were to be made “within a few months,” Metro officials said at the time; no formal announcements yet, but the next major progress report is expected on Tuesday, when the Seattle City Council’s Transportation Committee has this scheduled (9 am):

What’s going on with Rapid Ride, Metro’s bus rapid transit between West Seattle and downtown? The Committee will be briefed by Seattle Department of Transportation Director Grace Crunican and Metro’s General Manager Kevin Desmond.

RapidRide isn’t supposed to start rolling till 2011, but routing decisions were to be made now so that preliminary work could begin.

West Seattle Saturday scenes: Anniversary celebrations

May 31, 2008 3:18 pm
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 |   Seen around town | West Seattle businesses


In the Admiral District, Revolution Coffee proprietors David “DJ” Johnson and Angie Houck threw a sidewalk party today to celebrate their shop’s third anniversary.


Meanwhile, on Alki, well-wishers were invited to sign a big old door propped up out front of Coastal Boutique, celebrating its fifth anniversary today with a beach sandbox party today. Even the littlest partygoers got to leave their mark:


West Seattle Saturday scenes: First pix from Delridge Day

May 31, 2008 12:32 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | Neighborhoods | West Seattle news


“A.L.L.” stands for Art Lending Library, which is debuting at Delridge Day (under way till 4 pm at Youngstown Arts Center). We’re heading out and about to more of today’s events but thought we’d post that as well as this photo of Kore Ionz, one of the groups performing today (you’ll find fun outdoors as well as indoors @ Youngstown):


Lots more later, from this event and others (the West Seattle Weekend Lineup list has the full lowdown on everything that’s happening today — and tomorrow).

West Seattle Crime Watch: Defiant shoplifter; locker; rocks

handcuffs_2.jpgJust went through a couple more days worth of police reports – this list is nowhere as long as the one we posted the other day, but a few unusual incidents — five, to be exact — starting with the case of the defiant shoplifter:Read More

From the “you saw it here first” file: Junction composting

May 31, 2008 10:28 am
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 |   Environment | West Seattle news


Thanks to the folks who have sent us the link to a citywide-media story today about The Junction’s food-waste composting program. We broke that story here a month and a half ago (original WSB coverage here). But this is exactly why we set up the “More” page – so you can also keep track of what citywide/regional media sources are saying about West Seattle – the P-I story and others are linked there right now (the link lists are frequently and automatically updated, and the second half of the page includes the latest CL listings tagged West Seattle). P.S. If you missed it, the latest WSB Junction coverage involves a request for your input on the upcoming city parking review — check that out here.

Happening today: From lemonade to lawmaker

May 31, 2008 8:11 am
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 |   Fun stuff to do | How to help | West Seattle news


That photo shows the trial run last year for a lemonade stand you’ll find 10 am-4 pm today at 31st/Henderson (map), raising money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to fight childhood cancer. Also at 10 – the first of two weekend Nia classes to raise $ for earthquake relief in China. Those are two of myriad events happening in West Seattle today — full list here in the West Seattle Weekend Lineup Delridge Day at Youngstown Arts Center and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at SSCC are the biggies — two businesses are having anniversary celebrations today (Revolution Coffee in Admiral and Coastal on Alki) — and in the middle of it all, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott is having a Town Hall meeting at the Admiral library branch at 2 pm.

WSHS students requesting tougher class will get their wish

May 31, 2008 6:03 am
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 |   West Seattle online | West Seattle schools

From the unofficial Seattle Public Schools blog at District leaders say they’ll solve the problem that threatened to leave some West Seattle High School students out of the Advanced Placement Language Arts class they wanted to take next year. The WSHS website doesn’t reflect the reported change yet, but in a nutshell, here’s what happened — 87 of next year’s 11th graders wanted to take the class; the school said it only had room for 60; after contributor Melissa Westbrook wrote about it in the second part of this post, site founder Beth Bakeman e-mailed Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson about the situation, and she told them all the students will be accommodated, saying, “What a great problem to have.”