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Followup: Get-well card for Jade West proprietor Wah Wong

That card expressing get-well wishes for Jade West proprietor Wah Wong is now posted on the door of his cafe’, thanks to WSB’er “Grrr,” who says Harborview Medical Center told him the restaurateur is no longer in the hospital. We will work with Harborview media relations Monday to verify that. As reported here a week ago, Wah Wong was injured along with his wife and son when a suspected drunk driver hit them outside their Beacon Hill home two weeks ago. We don’t have new reports on the status of the rest of the family, but we do know the driver, 50-year-old Rodney D. James, is still in jail, in lieu of $250,000 bail. Meantime, if you want to sign the get-well card, you will find it taped to the cafe door at 6032 California SW (with a pouch of pens alongside). MONDAY AFTERNOON: As promised, we’ve checked with Harborview, whose media-relations department confirms that Wah Wong is out of the hospital; son Jason Wong is still there, and listed in satisfactory condition; Salina Wong, while reported to have been injured in the crash, was not admitted to Harborview, according to the spokesperson.

West Seattle Weather Watch: One more sunny day

December 26, 2009 9:42 pm
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Thanks to JayDee for the cloudless-sunset shot looking toward the Olympics. Newest forecast says we have one more sunny day ahead. Looking at New Year’s Eve, the new “forecast discussion” suggests rain starting “late” that night – how late, hard to tell till we get closer.

West Seattle Water Taxi update: Permit granted for dock work

(WSB photo from June 2009)
As previously reported, the dock at Seacrest used by the West Seattle-to-downtown run of the King County Water Taxi needs major upgrade work before the service can go year-round. This week, the construction permit was granted for the dock and piling replacement project (here’s the notice on the city website), as outlined in this rendering shown at a meeting earlier this year:

While Seacrest is a city Parks Department facility, the Water Taxi service is run by the county, which is responsible for the dock-upgrade project. When government offices reopen next week, we’ll check to see when the major work is scheduled to begin. Meantime, there are still financial issues to settle before long-term year-round service is guaranteed, as the footnote on this King County Ferry District webpage underscores. The service is scheduled to restart “seasonal” operations in spring, no matter what (likely April 4, according to the “work plan” adopted with the Ferry District budget in November). As the county is now running the service instead of Argosy, the boat and dock are scheduled to change as well – with a leased vessel running between Seacrest and Pier 50, south of Washington State Ferries‘ Colman Dock.

Got little ones? New schedule for Toddler Story Time at HP Library

Just in from Amy:

The High Point Library’s Toddler Story Time hours are changing; story time will now be held at 11:30am on Thursdays. Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with the Children’s Librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

You can watch for Toddler Story Time events – and other events at local library branches (for adults as well as kids) – on the Seattle Public Library‘s weekly systemwide Calendar of Events; see it here (and also find a permanent link at the bottom of our West Seattle Events page). This week, by the way, all branches will close at 6 pm Thursday and reopen on Saturday.

West Seattle Weekend Lineup, post-Christmas edition

(“Plaid Tidings” photo by Matt Durham from
No need for the between-holiday blahs. Still lots going on this weekend, including your last 3 chances to see “Plaid Tidings” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) – and while you’re there, you can chip in to help them recover from that costly pre-Christmas break-in. Several other ways to keep the post-Christmas giving going are among the more than 2 dozen events in the holiday-abbreviated-but-still-lively edition of the West Seattle Weekend Lineup, brought to you by Skylark Cafe and Club (home of tonight’s End of the Decade Party) – all ahead:Read More