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Times: Acceleration concern in West Seattle Prius incident

Related to the ongoing coverage of Toyota safety concerns, our citywide-news partners at the Seattle Times have published a story tonight about an incident a year ago in West Seattle: Their story says a man driving a 2007 Toyota Prius believed unintended acceleration caused it to go out of control and wind up hanging over a retaining wall in February 2009. The Times says federal regulators checked out this and other Prius cases, as well as the other Toyota concerns. We checked our archives and it doesn’t appear the car-on-wall incident was something we covered. (Thanks to Diane for quickly spotting and sharing the link.)

West Seattle Super Bowl watching guide, version 1.2

Several people asked if we would put together a list of where you can watch the Super Bowl in West Seattle this Sunday, so we found some research help (thanks, Jennifer!) and kicked off the search. Here’s version 1.0. (Looks like the “Jaeger Girls” will be making the rounds!) If you know of something we missed, please let us know so we can add it (there are a few we’re still checking with, but didn’t want to wait any longer with the bulk of the list). Thanks! (11:40 PM NOTE: We’ve added several to the list, so it’s now 1.1! P.S. Please see the comments for a great idea about the Bus Trip Planner, if you don’t have a designated driver – we’ll be adding addresses to the list) SATURDAY 1:28 PM: Added three more spots. It’s now version 1.2.

Super Bowl viewing in West Seattle (Kickoff 3:30 p.m. PT Sunday)

ADMIRAL PUB (206) 933-9500
Over 18 TVs various sizes (52 inches)
Drink/Food Specials:
Bottles – $3 Bud & Bud Light
Free Apps
Happy Hour Menu – Everything under $5

Jaeger Girls starting at 4:30 pm

ALKI TAVERN (206) 932-9970

3 TVs – 52-inch, 42-inch, 32-inch

Drink/Food Specials:
Pints – $2 Rolling Rock

Raffle – Backpack coolers, T-shirts, etc

ANGELINA’S (206) 932-4550

4 TVs 50 inches

Drink/Food Specials
Pint – $2.75 Bud Light
Happy Hour pricing all day
Barbecuing in the front of restaurant including Italian sausage, hot dogs, wings, hamburgers, flat steak, fried pickles, stuffed jalapeños, potato salad, polenta cakes

1 pm – Man vs. Food 7-pound Lasagna Challenge
Raffle – t-shirts, hats, gift certificates, promo footballs, beer signs
Jaeger Girls 3pm-4pm

BAMBOO BAR AND GRILL (206) 937-3023

8 HD Plasma TV’s

Happy Hour starts at 3pm
Food/drink specials:
$5.99 Burgers
½ Price Nachos
wing Specials
12 for $8.00
24 for $14.00
36 for $18.00
$2.00 Bud Light
$2.00 Coors
$3.00 ESB
$3.00 Alaskan White Ale
$2.00 on Selected Wines

BRICKYARD BBQ (206) 933-3109

TV: 50 inches

Drink/Food Specials:
Happy Hour All Day
$4.99 Apps
$5 for 8 Wings
$8 for a Bud and a shot, you pick your shot
$2.25 Bottle Bud
$2.00 Bottle PBR
$2.00 Bottle Hamms
$4.00 Jose Cuervo Shots

CELTIC SWELL (206) 932-7935

2 TVs, 50 inch, one wall projection

Drink/Food Specials:
50 cent Hot wings
$6 Brats
Shot specials at every score – Pricing to be determined

CHELAN CAFE (206) 932-7383

4 TVs, 40 inch, 36 inches

Drink/Food Specials TBA

CIRCA (206) 923-1102

2 TVs, 36 inches

CORNER POCKET (206) 933-0320

8 TVs, 30 inches to 50 inches

ELLIOTT BAY BREWING (206) 932-8695

5 TVs, from 30inches-50inches

Drink/Food Specials
Normal Happy Hour – 3 pm-6 pm, 10 pm-Close
$9 Beer pitchers
When you buy a pitcher, get complimentary E Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub glass (while supplies last)
$12.95 Wings
$11 Foot long Cuban sandwich
$11 Foot long club sandwich
$3 Double double burgers
$4 Banana split

MATADOR (206) 932-9988

2 TVs, 40 inches

Drink/Food Specials:
Normal Happy Hour 4 pm-6 pm


3 TVs, 40inches

Drink/Food Specials
Normal Happy Hour – 4pm to 6pm & 10pm to Midnight
$5 Dollar Food Menu and Drink Specials

PUERTO VALLARTA (206) 937-7335

4 TVs, 42 inches

Drink/Food Specials
Happy hour prices domestic beers and well drinks
2 Tacos for $1
Half-price apps


9 TVs, 32 inch, 51 inch, 55 inch, 60 inch, etc.

Drink/Food Specials
1st half – $2 Touchdown Shot, $1 & $2 Jello Shots
2nd Half – $6 Jaeger Bombs, $3 Jaeger Tube Shots, $5 “Keep The Shot Glass” shots
BBQ Feast – Under $10 Pulled pork, wings, ribs, chipotle butter corn

Jaeger Girls starting around second half
Raffle – Secret Prizes


24 TVs various 40 inches to 16 ft

Drink/Food Specials
Featuring discounts on Bud & Bud Light

Everyone who walks in the door will get a door prize
Raffle – Contest to win a bike
Jaeger Girls 6pm-7pm

SALTY’S ON ALKI (206) 923-5456

(from comments) 5 TVs in the lounge
Happy hour 3-6 pm (details here)

SHADOWLAND (206) 420-3817

2 TVs, 50inch

Drink/Food Specials
$5 Jaeger shot
$3 for two Jello shots
$1 off drafts
$6 Wings, bacon wrapped chilidogs, lamb sliders, Hawaiian sliders, pork sliders, mini hamburger sliders, clams

SHIPWRECK TAVERN (206) 420-4718

2 TVs, 50 inches
Drink/Food Specials
Free Apps
Heartland Café (future restaurant next door) will be giving free sausage

TALARICO’S PIZZERIA (206) 937-3463

3 TVs, one is a wall sized projector, 2 60-inch

Drink/Food Specials
Regular Happy Hour 3pm-6pm
Bloody Mary special all day until 6pm

Contest for a 46-inch TV sponsored by Bud Light


TRIANGLE PUB (206) 763-0714

3 TVs, 40 inches, and 50 inches
Drink/Food Specials starting 1 pm
Pitcher Specials $7 – Bud, Budlight
Hurricane Cocktails
Jambalaya and cornbread for the Saints
Beer boiled brats for the Colts

Raffles for free stuff during game – Calendars, t-shirts, hats, key chains, etc

TUG INN (206)768-8852

5 TVs up to 54 inches
Happy hour prices all day
$2.25 Miller Lite draft pints all day
Free pool all day
$3 touchdowns (usually a $7 drink) every time there’s a touchdown during the game
Free spaghetti & hamburgers & fried shrimp while they last
And of course a very energetic crowd of football fans! It won’t be the place to go if you want it quiet.
Prize giveaways during the game (t-shirts and a bunch of other misc. goodies)
And to top it off, Christopher Mychael karaoke that night!

YEN WOR (206) 932-1455

4 TVs 40 inch-50 inches

Drink/Food Specials:
$2 Coors bottles
$1 off bar food and drink

ZEEKS PIZZA (206) 285-8646
1 40-inch TV


Beveridge Place Pub (from Facebook): “This Sunday afternoon BPP will host a SUPER potluck in the game room, so feel free to bring a BOWL [of food] to share. The TV will be on whatever station shows the best commercials starting at 3:30 or so. No TV in the front room this year, just fine conversation and ample choice of beverages.”

Skylark Cafe & Club (WSB sponsor) (206) 935-2111

No TVs – come here if you do NOT want to watch the Super Bowl! (And remember, open for brunch @ 9 am)

Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – Closed for Employee Appreciation Day
Porterhouse – Closed for employee party
West 5
JaK’s Grill

Like we said … we may have missed someone … not too late to add, the game is still three days away, let us know! Thanks!

3 West Seattle students honored for Neighbor Appreciation Day art

February 4, 2010 5:44 pm
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 |   Neighborhoods | West Seattle news

Just in from the Department of Neighborhoods: The list of citywide winners for art commemorating Neighbor Appreciation Day this Saturday includes West Seattle High School ninth-grader Delaney Ballard and Madison Middle School sixth-graders Rahel Yohannes and Marie Ong. You can see their winning work here.

West Seattle schools: Madison’s conferences-with-a-twist

Story and photos by Mary Sheely
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

There’s a parent-teacher conference going on at Madison Middle School, 3429 45th SW, and it’s being led by an eighth-grade girl.

Parents Lora and Michael Bunch and science teacher John Urdal sit at a table in the library with student Riley Bunch, who is flipping through her portfolio, a large binder of papers, tests, and assignments that she has completed so far this school year.

She points out original 3D computer renderings that she later turned into physical objects using a drill press and scroll saw. An essay inspired by “a traumatic experience at a water park” is described as “one of my best writing pieces.” She explains her goals for the remainder of the year, and even her plans all the way to college and beyond.

The presentation is a relatively new phenomenon at Madison Middle School (which has an open house tonight, 6 pm).

Two years ago, head counselor Lauren Divina pulled together a small group of sixth-grade students to test a new approach to traditional school conferences, Navigation 101.

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West Seattle traffic alerts: Two bridge notes

February 4, 2010 4:02 pm
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 |   South Park | Transportation | West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

From a big construction roundup just sent around by Delridge Neighborhoods District Coordinator Ron Angeles – these two notes of specific interest – including the rescheduling of the South Park Bridge closures called off last weekend:

– Crews will be working nights on the West Seattle Bridge Feb 8-11 in both directions.
– South Park Bridge to be closed Feb 10-13, 7am-7pm daily

The full roundup, including some previously announced SODO closures, is available online here.

From the WSB Forums: Free ski/snowboard hot-wax clinic tonight…

February 4, 2010 3:53 pm
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 |   West Seattle news

… and other new additions to the Freebies, Deals, Sales section, which is FREE for businesses to post freebies/deals/sales (though you don’t have to be a business to post there – WSB Forums members share deals they spotted, or free items they’re offering, too). The free ski/snowboard hot-wax clinic is at WSB sponsor Mountain to Sound Outfitters, 3602 SW Alaska, 6:30 pm (plus they’re offering 20 percent off any one item in their ski/snowboard/racks/etc. store). You can check (or post to) the Freebies/Deals/Sales section any time by going here.

Orca alert: Big pod of “transient” whales heading southbound

No guarantee they will show up this far south, but we would be remiss not to share the alert – Orca Network says a big pod of so-called “transients” (to separate them from the ones who live in Puget Sound year-round), maybe up to 25, was seen heading south as recently as a couple hours ago off North Kitsap shores. If you spot any, please let Orca Network know as well as sharing the news here – thanks! 3:20 PM UPDATE: They’re still north of here but Channel 7’s chopper is over them – live video feed here.

Warm Up America followup: Come celebrate the blankets

(From left, Leslie Hoots, Margot Massey, Sofia Wagner, Susan Munn, and Lisa Boeckh of the Threads Ministry)
This is the embodiment of “many hands make light work” – and also, many hands = more warmth, in a multitude of ways. Leslie Hoots shares this update on Warm Up America – including an invitation for you to come help celebrate, this Sunday:

Last August, the Threads Ministry at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle began our second annual Warm Up America project. The Seattle Yarn Gallery on California Ave SW partnered with us and became a collection point for the community. The West Seattle and White Center communities were invited to join with us by donating left over yarn, knitting or crocheting squares and sewing them into blankets, which will be donated to WestSide Baby, White Center Salvation Army Corp, and Riverton Place Men’s Rehab Facility.

The outpouring from the community overwhelmed us. We had a student contact us from Highline High School, whose teacher taught her to knit over the summer, and she made our project her Senior Project making three Warm Up America blankets and a Child’s quilt, and the West Seattle YMCA took up our cause and donated yarn to the project, as the “good deed of the month”, during the month of January. Many folks from the community called and donated or worked with us in making squares for our blankets. As of today, we have 28 completed blankets and enough squares to make another 30 blankets.

On Sunday, February 7th, we will have a blessing ceremony during our 10:30 AM church service and then distribute the blankets to agencies in the West Seattle and White Center communities. We want to extend an invitation to the community to see the results of their generosity and join us in celebrating the end of this wonderful project. A big thank you to the Seattle Yarn Gallery for their part in making this a successful event. Peace Lutheran Church is located at the corner of 39th SW and Thistle in West Seattle and our web address is

Update: Teen arrested after robbery at Super 24

(Cameraphone photo added 12:39 pm)
ORIGINAL 12:29 PM REPORT: Police are rushing right now to the Super 24 in the 5400 block of Delridge – where there’s a report of an armed robbery involving a suspect described as a black female in her teens who said she had a knife. NEW DESCRIPTION: Wearing a light gray zipper hoodie sweatshirt, turquoise shirt underneath, red-and-white-striped scarf around her neck, black pants and white shoes, large earrings, carrying a green bag with a black strap. This store was held up earlier this week (Tuesday night) – as of last night, Lt. Norm James told us at the Southwest District Council meeting, no arrests (two male suspects in that one). This is the same store whose owner has been working with community volunteers to transform it into a “healthy corner store.” 2:20 PM UPDATE: Seattle Police media unit Det. Mark Jamieson confirms they have arrested a suspect, who he says is a 15-year-old girl.

Rethink the West Seattle RapidRide route, SW District Council says

From last night’s Southwest District Council: A new turn in a long-simmering concern about the the West Seattle RapidRide bus route. Fairmount Community Association‘s Sharonn Meeks and Fauntleroy Community Association‘s Vlad Oustimovitch obtained the group’s support to take the concern to King County Executive Dow Constantine, asking him to reopen the discussion about how RapidRide will get from Morgan Junction to the West Seattle Bridge. Currently, plans call for it to go up California SW through The Junction, then turn to SW Alaska and again to 35th SW and SW Avalon before getting to The Bridge; some have long suggested Fauntleroy Way would make more sense. Why take another look now? There’s one big reason – read on:Read More

Monetti Landscape Design & Construction: New WSB sponsor

This morning we’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor, and per our tradition, they get to tell you about their business: Monetti Landscape Design and Construction, LLC, is a full-service landscaping company based out of West Seattle, specializing in the design, construction, and maintenance of residential landscapes in West Seattle and the greater Seattle area. Their specialty is integrating artistic innovation with strong craftsmanship to create aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor spaces. Founder and Manager Mitchel D. Monetti has been in the horticulture and landscaping business for over 17 years. After earning a degree in Horticulture and Design, and having apprenticed with some of the best in the business, he founded Monetti Landscape Design and Construction, LLC, in 1999. The Company prides itself on its customer service, attention to detail, and its ability to complete almost any job without the use of subcontractors. Whether your taste is contemporary, Mediterranean, classic Northwest, formal, relaxed, drought-tolerant, or anything in between, Mitch sees his role as the ‘facilitator’ of the clients’ wants and needs. While offering innovative ideas, he listens closely to the client in order to create the individualized result sought by all. In addition to design/build services, the company also offers landscape maintenance programs using only chemical-free, eco-friendly practices. Monetti Landscape Design & Construction, LLC, is a member of WALP (Washington Association of Landscape Professionals). To view some of their past projects you can go to their website at Please call 206-938-5400 or e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.

We thank Monetti Landscape Design & Construction, LLC, for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news on WSB; find our sponsor team, and info on joining, all here.

Bus hits Morgan Junction pedestrian – without driver realizing it

We’ve finally been able to talk to police about a crash that got some TV coverage late last night – a woman hit and seriously hurt by the northwest corner of the California/Fauntleroy intersection in Morgan Junction, and there are new details this morning. Seattle Police spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson says the 29-year-old woman was crossing Fauntleroy southbound (between the Zeeks Pizza and Starbucks corners) just before 10 pm when she was hit by a bus turning from southbound California to westbound Fauntleroy. “The driver was unaware of the collision and continued on his route,” Det. Jamieson explains, but once police figured out what happened and notified Metro, the driver stopped – at 35th/Barton – and cooperated with investigators. Whether the driver will be cited, won’t be determined immediately – the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad was called out because the victim has life-threatening injuries. (Note: Since we spoke with police, they have added this to SPDBlotter.)

9:27 AM UPDATE: SPD has just called to clarify one detail: The bus, while operated by Metro, was the Sound Transit 560.

10:18 AM UPDATE: Just talked with Sound Transit spokesperson Geoff Patrick to get a few more details. Per standard procedure, he says, the driver “has been removed from service”; he doesn’t have details yet on driver’s age/length of service/etc. but is working to get that information. The bus was a 40-foot, non-articulated ST bus.

Tonight: Alki wayfinding kiosks, Madison open house, “Mulan”…

From the WSB Events calendar:

ALKI WAYFINDING KIOSKS: As part of the West Seattle Trails project — which will eventually dot the peninsula with kiosks and signs to help walkers, runners and riders — three informational kiosks are slated for the greater Alki area: The Me-Kwa-Mooks/Emma Schmitz Overlook area along Beach Drive, Statue of Liberty Plaza vicinity in the heart of the beach zone, and around Seacrest. What art, photos and information should they contain? Tonight, come help shape that part of the plan. 6 pm, Alki Community Center (5817 SW Stevens). (At left, the first kiosk put up as part of this ongoing project, on Delridge.)

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Madison Middle School welcomes 5th-grade families to come see the school (3429 45th SW) and meet the staff, 6:30-8 pm tonight.

STUDENT PRODUCTION: West Seattle Montessori/West Seattle Academy (WSB sponsor) presents the first of two nights of “Mulan,” 7 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater (3000 California SW), tickets $10/door.

WEST SEATTLE AUTHOR’S READING: Brenda Peterson, an acclaimed author for years and also known more recently as founder of West Seattle’s Seal Sitters, reads from her newest book at 7 pm tonight, Elliott Bay Books in Pioneer Square. Details here.

Registration starts for West Seattle Soccer Club’s special spring

February 4, 2010 5:53 am
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle news | WS & Sports

From Tim McMonigle on the West Seattle Soccer Club board, here’s news that spring registration is open – and there’s something new this time around:

As soccer fans around the world eagerly await the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa , the West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC) is excited to announce registration for our 2010 Spring Soccer Season.

Founded in 1968, the West Seattle Soccer Club is committed to creating the best possible youth sports experience for our players and their families. To build on the excitement of the 2010 World Cup – the greatest sporting event on the planet – and to help educate our young players about the rich diversity of peoples and nations that are brought together by a common love for the world’s greatest game, the WSSC is proud to feature our first ever WORLD CUP SPRING SOCCER SEASON. Participating players will be placed on teams with colorful jerseys representing many of the 32 teams that will be competing in this summer’s 2010 World Cup.

Read on for the rest of the announcement – plus an update on two teams in competition right now:Read More

Video: West Seattle YMCA kicks off “Partners With Youth”

February 4, 2010 1:39 am
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | West Seattle people

Wednesday night at The Hall at Fauntleroy, smiles and energy spread among more than 150 volunteers as the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) kicked off its Partners With Youth campaign. Dinner, games and a raffle filled the evening.

That’s Dawn Baber (standing) and husband Carl (seated at her right). Partners With Youth raises money for activity scholarships and in-school programs, among other things (there’s a more detailed description in this report on last year’s fundraising success). Volunteers will be making phone calls as well as talking to prospective donors face-to-face in the weeks ahead. (You can also donate online.)