West Seattle, Washington
One night after Seattle Police shot a 59-year-old Alki man who they say pointed an AK-47 at officers, what sparked the incident (here’s our running coverage from last night) remains a mystery. SPD has not updated its public information about the case since this morning, when they reported the man to be in stable condition; tonight our partners at the Seattle Times have published a followup after talking to neighbors and relatives. The man is described as a heart-attack survivor, gardener, music lover, jewelry artist, and retired Metro bus driver, who’s still at Harborview Medical Center tonight. While they have published a name, we do not have direct official confirmation, so we’re not using it here, but that is the same name we heard from a source, as mentioned in our 1st story, where we noted that online records indicate no criminal history. (Our photo is from this morning, when a single police car remained in the alley next to the house, which remained cordoned off at the time, while TV news crews stood along the street nearby for morning reports.)
ORIGINAL 8:07 PM REPORT: And now, the third of this weekend’s three season-kickoff games involving local high schools is in the books: West Seattle High School lost to visiting Eisenhower HS, 13-54. As with last night’s Chief Sealth game and this morning’s Seattle Lutheran game, we covered it live via Twitter, at @wsblive.
ADDED: Game toplines and video from WSB’s Patrick Sand: Eisenhower’s large, physical team dominated the night and finally took the game 54-13. West Seattle scored twice, once in the second quarter after Isaiah Johnson recovered the ball when Eisenhower flubbed the return:
That recovery set up this score by the Wildcats’ Benny Saeteurn five plays later:
West Seattle’s only other score came on a 38-yard pass to Isaac Johnson just a few minutes before the recovered punt. The Wildcats are scheduled to play next at Nathan Hale, Friday night at 7.
FAUNTLEROY CHILDREN’S CENTER: Two bits of recent news from FCC director Kim Sheridan: They’ve again won accreditation for 5 more years from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which isn’t easy, she explains: “We have been accredited since December, 1987, but in 2006, NAEYC revised and raised their standards. There are now over 400 criteria to meet across 10 different standards.” She also says they’re hosting a parent meeting at FCC on Monday, September 20th, 6-7:30 pm, to discuss kindergarten readiness: “We will talk about child development, what children need to know and specifically about the skills children will learn here at FCC during that last year before kindergarten. It is open to the community. There will be free child care with a light dinner for the children. Advance registration is required by e-mailing us at email@example.com or by calling us at 206-932-9590.”
CO-OP PRESCHOOLS HAVE SPACE: West Seattle’s Parent Cooperative Preschools, which serve children from infancy through age 5, have room for 17-24-month-olds and 24-to-36-month-olds at the South Seattle Community College location, pre-K ages 4-5 at the Alki location, ages 3-4 and 4-5 at the Lincoln Park location, and 24-36 months and newborn-12 months at the Arbor Heights location. Tuition is $50-$160/month depending on child’s age and number of sessions per week; parents help one session per week in the classroom. For more information, call Judy Hall at 206-938-2278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PRESCHOOL: Aiko Shimada e-mailed to announce she’s opened a new “home-based preschool” in the Admiral District, Bluebell Playgarden. She describes it as “a Waldorf-inspired, play-based home preschool … 3-day morning program for 3- and 4-year-olds.” Call 206-937-1964 or e-mail email@example.com to find out more.
(SLHS cheerleaders on the field before this morning’s game)
Another of West Seattle’s three major high schools has its first varsity football game of the season in the books. In the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Qwest Field, Seattle Lutheran High School fell to Life Christian, 22-44. (We tweeted key plays live at @wsblive.)
ADDED 3:01 PM: Game toplines from WSB’s Patrick Sand: The Saints played the Eagles pretty close for the better part of two quarters trading touchdowns and two-point conversions. Early on, Lutheran managed to be opportunistic on defense and repeatedly threw the Eagles for losses, but by just before the half the game began to break in Life Christian’s favor.
The Saints managed three touchdowns, the most spectacular of which was Fred Lisko‘s 81-yard pass reception in the second quarter:
Thanks to those who’ve e-mailed with word of a line outside Denny International Middle School, including Helen, who took some time to investigate and found out from a waiting family that it involves the El Salvador government. Various web searches finally brought us to this online listing, which describes the event, continuing till 4 this afternoon, as a “mobile consulate” – bringing Salvadorean government services to citizens in the region (as explained here). The family with whom Helen spoke said they’d come all the way from the Tri-Cities. The online listing also says this will continue again 8 am-4 pm tomorrow. This is of particular urgency for many because of an approaching deadline – next Tuesday – for Salvadorean citizens to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as noted here.
A few quick highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar: Two more local high-school teams play their first football games of the season today – Seattle Lutheran plays Life Christian at Qwest Field, 9:30 this morning, as part of the all-day/all-night Emerald City Kickoff Classic (David DeSiga just shared the field-overview photo above, via Facebook); West Seattle High School is scheduled to host Eisenhower at 5 tonight; we’ll tweet live from both games at @wsblive … Also today, International Bacon Day is celebrated at The Swinery – here’s the rundown of what they’re planning … At the Duwamish Longhouse tonight, proceeds from a concert by noted multi-media artist Jeff Brownell will benefit the tribe – 7 pm; details are on this Facebook events page. … More on the calendar!