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West Seattle Crime Watch: Music gear stolen; burglar sentenced

Two West Seattle Crime Watch items tonight: First, just out of the WSB inbox from Todd:

A longtime West Seattle band practice facility was broken into early this morning. It is (in the 3300 block of Harbor Avenue SW). It has been home to many, many pivotal Seattle bands over the last 25 years. The Midnight Idols () room was one of the rooms broken into and the thieves took a lot of gear. Most notably:

96 black Gibson Explorer
82 black Gibson V with pinstripes
89 Jackson Rhoads Ontario custom shop
Red 01 Gibson sg special with fade finish
Some pa gear
Hartke bass amp

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One other Crime Watch note: The man arrested in connections with dozens of medical/dental-office burglaries, including at least one in West Seattle, has been sentenced. 27-year-old Shane Carlson pleaded guilty last month in cases including drug-possession charges resulting from an October arrest after police spotted him casing a dental office in the 5400 block of California SW. He has a long record including 2 adult felonies and 9 juvenile felonies, plus two dozen misdemeanors. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office “Daily Docket” says he was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison.

High-school football: Seattle Lutheran loses to North Beach

September 11, 2010 9:37 pm
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9:37 PM: Just in from West Seattle Stadium: North Beach High School 7, Seattle Lutheran High School 6. Visuals and details to come.

ADDED 11:21 PM: Game notes – Despite driving down the field and spending the last minute of the game inside the 10=yard-line, Seattle Lutheran was unable to score. North Beach’s lone score came after an 85-yard runback of the opening kickoff. Both teams made significant progress down the field at one time or another, but neither were able to move the ball the last 10 or so yards to score. The Saints seemed to have the game under control for the last few minutes, but a busted pass play with only 31 seconds to go turned the ball over to North Beach, which then only had to take a knee to end the game. On the night, the Saints had 285 total offensive yards – 198 on the ground and 87 passing. Their sole touchdown came early in the second quarter on a 10-yard run by Kevin Moseley.

The two-point conversion failed. SLHS plays at Tenino next Friday night, 7 pm. The Saints, by the way, are displaying #1 this season as a tribute to Sam Backman, the former SLHS football player killed in a car crash three months ago. His family was at tonight’s game.

Westside Unitarian Universalists dedicate made-over church Sunday

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

When the Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation closed the deal last April to buy the ex-Gatewood Baptist/Seattle International Church at California/Othello (map) – finally, a home of their own – they knew it was a fixer-upper.

What they didn’t know was just how much fixing up it eventually would need. But it’s almost done – done enough for the congregation to have its first service there tomorrow (Sunday) morning, right after a ribboncutting ceremony – the entire community’s invited – at 10:15 am.

We first toured the site last April with Rev. Peg Morgan, board president Paula vanHaagen, and congregation member Laura Matson, the day WSUU took possession. The same trio met us there this morning for a post-makeover tour, even as work continued inside and out – like final touches on the interior doors that rested atop sawhorses at midday, to be hung by day’s end:

They are taking great pride in the outside work as well as what’s inside – read on as our story continues with more photos:

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Happening now: ‘Night Market’ in Delridge; art reception @ Click!

Two evening events of note are under way right now and continuing till 8 pm:

In Delridge, you can say hi to reps from the North Delridge Neighborhood Council during the Delridge Night Market – they’re selling I (Heart) Delridge T-shirts for just $15, and you’ll also find fresh produce for sale from Clean Greens. 5955 Delridge (map).

(Photo added 6:10 pm, courtesy John Smersh)
In the Admiral District, it’s the last big party at Click! Design That Fits before their Junction move next month (as reported here) – artist Alena Hennessy is there tonight, after bringing in new artwork and screen-printed scarves and T-shirts. Details on the Click! site; they’re at 2210 California SW (map).

September 11th ‘makeover’ for Alki Statue of Liberty

The Alki Statue of Liberty has been through more than a few changes since becoming a place for tributes on 9/11/01. On 9/11/07, the recast statue was unveiled at the beach; a few days before 9/11/08, Statue of Liberty Plaza was dedicated; days after 9/11/09, a time capsule was buried at the plaza. This year, 9/11 is the eve of Family Fun Day (full details here) – but something else is going on, according to the photo above, and report below, shared by David Hutchinson:

Tiffany Hedrick, of the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Adam Fah, of Adam Fah Studios in Olympia, are busy this afternoon working on restoring the patina on the discolored plaque on the south side of the pedestal. Touch-up work is also being done on the statue. Adam’s studio specializes in the conservation and restoration of metal sculpture. The work will be completed in time for tomorrow’s Alki Community Council Family Fun Day and Bluegrass Concert.

This restoration is being paid for with funds raised by the ACC’s continuing sale of engraved bricks and bronze plaques.

WSB Statue of Liberty coverage is archived here.

Memory Walk to fight Alzheimer’s: Contingent from The Mount

Thanks to Suzanna at Providence Mount St. Vincent for sharing that photo and this report about local participants in today’s Memory Walk at Seattle Center:

Today more than 30 people from Providence Mount Saint Vincent participated in the annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. Our team was composed of staff, residents, families, volunteers and even children from our Intergenerational learning center! The team was captained by Marie Hoover (ILC Director) and Eileen McCloskey (Recreational Therapy Coordinator) We had a great time and we have raised almost $3000 so far!

We know they weren’t the only West Seattleites in Memory Walk – if you were there and have a photo to share of yourself (and/or other West Seattleite/s), here’s how!

Happening now: ‘Second-Time Sale’ in Fauntleroy

Been looking for an … outboard motor? That’s one of the more unusual items we spotted when dropping by the first day of the Second-Time Sale at Fauntleroy Church. As we noted here the other day, donated merchandise filled the Fellowship Hall even before volunteers were done sorting and pricing. You can even get ready for Christmas, now that it’s just, well, three and a half months away:

The sale’s on till 3 today, with an encore 11 am-1 pm tomorrow – and if you go tomorrow, bring along recyclables for 1 Green Planet, which will have trucks standing by – this is a free chance (9 am-1 pm Sunday) to recycle electronics and other hard-to-get-rid-of items (here’s the list of what they will take). Not sure how to find Fauntleroy Church? Here’s a map. P.S. If you’re looking for other garage/yard sales, we’ve got some listed in the WSB Forums (post yours free, any time).

9/11 responder starts Holy Family Street Fair with tribute

Not only is Rudy Alvarado overseeing the Holy Family Community Street Fair this weekend – he is also remembering his role in the aftermath of what shook America and took almost 3,000 lives nine years ago today. About half an hour ago, as street-fair vendors and volunteers gathered for a blessing, he asked for a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims, wearing a “NYFD” memorial T-shirt and explaining that he was on a first-response team that spent almost a week there looking for evidence in the smoldering rubble – and his team found a fragment of one of the planes, on the second day.

After those on hand this morning bowed their heads to remember, it was on with the event – here’s today’s entertainment schedule:

There are vendors along the street, which is closed for a block south of Roxbury alongside Holy Family (WSB sponsor), and the food/entertainment area is on the playfield raised up on the west side of the street:

The street fair continues till 6 today, and runs again tomorrow, 9-4 – highlights include a chili cookoff today, salsa cookoff tomorrow!

Lights, camera, action … car commercial! in West Seattle

We’ve received multiple notes from residents of a Gatewood neighborhood who got notices that a film crew is scheduled to be in their neighborhood Sunday afternoon/evening to shoot part of a commercial. No celebrities, apparently – the star of this show will be “the new Chevy Silverado,” according to the notice. They were looking at multiple locations at last word, but in case you see the trucks, lights, cameras – the filming could go as late as 1 am – that’s what it’s all about. The notice text indicates the area was chosen in no small part for its view of the cityscape in the distance.

Reader alert: Was it an in-person version of e-mail scam? Or?

Out of the WSB inbox, from Gail:

While most Nigerian letter scams and the Sierra Leone Scams listed on the internet happen by e-mail or letters, I had an odd experience at Westwood Village yesterday in front of Staples.

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West Seattle Saturday: Start with a cleanup; end with ‘Night Market’

You’ll find the full list of what’s up today/tonight by going to the West Seattle Weekend Lineup – from ongoing events like the first weekend of “reasons to be pretty” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) to weekend-long events like the Second-Time Sale at Fauntleroy Church (starts @ 9 today) to onetime events like the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s quarterly cleanup (previewed here – meet at Metropolitan Market [WSB sponsor] at 9 am). Camp Long has three nature-exploration events for all ages today (the list is here); buy and try healthy food during the festive Delridge “Night Market” by the Super 24, 4-8 pm; cheer Seattle Lutheran HS football as they host North Beach, 7 pm at West Seattle Stadium; Redline Music and Sports continues its pre-closing celebration with the cover band Groove Surfers and a chance to win a guitar. Full list here (and a preview of tomorrow, too).

Another sports season begins: West Seattle Soccer Club

September 11, 2010 2:13 am
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(Photo courtesy West Seattle Soccer Club)
Soccer is higher-profile than ever – thanks to the stars (and the vuvuzelas!) of the FIFA World Cup earlier this year! – as the West Seattle Soccer Club starts its 2010 fall season today. Tim McMonigle says some teams start today, and everybody will be in action by next weekend:

Players aged 5-18 will be playing at Roxhill North and South, Highland Park, Fairmount Park, EC Hughes, Riverview Playfield, Hiawatha, Sealth and Denny fields (today) and Sunday and for the rest of the season. The season lasts until Thanksgiving for most of our teams, and until early December for the rest. Come and cheer them on!

According to the West Seattle Soccer Club website, the fall season includes about 1600 players and 275 coaches!