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West Seattle Weather Watch: Latest word on potential snow

The afternoon “forecast discussion” from the National Weather Service goes so far as to say, “…want to emphasize that this situation will not be like that of what occurred across much of the interior lowlands back in November.” But that said, the forecasters think it’s looking likely that some snow will fall overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday: “Much of the lowlands will likely see some snowflakes late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Any snowfall amounts, though, will be light or less than [an] inch.” The Seattle Times (WSB partner) reports SDOT will likely decide tomorrow morning whether to fit its trucks for snow/ice duty, just in case.

10:27 PM UPDATE: Weather analyst Cliff Mass has published an update; he doesn’t think we have much to worry about.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Hit-run crash

Just out of the WSB inbox from Jennifer, regarding a hit-run reported in The Junction:

We are looking for a burgundy VW van with black ski equipment on the roof – it just rear-ended my boss’s Toyota Camry at the corner of California and Erskine, just around 3:15pm today.

If anyone knows the license plate or saw what happened, we’d appreciate it if you could contact the Seattle PD…as you can imagine, my boss was a little shaken up and didn’t see the license plate number.

Much appreciated for any help!!

Biznotes: Avalon opening date, West Seattle Autoworks sign, Garlic Jim’s reopens

AVALON: Less than 2 months after we first reported on Avalon, the new restaurant going into the ex-Café Revo space in the Luna Park business district, it’s set its opening date: According to Avalon’s Mary Palmer, they will open next Monday, January 3rd, “for happy hour and dinner service only (no dinner on Sundays). Happy hour is from 3-6 pm weekdays, dinner service will start at 5 pm. A couple weeks after we open we will have brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.” There’s more info about Avalon at

WEST SEATTLE AUTOWORKS SIGN: Thanks to Todd Ainsworth at West Seattle Autoworks (WSB sponsor) for sharing the photo of their brand-new sign:

He and co-proprietor Chris Christensen are proud to have the big bright sign officially up after a bit more than two months in business. They’re at 7501 35th SW (map), and online at

GARLIC JIM’S PIZZA: As promised, the Junction location reopened today after a weeklong shutdown:

We stopped in to photograph new owners Jeff and Page Taylor, shown with Kelsey and Devon, who came from their Edmonds location to help out for starters. We reported on the ownership change in this story last week.

Update: 4 snowshoers, including 2 West Seattle women, found safe

1:17 PM REPORT: Thanks to Nicole for the tip on this: According to a report, a West Seattle woman is among four snowshoers who are being sought by searchers at Snoqualmie Pass right now. The report says 53-year-old Venetia Runnion of High Point is one of the four, who went snowshoeing yesterday afternoon and called for help four and a half hours later. Reports say all four are in phone contact with rescuers but the visibility’s poor so they’re having trouble narrowing down their location but hope to reach them soon. One of the other three snowshoers is identified by KIRO and by the Seattle Times (WSB partner) as 50-year-old Marynell Matt of Vashon Island, but no names or hometowns are reported for the other two.

1:37 PM REPORT: Good news – all four found safe, per multiple sources including

ADDED EARLY TUESDAY: Jennifer had mentioned via Facebook that the group actually included 2 West Seattle women; according to the Times, the other one is 51-year-old Sandie Davis, featured in their update.

Casting call for West Seattle filmmaker’s new project

(Photo by Christopher Nelson)
West Seattle/Los Angeles filmmaker Jamie Burton Chamberlin is shooting a new rock ‘n’ roll film – explained here. He shared the photo from a shoot last week at Morgan Junction’s own Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), adding, ” We will be shooting around West Seattle and downtown over the next several weeks.” In fact, you could find yourself part of it, if this announcement he included sounds like you:


LOADED feature film shooting Wednesday 29th in Seattle. Looking for interesting characters in unique attire. If interested, e-mail:

Though the film centers on rocker Duff McKagan‘s current group Loaded, it’s not a documentary – Chamberlin shared his synopsis, and you can read it after the jump:Read More

Bright Horizons child-care center at Link: Info session set

December 27, 2010 11:07 am
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(View of Link’s south side along SW Alaska, photographed today)
New information today about the child-care center coming to Link, the almost-complete mixed-use building in The Triangle: Bright Horizons has set the date for a parent-information session. Though it won’t be open till spring 2011 – as noted on its official webpage – it’s welcoming interested parents to stop by Cupcake Royale in The Junction (California/Alaska) on January 20th, open-house style from 4-7 pm, to meet regional manager Mahira Aleem and ask questions. Aleem tells WSB the center in Link (4530 38th SW) will “serve 150 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old (and) offer full-time infant, toddler and preschool care year round.” Link has been under construction for 13 months; in addition to about 200 apartments, it also will be home to a 2nd location for Chaco Canyon Organic Café, as reported here last month, which expects to open in April.

West Seattle Trader Joe’s: Comment deadline January 9th

As first reported here last Tuesday, the official city signage is up at the future West Seattle Trader Joe’s site (map), announcing the formal application for city permits. They’re not creating new buildings on the site, as noted in this followup after the original announcement in June, so no public hearing is planned at this point, but a public-comment period is now open. Today’s city Land Use Information Bulletin includes the first two official notices published online, both with comment deadlines set for January 9th: One for 4545 Fauntleroy, including building modifications and part of the parking, and one for 4527 Fauntleroy for the rest of the parking. Both of those links go to city pages that include instructions on how you can comment on the project, which requires an environmental review taking into account an “environmentally critical area” on the site (a steep slope on the north side of the site; a “preliminary assessment” of the site is viewable online here).

West Seattle Monday: Welcome to ‘the week between’

(Sunday photo by Chas Redmond)
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is admittedly usually fairly quiet – though the “s” word remains in the forecast for later this week – but there are a few things to share: First, for transit users, remember that Metro continues “reduced weekday service” between the holidays … From the WSB Forums, there’s a La Leche League meeting this morning, 10:30 am at Seaview Methodist Church (4620 SW Graham) … Tonight, families are welcome at Pajama Story Time at High Point Library (35th/Raymond), 7 pm … C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) doesn’t usually have live music on Mondays, but tonight, regular performer Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice is scheduled to play, 6-8 pm … Monday night means that Scrabble‘s the word, raising money this time for Books for Prisoners, tonight at Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor), 7 pm registration, 7:15 pm game (details here). … And if you feel like dancing, you’ve got the floor at Kenyon Hall during Balorico‘s Family Holiday Dance Party, 4:30-5:45 pm (details here).

Local comic Adam Cozens home for the holidays, show on Tuesday

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

He’ll be the first to tell you he’s still not a star.

Might never become one.

But West Seattle-born-and-raised, New York-dwelling comedian Adam Cozens met a goal this year – to earn enough money from comedy to pay at least one month’s rent.

Dare he set a goal of two months, for next year? Too soon to tell. But his longterm goal remains that of turning comedy into a career, rather than a “glorified hobby,” and he is working as intensively at it this year as he did when last we spoke.

Right now, Adam is home for the holidays, presenting and starring in a Comedy Underground show this Tuesday – as he did at this time last year – so it seemed like a good time to sit down and find out what’s happened over the past year. (Here’s our story about Adam from this time last year, which goes into detail about his background, summarized on his own website here.)

Obvious first question for an interview like this: What’s the biggest thing that’s happened in the past year?

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