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West Seattle Blockbuster closures: 1 store’s shutdown date set

As first reported here Monday, both West Seattle Blockbuster stores are out of the rental business, selling off inventory and preparing to close. For anyone wondering how long the endstage is going to last, Admiral store manager Shannon shared some information tonight about what’s ahead at her location: She says the store at 2222 California SW will be “closing its doors to customers on February 15th,” and till then, “liquidating all inventory and assets. Additionally, inventory will be replenished and new sales will be added weekly.” If you have questions, she invites phone calls @ 206-938-8000.

Giving the gift of hair: Local siblings give to Locks of Love

Perry told the story of the Locks of Love donations made by his kids, Sanislo Elementary students, in the WSB Forums. Above is his son Jesse‘s “after” photo. Here’s “before”:

Perry explains:

He was in first grade and I had read somewhere that reading things other then books to kids can help them see the importance of reading so I’d share a WSB article with him if I thought he might like it. One of the first articles I shared with him was this one about 3 boys in a higher grade at Sanislo that donated their hair. He asked me some questions about why they were donating their hair and why other kids need a wig and I explained it to him and he said he wanted to grow his hair to donate as well. The longer hair has been a challenge for him because of baseball, soccer, and swimming. Now that he’s done it, he’s talking about growing it back to donate again.

And, Perry says, Jesse inspired his sibling:

His sister’s name is Jennie and she is in K at Sanislo. The photo of her was from the beginning of the school year. When she was getting her hair cut we asked her if she wanted a trim or to donate her hair like her brother is doing and she opted to donate.

You can find out more about donating at; some hair salons offer free cuts for donors – check with your favorite.

Reader reports: Triangle car theft; Arbor Heights suspicions

Two reader reports to share tonight – first, a stolen car resembling the one in the photo sent by Rob, who hopes his car will be found:

Stolen from my driveway near 37th and Alaska on Tuesday (12/27/2011) between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

The car is a 1998 Subaru Legacy GT Sedan (not the ubiquitous wagon). It is a lovely dark-green color with some minor dents in the right-rear corner. It has Washington truck plates (so the license# begins with an “A” and ends with an “F”). It has a distinctive hood vent and a tasteful rear spoiler, as you can almost see in (the) photo. I have filed a report with the police.

Second, A shares the story of a car whose driver was taking an odd path early today:

Approximately 0530 Wednesday morning, my partner noticed a white Nissan with license plate number 200-Z(xx) pulling in and out of driveways along 35th avenue SW before the turn onto Marine View Drive SW. After being noticed, the car then drove back up 35th to 106th and made a right heading towards White Center. Police were notified, please be on the lookout and report further suspicious behavior.

West Seattle Weather Watch: New Year’s Eve might be OK

“The extended models are trending toward a drier forecast for the weekend,” says the newest “forecast discussion” from the National Weather Service. In the meantime, though, soggy/breezy will prevail for the next few days, according to the “special weather statement” that is in effect. (Thanks to Craig Young for the photo, taken at Constellation Park this morning as gusty winds collided with the “king tide.” Tomorrow, it’s a bit lower – 12.5 feet just before 8:30 am.)

Update: White Center shooting suspect arrested

New information just in from the King County Sheriff’s Office – a suspect is now in custody in this morning’s deadly shooting at Seattle Roll Bakery in White Center, and the motive was not robbery after all. Full details on White Center Now.

Libraries, trees, bridge on next week’s Southwest District Council agenda

December 28, 2011 12:14 pm
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A new year of community meetings gets started one week from tonight with the 7 pm January 4th meeting of the Southwest District Council (which includes reps from organizations around western West Seattle). On the agenda circulated today: A presentation on the Seattle Public Library‘s future, an appearance by City Council President Richard Conlin (days before the council chooses its next president), an update on the Fauntleroy Expressway project that’s been closing part of the West Seattle Bridge on recent nights, and an update on plans for a “street tree ordinance” (a hot topic here recently). The meeting’s open to anyone interested in attending; just find the board room at South Seattle Community College (6000 16th SW), in the Robert Smith Building that’s literally front and center on campus.

West Seattle Wednesday: Roads, tides, runners, writers…

From the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

BRIDGE/ROAD WORK: Another overnight Fauntleroy Expressway closure … Road repair work scheduled to continue in the 6500 block of 48th SW – details here.

ANOTHER ‘KING TIDE’: Just before 8 am today, the high tide will be 12.7 feet, almost as high as the past two days.

HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP meets at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon), 1-2 pm, free. From the announcement: “Explore with others the challenges of being hearing impaired. Give and receive support for solving problems. Education, special presenters and resources are options as we learn what the attendees are interested in. What this group becomes and achieves will depend on those who attend.” Facilitated by David Keitzke, Senior Center member, and D’vorah Kost, Social Worker.

PLANNING A CATERED EVENT? Tour The Hall at Fauntleroy with Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering, 3-7 pm (details here).

RAMP UP TO RUN A HALF-MARATHON IN THE NEW YEAR! Tonight’s another Get Fit West Seattle info/intro night at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – 7 pm (California/Charlestown).

LISTEN UP, SPEAK UP: Poetry Bridge presents its 4th Wednesday Poems & Tales at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 5612 California SW, from 7-9 pm. Featured readers for December are Thaddeus Gunn and Leopoldo Seguel followed by open mike for poets and storytellers. FREE and open to all ages; beverages available at C & P. Visit for more details.

Seattle officers help search for suspect in White Center shooting

12:47 AM: We’ve been covering a post-midnight shooting on partner site White Center Now, but we’re also hearing that Seattle Police are helping search, since the suspect was last seen headed this way, so we wanted to make sure you knew that ongoing coverage is here.

2:21 AM: We’ve updated the WCN story with video of King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West confirming the victim was killed, and that it apparently happened during a robbery at Seattle Roll Bakery. No arrest so far, but there were witnesses, so Sgt. West is hopeful there will be a description to share later this morning.

5:30 AM: Once that new information is out, we’ll have updates here and on WCN. TV crews are live in WC for the morning newscasts, but the reports we’ve seen so far haven’t had anything more than what we all learned from Sgt. West three-plus hours ago.