West Seattle (etc.) Monday: 1st Blue Angels arrival; arena hearing…

(Thanks to Brooke Kipling for the golden view of Sunday night’s sunset, from West Seattle’s west shore)
Happy Monday! Here are the highlights of our look ahead to what’s up today/tonight – including events not in West Seattle but of interest here:

WONDERING ABOUT TRASH/RECYCLING PICKUP? The Waste Management recycling/yard-waste drivers’ strike continues, supported by garbage-truck drivers; the company is bringing in what it calls “substitute drivers,” saying they will focus on commercial pickups today. Here’s the newest information.

TRAFFIC ALERTS FOR TODAY/TONIGHT: From our day-by-day traffic-alert list: Southbound 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed 9 pm-5 am; the 1st Avenue South exit from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge will close 10 pm-5 am. And during the day, in West Seattle, there is one alert: Concrete trucks are expected at the Barton Street Pump Station expansion project next to the Fauntleroy ferry dock noon-4:30 pm, and the county warns some traffic trouble might result. (They will have flaggers to assist.)

1ST BLUE ANGEL ARRIVES: Seafair‘s big week always begins with a sight in the sky – the first Blue Angels jet to arrive (the other six are due tomorrow) is expected this morning. We’re checking with Seafair on the time. You’ll likely see it zipping around on media/VIP ridealongs, too. (ADDED 8:43 AM: The first jet has arrived. It’ll be out on “key influencer” ridealongs from 11 am-3 pm. Tomorrow’s group arrival is scheduled around 11 am.)

TIDEWALKING TIME: The next round of low tides starts today, -2 feet just after 9 am.

COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON SODO ARENA: 1:30 pm today, the public has another chance to tell the King County Council what it thinks about the SODO arena plan, during a public hearing at the council’s meeting in the courthouse downtown (as explained here). 1:30 pm; details here.

FAMILY STORY TIME: Tonight at the High Point Library branch (35th/Raymond), 7 pm.

More on the calendar!

7 Replies to "West Seattle (etc.) Monday: 1st Blue Angels arrival; arena hearing..."

  • rdm July 30, 2012 (7:24 am)

    Looks like Blue Angel #7 will arrive around 8AM

  • WSB July 30, 2012 (8:36 am)

    And that’s apparently what indeed happened. Nobody tweeting live for Museum of Flight, though. Anyway, Seafair has now sent out its update on what’s happening today, and the “key influencer” rides will be happening between 11 am and 3 pm, so you may see the jet out and about then. – TR

  • Rae July 30, 2012 (9:51 am)

    The bit about the Waste Management strike says “Here’s the newest information” but doesn’t appear to have a link.

    • WSB July 30, 2012 (9:58 am)

      Sorry – it was meant to be the same link as on our BIG STORIES list – will fix!

  • Todd July 30, 2012 (10:10 am)

    #7 arrived at 8:00 AM over my head as I was about to get on I 5 north from the bridge. Very cool! Great start to the day.

  • sam-c July 30, 2012 (12:32 pm)

    so, none of them arrived yesterday? a plane similar to the blue angels’ plane (fighter jet of some sort) flew over the M’s game yesterday. I am not a plane identifier, so I don’t know what kind of jet it was..

  • Todd July 30, 2012 (12:53 pm)

    sam-c, I didn’t see the plane yesterday but it could have been an F-18G stationed at NAS Whidbey.

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