West Seattle Tuesday: Blue Angels’ arrival; 1 week till Night Out…

The daily look ahead:

TONIGHT’S TRAFFIC ALERTS: From our list of this week’s planned closures, tonight’s alerts are the same as last night – 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed southbound 9 pm-5 am between Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge; the WS Bridge’s eastbound offramp to 1st Avenue S. is closed 10 pm tonight to 5 am tomorrow.

NO RESIDENTIAL TRASH/RECYCLING/YARD WASTE PICKUP EXPECTED TODAY: As noted here, that’s what both the city and Waste Management say as the strike enters its seventh day. As for tomorrow – the city says, go ahead and put your cans out and keep them out till the end of THURSDAY.

BLUE ANGELS ARRIVE: The first of the seven Navy jets to arrive for Seafair came in on Monday morning, and today, the other six are scheduled to land at the Museum of Flight around 11 am. Their practice flights are Thursday and Friday, with the official airshow on Saturday and Sunday; the I=90 closure times for Thursday-Sunday are part of our day-by-day traffic alert list for the week.

ONE WEEK TILL ‘NIGHT OUT’ – PICK UP MATERIALS FOR YOUR BLOCK PARTY! From the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network:

WSBWCN has scheduled another opportunity for people to pick up materials to hand out at their Night Out events. It’s from 11 AM until 1 PM (today) at the Southwest Precinct. We’ve gathered materials from Seattle Police Department, Seattle Neighborhood Group, Seattle Office of Emergency Management, King County, West Seattle Be Prepared and the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network. More details here.

If your block party isn’t registered for Night Out yet – go here.

LAFAYETTE PLAYGROUND MEETING: West Seattle’s most populous elementary school is moving into the next phase of its long-running playground improvement project, and invites the community to get involved in discussion about transformation of “an existing asphalt dominated playground into an ecological schoolyard.” 6:30 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW); more details in the calendar listing.

More on the calendar!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Tuesday: Blue Angels' arrival; 1 week till Night Out..."

  • Here July 31, 2012 (9:38 am)

    I am no longer hauling trash back and forth. when it goes out this time, it is NOT coming back to the house.

  • WS Dad July 31, 2012 (9:50 am)

    This evening’s Lafayette Playground Meeting is actually at the West Seattle Library at 6:30 PM.

    • WSB July 31, 2012 (9:52 am)

      Thanks – our calendar listing was right, my summary was wrong, fixed now.

  • flynlo July 31, 2012 (1:39 pm)

    I live on Calif. between Ida & Austin. Just observed a WM garbage truck west bound on Ida, turned on to California, backed up and went east bound on Ida. 1/2 hour later observed them west bound on Austin, same thing onto California and backed up to go east bound on Austin. What the H##l
    is going on? Are they practicing? Obviously no garbage cans out. Do they have so many trucks that they just drive around for the fun of it????

  • lavendercatnip July 31, 2012 (10:28 pm)

    My food/yardwaste cart is getting serious gnats now. Maggots and flies next if the container isn’t picked up. I’ll just start putting my d*mn leftovers back in the ole garbage bags. Expect me to cater to flies and raccoons?? Not on my dime and the bill from SPU is already TOO high! Watch, our rates are going to go up again….

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