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West Seattle crews assisting with South Park boat fire

September 13, 2013 11:32 pm
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 |   South Park | West Seattle news

(ADDED SATURDAY: The burned boat, the “Silly Goose” from Craig, AK, out of the water)
If you’re in Highland Park and other points east, you might have noticed the Seattle Fire response headed eastbound for this – a boat caught fire at a marina in South Park this past hour; we’re there covering it for our partner site The South Park Newsupdates here.

High-school football: Chief Sealth hosts Cleveland

September 13, 2013 11:03 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

(Photos by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
Spirited crowd tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex as the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks took on Cleveland, who left with the win, 25-20. It was a hard-fought game:

Sealth scored first, with a TD just a minute into the game, per the school’s live tweets, and led 20-19 in the fourth quarter before Cleveland moved ahead.

The Seahawks host Rainier Beach at SWAC next Friday, 7 pm.

Police investigating assault-with-weapons call on Delridge

September 13, 2013 10:05 pm
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 |   Delridge | West Seattle news | West Seattle police

Police and fire crews have responded to what the Seattle Fire log categorizes at an assault-with-weapons call in the 8400 block of Delridge Way. Our crew at the scene is being told it’s a “medical call” – not a crime scene – at this point. One person is being taken to the hospital by private ambulance.

West Seattle restaurants: Athena’s out, Wanna Burger/Teriyaki in

Thanks to the multiple WSB’ers who tipped us on this – hard to miss the big signage that has just gone up at 1513 SW Holden, which had been the bricks-and-mortar home of Athena’s since May of last year. It was the original home of Zippy’s Giant Burgers before that, and now burgers are returning to the space, along with teriyaki, according to the signage for Wanna. Nobody was around when we followed up on tips by heading over to look, so we inquired at neighboring Seamart, and were told the proprietor is a relative of Athena’s owner Nick Parisi – we’re following up to try to find out more.

Athena’s has actually been closed for several weeks; as noted here in late August (after we’d received several questions), a post on its Facebook page mentioned it would be closed “for construction” until early September.

Emergency response: Boat checked out off Jack Block Park

(Photo added 5:08 pm; by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
3:49 PM: If you’ve noticed a big emergency response headed toward Harbor Avenue – it’s for a powerboat reported to be taking on water off Jack Block Park. Some of the responders have already been canceled, but others are continuing on. More as we get it.

3:55 PM UPDATE: Via scanner, the boat’s now been assessed as a 1960s-vintage wood boat, about 22 feet long, nobody on board, and they’re trying to figure out if it’s a “derelict vessel.” The fireboat Chief Seattle is on scene, per; we have a crew headed that way. Scanner also indicates this is likely abandoned and the boat will be impounded if possible; the fireboat’s crew is reported to be doing a “stability survey.”

Putting the ‘sea’ in Seahawks: Look for special flags on ferries

(WSB photo taken from Upper Fauntleroy this morning – ferry heading toward Vashon)
From today’s edition of Washington State Ferries boss David Moseley‘s weekly newsletter:

Starting this Sunday, Sept. 15, WSF will display our Seahawks pride on home game days by flying the #12 flag on some of our vessels in the system. Thanks to the Seattle Seahawks for graciously giving us the flags to use for this purpose. Go Hawks!

We’re checking to see if Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth will be included. In the meantime, if you see one Sunday, share a photo!

You can help! Admiral Neighborhood Association Adopt-A-Street tomorrow

Hit the streets! Tomorrow (Saturday) morning, 9 am-noon, the Admiral Neighborhood Association would love to have your help with their Adopt-A-Street cleanup in the Admiral/California area. Treats provided before and after by Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), which is also where you will meet ANA members to get started – equipment and bags provided, of course. Look for them outside the store’s main entrance, off 41st/Admiral.

Middle-school rockers Jet City Metro debut at Skylark on Sunday

We’re always happy to hear about young West Seattleites’ achievements – whether the news comes from proud parents, coaches, teachers, or from the youth themselves. This announcement might be a first – a news release about a trio of Denny International Middle School students who are performing on the Skylark Club and Café calendar this Sunday, written by a proud dad who happens to work in PR. What really sells the story is the video – that’s Jet City Metro performing the Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in their only previous onstage performance, the Denny 6th-grade talent show. And they rocked! Here’s their news release:

Twelve-year-old Jackson Spenser, a student at Denny International Middle School, founded a garage grunge band, Jet City Metro, earlier this year with two 12-year-old friends and fellow students. Their band has never performed in public, or even had an audition, but already they’ve landed a spot on the bill of an Americana-themed “All Ages Solo Show” this coming Sunday afternoon, September 15, at West Seattle’s Skylark Café and Club (3803 Delridge Way SW). [See details at end.]

Formed in April 2013, Jet City Metro has only performed together onstage once. As the closing act, they rocked the Denny 6th Grade Talent Show, on the last day of school this past June, with their hard-charging rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

During the performance, one Denny teacher danced along to the song onstage — throwing her arms up in the air with abandon — while the panel of teacher-judges started doing the Wave.

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4435 35th SW mixed-use project: Next Design Review meeting

Though the official notice won’t go out until next week, the city’s master schedule now shows October 10th as the date for the next Southwest Design Review Board meeting. One project is on the agenda so far: 4435 35th SW, a six-story mixed-use building proposed for ~160 apartments, about the same number of parking spaces, and ~16,000 square feet of commercial space. Its site (map) is on the west side of 35th SW, currently holding an empty lot and The Bridge (which is moving to under-renovation 6301 California SW). The 35th SW project has had two Early Design Guidance meetings over the span of four years – after one for the original proposal in 2009, development plans went on the back burner until this year, when a new proposal passed EDG in June. The revised design proposal isn’t available yet but should be at least a week before the next meeting, 6:30 pm October 10th, at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon).

West Seattle Friday: Family Night at the Y; Schmitz Park outdoor movie; football; Yom Kippur begins…

September 13, 2013 10:42 am
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So pretty, we wanted to share it here on this foggy morning – Danny McMillin‘s view of Puget Sound, the Olympics, and the Foss tug Pacific Star with a barge post-sunset last night. Meanwhile, it’s the second-to-last Friday the 13th of 2013…

SCHOOL BENEFIT SALE: It’s a big weekend of garage/rummage sales, and one is already under way – until 4 pm, the first day of a 3-day sale benefiting Shorewood Christian School (but not AT the school; it’s at 56th/Charlestown)

BLOOD DONATIONS: Puget Sound Blood Center has a mobile unit at PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) today until 3 pm (closed 11 am-noon), walkups welcome. (California/Stevens)

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE Y: This free event is open to the community, not just West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) members – open swim, kids’ gym, more, 6-8 pm. (4515 36th SW)

RESCHEDULED OUTDOOR MOVIE: No chance of rain in tonight’s forecast, so the benefit outdoor screening of “Epic” at Schmitz Park Elementary is back on, as noted here earlier this week. Gates at 6:15 pm, movie around 7:30 pm. (50th/Spokane)

MAGIC SHOW AT ALKI COMMUNITY CENTER: Come to Alki Community Center for this show and be amazed – 6:30 pm; info in our listing. (5817 SW Stevens)

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER: Bunco Night and silent auction at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 7 pm, raising money for Alzheimer’s research – details in our calendar listing. (California/Oregon)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Two games in West Seattle tonight – both at 7 pm: WSHS vs. Seattle Prep at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW); Chief Sealth vs. Cleveland at SW Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).

YOM KIPPUR WITH KOL HANESHAMAH: Kol Nidre at 7 pm, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Also find details of tomorrow’s Yom Kippur events on the Kol HaNeshamah (WSB sponsor) website. (California/Hanford)

YOM KIPPUR WITH WEST SEATTLE TLC: 7:15 pm prayer service – details here, including how to RSVP for location info.

Find even more on our calendar!

The WSBeat: 13 summaries, from ‘shopping’ suspects to big-ticket speeder to the case of the solicitation confrontation…

By Megan Sheppard
On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog

This edition of the WSBeat contains summaries written from reports on cases handled in recent days by Southwest Precinct officers – generally cases that (usually) have not already appeared here in breaking-news coverage or West Seattle Crime Watch reports, but that might at least answer the question “what WERE all those police doing on my block?”

*Early Tuesday, an officer was driving past an Admiral grocery store when he recognized a car parked near the front door as being the suspect vehicle in many shoplifting incidents. The officer parked nearby and was able to watch the suspects as they “shopped” inside and as the male half of the couple loaded nearly $400 worth of stolen items into the car. Because the female half of the couple had paid for her items, she was interviewed and released; the man was booked into King County Jail for investigation of theft.

*A Shoreline resident was arrested early Wednesday after screaming in the street and damaging a vehicle in the 7000 block of Fauntleroy Way SW. He was aggressive with officers, failed to obey orders to keep his hands visible, and had to be tased. When told he was under arrest, he spit on the inside window of the patrol car. He could face charges of property damage and obstructing public officers.

Ahead – 11 more summaries, including the case of the speeder who turned out to be wanted in a BIG way, panhandlers vs. missionaries, and sidewalk knife-sharpening:

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates, weekend notes

September 13, 2013 7:27 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; other cameras are on the WSB Traffic page)
Fog’s back. No out-of-the-ordinary incidents affecting routes in or from West Seattle right now. On the road-work front, SW Thistle eastbound is closed between 35th and 37th for replacement of concrete panels.

Weekend reminders: On Sunday, California SW is closed from Genesee to Edmunds in The Junction for the West Seattle Car Show, 6 am until 6 pm (unless the show participants are cleared out sooner); the show itself is 8 am-4 pm. That’s one of the events on the weekend citywide traffic roundup.

You can help: Don’t let ‘Walking on Logs’ become ‘Wading Through Weeds’

September 13, 2013 4:23 am
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news

(2009 photo)
You can help make a scene like that happen near the Fauntleroy Way end of the West Seattle Bridge – just join Nancy Driver and other community volunteers, one week from Saturday:

Love the Walking on Logs statues and love seeing them dressed up? Then please consider giving a few hours of your time to upkeep of the site.

The Walking on Logs Landscape Group is looking for volunteers to help with a cleanup of the Walking on Logs site on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will be weed whacking, hand weeding and picking up trash . Volunteers should wear good shoes (parts of the site may be muddy) and bring their own gloves if possible, although we will have some gloves on site. If you can bring your own small hand tools, it would be appreciated. Water and snacks will be provided.

We will meet at 9:00 am at the gate on Fauntleroy Way SW near the intersection of SW Andover Street The gate is a bit north of the crosswalk that goes over the highway. A sign will be posted marking the gate. If you need further information please contact Nancy at .

Hope to see you there and we particularly hope to see volunteers from the various groups that make use of the site. Thanks.

A little time will make a big difference!