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Injured bicycle rider’s daughter looking for Good Samaritan

In Friday morning traffic coverage, we mentioned a bicycle incident at Admiral Way/City View on the hill north of the bridge. It cleared relatively quickly, and turned out to have been a fall rather than a collision, so we didn’t follow up. But then we received this note from Elisabeth, saying the rider is her mom and she’s looking for the person who helped her:

(Friday) morning around 6:50/7:00 am, a good Samaritan helped my mom after she crashed her bike on Admiral. My mom was on the west side of street headed towards WS bridge. The good Samaritan pulled over and I believe she called the medics. I was actually driving to work right around the same time and got there shortly after the medics had my mom on the stretcher.

First, we would really like to thank the good Samaritan because my mom hit her head pretty hard and based on her injuries hit the pavement (or her bike) hard, so we think the fast response was critical, and second, we are wondering if the good Samaritan saw the accident. We are trying to piece together what happened as my mom does not remember any of it. She took quite a spill and has some internal injuries and some fractured bones, but we think she is going to be ok.

Was it you, or someone you know? You can comment, or e-mail us.

Update: Homicide investigation after woman found dead in High Point

ORIGINAL REPORT, 4:46 PM: Police at the scene of an investigation at a home on High Point Drive are not commenting on what they are investigating. We went to the scene after neighbors messaged us about crime scene tape and CSI detectives. One source tells us a “suspicious death” is being checked out – we are working to confirm that.

5:26 PM UPDATE: Police now confirm it’s a homicide investigation:

Homicide detectives are on scene in West Seattle where a woman was found dead in her home early this afternoon.

At approximately 12:27 p.m. officers responded to the 5900 block of High Point Drive SW to check the welfare of a homeowner.  Upon arrival officers located a deceased woman in her 40′s inside the home.  There was nobody else inside the residence upon the arrival of officers.

Homicide and CSI detectives responded to process the scene and continue to actively investigate.

The suspect(s) remain at large.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and ongoing homicide investigation.

This is the first West Seattle homicide investigation since the still-unsolved murder of Greggette Guy more than a year and a half ago.

12:37 AM UPDATE: A few more details from police via SPD Blotter: They say the victim was 46 years old and describe her as the homeowner for the address where she was found. According to police, the call that led them to the residence was made by “a relative.” They are not saying how she died but “foul play is suspected.” TV reports quote family members as saying the victim had been stabbed to death.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Teen burglary suspect arrested

Just in via SPD Blotter, an arrest early this morning:

Officers located and arrested a young male burglar inside a woman’s home early this morning in West Seattle. At approximately 3:31 a.m. officers responded to the 3200 block of 59th Avenue SW for the report of an occupied residential burglary. Preliminary investigation indicates that the female homeowner was inside her house and heard multiple voices. She called 911.

Officers arrived on scene and found the home’s doors unlocked. Officers entered the house and located one male suspect inside. There were no signs of forced entry.

The 14-year-old male suspect was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for Investigation of Burglary. The woman homeowner was not injured.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Police search in North Delridge

Thanks to Thomas for the photo. We finally have a tidbit of information regarding what the police search near Delridge and Brandon was about – it’s related to an auto-theft case, according to radio communications. No other details at this point, but we’ve received enough questions about this that we’re mentioning it.

West Seattle holidays: A very crafty day on the peninsula

December 14, 2013 1:30 pm
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Three arts/crafts sales in our daily preview are all happening now. First, one that just started at 1 pm, presented by Nepenthe but one house north of the storefront at 6010-6016 California SW, continuing until 9 pm:

That’s Nepenthe proprietor Naomi Rivera at right, with Santa. Two other bazaars are on until 3 pm:

That’s the scene inside Diva Espresso (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW) in The Triangle. We noticed Lovey’s Gloveys:

Diva is at 4480 Fauntleroy Way SW. Meantime, among the vendors at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) is Alexia Cortes-Johnson, with Mexican folk art as well as religious/primitive art:

C&P has such a big turnout, a few vendors have their tables out on the front patio. (Good thing today’s temperature is about double what it was this time LAST Saturday!) Other arts/crafts sales still to come are listed in the WSB Holiday Guide – if yours isn’t, be sure to send info (plain text, please, not a flyer; thanks!) – we’re continuing to list open houses and other special business events, too.

High-school basketball: Seattle Lutheran vs. Mount Vernon Christian

December 14, 2013 1:00 pm
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Seattle Lutheran High School‘s basketball teams hosted Mount Vernon Christian last night. Top photo is from the boys-varsity game, which SLHS won, 54-41; that’s Abijah Smith, who was the team’s top scorer with 20 (next was Ben Sanders with 14). Next, the girls’ game:

Abbi Sanders is in that photo, bringing the ball upcourt; she had 14 points in the Saints’ 53-30 loss. Also during the busy night of basketball at Seattle Lutheran, there was a bonus game:

Third- and fourth-graders from nearby Hope Lutheran School hit the court.

West Seattle Saturday: Shopping, giving, Santa, theater – and, transportation talk

(Jen @ C&P fair – photo courtesy Machel Spence, who is there too)
Two craft fairs are under way already and that’s just the start of a busy holiday Saturday, with Santa visits and much more … so most (but not all) of the following is from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Events/Info Guide, with listings and lists running all the way through New Year’s Day:

ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET CLEANUP: Not too late to scoot over to Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in Admiral and get geared up to help clean up Admiral District streets with the Admiral Neighborhood Association until noon. (41st/42nd/Admiral)

C & P FAIR: C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, under way until 3 pm, “featuring unique, local arts and crafts for sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more.” (5612 California SW)

DIVA FAIR: Diva Espresso‘s annual arts/crafts fair, also under way until 3 pm. (4480 Fauntleroy Way SW)

(Photo added: Cara with collection barrel outside Thriftway)
FOOD DRIVE: Donate to the West Seattle Food Bank at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 10 am-**4** pm. (Fauntleroy/California/Morgan; updated end time)

SANTA PAWS … Pet photos today, 11 am-2 pm, at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) offices at Jefferson Square, 11 am-2 pm. Please sign up ahead of time by going here. (4700 42nd SW, Suite 600)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION ‘LISTENING TOUR’: Something to say about West Seattle transportation? (Who DOESN’T have something to say about it?) Stop by Barnes & Noble’s coffee shop at Westwood Village noon-2 pm today and talk with the WSTC. (2600 SW Barton)

KITTY HARBOR: Second-to-last weekend of the year at the adoption center near the West Seattle Bridge – and dozens of cats/kittens are looking for homes, like this one:

Thanks to Chaucer Wells Photography for sharing that pic. Noon-6 today @ KH. (3422 Harbor SW)

NEPENTHE BAZAAR: Nepenthe Holiday Bazaar, 1-9 pm: “A venue open to creators of all kinds!” (6010 & 6016-A California SW)

SANTA AT CAPERS: DIY photos with “Ex-Westwood” Santa at CAPERS continue this Saturday/Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Suggested donation per sitting $10; all donations benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

CHAMPAGNE TASTING: Annual grower Champagne tasting at West Seattle Cellars. 1-5 pm Note, there will be a $10 fee for this tasting, refundable with purchase of a bottle of Champagne. (6026 California SW)

‘COCOA CRIS CRINGLE’ AT EASY STREET: Saturday and Sunday evenings, come meet Easy Street Records‘ Santa for photos/donation drive benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank.
4-9 pm. $20, or $15 with donation of 1 nonperishable food item or toy, includes 3 photos sent to you and 1 printed on site. (California/Alaska)

SANTA AT THE MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: 6-10 pm tonight, “Santa Al” is available for DIY photos at the legendary light show; bring a can of food to donate for Northwest Harvest. (5605 Beach Drive SW)

‘LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL’: The curtain rises at 7:30 tonight, ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH’: Twelfth Night Productions presents “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play,” in the style of a live 1940s radio broadcast. 7:30 tonight at Kenyon Hall. Tickets can be purchased at or an hour before showtime at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)

NIGHTLIFE: Our regular calendar includes listings tonight for music and more at The Cask, Duos Lounge, Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Shadowland, Skylark Café and Club, Twilight Gallery. Mouse over the right side of any line in the calendar to click the “plus” sign and expand it for a preview. And if your West Seattle show isn’t there – did you e-mail us the info, plain text, week in advance? Listings are free – Thanks!

West Seattle Whale Watch: More orca sightings today

9:03 AM: Orcas are back in our waters again today – Claire reports a sighting from the Lincoln Park shoreline, with the whales heading south, as of about 15 minutes ago. (Please let us know if you spot them, even with a text (or voice call if you prefer) to 206-293-6302. Thanks! (P.S. Wildlife watcher/advocate Trileigh Tucker tells us she’s heard a report too.)

1:02 PM: Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail called a short time ago and said orcas are southNORTHbound, likely visible soon from Alki Point area. She’ll be in the area with binoculars.

West Seattle power outage: Some out; for others, a flicker

1:46 AM: It’s one of those things that can make you wonder if it was just a flicker at your place … but no, shortly after 1 am, per social-media discussion, it seems a brief power interruption was fairly widespread in West Seattle. A few people report hearing a “boom,” which suggests a transformer problem somewhere; as we write this, the City Light outage map is showing 77 residences out around and above the Me-Kwa-Mooks area of Beach Drive.

2:07 AM: The map has now bumped the number up to 181.

2:22 AM: .. and it’s back to 77, along with the notation that the cause is blamed on “bird/animal.” Restoration is estimated to be up to two hours away.