West Seattle, Washington
Two local storefronts have new tenants:
FIRST DAY FOR FLOURISH BEAUTY: The former Young At Art storefront at Fauntleroy/Raymond is now home to the salon/spa Flourish Beauty. Proprietor Tiann Stubberfield e-mailed to say this was their first day in business. Tiann describes herself as “a born and raised West Seattle gal!” You might know her most recently for running Coco Bar at Ola Salon; she adds, “All of the gals working here are also West Seattleites who have been practicing for anywhere from 3-15 years.” They’ll be celebrating their opening with an open house Sunday, October 19th, noon-4 pm.
LIKA LOVE GOES BRICKS AND MORTAR: The mobile boutique you’ve seen around West Seattle for some time now is acquiring a fixed location. Malika Siddiq‘s Lika Love is moving into the former Clementine’s storefront at 4447 California SW in The Junction, with a grand opening planned 4-8 pm on October 9th.
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(Outage’s cause – truck vs. wires; photo from Jennifer)
FIRST REPORT, 4:20 PM: Jim says power’s out at 37th and 98th. 911 log says “wires down” at 39th/104th. The Seattle City Light outage map is, well, out. If you’ve lost power too, let us know, so we can get an idea of the extent. Also some out in Gatewood – we’ve heard from 41st/Holly.
4:28 PM: As you can see from comments, several southwest-end neighborhoods are out. We’re en route to check out the “wires down” location, and attempting to get information from SCL, since as noted above, the “outage map” itself is out of commission.
4:34 PM: Amanda, in comments, says it appears the “wires down” call at 39th/104th is a trash truck vs. pole crash. We’re adding a photo from Wendy (above).
4:42 PM: Also, if you’re seeing/hearing a helicopter, it’s just TV. Traffic note: Lights out because of this include 35th/Roxbury, per our crew:
(WSB photo: No power at 35th/Roxbury light)
No official City Light word yet and no news on how long it’ll take to fix this.
4:46 PM: Update – City Light says 4,300 homes and businesses are without power. 90 percent of customers will be back on within an hour – some others might take up to seven hours.
6:01 PM: Thanks to everyone reporting their power is back! Anyone NOT back?
7:23 PM: Some in Arbor Heights are still out, per comments, and now the SCL outage map is back, and that’s where it shows about 300 customers still out:
8:24 PM: More power restored! Thank you for the updates. SCL map now shows only a handful left without electricity. If that includes you, please call and make sure they know you are still out.
ADDED 9:36 PM: Jeff B shared photos with a closer look at what happened:
Engine 37 answered the “wires down” call shortly after it happened:
Local libraries host storytimes every week – but every so often, there’s an extra-special edition featuring Seattle Fire Department reps, always firefighters, sometimes others, all the way up to Fire Chief Gregory Dean. Another round of Firefighter Storytimes – fun events to teach little ones about fire safety – has just been announced, and it includes a West Seattle visit: High Point Branch Library, 11:30 am, October 23rd.
Fire in fremont pic.twitter.com/2Gi4rQ9Du2
— toddbishop (@toddbishop) September 30, 2014
(Photo tweeted by Todd Bishop of GeekWire)
We’re getting some questions because the black column of smoke is visible from here, looking north/northeast. The SFD 911 log lists the address as 434 N. 35th (map) in Fremont. Two-alarm fire, according to SFD. For more information and photos, we refer you to our friends at KING5.com.
(OCT. 3 UPDATE: Four competitors have signed up – Feedback Lounge, Elliott Bay, Husky Deli, The Swinery – room for five more; see below!)
(Photo courtesy West Seattle Junction Association)
More West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival news: The chili cookoff is coming back. And businesses interested in being part of it this year need to speak up fast!
The Junction Association is sponsoring a fundraiser for the West Seattle Food Bank at our 3rd Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 26th. Our neighborhood restaurants will bring their best pot of chili and compete for bragging rights of Best Chili at Harvest Festival – 2014. It’s free for restaurants to enter. The West Seattle public will vote by buying a flight of chili and choosing their favorite! 100% of the donations collected will go to the West Seattle Food Bank to help our community. Last year we raised $1400 for the food bank in just two hours!
Some logistics and rules to enter. Participants must:
* Be a West Seattle business.
* Bring 2.5 gallons of hot chili made in commercial kitchen. We’ll have chafing dishes but bring it hot!!
* Provide a chili server who has a current Food Handlers Card. Restaurant owner, lead chef, or manager preferred.
* Be ready to serve at 11 am! With 2.5 gallons of chili, we’ll be able to serve over 100 flights and the competition will be done by 1 pm.
* Note that we’re increasing requested amount from last year’s 2 gallons. The Food Bank is planning to hustle this thing to raise more money!
* We have room for only 9 competitors. First come, first serve, don’t delay.
We’ll provide everything else. To register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your business name, contact person, and agreement that rules will be followed. Deadline Friday, October 17th.
(WSB photo from 2013 Admiral District trick-or-treating)
The Junction already has announced its Harvest Festival, which includes the annual business-district trick-or-treating (and other components – watch for more news shortly). This morning, we are sharing The Admiral District’s trick-or-treat event announcement, just so you can mark your calendars: Participating businesses there will have the candy out 3-6 pm on Halloween (October 31st), which is a Friday this year.
Thanks to Brigitte for pointing out that September 6th photo shared by NASA as “Picture of the Day” today – a September 6th view of West Seattle from space! (Click the photo for larger, zoomable view that also includes more of the Seattle area.) Back here on earth, here are a few calendar highlights for today:
DROP-IN CHESS: For kids and teens. 4 pm at High Point Branch Library. (35th/Raymond)
NIGHTLIFE: Seven listings on the calendar for tonight – bingo, karaoke, live music, trivia.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
A long-running water-pollution investigation involving the Lafarge plant in West Seattle has ended with a settlement and fine. As first reported Sunday by seattlepi.com, the company was fined $300,000, confirmed operations manager Jonathan Hall in an interview with WSB.
(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Nothing unusual on routes through/from West Seattle right now.
ROAD WORK: If weather permits, the state plans to close northbound 99 tonight between the West Seattle Bridge and the stadium zone, 10 pm-5 am.
TRANSPORTATION NEWS: County Council members announced in dueling news releases Monday that they have taken action described as “sending back to committee” or “canceling” the February 2015 Metro bus cuts (which were to include killing Route 22), pending the outcome of the county budget process. Seattle Times (WSB partner) transportation reporter Mike Lindblom sorts it out, including possible implications for the transit-funding ballot measure you’ll be considering in a few weeks.
7:02 AM: Via Twitter, @cdawg2610 reports a possible stalled car on the eastbound bridge by the 99 overpass.
7:47 AM: The stalled vehicle is still there – in the left lane, per SDOT. You can also see it (as of this writing) on the WSDOT Spokane St. camera. The “low bridge” has just opened for marine traffic, so that’s not a good option right at the moment. The 1st Avenue S. bridge is showing its share of brake lights.
8:12 AM: SDOT just tweeted that the stalled vehicle has been cleared, but as always, “residual backups” remain.
8:42 AM: We’re headed downtown for a story this morning, so we’re trying the “back route.” After 25 minutes from Upper Fauntleroy, headed to the 1st Avenue S. Bridge via Highland Park and then 4th Avenue S., we are almost to 4th/Spokane.