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CONGRATULATIONS! Rangers win West Seattle Little League Minors championship

Thanks to Janine for the photo and word that the Rangers won the West Seattle Little League Minors championship tonight, 12-7 over the Quakes. Their coaches are Dave Sazama and Justin Buehring.

WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST 2017: Official notification that it’s just a month away!

West Seattle Summer Fest is just a little over one month away – Friday-Saturday, July 14-16, in the heart of The Junction. The one-sheet embedded above (PDF version here) is the official community notification that the West Seattle Junction Association-presented festival (with co-sponsors including WSB) is coming up. We’ve of course been looking ahead to it for a long time now, including first word of the music lineup in mid-May. Here’s the official festival poster:

Summer Fest is West Seattle’s biggest party of the year, in the heart of The Junction, in the middle of the street, from California SW north of Oregon (where you’ll find the main music stage and the beer garden) south to Edmunds, and SW Alaska on both sides of California. Be sure your calendar also sets aside Summer Fest Eve – Thursday night, July 13th – because as soon as the streets close for setup, it’s West Seattle Art Walk night and special pre-festival fun. Lots more festival info coming up in the days and weeks ahead – and watch!

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: $25,000 bail for car-theft suspect found in dumpster

The 19-year-old Kent man arrested Saturday in High Point after allegedly bolting from a stolen car remains in jail tonight.

A judge set his bail at $25,000 this afternoon. We covered the arrest after hearing of the police search following the abandonment of the stolen Corolla at 35th and Morgan; the suspect was caught nearby after an extensive police search including a K-9 team. The probable-cause documents from this afternoon’s hearing say a police officer “on routine patrol” just happened to see the car and checked its plate, discovering it had been reported stolen earlier that same day in Tukwila. He then saw the stolen car’s driver take notice of the patrol car and pull into the 35th/Morgan gas station/minimart lot, with the patrol car following, its emergency lights activated. After stopping, the officer wrote, the driver started to get out; though the officer ordered him and his passenger to stop and put their hands up, they ran. The ensuing search found the suspect, hiding in a nearby Dumpster; he was in custody 19 minutes after police spotted him. His passenger was not found. We checked the suspect’s record; long list of misdemeanor cases, but no felony convictions. He was last booked into King County Jail in January for three warrants including an Eastside DUI case and a Kittitas County driving-with-suspended-license case.

Memorial service June 24 for Susan G. Moore, 1956-2016

A memorial service is planned on June 24th for Susan G. Moore, whose family is sharing this remembrance with the community:

Susan Gay Moore, 60, of Seattle, passed away at home on December 19, 2016.

Susan Geary, affectionately called Sue or Susie, was born on March 7, 1956. She was the third child, and second daughter, born to Gerald and Mildred Geary.
Susan held many jobs, from working at Skippers, to Kmart and Sears. She finally found her for-ever job, at Larson-Juhl. There, she performed many duties, including billing and picking mats, as well has working in the chops department.

Susan loved to read. When she wasn’t busy working, or spending time with family, she could often be found with a book in her hand. Most weekends were spent at the library, where she would check out at least 5 books; only to read them all in days.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Mark Edward Moore.

She is survived by her three children: Eric (Hopper), Danielle (Ellis), and Kelsey (Moore); three grandchildren: Ynez (Hopper), Damon (Hopper) and Holly (Ellis), as well as two brothers and four sisters.

Susan was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is greatly missed and will never be forgotten.

A celebration of life is being held for Susan on June 24th from 2-5 P.M. at the May’s Pond Clubhouse 17730 Brook Blvd. Bothell. Parking is located across the street.

She went kicking and screaming!

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WEST SEATTLE BIZNOTE: Nurturing Expressions moves and expands

(WSB photos. Above, Nurturing Expressions founder Tracy Corey)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Not only has Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) moved into a new, bigger, more-accessible street-level storefront in The Junction, it’s dramatically expanded what’s in stock.

Proprietor Tracy Corey is a registered nurse who’s been a compression therapist as well as a lactation consultant, and as we noted here back in 2011, related items have long been mainstays for Nurturing Expressions.

But now that NE’s West Seattle store has moved across the street to 4727 44th SW, you will find a lot more there. And two in-store events this Tuesday and Wednesday just might be the perfect opportunity for you to explore the store. We stopped by a few days ago for a firsthand look: Read More

COMING UP @ DESIGN REVIEW: 3078 SW Avalon Way apartments, revived; 9049 20th SW, expanded

June 12, 2017 2:57 pm
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 |   Development | West Seattle housing | West Seattle news

A July 6th meeting is now scheduled for the Southwest Design Review Board, with these two projects:

3078 SW AVALON WAY, REVIVED: Back in 2014, neighbors won a fight over city planners’ contention that a ~100-apartment building proposed for this site was environmentally non-significant in some areas of consideration. But as noted in our report at the time, that didn’t mean the development was dead; the ruling ultimately said the project had to go back to the SW Design Review Board. And that’s what it’s doing at 6:30 pm Thursday, July 6th, front end of a doubleheader at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon). The project, in the works since 2012, is still described on the city website as 7 stories, ~100 apartments, and ~60 parking spaces; the newest proposed design should be available when the July 6th meeting gets closer.

9049 20TH SW, EXPANDED: The headquarters of STS Construction Services (WSB sponsor) would get two added floors with 22 apartments and 5 microstudios in the project to be reviewed at 8 pm. The newest site plan also says the building footprint would be expanded for added office space at ground level. Any required parking would be provided in the garage of STS-owned Bluestone Apartments next door at 9051 20th SW.

SPEAKING OF DESIGN REVIEW: As reported here last week, some big changes are proposed for the process, and comments are being taken now.

ON THE MARKET: Auto-biz site in Junction/ Triangle for $4.5 million; ex-substation in Fauntleroy for $350,000

Lots of interesting commercial-real-estate listings in West Seattle right now. Here are two of note:

AUTO-BUSINESS SITE PITCHED FOR MULTI-FAMILY OR HOTEL: The Junction/Triangle site of Advance Auto Parts and Service King at 4501 38th SW just hit the market, listed at $4.5 million.

(King County Assessor’s photo)

The listing has its own website, with this note:

Offering includes a 14,375 SF land parcel that allows for development of a possible 78 multi-family units at an average of 650 square feet per unit or a possible 110 hotel units at 420 square feet.

Existing commercial structure offers high cash flow that could be utilized until such time that the site is developed or kept as a investment opportunity.

The site is zoned NC3-65, meaning new construction could go up about six floors.

EX-SUBSTATION FOR SALE AS HOME SITE: When the city decided to sell half a dozen former substation sites around West Seattle, community groups that wanted some to remain as open space were given some time to raise money to buy them. In Fauntleroy, time ran out for 4520 Brace Point Drive, and it was put up for sale for $350,000 as a home site.

(WSB photo)

The listing flyer doesn’t mention it’s an ex-substation. On the Commercial MLS site, the single-family-zoned, 6,848-square-foot property’s status is described as “pending,” meaning a potential sale is apparently already in the works.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen bikes; jury-duty scam call

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes so far today:

TWO BICYCLES STOLEN: Bill asks you to “be on the lookout for 2 kids’ bikes. They are 2-wheel Redline-brand bikes, one black, one blue. The blue one has additional Redline stickers placed on it as well as a couple of Halloween-type stickers. This occurred in our front-yard driveway at 46th SW and Lander.”

PHONE SCAM ALERT: The King County Sheriff’s Office recently re-circulated a warning about scam phone calls claiming people owe money for missing jury duty. JR e-mailed to say it happened to someone in her family:

A word of warning: A few days ago my adult son got several very realistic calls purportedly from the King County Sheriff’s Office at the Courthouse concerning his no-show after a jury summons. My son recalled receiving no such jury letter.

When the calls got to the point where the “officer” said my son needed to get money to pay a hefty fine – no checks, no credit card – and deposit it in a kiosk, he quickly realized that the whole thing was a scam and hung up. The guy called back and my son hung up again. Then the guy left a voice mail saying he would be arrested if he didn’t pay. By this time my son had called the Courthouse and learned that it was indeed a scam, but he said that until the demand for cash everything sounded very real and scary and he thought he was in $1900 (!) worth of big trouble.

6 options for your West Seattle Monday

June 12, 2017 9:49 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(WSB photo: Blue-sky memory from Saturday at Lincoln Park, M/V Sealth arriving at Fauntleroy)

Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as the week begins:

OPENING DAY FOR B’S PO BOY: The new Cajun restaurant on Alki opens at 11 am today; here’s our preview. (2738 Alki SW)

UKULELE JAM AND SINGALONG: 1-2:30 pm most Mondays at the Senior Center of West Seattle – more info in our calendar listing. Open to all levels of ukulele players and singers. (4217 SW Oregon)

COMMUNITY ORCHARD OF WEST SEATTLE: 5-7 pm, bring your gloves, and join the weekly work party/meet up as you find out more about this local resource on the northeast end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

FRIENDS OF ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: The group formerly known as the Roxhill Elementary PTSA meets in the school library tonight at 6 pm. The agenda includes planning for playground improvements at EC Hughes before Roxhill is moved there in fall 2018. (30th SW/SW Roxbury)

EVENING BOOK GROUP AT WEST SEATTLE LIBRARY: 6:45 pm, all are welcome to join the evening book group meeting at Southwest Library. This month’s book is “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith. (9010 35th SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUP AT ADMIRAL LIBRARY: 6:45 pm, all are welcome to join the evening book group meeting at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s book is “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. (2306 42nd SW)

HAPPY 35TH ANNIVERSARY! Victoria and Michael Quinn

First anniversary announcement we have received in a while. Congratulations to the Quinns!

Michael and Victoria Quinn are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary on June 12. They have happily journeyed together from Pullman to New Hampshire, then Oregon, and finally West Seattle, with a year in England thrown in for good measure. Along the way they have been blessed with three remarkable children, a talented son-in-law, and a precocious granddaughter.


(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

6:37 AM: Good morning. Two notes so far: If you take South Cloverdale through South Park, it’s blocked right now at 12th because of a big SFD response for a house fire. The fire’s just been extinguished but the crews will be there a while. Metro is warning of delays for routes that use Cloverdale between 8th and 14th.

Also, Scott says the East Marginal port-truck backup was bad when he went by this morning. We talked with a port rep last week and he said the situation is expected to ease later this month.

8:08 AM: SDOT says all lanes on Cloverdale are open again.