West Seattle, Washington
It’s division-championship time for high-school swimmers including the girls that West Seattleite Brent Lindblom e-mailed to tell us all about, in case you want to go cheer them on Friday and Saturday:
Though Kennedy Catholic High School is located in Burien, West Seattle has many students attending the school.
The Kennedy girls’ swim and dive team is heading to the WCD III 4A Swimming and Diving Championships being held at Curtis Aquatic Center (8805 40th St W, University Place).
Congratulations to the Lancer girls moving on to Division Championships:
Front: Madelline Kalenius, Lauren Hofford, Anita Shields, Catlin Mazzuca, Krista Markle, Shala Markle, Lynn Nguyen
Back: Jacqueline Southwell, Chloe Dahleen, Elena Stoll
Not pictured: Audrey Porter, Bronte Shirley
Swimming Prelims: Friday, October 27th
Warm-up: 3:30 pm
Meet Start: 4:30 pm
Swimming Finals: Saturday, October 28th
Meet Start: 4:30
The top 7 fastest times/scores from each event (finals night only) will be allocated to the State meet.
If you’re going – there’s an admission charge for everyone except kids 5 and under. It’s cash only, $8 adults, $6 students with ASB ID and senior citizens, $4 elementary students.
Got your ticket(s) yet? Saturday’s the night you can masquerade in the spirit of the season, while also dining, dancing, and bidding to help the West Seattle Community Orchestras support student music. The reminder from WSCO:
Come dance to the great sounds of the West Seattle Big Band and listen to topnotch musicians of the West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) as they get you in the swing of things at this year’s annual gala!
Here’s the general plan:
6:00-7:15: Doors open, cocktail reception, silent auctions, entertainment by WSCO musicians
7:15: Buffet dinner served
7:55-8:40: Live auction, raise the paddle, dessert dash
8:40++: Dancing to the West Seattle Big Band!
Generous supporters have donated very special items for our silent and live auctions:
Tray of WSCO “Masquerade Fantasie” Drinks
Alaska Junction Pack (ArtsWest, Matador, Husky Deli, Cupcake Royale)
Canlis and Seattle Symphony
Conducting Opportunity (you’ve always wanted to lead an orchestra!)
Dinner and a Play (10 Mercer and Seattle Shakespeare Company)
Coffee, Tea & Chocolate Pack (Ampersand Cafe, C&P Coffee, Caffe Ladro)
Paradise in Cabo!
There are many, many more fabulous items to bid on. Here’s a partial list of donors:
Bartells Drug Store | Bakery Nouveau | Seattle Shakespeare Company
Heavy Restaurant Group | Boehms Candy | C&P Coffee | MoPOP | West5 | Fresh Flours | ACT Theater | Pagliacci Pizza | MOHAI | Northwest Symphony Orchestra | Trader Joe’s | Seattle Theater Group | Seattle Symphony | Alki Spud | MarketSpice | Puzzle Break | Philharmonia Northwest | Seattle Thunderbirds |
Photography by Chris Leavitt | Jet City Improv | Emerald Downs | Museum of Flight | 5th Avenue Theatre |
Great Harvest | Grand Central Bakery | Seattle Theatre Group |10 Mercer | Ampersand Cafe | Seattle Seahawks | Elegant Electrolysis | Lake Union Civic Orchestra | Plus Friends of the Orchestras!
Your support will help WSCO continue to provide FREE participation and instruction in orchestral and band music for our student musicians.
Hope to see you there: Saturday, October 28, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Alki Masonic Lodge, 4736 40th Ave. SW. Tickets are on sale online now or at the door ($35 adults 18+, $20 students and seniors):
Oh, yes! This year’s theme is Masquerade for Musicians: A mysterious night benefiting student music in West Seattle. Diners are encouraged to contribute to the fun by donning a costume — Halloween-themed or otherwise. Wear a costume—or not!—but don’t forget your dancing shoes!
One week after their first general-election-campaign forum in West Seattle, the women running for mayor, Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan, returned this afternoon. This time, they answered questions during the West Seattle Democratic Women‘s monthly meeting. Chair Rachel Glass described the race as “compelling and intriguing” in her introduction.
Above is our full unedited video of the forum; the text below represents highlights, not full transcriptions – to see/hear the candidates’ full answers, you’ll have to watch the video. The ground rules, set out by Glass – “this forum is not about anything negative … I want you to see the best of these candidates.” They had two minutes each for an opening statement, for each of four prepared questions, then time for each candidate to ask her opponent a question, then a few audience questions, and two-minute closing statements.
Moon won the coin-flip to give her opening statement first. She says she believes she started as the least-known candidate. She says she came to the campaign with a “list of solutions” for problems including the “heartbreaking” homelessness crisis. “In the past mayoral administration, I don’t think anyone knew where we were headed.”
Durkan opens by saying her staff told her she and Moon have done 85 forums, 50 since the primary. She says three things put her on track to run for mayor, something that a year ago she couldn’t have envisioned herself doing. First thing she mentions – election of President Trump. She says we’re not getting “anything good” out of “the other Washington” right now.
(Both made a point of mentioning they’re moms – Moon with two teenagers and two grown stepkids, Durkan with children 21 and 16.)
Then, the questions:
When we reported in September 2016 on the plan for Soprano’s Antico to open in the ex-Zatz Bagels space in Admiral, they were aiming for “early November.” Looks like the restaurant might make that target – a year later. After a tip from Brad today that the paper was finally off the windows, we stopped by this afternoon in search of information. Crews working inside told us they’re hoping to finally open for sit-down service next week – the restaurant’s been delivering pizza a while, according to its website.
We start this West Seattle Crime Watch roundup with an update on a high-profile recent case:
ADMIRAL STABBING SUSPECT ARRAIGNED: Kierra Ward, charged with attacking an Admiral woman who was out for a walk with her baby October 9th, was arraigned today. She pleaded not guilty to first-degree and second-degree assault charges (the second is for allegedly threatening to stab the man who tried to get between Ward and victim Sarah Hanson). Ward remains in King County Jail, bail set at $400,000, with her next hearing November 8th.
P.S. The crowdfunding campaign to help Sarah care for her baby and work from home while recovering has more than surpassed its goal.
READER REPORT – CAR PROWL: Lori reports a car prowl overnight Tuesday into Wednesday in Arbor Heights: “34th & Roxbury. Broke into our car that was in our driveway, didn’t get much. Sunglasses and handful of change. Other cars in area had windows wiped clean of condensation to see inside. Please advise neighbors to not keep valuables in vehicle.”
And a followup:
ATM REPLACED: We noticed today that the ATM stolen two and a half weeks ago from the Chase drive-up in The Junction is back in business – probably not its first day, since we noticed crews at work several days ago, but didn’t get to check back until now.
While SPD told us the day after the theft that the stolen ATM had been recovered, there’s no word of arrests so far.
(WSB file photo: Halloween Rainbow Bingo @ Senior Center of West Seattle)
Though this Friday’s Halloween Rainbow Bingo at the Senior Center of West Seattle is listed in our Halloween Etc. Guide – it’s sold out. Except for a sudden opening, as Mary Beth Ingersoll messaged us to say:
Our most popular Rainbow Bingo of the year is our Halloween Theme in October, tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 27th. It has been sold out since September 30th, but we have some tickets! (This will be our 35th sold-out date in a row!)
I just got word that a table for 6 won’t be able to make it and we’d sure like to fill it. The first person to call me – 206.932.4044 extension 4 – with payment of for the 6 seats of $18/ea= $108.00 can have it.
And if you already have tickets:
Additionally, there will be a costume contest for those that decide to dress up with 1st place winner with a prize of 4 free VIP tickets and a party package for 8 people!
New ’round here? The Senior Center is in The Junction at 4217 SW Oregon.
Just last week, when we published an update on Olympia Coffee Company‘s future space in the Rally live-work units (California/Charlestown), a commenter asked about other businesses there. Today, we’ve heard from one that’s planning to open one week from tomorrow – Supply Chain, 3830 California SW. Here’s the announcement:
West Seattle is getting a bit of bling with the addition of new jewelry and accessory gallery Supply Chain, opening on California Avenue November 3rd. Curated by West Seattle resident and proprietor, Katie Meurk, Supply Chain will feature a thoughtful selection of artists and styles handmade in the United States.
Katie is an avid jewelry collector herself. Supply Chain combines her passion for art, community and self-expression through jewelry. “I love the story behind a piece, and jewelry in particular can evolve with each wear. It is an art form that we get to live in every day.”
Carrying a rotating collection of designers including Abacus Row, Future Glory, Lizzie Fortunato, and Hannah Keefe, Supply Chain will highlight the inspiration, production process, techniques and materials of each piece.
Katie looks forward to Supply Chain becoming an active member in the West Seattle community and the lives of its residents; helping shoppers mark special occasions with the perfect gift, enhancing the collections of passionate jewelry buyers, and becoming a destination for style inspiration.
Supply Chain will be open 11 am-7 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 10 am-6 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Today’s Land Use Information Bulletin from the city has notices for two West Seattle projects:
DESIGN REVIEW FOR 5242 & 5248 CALIFORNIA: When we reported two weeks ago that a Southwest Design Review Board meeting was set next month for the newest proposal at 5242 California – currently home to a partly vacant strip mall – it was in city files as a 9-townhouse project. Turns out that’s only half the site. The other half, now with the address 5248 California, also is proposed for 9 townhouses, and an underground garage is planned with 18 spaces – in the “preferred” massing (size/shape) option shown above, taken from the early version of the meeting packet, by Hybrid Architecture. As “The People’s Court,” the project is set to go to the SWDRB at 6:30 pm Thursday, November 16th – the official notices for its two halves are here and here. (Both explain how to comment now, or you can wait until the meeting, which will be at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, 4217 SW Oregon.)
COMMENT TIME FOR APARTMENTS @ 6016 CALIFORNIA: Back in August, we mentioned an apartment-building proposal for 6016 California SW, which is already bookended by teardowns, and has one business left last time we checked, the legendary Rick’s (Psychic) Barber Shop. The project is now at a stage where you have two weeks to comment. It’s also increased the unit count to 36 “small efficiency dwelling units” (microapartments) and two live-work units. Here’s the official notice; here’s how to comment.
(File photo: Unloading car full of donations from past drive)
Neighbors in need will be thrilled to get your donation of coats and other winter clothing this fall – and an easy way to give is via the Dave Newman State Farm Insurance Agency‘s annual drive for West Seattle Helpline, now in its first week. Here’s the announcement:
Week one of our annual clothing drive in support of the West Seattle Helpline is now under way. So far we have one full barrel of much-needed winter clothing to help our less-fortunate friends and neighbors.
Dave Newman State Farm Insurance agency will continue to collect clean donations of clothes, coats, and shoes until January 1st. The dropoff location is 3435 California Ave SW [map].
For those who have donations but are unable to transport their clothes, coats and shoes to the donation location, pickup may be available. For further information, contact the State Farm office at 206-932-1878.
Dave Newman’s office is open 9 am-5 pm weekdays.
Highlights from the Highland Park Action Committee‘s last meeting until January (since the fourth Thursday conflicts with winter holidays in November and December):
SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES DRAINAGE & WASTEWATER SOUTH OPERATIONS CENTER: SPU project manager Tom Fawthrop presented details of the new facility at the bus yard at 4500 W. Marginal Way SW. It’s a retrofit/remodel project. SPU wants a center here to “position ourselves to be (on this side of) the bridge in case of The Big One” plus reduce the distance their crews go to serve this part of the city – one-fourth of Seattle, Fawthrop pointed out.
Here’s what’s ahead for the rest of your Thursday! First, from the WSB Halloween Etc. Guide:
TODDLER PUMPKINPALOOZA 10 am-noon, for ages 1-5 at High Point Community Center: “Join the center staff and enjoy age-appropriate Halloween games, booths, face painting, art and craft activities, and snacks.” $5. (6920 34th SW)
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PARTY: 6-7:30 pm at Delridge Community Center. Free: “Our 3rd annual Glow in the Dark Party! Snacks, games, and music are just the beginning of the fun. Come glow with us! Wear your costume, face paint, or anything that will illuminate the party. This event brought to you by the Delridge Advisory Council.” (4501 Delridge Way SW)
And from the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COPPER COIN’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY: 11:30 am-11 pm – here’s how the Admiral restaurant is celebrating. (2329 California SW)
MAYORAL CANDIDATES @ WSDW: 11:30 am at West Seattle Golf Course, it’s the WS Democratic Women‘s meeting, with mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan scheduled to answer questions approximately 12:30-1:15 pm. Open to the public, though it’s too late to get in a lunch order. (4600 35th SW)
MONSTER DASH EARLY PACKET PICKUP: Already registered for Saturday’s West Seattle Monster Dash? Or, still need to sign up? Stop by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) 4-6 pm today. And get a discount on your WSR purchases while you’re there! More info here. (2743 California SW)
BUSINESS RESOURCES: This month’s West Seattle Chamber of Commerce After-Hours features “roundtable discussions that explore the challenges of the business community and the resources available to deal with the challenges.” 5:30 pm at Pershing Hall/American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle. (3618 SW Alaska)
FORUM ON TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is devoting this month’s meeting to a “forum on transportation alternatives for seniors and people with disabilities.” More info here. Special location: Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)
SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 7-8:30 pm, the open house at Seattle Lutheran High School on the north end of The Junction “will feature a tour of the facility, as well as interaction with Seattle Lutheran’s faculty and administration.” Enter through the gym. (4100 SW Genesee)
ORGAN & DRUM JAZZ … with The Suffering F-Heads at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MUSIC AFTER FOOTBALL: 8:30 pm-11 pm at Hawks Nest West on Alki, live music with Zechariah Valette after Thursday Night Football. (2806 Alki SW)
5:52 AM: 30th SW is closed for about a block north of Barton [map] right now by a big police response (thanks for the tip). Officers at the scene could only say that someone was assaulted and has been taken to Harborview Medical Center; the Seattle Fire log shows a medical response in the 9000 block of 30th SW just before 4 am. More information as we get it.
6:01 AM: Just talked to SPD spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson. He is still working on getting details, including whether someone is in custody, but says this started as “some kind of disturbance or argument between two men, and one was assaulted by the other.” The victim has life-threatening injuries.
6:07 AM: SPD confirms a suspect is in custody.
8:10 AM: Police have just released more information via SPD Blotter:
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an early morning assault incident in West Seattle. An adult male has been taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed, along with three other witnesses.
Just before 4:00 am two men, acquaintances, were in the 9000 block of 30th Avenue SW. One of the men jumped on the back of the other man attempting to take his cell phone. A struggle ensued, and the man who attempted to take the phone experienced a medical emergency. Officers arrived on scene within three minutes, located the victim, and rendered aid. Seattle Fire responded and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center, where he is in stable condition, expected to recover.
30th SW had reopened when we checked around an hour ago.