West Seattle, Washington
ORIGINAL TUESDAY NIGHT REPORT: Around 7:30 tonight, Jeff reports, his wife’s car was broken into in the front parking lot at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction. There’s one thing he’s hoping will be found:
Her black work work bag was stolen. Most important to her is her notebook and thumb drive containing many many references and resources. Also in the bag was a black iPhone. I’m hoping that the bag gets ditched somewhere close to the scene. … The stolen bag was a black Kipplinger messenger-style bag. In the bag was some medications (Rx & OTC), black iPhone (6s), work keys and badge, a notebook, and a thumbdrive (Lexar, green/blue).
No police report # yet; if you think you have found the bag, let us know.
ADDED WEDNESDAY MORNING: The SPD incident # is 18-10904. Also, as Jeff posted in comments, they’ve found the stolen phone – still looking for the bag.
Tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday nights (January 10, 11, 12), you have an extra entertainment option: This year’s West Seattle High School Drama Club student-directed production, the romantic-comedy thriller “Killjoy” by Jerry Mayer, directed by Kimberly Le. Just show up at the WSHS Theater (3000 California SW) in time for the 7:30 pm curtain – $10 at the door.
Check out that smile! If you have a few hours a week, you too can boost your happiness quotient by using your time to help WestSide Baby. Nhoell Inthavong, who helps coordinate volunteers for WS Baby, sent the announcement:
WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essential items for children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment free of charge through established social service agencies. We work toward a day when all babies and young children in our community have their basic physical needs met — enough diapers and food, adequate clothing and shoes, and safe equipment for their care.
At this time, we are seeking volunteers who are interested in helping get essential items to children in the community as an Order Processor and Pick-Up Assistant. These two roles are vital in the process of distribution and work directly with our Distribution Coordinator. We are looking for volunteer assistance on Mondays, 9 am-1 pm and Tuesdays, 9 am-noon each week.
More information on these two roles can be found on our Volunteer Match page.
4:04 PM: Since it’s getting to be time to go home, we’re mentioning this crash that a few people have let us know about: Westbound West Seattle Bridge, Delridge offramp area, right lane is blocked. Police have just said over the scanner that two vehicles are involved. No SFD dispatch so apparently no injuries of note. If you’re headed this way, be careful.
5:04 PM: No updates but the westbound bridge does not appear to be backed up. Meantime, as mentioned in comments, a RapidRide bus was stalled on south/westbound Avalon just past Luna Park – Maggie says she has since seen it being towed away. We also checked on Fairmount through the ravine, which was closed by downed tree(s) for hours earlier today – now open again.
Though winter has barely begun, fall is on the minds of many West Seattle families, if they have to choose a school – or are considering changing schools – for next school year. We’ve already been featuring independent schools’ open houses and tours in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, and now that Seattle Public Schools‘ enrollment period is open, we are starting to get the lists of tour dates for local public schools. Arbor Heights Elementary, for example, has its first tour of the year tomorrow morning – prospective families are invited to tour with AH principal Christy Collins 8:30 am-9:30 am Wednesday (January 10th); RSVPs are appreciated, and you’ll see how to do that on this page, which has the full schedule of AH’s tours. We’ve also heard from Alki Elementary, which starts tours on January 17th – full list and RSVP info here – and from Louisa Boren STEM K-8, where elementary tours start January 23rd and middle-school tours start January 26th – RSVP how-to and other dates here. We’ll be getting all this into our calendar and welcome other schools to send us their lists, too – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very early Saturday morning, as reported here, a 19-year-old man turned up in the 9200 block of 17th SW with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police searched for blocks around, with vague information about the location and circumstances – maybe during a robbery in an alley, they were told at one point. We requested the followup report yesterday, didn’t get it, then renewed the request today after noticing that what little information is online showed the incident wasn’t classified as an assault, but rather as “weapon discharge” and “injury.” Accidentally self-inflicted, Det. Patrick Michaud in media relations just told us, and the wounded man was too embarrassed to admit it initially. Case closed.
The then-mystery TV show that was being shot at The Swinery on the day we took that photo last October – when a small sign warned visitors that entering the shop might put them on camera – is no longer a mystery. Pamela sends word that the crew was there for an episode of “The Grill Dads” that will be shown on Food Network this Friday night. It’s one of three stops in the episode; the listing says that in the Swinery segment, you’ll see The Grill Dads “cure and fry up some house-made pork belly and bacon for a spectacular BLT sandwich.” The other two segments were shot in Wyoming and Minnesota.
(Dark-eyed Junco, photographed by Jeremiah Holt)
What’s ahead for your West Seattle Tuesday, from the WSB calendar:
LITTLES ‘FLAG ROLLER DERBY’ PRACTICE STARTS: As previewed here last weekend, the winter session is starting for Littles “flag roller derby” for 4- to 8-year-olds, 5 pm at Southgate Roller Rink. (9646 17th SW)
ROXHILL PARK’S FUTURE: 6:30 pm at Southwest Library, you’re invited to join your neighbors including the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition in a discussion with Parks Commons (and Arts in Parks) coordinator Randy Wigner about whether Roxhill Park might qualify for the program. (9010 35th SW)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Crime, safety, traffic, and development are among the topics – the agenda’s in our calendar listing. All welcome. 7 pm in the meeting room by the front entrance of Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)
FOR MORE … go to our complete-calendar page!
The collage is from the organizers of the first-ever West Seattle Gingerbread House Contest, who want to show you how it turned out:
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the makers of these incredibly charming gingerbread houses, each showing so much imagination, craftsmanship, and honoring the West Seattle places and experiences that they love. Our makers are:
Brownie Troop 41169 (7 and 8 year olds)
Troop Leaders: Noirin Lynch and Angela Gilbert,
“Outdoor Fun and S’mores at Camp Long”
Devon Porter and Anabelle Watt,
“A Wildcat Winter” — West Seattle High School
“Our Wonderful West Seattle Community at CrossFit Loft”
There is still time to see these sweet and clever creations. Husky Deli will have them in the window until January 13th.
Thank you for making this a very successful first year!
Warmly, The Log House Museum, Husky Deli, and NW Art and Frame
West Seattle Little League is excited to open registration for all divisions for the 2018 season. Registration is easy and takes only a few steps:
Step 1: Check your child’s league age.
To check your child’s league age on the league age table, league age – click here. Your child’s league age determines which division they are recommended to register with.
Step 2: Log in to the website.
If you have not played with the league before, create a new account. If you are a returning WSLL member, please use your login credentials from the previous season. If you forgot your credentials, please use the “Forgot Password” link to have it reset.
Step 3: Register your child.
Click on the green “Register Now” button in the upper right of the home page. Please note the following during the registration process:
If your child played for WSLL in 2017, you do not need to furnish a birth certificate. If your player is new to West Seattle Little League or did not play in the league during the 2017 season, you will need to upload a copy of the player’s birth.
If you do not live within the boundary for WSLL, you may be waitlisted and should email the player agents below with your 2017 school enrollment form in order to finish registration.
All players will need to provide three proofs of residency to verify player address boundaries.
Registration runs through January 31st.
And after that, it’s time to get ready to play, starting in March.
6:29 AM: Good morning! Just got a texted report of trees down on Fairmount Avenue through the ravine, north of where the Admiral Way Bridge crosses overhead. The texter tells us the road is impassable and that they’ve called 911 to report it. No other problems currently reported in/from West Seattle.
7:25 AM: Tracy Taylor says SPD and SDOT are at the Fairmount scene.
9:36 AM: We just went over to check; Fairmount is still closed at both ends of the ravine.
4:34 PM: Just drove the ravine to be sure it’s open – it is.