West Seattle, Washington
10:31 PM: Police are searching in Morgan Junction right now after another report of someone being robbed of their phone. According to preliminary information from scanner traffic, they’re looking for two suspects. No specifics on circumstances so far, but police were summoned to the west side of the 6400 block of California SW, and the suspects were last seen on the east side of the street. Police broadcast these descriptions: White man 20s-30s, about 5’8″, gray hoodie with picture/writing of some sort, red/plaid PJ-type pants; black man 30s-40s, 6′, dark jacket, golf hat, black jeans.
10:50 PM: A friend of the victim tells WSB the robbery happened at the northbound C Line bus stop – the victim then went across the street to contact police.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
At the southwest corner of 63rd SW and Alki Avenue SW, that small plaque notes what’s believed to be the site of the legendary Denny Party cabin – the one that wasn’t finished by the time the settlers arrived, at which time some of them were reported to have sat down and had a “big cry”:
The site was later home to the Stockade Hotel (below) and currently holds the 11-apartment Pioneer Homes-Alki complex, built in the 1940s by Robert S. Wise, and still held by his family.
What you might not know is that the family also owns a parcel right behind it that holds two wood-sided duplexes and a house, also dating back to the 1940s.
And they’re looking to redevelop that parcel – 3015 63rd SW – into a new 11-apartment building, replacing those three structures.
As we’ve been noting, it’s open-house and tour season for local schools, both independent and public, and we have many listed in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar already. One open house that’s now a week away will also be a celebration. Here’s the announcement from West Seattle Montessori School and Academy (WSB sponsor) of what’s happening next Saturday afternoon:
West Seattle Montessori School & Academy will be hosting their annual winter open house on January 27, 1 pm-3 pm.
WSMS&A will also be celebrating Academic Secretary Dolores Atwood’s 75th birthday and 33 years of service. Dolores has touched many lives within the West Seattle community and we invite you to join us on this special day. This celebration will be held in the Enrichment Building at 11220 16th Avenue SW during the open house.
West Seattle Montessori School & Academy provides a global program for pre-primary through grade 8 that is engaging and responsive for every age. Teachers are coaches, mentors, and guides who are not only content specialists, they’re also student specialists! With an engaging Montessori curriculum and classrooms that provide individualized student opportunities, teachers are able to support students by making learning fun and helping them exceed their goals.
WSMS&A is at 11215 15th SW.
Justin sent that video, saying it’s from a break-in at his home at 1:31 am Friday, near Charlestown and 40th. If you recognize the person in the video, contact police and refer to incident # 2018-024462.
ADDED: Justin has since provided screengrabs – the one above is the clearest. We asked whether any particular stolen item should be watched for, but he says that so far, it appears not much was taken.
(Uno on Friday, photographed with a long lens by David Hutchinson)
See a seal on shore? Alert Seal Sitters! Here’s their newest update:
“Uno,” Seal Sitters’ first harbor seal response of 2018, has recently moved his favorite haulout spot from Lincoln Park to Elliott Bay. If anyone happens to see him or any other marine mammal on one of our West Seattle beaches, please contact the Seal Sitters’ Hotline at 206-905-SEAL (7325). We are having a bit of a flurry of weaned seals, anywhere from 4-6 months old, along West Seattle’s shoreline and it’s imperative they be given the space to rest and warm up. Sadly, the “weaner” Seal Sitters rescued from Lincoln Park on Thursday died overnight at the rehab facility and has been taken for necropsy.
As a followup to today’s Women’s Marches around the country, tomorrow has been declared a day of action – and that includes two “Act on Seattle Day” events at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge. Whether you’re marching today or not, you’re invited to join The Little Red Hen Project and Delridge Grocery Co-op between 11 am and 2 pm on Sunday. Here’s the announcement:
*Delridge Grocery Co-op is hosting a community potluck and a chance to play the board game, Co-opoly, The Game of Cooperatives. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch or just yourself and a desire to learn about the power of co-ops.
*Help The Little Red Hen Project build a library for 2018’s Womxn’s Act Day! Bring a garden or homesteading book for the Little Red Hen library, or just yourself and a desire to help your neighbors. Volunteers will build a bookshelf for the garden library with tools lent by West Seattle Tool Library. Dress warmly as the build will happen in the breezeway.
Youngstown is at 4408 Delridge Way SW.
11:14 AM: Seattle Fire and Police are headed to the 5900 block of California SW [map] for an “assault with weapons” callout. Updates to come.
11:25 AM: Awaiting an update from our crew arriving at the scene. Via scanner and online log, we know all but one SFD unit has been dismissed already and a private ambulance is being called, so injuries are not major.
11:34 AM: The injured man is alert and conscious and has a bandage on his arm. Police/fire at the scene aren’t commenting on why this came in as an “assault with weapons” call (which is the larger response sent when the initial report indicates anything from gun to knife to a sharp piece of glass).
12:12 PM: We’ve since learned this was a “person in crisis” situation and the wound was believed to be self-inflicted.
If you – or someone you know – is considering self-harm, the Crisis Clinic hotline is available 24/7, 206-461-3222.
(Male Red-Breasted Merganser, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Late start today – but not too late for some reminders. First:
IF YOU’RE HEADED ACROSS THE BAY … but not headed to Women’s March 2.0 … be aware that it’s happening now, starting on Capitol Hill with an 11 am rally and marching to Seattle Center.
(Added: Photo shared by local march participants as they awaited a bus leaving West Seattle)
Some streets are closed and some transit will be re-routed/changed. Here’s the SDOT event alert.
Here in West Seattle, from our calendar:
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR: Leslie Harris, who represents West Seattle and South Park on the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors – and serves as board president – has a community-conversation meeting this afternoon. Drop in at West Seattle (Admiral) Library any time between 3 and 5 pm. (2306 42nd SW)
MEMOIR-WRITING WORKSHOP: Tell your story! Free workshop with West Seattle writer Martin Piccoli at Southwest Library, 4-5:20 pm – details in our calendar listing. (9010 35th SW)
JEFF FERGUSON’S TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: 7 pm at Whisky West. No cover; 21+. (6451 California SW)
ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an eclectic mix of covers and originals.” (5612 California SW)
NOT DEAD YET, THE APPROXIMATIONS: Starting at 8 pm at The Skylark, it’s West Seattle’s own Not Dead Yet sharing the bill with The Approximations – the band featuring King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. Sherri sends the advance notice:
Not Dead Yet plays mostly originals (“West Seattle Hey” among them). The Approximations play fun, danceable classic rock and R & B. They are great fun and they are GOOD! Combined, the 2 bands are going to put on an awesome show.
$8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SWINDLER: 9 pm-midnight, Swindler performs at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District: “Psychedelic, improvisational, jazzy, jammy, instrumental groove. Catch them before they’re huge!” $7 at the door. 21+.(4210 SW Admiral Way)
12:40 AM: We’re in the 1200 block of Alki SW, where – as we reported Friday afternoon – the structure-moving specialists of Nickel Bros are moving another West Seattle house that otherwise would be destined for demolition.
This time, it’s 1262 Alki SW, one of the beach houses on what’s now the future site of SolTerra’s development Perch. The house is being towed by a truck, foot by foot, off the lot, in the start-stop-start mode right now, and once it’s in the middle of Alki Avenue – which will be closed for the operation – it’ll be taken to Don Armeni Boat Ramp and put on a barge. Eventual destination: New site in B.C. Updates to come!
12:58 AM: The house is now fully off the lot and on the road.
1:08 AM: We’re on the way to Don Armeni to check the progress from the end of the route. Above, what the house looked like as it passed – two stories, compared to the single-story log house the same company moved cross-peninsula last month, so literally a larger undertaking. And as noted in our afternoon preview, commenters pointed out that this house does have history – until a few years ago, it was home of Fred and Marjorie Dau, owners of Admiralty House Antiques (2141 California SW, where Mioposto is now). She died in 2013; he closed the shop later that year, and died in 2014.
1:27 AM: Thanks to Lynn Hall for the photo above, an overhead view as the house – built in 1962, according to county Assessor’s Office records – passed Luna/Anchor Park.
1:57 AM: After a brief return to HQ, we’re back in the Don Armeni vicinity, and the house is too. It’s on Harbor Avenue just outside the entrance to the boat-ramp park and the road is fully blocked there, which is a surprise to drivers arriving where we’re idling just before the roadblock.
2:21 AM: The house is now in the Don Armeni lot and the road is open again.
2:37 AM: Looks like part two of the operation will be a while, and the barge is not at the ramp yet, so we are going to check back in a few hours. (High tide is at 7:30 am.)
7:45 AM: Thanks to Richard for this photo taken minutes ago:
(added) And thanks to the anonymous reader who sent this photo:
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