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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Admiral smash-and-grab

The photo is from Skylar, who reports a smash-and-grab near 41st SW/SW Admiral Way this afternoon:

I came out from work and was greeted by my passenger-side back window being smashed and my bag stolen. It was an olive green Tumi bag, with a pair of Lululemon leggings, a Northern Exposure sweatshirt with mooses on it, a pair of Nike Air Max plus/97’s, and other miscellaneous items in it. The value of the bag is pretty high and I don’t expect to get it back, I just want others to be aware that this is happening in the area.

But if you do happen to find any such items discarded – let us know.

UPDATE: Motorcycle rider hurt in Fauntleroy Way collision with driver

8:50 PM: Stay away from Fauntleroy south of The Junction/Triangle for a while. A motorcycle/car collision has sent the rider to Harborview, and Fauntleroy is closed between Dawson and Brandon. The rider’s injuries are not life-threatening – he was described as alert and conscious.

9:40 PM: Via scanner – police say the road is clear and open again.

‘Problem solver’ explains local justice/court system to West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network

From last night’s West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting at the precinct:

(Precinct liaison Joe Everett, right, with precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis seated at left)

PRECINCT LIAISON EXPLAINS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM: Joe Everett, the Southwest Precinct‘s liaison from the City Attorney’s Office, gave an overview, starting with an explanation of his role – the face of a “long-term, proactive partnership.” The program started in 1995 “as a thing that happened downtown,” then over time “moved out to the precincts.” Until late last year, South and Southwest Precincts were handled by one liaison lawyer; now, each precinct has its own. Reducing crime, developing a more efficient/effective response to public-safety problems, improving communications are all part of what he’s supposed to help with. Also: “Providing real-time, proactive legal advice for officers … protecting SPD resources by working closely with other City agencies to address neighborhood problems before they become criminal problems.” Overall, “I like to think of myself as a problem solver,” he summarized.

Explaining the court system:

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FOLLOWUP: Avalon repaving project still on for 2019, SDOT says

We’re continuing to follow up on some of the major public-works projects that have been in the works for West Seattle.

(2016 map of proposed Avalon/35th paving/rechannelization project zone)

We asked SDOT about the status of the Avalon Way (and a bit of 35th SW) paving project, first announced last year as potentially planned for construction in 2019, right after completion of Fauntleroy Boulevard. Since the latter project is now on indefinite hold pending light-rail decisionmaking, we wondered where that left Avalon. SDOT project spokesperson Dan Anderson tells WSB today that “construction is still scheduled for 2019. We’re working on the design this year – getting it from 10% level to 90%.” Next round of public updates is planned for “the latter part of April,” Anderson says. One big question will be what type of rechannelization is in the next version of the design – the early proposal unveiled last year, as we reported, included removal of more than 20 on-street parking spaces near the Luna Park business district.

COUNTDOWN: 1 week until registration begins for 14th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

March 28, 2018 3:15 pm
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 |   Community Garage Sale Day | West Seattle news

Saturday, May 12th gets ever closer – that’s this year’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the 14th annual edition since it began in 2005 – and we’ve finalized the date for the start of registration: One week from today.

So if you’re planning to have a sale, watch WSB and for the announcement when signups begin on Wednesday, April 4th. We usually keep registration open for about three weeks so that everyone has ample time to hear about it and decide whether to have a sale.

If you’re new around here – WSCGSD is one day with many sales of many sizes, all around the peninsula, second Saturday in May, the city’s biggest garage-sale day so far as we can tell, one big day of person-to-person recycling and neighbor mingling, which we’ve been coordinating since its fourth year.

CONGRATULATIONS! Another Hiawatha team wins citywide basketball championship

Just found out today that another Hiawatha Community Center basketball team won the citywide championship! Thanks to coach Mark Maroon for the photo and report:

The Hiawatha Boys 17 basketball team won the City Championship in the competitive division against Montlake on Sunday 3/18.

The “West Seattle Wildrats” had an undefeated 9-0 season and were coached by Mark Maroon, Mark Nakatani, and Chris Bernard.

Team members:
Jordan Berridge-Green, Miles Hyland, Ryan Nakatani, Anthony Coats, Joseph Kirk-Woodbury, Ben Dagg, Alec Maroon, Josh McKinney, Grant Vander Hijde, and Zach Donlan (not pictured).

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Subaru stolen with car seat, tricycle inside; stolen mail found; precinct newsletter explains crime reporting

Another stolen vehicle tops West Seattle Crime Watch:


I’m writing to see if you could help locate our stolen car. This morning my husband tried to leave for work but was instead greeted with the fact that the car was not there. We parked it along 42nd Ave in Morgan Junction; it is a 1998 Subaru, plate number BEN3517. Not much of monetary value on the inside, more of a sentimental value, our son’s car seat and tricycle were inside the car.

Call 911 if you see it.

STOLEN MAIL: From Laura:

I found a pile of what looks to be stolen, then dumped, mail at the corner of 35th and Cambridge this morning at about 9:30. The addresses are both from the 9200 block of 37th Ave SW.

HOW TO REPORT CRIME: The March newsletter from Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner has arrived, full of helpful info about what to do to report crime:

We did cover last night’s West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting and our report will be up later today/tonight.

VIDEO: See who asked what at Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s West Seattle town hall

March 28, 2018 10:30 am
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 |   Fauntleroy | West Seattle news | West Seattle politics

Some talking and a lot of listening last night at The Hall at Fauntleroy, as our area’s first-term U.S. House Rep. Pramila Jayapal held the first of two Town Hall meetings in her district. We estimated the crowd at more than 120:

Rep. Jayapal, whose local home is in the West Seattle area, took questions over two hours on a wide range of topics. Here’s our unedited video:

Her next Town Hall is tomorrow (Thursday, March 29) at the Edmonds Senior Center (220 Railroad Ave.).

West Seattle Wednesday: Drop-off food drive; Highland Park Action Committee; fix your sleep; more!

(Red-breasted merganser, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Easter Etc. list, for the rest of your Wednesday:

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ARTHUR’S! The Admiral District restaurant turns 1 year old today, and through 10 pm, here’s what’s planned for the celebration. (2311 California SW)

FILL A SOCCER GOAL WITH FOOD: As previewed here, you’re invited to drop off nonperishable food, 4:30-9 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield, for Highline Premier Football Club‘s drive to fight hunger. (34th/Myrtle)

SCHOOL BOARD’S BEX V WORK SESSION: Which West Seattle school(s) will get projects on next year’s BEX V levy? The School Board has a work session today to continue the planning process, as previewed here. The public is welcome to observe, 4:30-7:30 pm at district HQ in SODO. (3rd/Lander)

SLEEP BETTER TO RUN BETTER: 7 pm sleep clinic at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) – more info, and how to RSVP, here. (2743 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ACTION COMMITTEE: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, get involved with your community! HPAC agenda details are here. (1116 SW Holden)

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: This week’s schedules from a dozen churches are now part of our Easter Etc. page, as well as egg hunts and other events.

TRIVIA FOR A CAUSE: The West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) is the beneficiary of tonight’s trivia night at Talarico’s in The Junction – here’s how to be part of it. (4718 California SW)

THAT’S JUST THE START … see what else is up today/tonight/beyond, via our complete-calendar page.


March 28, 2018 7:07 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

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

7:07 AM: Good morning! No incidents in/from West Seattle so far, and no transit alerts, either.

WATER TAXI REMINDER: Today is the final day of the winter/early spring weekdays-and-commute-times-only West Seattle Water Taxi schedule. Tomorrow, the 7-day/all-day schedule begins, including weekend evenings as well as game nights – like tomorrow, for the M’s opener.