West Seattle, Washington
Our video is from Sound Transit‘s briefing at the Junction Neighborhood Organization meeting last Thursday. It didn’t exactly pick up where the West Seattle/Ballard light-rail projects’ Stakeholder Advisory Group had left off just two nights earlier (WSB coverage here), but it did aim to clarify what the next public-participation meeting, next Saturday’s West Seattle “neighborhood forum,” is meant to accomplish. The three ST staffers who briefed and answered questions from JuNO attendees attempted to clarify how, while the Stakeholder Advisory Group has recommended “alternatives” to move forward, those aren’t the final say – what ST hopes to hear from neighborhood participants are potential “refinements.” Maybe even, they said, “mix and match” elements of possible alternatives. So if you weren’t at the JuNO meeting – or at the West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting where we’re told the same team appeared earlier that night – watch and listen, and then be at next Saturday’s neighborhood forum: 10 am-12:30 pm May 5th, Masonic Center, 4736 40th SW.
(WSB photo by Leda Costa, from 2017 West Seattle 5K)
So many fun spring/summer events are getting ever closer – like this one! We are now exactly three weeks away from the West Seattle 5K, the annual run/walk along Alki that raises money for the West Seattle High School PTSA to help students. It starts from and finishes at 61st/Alki, beginning just after 9 am on Sunday, May 20th, and while you can register that morning, it’s so much more convenient to sign up in advance – so you can do that right now, by going here. (And there’s a discount code – MAYDAY5 – good through May 7th, to save you $5.) Here’s what else organizers want you to know: “Prizes for top three male and female finishers. … Rain or shine. Strollers and leashed dogs okay. Race fee includes t-shirt and chip timing.” WSB has co-sponsored the WS5K every year since it started. See you there!
Thanks to Carolyn Newman for the photos! A few hours ago, the yachts in the Clipper Round-the-World Race headed out of Elliott Bay, northbound in Puget Sound toward the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the open ocean.
According to the race website, the next leg takes the crews to Panama, and that should take about 26 days. Of course, a fireboat salute was part of today’s sendoff.
The race has its own online tracker, which shows them passing south Whidbey Island right now. The finish line is in the UK, three months away.
Thanks to Kristen for the photo and report:
Both the 6th-grade and 7th-grade Holy Rosary boys’ volleyball squads have made it though playoffs to play in (tonight’s) CYO championship games @ Blanchet HS. Above, 7th grade boys, coached by Steve Fredrickson and Paul Barton; team from top center – Ryder M. (#14), P.J. B. (#10), Ethan A. (#6), Carter J. (#4), Jameson Y. (#33), Jack N. (#13), Torin H (#3), George J. (#11).
6th Grade Boys play @ 5:00 pm vs. St. Anne
7th Grade Boys play @ 6:30 pm vs. ASB (Assumption St. Bridget)
Good luck, Gators!
If you want to cheer them on, Blanchet is at 8200 Wallingford Ave N.
It’s prime time for gardening – so don’t let your broken tool(s) keep you from getting out and working in the yard, or courtyard, or P-Patch plot – take it to the West Seattle Tool Library before 4 pm and the WSTL/Sustainable West Seattle folks will be happy to help. Thanks to Julie for the photo! The WSTL is at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), on the northeast side of the building.
It rocks … it sparkles … it entertains … it educates! All of the above can be said about the West Seattle Rock Club‘s annual show, and if you haven’t been yet, you still have time to get there.
Of course, you’ll see rocks and gems. You’ll also learn about some of them, courtesy of enthusiasts including local kids:
You can find out where the items on display are from:
And you can find out how they were obtained:
The show’s free … some items are on sale if you’re interested in shopping … otherwise, just wander! It’s inside the Masonic Center at 4736 40th SW until 5 pm.
Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports this morning:
CAR BREAK-IN NEAR LINCOLN PARK: Athena‘s car was broken into between 10:30 pm Friday and 8:45 am Saturday. Stolen items included a black Victoria’s Secret gym bag with a cream/light-green purse inside, some apparel items including blue yoga pants and pink tennis shoes, plus toiletries including “many small samples of Aveda and Origins skin-care products,” and two pairs of ear buds. We’ll add her police-report number when we get it.
DUMPED BICYCLE: Melinda just spotted this at 26th and Adams in North Delridge:
(Osprey, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
What’s ahead for the rest of your Sunday:
SPRING INTO ACTION FOR HPIC! Highland Park Improvement Club‘s springtime freshening-up work party could use some volunteer help today. Just show up, 10 am-2 pm. (1116 SW Holden)
WEST SEATTLE ROCK AND GEM SHOW: Second day of this free, fun show at the Masonic Center, 10 am-5 pm. (4736 40th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS MARKET: Now that spring has fully arrived, new produce, products, and plants are arriving every week! See what’s fresh, 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
GARDEN TOOL REPAIR MEETUP: Got garden tools to get into shape for the season? Bring them to the West Seattle Tool Library between noon and 4 pm! (4408 Delridge Way SW)
FREE FUN RUN BENEFITING JDRF: Noon-4 pm, with free run starting at noon from Ounces. Details here. (3809 Delridge Way SW)
SPRING POP-UP SHOP FUNDRAISER: From noon-4 pm, Miss Sheryl’s Ballet in White Center is having a pop-up shop/bake sale/photo op with Moana (2:30-3:30) – details here. (9650 16th SW)
LADIES OF SOUND: Musical duo from LA performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
‘AN OCTOROON’: Matinee performance of the award-winning play at ArtsWest, 3 pm. (4711 California SW)
7:14 AM: Thanks for the texts! That tree is blocking Jacobsen Road (map) right now, so if you’re trying to get to/from Beach Drive, you’ll have to take a different route. We hope it has been reported already – if not, 911 is appropriate for something blocking a road, and/or the 24-hour SDOT dispatch center, 206-386-1218.
12:30 PM: Still closed at last report – please let us know if you find otherwise. Apparently wires are involved and so City Light was involved as well as a SDOT tree crew.
5:58 PM: As noted in commenters, crews arrived around 3:30 pm. Apparently there is a major incident up north that kept them busy. We took this photo around 5 pm:
Our photographer is going back shortly to check again.
7:03 PM: It wasn’t open when we looked again around 6:30 but commenters say it is now. Thanks for the updates!
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