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Countdown continues! Who you’ll see at Morgan Junction Community Festival on Saturday

June 13, 2018 10:21 pm
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 |   West Seattle festivals | West Seattle news

The weekend gets ever closer and so does the 2018 Morgan Junction Community Festival, 10 am-4 pm Saturday at Morgan Junction Park [map]. Tonight, the list of vendors and community organizations you’ll find there, from festival spokesperson Susan Madrid:

This year’s festival will feature more than 30 vendors, many returning. All but three will be in the vendor area in the parking lot behind Zeeks Pizza and Whisky West. West Seattle Blog, Seattle Emergency Hubs and West Seattle TimeBank will be on Eddy Street to the north of Morgan Junction Park. For-sale items feature handmade jewelry and crafts by local artisans; products from a West Seattle backyard bee keeper; handcrafted candy; and specialty dog treats. The Cal-Mor Circle Residence Council will be selling bottled water to support its recreational activities. A number of commercial vendors will provide information on their services and/or products. Community and government organizations are eager to educate festival attendees about their activities and how interested citizens can get involved. Of note, Seattle Parks and Recreation will have an information booth highlighting the planned expansion of Morgan Junction Park and will be seeking public input. The Department of Neighborhoods will provide information on its programs and incentives. Seattle Department of Transportation will provide project information about 35th Ave SW Phase 2, the 34th Ave SW Neighborhood Greenway, and the Avalon Paving Project.

West Seattle/Morgan Junction Area Businesses
Good Med Direct Primary Care
Leaps and Bounds
Madrid Frame, LLC
Second Gear Sports
Super Supplements
West Seattle Blog
West Seattle Electric & Solar

Edibles, Food/Meal Solutions
Dolcetta Artisan Sweets
Dream Dinners
Emerald City Apiaries
Puddles Barkery
Smith Brothers Farms

Handcrafted Jewelry/Crafts
Flying Feather Designs
Ginger Jewelry Design
Penguins Designs
Queen Beads

Community Organizations
34th District Democrats
Church of the Nazarene
Endolyne Children’s Choir
Morgan Community Association
Peace Lutheran Church
Seattle Fair Growth (SCALE)
West Seattle Be Prepared – Seattle Emergency Hubs
West Seattle Democratic Women
West Seattle Food Bank
West Seattle TimeBank
Westside Neighbors Network

Government Organizations
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON)
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle Public Library
Sound Transit

Our previous previews include the Bark of Morgan dog parade and contests here, 5 festival highlights here, the food lineup here. As a co-sponsor, we look forward to seeing you there!

VIDEO: 34th District Democrats make their State Senate endorsement…s

(Standing-room crowd at 34th District Democrats just before State Senate endorsement vote)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

The endorsement for the open 34th District State Senate seat was the big news from this month’s meeting of the 34th District Democrats, just concluded at The Hall at Fauntleroy.

The result, on a second ballot, was a dual endorsement of Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen, who tied at 62 votes each in the runoff; she had led the first round with 57 votes – not enough for a sole endorsement – and he was in second with 39 votes,

We’ll add video highlights later (10:38 pm update – first ones added below), but first, here’s how the nomination process – including more than an hour of vote-counting – unfolded:

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From community survey to crime stats @ Fauntleroy Community Association

June 13, 2018 6:44 pm
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 |   Fauntleroy | Neighborhoods | West Seattle news

Toplines from last night’s Fauntleroy Community Association meeting:

COMMUNITY SURVEY: Every two years, FCA surveys the community to be sure the group is in tune with what people care about, among other reasons. This time, 430 responses came in – upward of a third more than the 300 responses from last time. The hottest topics were traffic/parking, followed by HALA upzoning and police/crime-related issues. Crime was the top topic of concern last time around. In fourth place, environmental stewardship, which fell from number two in the previous survey. Overall, the survey yielded a wealth of information, including how much community members value events such as the Fauntleroy Fall Festival, and the FCA board will develop an action plan to address community concerns.

POLICE UPDATE: Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith was in attendance for the last time, as his retirement is imminent, and the board told him he would be missed. He said both property crime in general, and auto thefts in particular, are way up in the Fauntleroy area vs. this time last year. Auto thefts totaled 6 by this time last year but are at 15 so far in 2018. He said the precinct is actively working on both issues.

One issue brought up: Plant vandalism along Fauntleroy Way between the south parking lot of Lincoln Park and the ferry dock – tree limbs have been cut and plants ripped out. Lt. Smith said the Community Police Team is on it. Another issue: Parking problems and street congestion when it’s time to pick up students who commute via ferry to Vashon schools, usually around 4 pm. Lt.Smith said he would send parking enforcement around.

The Fauntleroy Community Association board meets second Tuesdays except August and December, 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW). Watch for updates between meetings.

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT: Seattle City Light work to close section of Marine View Drive for more than a week

Received from Seattle City Light, as its year-and-a-half-plus project in South Arbor Heights/The Arroyos continues:

During the week of June 18, Seattle City Light crews will be working at the intersection of 39th Avenue SW and Marine View Drive SW to install a new electrical vault. As a result, a portion of Marine View Drive SW will be temporarily closed for construction.


June 18-27: A portion of Marine View Drive SW will be temporarily closed for construction. This closure will occur both during and outside of construction work hours.

Traffic through Marine View Drive SW will be restricted to local access only.

Crews will work with affected residents regarding driveway access to homes.

Detour routes are available on 39th Avenue SW, SW 108th Street and SW 110th Street during the closure.

Signs will direct drivers toward these detour routes as they approach Marine View Drive SW.

Trenching for the vault will occur within the public right-of-way (e.g. street and planting strips).

Some sidewalks, driveway approaches and vegetation will be affected by construction activities.

Trenches will be covered with steel plates or fenced off outside of construction work hours.

All affected areas will be restored and repaved, in accordance with SDOT guidelines.

Registration time! 2018 West Seattle Car Show plan revs up – 4 ways to be part of it

June 13, 2018 3:40 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | Puget Ridge | West Seattle news

(WSB photo, 2017 West Seattle Car Show)

Registration is now open for the 11th annual West Seattle Car Show – and we have some details you might be interested in even if you don’t plan to show off a vehicle.

West Seattle Autoworks and Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsors) are presenting the show again this year. It’s set for 10 am-3 pm Saturday, August 25th, in the big north lot at South Seattle College (also a WSB sponsor), whose automotive program benefits from the proceeds.

To register – download a form here. Organizers have made some changes to the categories and other registration details so judging will go more smoothly. Also new: “A call for car clubs to pre-register — if we get a minimum of 5 vehicles pre-registered from any one club, we will provide a trophy specific to the club!” (Register by July 31st to get in on that.)

Want to be a sponsor? Here’s the form for that. You’ll be helping make this a fun day for all.

Can you volunteer? Here’s the form for that.

And there’s one more special request from the folks at WS Autoworks and Swedish Automotive: “Though we are happy to have been able to rescue the West Seattle Car Show when its organizer Michael Hoffman passed away suddenly, we also would like to find some dedicated folks to join the committee and take over the bulk of the duties for the production of the show next year. If there are supporters out there who would be willing to carve out some time and get involved, we would welcome you!”

P.S. And for show visitors – this year’s features (besides the vehicles!) will include a hot-dogs-and-burgers BBQ by the West Seattle Kiwanis Club, beverages available from the Northwest Wine Academy, kids’ activities in the NWA building, “Don’t Drip and Drive” inspections plus bulb checks, tours of the adjacent Seattle Chinese Garden … details on all that as the summer proceeds!

TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 509 gunfire investigation

(Added: State Patrol photo)

2:29 PM: Thanks for the tip about a Highway 509 closure – south of here but just in case you’re headed that way: WSDOT says it’s closed in both directions near Sea-Tac; if you’re headed southbound, you’ll be diverted to S. 160th; if northbound, you’ll be diverted to S. 188th. Per King County Sheriff’s Office scanner traffic, they’re investigating gunfire.

2:33 PM: State Patrol says 4 cars were hit, no injuries.

4:32 PM: The search is currently focused at the south end of 509, at 188th, but the backup on 509 is reported to start much further north, so if you have to head south, we’d advise non-509 routes.

6:25 PM: Via Twitter, the State Patrol has just posted this update: “Reopening NB Sr-509 lanes to normal traffic. The right lane of SB Sr-509 will remain closed while WSP K-9’s search the area for possible evidence.”

‘Robust traffic component’ added to police’s Alki summer plan, residents told

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Key Southwest Precinct leadership outlined the “Alki summer-emphasis plan” to a roomful of residents last night.

Along with precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis and Lt. Steve Strand (soon to be the precinct’s second-in-command), Community Police Team officers were there, as were the precinct’s crime prevention coordinator Jennifer Danner and City Attorney’s Office precinct liaison Joe Everett.

This was held outside the usual schedule of community meetings, both at the precinct and in neighborhoods where SPD reps often are in attendance to provide crime-trend briefings; City Councilmember Lisa Herbold noted the meeting in her update last weekend on new efforts to facilitate cracking down on vehicle noise, which passed a council vote today (more on that later in this report).

Capt. Davis said the precinct has a comprehensive plan with a “couple components” added this year. “We’ve heard loud and clear from a lot of our community members” about problems including noise and other “quality-of-life issues.”

He said the Alki “summer-emphasis plan” has two main components:

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SEEN FROM WEST SEATTLE: Why a spill-response vessel is off Blake Island

June 13, 2018 11:59 am
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 |   Seen at sea | West Seattle news

Carol e-mailed us after seeing the Marine Spill Response Corporation‘s bright-blue-hulled W.C. Park Responder off Blake Island all day Tuesday, wondering if it was there to handle an incident. We couldn’t find any indication of that but contacted MSRC to be sure; spokesperson Keely Fitzpatrick replied, “The WC Park Responder is, in fact, participating in training today. As you can imagine, maintaining a competent workforce both, internal and contractor, is paramount to our organization’s success.” Here’s more about the vessel, which is based in Port Angeles. (Sorry, no pic.)

West Seattle Wednesday: Low-low tide, running, poetry, politics, playground, more…

(Tuesday evening photo by David Hutchinson)

Ahead for the rest of your Wednesday:

LOW-LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are at Constellation Park (Beach Drive SW/63rd SW) and Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) until 12:30 pm today to answer your questions during the low-low tide, which bottoms out at 11:11 am, -3.0 feet.

COWORKING GRAND-OPENING PARTY: The Inc.‘s new coworking space at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church is hosting a family-friendly grand-opening party until 12:30 pm – bring the kid(s)! Details in our calendar listing. (3050 California SW)

PLAYGROUND MEETING: Drop by Seattle Parks’ EC Hughes Playground for a look at the “preferred design” for its renovation project (not related to the EC Hughes school-playground project). 1-3 pm. (2805 SW Holden)

SMASH BATTLE ROYALE TOURNAMENT: 3:30-5:30 pm at Southwest Library, for ages 12-18: “Teens gather in an all-out Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament. Only the strong will survive and claim glorious victory! Are you the strongest?” Pizza too! Plus info about summer programs. (9010 35th SW)

LADIES’ NIGHT FOR RUNNERS: 6:15 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

We will be hosting a Ladies Night after our group run at West Seattle Runner tonight. Kick off the night with a group run at 6:15 pm (or join us after around 7pm for after run festivities). We will have Christa, a Brooks representative, onsite doing bra fittings so you can demo bras to find the perfect fit, finally!! For the run, you will be able to demo a bra and try it on for size and motion control!!! After the run, we will have shopping, bubbly, and jewelry! There will be a photo booth! We will also do a raffle drawing with something from Park Lane, Brooks, and Rodan and Fields. Come check out the full jewelry collection being brought to the NW – Park Lane! The jewelry is gorgeous and there are amazing customer specials along with a sale you won’t want to miss!

(2743 California SW)

POEMS AND STORIES: Pamela Carter, Samanthe Sheffer, and Stacey Panek Danner are the featured readers at Poetrybridge‘s monthly event tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Tonight’s 7 pm meeting at The Hall at Fauntleroy is scheduled to include endorsements for the August primary.

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Live at Whisky West (WSB sponsor)! 7 pm, no cover, 21+. (6451 California SW)

LOTS MORE! See it all on our complete-calendar page.

YOU’RE INVITED! Chief Sealth IHS 10th graders’ first film festival

June 13, 2018 10:05 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS culture/arts

Before we get to today’s highlight list – one to put on your calendar for tomorrow: A festival of short films created by 10th graders at Chief Sealth International High School. The photos shared with us show some of the students collaborating as they edit their films in the project’s final week.

Their work will be shown during the school day tomorrow and then at three evening showings to which you’re invited: 5 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8 pm at the CSIHS Auditorium (2600 SW Thistle). Some of the filmmakers will participate in panel discussions – it’s all detailed on the festival’s website. That’s also where you can see what the films are about – as described in the announcement we received, “local issues that are most important to students of this generation.” From the evening screenings’ schedules, just a few examples:

-“Humanizing the Homeless”
-“Immigration: Our Story”
-“Hip Hop/Rap Shows the Message of the Time”
-“Fishing for Clues”
-“Perceptions of Body Image”

There’s even a short about “Juice the God,” the local rapper murdered downtown for whom a memorial is still in place barely a block northeast of the campus. See the world through the eyes of the up-and-coming generation, tomorrow night at Chief Sealth.

SATURDAY: Your chance to ‘chip in’ at new Roxhill/Hughes playground

June 13, 2018 9:04 am
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 |   How to help | Sunrise Heights | West Seattle news

(WSB photo, June 2nd)

The playground is built – now, if you can spare a little time this Saturday, the students of Roxhill Elementary – getting ready to move into their new home – will be forever grateful. The reminder/request from Friends of Roxhill:

Friends of Roxhill Elementary needs your help to move wood chips at the new playground at E.C. Hughes, where Roxhill is relocating in the fall. We need as many volunteers as possible. Right now, we only have about 20 people signed up! Bring your whole family down to 7700 34th Ave SW on Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 11 a.m or from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up here:

This project has been made possible by a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund grant and a partnership between Friends of Roxhill Elementary and Seattle Public Schools. The Roxhill Elementary at E.C. Hughes playground will be open to the public in September.


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

7:06 AM: Good morning. So far, no incidents reported in/from West Seattle on this rainy Wednesday.

STADIUM ZONE: Day game for the Mariners, hosting the Angels again, 1:10 pm.

7:57 AM: Two after-the-fact transit alerts just in from Metro via Twitter and text: