West Seattle, Washington
The photo and report are from Mel:
Horrible thing to report but we found last night that our cat had been shot TWICE by a BB gun somewhere near our house on 40th Ave SW and SW Brandon this week. See attached photo.
Our kitty is a very friendly cat with a gentle nature and is loved by our family including two small daughters.
Why anyone would do this astounds us. Please warn residents in our area to be vigilant with their pets and check them for puncture wounds. The vet says the shots could have happened over a period of time, so this could have been two separate incidents. We called the police so they are aware and filed a report with animal control.
My bags were opportunistically taken from my locked car parked at Westwood today, between 11:30 am to 2 pm, in between Starbucks and Marshall’s. I need to find the spiral bound handwritten notebook that was in my orange ‘Knowmo’ computer bag. It has a year’s worth of notes about the project I’m working on. The thieves will probably dump it, so do please keep your eyes peeled.
1) Orange ‘Knowmo’ laptop bag with Acer Chromebook and other sundry items: eye glasses, pens and most importantly my spiral bound notebook. This is the most important piece to recover. The chromebook has a large green sticker on the front with a funny picture of a dog in the center and the words ‘U R Following @moochalada’ in a circle around the image. There is a C&P coffee shop sticker on the back, as well as a black sticker reading ‘Breakfast,’ with a small rectangular sticker on top of that saying ‘Terres Sens’.
2) a large African style, red and blue woven basket with leather handles. Inside this was another handbag, a cream colored ‘Fossil’ bag with 3 zipper pockets with orange piping and a long canvas shoulder strap. This contains all my receipts for August – also a vital thing to recover.
3) The dog’s bag. A yellow and gray insulated lunch bag with dog food and 3 dog bowls inside.
We know it was opportunistic theft, why would anyone steal the dog’s dinner?? The only thing of value that they scored is the chromebook, so I anticipate they will likely just dump the rest. Please Please Please help me find the notebook! It’s A5 size, spiral bound, from Staples, with a beige cover with an abstract pattern in a very slightly darker shade. That notebook is my project’s lifeline. Thanks for looking.
We’ll add the police report # when we get it.
6:58 PM: You gotta love a guy who sings songs like “My Flea Has Dogs” and “Banana Bread” (the bright side of what you can do with overripe bananas). Those are among the songs Caspar Babypants has performed, not far into his series-closing set for Summer Concerts at Hiawatha.
Always the biggest turnout of the season for the Admiral Neighborhood Association-presented series, in its 10th year. And if you’re here, stop by and say thanks to sponsors that are on site tonight, on the east side of the lawn, including WSB sponsors West Seattle Realty and Dream Dinners (we’re longtime series sponsors too).
You’ll find CB’s wife, artist Kate Endle, there with CDs and more, too! We’ll add photos and video later; the (free!) show will continue on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center (Walnut/Lander) until about 8 pm.
11:29 PM: Photos added above! And here’s CB singing “Petunia”:
At the very end of his show, he enlisted some help for an “explosive” grand finale:
And one pre-show photo:
With Mr. Babypants in that pic is Stephanie Jordan, who curated the concert series again this year – watch for word of next year’s series planning in early 2019!
As we’ve been reporting, the SW Avalon Way rechannelization/repaving plan is now at 60 percent design, and that’s where SDOT hopes to get remaining issues/concerns surfaced before the final phase of design and the start of construction next spring. So if you have questions/comments, you can take them directly to SDOT staff at the open house that’s on until 7:30 pm at American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle (3618 SW Alaska). You can also preview the project maps/graphics on the SDOT website (we added them today to our preview story from last night). If you can’t make it to the open house, you can send comments to the project team via email@example.com.
Tomorrow evening, it begins: The first-ever West Seattle Beer and Music Festival, four sessions over three days at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction (4736 40th SW). Here are the highlights at a glance:
That’s just part of what’ll be offered. As the organizers explain, “Our goal is to provide craft beer drinkers with an amazing selection of unique beers so they can discover new and old favorites. … Not only will there be craft beer, the festival will feature ‘Sips and Bites’ from our local culinary stars pairing up with festival brewmasters and funky local bands & Dj’s keeping us movin’.” It’s a “cashless” festival – food and drink tokens are included in the ticket prices; see the options here – including VIP levels if you’re interested – for the Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon sessions. Sunday, you can bring your dog(s)! All three days are 21+
P.S. The featured breweries are listed here.
Aegis Living of West Seattle, with a public grand-opening celebration this Saturday, is one of the newest WSB sponsors. Here’s what they’d like you to know:
West Seattle has a new neighbor! Nestled along the west-facing hilltop of Admiral Way, Aegis Living of West Seattle assisted living and memory care community is now open, providing aging area residents a beautiful new home. Fresh colors, imaginative touches, and beachy design elements relate to the water-oriented West Seattle lifestyle and the restorative serenity that comes from living near the sea.
Aegis Living is a nationally recognized company known for its innovative offerings in assisted living. CEO Dwayne J. Clark (right) founded the company 21 years ago with a disruptive mindset to redefine the living experience for seniors needing care. This grew out of frustration with senior living options and poor service standards encountered when caring for his own mother. Aegis Living offers well-appointed assisted living with the amenities of a five-star hotel, combined with outstanding care from highly trained and valued staff. Aegis Living at West Seattle offers 82 apartment-style units for those who can no longer live independently and for people with advanced memory loss. Innovative Life Enrichment™ activities address mind, body, spirit to keep seniors healthy physically and mentally. “Premium surroundings make every day a celebration and provide a wonderful backdrop for the excellent care and sense of belonging provided by our warm and loving staff,” says Clark.
An “employee first” company recognizing that employees are at the heart of its success, Aegis Living treats employees like family, justas they regard the residents as family. Aegis Living rewards employees with outstanding perks and benefits, including the annual “Dream Big” giveaway with a range of cash prizes. In 2017, Aegis Living was named one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work — the first assisted-living company to place on the national workplace review list. Aegis Living currently operates 31 communities in Washington, California, and Nevada, with six in development.
Stepping through the front door of Aegis in West Seattle, visitors are greeted by the fresh blue and white color palette of a relaxed, chic vacation villa. The dramatic two-story entrance hall features blown glass chandeliers and decor inspired by the sparkling blue water of the ocean. Whimsical features throughout include a submarine aquarium with portholes for viewing tropical fish and a real tugboat in the large outdoor courtyard — named for Dwayne Clark’s mother-in-law and longtime West Seattle resident Norene Ott. A theater and sports den enable residents to enjoy both cultural activities and cheer their favorite team in style. A spa, hair salon and barber shop keep residents looking good. Several elevated decks — including one on the roof — and a large outdoor courtyard provide numerous spaces to enjoy fresh air and views.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit aegisliving.com/aegis-of-west-seattle.
GRAND OPENING: Area residents are invited to take a tour and enjoy grand opening festivities on Saturday, August 25th, 1:00-4:00 pm, at 4700 SW Admiral Way. Valet parking provided. Guests will enjoy fruit drinks, fresh Northwest seafood, and desserts. Music includes tropical style rock and a Caribbean steel band. Raffle prizes include original artwork ‘painted on site’ by local artist Beth Goodman. Actress Loni Anderson of “WKRP in Cincinnati” fame will sign autographs and help cut the ribbon marking the official opening.
We thank Aegis Living of West Seattle for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.
First WSDOT announced the I-5 work that would have closed the NB I-5 ramp to the West Seattle Bridge was postponed … now the Highway 99 work is off, too. So, NO West Seattle-affecting closures this weekend after all.
Now that it’s safe to go outside again … we can resume getting excited about this weekend’s big outdoor events! Saturday includes the 2018 West Seattle Car Show – if you have a vehicle to show off, it’s not too late to be part of the show, via day-of entry (registration info’s here), with load-in starting at 8 am. If you just want to wander, show hours (free admission!) are 10 am-3 pm, with the chance to eat and drink while you’re there – the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, and the Northwest Wine Academy will be open, with beverages including wine and coffee. You’re also invited to visit the adjacent Seattle Chinese Garden. It’s all happening Saturday (August 25th) on the north side of South Seattle College, whose Automotive Tech program benefits from proceeds of the show presented by West Seattle Autoworks and Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsors) – see you there!
What’s ahead for your clearer-weather Thursday:
POOL UPDATE: While Colman Pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) is reopening post-smoke, the Seattle Parks hotline says it’s too cloudy/cool for wading pools, so those will NOT reopen today after all. Sprayparks are open, though, including Highland Park (1100 SW Cloverdale), 11 am-8 pm.
PARACHUTE STORY TIME: 11:30 am behind Neighborhood House High Point:
Please join us for outdoor story time in Commons Park with Seattle Public Library’s Children’s Librarian, Nathalie Gelms. Nathalie will read, sing, and lead activities with a parachute. This program is designed for children and families. Plan to stay after story time for our “Kids and Teens Eat Free” meal program from 12 pm – 1 pm inside the building.
(6400 Sylvan Way SW)
ARTS AND CRAFTS STUDIO: 1-3 pm, kids 2-10 are invited, with parents/guardians/caregivers, to drop in at Delridge Library and work on arts/crafts projects. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
SDOT AVALON/35TH PROJECT OPEN HOUSE: 5:30-7:30 pm, drop in at American Legion Post 160 for a look at what SDOT is proposing in the SW Avalon Way (and three blocks of 35th SW, and one block of SW Alaska) rechannelization/repaving project now that it’s at the 60 percent design milestone. Here’s our preview. (3618 SW Alaska)
JEWELRY SHOPPING: Menashe and Sons Jewelers (WSB sponsor) presents its second annual Ladies’ Night tonight. Visit the store between 6 and 9 pm. (4532 California SW)
CASPAR BABYPANTS @ HIAWATHA: The last of this year’s 6 free Summer Concerts at Hiawatha is likely to be the biggest, as family-rock fave Caspar Babypants performs. 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center. Rain or shine – if the former happens, the concert moves into the gym. Bring your own chair/blanket. (Walnut/Lander)
LOTS MORE … on the full WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.
Some local kids are already back in school; most return after Labor Day. Here are two more ways you can help make sure they all have the supplies we need:
PENCIL ME IN FOR KIDS: Illusions Hair Design (5619 California SW; WSB sponsor) continues a “round-up” drive through the end of the month to raise money for PMIFK‘s school-supply drive! Just round up any purchase. They’re also accepting cash/check donations at the shop.
QFC DONATION DRIVE: Floral manager Teresa Hunt sends word that QFC Westwood Village is collecting supplies for Roxhill Elementary students through next Tuesday (August 28th) – drop donations off at the store’s service center. And on Sunday (August 26th), stop by 11 am-5:30 pm “for grilled-cheese sandwiches sponsored by Franz to promote the school drive.”
7:12 AM: Good morning. So far, no incidents reported in/from West Seattle.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Seattle Lutheran High School is back in session.
WEEKEND CLOSURES: Another reminder, I-5 and 99 closures Friday night through early Monday – here’s the info.
EARLY ALERT: SDOT has announced it’ll be painting on the high bridge early next Wednesday.
8:13 AM: Thanks to Teri for the tip. There’s a crash at Olson/2nd. Two SFD engines have responded.
8:43 AM: Two-truck crash per Terri, narrowing eastbound to 1 lane.
WEEKEND UPDATE: The I-5 ramp closure is postponed. 99 closure still on.