West Seattle, Washington
9:20 PM: Thanks for the tips. Big police response right now at Delridge/Juneau as police investigate gunfire. No injuries; officers have more than a dozen evidence markers in the street (Juneau east of Delridge) and some damage is reported at Longfellow Creek Apartments on the other side of the intersection.
9:54 PM: Photos added. Police were too busy for further comment; no info so far on suspect description(s).
One more local football game report – Seattle Lutheran hosted Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium this afternoon. The visitors went home with the win, 50-18, but the Saints scored three TDs – two by #7 Zach Carver:
And one by #75 Andrew Meyer:
The Saints are back home at WS Stadium in two weeks for homecoming, 1 pm October 20th vs. Tacoma Baptist.
You still have an hour left to go spend a bit of your Saturday night shopping – and celebrating – at Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW; WSB sponsor). It’s the 14th anniversary for the shop owned by John Smersh and Frances Smersh, 8 years in The Junction after 6 in North Admiral.
Along with a storewide sale, the celebration includes a tradition in its third year – a loft pop-up shop with Click! employees selling “small collections of their own creative endeavors: photography, illustration, jewelry, clothing, and more.” The party continues until 8 pm.
P.S. If you miss the chance to wish the Smershes a happy 14th Click!-iversary, consider stopping in during the West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday night (October 11th) – Frances will be the spotlight artist!
5:09 PM: Thanks to Betsy for the photo and report: Beach Drive by Constellation Park south of Alki Point is blocked by a crew working on a water break. We don’t know yet how many customers are affected.
6:03 PM: Just went by to check (photo added). The Seattle Public Utilities crew tells us they haven’t yet reached the actual break, so this is going to take a while longer.
After about a week, a dead California sea lion that had been on the beach at Jack Block Park is gone. David Hutchinson of Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network shares the photo and explains its disposition:
Friday, a team from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (Marine Mammal Investigations) and SR3 (Sealife Response, Rehabilitation & Research), in cooperation with the Port of Seattle, removed an 8-foot long California sea lion carcass from the public beach at Jack Block Park. Seal Sitters coordinated this response, monitoring the carcass’s condition and location until a permit to tow and sink could be obtained through NOAA from the Environmental Protection Agency. Before removal, a necropsy was performed and samples were taken for further analysis. The remains were then towed and sunk at the designated location.
Seal Sitters is a member of NOAA’s West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. We respond to reports of live or dead marine mammals on the beaches of West Seattle from Brace point through the Duwamish River including Harbor Island. If you spot a marine mammal on our local beaches, please call Seal Sitters’ Hotline at 206-905-7325.
Look what’s back – mountain snow! Lynn Hall photographed the morning glow on The Brothers early today. The National Weather Service notes that Friday was relatively cold down here at sea level, too – in more than 120 years of recordkeeping, Friday’s high of 53 degrees was the lowest October 5th high ever recorded. (The old record was 54 degrees on October 5, 2007.)
If you have questions about the recent east-side cleanup along Myers Way, it’s one of the topics to be addressed at tomorrow’s meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the city-sanctioned encampment on the west side of the road, Camp Second Chance. Here’s the full announcement:
The next meeting of the Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee will be Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 pm, Arrowhead Gardens Community Room, 9200 2nd Ave SW.
This month, in addition to our usual updates and stats from the camp, we will have guests joining us from the City of Seattle for a Q & A on housing and to help answer the question: What is the City doing to build new affordable housing quickly?
Dan Foley, Office of Housing
Jesseca Brand, Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)
Lisa Gustaveson, Human Services Department
We will also be receiving an update on the recent cleanup activities and future plans for the area on the east side of Myers Way.
All are welcome. The housing-related discussion is in response to questions asked by attendees at a previous meeting. (Our September coverage of the C2CCAC is here.)
West Seattle High School #80 Tom Nguyen‘s opening performances represented one of two highlights from the Wildcats’ home game against Ingraham last night. He got WSHS out to a 14-0 start over the Rams with two touchdowns in the first few minutes of the game – first a massive run shortly after the opening kickoff, second on a pass from #2 Cyrus Storlie with 7:15 to go in the first quarter. Unfortunately, that’s all the scoring the Wildcats mustered, and though the defense held Ingraham scoreless until 3:59 remained in the first half, the Rams made up for that and went home with a 28-14 win. However, the other bright spot: Festivities for WSHS Senior Night! Players, cheer squad members, and band musicians in the Class of 2019 were honored at halftime, since this was the last regular-season home game:
From the announcements read during the ceremony, the seniors honored were:
CHEER: Captains Nina Betancourt, Christina Carpio, Sophia Singer; team manager Deniece Savage; team members Erin Conroy, Rowan Langaynor, Sara Mendez, Chloe Simmons, Kourtnie Snow, Cicely Spicer, Tatjana Steinhuber, Jake Webley.
BAND: Musicians Lola Demurger, Carli Evanson, Emma Laplante, Matthew Mote, Katya Rose, Megan Tran.
FOOTBALL: Managers Deja Lewis, Sadie Marchant, Alex Reboca, Taija Young; players Ayden Al-Shimary, Lucas Bower, Oliver Carlson, Samuel Jett Centioli, Ben Fryer, Ian Gesellchen, Mighty Gionet, Ryan Higgins, Naum Hoffman, Cameron John, Colin Roman, Cyrus Storlie, Victor Yeasting.
It was the fourth win in a row last night for the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks: 48-31 over Lakeside at Northwest Athletic Complex. Sealth is now 4-2 and wraps up the regular season with two home games at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), starting at 7 pm next Friday (October 12th) vs. Sammamish.
Some options for your West Seattle Saturday:
REGISTER TO VOTE, GET A REWARD! Bird on a Wire coffee shop will have forms available for those who aren’t yet registered to vote, and each filled-out form is good for a free small coffee or cookie, 9-11 am today and 10 am-2 pm Sunday. (3509 SW Henderson)
HISTORY WALK: Free guided walk through the West Duwamish Greenbelt:
Walk the West Duwamish Greenbelt with South Seattle College historian Randy Nelson to learn more about the history of the greenbelt. We will explore the route of the old Highland Park/Burien railroad that operated from 1912 to 1929, learn about the sand and gravel operations from the 1920s to the 1960s, and the plans for the “Sound Way” freeway that would have run through West Seattle.
Meet at 10 am. (14th SW/SW Holly)
BUG-MOBILE! You’ve seen this educational and fun vehicle around West Seattle (reader photo below). Now get up close and learn!
Noon-1:30 pm, stop by to meet its operator, who says, “I’ll be educating people on how to stay healthy this flu season, as well as handing out hand sanitizers and toys for kids.” (40th SW/SW Dakota)
‘LET’S TALK RACE’ SERIES: DNDA‘s series looks at the American education system, 1-6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center: “We warmly invite you to an exploration and interactive discussion of the American Educational System and the populations it serves. We will look at the impacts of history and various structures that influence education in America.” Free, with child care and community dinner provided for participants. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
FOOTBALL: Seattle Lutheran plays Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium, 1 pm. (4432 35th SW)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: Doors open at 6:30, movie at 7 pm, Neighborhood House High Point. This month, “Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom.” Discussion afterward. No admission charge but donations always appreciated. More info here. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
SPY NIGHT: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern:
The Spyrographs will play classic spy tunes from films and television. DJs Tiger Tails will be spinning even more spy and sleuth tunes. Come dressed as your favorite secret agent, supervillains, or bombshells. Prizes for best costume!
$7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
WHAT ELSE IS UP? You’ll find it all listed o our complete calendar.