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FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth wins 5th in a row

October 12, 2018 9:29 pm
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(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

9:29 PM: The game’s over at Southwest Athletic Complex, where Chief Sealth International High School has just completed its fifth consecutive victory, 47-16 over Sammamish HS. The Seahawks (5-2) held the winless Totems scoreless until the final quarter was just past half over. Photos and details to come.

11:49 PM: This one was a rollercoaster. Nobody scored in the first quarter. Plenty of time to appreciate the cheer squads, both sporting pink pom-poms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Then Sealth started lighting up the scoreboard just a half-minute into the second quarter. The McMillan twins – #8 Dontae (WIAA’s Player of the Week) and #6 Jalonie – had plenty of reasons for celebrating.

Though Sammamish got within striking distance toward the end of the first half, they were denied, thanks to work by Seahawks including #4 Quinn Killham:

Sealth’s second TD came in the first half’s final seconds, and they led 12-0 at halftime. The third quarter was scoreless until Dontae McMillan’s TD run with 2:46 left. Two minutes later, it was 26-0, and a fumble recovery with seconds remaining in the quarter led to a 33-0 score going into the fourth quarter.

Four minutes after head coach Ted Rodriguez‘s Seahawks added yet another TD with 9:31 left in the game, Sammamish finally started a bit of a comeback. A TD run at 5:31 was followed by one at :42 – but that was too little, too late – especially with one more Sealth touchdown at :12 remaining. Final score 47-16, and with Roosevelt – next week’s opponent, 7 pm Friday at SWAC – losing to Lakeside tonight, Sealth is alone atop the division.

P.S. Home game means another Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) donation to a Sealth club:”

The Chief Sealth Marching Band received this game’s $100 donation – from left is director Zachariah MacIntyre, with Stacy Stepper and Kameron Port.

BIZNOTE: Former Atomic Boys space finally has new tenant

October 12, 2018 7:26 pm
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Thanks to Andy for the photo and tip. The 4311 SW Admiral Way storefront where Atomic Boys closed more than a year and a half ago finally has a new tenant: Cometa Playschool. The Spanish-language preschool was founded in West Seattle a decade ago and has since expanded to add a Wallingford location. We asked Cometa’s director/founder Manuela Slye about the new location; she says the West Seattle school will move there “by the end of the month” and they’ll have an open house shortly afterward.

Power problem at West Seattle Stadium means tonight’s O’Dea game has to move

4:24 PM: A power problem at West Seattle Stadium means the football game that was scheduled there tonight, O’Dea‘s homecoming vs. Rainier Beach, is moving. The 7 pm game instead will be played at RB’s field. City Light’s map shows only the stadium affected by this outage; we’re checking to see what happened.

5:31 PM: An SCL truck was in view at the stadium when we went by. Cause is still listed as “investigating.”

BIZNOTE: Skin Care by Casey expands hours

October 12, 2018 3:43 pm
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Skin Care by Casey (4509 44th SW; WSB sponsor) is welcoming new team member Emma, and her arrival means expanded hours, including weekends and evenings! You can read about her here. New hours for Skin Care by Casey:

Monday 10-7
Tuesday 9-9
Wednesday 9-9
Thursday 9-9
Friday 11-4
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 10-4

Proprietor Casey Rasmussen adds, “Any clients scheduling their first treatment with Emma through 11/30 will receive 25% off by mentioning WSB.” (Cancellation policy applies.) You can book online by going here.

UPDATE: ‘Fire in building’ response at Nucor Steel plant in North Delridge

2:26 PM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed for 2424 SW Andover, which is the address for the Nucor Steel plant. The report is a “room fire,” per dispatch. Updates to come.

2:29 PM: The first unit to report in says the problem involves “titanium dust from a printer.”

2:34 PM: Per SFD site command, monitored via scanner, “this is a known ongoing issue” and an onsite extinguisher has been “used to contain the fire.”

2:40 PM: The incident log shows all but three SFD units dismissed from the call. The response isn’t visible from outside the plant grounds.

Memorial gathering planned October 20 for Jeff Jones, 1967-2018

Family and friends will gather October 20th in memory of Jeff Jones. Here’s the remembrance they’re sharing with the community:

Jeff Jones, age 51, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, October 2, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Jeff was born in Seattle on April 18, 1967, to John and Kathy Jones, and lived almost his entire life in the city he loved.

From the time he was born, Jeff had the innate ability to make those around him laugh and see the humor in life. He could lighten the day with a story, a simple look, or his legendary ability to recall arcane details, such as phone numbers from childhood friends. He truly lived for spending time with friends and family. This was especially true of his daughter Melissa, who was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed every minute with her, from playing ping-pong to watching Survivor, or just driving around town. He was a proud and loving dad and it showed.

Jeff was more than just one individual; many of us and a community connected through him. He is here in all of us, and in the ties that bind us to one another. Always bigger than life, always that guy, he remains so in the love we share for him and for one another.

He is survived by his daughter Melissa, mother Kathy, brother Joe, and many uncles, aunts, nieces, cousins, and his extended West Seattle family. As a tribute, family and friends of Jeff are invited to the West Seattle Golf Course at 1 pm on Saturday, October 20th, to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and share stories. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the West Seattle Food Bank in his name.

Donations may be made to:
West Seattle Food Bank
3419 SW Morgan Street, Seattle 98126

(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries by request, free of charge. Please e-mail the text, and a photo if available, to

West Seattle Crime Watch: Two reader reports with video

October 12, 2018 12:22 pm
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Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports, plus a reminder:

PACKAGES TAKEN: The video is from Brian:

He says the packages were taken around 2:45 pm Thursday near 47th/Alaska.

MAIL TAKEN: Chris says the same vehicle’s been caught on video in Arbor Heights for the second time in less than two weeks:

Chris says it’s a 2006 Honda. Here’s the previous report, from October 1st.

REMINDER: Questions/concerns for local police? Next Tuesday at 7 pm (October 16), bring them to the Southwest Precinct for the last West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting of the year. Be there even if you don’t have anything to bring up; special guest is the precinct’s Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner, who’ll talk about “home-protection devices (such as) doors, windows, cameras, alarms, and other devices.”

MAILBOX ALERT: West Seattle Junction’s drive-up/ride-up box is out of service again

Must be something about October. Right about this time last year, the West Seattle Junction U.S. Post Office‘s outdoor mailbox went out of service, only two months after it returned following seven months away. Now, it’s out again – thanks to Todd for the initial tip Thursday; today is at least the second day it’s been taped up. What happened? We don’t know. Last fall’s outage only lasted a week and a half, so for those who rely on the box, here’s hoping for a swift fix. Meantime, there’s an outdoor box at the Westwood Village Post Office (2721 SW Trenton).

What’s on the list for the rest of your West Seattle Friday

(Ferry and fog photographed from Upper Alki this morning by Jim Borrow)

What’s up for the rest of today/tonight:

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Looking for something to do on this no-school day? Noon-4 pm, visit the home of West Seattle’s history. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This week, “Island in the Sky” (1953). $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING! Go skate at Alki Community Center‘s Friday night event! 5:45-7:45 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)

A FIRST! The first-ever fundraiser and show on behalf of Totem Star, 6-9 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

Totem Star presents The Spotlight, our first annual fundraiser dinner and show. Featuring an amazing feast by celebrated chefs from our community and uplifting performances by Totem Star recording artists, 100% of funds raised at The Spotlight will help keep the doors to the studio and the stage open for our young people.

More info here, including a link to get your ticket(s) and/or donate. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS: Ticket sales are over but if you did get in on tonight’s benefit for the West Seattle Helpline, remember that it starts at 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

(Thursday night moon and Olympics, photographed from Gatewood by Kanit Cottrell)

SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE: Monthly showcase at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm, hosted by West Seattle’s Tom Humphreys. (5612 California SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth International High School plays at home, 7 pm vs. Sammamish at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle). At West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW), it’s O’Dea vs. Rainier Beach.

ART LOUNGE: 7 pm, bring your art project(s) – live model sessions start at 8 pm. More info on the Highland Park Improvement Club website. Free entry; bar’s open; 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

FLAMENCO! Doors at 8, show at 9, at The Skylark. $30. 21+.

TRAFFIC ALERT REMINDERS FOR LATE TONIGHT AND BEYOND: We’ve been previewing these all week in our traffic reports but ICYMI – Two lanes of northbound I-5 from MLK Way to Olive Way start closing at 8 pm tonight. Southbound 99 closes at 9 pm tonight north of the West Seattle Bridge. Details here.

CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle HS Girls Golf success – on to districts!

The photos and report are from West Seattle High School golf head coach Joel Snow:

Congratulations to the West Seattle High School Girls Golf Team on a very successful 2018 season!

The lady Wildcats Golf Team finished the regular season at 8-2, which is a tie for 3rd place. This a an amazing group of girls that played great golf all season long.

The Metro League Championship Tournament was held this week on Tuesday 10/9/18 and Thursday 10/11/18. Day 1 was at Jackson Golf Course and Day 2 was at West Seattle Golf Course. The team had 5 girls qualify for the Metro League Tournament.

The team finished in 5th place and qualified for the District Championships that will be held in May 2019.

Sophomore Lauryn Nguyen won the Individual Title at the Metro League Tournament with a total score of 139 and may have set a new course record at the West Seattle Golf Course.

This is still being confirmed but the current course record for Women (5535) at the West Seattle Golf Course is 69 and on Day 2 of the tournament Lauryn shot a 5 under 67 to win the league title by 5 strokes.

The Girls finished the season on a high note and are really looking to forward to competing at the District Championships.

We are looking for more girls to come join the golf team next season. For more information, please contact head coach Joel Snow at

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; weekend closures

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

6:59 AM: Good morning! So far, no incidents reported in/from West Seattle.

SCHOOL’S OUT: No classes today for Seattle Public Schools and others that follow its schedule. Highline Public Schools (just south of the city) too.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE & I-5 LANE CLOSURES: Tonight through early Monday. southbound 99 is scheduled to be closed between the West Seattle Bridge and Battery Street Tunnel, and that link has details of NB I-5 lane closures too. (Also note that 99 is scheduled for closure *both* ways next weekend.)