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Lost? Stolen? Acoustic guitar found

October 22, 2018 11:36 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

Usually we point lost-and-found-non-pet listings to this section of the WSB Forums. But bigger items might have been stolen and dumped, so we showcase them in the news stream when possible. Here’s one: Guy e-mailed to report:

I found an acoustic guitar on Harbor Ave today around 2:00 pm. It was still in its guitar case. I turned it in to West Bay Espresso on Harbor Ave. It was in great condition when handed in.

So if you’re missing a guitar … check with West Bay (2255 Harbor SW), which opens at 6 am.

Car-on-side crash in south Morgan Junction

Thanks to Amber for the photo. This car-on-side crash happened in the 6900 block of California SW in south Morgan Junction (map) a little over half an hour ago. No serious injuries reported – one SFD engine was sent and it closed out of the call relatively quickly; Amber reports that the driver appears OK and is talking to police. Avoid the area for a while.

FOLLOWUP: West Seattle stairway project updates, from Myrtle to Holly to Hill

(Photos courtesy SDOT)

That’s the stairway at SW Hill in North Admiral, complete, with enough funding remaining to replace the stairway on the east side of 42nd SW. SDOT‘s Greg Funk sends that update and others. He says the 42nd project “just started this week and will be opened back up by the end of November.”

Another update goes with this photo:

“SW Holly [at Beveridge] concrete work is complete and are awaiting post fabrication, and the order of recycled plastic for the rail. We are hoping to have the stairway opened before the Thanksgiving weekend.”

And finally, an update on the Myrtle/Sylvan/25th SW project first mentioned here in August. Some community concern led to a delay while SDOT talked with neighbors; a meeting is planned November 7th, per the newest notice:

The plan is expected to move forward after that – here’s the updated construction notice:

Funk adds that the crosswalk-related comments following our August stairway report have been called to the attention of the appropriate team at SDOT.

FOOTBALL: Next games set for Chief Sealth IHS, West Seattle HS

October 22, 2018 7:53 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

(Dates updated)

The regular season is over and now we know what’s next on the football schedule for Chief Sealth International High School and West Seattle High School. The Seahawks, who finished atop the Metro League‘s Sound Division, have a rematch with Roosevelt, who they beat 42-37 last Friday. The two will play at Memorial Stadium downtown at 5:45 pm this Saturday (October 27). The Wildcats, meantime, have a 7 pm game Thursday (October 25) at Thomas Jefferson in Federal Way.

COMMUNITY GIVING: See who got a boost from VIEWS

The community advocates who comprise Visualized Increased Engagement in West Seattle (VIEWS) have announced the recipients of the group’s latest grants:

Above, Cindi Barker received a check for $500 on behalf of the Emergency Communication Hubs to help continue their imports work here in West Seattle. Larry Winkler, Chas Redmond, and Pete Spalding presented the check to Cindi.

Above, Nafasi Farrell and David Bestock received a check for $750. These funds were earmarked by VIEWS to help with youth programming at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. This donation is in recognition of Nafasi’s efforts in supporting the cultural programming at the annual Delridge Day festival.

Wendy Westover – above left – and Daryl Look – above right – were presented a check for $1250 on behalf of the Delridge Associated Recreation Council to help underwrite scholarships for youth in the Delridge neighborhood so they could participate in programming at the Delridge Community Center. The Delridge Community Center is a great partner with VIEWS in putting on the annual Delridge Day Festival.

Also: Chas Redmond was presented a check for $400 to help in purchasing new sound equipment. If you have attended any of the local neighborhood festivals or any number of events across the West Seattle peninsula it is a good bet that Chas was responsible for the sound.

Watch for VIEWS to present the next Delridge Day festival in August 2019!

38 ways to celebrate fall, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos …

October 22, 2018 4:01 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | Holidays | West Seattle news

As of right now, 38 events are listed in our West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide – for kids, adults, even pets – many, but not all, later this week and this weekend. But we’re sure there’s more, and we’d love to add yours. White Center and South Park events are welcome as well as everything happening in West Seattle. Please e-mail us the info at!

YOU’RE INVITED! Community-created Roxhill playground and mural celebration

October 22, 2018 2:11 pm
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 |   Sunrise Heights | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

(WSB photo from June)

Four months after that work party – a ribbon-cutting party! Everyone is invited to Roxhill Elementary @ EC Hughes (34th/Holden) this Thursday for a celebration of what the community added to the renovation project before the school’s move – a playground and mural. Here’s the announcement:

Friends of Roxhill Elementary invites one and all to the grand opening ceremony for our Seattle Department of Neighborhoods-funded and community-built playground and a celebration of our new mural by artist Henry Luke on Thursday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Roxhill at E.C. Hughes. We’ll meet by the playground behind the school. Parents and school community members are invited to continue on to curriculum night.

On June 2, more than 75 people came together to put together and install the playground equipment. Then, over the course of the summer, more than 50 volunteers installed and laid the safety surface and wood chips, and Henry painted the community-designed mural. Both projects are public amenities because of how they’re funded — that’s right, we can all play on the playground now!

To make it all happen, Friends of Roxhill engaged in a public process to select the playground vendor and held an open call for artists for the mural. The projects had to each go through the Landmarks Preservation Board, with multiple meetings required to gain approval. The whole project required the work of hundreds of community volunteers to be successful—if anyone at any time had faltered, it would not have come together in the short time it did. If you worked on the project in any way, please come help cut the ribbon and celebrate! You helped make this happen!

If you can’t make the event but would like to support Friends of Roxhill in another way, Roxhill teacher, parent, and FoRE member Shawna Patterson Lystra is running this November’s Seattle Marathon to raise money for the nonprofit. With a goal of $2,620 (like those 26.2 miles of the marathon), Ms. Lystra wants to raise money for field trips, materials and programs important for the Roxhill learning community. Check out her GoFundMe here.

Have questions about any of this? Contact Thank you for your support and generosity. See you on the playground!

West Seattle Crime Watch: One bike dumped where another was taken

October 22, 2018 1:40 pm
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news

The photo above is from Melissa, who e-mailed to report, “I woke up this morning to find a strange bike in my parking spot behind my house, and my son’s bike was gone.” This was in the 6900 block of California SW. The stolen bicycle is a red Genesis 20″ Boy’s Assault Bicycle. If you happen to find her son’s bike – or if the dumped bike is yours – the temporary police-report holding # is T18013140.

DEVELOPMENT: Approvals for Arbor Heights, Junction projects

October 22, 2018 11:45 am
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 |   Development | West Seattle news

From today’s city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin, approvals for two West Seattle projects:

ARBOR HEIGHTS TOWNHOUSES: This land-use approval is for the nine-unit project long in the works for a sliver of multifamily/commercially zoned land at 4220 SW 100th – eight townhouses and one live-work unit, with eight offstreet-parking spaces. The notice opens a two-week appeal period until November 5th. The project’s third and final Design Review meeting was back in June.

JUNCTION APARTMENTS: This land-use approval is for the four-story, 62-apartment, 26-offstreet-parking-space Junction Landing project at 4417 42nd SW, north of (and by the same project team as) Junction Flats. This notice also opens an appeal period through November 5th. The project went through Design Review in three meetings concluding last spring.

5 for your West Seattle Monday

October 22, 2018 9:00 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Fall color at Hiawatha, by Laura Goodrich, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WALK IN LINCOLN PARK: 10 am walk with Sound Steps – meet at the south end of the north parking lot. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

GET BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: La Leche League meets at Neighborhood House High Point on fourth Mondays, 10 am-noon. Children and partners welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

LIBRARYLAB – THINK LIKE A COMPUTER SCIENTIST: 4-7 pm, drop in at Delridge Library: “Learn how to think like a computer scientist without even using a computer! Learn to code with board games like Code Monkey Island and robotic kits like the Kibo 18 Robot Kit and Osmo coding game.” (5423 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLEITES URGE YOU TO VOTE: Not in WS, but organized by and featuring West Seattleites: Maggie Cuevas sends word of #MyVoteMyVoice, an event exhorting voting, 7-9 pm at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill, with speakers including West Seattleites Claudia Castro Luna (7:30 pm), Washington Poet Laureate, and Aneelah Afzali (7:40 pm), executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network. Bring your ballot and join the event-ending march to “the ballot box by the Jimi Hendrix statue.” (1158 Broadway)

PUB QUIZ: 8 pm trivia at Shadowland in The Junction – info here. (4458 California SW)

SEE THE FUTURE via our complete calendar and Halloween (Etc.) Guide!


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

7:33 AM: No outbound traffic incidents or transit alerts so far this morning.

WATER TAXI NOTE: This is the last week of the West Seattle Water Taxi’s 7-day-a-week, all-day schedule; one week from today, the 5-day-a-week, commute-times-only schedule begins.

UPDATE: South Delridge fire call

October 22, 2018 3:55 am
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 |   Delridge | West Seattle fires | West Seattle news

3:55 AM: Busy early morning for Seattle Fire – now they are at the scene of a small fire on the second floor of an apartment building in the 9200 block of 17th SW. (map) Via radio, they’re reporting they found what appears to be a deliberately set fire in a small trash can. It’s out; they’re calling for the SFD investigator.

3:59 AM: No injuries reported; the response is being downsized.

UPDATE: Arbor Heights rollover crash

3:41 AM: At least one person is being taken to the hospital after a rollover crash in the 10600 block of Marine View Drive (map). According to radio communication, a pickup truck went down an embankment, rolled, and hit another vehicle; the 27-year-old driver had to be cut out of the truck’s wreckage.

9:08 AM: This is being investigated as suspected DUI.