West Seattle, Washington
You might recall that back in 2017, SDOT said Roxbury repaving between 15th SW and 35th SW “might” move up to this year, two years sooner than the original 2021 plan. Not only did that not happen, now there’s another indication the project is on indefinite hold. This document attached to a City Council committee agenda item next Tuesday (Bicycle Master Plan implementation) lists statuses on a variety of projects, including Roxbury repaving. Page 37 says Roxbury is delayed until “after the levy” – an apparent reference to the Levy to Move Seattle, which runs through 2024. The levy’s revised work plan, published just last fall, had listed Roxbury as a 2019-2024 project (see page 6). West Seattle does have two other major repaving projects in the not-too-distant future – Avalon/35th/Alaska, starting next month, and north Delridge Way, starting next year.
Story and photos by Jason Grotelueschen
Reporting for West Seattle Blog
Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers played a free all-ages in-store performance at Easy Street Records in the Alaska Junction on Friday night, showcasing songs from their new album Steal The World.
Newcomb is a longtime Seattle-area musician, known for his bands Goodness, the Rockfords, and Shadow, and is a childhood friend and frequent collaborator of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (read more from the Seattle Times).
The band spent time with fans after the in-store performance. Earlier this month, they celebrated their record release party at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard.
Here are two videos of the performance:
Next up on Easy Street’s in-store performance calendar: Steve Earle on Monday (April 1), and Sun Breaks next Saturday (April 6).
The report and photo are from Raya Klein at West Seattle High School:
Earlier this month, Marlene Castillo-Rojas and Isabel Ortiz from West Seattle High School competed as a team in the FCCLA State Culinary Competition in Wenatchee! They competed against 11 other teams from around Washington and did an incredible job.
The competition included them having to make two identical three-course meals in a 60-minute time period. While they were competing, there were chefs walking around and evaluating them. Both of them were so poised under pressure and created a beautiful meal.
A day after their competition, we found out that they got first place. This has never happened at West Seattle High School and only once before in Seattle Public Schools.
A 1st-place medal at the state competition gives these students the opportunity to represent the state of Washington at the FCCLA National Culinary Competition at the end of June. We will be competing against all of the other 1st place FCCLA State Culinary teams at Nationals in Anaheim, CA. Your support will be able to provide these incredible students the opportunity of a lifetime. Donations will be going toward their airfare, registration/fees, hotel costs, and shipping our equipment to California. If you are at all able to donate, please click on the link: snap-raise.com/fundraisers/west-seattle-culinary-club-national-championship-drive-2019
If you were among the many people walking, running, riding, driving on Alki late this morning – you might have seen the signs for the Alki Beach restroom-replacement open house. Maybe you even stopped to find out more.
If you didn’t – Seattle Parks promises the graphics shown today will be online Monday. As we reported earlier this month, the project replacing the little brick “comfort station” at 57th/Alki is planned for next year. Restroom renovations geared toward accessibility are also planned elsewhere in the city, including Lincoln Park.
11:30 AM: Seattle Fire is responding to a reported gas leak in the 7500 block of 16th SW [map], and they’re requesting police help to block traffic on 16th one block on each side until the situation’s resolved. Avoid the area.
12:17 PM: Just went through to check. SFD is gone: Puget Sound Energy is on scene; street is open but note there’s some major SDOT work on the northbound side, just north of SFD Station 11.
(Great Blue Heron, photographed by David Hutchinson)
Welcome to the weekend! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WATER TAXI NOW RUNNING ON WEEKENDS: The West Seattle Water Taxi is now on its 7-day-a-week schedule.
MENTAL-HEALTH FIRST AID: 8 am-4:30 pm at Denny International Middle School, “parents from throughout the community (are invited) to participate in this training to help everyone become more familiar with the signs and symptoms of mental-health needs in students between the ages of 12 and 18.” (2601 SW Kenyon)
GROUP RUN WITH WEST SEATTLE RUNNER: 8 am, meet at the shop. Free! (2743 California SW)
TIBBETTS UMC BOOK SALE: 10 am-2 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). “Hardbacks $1 and paperbacks only 50 cents. Books for all ages and interests. Stop by our café and have a treat and a cup of coffee for a donation of any amount.” (3940 41st SW)
ALKI RESTROOM REPLACEMENT: Any time between 10 am-noon, stop by the little brick comfort station on the Alki Beach path to find out about and/or comment on replacement plans. (57th SW/Alki SW)
WESTCREST PARK WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU: 10 am-2 pm restoration party – full details in our calendar listing. (9000 8th SW)
MARCO DE CARVALHO AND FRIENDS: 10:30 am-noon, morning music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
APOLOGY CEREMONY: 1-5 pm at Duwamish Longhouse, join healers and advocates in an apology, for the Duwamish and for all Native people. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
BABY GOATS: 4-6 pm at Tin Dog Brewing in South Park, baby goats are visiting! (309 S. Cloverdale)
(Recent sunset photographed by Lynn Hall)
THE JUMP MONKEYS: 7-9 pm, live blues at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
‘INTO THE WOODS’: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, curtain time for the new Westside Drama Club production. (3000 California SW)
RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall – find show and ticket info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
CHRISTY McWILSON: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, “alt-country superstar Christy McWilson returns … with her signature sound, and more NW country with friends Pineola.” $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
SEE EVERYTHING IN OUR CALENDAR … by going here.
1:01 AM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed to a Delridge residential building just south of Thistle. First units on scene report “light smoke.” Updates to come.
1:05 AM: This is happening at a two-story apartment building. SFD reports “water on the fire.”
1:15 AM: Not a major fire; it’s under control, and so far no report of injuries. Firefighters are evaluating the building to make sure the fire didn’t spread into the building’s attic.
1:19 AM: And the fire is pronounced “tapped” (out).
1:39 PM: SFD confirms no injuries. They’re calling the Red Cross to help four people displaced by the fire, including two children. The fire’s cause is under investigation.
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