West Seattle, Washington
Thanks to Katie for the photo from noon today at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Admiral, where – as previewed here – the bell-ringing was to commemorate the 400th anniversary of a grim date in history: The day the first enslaved Africans were brought ashore in English-occupied North America. The “Healing Day” was a national action called for by Episcopal leadership. Participants said a Litany of Repentance in addition to ringing the bell for one minute.
Here’s our updated list of when local students are going back to school:
Kennedy Catholic High School
Seattle Lutheran High School
Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School
South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) starts fall quarter
(One school, Summit Atlas, started classes this past week.)
REMINDER: We welcome school news, announcements, event-calendar listings (etc.) from any and all schools throughout the year – best way to get us information is via email, email@example.com (unless it’s urgent, in which case please text or call our hotline, 206-293-6302) – thank you!
If you’re shopping for back-to-school supplies, consider buying extra, if you can, to donate to the Southwest Youth and Family Services donation drive. Through Thursday (August 29th), they’re accepting donated items as listed above. Then on Thursday 4-7 pm they’ll distribute donate supplies to local kids. If you can donate, you’ll find SWYFS at 4555 Delridge Way SW.
Almost seven months after the Highway 99 tunnel opened, it’s still toll-free – but we may finally be about to learn when that will change. WSDOT has invited media to an announcement event at midday tomorrow at which it promises information about a start date. As noted on the state’s infopage, once tolling begins, “Toll rates will range from $1 to $2.25 with a Good To Go! pass depending on time of day.”
When last we checked in with Youngstown Coffee Company proprietor Zoe, she was testing her Morgan Junction expansion’s food operation. Now, she sent word last night, it’s officially open and ready to go, serving salads and sandwiches in what used to be Harry’s Chicken Joint next door. Speaking of what the space used to be, Zoe adds: “We took down the Jade West sign, but will be cleaning it and putting it up inside the building to honor the memory of it. A new sign should be coming soon.” If you’re new around here, Jade West was a long-beloved cafe, best described here, not long before its proprietor Wah Wong (whose family still owns the building) was seriously hurt in a crash. Back to Youngstown: Starting this week, hours will be Beginning this week, hours for now will be 6:30 am-8 pm Mondays-Fridays, 7 am-5 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Zoe also sent this image of the new menu:
Address: 6032 California SW.
8:16 AM: Big Seattle Fire response for a two-vehicle crash on Delridge south of Thistle. Though the initial call classification was “rescue extrication,” SFD says everyone’s out safely and being assessed for injuries.
8:28 AM: Photo added. Our crew says three vehicles are involved. One person is being taken to the hospital. Delridge remains blocked just south of Thistle.
Ahead for your Sunday:
WS FARMERS’ MARKET, WITH COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 10 am-2 pm market as always, this time with a 10:30 am-noon cooking demonstration by vegan-cookbook author Sapana Chandra. Look for the Seattle Public Library tent.(California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
PASTOR’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Join First Lutheran Church of West Seattle in celebrating Rev. Ron Marshall‘s 40th anniversary of ministry here. 10:30 am worship, 11:45 am lunch, more info here. (4105 California SW)
ALKI BEACH PRIDE: 11 am-7 pm beach party celebrating Pride, with music, food trucks, and more. All ages. (2701 Alki SW)
DAY OF HEALING BELL-RINGING: As previewed here, West Seattle’s St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church plans to ring its bells at noon as part of a nationwide commemoration of the day 400 years ago when the first enslaved Africans were brought ashore in English-occupied North America. (3050 California SW)
FRAUD PREVENTION SEMINAR: 12:30 pm at Admiral Church, free. (4320 SW Hill)
2ND-TO-LAST CHANCE TO TOUR THE LIGHTHOUSE: After today, you have just one more chance to tour Alki Point Lighthouse this summer! 1-4 pm is today’s window for free tours – get there by 3:45 pm. Free. (3201 Alki SW)
THE TURBOS: Rocking C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) 3-5 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
SOCCER FOOD DRIVE: 5-8 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield, bring nonperishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank and enjoy soccer-related games and activities with Highline Premier FC. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM: 7 pm at Parliament Tavern, singers and instrumentalists welcome. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
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1:32 AM: Police are being summoned to help direct traffic near Avalon/Genesee because of a water break. You’ll want to avoid that area for a while. No details on the cause or extent of the break; if you’re experiencing water trouble, be sure to notify SPU at 206-386-1800.
1:54 AM: Thanks for the video – above, emailed by Michael; below, from a texter, showing water flowing down Genesee from Avalon:
Michael says the break appears to have originated right in front of the Marq Apartments at 3261 SW Avalon Way.
9:04 AM: As noted by commenters, this isn’t fixed yet. Thanks for the photos – this one is from Anthony:
We just talked with Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson Sabrina Register. She says they don’t have an estimate yet for how much longer it will take to fix; 43 customers are affected (but that counts an entire apartment building as one “customer”). The broken line is an 8″ pipe; cause, not yet officially known – though that entire stretch is part of the big SDOT project, overnight work was not scheduled.
2:20 PM: After 13 hours, some in the area are reporting their water’s back on.