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FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth’s first win of the season

9:44 PM: At Southwest Athletic Complex, the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks just scored their first football win of the year, 27-24 over the visiting Nathan Hale Raiders. CSIHS is now 1-1. Photos and details later!

ADDED 11:45 PM: Sealth’s #11 Bishop Jackson was a standout in the victory, running in two of the Seahawks’ touchdowns as well as making some key defensive moves in the fourth quarter, holding off Hale to secure the win.

First Sealth TD was scored with 5:56 to go in the first half by #3, Zach Cunningham:

Jackson’s first TD followed less than a minute and a half later, so the Seahawks went into the locker room at halftime with the lead, 12-8.

Two Hale touchdowns in the third quarter put the Raiders ahead 24-12, but Sealth mustered a comeback. The quarter ended with a huge TD run by #21 Talen Thomas.

Then Jackson’s second TD, with 8:34 to go in the game, and a 2-point conversion, gave Chief Sealth the lead for good, 27-24.

Next week, Head Coach Ted Rodriguez and the Seahawks will see if they can win the Huling Bowl trophy for a third consecutive year.

The annual crosstown clash vs. West Seattle High School (0-2) is set for 7 pm September 20th at SWAC.

Door-to-door solicitors: An encounter tonight, and what you need to know

After a few questions about door-to-door solicitors in recent weeks, and a report tonight, it’s time for a refresher course on the rules. First, the report sent by Nicholas:

Just wanted to give our neighbors a heads up that at about 6:00 pm tonight we had door to door solicitor come to our house on Alki and claim to be selling magazine subscriptions with an emphasis on making a commission if you buy multiple years’ worth of the product. He was a mid forties black man with glasses, button down dress shirt, slacks and white sneakers- his dress looked like he stepped out of the mid-nineties. He claimed to be part of an organization called Young Connections That Work and when we looked that up online while he was at the door the website came back with an Error 404 message. He said he was up from Tennessee and that he has been doing the magazine sales for about 3 months. He was carrying a binder with magazine offerings and prices as well as “receipt” booklets. He was pleasant and not aggressive, though he repeated himself often and deflected our questions about the organization. He also smelled of alcohol. When we finally told him we weren’t interested and didn’t feel comfortable with the level of information he had, he told us he would be back again soon.

After he left we did some more digging and found multiple businesses listed as operating out of the same address connected to Young Connections That Work – none of which seem legit. We’d caution anybody who is approached by this individual or anyone else with a similar story.

Nicholas says the solicitor did not display a license. While that’s not required for charity-donation soliciting, it is required for sales. from the Seattle Municipal Code:

*Door-to-door (residential) selling is allowed between 8 am-9 pm.

*The entity for whom the seller is working has to have a license, and the seller (agent) must have ID showing the license and the agent’s name: “All licensees and agents shall conspicuously display on their outer clothing their residential sales license or residential sales agent licenses when selling.” If you choose to open the door, ask to see it immediately: “Each residential seller or agent shall, immediately upon contacting the prospective buyer, disclose to the prospective buyer his/her name, company, and the product or service represented.”

*Solicitors are required to honor a “no soliciting” sign if you have one. Whether you do or don’t, they’re also required to honor this part of the code: “If requested to do so, (the agent) shall leave the premises immediately.”

The full set of rules is here. Also, the Better Business Bureau‘s advice is here.

CONGRATULATIONS: New U.S. Coast Guard Seaman from our area

Carrying the U.S. Army flag – second one in – is Fritz Schlesser, who just graduated from U.S. Coast Guard boot camp in Cape May, N.J., and is a USCG Seaman. His proud family, in West Seattle and on Bainbridge Island, asked us to share the news.

Before applying to service, he worked in Antarctica at The McMurdo Station, a United States Antarctic research station. It was here that he had his first exposure to the US Coast Guard and their vast capabilities. He returned this summer to mainland Washington knowing his destiny.

He successfully completed boot camp in Jersey and graduated this morning at 8 am EST from Cape May!

Fritz was encouraged by the West Seattle Coast Guard community to apply and he did. There is a well respected presence of the US Coast Guard in West Seattle. This not only provides security but also sends a positive message to young men and women like Fritz.

He will start his USCG service in Boston.

West Seattle scene: Wine Walk night in The Junction

September 13, 2019 7:50 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | WS beverages

Busy volunteers at the check-in for tonight’s West Seattle Wine Walk (did you know the Junction Association runs on lots of volunteer power?). It was sold out in advance – so keep watch for next Wine Walk announcement and buy your ticket(s) early! Tonight’s participating wineries included West Seattle’s own Welcome Road Winery, pouring at VAIN:

Both of those businesses are WSB sponsors, as are participants Viscon Cellars (pouring at CAPERS), Click! Design That Fits, and Menashe & Sons Jewelers.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: 2nd-Time Sale in Fauntleroy

Tomorrow and Sunday, it’s one of fall’s biggest sales – the 2nd-Time Sale. The preview is from Judy Pickens, with photos by Mpnika Lidman:

The 25th annual 2nd Time Sale starting Saturday morning at Fauntleroy Church (9140 California Ave. SW) promises something for everyone, from that saucepan you’ve been needing to toys and books galore and even fine jewelry.

Volunteers have culled thousands of items for quality, cleaned and organized them, and put a bargain price on each. Proceeds will benefit church ministries, including responses to homelessness and immigration injustice.

Sale hours are 9 am – 4 pm Saturday and 11:30 am – 3 pm Sunday. Cash and check only. On Metro’s RapidRide C line; free delivery of major purchases.

35TH/AVALON PROJECT: Saturday work, and major paving next week

That’s the newest map for the 35th/Avalon repaving-and-more project, accompanying the weekly update from SDOT:

Crews will be working on Saturday this weekend to prepare for concrete paving in Zone C on SW Avalon Way. Next week, crews will complete preparation work for final paving in Zones A – C (SW Avalon Way from SW Spokane St to 35th Ave SW). We encourage you to speak with our crews about when work will take place in your area.

Final paving for Zones A – C is scheduled to take place overnight on September 18 and 19. This work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Paving is expected to begin at 7 PM each night and continue through 6 AM the following morning
Driveways and side streets will be temporarily closed as we pave. Closures will last 3 to 4 hours to pave and allow the asphalt to cure.

We will provide you with more information about what to expect during paving early next week!

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Fiestas Patrias parade Saturday

September 13, 2019 3:14 pm
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 |   South Park | West Seattle news

(WSB photo from 2018 Fiestas Patrias parade)

You only have to head a short distance east tomorrow morning to enjoy South Park’s Fiestas Patrias parade, a celebration of Latin American cultures. It starts at 11 am Saturday southbound from Sea Mar HQ on 12th Avenue South north of Henderson, then east on Henderson to 14th Avenue South, north to South Cloverdale, west on Cloverdale to 8th Avenue South, north on 8th to the South Park Community Center, where a festival starts at 1 pm and continues all afternoon (here’s the schedule).

DEVELOPMENT: 3 West Seattle sites with feedback opportunities

Three feedback opportunities involving planned development:

6320 & 6326 41ST SW: An Early Community Outreach for Design Review site tour is planned by the project team for these Morgan Junction sites with 15 townhouses proposed as first mentioned here back in June. Just show up at 11 am September 20th. (Flyers are here and here [PDF].)

2000 & 2050 SW ORCHARD: The application is in for two rowhouse-style townhouse buildings totaling 18 units on this greenbelt site east of Delridge. You have until September 23rd to comment; this notice (PDF) explains how.

2622 & 2624 SW GENESEE: The application is also in for these projects totaling 3 townhouses and 3 single-family homes in North Delridge. The comment deadline is also September 23rd; this notice (PDF) explains how.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: First local post-primary forum Saturday for City Council District 1 candidates

checkbox.jpgTomorrow night, you can see the two finalists for City Council District 1, incumbent Lisa Herbold and challenger Phil Tavel, in their first side-by-side local appearance since the August primary. The District 1 Community Network is presenting the forum starting at 6:30 pm Saturday at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) in West Seattle. If you need to bring your kid(s), an activity will be provided – but please RSVP ASAP to Also, if you’re driving, organizers have arranged for overflow parking, so you’ll be directed there. (This is the first of at least five local forums/debates in this race this month and next; D1CN is also presenting the next [announced] one, 4:30 pm September 28th at Neighborhood House High Point.)

Theater, art, sports, more for your West Seattle Friday

September 13, 2019 11:20 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Photo by Lynn Hall)

Happy Friday! Calendar highlights:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, “Unconquered” is today’s movie. $1 members/$2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

WINE WALK – SOLD OUT! The West Seattle Junction Wine Walk is tonight, but this is just a reminder in case you bought your tickets very early, as it’s sold out! 5 pm start.

HPIC ART LOUNGE: Bring your art project(s) to Highland Park Improvement Club, 7 pm, and get inspired! Bar’s open. 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Tonight Chief Sealth International High School plays its first home game, 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex vs. Nathan Hale. (2801 SW Thistle)

‘TWO DEGREES’: Another chance to see Blue Hour Theatre Group‘s play at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at 8 pm.

(Production photo. Devika Bhagwat and Gabriel Diehl)

Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), monthly showcase. All ages. No cover. (5612 California SW)

FULL MOON SPECTACULAR: Do your howling inside Parliament Tavern, 9 pm, with music by Blood Moon Orchestra, Heather Thomas Band, Champagne Honeybee. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … on our complete calendar!

WEEKEND PREVIEW: WSHS mattress fundraiser Saturday

September 13, 2019 10:08 am
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

To modify the maxim … You snooze, they win. Tomorrow you’re invited to shop for a mattress (or more than one!) at West Seattle High School – the reminder:

Come support your West Seattle Wildcats this Saturday at our 2nd Annual Mattress Fundraiser Benefiting the West Seattle High School Athletic Department! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. 100% of the proceeds will be reinvested in Locker Room renovations, Gymnasium upgrades and our WSHS Sports Performance Center! Every dollar and referral helps!

There will be 30 different models on display, each available in any size you need it in. Name brands you’re familiar with, like Simmons/Beautyrest! Great savings to the community and ALL purchases support WSHS Athletics! Doors will be open from 10 am – 5 pm in the West Seattle High School gymnasium. Plan to come check out what we have to offer!

The gym is on the south side of the campus, accessible off the parking lot, at 3000 California SW.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; advance alerts

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

6:52 AM: Good morning!

DEARBORN CLOSURE CONTINUES: Second day of the Dearborn closure for demolition of a remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. If you are traveling on NB 99 and exiting just before the tunnel, you’ll continue onto Alaskan Way; NB buses are rerouted too. Also note that 1st Avenue is narrowed near the demolition zone. This is supposed to conclude by September 22nd.

TUNNEL CLOSURES: Both directions of the Highway 99 tunnel will close tonight at 10 pm, through 8 am Saturday. Then the NB direction will close again at 10 pm Saturday, reopening by 8 am Sunday.

STADIUM ZONE TONIGHT: 7:10 pm Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox.