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Mark sent the video, saying that prowler was recorded in his “back driveway” around 1 am Saturday, near 35th/Holden in Gatewood. Checking the SPD tweet log (which you can scroll through any time atop the WSB Crime Watch page), we note that Saturday also brought two auto-theft reports in Gatewood, 4100 block of SW Monroe and 4100 block of SW Portland – haven’t heard from the victims, so no details.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Classes resume tomorrow, + two reminders

January 5, 2020 8:24 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

The two-week winter break is over and it’s back to school tomorrow. Seattle Public Schools has two key dates this first week:

MONDAY – First day of registration for kindergarteners and other students who will be new to the district next fall. The sooner you register, the better, as schools rely on this information for planning. All the info is on this page of the SPS website, including dates for school tours.

WEDNESDAY – This is the date when SPS says it will exclude students if they’re not in compliance with immunization requirements, as explained here. In particular, state law no longer allows a personal exemption from the MMR vaccine.

What’s up at Camp Second Chance? Here’s what happened at Community Advisory Committee’s first 2020 meeting

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

2020 will be the fourth full year on the Myers Way Parcels for city-supported tiny-house encampment Camp Second Chance.

The year’s first monthly meeting of the CSC Community Advisory Committee happened this afternoon at Arrowhead Gardens, a few blocks north of the encampment. Here’s what happened:

CAMP UPDATES: Co-founder/site cooordinator Eric Davis said 51 people are now at the camp, occupying 45 houses with five more being replaced. No one has exited to housing this past month, but Davis said at least four people are likely to be moving out soon, as they just got vouchers. Five of the 50 tiny houses are being replaced; Davis explained that they’re the oldest ones, donated to CSC from another village, Davis said, and had mold and other safety issues.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: 35th/Alaska closure ends early again

The 35th/Alaska closure has ended early, as did the one last month, and the detours are lifted. Just drove through to confirm. Still one lane each way. SDOT says it’s expecting a third closure but has not yet set the date.

VIDEO: Sun’s out, surf’s up, and what’s next with West Seattle weather

January 5, 2020 1:32 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle weather

Our video is from Constellation Park, south of Alki Point, at high tide, just after noon, and shortly after the sun overpowered what had been hours of drippy weather. Aside from the sunbreak, looks like more breezy/rainy weather for the start of back-to-school (etc.) week.

P.S. Though there’s been some talk of snow chances next weekend, the National Weather Service isn’t making much noise so far.

Remembering Dorothy L. Nute, 1919-2020

The family of Dorothy Louise (Johns) Nute is sharing this remembrance with the community:

Dorothy was born to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Emil & Ellen (Olson) Johns on July 10, 1919 in Seattle, Washington.

She lived her whole 100 years in West Seattle where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Jack, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Dorothy graduated with West Seattle High School’s Class of 1938. After graduating, she worked at Sears Roebuck & Company during the “Mail Order” days, and retired in 1981.

In 1940, she married the love of her life, “Jack” Nute. Dorothy & Jack were happily married for 45 wonderful years, until he preceded her in death in 1986. She is survived by their daughter, Ginny, and their sons, Bob, Bill, & John.

Dorothy also leaves her grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Heather, and several Step-Grandchildren; her great-grandchildren, Valery, Shelby, Mitchell, & Odessa; her nieces, Sue, Sally, & Diane; and many dear Family members & Friends to cherish her loving memory.

Selfless to a fault, Dorothy took care of her invalid Mother before her passing, as well as her Husband, who was later disabled by a stroke.

Everyone who knew Dorothy knew that she always put the well-being of others before her own. For that reason and countless more, she will always have a very special place in our hearts.

A Private Gathering in her honor was held on Saturday, January 4th, 2020.

Share your condolences & memories of Dorothy with Family & Friends for generations to come by visiting her online memorial page at

Care & Arrangements Entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle

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

Here’s what (else) is happening on your West Seattle Sunday

January 5, 2020 6:07 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

Thanks to Robert Spears for the rainbow view from Saturday! Today’s forecast also suggests unsettled weather, though we know many if not most will be indoors watching The Game this afternoon. But you have other options, such as …

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: First market of 2020! 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

LIBRARIES OPEN EARLIER: Starting today, Seattle Public Library branches open at noon Sundays, an hour earlier than before. (Here’s where to find one!)

EXPLORE LOCAL HISTORY: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Log House Museum is open noon-4 pm today. (61st/Stevens)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Comments/questions about West Seattle’s only city-supported tiny-house encampment? This is the place to be. 2 pm at the community building on the east side of Arrowhead Gardens. Here’s our report on last month’s meeting. (9220 2nd SW)

FIGHTING HUNGER THROUGH MUSIC: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank perform 3-5 pm. Bring food and/or money to donate! (5612 California SW)

DAVID FRANCIS: Swing vocalist live at the Pacific Room (WSB sponsor) on Alki, 6-9 pm. No cover. All ages. (2808 Alki SW)