day : 20/02/2020 10 results

CIRCUS TIME: Big fun under the big top to boost Highland Park Elementary

The Highland Park Elementary PTA invites you to step right up and join the party under the big top at Highland Park Improvement Club on March 21st. Here’s why:

We’ve worked hard on this event! Last year we turned HPIC into Alice and Wonderland with a full-size rabbit hole and fantasy land that blew guests away. The parents have outdone themselves this year with an amazing big-top-based off the book “Night Circus” and we are really hoping to reach our $20K fundraising goal to support the enrichment activities for our kids that our Title 1 school can’t regularly provide as well as family nights that provide culturally inclusive events and community building – the heart of what our school values.

Join us for at the Night Circus!
Highland Park Elementary Fund the Future Auction
Single tickets: $40

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Highland Park Improvement Club

Tent opens at 5:30 PM…

This after-dark extravaganza brings the magic of the big top to Highland Park. Step right up to the center ring for an evening of midway games, spectacular performers, tasty carnival treats, and a show-stopping auction!

Although this fantastical circus is just for grown-ups, all proceeds go toward much needed enrichment activities for the amazing students of Highland Park Elementary. As a Title 1 school, we have a rich diversity of cultures, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds but need community support to help fund the additional academic programs and vital community engagement events that our students deserve.

Circus apparel highly encouraged but come ready to be entertained and inspired, all for a good cause!

Get your ticket today here!

Can’t attend but would like to help fund our students’ futures? Donate here!

We appreciate our local business support! If you’d like to make our auction even more amazing by donating an item and be recognized as a community sponsor, visit here!

TRAFFIC/UTILITY ALERT: Seattle City Light work at California/Findlay

February 20, 2020 8:46 pm
|    Comments Off on TRAFFIC/UTILITY ALERT: Seattle City Light work at California/Findlay
 |   Utilities | West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

On our way to The Whale Trail‘s event tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), we noticed the usually well-lit intersection of California/Findlay was dark. Then we got a Twitter message about it during the meeting. We advised reporting it to Seattle City Light – that apparently had already happened, as we noticed those crews arriving just as we left C & P. Their work is focused near the southbound RapidRide stop on the southwest corner of the intersection, so be careful if you’re headed that way – in any mode – tonight.

HEALTH: Seattle Parks steps up cleaning frequency ‘to prevent the spread of viruses’

With so many Seattle Parks facilities and properties in West Seattle, this announcement might be of interest:

As a best practice to prevent the spread of viruses during this cold and flu season, and in response to general concerns over Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is increasing custodial cleaning efforts at our facilities, including community centers and pools.

SPR is implementing these measures to support basic good cleaning and hygiene care at our high-traffic public facilities, and not in response to a specific exposure risk.

In addition to our already-established custodial routines, we will be implementing the following measures:

SPR will install Hand Sanitizing stations in lobby areas at our public facilities

SPR will increase the number of times that the following high-traffic areas are sanitized, with custodians sanitizing these areas three times during their shift:

-Bathroom countertops, stall handles, and flushing devices
-Entry/exit door handles and surrounding areas
-Lobby desk tops

The full Parks post also includes general advice for helping prevent viruses from spreading.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gym theft; bike dumped

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

GYM THEFT: CrossFit Loft in The Junction reports a member’s wallet was stolen yesterday afternoon and within an hour, what was in it was used to buy gift cards and a variety of other things. The two suspects were recorded. If you have any idea about who they are, the SPD case # is 2020-063954.

DUMPED BICYCLE: This photo and report are from RLS:

This bike has been dumped in the alley between 25th and 26th SW at Cloverdale.

PAW-RADE 2020: A reason to register your pet today

February 20, 2020 2:07 pm
|    Comments Off on PAW-RADE 2020: A reason to register your pet today
 |   Fun stuff to do | Pets | West Seattle news

Somebody somewhere declared this “National Love Your Pet Day,” so in honor of that, the West Seattle Junction Association has opened registration for the third annual PAW-rade, set for Saturday, July 18th, right before the West Seattle Grand Parade. Free! Prizes! See the categories on the registration form. Then show up at 4400 California SW on PAW-rade day and show off for thousands!

BIZNOTE: Jiffy Lube finally reopens, post-fire

Thanks for the tip! A texter today pointed out that Jiffy Lube in The Junction had finally reopened, so we went over to confirm. The oil-change shop’s staff told us it reopened on Monday, seven and a half months after it was closed by an early-morning fire last July. SFD was unable to determine how the fire started; no one was hurt.

LIGHT RAIL: If your boat or business uses the Duwamish River, Sound Transit has questions for you

(Sound Transit maps of what’s under consideration for light-rail routing)

Next up as Sound Transit continues environmental studies for the West Seattle to Ballard light-rail extensions, a survey announced today:

We are studying multiple route alternatives, which include a new rail-only bridge across Salmon Bay, either east or west of the existing Ballard Bridge and a new rail-only bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, either north or south of the existing West Seattle Bridge.

Sound Transit is collecting data on vessels that utilize these waterways and facilities that service vessels to help inform the environmental review analysis and support coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard regarding any potential bridge permits.

How can you help? Please share information about your vessel(s) or ones that you pilot by completing this survey by March 17, 2020.

You can do that by going here.

5 ways to spend the rest of your West Seattle Thursday

(Photographed Wednesday from Lincoln Park, by Susan Romanenghi)

Another sunny day! Here’s our quick look at what’s ahead:

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The home of West Seattle’s history is open noon-4 pm – side-trip idea if this midwinter school break day is taking you to Alki. (61st/Stevens)

GAME NIGHT WTTH THE TIMEBANK: The West Seattle Timebank invites you to a potluck and game-night gathering, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Tonight’s agenda topics include the “Stone House” relocation project and Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, 7 pm at Alki UCC. All welcome. (6115 SW Hinds)

THE WHALE TRAIL: As previewed here, you’re invited to the midwinter gathering to hear about how to help the orcas. 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). $5 donation, kids free. (5612 California SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: 7 pm, live music with KizMet, Lucia Luna, Lizzie Clauss. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar!

BASEBALL: The West Seattle High School team has two reasons for you to go to T-Mobile Park

February 20, 2020 10:14 am
|    Comments Off on BASEBALL: The West Seattle High School team has two reasons for you to go to T-Mobile Park
 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

Here are two reasons the West Seattle High School baseball team would love to see you at the big stadium. Just out of the WSB inbox:

West Seattle HS vs Ballard HS in the High School Baseball Classic at T-Mobile Field
4 pm, Saturday, April 4th, 2020

The WSHS Baseball team is also selling tickets to the Mariner’s game on May 29th at 7:10pm vs the Atlanta Braves at T-Mobile Park.

100 level tickets – $40 each (down the first=base line)
300 level tickets – $20 each (behind home plate)

To buy tickets, contact Sheree at

The season starts in mid-March.


February 20, 2020 6:58 am
|    Comments Off on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch
 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

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

6:58 AM: Good morning! No incidents/alerts in our area right now. Looking ahead:

1ST AVENUE S. BRIDGE CLOSURES: Friday and Saturday nights, the northbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge is scheduled to close, 9 pm-8 am, Friday into Saturday and Saturday into Sunday.

NEW TRANSIT PATHWAY STARTING SATURDAY: The new pathway into downtown for most West Seattle bus routes opens Saturday, as announced earlier this month. See the official service advisory here (PDF). Our coverage of an event there Wednesday is here.