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DELRIDGE PROJECT: Road work resumes Monday

After the long holiday weekend, work resumes tomorrow on the Delridge project (re)paving the way for RapidRide H Line. Here are the toplines from SDOT:

*SW Hudson St and 23rd Ave SW may reopen on the east side of Delridge Way SW as early as this week
*SW Willow St and SW Brandon St may close on the east side of Delridge Way SW as early as this week
*Vehicle-detection loop installation at SW Oregon St and Delridge Way SW rescheduled, to begin as early as December 7
*Pipework to resume at SW Juneau St as early as December 4
*Demolition on the west side of Delridge Way SW between SW Holly St and SW Willow St to begin as early as Monday.
*Electrical work happening in the sidewalk between SW Orchard St and 21st Ave SW. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross Delridge Way SW at SW Holden St or SW Orchard St.

The full preview of the work plan for the coming week is here.


Our West Seattle Christmas lights spotlights continue, starting earlier than usual this year because we need a little extra brightening these days: Out looking for lights tonight, we noticed that well-decorated house at Walnut/Hinds [map]. What we also noticed after stopping for a photo – many neighbors on that block of Walnut, south of Hinds, have lots of lights up already too. So we’re adding it to the list in our West Seattle Holiday Guide – we welcome tips, with or without photos = – your own lights or someone else’s – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SKY SHOW: Sunset, moonrise, more

(Photo by Jamie Kinney)

A two-sided sky show at the end of this long holiday weekend – a deep pink sunset to the west, as the full moon rose in the east.

(Photo by Mike Jensen)

And to the south – Mount Rainier was sporting a.cap:

(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

(AKA, a lenticular cloud.) Looking to the northeast, a sunset reflection and the returning fog:

(Photo by Sergio Ramos)

And one more look at the full sunset colors:

(Photo by Tom Stoner)

Thanks to everyone for the photos!

LAST CALL: Seattle Community Safety Survey closes tomorrow

November 29, 2020 4:07 pm
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 |   Safety | West Seattle news

If you haven’t yet answered Seattle University‘s sixth annual Public Safety Survey – tomorrow’s the last day. As noted when we published this year’s announcement last month, the goal is to collect “qualitative and quantitative data about perceptions of crime and safety from those who live and/or work in Seattle.” (Here’s how local 2018 results were described in 2019, for example.) Seattle U does the survey independently of SPD, but provides the department with a report on the results, which are used to shape/update micro-community policing plans, among other things. The survey is available in 11 languages, linked here.

UPDATE: Man shot while driving in Alki alley, suspect arrested

(WSB photo)

12:44 PM: Police and SFD are responding to 60th/Stevens [map] for a reported shooting. They’re searching for a suspect who’s described as (updated) a white man, 30s, brown hair, beard, green jacket, black (possibly camo) pants. The victim is reported to be a 42-year-old man. Updates to come.

12:53 PM: Police are still searching and will be joined by a K9. Sounds like they may know who they are looking. No word on the victim’s condition yet.

(WSB photo)

1 PM: The suspect is reported (via police radio) to be in custody. (added) Our crew just arrived in the area and verifies an arrest.

1:07 PM: The victim is being taken to Harborview Medical Center by SFD medic unit. (added) At the scene, we’re told he was transported in critical condition. (added) The suspect is reported to live nearby and police were checking his residence.

5:32 PM: More info from SPD:

Police were dispatched to the 6000 block of Stevens Street SW after multiple callers reported shots had been fired in the alley.

Officers arrived and found a man seriously wounded with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses said the suspect had left the scene on foot walking towards the beach. Additional officers flooded the area and found the suspect a few blocks away where he was taken into custody. Police found a 40 caliber handgun partially submerged in water at Alki Beach.

(SPD photo)

Detectives believe the suspect shot at the victim as the victim drove down the alley. The suspect then fled between some nearby apartment buildings, entered an apartment, struck a resident with the pistol, then fled toward the beach. Detectives are now interviewing the suspect and attempting to determine what led up to the shooting.

Reader Diana sent a photo of the aforementioned beach gun discovery:

Police say the victim was still in critical condition at last report.

6:48 PM: And we have a few more details from the Southwest Precinct incident summary filed by acting Sgt. Tammy Frame, forwarded by precinct commander Capt. Kevin Grossman, lauding the second-watch team for Really good work in saving a life, arresting the shooter, and locating evidence”: The victim was shot seven times and the first officer on the scene “administered life-saving first aid which included applying two tourniquets, one one on each of the victim’s arms.” The suspect allegedly tried to bury the gun in the sand at the beach. He and the victim are described by police as neighbors.

Dreading dark December? Seattle Parks programs might help

The darkest month of the year is almost here, with the earliest sunsets and shortest days, and – this year – COVID-canceled festivities. But Seattle Parks & Recreation has a plan to brighten some of those days.

It’s out with a brochure for virtual programs in December – from a free “family fun night” to classes and workouts (here are a few examples). You can browse the brochure here. The registration portal is here.

The department also has view-any-time videos on YouTube – cooking, books, sports skills to name a few. (And if you’re looking for info on Parks facilities, the ongoing open-and-closed list is here.)

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: November’s final weekend wraps up

November 29, 2020 6:34 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Saturday photo by Dan Ciske)

Full moon tonight, rising just before sunset, at 4:10 pm. But first – here’s what’s happening today in West Seattle and vicinity, online and in-person:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: The list of more than 20.churches’ Sunday online services (with a few also offering in-person options), with updated links, is here.

FROM CHRISTMAS TREES TO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS … plus some all-weekend shopping deals … see it all in our Holiday Guide.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; no pickups for online orders this week – the What’s Good system took the week off)

TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION: Last chance this season – 10 am-1:30 pm near the market’s entrance/exit, look for the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. (California/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)