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BIZNOTE: West Seattle Liquor and Wine close to opening

A few people have asked for an update on West Seattle Liquor and Wine, the former Capco Beverages store reopening with a new owner and new location. State Liquor and Cannabis Board records show the store’s been licensed as of last month. So we checked in with Dolly Amend, who managed the store at its previous location and will do so here too. She says they’re not locked in on a date yet but hoping it’ll be in two weeks or so. The store closed in its old location seven months ago; that space has since become West Seattle’s main Swedish clinic site. The new store location, 4714 42nd SW, is on the outer west side of Jefferson Square, by Nikko Teriyaki.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Explorer West MS students’ ‘Change The World’ project could change dress codes

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

The next 8th-grade class at Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) will start school this week, looking ahead to a year that ends with an EWMS tradition: “Change The World” projects.

We’ve covered some of these over the 8 years that they’ve been a vital part of the EWMS curriculum.

Last year’s EWMS 8th-grade graduates included four young women whose project has the potential of changing the school experience for students throughout our state.

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THURSDAY: Summer’s last West Seattle Art Walk, with music!

September 8, 2021 5:13 pm
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 |   West Seattle Art Walk | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

Tomorrow night, the last West Seattle Art Walk of summer offers live music as well as art displays. Above is this quarter’s list of participating venues, some with artists, some with food/drink specials for Art Walk visitors, some with both. Venues span the peninsula from Arbor Heights (Brace Point Pottery & Gallery, C.A. Pierce show and sale, 4208 SW 100th, 5-8 pm) to Admiral (West Seattle Grounds, Priyanka Parmanand painting live, 2141 California SW, 5-8 pm). Some venues are showing multiple artists’ work, like Fogue Gallery (WSB sponsor), 4130 California SW, open “until late” on Art Walk night, with a group show featuring guest artist Reeve Washburn (who also happens to be the WSAW’s coordinator). This month’s highlight is the return of live music to accompany your Art Walk wanderings. The Art of Music is happening in two locations – Welcome Road Winery, 3804 California SW, hosts harpist Alyvia Miller, and bassist/vocalist Marina Christopher is at KeyBank Plaza in The Junction, both performing 6-7:40 pm. Plan your Art Walk night with this month’s full preview – venue spotlights and hours – here.

FOLLOWUP: Alki Point Keep Moving (Stay Healthy) Street still technically ‘temporary’

(Tuesday photo, 64th/Alki)

When SDOT announced a survey last week featuring three design concepts for the Alki Point Keep Moving (Stay Healthy) Street‘s future, it sounded a lot to us like the street’s closed-to-through-traffic status had been made permanent. Not so, says SDOT spokesperson Ethan Bergerson: “We were not intending to indicate a change in overall project status. As you noted in your story, the language in our new survey is very similar to what we’ve said in the past, and we are also continuing to label the Keep Moving Street as a temporary closure in the project map on the front page of the survey. We are still working to secure funding for designing and building permanent changes on the street based on community input. In the meantime, Alki Point will remain a Keep Moving Street in its current form until spring 2022 or until we secure funding for permanent changes on the street.” He added, “At this point, we’re just exploring these concepts and it’s possible that the feedback we receive could lead us to explore new ways to combine popular attributes from each concept, or to reconsider if there is a strong trend of people saying that they don’t like any of the concepts.” If you have an opinion one way or another and haven’t replied to the survey, go here.

ELECTION 2021: Mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell to visit West Seattle Junction

checkbox.jpgNow that Labor Day is past, the fall campaigns are expected to rev up. Top of the ticket remains the race for Seattle Mayor – City Council President Lorena González vs. former City Councilmember Bruce Harrell. Tomorrow night brings the first announced West Seattle event of the fall campaign: Harrell will be touring the West Seattle Junction before and during the West Seattle Art Walk. Junction Association executive director Lora Radford says he’ll be here to talk with community members and answer questions starting at 4:30 pm Thursday at Walk-All-Ways (California/Alaska). Voting for the November 2nd election starts once voters receive ballots, which are scheduled to be mailed October 13th.

About those after-midnight military helicopters

(2017 US Army photo, UH-60 Black Hawk from 16th Combat Aviation Brigade)

Very early this morning, we noted on Twitter that a low, loud passing helicopter was identified on tracking software as a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk (similar to the one above). As it headed up the West Seattle shoreline, another one was flying over Vashon Island; it too crossed the peninsula, but headed east over Lake Washington, while the first one turned around and headed back south. Today, also via Twitter, we learned these were training flights. The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (from Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Tacoma) said, “As the days become ‘shorter,’ our pilots will fly earlier in the evening to complete required night vision training flights. In the summer it does not get dark enough, early enough, to fly under night vision at hours when most people are still awake.” They added that, “At a given moment, during weekdays, there are several 16th CAB helicopters in the air all over western and central Washington.” More often than not, military aircraft aren’t identified on standard online flight trackers, but the two we heard in the midnight hour last night were.

What’s happening on your West Seattle Wednesday

(Sanderling, back from the Arctic – photo by Mark Wangerin)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead:

NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE: The commissioners from the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma meet online at noon as the Managing Members of the NWSA – which is building the Terminal 5 modernization project, among other things. Find the agenda and video link here.

YOUTH BASKETBALL TRYOUTS: The West Seattle Reign (WSB sponsor) youth-basketball program starts tryouts tonight – 6:30 pm for 5th-6th grade boys, 7th-8th grade boys at 7:30 pm, both at Westside School in Arbor Heights (10404 34th SW). Full details and registration link here.

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s largest political organization meets online at 7:15 pm, with a pre-meeting program at 6:30 pm about the Whole Washington Health Trust. The agenda is here; register for the participation/attendance link here.

OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups, 8:30 pm performances at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

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YOU CAN HELP: Get North Shorewood Park ready for fall/winter

September 8, 2021 9:18 am
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(May photo by Gill Loring)

Just south of West Seattle, and west of White Center, you’ll find little North Shorewood Park. This Saturday, you can help get the park ready for the change of seasons. Here’s the announcement:

Restoration and Stewardship at North Shorewood Park
10044 24th Ave SW

Saturday, September 11, 2021
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Space is limited; register here.


6:04 AM: Good morning! Another warm day expected, with a high possibly in the 80s (Tuesday’s high was 81).


More schools are starting classes today – including Westside School (WSB sponsor) and Tilden School.


26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW remains closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge project – This week is focusing on curbs, medians, and landscaping.

Tunnel closure Friday – 10 pm Friday (September 10th) to 6 am Saturday, the Highway 99 tunnel will be closed for maintenance.


Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.


534th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Woman shot south of The Junction

1:40 AM: Police and fire are headed to a report of at least one shooting victim near 42nd/Dawson. Updates to come.

1:43 AM: Officers are telling dispatch that a woman has been shot int the abdomen. She is reported to have told them who is responsible.

1:50 AM: The possible suspect is reported to have left the scene in a vehicle, maybe a green Infiniti. (Update: It’s been further described as a 1998 i3.)

1:56 AM: SFD medics are taking the victim, reported by medics to be 37 years old, to Harborview.

2:28 AM: So far, no further details on circumstances nor on the victim’s condition; we will of course follow up later this morning.

8:41 AM: Police say the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening; SFD says she was in stable condition when transported. SPD has just posted more details:

Around 1:30 AM, a 21-year-old man called 911 and reported that his mother had been shot in the 4200 block of Southwest Dawson Street. Officers found the woman leaning up against a car on the street.

Police learned the man and his mother were outside on the street when the man began talking to five known people in a car. The conversation turned into a dispute and one person in the vehicle fired a gun at the man, missing him and striking his 37-year-old mother.