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FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth down to 2 boats

October 1, 2021 11:14 am
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11:14 AM: Washington State Ferries has just taken M/V Cathlamet – #3 boat on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run – out of service because of “oropulsion issues,” That’s the ferry that just went back into service three weeks ago after a month-plus of repairs and maintenance. Updates to come.

ADDED SATURDAY: The Cathlamet returned to service early this morning, so the run is back to three boats.

7 for your West Seattle Friday

(Thursday photo by Troy Sterk)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET PRESENTATIONS: City departments continue presenting their proposals to the City Council. Today’s agendas for the morning (under way now) and afternoon (2 pm) sessions include SDOT and Seattle Parks. You can watch via Seattle Channel.

OKTOBERFEST AT OUNCES: 3-10 pm, the start of a big weekend at Ounces (3803 Delridge Way SW), including live music starting at 6:30 pm.

BINGO: Usually on Thursday nights at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor) but this time it’s on Friday night, 7 pm.

HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Tonight’s Chief Sealth International High School game vs. Franklin at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) will start at around 7:45 pm – after the Lincoln/Cleveland game, which starts at NCSWAC at 5 pm. … Other games tonight, from the Metro League scheduleWest Seattle High School plays on the road at Bishop Blanchet, 7 pm … That’s also the start time for O’Dea vs. Seattle Prep at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW);

FIREFIGHTERS ‘LIGHT UP THE NIGHT’: Happening tonight, as announced by SFD:

Seattle Fire will join fire departments from across the nation to honor all firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. From 8-8:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, all of Seattle’s 33 fire stations will “Light the Night” in red to honor fallen firefighters by pulling fire engines, ladder trucks, medic units and aid cars out in front of the apparatus bays and turning on the emergency lights. Neighbors are invited to observe this remembrance event from the sidewalk at their local fire station. All fire apparatus will stay in-service to respond to incidents during this event, and may not be present during the time period allotted if units are on an emergency response.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE BEACH: 8 pm at J&J Public House (2808 Alki SW), live music led by Grammy winner Andrew Gouché. $10 cover.

LIVE MUSIC AT DRUNKY’S: 8 pm doors, 9 pm show, $10 cover at Drunky Two Shoes BBQ (9655 16th SW) in White Center.

ROBOTICS: SkunkWorks team invites local youth to Saturday open house

Learn! Build! Compete! If you have an 8th- through 12th-grader in the family who is interested in robotics, SkunkWorks Robotics invites you to an open house Saturday afternoon.

Skunk Works Robotics is a team for 8-12 graders who want to work hard, have fun and build competitive robots. We are having an open house on October 2nd at 1 pm at the former Beverly Park Elementary at 11427 3rd Ave S. in north Burien.

Skunk Works has been competing for 16 seasons and has won multiple awards including 3 last season: Excellence in Engineering Award, Designer’s Award and the Skills Competition Award.

The organization draws from all over the region and usually has participants from several school district. Here’s the open-house flyer.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Friday notes and weekend alerts

6:03 AM: Good morning!


Sunny, cool, breezy – with yet another 60-ish high (yesterday’s high was 62)..


26th SW – The closure between Roxbury and Barton is expected to shift to southbound next week.

25th SW & BartonMore county-led RapidRide prep work.

Delridge project – Some work remains but nothing big.

(added) This weekend and beyondRescheduled work on I-5 southbound, Friday night through Monday morning, between Yesler and I-90 … Work on West Marginal both days this weekend, plus work at the east end of the Roxbury corridor on Sunday – details on both of those are here. … Next week, the county’s RapidRide work will close 15th SW south of Roxbury.


Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips. Reminder – the fall “service change” starts tomorrow; here’s our report on West Seattle changes.

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


Tolls have just gone up.


556th 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 – Note: Thanks for all the comments about the camera angle; we mentioned it to SDOT and it’s been fixed:

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 movable 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.

ELECTION 2021: Seattle City Council Position 9 candidates on homelessness

checkbox.jpgThursday night’s second online city-candidate debate on homelessness featured the two candidates for Seattle City Council citywide Position 9, the spot that Lorena González is leaving to run for mayor. The event concluded the series presented by The Seattle Times and We’re All In. Here’s what Sara Nelson and Nikkita Oliver had to say, in response to questions asked by Times reporter Sydney Brownstone. Note that everything below is our paraphrase/summary, not a direct quote unless it’s within quotation marks.

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ELECTION 2021: Seattle City Attorney candidates face off on homelessness

checkbox.jpgWith two weeks until voting begins, the candidates are in the midst of a blitz of campaign forums. Candidates for Seattle city offices appeared in two more Thursday night – both specifically to address the topic of homelessness, On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor candidates debated the topic twice. We covered the first one, presented by the Resolution to End Homelessness; the second one, Wednesday night, kicked off a two-night series presented by The Seattle Times (here’s their coverage) and We’re All In. On Thursday night, the series included two half-hour forums. We watched both. Below are our notes on the first one, with Seattle City Attorney candidates Ann Davison and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, moderated by Times reporter Sydney Brownstone. (We’ll have a separate report on the second one.) Note that everything below is our paraphrase/summary, not a direct quote unless it’s within quotation marks.

QUESTION: What role should the City Attorney play in addressing homelessness?

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