West Seattle, Washington
8:11 PM: The election-night results count is in. Here are the four city races:
Bruce Harrell – 84,975 – 64.6%
Lorena González – 46,046 – 35%
Ann Davison – 74,549 – 58.2%
Nicole Thomas-Kennedy – 52,419 – 40.9%
CITY COUNCIL POSITION 8
Teresa Mosqueda – 65,687 – 52.4%
Ken Wilson – 59,045 – 47.1%
CITY COUNCIL POSITION 9
Sara Nelson – 77,581 – 60.3%
Nikkita Oliver – 50,762 – 39.4%
That’s it for vote counts until tomorrow afternoon, but we’ll update with reaction as the evening goes on. This count represents ballots from 27 percent of the city’s voters; as of 6 pm tonight, 39 percent of voters’ ballots had been received.
8:48 PM: Citywide Position 8 Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, a North Delridge resident, is first to declare victory. “We knew this was going to be a close election given the frustration many people feel right now coming out of the pandemic, in an economy that isn’t working for all people, and a homelessness crisis that impacts too many,” she said in an emailed statement … City Attorney candidate Nicole Thomas-Kennedy says in an emailed statement that she’s not ready to concede: “The primary prepared us to have to wait several days for complete results of this election, but I’m as hopeful tonight as I was then.” … Updating the results above to show exact percentages and vote totals.
8:10 PM: From the election-night results count, the non-city races:
KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Dow Constantine* – 169,087 – 57.3%
Joe Nguyen – 122,573 – 41.5%
SEATTLE PORT COMMISSION POSITION 1
Ryan Calkins* – 200,739 – 73%
Norman Sigler – 71,870 – 26.1%
SEATTLE PORT COMMISSION POSITION 3
Stephanie Bowman* – 143,505 – 50.7%
Hamdi Mohamed – 137,905 – 48.7%
SEATTLE PORT COMMISSION POSITION 4
Peter Steinbrueck* – 141,636 – 49.9%
Toshiko Grace Hasegawa – 140,099 – 49.4%
SEATTLE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4
Vivian Song Maritz – 80,246 – 67.9%
Laura Marie Rivera – 37,325 – 31.6%
SEATTLE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 5
Michelle Sarju – 97,873 – 82%
Dan Harder – 21,065 – 17.6%
SEATTLE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 7
Brandon Hersey* – 104,814 – 91.4%
Gretchen Williamson – 8,748 – 7.6%
Next round of results will be out Wednesday afternoon.
9:54 PM: A few notes – The victory for Constantine, who (like his opponent) is a West Seattle resident, gives him a fourth term as County Executive … The Seattle Port Commission has never had a woman of color, so if either (or both) Hasegawa or Mohamed win, they’ll make history.
Two more West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight:
STOLEN PICKUP: Vance‘s.dark green 2014 Ford F-150, “slightly lifted, with an Aloha and a Montana sticker on the back windshield” was stolen. Plate C42998U, taken from the 5900 block of 41st Ave SW. Call 911 if you see it.
CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT ON VIDEO: Sent by Justin:
Justin says it happened on SW Edmunds near The Junction: “Broad daylight on a fairly busy street – unbelievable! Keep an eye out for the vehicle that did it, I bet they’re hitting a bunch of cars.” His car, like the theft target reported here earlier today, is a Lexus RX 400h.
7:13 PM: If you are voting at the last minute and want to avoid crowds, go to the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) dropbox! In contrast, the Junction box (SW Alaska west of California) is megabusy:
Workers at both. Get there by 8!
SW Raymond is a little backed up but if you’re driving, you can park in the library lot and walk over. (added) As of this evening, West Seattle/South Park had hit 40 percent turnout
5:48 PM: Now that CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has given her OK to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11, parents can start arranging to get their kids vaccinated. We’ll be building a West Seattle list and appreciate any tips. For starters, we’re checking with the operators of the city’s newly opened West Seattle vaccine clinic – open Fridays and Saturdays – who told us at the launch announcement last week that they expected to be ready to go when pediatric clearance was given. We’ll add whatever we find out – updates to come!
ADDED: Alice says Walgreens is making appointments for kid vaccinations.
ADDED WEDNESDAY: The city says its clinics, which would include the one at Neighborhood House, will start vaccinating newly eligible children this weekend – by appointment only. Here’s the appointment link.
ADDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Thanks for the continued tips. A parent just scheduled through Bartell Drugs in White Center and says CVS (which has a location in Burien) plans to start offering vaccine appointments for that age group on Sunday. … Also, Seattle Public Schools has just announced vaccine clinics including three at West Seattle schools – details are here.
Introducing West Seattle’s newest luxury waterfront development, Infinity Shore Club Residences (1250 Alki Avenue SW), one of WSB’s newest sponsors, which means they get the opportunity to tell their story:
Set in what is arguably Seattle’s most desirable waterfront location, there is no other new condominium project quite like Infinity Shore Club in Seattle right now. Infinity rests on a stunning stretch of Alki Beach that looks out over Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains and offers a vista of Seattle’s one-of-a-kind skyline. The building, currently under construction, will house a boutique collection of just 37 condominium estates with more amenity space than other buildings of its size — promising residents the privacy and elevated feel of a luxury resort experience every day.
Residences include one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom options, which range in size from 1,108 to 2,382 square feet. In addition to several spacious layouts, Infinity offers a lot of the things home buyers will expect to find in new construction homes: a modern design and large window walls to let the outdoors (and large amounts of natural light) in, brand-new appliances, and high-quality finishes inspired by the project’s natural surroundings. But this community offers so much more!
With multiple shared amenity spaces and unique perks, Infinity ia designed to allow homeowners to live life on the water to its fullest. Residents will enjoy private outdoor terraces that maximize their living space plus access to a shared rooftop terrace with panoramic views, several distinct areas for relaxing or socializing, and firepits around which to cozy up on chilly evenings. They will also enjoy the back deck oasis, with spaces for lounging and entertaining in a peaceful garden environment, and the fully equipped fitness center, pet spa, and storage for bikes, kayaks, and other recreational equipment. But perhaps the most luxurious amenity of all is the infinity pool which, along with a heated spa, sits in a central location between the building’s two residential arms, and allows patrons to swim and relax while taking in the incredible views that only this West Seattle location can provide.
Currently entering its final phase of construction, Infinity Shore Club will be ready for occupancy in early 2022. For those searching for their perfect home at the edge of the shore, this is the ideal time to learn more about Infinity’s floor plan options and availability—take the opportunity to tour and choose the ultimate beachfront home now, while there are still many options available, and be move-in ready by early next year! Pricing starts at $1,149,950.
We thank Infinity Shore Club Residences for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.
Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports:
BIKES STOLEN, ANOTHER DUMPED: Less than a week and a half ago, we published Margaret‘s report about losing a bicycle to a thief/thieves who left another behind. Now it’s happened again:
We had two more bikes stolen from our shed (Sunday) night, and again, another bike was discarded. We live on Andover between Admiral and Alaska Junctions. The blue Schwinn bike and black Diamondback bike were the ones that were taken. The orange bike was the one that was discarded.
Please let us know if you are looking for an orange bike or if you see the ones we are missing.
CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT: Just in from Matt: “The catalytic converter was stolen off my car while it was parked in the parking lot of the YMCA on Snoqualmie yesterday, between 6 pm and 7 pm.” (Added) Matt’s car is a It is a 2006 Lexus RX 400h.
1:01 PM: A Seattle Fire “rope rescue” response has been sent to the Stewart Manor apartment building at 34th/Morgan, for a report of a “person hanging out of a window.” Police have been at the building for the past few hours, for what we’re told was a “domestic dispute,” but we’re not sure yet if the incidents are related.
1:03 PM: The person has reportedly been brought back inside the apartment by officers. (Content warning: Photo here sent by Gay, shows officer hanging onto person.) Medics are evaluating.
1:11 PM: Dispatch has been told that one officer was injured as well. (added) We talked to medics at the scene; they say the officer’s injuries were very minor. The person who was rescued will be taken to Harborview.
ADDED WEDNESDAY: Here’s the SPD summary of what happened:
At 1246 hours, an individual involved in an earlier incident was causing a disturbance and removed to a friend’s apartment. As soon as they got into the apartment the individual attempted to jump out of a plate glass window that was on the fourth floor of the building. Officers were notified and responded. As they entered, they noticed the subject hanging out of the window with his friend barely holding on to him. Officers responded to assist and grabbed him to prevent him from falling. They held on for over 10 minutes while waiting for Seattle Fire to arrive. Officers attempted to get him to comply but were unable to. Once SFD arrived they devised a plan to pull him back into the apartment. Shortly after, they were able to pull him back into the apartment but not before he shattered a plate glass window. Medics arrived and gave the individual in crisis a narcotic to calm him down. He was then able to be strapped to a gurney and transported to the hospital. Several officers were injured due to the falling glass, however; no officers needed hospitalization.
Two years ago, the city announced that 45th/Admiral crossing improvements had “won” in the Your Voice, Your Choice program – in which people could vote on whether certain small transportation projects would be developed. Jeff emailed us a few days ago to ask why the promised improvements had yet to materialize; concerned community members had been seeking safety improvements there for years before the YVYC vote. So we asked SDOT, which pointed us here, where the plan is recapped as “a new curb bulb on the northeast corner, new curb ramps, new marked crosswalk, and adding a pair of rectangular rapid flashing beacons on the east leg.” As for the construction schedule, spokesperson Ethan Bergerson says it’s expected sometime this fall/winter: “The exact construction schedule is still being determined, and will depend on the weather and crew availability.” The. project (originally proposed for 44th/Admiral) is expected to cost about $120,000.
First, it’s Election Day, so you have until 8 pm to vote if you use a King County Elections dropbox – here are the five closest ones, all outdoors:
-South side of SW Alaska west of California SW in The Junction
-Northeast side of High Point Library at 3411 SW Raymond
-In front of the administration building at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor)
-On the east side of White Center Library at 1409 SW 107th
-On the west side of South Park Library at 8604 8th Ave. S.
You can scroll through our recent coverage here.
Here are other notes for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE AUCTION: Bidding starts today! Details in our calendar listing.
RIDE IN THE RAIN CHALLENGE: Continues today and all month – details in our preview.
DEMONSTRATE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: 4:30-6 pm at 16th and Holden, weekly signwaving with Scott.
WEST SEATTLE TAE KWON DO: Starting tonight at High Point Community Center (6920 34th SW)!
The West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club has started up its in-person classes again at High Point Community Center. Adults (18 and older) can sign up to learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks. Classes cost only $40/month and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm. The first class for November is on Tuesday, November 2 from 6:00-7:30pm. We will be wearing face masks and will be appropriately distanced for safety. New students can join at any time and beginners are definitely welcome!
Check out our website at http://westseattle.choitkd.org/, email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, or call (206) 684-7422 for registration information.
TALES FROM THE HEARTH: Join West Seattle Toastmasters 832 online at 6:30 pm for spooky stories and more! Here’s how.
Got something for our calendar and previews? email@example.com – thank you!
Your next chance to do early holiday shopping by buying directly from local artists and crafters is only a few days away. The three-day Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show starts Friday. Here’s what you need to know.
These 15 artists and artistic crafters will be showing, discussing, and selling their specialties at the annual Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show when it returns to Fauntleroy Church (9140 California Ave. SW) this coming weekend (Nov. 5-7). Show hours in Fellowship Hall will be Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm, and Sunday 11 am-2 pm. ADA access from off-street parking; masks required.
Leslee Avery-Beausoleil – hand-crafted soaps
Tom Costantini – fine watercolors, prints & cards
Apple Cox – whimsical media cards & prints
Gretchen Curtis – hand-knit wearable art
Rose Grandbois – glass ornaments, sun-catchers & garden art
Rance Holiman – everyday sightings in oil
Tim James – miniature landscapes in terraria
Espie Lazo – wrapped & hammered beaded jewelry
Johanna Lindsay – twisted, fused & hammered beaded jewelry
Kathryn Lorenzini – fine greeting cards, packaging & fabric art
Linda McClamrock – fine collage art
Dee Miller – welded & fused glass art for the garden
Linda Thorson – molded concrete designs for home & garden
Jen Vanderhoof – fine photographic images of water worlds
Linda Zhao – hand-crafted critters, polished stones & crystal balls
6:07 AM: Good morning and welcome to Election Day! (Here are the ballot-dropbox locations, open until 8 pm.)
Today’s forecast is dry until at least mid-afternoon.
BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES
591st 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.)
The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):
South Park Bridge:
West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:
Highland Park Way/Holden:
The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):
26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, new work at 26th/Roxbury is starting. This flyer has full details.
15th SW: Still closed at Roxbury, on the south side of the intersection.
BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES
For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi continues on its new schedule (no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses).
Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.