West Seattle, Washington
10:48 PM: That’s one of the storm cells that passed to the south at midday today, photographed by Troy Sterk from Lincoln Park. Later in the day, another one got as close as downtown – Kevin Ainsworth sent this photo from Harbor Avenue:
A short time later, we were in the same area and saw it moving south:
Today’s high was only 49, nine degrees below normal. The forecast for Sunday is also somewhat unsettled – breezy and cool with a chance of showers.
11:32 PM: But before we get to tomorrow – we have reports from Arbor Heights and The Junction of snow mixed in with rain!
After the Bellevue Rare Coins holdup in The Junction on Wednesday, we asked if the store had security images or video to release. Tonight, they have sent several images.
The store describes the robbers only as “3 young black males, one with an odd limp.” As shown in the image above, the robbers also smashed jewelry display cases.
As reported here Thursday, the store closed after the robbery, for what’s described as remodeling and security updating, “bringing all protocols and equipment up-to-date with state of the art security,” which they plan to do at their other stores too.
If you have any information about the robbers’ identities, you can call Seattle Police and refer to incident # 22-085753.
When Mayor Bruce Harrell recently announced his plan for a police-chief search, we asked about the plan for hiring another high-level city position – SDOT director. The reply was that a similar process would launch shortly, and now it has. A Friday afternoon announcement from the mayor’s office says these 15 people have been named to a search committee:
Genesee Adkins, former SDOT Chief of Staff
Cassie Chinn, Wing Luke Museum
Dr. Anne Goodchild, UW Urban Freight Lab
Amy Grotefendt, Transportation Lead, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Matt Howard, Seattle Department of Transportation
Alex Hudson, Transportation Choices Coalition
Rob Johnson, NHL Seattle Kraken, former Councilmember
Steve Kovac, IBEW Local 77
Lee Lambert, Cascade Bike Club
Geri Poor, Port of Seattle
Rizwan Rizwi, Muslim Housing Services
Monisha Singh, Chinatown International District Business Improvement Assoc.
Yordanos Teferi, SDOT’s Transportation Equity Workgroup
Terry White, King County Metro
Yu-Ann Youn, SDOT’s Transportation Equity Workgroup, UW student
The announcement does not mention neighborhoods of residence; our quick cross-check of public records shows only one name that potentially matches to a West Seattle address. The announcement says the committee members “were selected for their technical expertise and vision, lived experiences with the transportation system, and ability to leverage networks to market the position, collect feedback, and provide information to support the process and selection.” The committee is expected to meet for the first time later this month; applications for the SDOT director position officially open on Tuesday. No details yet of other plans for community input into the search. The mayor’s office has said the current interim director, Kristen Simpson, previously SDOT’s chief of staff, doesn’t intend to seek the permanent job.
The photo and report are from Ray:
Saw this dumped bag at Thistle and 17th. Lots of student material (pens,note cards).
Ray says the strewn material also included a piece of paper with an email address that he’s notified about this too, but if the bag’s owner sees this first, here’s where it wound up.
On Saturday, May 7th, Roxhill Park will fill with the sound of world music during a daylong festival just announced:
URGENT AFRICA, a non-profit, is producing an ethnic musical event, “Sounds From Around the World,” at Roxhill Park, West Seattle, on May 7th from 11 am-7 pm. This music fest is in conjunction with the Office of Arts and Culture and Seattle’s Parks and Recreation. This is a family event and FREE to the public. Bring a blanket or dance on the grass.
The groups being featured are: NABY CAMERA, West African traditional djeli’s/historians/storytellers/praise singers/poets with special guest Boka Kouyate, DESEO CARMIN, Latin/Flamenco/Funk music …
Also COMFORT FOOD (Afro Funk/Soul/Nu Jazz/Fusion), & The LION of JUDAH BAND (Dancehall/Ska/Reggae/and Calypso):
All musicians presented have played on World stages!
Less than a month until Mother’s Day, here’s a school fundraiser that might help with your gift-giving:
H.U.G.S. for Mothers & Special Others
Seattle Lutheran High School – Parent Association Fundraiser
Hope. Unity. Gratitude. Saints.
Brighten someone’s day with a tasty treat and a bouquet!
Funds raised go toward classroom grants, student scholarships and educational speakers.
ORDER HERE by Wednesday, April 20th
Contactless curbside pickup or local delivery to limited zip codes on Saturday, May 6th.
See the school website here for more information.
Welcome to the weekend. Here are 17 things you should know about for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ROAD-WORK REMINDERS: SDOT plans to work in multiple locations today, between 7 am and 4:30 pm:
We’ll be updating curb ramps at 16th Ave SW and SW Barton St in the Highland Park neighborhood.
In the North Delridge area, we’ll be installing foundations for future radar speed signs on 16th Ave SW between SW Morgan St and SW Findlay St. The parking lane will be blocked as we complete this work; however, we do not anticipate disrupting traffic or impacting people walking and biking in the area.
On Saturday, we’ll be replacing two traffic signs on Fauntleroy Way SW just before SW Avalon Way. We’ll also be replacing a sign on Delridge Way SW, approaching the 5-way intersection. During this work, we’ll need to reduce the two travel lanes to a single lane and there may be delays for people driving.
WEST SEATTLE RUNNER’S 12TH-ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND: As previewed here – 8 am today, Brooks sponsors the weekly group run; 10 am-6 pm today, West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) continues its anniversary sale. (2743 California SW)
YARD SALES: Just five weeks to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 14th. Get some shopping practice today at the local sales listed in the WSB Community Forums!
COMMUNITY CLEANUP: From Erik, a South Delridge cleanup, 10 am-noon:
This is a family-friendly, leisurely clean, picking up where we left off last week and continuing on Delridge Way between Thistle and Roxbury.
Parking: We’ll start just north of Fresh Flours Bakery (9410 Delridge Way SW) so park anywhere around that neighborhood and make your way to the corner where Cambridge intersects. From there we’ll send groups out north and south along Delridge and into surrounding neighborhoods depending on time and number of volunteers.
Vests, gloves, buckets, and pickup sticks will be provided and we’ll transfer all the trash into Seattle Public Utility bags for pickup. Come for as little or as much as you’d like, invite your family and friends as we make this a safer environment for our community. I’ll be walking & cleaning too so if I miss you at the start time I’ll leave the supplies at the starting point. I can be reached at 206-852-9552.
SPRING POTTERY SALE: In the garden at 4111 47th SW, 10 am-2 pm.
LIVE MORNING MUSIC AT C & P COFFEE: 10:30 am-noon, Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). No cover.
SPORTS: Chief Sealth IHS plays 2 baseball games vs. Blaine, 11 am and 2 pm, at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).
PAWSITIVELYKLEEN’S 1ST ANNIVERSARY: Special pricing and other fun, 11 am-7 pm, at the self-service dog wash’s first-anniversary celebration. (5214 Delridge Way SW)
WAGYU SMASH BURGER POP-UP: At Lady Jaye (4523 California SW):
Monthly Wagyu Smash Burger Pop-Up at 11 am: We will be serving 100 wagyu smash burgers (to go) and a limit of 2 per person. 2 wagyu beef patties, griddled onions, American cheese, pickles, mayo on a white bun *no substitutions* Last month the line started at 10:05 so people are catching on! We sold out at 11:49 last month as well so make sure to get in line early!
VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society has reopened its museum on Alki, and you can visit noon-4 pm, (61st/Stevens)
WINE TIME: Viscon Cellars‘ (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) tasting room is open 1-6 pm, for tasting or by-the-glass/by-the-bottle wine.
OPEN MIC: Go perform at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 6 pm!
SEED AT THE SKYLARK: Seed is back and ready to rock; doors open at 7 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
‘THIS GIRL …’ AT ARTSWEST: ArtsWest‘s play “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” has its penultimate performance tonight, 7:30 pm, in the theater at 4711 California SW. Tickets available here.
DRAG SHOW AT ADMIRAL PUB: Tonight’s the night for Dolly Madison‘s show at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 9 pm.
Something to add, for today/tonight or beyond? Email firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!