West Seattle, Washington
10:38 PM: Police and fire have responded to the 4500 block of 40th SW (and a scene on 38th SW too) for what was initially reported as some kind of assault in which the suspect was stabbed by his alleged victim. A “scenes of violence” SFD callout is now arriving for the person who was stabbed, and there’s a dispatch for the other person too. That’s all we’ve heard so far.
10:55 PM: As also observed by a scanner-listening commenter, this one remains convoluted at best – but the original person who called police apparently knew the person he reportedly stabbed.
11:07 AM SUNDAY: While we still don’t have information on the circumstances, we were able to find out from SFD that the injured person at the 38th scene is a man in his mid-twenties taken to Harborview in stable condition with injuries reported as a stabbing, while from the other scene, a man in his late 20s was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, “reported as assault.”
ADDED MONDAY: Police say this was a domestic-violence incident.
If you appreciate some color in this gray-sky spring, consider visiting the Seattle Chinese Garden as this year’s Peony Festival continues tomorrow. Today, the color wasn’t just from the flowers, but also from Lion Dancers who performed at noontime:
They were a hit, especially with young festivalgoers. Other performances are planned tomorrow, but you can also just go to admire the flowers:
Festival hours tomorrow are 10 am-4 pm. The garden is on the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus on Puget Ridge. The garden’s worth a visit even when there’s no special event happening – here’s its history.
Next Saturday, May 14th, is the return of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, and all 320+ sales are now mapped and numbered. Go here to see the clickable online version of the map – same format we have used in the past, but if you haven’t used it before, there’s how-to info below the map. If cancellations come in, the online map will reflect them, both by the number changing to “canceled” and by an ongoing notation atop the map page. One note, our software provider needs to improve the legibility of the marker numbers, particularly the 100-199 series, and that might not happen until Monday; when it does ww’ll redo the map pages in the printable version, too, The first edition of that version (19-page PDF) is here as well as linked atop the map page. More updates to come, including sale spotlights!
Five months after suiting up a new name – the DubSea Fish Sticks – our area’s summer collegiate baseball season is selling tickets for the upcoming season, which starts in just four weeks. The Fish Sticks are sponsoring WSB right now to get the word out – here’s the announcement:
The DubSea Fish Sticks summer collegiate baseball team launched its single game ticket sales for the month of June this morning.
The team recruits players from colleges across the country to come and play for the months of June and July. The 2022 summer roster is comprised of players from thirty different colleges. The players report in late May and play with the team to hone their skills and hope to one day play professionally.
You may have seen some of the billboards in West Seattle, White Center, and Burien this week donning the tough-looking fish-stick character logo with his hat backward, swinging a french-fry bat. The billboards use the catch phrase “Not Your Average Baseball Game.”
“This is going to be a circus where there happens to be a baseball game going on. This is guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve ever had inside a baseball stadium. From the music, to the great food, beer, and crazy promotions, this will be something you’ll never forget.” promised General Manager Justin Moser.
Tickets to Fish Sticks games are $12 for Adults and $8 for Youth (12 & under), Military, and Seniors. There are also Flex Packs with discounted ticket options ranging from three to fourteen games. The team will host 27 home games this summer, including every Friday and Saturday night from June 4th – July 31st.
The Fish Sticks also allow youth organizations and nonprofits to run ticket fundraisers at every game and sell discounted group packages.
You can find more information on the Fish Sticks at GoFishSticks.com/tickets and secure your tickets today.
The Fish Sticks play home games in the stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center (1321 SW 102nd).
You still have a few hours to enjoy free, live world music at Roxhill Park. as outdoor-music season begins. Deseo Carmin was onstage while we were there, playing a mix of Latin, Flamenco, and Funk music. “Sounds from Around the World,” produced by Janean Wjvold of Urgent Africa, is part of the city-supported Arts in the Parks. Also on the performer lineup: Naby Camera, Comfort Food, and the Lion of Judah Band (which recently performed at The Skylark in West Seattle). The music is scheduled to continue until 7 pm.
Big day at West Seattle’s only comic-book store, Tails to Astonish (just south of The Junction at 4850 California SW; WSB sponsor). It’s the first Free Comic Book Day – a nationwide event – since Nicole and Shaun Duff opened Tails to Astonish:
Along with the store’s regular merchandise, today you’ll find, yes, free comic books! 1 free per person, 2 more free with a $10 purchase, and “all $1 comics, as well as comic sets, are buy 2 get 1 FREE!”
Tails to Astonish is open until 7 pm tonight.
1:39 PM: Peter sent the photo and report:
My bike was stolen near Bonair and Sunset on May 6th around 5:00 pm. The suspect had been walking with a gas can to his car but after seeing my bike he dropped the can, grabbed my bike and headed downhill. I called the cops and mentioned that the car he was walking to didn’t have any plates and had a busted out passenger side window. An officer responded to the scene and confirmed that the Blue Hyundai Tucson was stolen.
I attached a pic of my bike. It is a 2014 Black Santa Cruz Bronson.
If you find it, let us know and we’ll connect you. Preliminary SPD tracking # (pending official report #) is T22011584.
2:34 PM: Ami says police are looking for this car after a plea for help:
At 1150 am Saturday May 7th several people witnessed a young caucasian female with blonde hair screaming “HELP ME CALL 911” while being forced into a vehicle by a young male with shaved short hair at the end of Webster St near Home Depot right by the police precinct.. Everyone that witnessed did call 911 and they are looking for the vehicle now.
The plate starts with BYT7. Call 911 if you see it. It appears from Tweets by Beat that the incident # is 22-114642.
ADDED MONDAY: We followed up with SPD today. There is no formal report associated with the incident, so no further information.
Thanks to James Bratsanos for the photo! At left, that’s the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), seen outbound off west-facing West Seattle at midmorning. It’s heading out for training, reports Josh Farley of the Kitsap Sun. It has been back at Bremerton for six weeks since returning from its last round of training.
Until 1 pm, Seattle Fire Department stations all over the city are open for visitors as part of Neighbor Day. Above, Station 37 is at 35th/Holden, and it’s been housing extra apparatus during the West Seattle Bridge closure – like Ladder 13, shown in the photo. 37 is one of five SFD stations in West Seattle; the others are
–Station 11 in Highland Park (16th/Holden)
–Station 29 in North Admiral (2139 Ferry SW)
–Station 32 in The Triangle (38th/Alaska)
–Station 36 by the bridge (3600 23rd SW)
Even if you don’t have anything to shred, you’re welcome to stop by the northwest lot at Westwood Village before noon and drop off donationd for the White Center Food Bank – that’s Carmen and Jefferson in our photo. The free shredding is sponsored by John L. Scott Westwood Real Estate (WSB sponsor) – no waiting while we were there:
Also no rain! Just get there before noon.
Here’s our list of events and reminders to start the weekend, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ROAD-WORK NOTE: The I-5 lane closures south of downtown are NOT happening this weekend.
FREE FIT4MOM CLASSES: In honor of Mother’s Day weekend! Two at 7:30 am, one at 9 am; register here.
2 FUNDRAISER PLANT SALES: 9 am-3 pm at 3703 SW 107th, help support a Lung Force Walk Seattle team; 10 am-5 pm at 13257 5th Ave SW in Burien, support Weed Warriors’ restoration work at the Myers Way Parcels.
FREE SHREDDING: John L. Scott Westwood Real Estate (WSB sponsor) sponsors free shredding for you, 10 am-noon in the northwest lot at Westwood Village and hopes you’ll bring non-perishable food and/or money for the White Center Food Bank.
SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY FESTIVAL: Celebrate spring flowers at the garden on the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, 10 am-4 pm, with performances including a Lion Dance at noon, and more.
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.
WORLD MUSIC AT ROXHILL PARK: 11 am-7 pm, free performances in the park (29th/Barton) – see the lineup in our calendar listing.
VISIT A FIRE STATION: All five in West Seattle are open for visits 11 am-1 pm as part of Neighbor Day. Our calendar listing has the locations.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: Enjoy it at West Seattle’s only comic-book store, Tails to Astonish (4850 California SW; WSB sponsor) – see what they’re offering here.
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.
SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: 5-7 pm at Princess & the Bear Winery (309 S. Cloverdale) – no cover.
OPEN MIC: You can perform at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 6 pm!
EVENING MUSIC @ C & P COFFEE: Levi Said at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7 pm, no cover.
‘ALMA’ AT ARTSWEST: First time Benjamin Benne‘s play is being performed in Seattle! 7:30 pm curtain at ArtsWest Playhouse (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor). Get your ticket(s) here.
TOM COLLIER QUARTET: 7:30 pm, they “reimagine” The Rolling Stones at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW) – email ASAP to see if there’s still room!
‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’: Third weekend continues for Twelfth Night Productions’ musical, 7:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW). Get tickets here.
DRAG SHOW AT ADMIRAL PUB: Saturday’s the night for Dolly Madison‘s show at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 9 pm.
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