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UPDATE: Motorcycle rider taken to hospital after Harbor Avenue collision

9:07 PM: SPD and SFD are on the scene of what’s reported to be a collision involving a person on a motorcycle and an unspecified other type of vehicle. They’re currently reported to be blocking the southbound lanes in the 2700 block of Harbor SW [map]. Avoid the area.

9:22 PM: No update yet – this is on a stretch of Harbor that’s hard for us to access when closed for a crash but we’ll be checking with SFD re: the victim’s condition. Sounds like they’re being taken to the hospital by medic unit, indicating serious injuries. Police are still on scene too.

9:41 PM: Officers have just told dispatch the road has reopened.

10:55 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley says the motorcycle rider, a man in his early 30s, was in critical condition when transported.

MONDAY UPDATE: SPD’s preliminary summary says investigators determined no other vehicle was involved.

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Hundreds volunteer for ‘Day of Service’

(Photo sent by Althea Chow)

Junction Plaza Park was one of the hubs of volunteer activity in West Seattle today during the first One Seattle Day of Service decreed by Mayor Bruce Harrell. The Junction Association‘s executive director Chris Mackay reported more than 200 volunteers signed up for beautification work.

Co-sponsors of the Junction cleanup included Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor). Other West Seattle events on the citywide Day of Service lineup ranged from Alki in the north to Highland Park in the south, as shown on this map.

SPORTS: West Seattle High School baseball team heading to state championships

6 PM: After two district-tournament wins in Bellevue today – 4-1 over Stanwood and 6-5 over Walla Walla – the West Seattle HS baseball team is headed to state! Full story and photos when we get back to HQ.

(WSB photos)

ADDED 10:03 PM: The celebration followed a tense final inning in the Wildcats’ game against Walla Walla.

Senior Felix Schlede started on the mound for WSHS, and the game was scoreless until the 4th inning.

Then Walla Walla went on a 4-0 run. But West Seattle refused to let the runs go unanswered, and broke its own scoring drought in the bottom of the 4th, starting with 2 RBIs by #5. senior Nick Hazlegrove. The score was tied at 4-4 before the inning was out.

The Wildcats added two more runs in the fifth, but then the Blue Devils tried a comeback, scoring 1 run in the top of the sixth, bringing the score to 6-5, too close for comfort, and then loading the bases in the top of the seventh, but Wildcats reliever Maddox Brent got out of the jam, and WSHS got the trip to state.

Hazlegrove was chosen Player of the Game.

The Wildcats, 24-1 in Dylan Mclauchlin‘s first season as head coach, are now in the state’s final four, and they’ll play Mercer Island at 7 pm Friday (May 27th) at Gesa Stadium in Pasco. The last WSHS appearance in regional/state competition was 2014.

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: First outdoor market at The Heron’s Nest

May 21, 2022 3:13 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle news

Looking for something to do with the rest of your sunny Saturday afternoon? Also from our daily preview, The Heron’s Nest is hosting its first monthly outdoor market.

16 vendors are there today; co-organizer Maari Falsetto says they are hoping to build to 40 at the third-Saturday event. (Added: That’s Maari, who you might know from Inner Alchemy, at left below, with Waiman and Amanda from Heron’s Nest.)

Food, art, more – get to 4818 Puget Way by 6 pm.

Next month’s market will be 10 am-6 pm Saturday, June 18th.

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Emerald Water Anglers’ Summer Fest at Me-Kwa-Mooks

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    You have two more hours to get to Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4500 Beach Drive SW) for the return of Summer Fest, the fly-fishing expo presented by Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor). You can browse and try rods …

    Other outdoor apparel/gear too, including Bajio‘s plant-based sunglasses (cases made from cactus!).

    Right now they’re also cooking up gourmet lunch:

    If you don’t get to today’s event (which continues until 3 pm), you can shop Emerald Water Anglers in The Junction on the southeast corner of 42nd SW and SW Oregon.

  • WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another store robbery; stolen Silverado pickup (update: found)

    Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports this morning:

    ANOTHER STORE ROBBERY: Police are investigating this one right now, at Sally Beauty in Westwood Village. Different description from last night’s mini-mart robberies – this time the robber is described as a white man in his 50s, medium build, black beanie, black face mask, gray hoodie, slim build, black skinny jeans, white sneakers, holding a black and silver gun in one hand as he left eastbound on SW Barton. Police told us at the scene that he got away with about $300 in cash.

    STOLEN PICKUP: Sent this morning by Kelli:

    My husband’s truck was stolen from out front of house. It was last seen at 10 pm last night, 44th Ave SW between Hanford and Hinds.

    Chevy Silverado 1998, grayish brown color, license plate C22085D

    It has several stickers on the back window including a crab in the lower left hand corner and. Washington state sticker in upper left with blue TR.



    May 21, 2022 6:34 am
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    (Friday evening photo, looking east from West Seattle, by David Hutchinson)

    Another busy Saturday! Here’s the list for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

    TRAFFIC ALERTS: The eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct is closed; so are lanes on southbound I-5 between I-90 and Spokane Street.

    EMERALD WATER ANGLERS SUMMER FEST: Celebrate fishing with vendors, demos, more at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4500 Beach Drive SW), presented by Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) – see our calendar listing for some of the free highlights; only thing to bring money for is lunch (check out what’s cooking).

    BENEFIT BLOCK SALE: 9 am-2 pm on SW 107th west of 35th SW to raise money for PAWS – details in our calendar listing.

    ONE SEATTLE DAY OF SERVICE: Starting as early as 9 am, thousands of volunteers are working on dozens of projects around the city, including several here in West Seattle. Not registered? Check here for any that still need a hand.

    HIGH POINT BEE FESTIVAL: The home of the West Seattle Bee Garden is hosting a low-key festival this year, with events starting at 9:30 am at Commons Park (behind 6400 Sylvan Way SW).

    BICYCLE RODEO: 10 am-1 pm at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW), a fun event to help kids learn to bicycle more skillfully and safely.

    NEW OUTDOOR MARKET: The Heron’s Nest (4818 Puget Way SW) is hosting a new monthly outdoor market, 10 am-6 pm.

    BOWL-A-NOMA: Bowl at West Seattle Bowl (39th/Oregon) to battle melanoma, 10 am-1 pm.

    SPORTS: West Seattle High School‘s league-champion baseball team has a 10 am regional playoff game at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue (1790 Richards Road), vs. Stanwood. If the Wildcats win, they’ll play there again later in the day, time and opponent TBD.

    FRIENDS OF MORGAN JUNCTION PARK: Help beautify the park (just north of California and Fauntleroy) 11 am-2 pm: “We’ll be primarily weeding and spreading mulch, but there will be other projects for gardeners of all levels.”

    WINE TIME: The Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) tasting room is open 1-6 pm, for tasting or by-the-glass/by-the-bottle wine.

    POP-UP BOUTIQUE: Vintage clothing today, 1-6 pm, at Brocante Beach House (2622 Alki SW)!

    BOWLING FOR EQUALITY: Bowl with HRC Seattle in two waves at West Seattle Bowl (39th/Oregon) – 3-5 pm or 6-8 pm.

    TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL-BOARD REP: First in-person community-conversation meeting with West Seattle/South Park school-board rep Leslie Harris since the pandemic began – 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

    THE GREAT RETURN: 3-8 pm, stop by <strong>Pathfinder K-8 (1901 SW Genesee) for free fun in support of the PTSA’s spring fundraising campaign (you’re welcome whether or not you can donate)

    BOUNCES AT OUNCES: Seattle Beer Week festivities continue at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) with Bounce Invasion – a space-themed free bounce house “for kids of all ages.” 3-6 pm.

    DESTINATION DELRIDGE: Dine, dance, and support DNDA, starting at 6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW).

    EVENING MUSIC @ C & P COFFEE: The Brews Brothers at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7 pm, no cover.

    AT THE SKYLARK: Doors at 7, music at 8, for a “Tribute to Taylor.” Music by Mountain Holler, Members of Smokey T and the Larks, and special guests. at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW). All ages until 10 pm.

    ‘ALMA’ AT ARTSWEST: Final weekend of the Seattle premiere run for Benjamin Benne‘s play! 7:30 pm curtain at ArtsWest Playhouse (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor). Get your ticket(s) here.

    DRAG SHOW AT ADMIRAL PUB: Saturday’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 – thank you!

    Early-morning helicopter search along Duwamish River

    3:28 AM: A few people have asked about a low-flying helicopter doing loops along the northeastern side of West Seattle. We checked the flight tracker and it showed a Coast Guard helicopter that came down from Port Angeles about 2:15 am. A Coast Guard spokesperson we reached by phone told us they’re searching for someone who might have jumped into the river – the West Seattle low-bridge operator spotted an abandoned car that was still warm, with the keys in it, and possibly heard a splash, so they called for aerial help in searching, and the search is still ongoing.

    10:40 PM: For those wondering, we haven’t been able to find out any followup information so far, but hope to on Monday.