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FOLLOWUP: Fauntleroy Creek’s community salmon release proved popular

(WSB photo from last month)

Did you go to Fauntleroy Creek on Sunday to help give a sendoff to hundreds of volunteer-raised salmon fry left over from this year’s Salmon in the Schools fish-raising? If so, you were part of a big turnout over the short two-hour window, despite a forecast that threatened rain and delivered a shower. Creek steward Judy Pickens tells WSB that “79 people of all ages (toddler to 95) put fish in the water” over those two hours. Next up for Fauntleroy Creek – in a little over four months, volunteers will start watching for spawners to show up.

HELPING: Registration open for third annual youth-organized Nguyen Junior Amateur Golf Tournament

June 6, 2022 8:36 pm
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Registration is open for a benefit golf tournament this month whose organizers have local ties. Here’s the announcement:

The Duc Foundation has launched the 3rd annual Nguyen Junior Amateur Golf Tournament, presented by Starbucks. The tournament, organized entirely by Seattle-area youths, will take place on Sunday, June 26, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Duc Foundation Scholarship Fund, CJK Community Homes, and First Tee of Greater Seattle.

The tournament was founded in 2020 by Lauryn Nguyen, Maya Nguyen, Kylie Nguyen, Brianna Nguyen, Sofia Nguyen, and Lily Nguyen, who collectively call themselves the Nguyen Sisterhood
. The inaugural Nguyen Junior Amateur Golf Tournament raised over $24,415 for the Washington Junior Golf Association. The 2021 event raised a collective $16,000 for The First Tee of Greater Seattle and Washington Junior Golf Association.

“I am honored to be leading this event into its third year as we grow to include sponsorships from Starbucks and Amazon,” said Alex Nguyen, Tournament Director. “We are excited about the opportunity to come together for a community-building round of golf, all while benefiting these amazing organizations.”

Lauryn Nguyen, West Seattle HS Class of 2020, was recently named 2022 Big 10 Freshman Golfer of the Year as she wrapped up her first year at Northwestern University. “It’s a privilege to be able to play competitive golf,” said Lauryn. “It takes a lot of time, resources, and support. For me to be able to pursue this game for over a decade, to make it to some of junior golf’s most elite tournaments, speaks to a level of privilege that I’m not sure I will ever be able to pay back.” To that end, the Nguyen families continue to team up to host the annual Nguyen Junior Am Charity Golf Tournament.

The Nguyen Junior Amateur Golf Tournament is open for registration until June 12. The tournament will take place on Sunday, June 26, at the North Shore Golf Course in Tacoma, Washington. Information and to sign up for the event is available at

Duc Foundation works to empower our youth through the development of leadership and life skills by providing our youth with a platform for community engagement opportunities. The Foundation is led by Alex Phong, Kylie Vy, and Lauryn Thuy-Duyen and named in honor of Alex and Lauryn’s grandfather, Duc Nguyen, who immigrated to Seattle in 1975. He was a tireless advocate for the Vietnamese American community of the area before a tragic accident left him quadriplegic in 1994. The Foundation seeks to continue his legacy of civic engagement and generational community-building.

WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Request for you, now that it’s Harbor Seal pupping season

Beach news from Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network:

Pupping season in our part of Puget Sound runs from June – September. Over the next months, beach walkers in West Seattle will very likely come across vulnerable Harbor Seal pups on both our public and private beaches. These young marine mammals are protected by federal law. If you come across a seal pup using the beach, please keep back, keep people and pets away, and call the Seal Sitters Hotline at 206-905-7325.

Seal Sitters is part of NOAA’s West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Our territory is West Seattle, from Brace Point through the Duwamish River, including Harbor Island and the East Waterway. We are responsible for responding to all marine mammals, alive or dead, that end up on our local beaches.

Remember that it is illegal to have a dog on the beach at any of the Seattle Parks beaches in West Seattle, either off or on a leash.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Carjacking arrest; shoplift-turned-robbery; store threat; dumped-likely-stolen tools

Four items in West Seattle Crime Watch:

CARJACKING ARREST: SPD reports an arrest in connection with the late April carjacking of an Island View Apartments resident in the alley behind her building in Admiral. Detectives following up on the case identified “two possible suspects” and found that one was in the SCORE jail in Des Moines, scheduled for release on Sunday. They went there that same day, arrested him for the carjacking case, and booked him into King County Jail. We’re still working to find out more about him. No word of the second suspect’s whereabouts so far.

SHOPLIFT TURNED ROBBERY: According to a preliminary SPD summary, this happened this morning just before 7:30 am at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction. Police say the suspect walked in, grabbed sandwiches, tried to leave, and was confronted by employees. At that point, police say, he “pulled out a knife, made threats, and jabbed at the employee, screaming.” He then left but was found by police and arrested.

STORE THREAT: Just before midnight Friday night, police were called to the 35th/Avalon 7-11 because of a person who was already under orders to stay away from the store because of previous threats to staff. He was reportedly back, making death threats again. Police found the suspect in a parked vehicle outside the store and followed him as he “made a slow attempt to leave the scene,” according to the case summary. They arrested and booked him on suspicion of felony harassment. A rifle was seen in his car, which was impounded for follow-up investigation.

DUMPED-LIKELY-STOLEN TOOLS: Phil found these in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot:

If you recognize any of them, let us know so we can connect you. (UPDATE: The tools are now inside the church, so check in at the office if they’re yours.)

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: ‘Timeline update’ this week

(SDOT bridge-cam image from this morning)

Perhaps the biggest meeting this week is now three days away – the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force, 4 pm Thursday (June 9th). This is the meeting at which SDOT promises “an update about the reopening timeline” for the bridge repairs, now that the structural-concrete pours have all been completed. Note that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll announce an opening date – the language they’ve used is exactly what’s quoted above, a timeline update. We don’t have the agenda yet but you’ll be able to watch the meeting live here. (Update: Here’s the agenda.)

CONGRATULATIONS: West Seattle lacrosse teams’ tournament success

More West Seattle sports success! This report and photo were sent by Greg Whittaker, one of the local coaches:

The SW Titans, our local K-8th grade lacrosse league, participated in the largest tournament in the state this weekend: The Harvey Cup at Harvey Field in Snohomish. With more than 80 teams competing, our boys played a strong and soggy tournament. With 3 games Saturday and 3 games Sunday, the 3/4th-grade team came in as champions of the “Silver Cup” bracket, doing the West Side Proud! Our 7/8th-grade team came in second in the silver cup in a sudden-death overtime loss. Our 5/6th-grade team played well and learned a ton about teamwork and long days. Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America and the Southwest Lacrosse League will start up again next February. More info on our local lacrosse teams at

Notes for the rest of your West Seattle Monday

June 6, 2022 10:12 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Weekend clouds, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead:

CITY COUNCIL BRIEFING MEETING: 2 pm online, councilmembers look at the week ahead and recap the past week. No public-comment period, but the agenda explains how to attend/watch/listen.

WORKSHOP: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTSA invites you to a community workshop presented online at 6:30 pm by Families of Color Seattle, “Positive Racial Identity and Identifying Microaggressions.” Our calendar listing explains how to attend, and how to prepare.

OPEN D&D: Drop in to play 6:30 pm-10 pm Mondays at Meeples Games (3727 California SW).

ZEN SITTING/MEDITATION: Free weekly event at the chapel at Fauntleroy UCC (9140 California SW), 7 pm.

TRIVIA X 3: Three scheduled options tonight for trivia players – 7 pm at Best of Hands (35th/Webster), 7 pm at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7:30 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Have something coming up that should be listed on our calendar and in our daily previews? Please send info to – thank you!

CORONAVIRUS: Our weekly update of West Seattle, King County trends

Due to logistical issues, we’re publishing our weekly check of countywide and West Seattle COVID stats from the past week several hours later than usual. Here are the numbers, from the Public Health – Seattle/King County dashboard:

*17 percent fewer cases countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 1,042 new daily cases countywide (down from 1,244 when we checked a week ago)

*6 percent more hospitalizations countywide in the past week than the week before
*Currently averaging 16 new hospitalizations daily (up from 15 a week ago)

*10 percent more deaths countywide in the past two weeks than the two weeks before (the dashboard doesn’t offer a one-week increment)
*Currently averaging 2 deaths daily (same two-week average as last week)

For West Seattle, we have two-week comparisons (these are the combined totals from two “health reporting areas,” labeled West Seattle and Delridge):
*939 cases between 5/16 and 5/30, up from 885 between 5/1 and 5/15
*10 hospitalizations between 5/16 and 5/30, down from 11 between 5/1 and 5/15
*3 deaths between 5/16 and 5/30, up from 0 between 5/1 and 5/15

VACCINATION: Boosters are now recommended for everyone 5 and up. Checking vaccination rates:
*81.3 percent of all King County residents have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*86 percent of all King County residents ages 5 and up have completed the initial series (up .1% from a week ago)
*49.7 percent of all King County residents have had the initial series plus a booster (up .3% from a week ago)

*In West Seattle, here are the zip-code vaccination rates for ages 5 and up (reminder, 98106 and 98146 are not entirely within WS):
98106 – 88.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 53.7% have had a booster
98116 – 93.1% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 65.5% have had a booster
98126 – 83.8% completed initial series (unchanged from a week earlier), 55.6% have had a booster
98136 – 94% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 68.6% have had a booster
98146 – 83.3% completed initial series (up .1% from a week earlier), 48.5% have had a booster

VACCINATION AND TESTING: No pop-up clinics announced for West Seattle this week, so far; look for vaccination locations via this statewide lookup. … If you want to get tested and don’t have a kit at home, public testing sites include the city-supported site at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, 9 am-5:30 pm Mondays-Saturdays except holidays) and the Curative kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1220 Harbor SW, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday except holidays). … If you need to report self-test results, that’s explained on this page.


6:01 AM: Good morning; welcome to Monday, June 6th.


Partly sunny, chance of rain today, with a high in the 60s (Sunday hit 65, with more than half an inch of rain).


*Seattle Public Utilities is doing pavement-restoration work at California/Myrtle.


Metro is on its regular weekday schedule; watch @kcmetroalerts for word of reroutes/trip cancellations.

The West Seattle Water Taxi is on its regular schedule.

Ferries: WSF continues on the two-boat schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. Check here for alerts/updates.


806th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

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.)

1st Avenue South Bridge:

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way (one of four new cameras!):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed; 1st Ave. S. Bridge openings are tweeted by @wsdot_traffic.

All city traffic cams can be seen here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are also on this WSB page

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.