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GRADUATION TIME! Four high-school ceremonies ahead in West Seattle

(WSB file photo)

It’s time for the Class of 2022 to say goodbye to high school. Here are the ceremonies scheduled over the next week in West Seattle:

SUMMIT ATLAS: The charter middle/high school’s second class of 12th graders will graduate Thursday (June 9th) at 6 pm at Brockey Center on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus.

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HS: This shuttering school’s last-ever graduating class will get their sendoff in the SLHS gym at 7:30 pm Friday (June 10th).

CHIEF SEALTH INTERNATIONAL HS: 5 pm Monday (June 13th) at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex.

WEST SEATTLE HS: 8 pm Monday, also at NCSWAC.

Six must-sees during West Seattle Art Walk this Thursday

Almost time for June’s West Seattle Art Walk – two nights away, on Thursday, June 9th. Here are six reasons not to stay home that night:


The Art of Music is back! Two live performances this time, both 6 pm to 7:40 pm – Sue Quigley will be at KeyBank Plaza in the heart of The Junction (California/Alaska); Paul Gerard will be at West Seattle Grounds (2141 California SW) in North Admiral. Read about them here.


WEND at 3278 California SW is excited to showcase award-winning artist Deanne Belinoff this month, with a reception 5-8 pm on Art Walk night. The artist has been working professionally for more than 60 years and has pieces, according to WEND’s announcement, “in major public and private collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the King County Public Art Collection.”


This is the first West Seattle Art Walk in which recently opened Lily’s Salvadorean Restaurant (2940 SW Avalon Way) is participating. 5-8 pm Thursday, the restaurant in Luna Park will host a reception for Izaya Colson, artist of the wall murals depicting Guazapa, El Salvador, where Lily grew up.


Bonus music at Fogue Gallery (4130 California SW; WSB sponsor) with guitarist Andrew Sherbrook, plus a reception for Alki artist Stacey Sterling.


This month’s Art Walk features a multiple-artist bazaar 5:30 pm-8 pm at the Windermere office (4526 California SW) – jewelry, paintings, photographs, even soap!

Many more venues are participating on Art Walk night Thursday – with art and/or food/drink specials – you can see more highlights (and get full details on what we’ve mentioned above) on the Art Walk website.

Didn’t get to do enough shopping on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day? Check out this nearby day of sales

Maybe you were a seller. Maybe you were busy doing something else. Or maybe six hours just wasn’t enough time to do all the shopping you wanted to do on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 3+ weeks ago. So here’s another chance to shop till you drop – Shorewood on the Sound (within the Burien city limits) is bringing back its Streets of Sales this Saturday (June 11th), 9 am-4 pm. They are extending a special invitation to their northern neighbors (that’s us) to head a bit south and shop 30+ sales within a single square mile. Shorewood on the Sound has been doing this for 20+ years. This link will get you to their map.

FOLLOWUP: New timeline for Lincoln Park’s long-closed South Play Area

(WSB photo, July 2017)

Next month will mark five years since Lincoln Park‘s south play structure was closed for safety concerns after deterioration was found in its wooden components. Over those ensuing years, Seattle Parks has repeatedly revised the timeline for replacing it. And now there’s a brand-new update: Parks is bundling this project with the play-equipment replacement at Westcrest Park, and says, “Both projects will be bid together for construction by the same contractor. We anticipate the bid advertisement in summer 2022, with construction starting in fall 2022.” (That’s a delay for the Westcrest Park project too, previously expected to happen this summer – it was closed a year ago.)

CORONAVIRUS: Two more local vaccination pop-ups for Seattle Public Schools students, families, staff

June 7, 2022 2:32 pm
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 |   Coronavirus | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

With a big turnout at the most-recent local COVID-vaccination pop-up clinic for Seattle Public Schools students, families, and staff, two more have been scheduled this month: 3-6 pm Wednesday, June 15th, at the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 gym (5950 Delridge Way SW), with preregistration available here, and 10 am-1 pm Saturday, June 18th, in the Madison Middle School commons (3429 45th SW), preregistration available here. Safeway Pharmacy is the medical provider for both clinics, at which both boosters and initial-series shots will be available.

GRATITUDE: West Seattle carjacking victim has new wheels, with community help

Just yesterday, we reported on an arrest in the April 29th Admiral carjacking. Today we have an update from the victim’s son, Eric:

After almost 40 days without a car, yesterday we found a car for my mother who was carjacked in Admiral on 4/29. The fallout from this type of crime runs so deep. From the initial mental and emotional stress to dealing with investigators and Seattle Housing Authority to dealing with insurance companies and car shops to finding and viewing replacement cars on Craigslist… It’s a lot for anyone.

But this story has a happy ending! The insurance money coupled with the GoFundMe donations allowed my mom to get a decent car that she can use to get to and from work and visit family. It feels like she can finally get on with her life!

Fauntleroy Fall Festival dine-out fundraiser, Westwood safety meeting, more for your Tuesday

(Photo by Steve Bender)

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

FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER: Your breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner today at Endolyne Joe’s (9261 45th SW) will help support the Fauntleroy Fall Festival! Go at or after 5 pm and get in on a benefit raffle, too.

CITY’S LIGHT RAIL RECOMMENDATIONS: Starting right about now – 9:30 am – the City Council’s Transportation and Public Utilities Committee meeting includes the city’s draft recommendations on routing and station locations for West Seattle/Ballard light rail, as previewed here. See the full agenda here; watch live here.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: Drop-in advocacy, Tuesdays at 10:30 am at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE: 11 am, port commissioners from Seattle and Tacoma meet as the Northwest Seaport Alliance‘s managing members. The agenda includes items on the future of Terminal 46 downtown as well as a presentation about trucking.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Online at 2 pm; here’s the agenda. Watch live here.

DEMONSTRATION FOR BLACK LIVES: Longstanding weekly 4:30-6 pm sign-waving demonstration at 16th/Holden. Signs available if you don’t have your own.

WESTWOOD SAFETY MEETING: Online meeting with Southwest Precinct reps to talk community safety at and around Westwood Village, 6 pm. Our preview explains how to participate.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT: Meeples Games (3727 California SW) welcomes families 6-8 pm to this weekly hosted game-playing night.

TRIVIA X 3: Three of the venues where you can play tonight – 7 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 7:30 and 8:30 pm at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska).

BELLE OF THE BALLS BINGO: Play bingo with Cookie Couture at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm. Free, all ages!

See more on our calendar – and if you have something to add for the future, please email us the info at – thank you!

Remembering Eleanor ‘Jaunie’ Popich, 1923-2022

June 7, 2022 8:45 am
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 |   Obituaries | West Seattle news

Family and friends are remembering Eleanor “Jaunie” Popich, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Jaunie Popich died peacefully on April 24, 2022, at the age of 98. Born on July 5, 1923, she lived most her life in West Seattle except for two years in San Diego during WWII. She attended Jefferson Grade School, Madison Junior High School, and West Seattle High School. She spent one year at Washington State College but left to return home at the start of WWII.

Jaunie married her childhood sweetheart, Walter D. Popich, on July 24, 1943, and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his passing on February 1, 1995. She was active from childhood at Tibbetts United Methodist Church, singing for many years in the choir. She joined Sweet Adelines International in 1955 and remained active for 60 years, helping with local and regional administration. She finished her singing career at Lakeside Chorus alongside her granddaughter Cynthia Maki.

Jaunie was an avid golfer, joining the West Seattle Women’s Golf Club in 1949 and captaining their women’s team in 1960 and 1965. She also served for 15 years on the Greater Seattle Women’s Public Golf Association. She enjoyed golf, attending UW Football, Sonics, and Mariner games as well as her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s many sporting activities. She spent her final years at Judson Park in Des Moines (2016-2022).

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Gregory (Robin) Popich, Gig Harbor, and Christopher (Christine) Popich, Kent, WA; grandchildren Mark Popich, Andria (John) Stephens, Julia (Roque) Bamba, Cynthia (Aaron) Maki, and Kevin (Kate) Popich; great-grandchildren Soren and Sloane Popich, Matthew (Aubrey), Aly, and Luke Stephens, Griffin and Sam Bamba, and Ella and Kate Maki; great-great-granddaughters Hailey and Tessa Stephens. Private services were held May 20th, 2022.

(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries and memorial announcements by request, free of charge. Please email the text, and a photo if available, to


June 7, 2022 6:02 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

6:02 AM: Good morning; welcome to Tuesday, June 7th.


Sunshine expected today, with a high that could get into the 70s (Monday hit 65).


*Seattle Public Utilities‘ pavement-restoration work is under way 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.


807th 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.