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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen Winnebago (update – found); catalytic-converter theft; found bicycle

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


Stolen 1999 Winnebago Minnie, white
Reported to SPD
Incident number 22-183417
Last seen July 14th on corner of Hudson Street and 51st Avenue SW
Plate number 911 VBD
Distinct lettering on spare tire cover with the name “Helga”
Lettering on back of vehicle “There And Back Again”

MONDAY UPDATE: Found, on Beacon Hill.


Another catalytic converter – happened yesterday at 1:30 in the morning across from Westwood Village. Incident 22-183706

DUMPED-LIKELY-STOLEN BICYCLE: Michael discovered this abandoned bike:

He found it east of Fairmount Playfield. If it’s yours, email us – – and we’ll connect you.

West Seattle Summer Fest day 2, second report

(QUICK LINKS: Music here, food here, vendors here, kids zone here, bus reroutes here)

3:27 PM: Flash-mob-style synchronized show just happened at California/Alaska in the middle of West Seattle Summer Fest day two:

Jennifer Cepeda‘s fitness classes have been wildly popular for a long time. Jennifer tells us she’s been working on that since January!

Also big this afternoon – quite the crowd for West Seattle’s own THEM:

Here’s the music lineup for the rest of the day/night:

3 pm – Rub (replacing Emily Stranger)
4 pm – Johnny Nails
5 pm – Mark Pickerel & the Peyote
6 pm – Mala Suerte
7 pm – Chong the Nomad
8 pm – Battlestar Kalakala
9 pm – True Loves

And at 7 pm at Elliott Bay, Down North. Also happening: come meet Seal Sitters here in the Info Booth. … More coverage to come; the festival continues until 8 pm tonight (music until 10)!

4 PM: Breaking weather news – it’s now partly sunny, after a mostly overcast day. …. As you wander Summer Fest, you’ll notice that the booths are a mix – some fair/festival stalwarts, but also some local businesses whose stores/offices are elsewhere in West Seattle, here to introduce themselves to more neighbors. Among them, several West Seattle sponsors – Camp Crockett is a home away from home for your dogs, with locations including Delridge and Upper Morgan:

That’s Vanessa from Camp Crockett. We also said hi to Ramone and Alice from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Northwest, which serves West Seattle and vicinity from offices in Jefferson Square:

Nina is at the festival for Canna Culture Shop, between The Junction and Morgan Junction:

Longtime WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits is having a sidewalk sale outside its shop at 4540 California SW – including these West Seattle = Best Seattle T-shirts in partnership with Alair (we reported previously on their intent)

The sidewalk display at Click! also includes earrings, which along with the T-shirts are part of a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of co-founder and artist Frances Smersh. … Another WSB sponsor with a special feature for Summer Fest, Verity Credit Union (4505 California SW) has a drawing you can enter:

Not far north of us at California/Alaska, meantime, the trombone-playing busker is back for a second day …”

… as is what we could call the proselytizing busker. Though Summer Fest planning has been under way for months, there are always some surprises along the way.

5:51 PM: (Added) Here’s a clip from Mark Pickerel’s set earlier this hour:

Close to dinner time. Judging by what people are carrying, looks like roasted corn and the light-bulb boba tea are very popular. Also of note, the sun went back into hiding and it’s a bit breezy, so you might want a sweater tonight. Festival maintenance is happening too – takes a lot of behind-the-scenes help to power an event of this magnitude:

Here at the Info Booth, we have info about more than what’s happening at the festival – we have a poster for the return of West Seattle Outdoor Movies too – they start next week, five Saturday nights in a row:

There’s a change since first word of the series – the July 23rd movie will be at Camp Long, then the subsequent four at Hotwire Coffee’s courtyard (long-ago longtime home of the series) – see you next Saturday!

6:54 PM: Lot of interest in the late-substitution band Down North performing at Elliott Bay at 7 pm, judging by inquiries here. Also, we’ve continued a long tradition … any candidate who stops by the info booth gets a photo – first and only candidate we’ve seen is State Sen. Joe Nguyen, so here’s the pictorial proof:

This year’s primary is just 2 1/2 weeks away – anybody running for office, come see us at the Info Booth during the festival (we’re here again tomorrow). … Other sightings in the past few hours included Lori McConnell and Tim McConnell, proprietors of West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), who are a week away from presenting the return of the Float Dodger 5K, before the West Seattle Grand Parade. Still time to register to walk/run in it (go here to sign up) – proceeds benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

8:24 PM: Back at HQ, we’re adding some music clips from earlier – some in line above – but first, here’s Down North at the Elliott Bay stage:

One more time … festival music is done after tonight … the stage/beer garden zone north of SW Oregon will hold the West Seattle Farmers’ Market 10 am-2 pm tomorrow.

UPDATE: Fire at unfinished townhouses on SW Roxbury

(Photo sent by Carol)

1:52 PM: Thanks for the tips and photos. Seattle Fire has a big response at SW Roxbury/20th SW, across from Holy Family. Updates to come.

1:55 PM: As shown in the photo sent by Carol, this is a new-construction development. SFD says the building is “fully involved,” so crews are fighting in a “defensive” mode because of a chance the building could collapse.

(Added – photo tweeted by Genna)

2 PM: Update from SFD – now they’re back to “offensive” mode because: “Crews have water on the fire and have made significant progress knocking down the exterior fire.”

(WSB photos from here down)

2:14 PM: Our crew at the scene says Roxbury is closed from 18th westward. Adding more photos. No injuries reported.

2:46 PM: Investigators are at the fire scene trying to find out how it started.

3:51 PM: Roxbury has reopened. Meantime, SFD says a firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for “medical evaluation” but is in stable condition.

10:04 PM: SFD tells us the fire is still under investigation. Online records show the site is being built as townhouses.

SPORTS: West Seattle Little League softball, baseball All-Stars’ success

July 16, 2022 1:48 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | WS & Sports

More West Seattle Little League teams are headed to state competition! Here are updates and photos from WSLL:

Two more West Seattle Little League All-Star teams win district title

Little League WA District 7 tournaments wrapped up this week with West Seattle Little League (WSLL) 10s Baseball and Softball teams taking the district title win to secure their spots in the WA State tournament.

10s Softball All-Stars
The WSLL 10s All-Star softball team beat Seattle Central on Tuesday after being down 21-20 in the top of the fifth inning. The team rallied to turn the game around and take home the District 7 championship win 35-28. Isabella Vann swung for the fences in the third inning with an inside-the-park home run.

Manager – Kevin O’Donnell
Coaches – Josh Snyder and Tony Colagrossi
Players are alphabetically – Camryn Duty, Charlotte Buckley. Eilidh O’Brien, Emme Dupille, Hayley Johnsonl, Isabella Vann, Josey Sullivan, Katy Snyder, Maya Purcell, Naomi Decker, Nichole Tucci-Ringstad. Nora O’Donnell, Poppy Sheaffer, Serena Colagrossi

10s Baseball All-Stars
The 10s took the District 7 championship on Thur in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple South Highline National. The game was tied at 7 with WSLL batting in the bottom of the 6th when Julian Patino singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring the winning run.

Manager – Nick Datz
Coaches – JP Patino and Stuart Widman
Players – Ben Datz, Cal Reed, Cameron Widman, Duncan McKinney, Everett Harkins, George Faull, Henry Corr, Julian Patino, Keanu Ignacio, Lex Townsend, Nathan Shafi, Patrick Bowen. Ryker Wade

In all, WSLL is sending 4 teams to the state tournaments to represent District 7: 10s, 11s and 12s baseball and 10s softball. The 12s and 11s baseball All-Stars kick off their state run this weekend. WSLL 12s take the field on Sat at 4:30 pm in Lynnwood and the 11s at 9 am on Sunday in Federal Way.

To continue following along on their All-Star journey, visit the WSLL All-Stars News page.

West Seattle Summer Fest, day 2, first as-it-happened report

July 16, 2022 10:43 am
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 |   West Seattle festivals | West Seattle news

(QUICK LINKS: Music here, food here, vendors here, kids zone here, bus reroutes here)

10:43 AM: Day 2 of West Seattle Summer Fest has begun! This is the big day – booths are open for 10 hours, until 8 tonight, and music runs for 10 hours too – noon until 10 pm. First up will be School of Rock. Meantime, we’re back in the Info Booth (California/Alaska), where you also will find volunteers from the West Seattle Junction Association (which presents Summer Fest) – they’re also selling festival T-shirts ($25). On the east side of the Info Booth, if you have questions about the West Seattle Bridge, SDOT has a rep here today – yes, they’re still on track for the week of September 12th, with more details when the opening is one month away. Just to the west of us is the Kids’ Zone, with Hope Lutheran volunteers staffing the free games today:

Just west of the games are the inflatables (and the booth where you can buy a pass for them). A few other kid-geared vendors are scattered throughout the festival zone, including face painting:

That face painter is on the midblock raised crosswalk between Oregon and Alaska.

11:20 AM: Another type of painting is happening here – artist Stacey Sterling is leading another community mural:

Painting of the sea-life mural will resume today at California/Oregon – you can sign up for a time to join in. While you’re in The Junction, check out Mural Alley – the breezeway on the west side of California, midblock between Alaska and Edmunds – to see past community-created murals. Another participatory activity involving sea life – the orca scavenger hunt continues, with the maps here at the Info Booth:

This is also where to turn in the completed maps. And then go see The Whale Trail‘s presentation about Springer, the orphaned orca rescued 20 years ago, at 3 at the Senior Center (California/Oregon).

12:39 PM: The main-stage music kicked off with School of Rock:

At 1 pm, more talented young musicians take the stage – from Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor) – and the rising stars of THEM follow, at 2 pm. One more music note – a substitution for tonight’s 7 pm band at Elliott Bay (as part of its anniversary bash) – Down North.

1:26 PM: In the merch booth up by the stage (which is near the Post Office), we caught up with THEM, performing in just half an hour:

Reminder that if you love festival music, soak it in today/tonight – no Sunday music because the Farmers’ Market will be in that area north of Oregon. And if you’re interested in making music – go see the West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ “instrumental petting zoo” inside ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) until 3 pm:

(added) Here are two clips from the Mode set – first, Mari Littlefield:

And K.A.M.P.S.:

2:52 PM: Our second report starts shortly. If you’re at the festival, a dance demo, flash mob style, is moments away here at California/Alaska. More festival coverage to come!

@ WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST: Meet Beloveds Animal Rescue Relief Foundation

In addition to businesses and artists, booths at West Seattle Summer Fest include local nonprofits there to meet you and explain what they do.

(WSB photos)

Among them this year, a new local nonprofit, Beloveds Animal Rescue Relief Foundation. In an email exchange, founder Rachael Morris told us what Beloveds is about:

Beloveds Animal Rescue Relief Foundation is a West Seattle-based nonprofit that collects donated pet supplies and distributes them to local nonprofit pet organizations based on need and specialty of service. Our motto is “There is always something we can do to help.” We officially became a business in February of this year but I’ve been doing something similar, periodically through COVID as a donation drive and then gave it to some rescues I knew. I realized the need was greater than anticipated and decided to make it a nonprofit, starting at the beginning of the year.

We have distributed at least $150,000 worth of items this year already, all donated from the community, businesses, and distributors. We take literally anything cat- or dog-related, including open bags of food and some broken items (cat trees, wheelchairs) as we have an upcycle component to what we do as well. Rescues get creative when finding cheap solutions to problems so while I don’t take rusty wire cages, I can take cat trees because components can be used in catios. Wheelchairs can be broken down and built new to order through a really amazing resource, stuff like that.

The goal is to have separate chapters in other states within 5 years, either as an extension of what we do or we (I) teach them how to build a version in their state. So, kind of like a nonprofit franchise with the sole intention being to support local nonprofit pet organizations so that they can focus on the care/adoption of animals and spend their money on medical care, transportation, and other needs, not food, beds, medicine, etc.

Right now, we are pending our 501c3 application and hope to have that done by late fall but this process takes anywhere from 4 months to a year so we are working to garner sponsorships and donations to pay for our start up costs through the public. We have a raffle set up to help collect donated funds, which is effective throughout July.

We have several items available including light-up shadow boxes, gift baskets with donated items from Dog Baby Collection (BIPOC women -owned WS based online retailer) and other local service providers. We are at West Seattle Summer Fest, sharing a booth with Dog Baby. And we JUST landed an arrangement with Junction 47, to have a donation box set up in the apartment building for Beloveds! This is part of our pilot program to collect donations in apartment buildings, as most buildings are pet friendly but folks in these buildings might not have storage for their unused pet supplies, cars to drive them to a donation location, etc so we are working to come to these pet parents and collect donations!

Our claim to fame will be our online inventory available to the nonprofits. This inventory will be the live inventory representing all of our storage locations, and will allow the nonprofit pet organizations to review, reserve and schedule pick up or delivery of donations. They can also submit special requests for things that we will either buy ourselves through Beloveds or try to source through the community. This inventory system will allow us to have predictive reporting, ensure our donations are being spread fairly amongst organizations and ensure that we can do our best to provide needed supplies to those groups that are in the greatest need.

Morris is applying her skills as a business analyst specializing in IT to work on that aspect. You can find out more about Beloveds and enter their raffle – plus meet the crew from Dog Baby – on the east side of the south block of Summer Fest, between Alaska and Edmunds. If you don’t meet them at the festival, here’s how to contact Beloveds.

Summer Fest day 2 and much, much more for your West Seattle Saturday

July 16, 2022 6:16 am
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The biggest day of the first West Seattle Summer Fest since 2019 tops our list for today:

Our coverage from Friday is here and here. Today’s festival hours are 10 am-8 pm (music until 10 pm); we’ll be back in the Info Booth (California/Alaska), which is also where you can buy Summer Fest T-shirts, get and turn in your Whale Trail maps, and deal with minor emergencies from first aid to lost-and-found. Other helpful Summer Fest info:

Vendor booths: On California between Oregon and Edmunds
Sidewalk Sale: Many year-round Junction shops, including some on 42nd, 44th, Oregon
Music: Noon-10 pm (main stage on California north of Oregon, plus 7 pm outside Elliott Bay Brewing)
Kids Zone: SW Alaska west of California (free games, plus 5 inflatables accessible for $20 daily pass)
Food: SW Alaska east of California (plus year-round restaurants/bars, some of which have added sidewalk cafés)
Whale Trail activity for kids: Get and return your card at the Info Booth – also see the Springer presentation at the Senior Center (4217 SW Oregon) at 3 pm
Bringing your baby? Nursing/diapering area open at Nurturing Expressions (472 42nd SW), 10 am-5 pm today
Bus reroutes: Follow that link to see route-by-route info on where the stops have moved to until the streets reopen Sunday night

See you in The Junction! Also today/tonight:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: SDOT will be paving near the intersection the intersection of Myers/Olson Pl SW, reducing northbound to one lane, 6 am to 2 pm; also, in South Park between 7 am and 5 pm, they’re doing more work on the 7th/Cloverdale signal, which will be turned off for a while. Meantime, southbound I-5 lane closures continue as part of the “Revive I-5” project.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8 am-noon, the White Center Kiwanis is serving up pancakes at White Center Eagles (10452 15th SW), $10, kids 5 and under free with paying adults.

BIRDS OF ROXHILL PARK: Join two master birders for a free presentation and walk to learn more about local birds, 9 am. (29th/Barton)

FREE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP: 9 am-11 am for K-8 students. At Hiawatha Playfield (2700 California SW) – info in our calendar listing.

BEIGNETS: Jet City Beignet is popping up at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW) 10 am-2 pm today.

OUTDOOR MARKET: 10 am-6 pm at The Heron’s Nest (4818 Puget Way SW) – info’s in our calendar listing.

BASEBALL: The West Seattle Baseball 10U Red All Stars have big games, though not in town. From a supporter:

They are participating in a tournament in the Tacoma area this weekend called Battle of the Bats, July 16th and July 17th. There are 16 teams from all over the region coming. Both games on Saturday are at Heidelberg Athletic Fields in Tacoma, WA (1902 S Tyler Street). First game is against the Gig Harbor Shockwave at 10 am, the second game is at 12 pm against the Vancouver Aces. These two games will determine their tournament bracket seeding for the games on Sunday. If anyone wants to come down to cheer on this group of talented young West Seattle baseball players, they would love your support! They are going for back to back tournament championships.
Players are Oliver Busey, Isaiah Williams, Teyton Le, Malcolm Lindsey, Bryant Rodriguez, Cooper Beman, Theo Ninburg, Joseph Menashe, Sam Weymueller, Liam McAuliffe, Beckham Sizemore, Mac Waskowitz.

MORNING MUSIC: Marco de Carvalho and Friends, 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

PARK CELEBRATION: Grand-opening event for the new Duwamish River People’s Park in South Park, 11 am-3 pm. (8700 Dallas Ave. S.)

TAILS TO ASTONISH ANNIVERSARY SALE: Second of three days you can shop the first-anniversary sale at West Seattle’s comics-and-toys store (4850 California SW; WSB sponsor). Open 11:30 am-7 pm today – just south of The Junction, so you can visit while you’re at Summer Fest.

WADING POOL/SPRAYPARK: With a warm day expected, the city is likely to open the wading pools (check after 9 am at 206-684-7796), so the pool in central upper Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) would be open noon-7 pm. Also, Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) will be open 11 am-8 pm.

COLMAN POOL CLOSED: You can’t swim at the outdoor pool on the Lincoln Park shore today because of a swim meet.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society museum is open on Alki, and you can visit noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

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

LOW-LOW TIDE: Out to -2.8 feet at 1:31 pm. Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists are out again today, too. (But note that the stretch from Alki Point to Andover still is posted for contamination concerns.)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK X 2: 3 pm and 7 pm at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), GreenStage presents a “Henry V” matinee and “Pericles” evening performance. Free!

POP-UP VACCINE CLINIC: 3-6 pm, COVID vaccinations are available at the Community School of West Seattle (9450 22nd SW).

BARTON P-PATCH PIZZA NIGHT: Fresh-made wood-fired pizza plus music, 4-7 pm (or “until the dough runs out”), 34th/Barton.

DUBSEA FISH STICKS: See the DubSea Fish Sticks at 6:05 pm vs. NW Honkers, at Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd) – ticket info here.

ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover.

AT THE SKYLARK: Live music from James Carr Band, Montlake Traffic, doors at 7 pm, music at 8. 21+. $10 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

AT DRUNKY TWO SHOES: Nothing’s Shocking (tribute to Jane’s Addiction), doors at 7, music at 8. $12 cover. (16th SW & SW 98th, White Center)

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS: Seattle Chamber Music Society‘s in-person/streamed event at Seattle Chinese Garden (6000 16th SW), 8:30 pm. Free.

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!