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WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Eazy Duz It’s custom cars on display along Alki

A block of gleaming custom cars drew attention along Alki Avenue this afternoon/evening. Thanks to Rachel for the tip; we checked out the cars while covering the Alki Beach Sunset Run. This was part of Eazy Duz It Car Club‘s summer barbecue; while club members and their families gathered in the picnic area along the promenade, their cars attracted appreciative attention:

Eazy Duz It also organizes community events including a holiday-season toy drive in South Delridge.

Speaking of which – we don’t know which if any of these cars and their owners will be there, but we’re now one week away from the second annual Lowrider Block Party, noon-6 pm next Saturday (August 27th) on 17th SW between Delridge and Roxbury.

VIDEO: 2022 Alki Beach Sunset Run

6:13 PM: Just heading out, hundreds of runners are participating in this year’s Alki Beach Sunset Run. They’re headed toward Duwamish Head and back; an outdoor cocktail party with a DJ will follow. No road closures.

7:30 PM: Race presenters Fizz Events told us they had about 500 registrations for this year’s run. They were launched in four waves – (updated) here are all four:

We’re waiting for race results with names and times but these two runners were first in:

(Updated – results are here): Above is #99, 32-year-old Spencer Judge, who finished in 18:12.79; below is #432, 38-year-old Kristi Williams, who finished in 18:43.12:

Participants 21+ got admission to a post-race cocktail party in a cordoned-off area along the west promenade near the start/finish lines.

Need your car washed? Student fundraiser Sunday

August 20, 2022 4:31 pm
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Want to get your car washed while supporting students? Tomorrow (Sunday, August 21st) Chief Sealth International High School cheerleaders will be at Les Schwab West Seattle (SW Alaska and Fauntleroy Way SW) to raise money by washing cars. The fundraiser is set for 10:30 am to 3 pm Sunday. They’ll accept cash, Venmo, or donations online via SchoolPay – here’s the team link; here’s the link to support individual cheerleaders, if you know one. They’re fundraising for new uniforms and other equipment.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crashes on Alki, Harbor Avenues

Heads-up if you’re headed to the beach via north/westbound Harbor/Alki Avenues – two crashes this hour. The one in the photo above sent by Michelle is in the 1700 block of Alki SW; Mark sent word earlier this hour of a Harbor Avenue crash just south of Seacrest. No Seattle Fire dispatch for either, which indicates no serious injuries.

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: Another milestone on the road to reopening

(WSB photos/video unless otherwise credited)
Our video above shows five of the six minutes it took to bring down the first of the under-bridge work platforms around 8:30 this morning. Repair contractor Kraemer NA‘s project manager told us a week and a half ago that the first platforms would likely be removed this weekend, and that’s what’s happening.

The platforms being removed this weekend – looks like one but it’s in two parts – comprise the western set; the eastern platforms are expected to be brought down next weekend, with trickier logistics because those are over railroad tracks.

(Photo sent by James Thornton)

We’re told these will be disassembled on site, probably by tonight.

Other bridge work happening right now includes cleaning the deck of the Fauntleroy end – where there’s been pavement repair/resurfacing – to prepare for permanent restriping. The bridge’s scheduled reopening date, after a closure of nearly 2 1/2 years, remains September 18th – four weeks from tomorrow.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Impreza (update: found)

August 20, 2022 11:13 am
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From Hannah:

Stolen this morning – 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon
Black exterior with Lifted bronze wheels on off-road tires
License plate # 142-YEO
Last place seen was 49th Ave SW straight up from Me-Kwa-Mooks
Contact: 206-265-3776

Police incident # is 22-220467.

UPDATE: The car’s been found.

UPDATE: Rescue response off Alki Beach

10:39 AM: Seattle Fire and other agencies are now heading to the water off 55th/Alki for a report of two people in the water “screaming for help.” Updates to come.

10:43 AM: The people who were calling for help, described as an adult and juvenile, are reported to be out of the water safely, so the response is being downsized.

UPDATE: Car-on-side crash at 36th/Dakota

(Texted photo)

8:57 AM: Thanks for the texted tip/photo. Seattle Fire has just extricated two people at a vehicle-on-side crash scene at 36th/Dakota [map].

(Texted photo)

Updates to come.

(WSB photo)

9:18 AM: At the scene, our crew was told the driver of the crashed car, a Prius, swerved to avoid another vehicle coming downhill, No serious injuries. (In our photo above, note that firefighters had to cut off the car’s top to get the occupants out.)


(Lavender stalk = zipline, suggests photographer Rosalie Miller)

Mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, here’s what’s happening on your Saturday:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Here’s what SDOT has announced for all day today:

-We’ll be working in south Delridge at 16th Ave SW and SW Cambridge St to update curb bulbs and curb ramps. We’ll maintain one driving lane of traffic in each direction.

-We’ll be replacing concrete panels as part of necessary maintenance work on 16th Ave SW and SW Myrtle St. We’ll maintain one lane of traffic in each direction.

-To improve visibility due to overgrown landscaping, we’ll be on SW Roxbury St at Olson Place SW to clean the median islands located at the intersection. We will close a driving lane in both directions on either side of the median, so people driving can expect delays.

-We’re paving 8th Ave S from S Kenyon St to S Portland St in South Park. We will restrict parking and maintain one driving lane of traffic in each direction.

-Our traffic signal crews will be replacing overhead signs and complete signal wiring activities on 14th Ave S and S Cloverdale St. The work is anticipated to begin as early as 7 AM and conclude by 3 PM. The signal will be out for a while, so a uniformed police officer will direct traffic. Otherwise, we anticipate minimal traffic impacts as a majority of the work will be completed from the sidewalk; however, please navigate the area with caution. A detour will be set up for people using the sidewalk.

WSDOT also has more “Revive I-5” lane closures on southbound I-5 between I-90 and the West Seattle exit, all weekend.

TWO TRAINING RUNS: 8 am at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor), Get Fit West Seattle participants start with a 1-mile training run, while another group does an intermediate run as the start of Seattle Marathon training.

OUTDOOR MARKET: 10 am-6 pm at The Heron’s Nest (4818 Puget Way SW), vendors, food, music, more.

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

FREE WRITERS’ GROUP: Held in West Seattle, 10:30 am. Our calendar listing has details, including how to register.

(added) SOUTH PARK SUMMER PARTY: Didn’t get an announcement of this but just looked it up after seeing a roadside sign and it sounds like a big day next door in South Park, 11 am-8 pm, multiple locations, including Lucha Libre Volcanica at 2 pm – some info here.

WADING POOL/SPRAYPARK: With warm weather expected, the city will open the wading pools, so the pool in central upper Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) will be open noon-7 pm. Also, Highland Park Spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) will be open 11 am-8 pm.

COLMAN POOL: You can swim at the outdoor pool on the Lincoln Park shore today, noon-7 pm.

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)

FLUTES IN THE FOREST: 2 pm at Schmitz Preserve Park (5551 SW Admiral Way), the JBC Rose Flute Trio will present a free outdoor concert, as previewed here.

ALKI BEACH SUNSET RUN: 6 pm from Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki), as previewed here. Register online, or on-site starting at 4:30 pm.

EVENING MUSIC AT C & P: Roo Forrest and Friends will play 7 pm-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). No cover.

MUSIC AT THE SKYLARK: Final Body, Wall Drugs, Bouquets, NightofAl perform tonight, doors at 7 pm, music at 8. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: Last of this summer’s five free screenings is at Hotwire Coffee (4410 California SW), gates open at 7:30 pm, tonight’s movie – “Back to the Future.

Something to add, for today/tonight or beyond? Email – thank you!