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TRAFFIC ALERT: Bus-stop light in the street at 35th/Thistle

November 26, 2022 11:09 pm
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11:09 PM: Just heard this dispatched and got a call about it too – one of the lights at 35th/Thistle is in the street. It’s a bus-stop light, according to the caller and the officer who just arrived on scene; it was still on after falling in the street. No collision reported – possibly the wind, as it’s kicked up a lot in the past few hours.

ADDED SUNDAY: As our photo from across the intersection shows, the fallen light is on the southbound side of 35th, just south of Thistle. It doubles as the bus-stop sign, so a temporary sign is up now.

CORONAVIRUS: Pop-up vaccination clinic in West Seattle for all ages

The Community School of West Seattle is hosting another pop-up COVID vaccination clinic in two weeks, and you can make an appointment online right now if someone in your family is looking to get vaccinated or boosted. The clinic is set for 11 am-4 pm Saturday, December 10, at the school (9450 22nd SW). If you’re registering someone six months to 4 years old, use this link; for people 5 years old and up, use this link. They promise “all approved vaccines” at the event – free of charge, no insurance required.

LIGHT SHOW: West Seattle Yuletide returns!

(Photo courtesy West Seattle Yuletide)

In case you missed the mentions in today’s preview list and the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide: the music-synched light show West Seattle Yuletide is back! The Iverson family has relaunched the display, which like so many other things had been on pandemic hiatus since 2019. Their announcement continues:

We’re running shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through December 23 and then every evening until January 1, 2023. Our shows will begin at 6:30 pm and run until about 10:00 PM. Olaf, our snowman, will appear beginning December 23 and weather permitting, he will be out every night.

Our show includes over 16,000 lights that dance to over 20 songs of the season. Our show is located in West Seattle, on 38th Ave SW between Genesee and Dakota. Just look for the flashing lights. Further information can be found at:

P.S. We’ll start showcasing neighborhood light displays tomorrow (Sunday) – photos/tips welcome at (we’ve already received a few) – thank you!

FERRY ALERTS: Two Triangle Route problems

From Washington State Ferries, two problems on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth (aka “Triangle”) route – first, it’s down to one-boat service until after 9 pm tonight, as M/V Kitsap had to tie up because of a crew shortage. WSF says it’s solved the problem in time for Kitsap to resume service with a “late 9:15 p.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon.” Also affecting the route right now, Vashon is down to one slip. WSF says slip #1 is the only one usable right now because of “an issue with the hanger bar in slip #2” and says this may last several days, as repairs “are tentatively scheduled for November 29.” You can check for status changes here.

Looking for a Seattle Parks restroom that’s not ‘closed until spring’?

That’s the newest Seattle Parks restroom building (aka “comfort station”) in West Seattle, and it’s also one that Parks plans to keep open through the winter. The department is wrapping up its fall/winter closure of most restroom buildings and drinking fountains, but published a citywide list of which outdoor-accessible restrooms it’s planning to keep open. Here’s the West Seattle list:

Alki Beach 63rd
Alki Beach 57th (shown above)
Alki Beach (Bathhouse)
Don Armeni Boat Ramp
Lincoln Park (Beach)
Riverview Playfield
Seacrest Park

Parks currently has 129 restrooms around the city and says it’s hoping to have all in year-round use by the end of the next Park District funding cycle in 2028.

ORCAS: In central Puget Sound again this afternoon

1:33 PM: Orcas have been headed north along the west side of Vashon Island, in Colvos Passage, and Kersti Muul just texted that they’ve emerged from the passage and are headed northeast, so they might be in view from West Seattle as you look across Puget Sound. Let us know if you see them!

2:10 PM: See comments for updates. It’s K Pod, according to both Kersti and Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail, who just texted that she’s out at Charles Richey Viewpoint (Constellation Park) and that the whales are in view with binoculars. “Bundle up!” she advises.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic converter stolen from commercial vehicle

November 26, 2022 1:13 pm
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Via text: “My husband’s dump truck’s catalytic converter was stolen this morning by Highland Park Elementary School at around 5:30 am. Thief was driving a beat-up black hatchback car with a white piece of plastic covering the passenger side window. I did call the police.” (We’ll add the # when we get it.)

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY SCENE: Shopping super-small at C & P Coffee’s craft fair

On this day of emphasis on “shopping small,” here’s one of your chances to buy from individual crafters/artists: Today’s holiday craft fair at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). Among those participating are Karen Johnson, whose drawings explore “the biodiversity of our world … to serve as a reminder to us all that the world is full of many wonders, and we should use it wisely”:

Also there (L-R below) are Jim Dwight with woodwork and Thor Cutler with small stained-glass pieces:

C & P’s craft fair continues until 2 pm today.

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Your options for day 3 of the holiday weekend

This preview of what’s up today/tonight is again split into two lists – first one, events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

CRAFT FAIR: 8 am-2 pm, local artists and crafters are at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) selling their creations.

NATIVE ART MARKET: The Native Art Market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) offers a multitude of chances to support Indigenous artists/crafters while buying unique gifts.

(WSB photo: Art by Tom Goodwin)

10 am-5 pm today and tomorrow. (Here’s our Friday report.)


Youngstown Coffee is hosting a Holiday Market on Small Business Saturday (located in our community space next to our coffee shop) Come shop local BIPOC and LGBTQ creators and makers and find adorable specially made gifts. Additionally, a percentage of proceeds from Youngstown Coffee’s holiday drinks that day will be donated to Diversity Alliance of Puget Sound, which supports transgender and non-binary folks through advocacy and connection.

(6032 California SW)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: You’ve heard us say it many times – EVERY day should be Shop Small Business Day. But today’s the day in the holiday-shopping season that gets the extra promotional boost, so go show your favorite indie West Seattle businesses some extra love. The ones having sales that continue today include four WSB sponsors – Thunder Road Guitars and The Bass Shop (6400 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW), and Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska). Details (and TRG’s fun video) are in our preview. We’ve also heard from Brocante Beach House (2622 Alki SW), with special plans for today. (added) From My Three Little Birds: “We are having a big sale today for Small Biz Saturday to show our appreciation to the customers that supported us through the pandemic. There is also a gift with purchase while supplies last.”

CHRISTMAS SHIP: Tonight brings the second and third/final West Seattle stops for the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship

Tonight’s stops are Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor SW; WSB sponsor) at 5:35 pm, Alki Beach Park (60th/Alki) at 8:35 pm. The Dickens Carolers sing from the ship, you watch from shore! (Here’s our Friday report.)

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: The lights-and-music show on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota is back! 6:30-10 pm tonight.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, it’s the second night for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

CHRISTMAS TREES: All West Seattle tree options are now up and running. Our Holiday Guide has the list.

From here, it’s the non-holiday-related happenings, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in-person gathering in West Seattle, free but registration required; details in our calendar listing.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), indoors and outdoors, local activists are writing postcards to Georgia voters supporting the Democratic incumbent in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff.

COMMUNITY CLEANUP BY THE BRIDGE: 11 am-1 pm, meet at the west end of the Park ‘n’ Ride under the bridge – details in our calendar listing,

FAMILY READING TIME: 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6940 California SW), with author Kerri Kokias.

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

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

WEST END GIRLS: The monthly drag extravaganza at The Skylark, doors at 7 pm, online tickets $13, at the door $15. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGHTER: 9 pm, comedy at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

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