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NEW THIS WEEK: Seattle Public Library’s expanded branch schedules start Monday

As announced in February, Seattle Public Library branches are expanding their schedules, and that means – among other things – that all branches in our area will be open seven days a week. The new schedules start tomorrow. Here again is the list of what those schedules will be:

Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way SW
o 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

High Point Branch, 3411 SW Raymond St.
o 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

South Park Branch, 8604 8th Ave. S
o 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. SW
o 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. SW
o 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Tomorrow is also when Story Times start returning to SPL branches, as noted here last week – first one will be tomorrow at noon, Baby Story Time at the Southwest Branch.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 stolen vehicles – 1 found fast – and a reminder

April 2, 2023 6:48 pm
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news

In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

STOLEN PICKUP: Sent by Jack:

Woke up today at 2 am and my 1997 white Chevy pickup, license plate C16787P, was stolen. This is a old truck and easily recognized by the heavy damage on passenger door and also the bed of truck. If found or seen, please call 911.

We’ll add the police incident # when we get it.


I had my 2014 Kia Soul stolen sometime early this morning or last night. I was not aware my car had been stolen until the police arrived at my home this morning to advise they had recovered it. It was stolen from 30th and Webster and found at 37th and Warsaw. I have the car in my possession again but wanted to report the theft.

REMINDER: If you have questions for local police, and/or want to hear the latest on local crime trends, the Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Council meets Thursday (April 6th), 6 pm at the precinct (2300 SW Webster), as previewed here. We haven’t yet received the link for attending online but will add it to our calendar listing when we do.

ELECTION 2023: Voting starts this week for behavioral-health levy

This week, King County Elections will send out your ballot for the April 25 special election, with one issue on the ballot: The countywide levy to fund crisis-care centers. King County’s website is in transition this weekend, so we don’t have access to all the relevant links, but here’s an info-sheet about the levy. As we reported in January, it’s a nine-year levy to raise a total of $1.25 billion to fund these four county-specified goals:

*Create five new regional crisis care centers

*Preserve and restore the dramatic loss of residential treatment beds

*Grow the behavioral health workforce pipeline

*Provide immediate services while centers are being constructed

Ballots are scheduled to go into the mail on Wednesday (April 5th), with dropboxes and voting-access centers opening Thursday. You’ll have until April 25th to get your ballot postmarked and into USPS mail, or (by 8 that night) into a dropbox. (West Seattle’s dropboxes are on the south side of SW Alaska just west of California, on SW Raymond just east of 35th SW, and in front of the South Seattle College [6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor] administration building.)

THEATER: One-night, free West Seattle performance of ‘Friends Across the Wires’ explores WWII Japanese American incarceration

This Friday, for one night only, the Seattle Historical Theatre Project comes to West Seattle for a free performance of “Friends Across the Wires,” which producer Tamara Bunnell explains “is an original play exploring the impact of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration on young people in Seattle.” The production is touring the region, and the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) performance at 7:30 pm Friday (April 7th) is a late addition to the schedule, so they want to be sure the word gets out. Here’s the announcement:

Seattle Historical Theatre Project presents

The Seattle Historical Theatre Project is pleased to announce upcoming tour details in West Seattle for their theatre production of Friends Across the Wires, an original play exploring the impact of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration on young people in Seattle.

The play follows best friends Kiyoko and Peggy, students at Seattle’s Broadway High School, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the end of Kiyoko’s incarceration at Minidoka. Extensively researched and built from personal interviews, primary sources, and other historical material, the play is designed to teach about the Incarceration while examining themes of friendship, injustice, and resilience. The play will be presented at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Friday, April 7th, at 7:30 pm.

Performing the play in West Seattle is a unique opportunity to shed light on some of the neighborhood’s history. Audience members will have the opportunity to learn about the West Seattle community’s specific responses to the rise of anti-Japanese American rhetoric prevalent in the United States during the war years. Generously funded by 4Culture Arts and Heritage and Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program grants, this and all performances are offered free-of-charge.

In the photo are cast members Caylin Morrison as Ume, Emma Chang as Kiyoko, and Isaac Tian as Torao. Laura Ferri is playwright and director. Seats at Youngstown on Friday will be first-come, first-served. You can find out more about “Friends Across the Wires” here.

WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: 10 new views

Thanks to the readers who’ve sent bird photos in recent weeks – enough for the first gallery of spring! First, two views of Steller’s Jays, above from an unidentified texter, below from Danelle Jay:

Next, a Sharp-shinned Hawk from Mark Dale:

From David Butler, a Raven:

Marc photographed this Barred Owl:

James Hiersche sent this photo of a Bald Eagle over Lincoln Park:

From Ann Anderson, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet:

Two from Mark MacDonald – a Spotted Towhee:

And a Goldeneye:

Finally, from Stringtie – a Herring Gull with a snack:

Thanks as always for sending bird photos so we can share with your West Seattle neighbors! is the best way to send non-breaking-news photos like these, but if you decide to text instead, please include your name so we can credit you – thank you!

GARAGE SALE DAY: Ready to register? Signups start Monday!

Just under six weeks to go until this year’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, one peninsula-wide day of sales big and small, held annually on the second Saturday in May. This year’s date is May 13th. WSB has coordinated Community Garage Sale Day since its fourth year in 2008, and we make a map and list that’s available online one week in advance. To get on the map, you register with us, choosing individual, organization/school/business, or block-sale level, pay a nominal fee ($12/$20/$30, unchanged all these years), and provide sale location and description info – up to 20 words. We ask that sales span the basic WSCGSD hours of 9 am-3 pm, but you’re welcome to start earlier and/or end later – some even add extra days – just include that info in your sale description when you sign up. Registration opens tomorrow (Monday) and continues for three and a half weeks – we have to close semi-early to get the map/list ade in time for that one-week-in-advance release. We’ll announce it here when the registration form is activated and ready to go!

SAVE THE DATE: July 13 celebration of life for Daniel M. DeSantis

When Dan DeSantis died in July 2020 at age 75, it was just a few months into the pandemic, and impossible to gather for memorials. Now that a few years have passed, his family is ready to invite friends and relatives to a gathering this summer. We were asked to share this announcement:

Save the Date

Celebration of Life for
Dan DeSantis
July 13th, 2023
4 pm-8 pm

(updated) This will be held at Dakota Place Park (California/Dakota).


April 2, 2023 6:34 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Lincoln Park – photo by Arlene Rubin)

Here’s our quick lineup of highlights for today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ROAD-WORK ALERT: West Marginal Way bike-lane construction north of the Duwamish Longhouse is expected to continue.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES: We’re continuing to update the online list – see today’s lineup here. Also, here’s what we have so far for the Holy Week/Passover list, today through Easter. (Got changes/additions? Let us know!)

BENEFIT BAKE SALE: In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility (which was Friday), Youngstown Coffee (6032 California SW) has a benefit bake sale all weekend – info here (third item). Open 8 am-4 pm.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market offers early-spring produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, more. Here’s today’s vendor list. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

DOING GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: West Seattle Nursery (5275 California SW) will host its second mini-volunteer fair. 1-3 pm, West Seattle Garden Tour is there to talk about how you can help.

MUSIC AT C & P: Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank, featuring Jasper Tollefson and Christy McWilson, 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), no cover, but bring food/money to support WSFB if you can!

JEWISH STORY HOUR: Torah Learning Center of West Seattle presents this story hour at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond), 3-4 pm.

TIM’S TAVERN OPENING WEEKEND: 4:30 pm doors, 5 pm show on the third day for the new Tim’s Tavern in White Center (16th/98th) – see the musician lineup here.

YOGA, MEDITATION, GONG BATH: Presented by Inner Alchemy, 7 pm at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska), $35.

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

LATIN SUNDAYS: DJ at The Benbow Room (4210 SW Admiral Way), starting at 9 pm.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event to add to our calendar? Please email – thank you!

UPDATE: Crash at 35th/Fauntleroy entrance to eastbound West Seattle Bridge

(SDOT camera images)

12:02 AM: A crash reported as involving two vehicles has the eastbound entrance to the West Seattle Bridge blocked right now, according to what officers have told dispatch. So far, SFD hasn’t been summoned, so apparently no serious injuries.

12:37 AM: Police have taken one of the drivers, a woman, into custody, and a tow truck has taken away the most seriously damaged car, seen in the top image. SDOT is cleaning up the debris.

The other car involved is on the right side of the SDOT camera image above.

12:48 AM: Police are reopening the inside eastbound lane at the crash scene.