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WEST SEATTLE HISTORY: Log House Museum expands hours, accepts Original Bakery donations

A two-part announcement from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Log House Museum:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is honored to announce that it has accepted a donation of unique artifacts from The Original Bakery, which closed its doors last month after nearly 90 years in business.

The Bakery opened in 1935 in the Adams Building, which was built about ten years prior. The Bakery has had multiple owners, including Bernie Alonzo, who purchased the business in 1975 from Bill Latta and Florian Dunbar. The Alonzo family ran the Bakery for nearly 50 years until Bernie’s retirement last month.The museum received the request to accept these donated objects – including posters made by local historian Ron Richardson about the Fauntleroy Neighborhood and the Original Bakery sign (which preceded the Alonzo family) – from Anna Alonzo, daughter of Bernie. The Historical Society Board of Trustees voted to accept these items into its collection both for their historic value but also because it has few artifacts from this building and business district.“We are grateful the posters Ron Richardson made and the Original Bakery sign found a good home in the Log House museum,” says Alonzo, “We know Mrs. Richardson is really happy about it too.”

You can learn more about the history of the Original Bakery in the March 2023 Fauntleroy Community Association Newsletter.

The Log House Museum, operated by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is located at 3003 61st Ave SW, one block from Alki Beach. The museum is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 12-4 pm.

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FOLLOWUP: Highland Park Way/Holden project open for bidding

(March 2020 photo)

Though we’ve reported recently on more than a few government projects moving sluggishly, some are moving forward – such as Highland Park Way/Holden, which is now open for bidding. The centerpiece of the project is a permanent signal, replacing the “temporary” one quickly installed shortly after the West Seattle Bridge closure started funneling tons of detour traffic through the intersection three years ago. The official summary of the project on the city’s bidding website is:

Replace temporary signal with a permanent signal; re-channelize the intersection; realign curb, gutter & sidewalk; install ADA ramps; drainage and street lighting. The project also includes electrical work and rebar installation.

We asked SDOT what “rechannelize” refers to; spokesperson Mariam Ali replied, “Rechannelization was used to describe the project prior to the bridge closure. However, relative to what was out there before, the intersection was already rechannelized when the temporary signal went in. We will now make the temporary signal permanent, and the layout of the signal will not change. The only change is that we will add in concrete to the areas where paint prohibits people to drive and permanent markings, like sharrows, that were not laid down with the temporary striping.” Bidding is open for another week; once a contractor’s been chosen, they’ll set a schedule for the work.

GARAGE SALE DAY: Second day of registration!

April 4, 2023 5:03 pm
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 |   Community Garage Sale Day | West Seattle news

It’s now the second day of registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2023 – Saturday, May 13. 50 sales are registered so far, all around the peninsula, from Pigeon Point to Arbor Heights, Alki Point to Highland Park. Ready to register your sale? Here’s the link. Registering will get you a confirmation note from us as well as a PayPal receipt; if you don’t get one or both, check your spam folder. Questions/problems, email us at our general box – – which is also how to let us know if your organization is planning a site open to multiple small individual sellers, or a post-sale donation dropoff, etc. Thank you!

From the dumped-likely-stolen files: Any of this yours?

April 4, 2023 2:54 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | Westwood

Sent by Shankar:

I wanted to report some dumped, possibly stolen items I found last night in the alley between 31st Pl and 32nd Ave near Barton. This happened between 9:30 and 10 PM (the items weren’t there when I began my walk with my dog, but had been dumped there when we returned). This looks like it might have been a shed/garage break-in — the items include garden shears, bolt cutters, a dolly, and Christmas decorations. Anyone missing these is welcome to get them back from me.

If yours, email us – – and we’ll connect you.

Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Council meeting moved to next week

April 4, 2023 1:39 pm
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 |   Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Council | West Seattle news

The date has changed for your next chance to hear from and talk with local police at the SW Precinct Crime Prevention Council meeting – it’s been moved to next week. Here’s the new announcement:

This meeting is open to everyone! We hope you can join us.

Date: Thursday, April 13th 2023
Time: 6pm- 7pm
Location: SW Precinct Community Meeting Room (2300 SW Webster St) or virtually

Tentative Agenda:

6pm – 6:05pm Introductions

6:05pm – 6:15pm Precinct and Crime Update from Lt. Kim

6:15pm – 6:30pm Crime Prevention & Reporting from Crime Prevention Coordinator Jen Danner

6:30pm – 6:45pm Needle Disposal by Seattle’s Clean City Division from Michael Eggers

6:45pm – 6:55pm Q&A

6:55pm – 7pm Closing Comments and Next Meeting Date

We’ll have the video connection info in our calendar listing before the meeting.

WATER TAXI: What to know as spring/summer schedule approaches

(File photo)

The West Seattle route of the King County Water Taxi starts its spring/summer schedule later this month. Since it’s been running seven days a week all year, the schedule difference will be the addition of Friday and Saturday night runs, starting April 21st, running through 10:45 pm departures from downtown and 11 pm departures from West Seattle. To get ready for that, the West Seattle Water Taxi will be out of service the previous weekend, April 15-16. Metro – which operates the Water Taxi – says that will be necessary “to conduct training and maintenance.” The spring/summer schedule will continue through October 13th. (As for whether it’ll go to a weekday-only schedule after that – we’re checking.)

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Here’s what’s up today/tonight

April 4, 2023 9:49 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Schmitz Park photo by Rosalie Miller: Moss flower after morning rain)

Here are the highlights of what’s happening today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NEW LIBRARY SCHEDULE: Today’s the second day of new hours for Seattle Public Library branches, as listed here.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: The churches who have sent their schedules are listed here (still not too late to send yours –

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: Long-distance political networking continues 10:30 am at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: Dine in at, or take out from, Marination ma kai today/tonight, 11 am-8 pm, and tell them you’re supporting Alki Co-op Preschool, which will get a percentage of proceeds. (1660 Harbor SW)

NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE: Attend the NWSA Managing Members’ meeting (Seattle and Tacoma port commissioners) online or in person, 11:30 am – agenda and other info here.

CHESS CLUB: Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon): “Are you looking for a new activity to keep your brain sharp and clear? The Senior Center Chess Club welcomes both novice and experienced players. Join us at 1:30 p.m. for lessons, short tutorials and chess for all levels of expertise. For more information, contact Conwell:”

CITY COUNCIL: 2 pm this afternoon, it’s the full council’s weekly meeting, online or at City Hall (600 4th Ave.). See the agenda here; the meeting is viewable via Seattle Channel.

FREE INDOOR PLAYSPACE: Free Toddler Gym weekday afternoons at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW), ages 2-6, 3:30-5 pm.

SPORTS: Home game for Chief Sealth Int’l High School softball vs. Highline HS at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), 4 pm.

DEMONSTRATION FOR BLACK LIVES: Long-running weekly sign-waving demonstration at 16th/Holden. 5-6 pm. Signs available if you don’t have your own.

SCRABBLE NIGHT: 6-10 pm, you can play Scrabble at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW).

OPEN MIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way).

TRIVIA X 3: Three establishments where you can play Tuesday nights – 7 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 7:30 and 8:30 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz 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!

You can look into the future any time via our event calendar – if you have something to include on it, please email info to – thank you!

If your nonprofit needs grant $, West Seattle Garden Tour might be able to help

April 4, 2023 9:00 am
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 |   Gardening | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

This year’s West Seattle Garden Tour is still more than two months away – June 25th – but in one important way, the WSGT is looking ahead to next year already. This announcement explains:

Each year the West Seattle Garden Tour, a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks out other non-profits whose goals fit our mission — to promote horticultural-based interests, educational projects, and arts programs — within West Seattle and neighboring communities, to provide them the funds they need to continue and complete their efforts. The purchase of garden tour and raffle tickets, along with the generous support of our sponsors, makes that goal possible.

For non-profit organizations interested in requesting a 2024 grant from the West Seattle Garden Tour, applications are now available. Application forms can be found on our website at along with submission requirements and instructions. Completed applications are due to the West Seattle Garden Tour Grants Chair, Karen Fields, by July 15, 2023. Our Grants Committee will select 8-10 applicants out of all applications for furtheronsideration by our entire West Seattle Garden Tour Committee. Those selected 8-10 applicants will be notified by August 1 and will be scheduled to present their organization’s project at a committee meeting beginning in the fall. Non-profits who receive a grant from the garden tour will not be eligible to apply the following year, to allow more organizations to compete for funds.

P.S. If you want to see gorgeous gardens while contributing to the WSGT’s community giving, tickets for this year’s tour are on sale now via the WSGT website.


April 4, 2023 6:02 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

6:02 AM: Good morning! It’s Tuesday, April 4th.


The forecast for today: Clouds making way for sunshine, high around 50. Sunrise 6:42 am, sunset 7:43 pm; full moon Wednesday night.


Seattle Public Utilities crews are expected to be back on 45th north of Wildwood today, working again on the blocked Fauntleroy Creek culvert, which may lead to a bypass hose across the street.


Baseball at T-Mobile Park in SODO again tonight, as the Mariners try to stop their losing streak at 4 with another 6:40 pm game against the Angels.


Metro – Regular schedule, but trip cancellations are still happening, so watch for alerts (if you’re not signed up to receive them, watch channels like this one).

Water TaxiRegular schedule. P.S. Late-night Friday/Saturday trips resume April 21.

Washington State Ferries‘ Triangle Route continues on the 2-boat schedule; check here for alerts/updates and see Vessel Watch for boats’ locations.


Delridge cameras: Besides the one below (Delridge/Henderson), cameras are also up at Delridge/Genesee, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Orchard, and Delridge/Oregon.

High Bridge – the camera at the top:

High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (when SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way):

Low Bridge – looking southwestward toward it:

1st Ave. S. Bridge – another route across the river:

Highway 99: – the northbound side at Lander.

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: See all working traffic cams citywide here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed to see if the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/bay, please text or call us (when you can do it safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if needed) – 206-293-6302.