West Seattle, Washington
The Washington State Department of Transportation says its crew made more progress today toward repairing and reopening the ramp between the West Seattle Bridge and northbound Highway 99. It’s been closed since Tuesday night, when a 5′ x 4′ hole in the 64-year-old ramp caused tire blowouts for at least five drivers. WSDOT’s latest update: “Today we’ve poured concrete. It usually takes a few days for this type of concrete to cure properly in order to safely reopen the ramp.”
We’ll find out on Monday if that’s altered the schedule – originally announced as 10 days, which would mean reopening by next Saturday. In the meantime, your options for getting to Highway 99 are the 1st Avenue South Bridge or via the 1st Avenue exit on the eastbound bridge, leading you into SODO, where you can get onto 99.
Miles Gosztola (above) got the win as West Seattle High School beat Ballard 12-2 in Metro League playoff baseball this afternoon at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. WSHS, now with a record of 19-2, got a first-round bye and opened tournament play today. Gosztola struck out nine and allowed six hits.
The big inning for the Wildcats was the sixth, when they scored five of those 12 runs. Their next game is 7 pm Monday, also at Steve Cox (1321 SW 102nd), against the winner of tonight’s Eastside Catholic-O’Dea game.
5:25 PM: SPD is responding to a two-vehicle crash that is reported to be “blocking both directions of California” at Juneau, per dispatch.
5:36 PM: Texter sent that photo of one of the cars involved, saying this is actually between Juneau and Raymond. SPD is calling for two tow trucks. SFD has not been dispatched, so apparently no injuries of note.
Nic‘s report is both a request and a reminder:
Our car was broken into in the main parking lot at Lincoln Park today around 11:30 am. The only thing taken was a black Nike Seattle University Softball backpack. Fortunately nothing of value was in it, just coaches stuff. The backpack itself was a gift from my daughter so would love to get it back if it’s found tossed somewhere. Non-emergency report has been filed.
If you think you’ve found/seen Nic’s backpack, let us know and we’ll connect you.
Been to any of the West Seattle Art Hop & Shop stops yet? As we’ve been previewing, you have 25 options for places to visit and see art as well as the artists who made it, with multiple artists hosted at most stops. We went to the collection of studios known as The Building in lower Gatewood – where you’ll find art throughout, well, the building – work by Stephen Rock is in this stairwell, for example:
Artists there for the Art Hop & Shop include Kelly Marshall:
And Nichole DeMent:
The Building is at 4316 SW Othello. From there, we hopped over to C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor):
Art that you can see and shop there includes paintings by Skye Shadow:
West Seattle Art Hop & Shop continues until 5 pm today, with endless opportunities to browse and buy (need a Mother’s Day gift?). You can decide where to explore via either (or both!) of these two map versions – online, here (click on any location and it’ll open bubbles with artists and samples of their work) and printable, here. This is an all-volunteer event; organizers say they “wanted to create an event that showcases every artist and everything that makes them unique.”
As promised, the map/list is ready one week in advance of the 17th almost-annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on Saturday, May 13th. With more than 400 sellers registered for the first time, it’s an even-busier map than in years past. The online version is here, with viewing/searching tips beneath the map. The printable list of sales is here, 24 pages in PDF, with their numbers, addresses, and descriptions. The online map is best viewed on a laptop or desktop; each click of either the list at screen right or an individual sale marker will open a bubble with the description, so that’s the best way to browse if you’re just interested in sales near where you live, for example. Over the next week, we’ll be publishing preview lists and other updates, but for now, if you’re interested in getting an early start on planning where you’re going, that’s why we publish the list early. Official hours on sale day next Saturday are 9 am-3 pm; some sellers mention in their sale descriptions that they’re starting early and/or finishing late, and a few are adding days,
P.S. We alternate each year sorting the list by high to low zip codes, so last year’s numbering started in 98106, while this year starts in 98146 – Sale #1, for example, is the southernmost sale this year.)
(At Lincoln Park – photo by Ann Anderson)
Welcome to the weekend! Here’s what’s happening today/tonight, mostly from our West Seattle Event Calendar:
FREE COMPOST: Up to half a yard available – your container, your shovel – while supply lasts, starting at 9 am in the north parking lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).
SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GARDEN CENTER: 9:30 am-3 pm, the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center will be open, selling a vast variety of student-grown plants. (6000 16th SW, north end of campus)
WEST SEATTLE ART HOP & SHOP: 25 locations are open for you to visit – many are studios not usually open to the public – hosting almost 100 artists, 10 am-5 pm – details and map links are on the Art Hop & Shop website.
SPRING MARKET: 10 am-2 pm at Youngstown Coffee/Launchpad (6030 California SW) – details in our calendar listing.
SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP: For women and non-binary people, 10 am at Combat Arts Academy (5050 Delridge Way SW), donation-based – pay what you can.
SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN: 10 am-5 pm, the garden’s centerpiece courtyard is open, while the rest of the garden’s grounds are accessible dawn to dusk. More info here. (5640 16th SW)
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Emma Yeager‘s “Oh Me of Little Faith” screens, free, at 10 am at Admiral Theater (2343 California SW) – details in our calendar listing.
FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:15-10:45 am at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond).
MORNING MUSIC: 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform. Find out about Marco’s music here.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: West Seattle’s Tails to Astonish (4850 California SW) is participating, open 10:30 am-6 pm – details in our calendar listing.
FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – see full details in our calendar listing.
FAMILY READING TIME: Every Saturday at 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).
WEST SEATTLE BOAT SWAP: 11 am-4 pm, sell and buy human-powered watercraft and gear at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor). If you want to sell, drop items off 9 am-11 am.
LOW TIDE BEACH EXPLORATION: 11 am-1 pm at Charles Richey Viewpoint/Constellation Park (63rd/Beach Drive) – register here; $10 fee.
VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2234 SW Orchard)
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: You’re invited to visit the home of West Seattle’s history noon-4 pm Saturdays. (3003 61st SW)
VISCON CELLARS: 1-6 pm, visit the tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle. Learn about their wines here! (5910 California SW)
NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Taste, sip, buy student-produced wine at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor; 6000 16th SW), 1-6 pm.
BASEBALL: 4 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd), West Seattle HS plays Ballard as the Metro League tournament continues.
BOWLING FOR EQUALITY: Two waves of bowling in this HRC Seattle benefit at West Seattle Bowl (39th/Oregon), “No Time to Spare” – 4-6 pm and 7-9 pm.
FYI – INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE: Ticket sales have ended but tonight’s the night for the West Seattle Food Bank‘s benefit gala, 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW).
LIVE AT EASY STREET: 6 pm, Your Son The Professor and Reverse Death live at Easy Street Records (4559 California SW), free, all ages.
NIGHTTIME COFFEEHOUSE MUSIC: 7 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), listen to Cyd Smith.
THEATER: First weekend for “Zach” by Christian St. Croix, directed by Sara Porkalob, at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm. Tickets here.
AT THE SKYLARK: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, for live music with Beefeetees, Gahooga, Moroccan Dog, $10 cover, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
AT TIM’S TAVERN: 7 pm doors, 8 pm show at the new Tim’s Tavern in White Center (16th/98th) – Shadow Pattern, You Like Me, Swinson and the Expedition. All ages. More info here.
If you have a show, sale, event, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? for our calendar … please email info to email@example.com – thank you!
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