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JUNE PREVIEW: Here’s how to join in WestSide Baby’s summer diaper drive

May 29, 2023 9:45 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news

If you’ve been here more than a few years, you might remember WestSide Baby‘s summertime “Stuff the Bus” diaper drives. The White Center-headquartered nonprofit is moving beyond the bus and inviting you to get involved “From the Bottom Up” in June and July:

From the Bottom Up is our community’s largest diaper drive and your opportunity to help ensure babies have the diapers they need to be healthy and happy.

Having enough clean diapers is foundational to a baby’s ability to grow and thrive. From the first precious newborn diaper all the way through the potty-training years, WestSide Baby supplies families with the basics their children need. Caregivers experience tremendous relief, both financially and emotionally, knowing they are able to meet their babies’ needs.

Host a diaper drive, donate dollars for diapers, or simply send a box of diapers to WestSide Baby today!

Go here to find out how to help in any or all of those ways – and to see WS Baby’s current “most needed” list. You’re also welcome to attend the all-ages kickoff event Thursday (June 1st), 5-7 pm at Future Primitive Brewing in White Center (9832 14th SW – same folks who are soon expanding to Alki).


WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Graffiti-vandalism ‘rampage’

6:58 PM: We’ve received multiple reports of a wave of graffiti vandalism overnight on the north end of The Junction, on both residential and business buildings.. This report and the photos are from Corey; our policy is to generally not show tagging in full, so we’ve cropped the photos to show just part of the damage. Corey writes:

Some punk went on an absolute graffiti rampage and tagged nearly every building north of the Junction. He got our building too.

Fortunately, the graffiti was on the glass, opposed to the brick like some of our neighbors. I cleaned the graffiti off the glass immediately since I cannot stand to look at this. I wonder if there is something we could collectively do as West Seattle residents to keep an eye out for this activity and call 911 if we see it.

Yes, police DO respond to vandalism-in-progress calls, depending on what else they’re dealing with. Even if you don’t catch it in progress, report it – and after it’s been photographed, remove it as soon as you can, as that’s considered an effective way to dissuade the vandal(s).

9:23 PM: This video shows some of the vandalism – one person etching glass on a building at California/Genesee while another spray-paints:

JUNE PREVIEW: Delridge Disc-O tournament next weekend. Players wanted!

May 29, 2023 4:50 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | WS & Sports

Another preview of what’s up as June approaches: In case you haven’t already seen it in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, the second annual Delridge Disc-O ultimate tournament for middle- and high-school players is happening next Sunday:

Delridge Disc-O
Ultimate Mixed Hat Tournament
Sunday, June 4th | Delridge Playfield South

Middle School – 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
High School – 2 pm – 5 pm

The second Delridge Disc-O Hat Tournament has been announced! Join us for this one-day Mixed Hat Tournament. We will have separate Middle School and High School divisions. All levels of ultimate players are welcome, from West Seattle as well as anyone willing to drive to our “island.” This is a great opportunity to meet other players and pick up some skills as you see them on the field.

A Hat Tournament is where players will be “randomly” placed on teams, and the team plays several games against the other teams at the tournament. Teams will be constructed so that there will be roughly even skills and gender ratios.

Please email questions to wshsfrisbee@gmail,com, or check out our website for any FAQs.

Register for Delridge Disc-O

When you register at DiscNW, you can choose the fee ($0, $10, $20) that fits best with your current financial situation. All proceeds will benefit DiscNW’s Youth Development Fund.

Middle School Players will be 11-15 years old and High School Players will be 14-19 years old on June 4th. The registration asks for experience and what types of teams players may have played with, and this will help with balancing the teams.

On the day of the tournament, players should bring a white jersey/shirt, a dark jersey/shirt, non-metal cleats or other shoes to play on turf, and a water bottle, a great attitude, and optionally a snack. We will be providing some water to refill water bottles and some fruit.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 thefts – Vespa after collision (update: found), school’s Pride flag, garden plants – plus, dumped-possibly-stolen debit card, keys found

Four reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

VESPA STOLEN AFTER COLLISION: On Friday night, we mentioned a South Delridge collision that left a Vespa rider injured. Today, the rider emailed to report that their Vespa was stolen after the collision:

On Friday, 5/26 around 9 pm I was riding my 1981 Vespa P200e home on SW Delridge. I lost control when the car in front of me made a sudden stop and when I stopped, my scooter fishtailed and I fell off. I hit my head and was unconscious. Should have been wearing my full face.

Fire and emergency were called. I was taken to the hospital and provided care at Harborview.

SPD rolled my collector vehicle Vespa to the sidewalk on SW Trenton and SW Delridge and left it there with no intent of telling me where it was or notifying an emergency contact, or impoundment. I was even informed by the reporting Officer that the Sergeant said to leave it.

It was stolen from the sidewalk while I was unconscious.

I want my scooter back. It means more to me than anything else in the world.

Monday update: The scooter owner found it – repainted and resold – spotting it being driven around.

PRIDE FLAG STOLEN FROM SCHOOL: From Whitney at the Community School of West Seattle (22nd/Roxbury):

Community School of West Seattle’s Pride Flag was removed/stolen (Saturday) night and the flag pole was damaged.

PLANTS STOLEN FROM GARDEN: A North Admiral resident reports:

I had quite a theft of plants in my yard & was wondering if anyone else had this. Some had been there for prob 60 years & others for around 15 years. Just about wiped out one part of south side garden of all herbs and flowers, took ferns on other side of house plus stones.

DUMPED/POSSIBLY STOLEN: Reported by Katherine:

I found a debit card and some keys with an AirTag in the bushes by my house. Looks like they may have been stolen and dumped. The keys have an AirTag with initials. The debit card first name is Z—— and a photo of the keys is below.

I’m happy to reconnect them with the owner/owners, if they can provide a last name or the initials on the air tag.

Email us – – and we’ll connect you.

WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Pelican sighting

Thanks to James Tilley for the photo! He reports, “Infrequent visitor to our area – I saw a brown pelican flying along Alki on my morning walk.” They’re only brown when immature, so this is a younger pelican. In our region they’re more commonly seen along the open-ocean coast, but we do get visits here inland. They’re no longer listed as endangered by the state or federal governments, according to this state Department of Fish and Wildlife status report from last year, which also notes: “Brown Pelicans are protected from ‘take’ by federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and are a ‘protected wildlife’ species by state law.” They’re big birds – wingspan up to 6 1/2 feet.

MEMORIAL DAY 2023: West Seattle notes

(Bald Eagle, photographed last month by Jon Anderson)

Here’s info you might find useful on this Memorial Day Monday:


Metro: Sunday schedule

West Seattle Water Taxi: Sunday schedule

Washington State Ferries: Changes noted here include Sunday service on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route

Sound Transit: Sunday schedule

Other services: See a list here


Our page highlighting local cameras is here

SDOT’s map with cameras and alerts from around the city is here


Most Seattle Parks facilities

Seattle Public Library facilities


Government offices


USPS holiday

No charge for street parking in Seattle neighborhoods with city pay stations


Highland Park Spraypark (11 am-8 pm, 1100 SW Cloverdale)


*No Memorial Day service this year at Forest Lawn

Anything else we should know/let others know about? Texting’s the best way to reach us today – 206-293-6302 – thank you!