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CRIME WATCH: Carjacking reported at 17th/Roxbury (updated Monday)

April 20, 2024 11:51 pm
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news | White Center

ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT REPORT: This alert was just relayed over Seattle Police radio – King County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a reported carjacking outside Domino’s Pizza at 17th/Roxbury. Three armed carjackers are reported to have arrived in a white pickup and taken off in both that vehicle and the newly stolen white Toyota Camry, westbound on SW Roxbury. The only description of the carjackers so far: white men in their 20s with goatees and black hats. If you have any info for investigators, call 911.

ADDED MONDAY: We just checked with King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Eric White for an update. He tells us this actually happened in the O’Reilly Auto Parts lot while the victim was sleeping inside the car. Then on Sunday, Seattle Police found the car in the 9700 block of Myers Way South and arrested one person, according to Sgt. White, who had no further details on the circumstances of the arrest. We’ll be following up with SPD.

VIDEO: Hundreds of helpers for Seattle’s only river during spring 2024 Duwamish Alive!

April 20, 2024 10:02 pm
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 |   Environment | West Seattle news

(WSB photos/video)

Some paddled out on the sparkling water of the Duwamish River to remove trash and debris …

… and others dug into the forest floor for tasks to help it heal. They were among the 400 volunteers who volunteered today at 12 sites during the spring edition of the twice-yearly Duwamish Alive! mega-work party. Those who welcomed them during an opening gathering at həʔapus Village Park across from the Duwamish Tribe’s longhouse included tribe chair Cecile Hansen.

Duwamish Alive! Coalition leader Sharon Leishman also introduced indigenous Wisdom Keeper Jacob Johns, and 34th District State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon:

After the gathering, groups of volunteers got their orders – at this park, some were off to the kayak cleanup, others to install “goose fencing,” some to remove ivy, and more.

If you missed this event, watch for word of the fall Duwamish Alive! in October, and many other opportunities throughout the spring and summer, such as those via the Green Seattle Partnership.

Why you might see a hot-air balloon off Harbor Avenue Sunday afternoon (update: you won’t)

8:44 PM SATURDAY: They won’t make the final decision until tomorrow morning, but a reality-show crew sent word tonight that they might be filming in the Don Armeni Boat Ramp vicinity Sunday afternoon-evening. And if they do, a hot-air balloon will be inflated at City View Park (which Google locates as just west/north of Don Armeni). Also from the notice:

We will potentially be filming a segment of a reality television show at Don Armeni Boat Ramp/City View Park on 4/21/2024. The decision on if we are filming at this location will be made on the morning of April 21, 2024. If filming here, we will allow pedestrians to cross the area when it doesn’t interfere with a shot. If needed, our production assistants will hold passerbys briefly until the shot is over or direct them on a detour behind the camera line so that they can cross without being in the shot. We will also obtain “Filming In Progress” a-frames to make passerbys away of our activity.

We will be reserving the parking spots directly in front of City View Park for working production vehicles (minivans, cargos, SUVs, and passenger vans) and to “clear for picture.”

If filming at this location, there will be a hot air balloon inflated in City View Park. There will be exclusion zones set up around the balloon that will need to be kept clear for safety. We always aim to be good neighbors during our time in your area so please let us know if there is anything we can do to accommodate special needs during our filming.≤/blockquote>
We’ll update tomorrow when we get word of their decision.

12:34 PM SUNDAY: Just got the update – they will NOT be filming here today.

COUNTDOWN: Here’s what you can drop off at next Saturday’s Recycle Roundup

April 20, 2024 6:09 pm
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 |   Environment | Fauntleroy | West Seattle news

One week until Fauntleroy Church‘s twice-yearly Recycle Roundup! Here’s another look at the list of what you can drop off, for free (and what NOT to bring):

It’s happening 9 am-3 pm next Saturday, April 27, in the church lot. at 9140 California SW. Drive up or ride/walk up with your item(s) and the church’s Recycle Roundup partner 1 Green Planet will handle it. Generally traffic flows fairly well across the six hours, but they axk that you NOT wait until the last minute. (You can also see the list here in PDF.)

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: 4,700-customer power outage, as wind sweeps through (updated Monday with cause)

3:14 PM: Big wind gusts this past half-hour have brought power outages. According to the Seattle City Light map, the biggest one has taken out more than 4,600 homes and businesses in north West Seattle, from Alki to North Delridge. … The National Weather Service didn’t even have an advisory out, simply forecasting potential “breezy” conditions. On Twitter/X, @WestSeaWX says, “Cold front blasting through right now with gusts exceeding 40+ mph.” … We haven’t heard yet exactly where the failure point is, so let us know if you see City Light crews.

3:25 PM: Just hearing a dispatch for a tree down at Delridge/Genesee and blocking part of the road. Texter says that’s backing up at least a few H Line buses.

3:38 PM: Just an FYI, now there’s an even-bigger outage south of West Seattle, almost 7,000 homes and businesses from Boulevard Park to Burien. …. Remember that traffic signals are out at multiple intersections, and that makes them all-way stops – one texter is seeing multiple close calls among drivers on Fauntleroy.

4:04 PM: The powerless signals include Fauntleroy right up to the bridge, notes another texter. Meantime, Melissa sent this photo of the Delridge downed tree:

The weather has calmed somewhat – NWS says the cold front that came through is a “skinny” front – but SCL still has two big outages to take care of, including ours.

4:08 PM: Some are reporting their power’s back on.

4:13 PM: SCL has updated the map; that leaves just under 2,000 customers (each home, business, etc., is a “customer”) out in our area.

Meantime, Maris sent this photo of a tree down in The Junction, near 42nd/Edmunds:

Nick says in a comment below that the Delridge downed tree is no longer blocking part of the street.

4:34 PM: Also in comments, David D reports that an SCL crew “arrived around 4:15 pm to the where a small branch was sitting on the lines between 48/49, Hanford/Hinds. Likely the source of the flashing/booming.”

5:06 PM: SCL map shows WS outage fully resolved.

ADDED MONDAY: SCL spokesperson Jenn Strang confirms to WSB that aforementioned branch was the cause of the outage: “Saturday’s outage was caused by a tree limb that came down onto wires in the vicinity of 48th Avenue SW and SW Hinds Street.”

READER REPORT: Is this ‘super-cute cross-stitch kit’ yours?

Is this yours, or do you know whose it might be? Just sent by Lindsay:

I found this super-cute cross-stitch kit either lost or stolen/ditched in the greenbelt behind my house in Arbor Heights. It looks very special to someone, so hoping to find the owner!

Email us – – and we’ll connect you.

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Record Store Day crowd at Easy Street

Thanks to Eddie for the photo. That’s the crowd outside Easy Street Records in The Junction in the early going of Record Store Day this morning. We just checked the California/Alaska traffic camera and there’s still a crowd, more than six hours after the shop’s 7 am opening for the occasion. If you’re wondering what they’re all lined up for – special releases, as shown on this list!

P.S. As we mentioned in this morning’s daily-preview lineup, Thunder Road Guitars (6400 California SW; WSB sponsor) is riffing off RSD – bring your Easy Street receipt in to get 10 percent off in-store purchases at TRG!

Brown water in Alki, Upper Fauntleroy

Thanks for the reports, first from Michael: “We are experiencing brown water from sinks and toilets in the 63rd Ave and Alki (Avenue) area.” Second, from Pete. who sent a photo: “I just started getting water that is not clear from my tap. I live on 37th Ave SW between Henderson and Barton.”

Most-common cause is hydrant testing, which agitates sediment (rust) in the lines, but if and when it happens at your home/business, please always notify Seattle Public Utilities – the 24/7 hotline is 206-386-1800.


10:27 AM: It’s playtime at the West Seattle YMCA (36th/Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor) until 1 pm – this year’s Healthy Kids Day is on! The Y’s offering a variety of free activities, membership not required – just show up!

11:42 AM: More photos from our visit! You can take a pic with Pikachu:

Bouncing, too!

Again, the Healthy Kids Day free fun continues until 1 pm.

Low-bridge closure Day 1, and everything else to know for your West Seattle Saturday

(The Brothers, photographed from Constellation Park by David Hutchinson)

Welcome to April’s third weekend! Here are highlights for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LOW-BRIDGE CLOSURE: The West Seattle low bridge is scheduled to be shutting down to road/path traffic as of now for upgrades and will reopen no later than early the morning of April 29. More closure details from SDOT here (including how to get free rides on the Water Taxi or Metro buses).

WATER TAXI ADDS LATER-EVENING RUNS: Spring/summer season has officially begun for the West Seattle Water Taxi, which means later-evening runs tonight.

RECORD STORE DAY AT EASY STREET, WITH THUNDER ROAD BENEFITS: It’s that magical day when Easy Street Records (4559 California SW) joins record stores coast to coast in welcoming music lovers for one-of-a-kind offers. ESR opens at 7 am for the occasion. Bonus: Bring your Easy Street receipt to Thunder Road Guitars (6400 California SW; WSB sponsor) for 10 percent off your in-store purchase!

WEST SEATTLE RUNNER GROUP RUN: The store‘s where to meet for the weekly free group run at 8 am. (2743 California SW)

FREE! HEAVILY MEDITATED: Arrive by 8:50 am for community meditation at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska). Free event every Saturday but please register.

DELRIDGE GROCERY’S LAST RETAIL WEEKEND: Discounts for all as Delridge Grocery Co-op winds down retail operations at 5444 Delridge Way SW – shop 9 am to 3 pm today.

WHITE CENTER SPRING CLEAN: Help clean up downtown White Center – meet your fellow volunteers at 9 am at 98th/15th.

HIKING SEASON! The first of this year’s free monthly guided hikes in the West Duwamish Greenbelt is today! Meet in the south end of the Pathfinder K-8 parking lot at 1901 SW Genesee at 9:30 am.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY AT THE Y: 10 am to 1 pm, tons of free fun for kids at the West Seattle YMCA (36th/Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor), membership not required (though if you’re considering it, you still can get in on the “no joining fee” deal while you’re there).

EARTH DAY VOLUNTEERING WITH THE TROLL: Lots of volunteer opportunities today for Earth Day weekend. As of early this morning, there’s still a spot to join in forest restoration near Bruun Idun the troll at Lincoln Park – 9 am to noon.

DUWAMISH ALIVE! Multiple volunteer work parties in the river’s watershed, 10 am-2 pm, details in our calendar listing – also an opening ceremony (all welcome even if you’re not volunteering) at həʔapus Village Park; details here.

HELP THE BEE GARDEN: Learn sheet mulching while you’re at it! 10 am – details in our calendar listing. (Graham/Lanham)

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Plants await you at the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, 10 am-3 pm.

SR3 OPEN HOUSE: If you can make it down to Des Moines, see the marine-life rescue facility and meet the people who run it, 10 am-2 pm. (22650 Dock Ave. S., Des Moines)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:30 am-11 am at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond).

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – see full details in our calendar listing.

420 DRAG BRUNCH: 11 am at Box Bar (5401 California SW) – check here for reservations (bottom of page).

PLANT START GIVEAWAY: Get free starts to grow food to donate to people in need – 11 am to 1 pm at The Heron’s Nest (4818 Puget Way SW).

FAMILY READING TIME: Every Saturday at 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN: The home of West Seattle history is open for your visit, noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2236 SW Orchard)

BULLDOG HAVEN NW FUNDRAISER: Noon-4 pm at Whisky West (6451 California SW).

APRIL POOLS DAY: Free, fun, educational activities in the water for kids, at Southwest Pool (2801 SW Thistle).

RIDE TO THE RALLY: As previewed here (with route map), you can join a bike ride to a rally today for the city Transportation Plan and Transportation Levy to be more climate-focused. Meet up at 12:45 am.

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room open – wine by the glass or bottle – 1-6 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

WISDOM KEEPERS: Following up on Duwamish Alive! volunteering, hear an indigenous perspective on climate change, 1-3 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) – free but please register.

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

SEED AND PLANT SWAP: Join the West Seattle Timebank for this event at Delridge Library (5423 Delridge Way SW), 2:30-4:30 pm – our calendar listing explains how to prepare.

NEPENTHE’S WALK-IN MASSAGE CLINIC: 3-5 pm, show up at Nepenthe (9447 35th SW) with a specific problem to be addressed by massage, and you’ll get a free (gratuities appreciated) trial of their work.

KELLI FRANCES CORRADO: Live acoustic performance at La Luna on Alki (2609 58th Ave SW), doors at 6 pm, music at 7.

AT KENYON HALL: “Gypsy Jazz” band Ranger and The Re-arrangers, doors at 7 and music at 7:30, all ages – get your ticket(s) here! (7904 35th SW)

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: Panic Grass, Slipping, Bouquets at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW) – doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, $10 at door.

ALL-AGES OPEN MIC: 7-10 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way)

THIRD WEEKEND FOR ‘ENGLISH’: The play by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Naghmeh Samini, continues at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm. Ticket link and more info are in our calendar listing; online tickets are sold out but you can check with the box office.

BEATS: Saturday night DJs at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Tonight, DJ Topspin is at the Room. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday night, sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm.

Planning a happening? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to – thank you!