West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:47:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 South Park swearing-in ceremony Tuesday for Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/south-park-swearing-in-ceremony-tuesday-for-seattle-police-chief-carmen-best/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/south-park-swearing-in-ceremony-tuesday-for-seattle-police-chief-carmen-best/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:12:36 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925934 (August 7th photo courtesy SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner)

Newly confirmed Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best was in South Park two weeks ago for Night Out, and she will return tomorrow for one of three swearing-in ceremonies around the city. Here’s the announcement from the mayor’s office:

On Tuesday, August 21, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will participate in three swearing-in ceremonies, including a large community ceremony at the Northwest African American Museum.

Last week, City Council confirmed Chief Carmen Best, who is a 26-year member of the Seattle Police Department. Best was integral in helping the department navigate the Federal Consent Decree, eventually leading to “full and effective” compliance. She is the first African American woman to lead the Seattle Police Department in its 149-year history.

When: Tuesday, August 21 at 11:30 am
Where: Ceremony in Bertha Knight Landes at City Hall, located at 600 4th Avenue

When: Tuesday, August 21 at 1:00 pm
Where: South Park Community Center, located at 8319 8th Avenue S

When: Tuesday, August 21 at 4:30 pm (reception immediately following ceremony)
Where: Northwest African American Museum, located at 2300 S Massachusetts St

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HEALTH ALERT: Smoky air now ‘unhealthy’ everywhere; plus, burn ban ordered https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/health-alert-smoky-air-now-unhealthy-everywhere-plus-burn-ban-ordered/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/health-alert-smoky-air-now-unhealthy-everywhere-plus-burn-ban-ordered/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:26:49 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925929

Our photo taken a short time ago from Alki Avenue is about what you CAN’T see: Normally on a sunny summer day, looking across Puget Sound from that spot, you’d see Bainbridge Island, with the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop. Right now – that’s all entirely obscured. While visibility improved a little early this morning, this afternoon it’s worsened in a big way, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has joined regional health departments in renewing their health alert:

Air pollution levels are rising across Puget Sound region again and levels are expected to be UNHEALTHY for everyone today. Smoke is expected to impact air quality over the next few days. Air pollution levels will rise and fall, so we encourage you check the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency air quality map to see the latest air quality nearest you.

Right now, the level is indeed UNHEALTHY in all directions. The Washington Smoke Information website says we can expect some clearing Thursday. Meantime, a Stage I burn ban has been ordered, to take effect at 5 pm. That means:

No outdoor burning during a Stage 1 air quality burn ban including:

• No charcoal barbecues or similar solid fuel devices
• No campfires or bonfires
• No fire pits, chimineas, fire bowls, or similar free-standing devices
• No fireplaces, uncertified wood stoves, or uncertified inserts*
• No agricultural fires (as described in the agricultural burn permit)
• Local fire districts do not grant Native American ceremonial fire permits outside of tribal lands during air quality burn bans.

It is OK to use natural gas and propane grills, stoves, or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.

* The only exception to using fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves or inserts, is if the homeowner has a previously approved ‘No Other Adequate Source of Heat’ exemption from the Clean Air Agency

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High Point Play Area relocation/renovation work begins https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/high-point-play-area-relocation-renovation-work-begins/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/high-point-play-area-relocation-renovation-work-begins/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:58:14 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925920

Thanks to Erin for the tip: The High Point Play Area relocation/renovation project is starting work. It’s been more than a year since the Seattle Parks open houses on this playground project – one of several in the works – so it fell off our radar. The project website has full details, noting that the $700,000 project will more than quadruple the playground’s size while also improving safety and accessibility. The contractor is LW Sundstrom.

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TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Ramp from NB I-5 to WB West Seattle Bridge to be closed next weekend; overnight NB 99 closures too https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/traffic-alert-ramp-from-nb-i-5-to-wb-west-seattle-bridge-to-be-closed-next-weekend/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/traffic-alert-ramp-from-nb-i-5-to-wb-west-seattle-bridge-to-be-closed-next-weekend/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:42:36 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925906 12:42 PM: Early-ish heads-up today from WSDOT: As the “Revive I-5” project continues on northbound I-5, another ramp closure will affect people heading to West Seattle next weekend. This time, WSDOT spokesperson Tom Pearce tells WSB, it will be a closure of the ramp *FROM northbound I-5, TO the westbound West Seattle Bridge* (and Columbian Way), so that the ramp can be repaved, between 9 pm Friday night and 5 am Monday morning (8/24-8/27). The ramps FROM the West Seattle Bridge will NOT be affected this time. Full details of this weekend’s closures will be out in a day or two.

2:21 PM: Thanks to commenter 44th Res for pointing out there’s a weekend 99 closure too. We found it here and confirmed with WSDOT that the closure is nightly, NB 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and Battery Street Tunnel, 9 pm-5 am Friday night (8/24-25), Saturday night (8/25-26), and Sunday night (8/26-27), with one exception: After the Saturday night Ed Sheeran concert at CenturyLink Field, “the northbound on-ramp from South Royal Brougham will temporarily open to traffic.”

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4 for the rest of your West Seattle Monday! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/4-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-monday-2/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/4-for-the-rest-of-your-west-seattle-monday-2/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:54:35 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925891 (Prolific bird photographer Mark Wangerin says this is the first Cassin’s Vireo he’s ever photographed!)

WADING POOL/SPRAYPARK: We’re now down to the ones that are open daily through Labor Day (unless the weather is cloudy and not expected to pass 70 degrees) – Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open 11 am-8 pm.

TEQUILA PAIRING DINNER: 5 pm at Mission Cantina (WSB sponsor), a pairing dinner with Tequila Fortaleza, starting with a cocktail hour and live music, and continuing through four courses. Details and ticket info are in our calendar listing. (2325 California SW)

FOCUS GROUP: Opinions about crime, safety, policing? The Seattle University-convened focus groups continue with a session today for the “commercial Harbor Island community,” 6-7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: Looking for something to enjoy indoors with your kid(s) until the smoke clears? Story time is at the well-air-conditioned High Point Library at 6:30 tonight! (3411 SW Raymond)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … and see the rest of what’s up for today/tonight … via our calendar!

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FOLLOWUP: King County Water Taxi’s added runs for SPF30 helped set single-day record https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/followup-king-county-water-taxis-added-runs-for-spf30-helped-set-single-day-record/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/followup-king-county-water-taxis-added-runs-for-spf30-helped-set-single-day-record/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:02:27 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925900 (From our first as-it-happened SPF30 report on 8/11/18, Carolyn Newman’s photo of the Water Taxi shuttle line at Seacrest)

Another SPF30 followup – the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine has sent this announcement that adding extra runs that day/night led to a ridership record:

King County Water Taxi set a single-day ridership record during Sub Pop Records’ 30th anniversary celebration on Alki Beach, working with event organizers to provide additional service for the biggest one-day event in West Seattle’s history.

It is the latest milestone for King County’s water taxi service, which set a monthly ridership record on its West Seattle route in July.

“Thousands of people enjoyed a scenic trip to Alki Beach for a major celebration without having to fight traffic or search for parking,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Our successful collaboration with Sub Pop Records reflects our commitment to being nimble and responsive so we can deliver outstanding customer service.”

The water taxi staff worked with event organizers to add a second vessel to the West Seattle route for the peak hours of the festival. Sub Pop encouraged attendees to take King County’s water taxi and free shuttle to Alki Beach, reducing traffic congestion in the surrounding neighborhoods.

“It would have been impossible to bring that many people to our festival without the help of the King County Water Taxi,” said Sub Pop CEO Megan Jasper. “They understood our needs and created a flexible and efficient plan for our region’s music fans. Many of these folks rode the Water Taxi for the first time, and we’ve heard from many of them how enjoyable their commute was.”

“Music is one of those treasured experiences that brings people together,” Jasper added. “The Water Taxi is a local treasure. We are so grateful for the partnership and the experience they provided.”

More than 7,600 passengers sailed on King County’s water taxis on Aug. 11. Between 9 and 11:30 p.m., the MV Doc Maynard and the MV Sally Fox – which can carry 278 passengers each – carried more than 2,000 passengers from West Seattle to Pier 52.

The previous single-day ridership record was set in 2014 when 4,592 passengers sailed to and from the the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory parade.

What the announcement doesn’t mention is how much Sub Pop paid to have a vessel added; we have asked that followup question. The record label added other forms of transportation to handle the crowd, too, including tour-bus-type shuttles from various West Seattle stops.

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HALA upzoning appeal: More testimony starting today https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/hala-upzoning-appeal-more-testimony-starting-today/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/hala-upzoning-appeal-more-testimony-starting-today/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:49:19 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925883 The city’s HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability upzoning plan has yet to go before the City Council for a final vote because the neighborhood coalition appeal of its Environmental Impact Statement remains unresolved. Testimony was scheduled to resume this morning before city Hearing Examiner Ryan Vancil. This is the 11th day of testimony, but the 10 days so far have not been consecutive; it began with one week in late June (June 25-29) and continued with one week in late July (July 23-27). This entire week is also blocked for testimony, Monday-Friday, and four more days are on the HE calendar too – August 30th and 31st and September 4th and 7th. This week, the neighborhood coalition is scheduled to wrap up its case with witnesses today and Tuesday and in the first hour of Wednesday, before the city calls more of its witnesses. Those testifying this week, according to a document provided to the HE, will include West Seattleites Christy Tobin-Presser and Cindi Barker as part of the appeal case; city witnesses will include city employees and consultants including Geoff Wentlandt, the city Office of Planning and Community Development lead in preparing the EIS. The proceedings are in the Hearing Examiner’s chambers on the 40th floor of the city Municipal Tower downtown (700 5th Ave.), open to the public; audio of each day’s proceedings is posted in the online case file.

BACKSTORY: The proposal would upzone property in urban villages, as well as commercial/multifamily property everywhere in the city, while requiring developers to either build affordable housing in their projects or pay fees to fund it elsewhere. The appeal was announced in November, two weeks after the city released the EIS. Five West Seattle neighborhood groups are among the 31 organizations from around the city in the coalitionAlki Community Council, Fauntleroy Neighborhood Association, Morgan Community Association, West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Organization, and the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Coalition. An appeal is not a lawsuit, though it could be a precursor to one; once the HE rules – usually within a few weeks of the end of testimony – that will be the city’s final decision in the matter, but the decision could be challenged in court. In city appeals, the burden is on the appellants to prove that a city decision should be overturned or amended. The City Council has continued to review the legislation that would implement HALA MHA, though its Select Committee on MHA has yet to schedule its next meeting.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/traffic-transit-today-monday-watch-18/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/traffic-transit-today-monday-watch-18/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:11:19 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925893

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:11 AM: Good morning. No incidents so far in/from West Seattle.

STADIUM ZONE: 7:10 pm Mariners game tonight vs. Houston.

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Avalon repaving/rechannelization plan reaches next design phase; SDOT sets open-house meeting Thursday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/avalon-repaving-rechannelization-plan-reaches-next-design-phase-sdot-sets-open-house-meeting-thursday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/avalon-repaving-rechannelization-plan-reaches-next-design-phase-sdot-sets-open-house-meeting-thursday/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:10:09 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925880 (WSB photo from June open house)

In early June, SDOT held an open-house meeting to talk with community members about the SW Avalon Way repaving/rechannelization plan once it reached the “30 percent design” phase. They promised they’d be back in the fall once it hit the next milestone, “60 percent design.” That’s apparently running a bit ahead of schedule, because SDOT says it’s there now and they’ll be here next Thursday (August 23rd) to talk about it at another open house. The updated design hasn’t been made public yet – we’re expecting to see it in the next few days, before the meeting – but a postcard sent to area homes and businesses to announce the open house says in part:

Based on your feedback, we’re providing more parking on SW Avalon Way and taking some measures to reduce peak-hour neighborhood cut-through traffic.

The “30 percent design plan” shown in June proposed removing about a dozen street parking spaces on the west side of Avalon in the Luna Park business district. In addition to repaving/rechannelizing Avalon, the proposal also would pave three blocks of 35th SW between Avalon and Alaska, and one block of Alaska between 35th and 36th. This Thursday’s open-house meeting is set for 5:30-7:30 pm at American Legion Post 160 (“the building with the cannon out front”), 3618 SW Alaska.

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UPDATE: Smoke’s back, and so is the health warning https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/smokes-back-and-so-is-the-health-warning/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/smokes-back-and-so-is-the-health-warning/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:23:49 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925871

5:23 PM: That’s the view from Don Armeni Boat Ramp, now that the wildfire smoke has moved back in as predicted. Also just in, this alert from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:

This is an air quality alert for August 19, 2018, from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Air pollution is increasing due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems.

Wildfire smoke is building across the Puget Sound Region. Air quality is becoming UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS in some areas already, and this is expected to spread to the rest of our region tonight or by Monday morning. With winds pushing smoke from British Columbia and the fires in the Cascades in our direction, we expect poor air quality to continue through Wednesday.

Current air quality levels in Darrington are UNHEALTHY for everyone. We could see levels become UNHEALTHY in other parts of our region over the next few days.

Check the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s website for the most recent conditions.

Wildfire smoke can cause a range of health problems:

Trouble breathing
Asthma attack
Coughing
Stinging eyes
Irritated sinuses
Headaches
Chest pain
Fast heartbeat

Sensitive groups should take precautions, including: children, older adults, and people that are pregnant, have heart or lung issues (such as asthma and COPD), or that have had a stroke.

Stay indoors when possible.

Limit your physical activity outdoors, such as running, bicycling, physical labor, and sports.

Close windows in your home, if possible, and keep the indoor air clean. If you have an air conditioner, use the “recirculation” switch. Use an indoor air filter if available.

If you do not have an air conditioner, consider finding a public place with clean, air-conditioned indoor air like a public library or a community center.

Avoid driving, when possible. If you must drive, keep the windows closed. If you use the car’s fan or air conditioning, make sure the system recirculates air from inside the car; don’t pull air from outside.

Schools and daycare providers should consider postponing outdoor activities or moving them indoors.
N95 or N100 rated masks can help protect some people from air pollution. These masks are usually available at hardware and home repair stores. Please check with your doctor to see if this appropriate for you.

For more information on ways to reduce your exposure, see the Washington Department of Health’s Smoke From Fire tips.

As always, check with your health-care provider for more specific questions and concerns.

6:48 PM: The PSCAA has updated the health alert and now says, “Air (pollution) levels are going up more quickly than expected in the Puget Sound Region and we are reaching levels UNHEALTHY for everyone in some areas. We recommend everyone stay indoors when possible.”

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Bonus outdoor movie this week! Roxhill Park on Friday https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/bonus-outdoor-movie-this-week-roxhill-park-on-friday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/bonus-outdoor-movie-this-week-roxhill-park-on-friday/#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:45:15 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925868

We’ve been reporting on the community members and neighbors working to bring more events to Roxhill Park. The next one is the first Family Movie Night in the park, this Friday (August 24th)! The movie is the animated classic Wall-E.” If you haven’t already seen it in our calendar, here’s the invitation from Roxhill Park Champions:

Bring blankets and low chairs to the central lawn in Roxhill Park starting at 7:30 pm.
Show starts at dusk just after 8:15 pm. Children must be with an adult to watch the film.

Popcorn, sweets, and bottled water will be provided to the first 100 attendees.

The film screening and refreshments are being brought to you by the community-led Roxhill Park Champions in partnership with the Seattle Parks Commons Program.

The park is at 29th/Barton.

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FOLLOWUP: What that custom Sub Pop guitar raised for Southwest Seattle Historical Society https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/followup-what-that-custom-sub-pop-guitar-raised-for-southwest-seattle-historical-society/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/followup-what-that-custom-sub-pop-guitar-raised-for-southwest-seattle-historical-society/#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:23:08 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925858 (Photo courtesy Southwest Seattle Historical Society)

Before and during last weekend’s SPF30 festival on Alki, we featured the custom guitar auctioned off to raise money for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. SWSHS shares the photo of the winning bidder, Eastside musician John Stephens, who picked it up this past week. SWSHS executive director Jeff McCord notes that the guitar “was donated by Terry and Ryan Martin of Walla Walla Guitar Company,” and adds:

The sale of the guitar has generated a $2,225 donation value for the historical society, plus buyer John has even donated the $50 shipping fee which he was entitled to getting back since he picked it up locally. Pictured are Sub Pop Guitar buyer John Stephens (left) and historical society supporter Mike Shaughnessy (right), who donated his time selling the guitar on his music-themed eBay account.

Thanks especially go out to Walla Walla Guitar Company, Mike (for his time and care on the eBay auction) and to Sub Pop, Thunder Road Guitars, Easy Street Records, and all of the other friends and supporters who helped spread the word about this special musical instrument.

If you somehow missed it … SPF30 (WSB coverage here and here) was a free music festival on Saturday, August 11th, celebrating legendary Seattle label Sub Pop Records‘ 30th anniversary.

P.S. The SWSHS has a big event next Saturday – “Fired Up Family Day” 11 am-1 pm August 25th – in the Homestead parking lot at 2717 61st SW; here’s our calendar listing.

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2 months after Duwamish River barge fire, meeting set for updates and answers https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/2-months-after-duwamish-river-barge-fire-meeting-set-for-updates-and-answers/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/2-months-after-duwamish-river-barge-fire-meeting-set-for-updates-and-answers/#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:11:16 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925849 (June 26th photo by Kay)

As mentioned in our Saturday coverage of the Duwamish River Festival, we learned while there that a community meeting is planned this Wednesday for updates on the June 26th barge fire. The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition has organized the meeting for 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday (August 22nd) at the Georgetown campus of South Seattle College (6737 Corson Ave. S.). From the flyer:

We have put together an opportunity to hear short presentations from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Fire Department, and Puget SoundKeeper, all of whom have some level of expertise with (Seattle Iron & Metal)/the barge fire/the barge fire response. The agenda will also include a dedicated portion of time for community members to ask questions and receive answers. Please join us to learn about the fire, the response, the repercussions, and next steps.

The fire caught the attention of people for many miles around as it spewed thick black smoke into the sky on an otherwise clear summer evening. No injuries were reported; the next day, SFD said the fire had been ruled “accidental” with damage estimated at $1 million. Wednesday’s meeting will be in the Gene Colin Educational Hall on the southwest side of the SSC Georgetown campus; here’s a map.

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West Seattle Sunday: Car wash; CityDog Cover Dog Search; Lincoln Park TLC; ‘Legally Blonde’ finale; more! https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-sunday-car-wash-citydog-cover-dog-search-lincoln-park-tlc-legally-blonde-finale-more/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-sunday-car-wash-citydog-cover-dog-search-lincoln-park-tlc-legally-blonde-finale-more/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:30:24 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925829 Good morning! Here are highlights for your Sunday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GIVE LINCOLN PARK A LITTLE LOVE: Join Friends of Lincoln Park for a forest-restoration work party to start your Sunday, 9 am-noon. All ages welcome. More info in our calendar listing. Meet at the north parking lot kiosk. (Fauntleroy/Rose)

OPEN-AIR BOUTIQUE, ART SALE, FOOD DRIVE: 9 am-4 pm, it’s the second and final day of well-known West Seattle artist Sheila Lengle‘s sale. Bring canned food for the West Seattle Food Bank. (7757 15th SW)

FUNDRAISING CAR WASH: This U14 girls’ soccer team is raising money for travel today by washing cars:

10 am-6 pm, you’ll find them at the West Seattle Les Schwab. All proceeds support their campaign to travel to North Carolina and compete for the national championship. (Fauntleroy/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh here in the late summer! In the street in The Junction. (California between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

WADING POOLS: Your West Seattle wading pools: Lincoln Park (11 am-8 pm; 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and the last day of the season for Delridge (noon-6:30 pm; Delridge/Genesee)

CITYDOG MAGAZINE COVER DOG MODEL SEARCH: Noon-2 pm, bring your pup to West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) and have their photo taken for a chance to be on the cover of West Seattleite-founded CityDog Magazine! $10 fee benefits Doney Memorial Pet Clinic. (4201 SW Oregon)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary leads 1 pm-4 pm tours (arrive by 3:45 pm) at historic Alki Point Lighthouse – third-to-last chance this year! (3201 Alki SW)

JAMTIME: Old-time and bluegrass music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

MUTTS & MARTINIS: A “yappy hour” raising money for Furry Faces Foundation, 2-6 pm – read all about it here. At Cascade Heights in White Center. Humans must be at least 21 years old. (9832 15th SW)

‘LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL’: 3 pm closing performance of “Legally Blonde” with Twelfth Night Productions at the West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

SQUARE DANCE AND POTLUCK: Wrap up your weekend with neighbors and friends at South Park Hall, 5 pm. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD, AND BEYOND … by checking out our complete calendar.

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West Seattle weekend scene: Pre-smoke sunset https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-weekend-scene-pre-smoke-sunset/ https://westseattleblog.com/2018/08/west-seattle-weekend-scene-pre-smoke-sunset/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:23:09 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=925823 (WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

9:23 PM: As seen from Lincoln Park, tonight’s sunset was a “normal” orange …

… but by tomorrow night, if forecasters are right, we might be back to those wildfire-smoke-filtered pink sunsets again, at least for a few days. Weather analyst Cliff Mass has gone so far as to warn of a “smokestorm.”

ADDED EARLY SUNDAY: The smoke’s already moving in – check the red tinge on tonight’s moon, photographed by Jamie Kinney:

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