West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:03:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: 1 thing to do before the rain arrives https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/west-seattle-weather-1-thing-to-do-before-the-rain-arrives/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/west-seattle-weather-1-thing-to-do-before-the-rain-arrives/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:03:38 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016240 Does your nearest street storm drain look like this …

,.. or like this?

If the latter (or worse), you have seven-plus hours of daylight left to clear it before all that forecast rain arrives tomorrow. You’ll be doing a big favor for those in and/or passing through your neighborhood – whenever you see major puddling in the street during/after a storm, invariably it’s because of a blocked storm drain.

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5 for your West Seattle Thursday https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/5-for-your-west-seattle-thursday-5/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/5-for-your-west-seattle-thursday-5/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:12:11 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016233 (Sanderling, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

STATE OF THE PORT: Seattle Port Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck speaks to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly lunch meeting, 11:30 pm outdoors at Jack Block Park (2130 Harbor SW). Register here.

VACCINATION POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: County and city leaders will be announcing a new policy – 1 week after saying one was in the works – at 3 pm today at a media event in Columbia City. We asked about a livestream; so far, none planned.

PICKUP ULTIMATE: West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee‘s Thursday night pickup games have moved to 5 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield (34th and Myrtle).

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm meeting online; participation info is in our calendar listing.

EVERY-OTHER-THURSDAY BINGO AT ADMIRAL PUB: 7 pm at the pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor), hosted by Richard Moore.

Something to add to the calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com is the best way to get us non-breaking info – thank you!

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UTILITY WORK: Morgan Junction project to start next week https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/utility-work-morgan-junction-project-to-start-next-week/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/utility-work-morgan-junction-project-to-start-next-week/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:04:41 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016230 In our coverage of the Morgan Community Association‘s summer meeting, we mentioned Seattle Public Utilities‘ plan for sewer-line work at the dead end of SW Beveridge Place [map], southwest of Morgan Junction Park. MoCA president Deb Barker sends this update: “The Beveridge Place SW neighbors, owners and Morgan Community Association want to let the community know that SPU will begin sewer line repair work in and adjacent to the Beveridge Place SW roadway west of California Ave SW beginning on Monday, September 20. Parking restrictions will be in place on the dead end roadway during the job, and everyone is encouraged to pay attention to the ‘No Parking’ signs.” SPU told MoCA in July that the work would take about two weeks. Meantime, Barker says neighbors and MoCA reps also have met with SDOT “to request repair of decaying portions of SW Beveridge Place pavement and sidewalks beyond those areas associated with SPU’s pending activity. SDOT will take a few weeks to evaluate the request.”

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ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/road-work-traffic-transit-weather-thursday-notes-2/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/road-work-traffic-transit-weather-thursday-notes-2/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:03:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016221 6:05=3 AM: Good morning! Sunshine forecast today – but get ready for all that rain expected tomorrow.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectSignals and signs this week.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

541st morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

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VIDEO: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force hears about ‘early work,’ low-bridge access changes, more https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/video-west-seattle-bridge-community-task-force-hears-about-early-work-low-bridge-access-changes-more/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/video-west-seattle-bridge-community-task-force-hears-about-early-work-low-bridge-access-changes-more/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:31:10 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016164

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

The plan to extend 7-day-a-week West Seattle Water Taxi service through the fall and winter – reported separately here – was the biggest news from today’s West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting, but not the only news. You can watch the entire meeting above, and/or read the toplines below:

BRIDGE UPDATES: Bridge program director Heather Marx said they’re reviewing the 90 percent repair design and also have received approval for “early work” that’ll start in October.

Here’s what the “early work” will involve:

One thing they won’t be doing – Pier 18 stabilization. Here’s why:

That was a $12 million savings from the project, Marx said – so they’ll be doing some “major maintenance” work that otherwise might have been done in the future. So here’s the newest repair timeline:

They’re still not getting any more specific for a reopening estimate than “mid-2022.” But: “We are on schedule,” insisted Marx. “100 percent on schedule as of this moment.” What about supply-chain and material-cost issues? asked CTF member Anne Higuera of Ventana Construction (WSB sponsor). Marx said that’s one of the reasons they’re glad they can start purchasing now. SDOT director Sam Zimbabwe said they’re cognizant of cost increases for some items but so far nothing indicates they’re going to be out of the estimated project-cost range (though final negotiations with the contractor are yet to come).

Also mentioned: Results are being analyzed from the “deck scan” done recently on the Spokane Street Viaduct (the bridge section east of I-5, which has remained open).

LOW BRIDGE ACCESS: As SDOT had long been warning, there will be some changes when Terminal 5 opens early next year – but nothing as drastic as they had previously suggested:

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The biggest change will be “emergency only” for government employees 10 am-3 pm, which is the time slot they’re most concerned about. (It was clarified during the meeting, for those who keep asking about this, that elected officials are NOT among the government employees allowed to use the low bridge.) SDOT’s Maureen Sheehan said that “conditional users” have been doing a good job limiting their use, and that’s why they’re not anticipating major changes after T-5 opens, They’re still having a “high number of violations,” she said (without mentioning a number), so there will be new signage in an awareness campaign aimed at unintentional violators.

In summary, here’s what the low bridge policy will be, starting in January, with further changes if needed:

But, they warned, they can and will reduce access if that’s determined to be necessary next year.

Seattle Port Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck pointed out that the shipping backups – dealing with “pent-up demand” – mean the longshore workers’ use of the low bridge remains vital. But he said they also are working hard to limit trips or encourage “alternate routes” whenever possible. Higuera asked whether government agencies are continuing to stage vehicles over here, as was noticed last year, with some parked at Lincoln Park; Sheehan says they haven’t been working closely with departments to manage what they’re doing but are continuing to ask them to reduce bridge use whenever possible. About 5 percent of authorized low-bridge trips are by government vehicles, Sheehan noted.

RECONNECT WEST SEATTLE: SDOT’s Sara Zora said there’s “maybe one more weekend of work” left for the Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection – potential rain might affect whether that can be done this weekend. Also this weekend, work is set to start for the interim signal and crosswalk by the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse.

She also announced that SDOT has launched another new website focused on alternative travel – FlipYourTrip.org. You’ll be able to sign up for an app next week that will offer transit “rewards” for trip-flippers.

SEATTLE TRANSIT MEASURE: What voters recently approved – under the name Transportation Benefit District – is now going by this name. The program manager, Nico Martinucci, briefed the CTF on the upcoming Metro service changes that take effect October 2nd (as reported here two weeks ago). He noted that some of the changes are temporary because of the bridge closure and will be phased out once the bridge reopens. Here’s the overview of how things will look starting on service-change day:

The routes remaining suspended will be examined as part of Metro’s “long-term restoration plan,” Martinucci said. As for the additions happening in October, he provided some route-by-route specifics, including Route 50 going to 15-minute intervals in some dayparts, and frequency improvements for the C Line and Route 120.

For South Park/Georgetown, Route 60 will become more frequent, too.

TASK FORCE CHANGES: Chris Peeler from ILWU has joined as that organization’s new rep on the CTF. Also, a new member to represent South Park is being sought, as Aley Thompson has left the area.

TASK FORCE COMMENTS: At the start of the meeting, it was open-mic time for CTF members as usual. Co-chair Paulina López noted that school has started and in South Park, they need signage and crossing-guard help because of students walking to school … Deb Barker from the West Seattle Transportation Coalition brought up the 16th SW issues and wondered what’s being done about that. SDOT’s Zora said they’ve met with 16th SW community members and are working with them regarding speeding concerns. They plan “a couple different steps,” Zora said – restriping, radar feedback signs, and more speed studies to show if those “two interventions” made any difference.

NEXT CTF MEETING: 4 pm Thursday, October 14th.

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DEVELOPMENT: First Southwest Design Review Board date for 3010 SW Avalon Way https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/development-first-southwest-design-review-board-date-for-3010-sw-avalon-way/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/development-first-southwest-design-review-board-date-for-3010-sw-avalon-way/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2021 03:23:06 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016202 Another Avalon Way project has a date with the Southwest Design Review Board. We first reported two years ago about a proposed 8-story apartment building at 3010 SW Avalon Way [map]; then last month, we reported that the project was moving forward. At that time, it was described as going through Administrative Design Review, which would mean no public meetings, but now, a board hearing is planned for 5 pm Thursday, October 21st. The proposal is for 87 apartments and four offstreet-parking spaces. Links to attend the online meeting – which will include a public-comment period – will be here when it gets closer. (Here’s the draft design packet by Studio 19 Architects.)

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The Heron’s Nest Project: A dream with the chance for you to be the wind beneath its wings https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/the-herons-nest-project-a-dream-with-the-chance-for-you-to-be-the-wind-beneath-its-wings/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/the-herons-nest-project-a-dream-with-the-chance-for-you-to-be-the-wind-beneath-its-wings/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:08:49 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016118 (WSB photos. Above, Amanda Lee at The Heron’s Nest)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Off Puget Way – one of the few streets that connect to busier-than-ever West Marginal Way – a parcel of land is in the process of healing from decades of serving as a dumping ground.

A group of passionate volunteers are working not only to heal the land, but to use it to help heal injustices done to the area’s First People.

They call the site – three and a half acres with the official address 4818 15th SW [map] – The Heron’s Nest. Its entrance off Puget Way, a short distance uphill from West Marginal, is marked by simple signage with the outline of the iconic Great Blue Heron, which has long nested along the nearby Duwamish River. Much of the site is covered with deciduous trees, but a clearing near the entrance holds a greenhouse, outhouses, even a screen for outdoor movies that the Heron’s Nest has hosted this summer.

Next month, they’re organizing the biggest Heron’s Nest event yet – an outdoor dinner and auction to help make their dream a reality: Raising the money to buy the land and give it (back) to the Duwamish Tribe, which relinquished its tens of thousands of acres of land in a 19th-century treaty and now owns only the site of its Longhouse at 4705 W. Marginal Way SW.

That site is a short walk away on a new trail that’s part of the Heron’s Nest Project, explains Amanda Lee, field director for The Heron’s Nest Project and board member for the nonprofit Shared Spaces Foundation. We spoke with Lee at the site on a recent Saturday, our conversation punctuated by birdsong from the treetops and traffic noise rising up from the busy street down a steep slope at the property’s east edge.

The site currently is owned by a developer; it was owned for decades by the McFarland family and is still known to some as “the old McFarland property.” Lee first got involved with the site as a caretaker/security person two years ago. For years before that, the site was home to squatters, stolen cars, trash, and needles, Lee says; the cleanup filled dumpsters. The potential of the site – beyond holding single-family houses, for which it’s zoned – sparked the imagination. Some questions led to the discovery that the owner was “no longer invested in the project and wants it off their books.”

So if they can raise $1 million – it’s theirs. First, a $180,000 down payment. Their lease, with option to buy, runs through the end of the year.

We asked about the partnership with the Duwamish Tribe. Lee says that the tribe was told about the opportunity to buy the site but had limited funds and was focused on purchasing a parcel next to the Longhouse for expanded parking. But they’ve been talking about how to partner on stewardship of the land, including the outdoor education that The Heron’s Nest Project already has been offering, such as skill workshops and sustainable urban farming practices.

In a background document about the project, Lee writes, “This project is the first-ever repatriation attempt with respect to the Duwamish Tribe and would have significant impacts on the Tribe’s recognition claims. Now that the property has been cleaned up and new facilities have been built, there is ample space for meaningful community programming, education, social events, traditional practices, gardening/farming, and more.”

Now the challenge is to bring more people into the fold – introduce them to The Heron’s Nest, show them the value of the site as greenspace, education, culture. That can be done in small ways; they’re offering parts of the site as rentals for parties, meetings, classes, even camping. They’re continuing to offer events of their own at the site. And one big one is on the calendar for next month: Return the Land, a dinner and silent-auction fundraiser. They’ll be screening a documentary on that big outdoor screen, too.

Return the Land is happening at 5 pm Saturday, October 16th. Dinner is free; you can RSVP at HeronsNestOutdoor@Gmail.com. An option to participate virtually will be offered, too. But if you go in person, there’s much to see.

In the meantime, they’re also accepting online donations. And volunteer help is appreciated as they continue to work at the site, where Lee has logged thousands of hours – email contact is the same as the RSVP above, HeronsNestOutdoor@Gmail.com.

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THIS WEEKEND: Orca Half in West Seattle, spanning two days https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/this-weekend-orca-half-in-west-seattle-spanning-two-days/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/this-weekend-orca-half-in-west-seattle-spanning-two-days/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:44:21 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016155 (WSB photo from Don Armeni during 2018 Orca Half)

Heads up for this weekend: The annual Orca Half half-marathon is happening in West Seattle, and hundreds of runners plan to participate. To be specific, organizers tell us, about 600 on Saturday, and about 350 on Sunday..The Orca Half course starts at Lincoln Park and ends at Don Armeni Boat Ramp. We confirmed with race organizers that no road or lane closures are planned – runners are supposed to stay on the sidewalk/trail. Runners will start in waves at 7:30 am; the course will close at 1 pm.

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WATER TAXI: West Seattle run will stay on 7-day schedule through winter after all https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/water-taxi-west-seattle-run-will-stay-on-7-day-schedule-through-winter-after-all/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/water-taxi-west-seattle-run-will-stay-on-7-day-schedule-through-winter-after-all/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:42:38 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016168

12:42 PM: Speaking of the West Seattle Water Taxi, just announced at the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting – it will stay on a 7-day-a-week schedule throughout the upcoming bridgeless winter after all. Until now, plans had been in place to switch the service back to a 5-day-a-week schedule in mid-October. The topic came up at last month’s CTF meeting; city reps said at the time that it would be costly. How costly? We asked Metro afterward; they said it would cost at least a million dollars. We’re still pursuing more specifics but apparently the city found the cash to pay the county to keep the 7-day-a-week service going through the winter.

1:32 PM: SDOT has since sent a news release that has this added information:

Thanks to SDOT funding, Water Taxi service this fall and winter will remain similar to the summer daytime schedule:

*Seven day a week service between Seacrest Park in West Seattle and Pier 50 downtown from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*Ships will leave the dock every 35 minutes during weekday peak commute hours and every hour mid-day, evenings, and weekends. 
*The expanded service will not include late night Friday and Saturday sailings after 7:00 p.m.

According to information we had previously obtained from Metro, the estimated cost of keeping the late-night sailings would have been about a third higher:

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WATER TAXI ALERT: 1 pm departure cancelled https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/water-taxi-alert-1-pm-departure-cancelled/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/water-taxi-alert-1-pm-departure-cancelled/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:10:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016166 From the King County Water Taxi:

Maintenance is being completed on the Seacrest passenger boarding ramp, causing us to cancel the 1:00 pm departure from West Seattle. We hope to resume regularly scheduled service beginning with the 1:30 pm departure from downtown. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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VACCINATION: Flu, COVID shots available at local school clinics starting this weekend https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/vaccination-flu-covid-shots-available-at-local-school-clinics-starting-this-weekend/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/vaccination-flu-covid-shots-available-at-local-school-clinics-starting-this-weekend/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2021 18:00:51 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016158 Just got word of this:

Seattle Public Schools is offering 20 fall community Flu vaccine clinics (through Seattle Visiting Nurse Association) and 6 Moderna/Pfizer COVID vaccine clinics (through Safeway Albertsons) from September 18-October 21. All community members are welcome to sign up. Insurance information is required for flu shots (most insurance accepted). COVID vaccinations are free for ages 12 and up.

LOCAL CLINICS:

Madison Middle School – 3429 45th Ave SW
Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – 5950 Delridge Way SW
Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chief Sealth International High School – 2600 SW Thistle St,
Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & COVID-19 vaccines 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Go here to make an appointment.

(Added note from the Visiting Nurses’ Association: These are indoor clinics.)

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Bridge meeting and more for your West Seattle Wednesday https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/bridge-meeting-and-more-for-your-west-seattle-wednesday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/bridge-meeting-and-more-for-your-west-seattle-wednesday/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:29:43 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016149 (Tuesday night photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor @ Lincoln Park)

from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

PANDEMIC BRIEFING: If you see this close to when it’s published, you can go here to watch a briefing by state health officials that was scheduled to start at 9:30 am (it’ll be available archived later at that same link).

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY TASK FORCE: The monthly meeting is at noon online, The agenda and viewing link are both available via our preview.

MIZUNO GROUP RUN: 6:15 pm, join the weekly group run at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) and try out Mizunos, as explained in our calendar listing.

OPEN MIC: Weekly open mic night at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), starting with signups at 7:30 pm.

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Southwest Artist Showcase returns – entries welcome! https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/southwest-artist-showcase-returns-entries-welcome/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/southwest-artist-showcase-returns-entries-welcome/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:09:00 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016147 (Collage of photos featuring artists who participated in 2018)

It’s an art show open to everyone – no judging, just showing. The Southwest Artist Showcase returns to the Southwest Library (9010 35th SW) this year, and you have two weeks until it’s time to take your creations to the library for the monthlong show. Here’s the announcement:

Calling all West Seattle artists! It’s time for the Southwest Library‘s 29th annual Artist Showcase. Artists may submit up to two unique works of art for this non-juried exhibition to celebrate West Seattle’s creative talent. Entries may be submitted at the Southwest Library (9010 35th SW) from Thursday, September 30th through Saturday, October 2nd. Art will be on display at the library through the month of October starting on Sunday, October 3rd. Please call 206-684-7455 for more details.

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ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday notes https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/road-work-traffic-transit-weather-wednesday-notes-2/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/road-work-traffic-transit-weather-wednesday-notes-2/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:05:17 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016143 6:05 AM: Good morning! Even cooler today – might not even get to 60 degrees. And remember, serious rain is predicted for Friday.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – The northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectSignals and signs are major tasks this week.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

540th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another catalytic converter taken; anyone missing a lockbox? https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-another-catalytic-converter-taken-anyone-missing-a-lockbox/ https://westseattleblog.com/2021/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-another-catalytic-converter-taken-anyone-missing-a-lockbox/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:12:20 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=1016103 Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

ANOTHER CATALYTIC CONVERTER: This theft happened late last night in the 1300 block of Alki Avenue SW. The victim saw the thieves, as posted in the WSB Community Forums.

LOCKBOX FOUND: Katherine sent the photo and report:

I heard loud crashing noises coming from the alley behind my condo (alley west of Avalon, between Genessee and Andover—at Genessee end). Looked out to see a young (late teens to early 20s), white male picking up pieces of something he has clearly just broken open. Later when I went out to walk the dog, I find what appeared to be a broken realtor lockbox. Figured it may be worthwhile for folks in the area to know it was successfully broken open, so they can have locks changed ASAP if their key box was stolen.

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