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  • in reply to: HOMELESS RV’S DUMPING SEWER #917499

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    Coming here to complain may at least get others to pay attention. And no, calling the police, at least in my situation, didn’t do a damn thing. We had an rv dump it’s black water tank in front of our house into the storm drain last summer. Neighbors called the cops and no one came. We ended up having to contact the city who initially said they couldn’t do anything until Monday (this was a Friday). My husband told them that was bs and that it was 90 degrees out and the neighbors were even leaving because of the smell. They did end up contracting Clean Greens to come out and clean it up, but there were ZERO consequences for the occupants of the rv. I even stumbled upon them on Airport Way a week later (we had the plate number) and called police. They came, but couldn’t do anything. Another week passed and I came across them again near SW Community Center and my husband called his WS cop friend who kindly went and at least told them people were watching and to get out of WS. Nice of him to try, but I still see them ALL the time, usually at the Roxbury Safeway. The whole situation was awful and there was never a punishment, so I’m sure they’ve done it again in other people’s neighborhoods. I’m not saying don’t call police, you absolutely should, but know that that may not fix anything. I can completely relate to the need to vent publicly. When it happened in front of my house, I was FURIOUS. They were really lucky the husband and I weren’t home at the time or we likely would have made the blog for other reasons.

    in reply to: List Time – Movies you can't turn off… #811571

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    Sixteen Candles

    Splash

    Karate Kid (the first one)

    Super Troopers

    Dirty Dancing

    Footloose

    Home Alone (the first one)

    Pretty Woman

    in reply to: Words #808971

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    When people say “nucular” instead of “nuclear” I feel like my head is going to explode. It was especially annoying throughout George W’s presidency :/

    And then I just read this on Wikipedia…seriously?! Sigh. “Nucular is a commonly used metathetic form of the word ‘nuclear’. While it is usually regarded as a mispronunciation, and no dictionaries list this particular pronunciation as correct, several make mention of it because of its increased usage.”

    in reply to: Stench? #806360

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    I smelled it when I went out to my car at around 9:45 this morning in Sunrise Heights. Thought, “yuck!,” but figured it was the garbage truck that just went by. Then I got out of my car at work on the North end of Delridge and could still smell it. Definitely a sewage kind of smell. What the heck?

    in reply to: Vashon Island sunset viewing #799919

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    And those are all public. Some close the gates at night, but with as early as the sun sets this time of year, I think you’d be fine.

    in reply to: Vashon Island sunset viewing #799918

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    Lisabuela Beach

    Sylvan Beach Walk

    Fern Cove

    Bates Walk

    You’ll need to Google for specific directions :)

    in reply to: Mail Service in North Delridge #796778

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    I have and often times am puzzled by the lack of effort there as well. Call me crazy, but I think you should do your best at work, regardless of who you work for. Curious if they are salaried or paid by the hour?

    in reply to: Mail Service in North Delridge #796776

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    Possibly the fact that they are doing a half assed job because they are preoccupied hanging out with their family rather than concentrating on their job. Just a guess. Pretty sure I’d get canned if I brought my husband and children along with me to work just to follow me around. That’s not what they are being paid for and the mail might be delivered at a more understandable time if full effort was being put into the job. It’s called work ethic.

    in reply to: Ben Affleck = New Batman :( #796453

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    Ummm…because he will be a crappy Batman!! I don’t hate Ben Affleck nor do I care much at all about movies like this, but I agree that there is NOTHING about him that embodies the Batman character. There is a reaction because, in case you didn’t notice, there are a LOT of people in this country who are REALLY in to comics and the movies that are created based on those comics. This has nothing to do with caring or not caring about other things happening in the world. We can’t all live our entire lives dwelling and yelling at eachother online about serious world issues. Some of us need a lighter moment where we can unnecessarily complain about something that is trivial. Sheesh, lighten up once in a while guys! Take a moment, and if nothing else, laugh at it! It will do you good.

    in reply to: WA CeaseFire – Join in! #796124

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    @2 Much Whine, Amen!


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    Ooh, Bonnie…you have a great point. Yep, it’s über scary here in the West…please, tell your friends!!!! ;)


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    Sorry, but she sounds like a pansy from the Eastside (as long as we’re throwing out generalizations about neighborhoods and the people in them).

    But in all seriousness, I was born and raised here, I’m in my 30s and have never been shot at. Not even close, in fact. Bad stuff happens sometimes, as it does everywhere. No hiding from that. I wouldn’t go for a midnight stroll, but I wouldn’t do that anywhere. You will hear from a lot of people that you should live West of 35th if you are to survive as well, but that’s bs too (IMHO).

    Basically, everyone’s got an opinion. Go with what YOU think. I love West Seattle and though there are things that get on my nerves, including crime, I have never felt unsafe (and I grew up in Delrdige, a neighborhood other pansies think is scary). Be aware of what’s happening around you, get to know your neighbors and do your part to keep your neighborhood safe…wherever you move! Good luck and welcome to the neighborhood (hopefully)!

    in reply to: Round-Abouts #791605

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    “Neighborhood traffic calming circles are much smaller than modern roundabouts and often replace stop signs at four-way intersections. They are typically used in residential neighborhoods to slow traffic speeds and reduce accidents, but are typically not designed to accommodate larger vehicles. Many drivers often turn left in front of the circles rather than turning around them.”

    http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Safety/roundabouts/BasicFacts.htm

    “How do I turn left at a traffic circle?

    State Law does not distinguish between a traffic circle and a larger roundabout. Consequently, a driver turning left at a neighborhood traffic circle must proceed counterclockwise around the traffic circle. However, we recognize that there are instances when drivers may need to turn left before a traffic circle, such as when cars park too closely to the right side of a circle or when a driver can’t maneuver a larger vehicle around to the right. Turning left in front of a traffic circle in those instances can be safely performed if the driver exercises reasonable care and yields to pedestrians, bicyclists, and oncoming traffic.”

    http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/sdotfaqs.htm

    I’d say they are both a bit misleading.

    I don’t understand people who point out something they feel is wrong by doing something ten times worse. Nuts!

    in reply to: You KNOW you are getting old… #791424

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    Amen, Linda! The older I get, the older they get…it’s weird! :)

    in reply to: Meander's. Kitchen made the right call #791186

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    Just for a little perspective on where Ms. Johnson’s head was, here is what she said to The Stranger after the event…

    Do you regret having Michelle Shocked play?

    “Yes, I regret that after talking with Michelle that I did not take some time to separate myself from the situation and think it through. I did not have enough facts. After the show was cancelled, it dropped off my radar and I went on with my own life. Michelle showed up at my business, during work hours and persuaded me to allow her play here and answer people’s questions. Under no circumstances did I intend to imply that I support bigotry or hatred. I apologize deeply to anyone that this has offended.”

    Do you stand by your decision to have her perform?

    “NO. I think speaking to her would have been enough and should have been enough. But it happened, and I can’t change it. It’s a hard lesson that I can use to learn from. I understand the frustration that is out there about this situation. I am frustrated too. I can only speak my truth and learn from my misjudgement. That is truly what this is, a misjudgement that I own. From a place of honesty, I seek forgiveness from those who were hurt as I also work through forgiving myself.”

    http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2013/04/29/owner-of-village-green-nursery-regrets-fridays-michelle-shocked-performance

    in reply to: RANT: Thieves in West Seattle #790760

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    This just made my day :) My hubby didn’t keep a journal while deployed, but boy did we write back and forth. I have all the letters saved and would be devastated if they were ever misplaced. So so happy for you and so glad to see a story turn out the way it should!! Equally happy to see all the helpful and generous comments! Cheers!

    in reply to: Traffic hazard on 35th near Avalon #790774

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    Seems sketchy when I see it happen, but not illegal. Though, people should obviously use their blinker.

    Is it legal to turn over a double yellow line?

    RCW 46.61.130

    No-passing zones.

    (1) The state department of transportation and the local authorities are authorized to determine those portions of any highway under their respective jurisdictions where overtaking and passing or driving to the left of the roadway would be especially hazardous and may by appropriate signs or markings on the roadway indicate the beginning and end of such zones. When such signs or markings are in place and clearly visible to an ordinarily observant person every driver of a vehicle shall obey the directions thereof.

    (2) Where signs or markings are in place to define a no-passing zone as set forth in subsection (1) of this section, no driver may at any time drive on the left side of the roadway within the no-passing zone or on the left side of any pavement striping designed to mark the no-passing zone throughout its length.

    (3) This section does not apply under the conditions described in RCW 46.61.100 (1)(b), nor to the driver of a vehicle turning left into or from an alley, private road, or driveway.

    in reply to: A word about today #790688

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    Thanks, Breezy. My veteran hubby (Iraq & Afghanistan) was just saying the same thing. ..”we have our day, this is their day.”

    in reply to: Vason Commuters are a&%&holes #789671

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    I was born and raised in West Seattle and its only by the grace of god and my own awareness while driving that I make it home alive on a daily basis. There are a whole lot of idiot Vashon drivers and just as many idiot West Seattle drivers. I think it would be swell if everyone could pull their heads out of their asses and just pay attention, regardless of where you are coming from. As for entitlement, how quickly we forget the entitled complaints while construction on the WS Bridge was being done…and that’s with multiple alternate routes available. You subsidize a whole lot of things you don’t personally use with your taxes, its kinda the foundation of our government.

    in reply to: Garage Sale Hunters: Slow Down! #789836

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    All the slow cars must be in my neighborhood…it’s been a pain to go run errands because everyone is driving 2 miles an hour to look at the sales from their cars. Sticking to the main roads today!

    in reply to: Rant – New viaduct paving #787277

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    @Wsn00b, completely agree! I drive the Spokane Street Viaduct daily and every day I think to myself, “Really? THIS is the finished product??” So much for pride in workmanship ;(

    in reply to: RANT: Adopt a Kid? King 5 TV #786222

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    Thank you, Pattilea!

    in reply to: Burning on Alki Beach #786172

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    For those who don’t have the time to click on the link, here’s the nitty gritty from the Fire Dept…

    Requirements for Recreational Fires

    (Seattle Fire Code)

    Recreational fires are those for cooking, pleasure, religious, ceremonial or similar purposes where the fire is not contained in an outdoor fireplace, grill or barbecue pit. Recreational fires are allowed provid-ing the following requirements are met:

    a) No air quality burn ban is in effect.

    b) The fire is not more than three feet in diameter and two feet in height.

    c) The fire is located at least 25 feet from any struc- ture or combustible material. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

    d) Trash, yard waste, rubbish, or paper products are not being burned.

    e) Fire extinguishing equipment is readily available for use.This should include a shovel and two buckets of water, or a charged garden hose or fire extinguisher with a 4-A rating.

    f) The fire is continually attended by an adult until it is completely extinguished.

    g) The fire is not being conducted on public prop- erty where fires are prohibited, such as in a park or on school grounds. Fires in parks are only al- lowed where specifically authorized, and where appropriate burning receptacles are provided.

    h) If the fire is in conjunction with a sweat lodge, the lodge itself must be less than 200 square feet if constructed of a tent.

    Prohibited Materials

    The following materials may not be burned in any outdoor fire–garbage, dead animals, asphalt, petro- leum products, paints, rubber products, plastics, paper (other than what is necessary to start a fire), cardboard, treated wood, construction/demolition debris, metal, or any substance (other than natural vegetation) that normally releases toxic emissions, dense smoke, or obnoxious odors when burned.

    in reply to: RANT: the driving dog walker #786177

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    Or at the very least given a steep ticket. Sounds incredibly dangerous for the dog and everyone else on or around the roadway. Just…wow.

    in reply to: Burning on Alki Beach #786169

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    I only know this because we had a “campfire” in our back yard last summer one night and a fire truck drove by, slowed down, looked, and then kept going without saying anything to us. I looked it up because I wanted to make sure we hadn’t broken any laws. I can only assume someone in the neighborhood either thought our house was on fire or themselves mistakenly thought outdoor residential fires were illegal. As long as it isn’t a big bonfire or right next to a structure, recreational fires are perfectly legal in Seattle.

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