WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Yes, that’s rain!

Rain isn’t always big news, but when it happens after days of sky-shrouding smoke, it is. So in case you can’t believe your ears, we’re verifying – that’s rain. We’re hearing it here over Lincoln Park; Gill吉林快三大小群 in White Center reports it there too. Might not be enough to clear things up – – but it’s certainly welcome.

Camp Second Chance updates @ September’s Community Advisory Committee meeting

People at West Seattle’s only city-sanctioned tiny-house encampment are doing OK with the two current health crises – air quality and COVID-19 – so far.

So said ‘s site coordinator during the monthly Community Advisory Committee meeting, held online Sunday afternoon.

Participants included, from the committee, chair Willow Fulton and members Cinda Stenger, Grace Stiller, Aaron Garcia, and Judi Carr. From Camp Second Chance, site coordinator/co-founder Eric Pattin吉林快三大小群 was in attendance. But for at least the third month, no one was there to represent the city.

COMMITTEE MEMBER REPORTS: Fulton, who lives near CSC, said the temporary worksite just south of the camp on Myers Way (explained in last month’s report) seems to be expanding. “Other things on the street have been fairly quiet,” she added, and noted that dumping issues she reported in the past month were handled promptly. … Stenger noted that continues to organize twice-monthly food/clothing drives so if the camp finds itself with excess donations – as it has in the past – it can repurpose them. … Stiller said the grant-funded weed-removal project she’s organized, with camp residents’ participation, removed 33,000 square feet of invasive weeds and now has a pile of them that can be composted into mulch. She’s pursuing another grant to get the blackberry roots out and replant the area. … Garcia subsequently noted that Stiller won . He also said the King County is looking for residents’ input on issues that could include more support for affordable housing to help more people out of 吉林快三大小群lessness. … Carr said 吉林快三大小群, the senior complex a few blocks north of the camp, has remained virus-free and is loosening its lockdown a little bit, recently bringing in a flu-shot clinic.

CAMP UPDATE: Pattin reported that 53 people are there – 15 women and 38 men. Four people have moved out into permanent housing, while four new people have arrived. “Spring cleaning” is starting, to get out some unneeded items like plywood that are cluttering the camp. Camp operator 吉林快三大小群 has provided a wireless security-camera system but CSC needs to find help installing it, so committee members will put the call out. He also said LIHI is planning to install a washer/dryer at the camp.

DISCUSSION/Q&A: Fulton asked.about COVID-19 testing at the camp, which was a question last month; Pattin said 16 people were tested “about a month ago” but he hasn’t heard anything about the results. No one’s shown any symptoms. The wildfire smoke hasn’t led to any health problems so far, either, he added. (It did lead to some cancellation of tiny-house building at the site, though.) They had one camper a few weeks back with an ongoing respiratory issue and got her an air purifier. … Though the original plan for to lease the camp site is no longer needed because of the change in city encampment rules, Rev. Leah Atkinson Bilinski said the church is still working on a Memorandum of Understanding with the city regarding ongoing support for the encampment. … Arrowhead Gardens reps say they had some crime problems – a break-in that affected more than a dozen storage units, plus a recent auto theft in the garage, so they wanted to give the camp a heads-up of trouble in the area.

NEXT MEETING:吉林快三大小群 2 pm Sunday, October 4th.

CORONAVIRUS: Monday 9/14 roundup

吉林快三大小群Our nightly pandemic toplines:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here’s – the cumulative countywide totals:

*20.931 people have tested positive, 63 more than yesterday’s total

吉林快三大小群*743 people have died, unchanged since Friday

*2,305 people have been hospitalized, 4 more than yesterday’s total

*401,635 people have been tested, 3,121 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 20.320/734/2,264/385,152.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS吉林快三大小群: See them – nation by nation – .

CITY TESTING SITES TO REOPEN TOMORROW: They were closed today because of the air quality, but the sites – including Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle – are .

GROCERY-SHOPPING UPDATE: With one chain store changing its senior/at-risk hours, we checked吉林快三大小群 to see where other stores stand with those.

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING TOMORROW: At 2:30 pm Tuesday, Gov. Inslee plans a briefing that is expected to cover the COVID-19 response as well as the ongoing wildfire disaster. You’ll be able to watch .

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? westseattleblog@gmail.com or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE GROCERY SHOPPING: Where special hours for seniors/at-risk people stand

We’re no longer updating the state of West Seattle grocery shopping every week, but the pandemic’s far from over, so major changes remain notable. Tonight, we’re updating the state of “special shopping hours” for seniors and those at higher risk of COVID-19, starting with a change:

TRADER JOE’S: As of this week, senior/at-risk shopping hours are . (Thanks to the West Seattle crew member who emailed to let us know!)

Checking where the other stand-alone supermarkets stand on special shopping hours:

WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY吉林快三大小群 (WSB sponsor): Senior/at-risk hours remain .


QFC: .




FOLLOWUP: Getting around Westwood Village with repaving closures

Just went over to to see how the repaving project – first mentioned here last week – was affecting traffic flow around the center. One big thing: Unless you are going to the Post Office, don’t use the SW Trenton entrance; a fence and ROAD CLOSED sign are blocking the north-south route just south of it. Fencing and signage are also placed across the east-west route at the northeast corner near the entrance.

吉林快三大小群In addition to the lot south of the Post Office that’s blocked off as a result, the lot by DaVita is closed off too. Signage says the work will continue around the center through late October; businesses are all open.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Triangle response; stolen rollerblades; abandoned bicycle

Three notes this afternoon:

TRIANGLE POLICE RESPONSE: Thanks to the reader who sent a tip about that big police response in the alley between and a short time ago. We went over to find out what was going on; police at the scene told us they had detained a suspect they had been seeking in relation to an assault on an officer. No other details so far.

STOLEN ROLLERBLADES: Tracey emailed吉林快三大小群 this report this morning:

Reporting a car prowl at 30th ave SW and Holden evening of 9/13. Hoping readers could keep an eye out for my stolen rollerblades. I imagine they will get dumped. Sunglasses and prescription glasses too.


吉林快三大小群I found this ditched bike near my apartment (Alki area) this morning.

Yours? Let us know吉林快三大小群 and we’ll connect you.

BIZNOTES: Wyatt’s Jewelers sale; Grillbird poké pop-up; Samila & Co. wedding-dress contest & sale

吉林快三大小群Three West Seattle biznotes:

WYATT’S JEWELERS SALE: Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 15th) marks the start of a weeklong end-of-summer sale at longtime WSB sponsor in Westwood Village. 10 percent off everything in the store, and higher discounts on some items.

POKE TODAY AT GRILLBIRD: Matt at (35th/Morgan) sent word of a one-day poké pop-up:

Starts at 4 pm and goes until we sell out.

Menu吉林快三大小群 includes: garlic shoyu or spicy ahi poké bowls and Poké nachos! We will also be selling grilled Spam musubi’s and ginger pineapple lemonades.

吉林快三大小群We will also have a live ukulele player welcoming and entertaining guests in the parking lot!

SAMILA & CO. CONTEST & SALE: Bride-to-be? Know one? If you – or they – are working on the front lines of the pandemic, . (4306 SW Walker) is giving away a wedding dress – and today’s the last day to enter. Separate from that, proprietor Yasmin Shirdel adds:

吉林快三大小群Separately from the giveaway, we are extending an additional discount of 25% off a brand-new dress (not the traditional sample discount structure) – this is an unprecedented discount for a current-season dress – to all brides.

The sale is Friday-Sunday, September 18-20. Samila’s outlet in North Admiral has been open 2 1/2 years.

SEATTLE BRIDGES: City audit shows most in fair condition, says SDOT needs more $ for bridge maintenance but hasn’t always spent what it has

(Photo by Tony Welch)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

As noted here last week, the citywide bridge audit – by City Council Transportation Chair Alex Pedersen after the sudden West Seattle Bridge closure – will be presented to councilmembers this week. In advance of that, the audit document is out today, along with SDOT’s response. We’ve just read it. First, so you can read it too, here it is:

吉林快三大小群(You can also see it .)

The audit, by the City Auditor’s Office吉林快三大小群, counts West Seattle’s city bridges as 20 separate structures (see page 31), 8 rated “good” as of last year, the other 12 (including all sections of the high bridge) rated “fair,” the middle of three categories in the federal rating system. “Fair” is how a majority of the city’s bridges are rated:

But the audit does not dive into specific conditions of specific bridges – it is an overview of the program in general, as explained:

We analyzed 77 vehicle traffic bridges that are owned and maintained by SDOT. These bridges have a median age of 70 years.

吉林快三大小群According to 2019 Federal Highway Administration pavement and bridge condition performance measures, although Seattle has a high number of poor and fair bridges (based on the federal rating system of good, fair, and poor), this is comparable with peer cities around the country. Nevertheless, even bridges in fair condition, like the West Seattle High Bridge, can require major, unexpected closures.

Over the last decade, a larger percentage of Seattle’s bridges have gotten worse compared to those that have gotten better. Over the past 14 years, the average amount SDOT spent on bridge maintenance was $6.6 million annually. 3 However, according to knowledgeable SDOT officials, the City is not spending enough to keep its bridges in good condition and avoid costly future repairs.

… The number of Seattle’s bridges that are in poor or fair condition is concerning for two reasons. First, several of the largest and busiest bridges that connect communities across Seattle are not in good condition, which means they are at an elevated risk of unexpected closures that could affect thousands of people. For example: the University Bridge on average carries 36,000 vehicles daily and is rated poor; the Magnolia Bridge on average carries\ 20,000 vehicles daily and is rated poor; and before it was closed this year, the West Seattle High Bridge on average carried 108,179 vehicles daily and was in fair condition.

Most of SDOT’s bridges are in fair condition but, over time, the condition of the overall bridge portfolio has gotten worse. During this time, the percent of total bridges in good condition has declined from 38 percent to 29 percent (see Exhibit 5). According to federal guidance, SDOT should be working to preserve good bridges in good condition to maintain the structural reliability of bridges and avoid future costly repairs. SDOT is not meeting this goal and only 22 out of its 77 bridges are in good condition.

The audit also notes that while SDOT should have a higher budget for bridge maintenance, it hasn’t spent what it has:

Since 2006, SDOT has spent 93 percent of its budget for bridge maintenance. From 2006 to 2019, Seattle budgeted $98.5 million for bridge maintenance and spent $91.9 million (see Exhibit 7, dollar amounts have been adjusted for inflation). As Exhibit 7 shows, the budget did not always align with actual expenditures on a year-by-year basis. Some of this is to be expected. For example, in 2008 SDOT underspent their bridge maintenance budget because they were saving funds for a large bridge painting project. This large painting project, the University Bridge, was completed in 2009. This use of funds that carryover from one year to the next occurs when the funding for these projects comes from the City’s Capital Improvement Program budget. SDOT officials told us the reason for the underspend between 2016 and 2018 was primarily because they did not have enough staff to perform planned maintenance activities.

吉林快三大小群SDOT estimates annual maintenance expenditures should be equivalent to one to three percent of the total replacement cost for the fixed assets being maintained, or, for bridges over 60 years old, a minimum of $34 million per year.

In a response letter that’s also included with the audit document, SDOT director Sam Zimbabwe blames the underspending on “that maintenance program delivery fluctuates based on work accrual and staff capacity.”

The audit also contains a critique of “some legacy practices and information gaps [that] hinder its ability to properly keep the bridge portfolio in a state of good repair,” with a declaration that “SDOT lacks critical information for developing a strategic bridge preservation program, including an assessment of the level and mix of staffing resources needed to maintain their bridges.”

One example reveals that SDOT bridge-maintenance staff doesn’t spend all its time on bridge maintenance:

One such practice is using bridge maintenance workers to perform reimbursable work, unrelated to SDOT bridges, for other agencies. SDOT estimates that 20 percent of their bridge maintenance staff capacity is dedicated to performing reimbursable work for other divisions within SDOT, other City departments, or other local governments. This means that two out of every ten hours of SDOT’s bridge inspection and maintenance crew work are not being used on the upkeep of Seattle’s bridges, but to help supplement the department’s budget. SDOT told us they lack the money to fully fund their bridge maintenance staff without the revenue from\ reimbursable work, which means they would need
to make reductions to stay within budget.

Plus, the audit says, “SDOT does not have information on what staffing levels are needed to support essential bridge maintenance, making it difficult to plan for and complete this work.”

吉林快三大小群The audit also observes that “SDOT does not currently calculate the useful life of its bridges in a precise way, which hinders its ability to efficiently respond to bridge maintenance needs.”

吉林快三大小群In SDOT’s reply, director Zimbabwe contends that “the issues that led to the closure of (the West Seattle Bridge) do not appear to be the result of any deficiency in our bridge maintenance program.”

Overall, the SDOT response also says it’ll take three years – until the end of 2023 – to make changes/additions responding to all the audit’s 10 recommendations, 9 of which the department says it fully agrees with.

The presentation of the audit is scheduled for Wednesday morning’s meeting of the council’s Transportation and Utilities Committee吉林快三大小群, 9:30 am; includes information on watching the meeting and signing up to comment. Meantime, responding to the audit, and with how the department summarizes the audit and its own responses.

SMOKE: Monday notes about closures/cancellations; new air-quality alert

(Monday morning photo by Stewart L.)

10:12 AM:吉林快三大小群 Monday morning and still smoky. Two notes for starters, and we’ll add anything else of note related to the smoke in the hours ahead:

SEATTLE PARKS: As first reported here last night, parks, playfields, boat ramps, golf courses because of the unhealthy air. (Added: The closures have now been extended through Wednesday.)

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY:吉林快三大小群 Curbside service is suspended again today.

(added) CITY-RUN COVID-19 TESTING SITES:吉林快三大小群 Closed today, including the one at Southwest Athletic Complex.


Other closures/cancellations? westseattleblog@gmail.com or text 206-293-6302 – thank you!

ADDED 11:36 AM:吉林快三大小群 Though the air-quality alert has expired for now, an update from AlertSeattle notes, “Wildfire smoke making air quality ‘very unhealthy’ to ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’ is expected to remain in the area through the middle of this week.”

1:50 PM: The expiration didn’t last long. There’s a in effect through noon Thursday.

ROAD WORK & TRAFFIC WATCH: Monday 9/14 notes

6:25 AM: It’s Monday, the 175th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


吉林快三大小群The Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is back to 2 boats as of early this morning after repairs to MV Issaquah. (Update: The Issaquah broke down again, but has been replaced by the Sealth.)


*Delridge project: Here’s the latest update, with word of overnight work the next two nights, and closures the next two weekends.

*1st Avenue S. Bridge: One more NB overnight closure is planned this Wednesday night (September 16th), WSDOT tells WSB.

*Westwood Village parking lot: Repaving is expected to start this week. The lot section immediately south of the post office appears to be where work will start; we’ll be checking later this morning.


Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge . Here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (). Here’s that camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams ; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.


Metro – Still reduced service and distancing, with some changes starting this Saturday (September 19th)吉林快三大小群, and the potential return of fares on/around October 1st.

Water Taxi – Still on its “winter” schedule, with the 773 and 775 shuttles running – .

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

DEVELOPMENT: 2 South Delridge mixed-use projects get Design Review Board dates

Coming up at online meetings of the 吉林快三大小群, 2 South Delridge projects :

(Sketch from 9201 Delridge meeting packet by )

9201 DELRIDGE WAY SW: Four months ago, we reported on the latest changes for this site – a new developer, new architect, and new plan. The current plan, described as “a 5-story, 71-unit apartment building with retail” and no offstreet vehicle parking, will go before the SWDRB at 4 pm Thursday, October 1st. This is the Early Design Guidance phase, so discussion will focus on the “massing” (size/shape) and other basic comments. The meeting packet is already online, ; details on how to attend the meeting (and how to comment) .

(Rendering from 9218 18th SW draft meeting packet by )

9218 18TH SW: Two weeks later – at 4 pm Thursday, October 15th – the board will get its first look at this similar-size project, described as “a 5-story, 59-unit apartment building with [~5.242 square feet of] retail” and 25 offstreet vehicle-parking spaces. We first mentioned the plan for this site six months ago. is already online. Connection information for the meeting within a few weeks.

CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 9/13 roundup

Heading into mid-September, our nightly virus-crisis update:

KING COUNTY’S NEWEST NUMBERS: First, the cumulative totals from the :

*20,868 people have tested positive, up 68 from yesterday’s total

*743 people have died, unchanged since Friday

*2,301 people have been hospitalized, up 7 from yesterday’s total

*398,514 people have been tested, up 1,783 from yesterday’s total

One week ago吉林快三大小群, the totals were 20,264/734/2,260/380.454.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS:吉林快三大小群 See them .

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS吉林快三大小群: 28.9 million cases and more than 922,000 deaths – see the nation-by-nation breakdown .

BACK TO (IN-PERSON) SCHOOL: Seattle Lutheran High School says it’ll start phasing in in-person classes tomorrow.

DONATION DRIVE: Early alert – food and clothing donations will be accepted, drive-up/no-contact style, at Hope Lutheran‘s parking lot next Saturday, 10 am-noon. Full details in our calendar listing.

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? westseattleblog@gmail.com or 206-293-6302吉林快三大小群, text/voice – thank you!

SMOKE: City extends park closures, with clearer weather looking further away

(One of the sun’s brief appearances this weekend – photo by Ron Creel)

Two notes as this smoky weekend concludes:

CITY PARK CLOSURES: announced via Twitter tonight:

Due to ongoing poor air quality, we’re extending closure of beaches, boat ramps, parks, & playfields through end of Mon., 9/14. The City is not issuing citations, but all residents are strongly encouraged to avoid outdoor activities & remain inside if able until quality improves.

SO WHEN WILL IT IMPROVE? Maybe not as soon as originally forecast. From the tonight:

吉林快三大小群Stubborn smoke continues to hang on around most of Western Washington with unhealthy air quality expected to linger into Monday. Surface gradients remain light and this will do little to disperse anything across the lowlands. A broad upper trough offshore will send a weakening frontal system into the region Monday night into Tuesday, but models are backing off considerably with precip chances.

Any other changes/closures for Monday? Let us know so we can include in our updates – thank you!

UPDATE: Deadly crash north of 1st Avenue South Bridge

7:13 PM:吉林快三大小群 If you’re heading off-peninsula and northbound soon, you’ll want to be aware of this: A major emergency response for a 3-car crash just north of the 1st Avenue South Bridge is sending everyone off the northbound bridge at Michigan. Here’s the “live” camera’s latest view from the bridge, looking south over the NB lanes:

Updates as we get them.

7:52 PM: This will likely be closed a while – it’s now a fatality investigation. SFD says a man died at the scene; a woman was taken to 吉林快三大小群, in critical condition.

9:29 PM:吉林快三大小群 East Marginal is still closed both ways at the scene.

10:28 PM: Per scanner, they’re “releasing traffic control” at the scene, so the road should be reopening.

FERRY ALERT UPDATE: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route returning to 2 boats

6:57 PM: Just in from :

The #2 Issaquah is out of service until further notice due to #1 main engine issues. This cancels the 6:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:25 p.m. from Vashon to Fauntleroy, the 7:00 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 8:50 p.m. from Fauntleroy to Vashon, the 9:20 p.m. from Vashon to Southworth and the 9:45 p.m. from Southworth to Vashon.

9:34 PM:吉林快三大小群 Still on one boat, and that one’s running behind schedule, WSF says.

12:10 AM: WSF says the Issaquah is fixed, and will be back in service starting at 4:05 am.

FOLLOWUP: New agreement announced in ongoing pollution-control case along Duwamish River

While air pollution is on everyone’s minds, remember that while some causes – like the wildfire smoke – are very visible yet very temporary, there are other ongoing, often hard-to-see sources. This weekend there’s an update on an ongoing air- and water-quality situation along the Duwamish River – involving one of the many industrial sites along the waterfront, in Georgetown. r吉林快三大小群 sent this update:

Puget Soundkeeper (Soundkeeper) and Seattle Iron & Metals Corp.吉林快三大小群 (SIMC) filed an in the US District Court after SIMC failed to meet pollution-control deadlines established in an .

吉林快三大小群To protect the health and welfare of Duwamish Valley residents impacted by air and water pollution from SIMC’s operations, Soundkeeper and SIMC negotiated a new agreement which requires SIMC to pay an additional $90,000 to community organizations to fund local restoration and pollution mitigation work. This payment is in addition to the $200,000 SIMC was required to pay under the original consent decree.

“It is important that Seattle Iron and Metals be held accountable for its commitments to control its pollution,” said Josh Osborne-Klein, Puget Soundkeeper Interim Staff Attorney. “For far too long, this facility has been contributing to the disproportionate environmental burden carried by Duwamish Valley residents.”

“Especially today, given the unacceptable levels of air quality in the Duwamish Valley, we are grateful that our Coalition member, Puget Soundkeeper, has ensured that penalties will be placed on Seattle Iron and Metals,” said Robin Schwartz, South Park resident and Advocacy Manager for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. “Our community, and especially our youth and children, deserve healthy air to breathe. Going forward, it is our hope that SIMC meets its air pollution control deadlines as required, and that people living in the Valley can coexist healthfully with industry.”

While SIMC completed some of the water pollution control measures required in the initial agreement, SIMC failed to apply for permits for the air pollution control equipment needed to decrease its pollution discharges by December 2018. This failure resulted in significant delays in installing the required air pollution control equipment.

Permitting for the new air pollution control equipment is already underway, but is anticipated to take several months to complete. The new agreement imposes the following deadlines for completion of the air pollution controls, tied to the date of permit issuance:

o Trommel enclosure: Within 21 weeks of permit issuance. Estimated completion in April 2021.

o Wind fences: Within 23 weeks of permit issuance. Estimated completion in November 2021.

o Shredder enclosure: Within 63 weeks of permit issuance. Estimated completion in August 2022.

The new agreement also includes significant penalties against SIMC if it fails to comply with the new deadlines.

In addition, the amended consent decree prohibits SIMC from operating its shredder equipment – a major source of air pollution – on Saturday afternoons, Sundays, and federal holidays during the dry season until the new air pollution control equipment is operational. SIMC is also obligated to perform continuous dust emissions monitoring under the direction of an air pollution expert for two additional years after the air pollution controls are operational to determine their effectiveness, and take additional corrective actions if the expert determines the controls are not effective in reducing dust concentrations.

吉林快三大小群The new agreement requires SIMC to continue stormwater monitoring and maintain stormwater treatment facilities implemented under the original consent decree. Other requirements in the original consent decree are still in force. See for summary.

吉林快三大小群Immediate and expansive improvements are needed as local residents continue to be disproportionately affected by the pollution from SIMC’s facility, compounded by the impacts of the West Seattle Bridge closure and the COVID-19 pandemic. A that examined a range of disproportionate health exposures and impacts affecting people in the Duwamish Valley revealed that the 98108 zip code (where SIMC is located) has some of the worst air quality in the region. Driven by community health concerns, the initial settlement required dust controls intended to reduce the disproportionate burden on residents who rightfully deserve a clean and healthy living space.

The Duwamish River also supports significant wildlife populations, including endangered Chinook salmon.

For backstory, go here – that’s our report from early last year on a community briefing about the settlement.

READER REPORTS: Rock incident; abandoned motorcycle

Two reader reports:

ROCK INCIDENT: We got multiple reports from Gatewood about someone in a car throwing a rock at a letter carrier on Saturday, as shown toward the end of the short video above, sent by Keith. One of the other witnesses, Carter, reported retrieving the rock afterward and saying it “could have done major damage.” So far as we know, the letter carrier was not hurt.

ABANDONED MOTORCYCLE: We’ve received word of two sightings in the past three days of this motorcycle near Longfellow Creek, which suggests it’s been dumped there:

That photo is from Jeff吉林快三大小群; there’s a plate on the motorcycle, starting with 2E. We’ve already checked with the person who emailed about a similar motorcycle stolen in Top Hat recently; not theirs. Police also have been notified.

PORT NOTES: Parks & cranes

Three notes:

PARK NAMES: After the month-long name-nominating process for its parks on the Duwamish River, the port plans an online event at noon Tuesday (September 15th) to announce the three finalists for each park, and what happens next. .

HOW TO REPORT A PARK PROBLEM: Bob recently emailed a photo of extensive tagging at a restroom building. We checked with the port regarding how to report something like that. Spokesperson Peter McGraw吉林快三大小群 says using is best for vandalism/trash.

MORE CRANES TO BE MOVED: As previously reported, three cranes were recently moved from West Seattle’s Terminal 5 to Tacoma (one on August 26th, two on September 5th吉林快三大小群). If you’re on the north-facing West Seattle shore, you might see two more cranes go by late in the week – two are being removed from T-46 downtown, to be scrapped. McGraw gave us this schedule:

9/14: Monday…barge arrives and will build temporary rails for transporting the cranes on the barge.
9/16: Wednesday…load first crane on to barge
9/17: Thursday…load second crane into barge
9/18: Friday…barge to sail.

吉林快三大小群(Not sure where T-46 is? See a port map .)

UPDATE: Rescue response for flipped-car crash in Westwood

(WSB photo)

12:28 PM: Just dispatched: Seattle Fire吉林快三大小群 rescue-extrication response for a crash at 32hd/Trenton []. Two vehicles are reported to be involved, one flipped with a person trapped inside. Police are already there and say the trapped passenger is conscious. Updates to come.

12:34 PM: SFD says the trapped passenger has been extricated.

12:43 PM:吉林快三大小群 Photo added. No serious injuries reported so far. Police say they are investigating whether this might be the result of one of the drivers running through a stop sign.

SCHOOLS: Seattle Lutheran HS starting in-person classes

Two weeks into the school year, on the north edge of The Junction will be welcoming some of its students back on campus starting tomorrow. From SLHS executive director Dave Meyer:

吉林快三大小群We are one of very few high schools in the state that are beginning in-building classes. The only independent high school in West Seattle is beginning in-person instruction on Monday, Sept. 14. Our students will be in person on Monday (Sept. 14) and Tuesday (Sept. 15) and then working toward an in-person schedule for 4 days a week.

吉林快三大小群With our unique size, this is possible, and our families also have the option to stay virtual because each family has a unique story.

Monday (Sept. 14) and Tuesday (Sept. 15)
Arrival times:
Freshmen/Sophomores – 8:15 am-8:30 am
Juniors/ Seniors – 8:30 am-8:45 am
吉林快三大小群 Classes begin at 8:45 am

SLHS has .

SMOKY SUNDAY: What’s happening/not happening in West Seattle today – UPDATED

(Saturday photo by Tami Lenzie)

吉林快三大小群Another smoky day – with the still in effect – but relief is on the way sometime tomorrow, . Meantime, here’s our Sunday list, starting with West Seattle church services (mostly online, with a few in-person additions):

ADMIRAL UCC吉林快三大小群: The worship service for today .

ALKI UCC: 10 am online service via Zoom – .

ALL SOULS SEATTLE: Updated worship info – today is a drive-thru “Communion Sunday.”

BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH: Livestreaming for West Seattle at 9:30 am.

CALVARY CHAPEL: Today’s service audio , plus 10 am in-person service, 6 pm online all-church prayer and 7 pm online evening worship (info on ).

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: West Seattle Ward has Sunday services via Zoom at 10 am, one hour long, all welcome. They last an hour. .

EASTRIDGE CHURCH吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming at 9 am and 11 am.

FAUNTLEROY UCC: Service will be streamed at 10 am .

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WEST SEATTLE吉林快三大小群: Today’s online liturgy .

GRACE CHURCH: Livestreaming , 10:30 am.

HALLOWS CHURCH吉林快三大小群: Streaming at 10 am via the .

HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming at 8:30 am and 10:30 am . Also, “in-person” attendance by pre-registration for both those Sunday Masses (as well as 5 pm Saturdays); .

HOPE LUTHERAN: Today’s worship service and children’s story .

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming at 10 am, . (To attend in-person Saturday Masses, .)

PEACE LUTHERAN吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming at 10:30 am .

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH:吉林快三大小群 9 am, first parking-lot service in church/school lots – decorate your vehicle – bulletin is , with info including the radio frequency. ONLINE: 10 am Kidz Club, 11:15 am Worship from the Sanctuary, both (that bulletin is ).

TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH吉林快三大小群 (WSB sponsor): The video service for today .

TRINITY CHURCH吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming , 10 am. (In-person services too; registration required.)

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH吉林快三大小群: The video service for today .


WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN吉林快三大小群 Livestreaming at 10 am . (In-person prayer services during the week start Tuesday – info .)


WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY吉林快三大小群: Online (and in-person) worship at 11 am; .

Any other churches to add? Please email us – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

吉林快三大小群Also today/tonight (subject to last-minute change, but this is what we know as of early today):

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Yes, the market says it’s ON despite the smoke. (And did you know they recently got approval to increase the capacity a bit, meaning less waiting in line?) 10 am-2 pm. for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska)

DONATION DRIVE: 10 am-3 pm Sunday outside 吉林快三大小群 (6115 SW Hinds):

吉林快三大小群Starting this month, Alki UCC is inviting our generous neighbors to bring donations of school supplies and men’s casual/work clothing as well as non-perishable food.

We’re accepting all school supplies for all grades on behalf of one or more local schools to be distributed when students are back at in-person learning. Suggestions include backpacks, #2 pencils, black and blue ink pens, crayons, lined paper, glue, small scissors, colored pens, writing notebooks and colored paper.

Donations of clean, new or used men’s casual/work clothing are distributed through the Westside Interfaith Network’s hot lunch program for people experiencing 吉林快三大小群lessness, The Welcome Table. There is a constant and growing demand for denim apparel, khaki’s, hoodies, tee shirts, sweatshirts, clean underwear, socks, shoes and all kinds of outerwear for the fall and winter. Please … NO dress shirts, sport coats or suits.

Food donations are distributed through the White Center Food Bank. All contributions benefit our vulnerable neighbors in need.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)

(added) CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm online. If you have questions or concerns about West Seattle’s only city-sanctioned tiny-house encampment, or if you want to hear updates firsthand, be there. ; password 9701; access code 858 5523 4269; or, call 253-215-8782.

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center, SW Roxbury St. & 15th Ave. SW (9600 15th Ave SW)

CLOSURES/CHANGES: planned to be closed today. ‘s outdoor seating is closed. (added) Second Gear Sports is closed again today: “We are remaining closed today, Sunday, due to continued air quality and the inability for customers to safely be outside our store while waiting for reduction in occupancy.” Their anniversary sale will be extended into next week.

Any other closures or changes? Let us know – text 206-293-6302 – thank you!

CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 9/12 roundup

In the middle of a weekend with two big reasons to stay 吉林快三大小群, here are tonight’s virus-crisis notes:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS吉林快三大小群: Here are the cumulative totals from :

吉林快三大小群*20,800 people have tested positive, 101 more than yesterday

*743 people have died, unchanged from yesterday

*2,294 people have been hospitalized, unchanged from yesterday

*396,731 people have been tested, 7,272 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 20,165/734/2,259/379,793.

WEST SEATTLE TREND: Here’s our weekly check of this stat, with numbers accessible in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the daily-summary dashboard, checking the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas.” In the past 2 weeks, 41 positive test results were reported; 43 in the 2 weeks before that; 62 in the two weeks before that.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 28.7 million people have tested positive, and more than 920,000 have died. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, Russia, Peru (India has moved up to #2 in the past week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, .

DONATION DRIVE TOMORROW: 10 am-3 pm Sunday outside (6115 SW Hinds):

Starting this month, Alki UCC is inviting our generous neighbors to bring donations of school supplies and men’s casual/work clothing as well as non-perishable food.

We’re accepting all school supplies for all grades on behalf of one or more local schools to be distributed when students are back at in-person learning. Suggestions include backpacks, #2 pencils, black and blue ink pens, crayons, lined paper, glue, small scissors, colored pens, writing notebooks and colored paper.

吉林快三大小群Donations of clean, new or used men’s casual/work clothing are distributed through the Westside Interfaith Network’s hot lunch program for people experiencing 吉林快三大小群lessness, The Welcome Table. There is a constant and growing demand for denim apparel, khaki’s, hoodies, tee shirts, sweatshirts, clean underwear, socks, shoes and all kinds of outerwear for the fall and winter. Please … NO dress shirts, sport coats or suits.

吉林快三大小群Food donations are distributed through the White Center Food Bank. All contributions benefit our vulnerable neighbors in need.

FIRST DRIVE-IN CHURCH SERVICE TOMORROW: Despite the smoke, plans to go ahead with what so far as we know will be West Seattle’s first COVID-era drive-in church service, 9 am tomorrow.

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? westseattleblog@gmail.com or 206-293-6302吉林快三大小群, text/voice – thank you!

FOOD BIZNOTES: Skylark, Il Nido, Elliott Bay Brewing

It’s a night for notes. We have three from the West Seattle food world:

SKYLARK @ THRIFTWAY: in North Delridge is one of the restaurants that’s also been selling “provisions.” And now it’s branched out beyond its own premises. You can get The Skylark’s smoked meats at (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor) – bacon in the store’s Meat & Seafood Department, smoked chicken and porkstrami in the Morgan St. Grill (deli). You can, of course, also still dine in (patio too) at, or take out/get delivery from Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

IL NIDO: The instant-legend (2717 61st SW) closed in mid-summer after pursuing the provisions/market model for a while. Now it’s planning to reopen, dine-in only, September 22nd. Seattle Met‘s Allecia Vermillion .

ELLIOTT BAY BREWING:吉林快三大小群 Though you probably won’t want to use it until early next week, now has an outdoor seating area!

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