WEST SEATTLE MUSIC: Concerts in the park – featuring you!

(File photo, courtesy West Seattle Community Orchestras) The West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ series of weekly concerts in Lincoln Park – open to community musicians – starts soon. They’re happening on four consecutive Tuesday nights, July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st, with … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 7 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen silver Forte

WSB readers continue to spot stolen cars - maybe you'll see this one. Erika's car was stolen on Friday:I had my silver Kia Forte stolen between 4:15-5:30 pm on 6/30 right out of my driveway on 18th Ave SW. License plate BZE3169. Incident report 23-183450. No witness saw the theft … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 7 months ago

WEST SEATTLE FRIDAY: The list for the rest of the day

(Today’s sunrise – photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor) Quieter Friday than usual, with holiday-weekend getaways beginning, but if you’re not leaving town, here’s the list! GARDEN CENTER OPEN: Need more plants for your garden, containers, etc.? You can shop at the South Seattle Colle … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 7 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Storage-facility burglaries; dumped-likely-stolen bicycle

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes: STORAGE FACILITY BURGLARIES: A victim told us about break-ins reported at Life Storage in the Luna Park area last week and an apparent arrest. For details, we’ve obtained the police-report narrative. The call started as an employee reporting la … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 7 months ago

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday info

6:03 AM: Good morning. Welcome to Thursday, June 29th - five days until the Fourth of July! WEATHER & SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMESPatchy morning fog, then clouds, then clearing, high in the upper 70s. Today's sunrise was at 5:14 am; sunset will be at 9:11 pm.STILL IN SCHOOLSecond-to-last … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 7 months ago

FOLLOWUP: SDOT hits the brakes on West Marginal medians

(Map of where SDOT was considering medians and a raised crossing) Three weeks ago, we reported that SDOT was proposing landscaped medians in a stretch of West Marginal Way SW and asking for feedback. This afternoon, they say the idea of medians and a raised crossing has been “pau … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 7 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen car retrieved from Westcrest Park slope

Thanks for the tips. We’re just back from Westcrest Park, where tow crews pulled a stolen Hyundai Elantra up from the park’s northeast slope. Police told us the car was reported by a passerby. That happened to be Chris, who sent us this photo: Chris reported spotting the car befo … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

Remembering David A. Mousset, 1950-2023

Family and friends are remembering David Mousset and sharing this remembrance with the community:David Arthur MoussetJanuary 2, 1950 - June 7, 2023 David was born to Lavelle (Swanson) and Arthur Mousset in Japan on Jan. 2, 1950, while his father was stationed there. He had a sist … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Mystery sighting, fledglings, more

Thanks to readers’ contributions, here’s another West Seattle bird gallery – starting with a mystery bird that several people have asked us about in recent weeks. The photo above is from Heather, who said, “This guy has been hanging around the Fauntleroy Park area (near Cambridge … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

HAPPENING NOW: 2023 West Seattle Garden Tour

(Photo sent by Bill Schrier)That house in North Admiral is the northernmost of 10 stops on this year's West Seattle Garden Tour, happening until 5 pm today. It's an annual celebration of not just what's in bloom, but the creativity with which some gardeners have used the availabl … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 12 notes

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O'Connor)It's the first Sunday of summer. Here's what's on the list for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:WEST SEATTLE GARDEN TOUR - SOLD OUT: Just an FYI that today's the annual West Seattle Garden Tour, 9 am-5 pm, but if you … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire near Lincoln Park

Police dispatched after 911 callers reported hearing gunfire in the Lincoln Park vicinity Saturday night confirmed it. The reports came in around 11 pm. Officers told dispatch they had found at least one casing; a nearby resident reports that police found at least five (in the st … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ for 18th/Roxbury

1:33 AM: Seattle Fire is sending a “full response” to 18th and Roxbury. Updates to come. 1:39 AM: Arriving units report flames from the first floor of a three-story building. 1:42 AM: SFD describes the building as an under-construction townhouse. 1:46 AM: The fire is reported to … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

About those fireworks in the distance

Fireworks season has begun, formally as well as informally. We’ve been hearing booms in the distance for a while, indicating a show somewhere, and indeed, it’s the Bremerton Bridge Blast. | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

Skating at Morgan Junction Park’s expansion site? Survey time

Will skating officially be in the Morgan Junction Park expansion‘s future? Last Sunday during the Morgan Junction Community Festival, community volunteers talked about it with visitors – and hosted a Build-A-Board station. Josh Radick sent photos and tells WSB, “We were able to b … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

HAPPENING NOW: Transmitting, listening, and learning at Field Day 2023

Seven hours in, the local amateur-radio operators gathered at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) for this year’s Field Day are just getting started. They’ll be there for a full 24 hours, until midday tomorrow. It’s part of a national event, so they’re talking with and listening … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

GOT MEMORABILIA? Vanishing Seattle might want to borrow it

If you have memorabilia - particularly signage - from a past business, Vanishing Seattle wants to hear from you. The temporary exhibit they're planning isn't in West Seattle, but it's not far, and they're hoping to draw items from all over the city. Here's what we were asked to s … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: SSC’s Northwest Wine Academy burglarized

(WSB photos)Just before 9 pm, a 911 caller told police the Northwest Wine Academy on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus had just been broken into. We got a tip shortly thereafter and went over. Police said it was NOT a crash-grab - the burglar(s) bro … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS! 5 West Seattle High School student athletes sign with colleges

Congratulations to the latest five West Seattle High School student athletes to sign college letters of intent. The photo and report are from WSHS athletic director Corey Sorenson: We had our spring signing day this afternoon at West Seattle HS. This is our last group to sign the … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

DEMOLITION: Ex-House of Kleen gone

(WSB photo)Thanks to commenter James for the tip. The long-planned demolition of the ex-House of Kleen at 4425 Fauntleroy Way SW has finally happened. The demolition permit had already been in the works for months when the business moved out last fall (it's now Alex Dry Cleaners … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WHALES: Humpback in Elliott Bay

If this downpour ends any time soon, might be evening whale-watching again tonight – Kersti Muul reports there’s one, maybe two humpbacks in Elliott Bay right now. | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Rainbow sighting, as rain possibility persists

(Photo tweeted by @i8ipod)Thanks to everyone who sent photos of the rainbow that emerged between waves of rain late today! (Photo sent by Stewart L.)The possibility of more rain remains in the forecast off and on until Wednesday - which is when summer arrives, with the solstice m … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Crowdfunding for nail salon hit by crash-and-grab

(Friday morning photo sent by Jay) We reported Friday morning on the crash-and-grab burglary at Tulip’s Nail Salon in Jefferson Square. While the business is open, like most businesses hit by criminals, this one is left with costly damage. Customer Gay worked with Tulip’s owner L … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge crashes

6:06 PM: That's the traffic-camera view of a two-car crash on the westbound West Seattle Bridge. SPD and SFD are just arriving. No word on whether anyone's hurt.6:10 PM: One person is reported injured. The right two lanes are now blocked off by the crash and the emergency respon … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

BIZNOTES: Pre-Father’s Day ‘meat market’; new brunch’; hot pop-up

Three food biznotes:PRE-FATHER'S DAY 'MEAT MARKET': Lady Jaye in The Junction (4523 California SW) is throwing the doors open at 4 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, June 13) for a pre-Father's Day meat market. Highlights:We are bringing in some of the best beef in the entire world:Japanese A … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

ANNIVERSARY: 45 years since the infamous West Seattle Bridge collision

(Photo sent by Rose)The balloons on the recently rescued statue of Rolf Neslund mark the 45th anniversary of what led to the biggest West Seattle Bridge closure yet. On June 11, 1978, Neslund was piloting the freighter Antonio Chavez when it hit the north side of what was at the … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

UPDATE: Crash on NB California in Admiral District

SPD and SFD are at the scene of what's reported to be a two-vehicle collision in the 2700 block of California. No serious injuries reported, but police have told dispatch that the crash is blocking northbound California between Lander and Stevens, so avoid the area for a while.6: … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

BIZNOTE: Delridge Grocery Co-op produce-box price rising a bit, for first time ever, with a deal to ease into it

For all the price increases you've probably noticed on goods and services for which you pay, some businesses have held back - even small ones hit a lot harder than big ones.. One of those small businesses is finally increasing one key price a bit, for the first time ever, and the … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 10 things to do

(Saturday pre-dusk colors, photographed by James Bratsanos) Here’s what’s on the list for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: TRY OUT KAYAKS: Mountain to Sound Outfitters (WSB sponsor) is offering a test-paddle event 10 am-1 pm at Alki Kayak Tours (166 … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Computer stolen; Pride flag re-stolen; car vandalized

Reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:STOLEN COMPUTER: From Gershon:I am just grasping at straws on how to get my computer back. It was my work computer with over 2 years of data that I am not able to replace. This hits me pretty hard. My vehicle was broken into in the park … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 thefts – black Elantra, home Pride flag (with thief on video)

Two thefts in West Seattle Crime Watch: STOLEN BLACK ELANTRA: From Ryan: Reporting stolen 2012 black Hyundai Elantra. License plate AKU4990. Police report # 23-158866. Stolen from (3400 block of) 40th Ave SW between 2:12 am and 3:12 am this morning, Thursday 6/8. STOLEN PRIDE FLA … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

WEST SEATTLE SCHOOLS: Summit Atlas closing Wednesday because of ‘possible school safety threat’

Summit Atlas, the charter middle/high school in Arbor Heights, will be closed today (Wednesday, June 7) because of what a message to families called a “possible school safety threat.” Parents forwarded us the message late Tuesday night: We are reaching out to you to communicate a … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

VIDEO: First forum with all 8 Seattle City Council District 1 candidates

We promised we'd publish the video from tonight's WSB/D1CN candidates' forum as soon as it was uploaded, so here it is. We'll be working on a separate story in the next few days with written highlights of the candidates' replies to the 15+ questions we asked. As you'll see in the … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

FOLLOWUP: City Council rejects amending city code to match new state drug law

After hours of passionate public comment and councilmember speeches, the City Council voted this evening to reject a proposal to match city law with the new state law regarding drug possession. The vote was 4 yes, 5 no. Voting yes were Council President Debora Juarez and Councilm … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

MISSING: Have you seen Meg?

Meg is a West Seattle resident who is missing, Andrew reports via email: She hasn’t been heard from in about 36 hours and has disappeared from all methods of communication (phone, text, email, FB). A police report has been filed with the Seattle PD with case number 23-156167. She … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

INTERNSHIP: Aspiring teachers/writers sought to help kids ‘Write YOUR Story’

Summertime is internship time! West Seattle writer/educator Julia Douthwaite Viglione has an opportunity to share: This summer a new course will be offered for kids at the South Park Community Center and you can help! It’s called Write YOUR Story. Opportunity for two unpaid inter … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

Remembering Michael R. Butler, 1935-2023

Family and friends are remembering Michael R. Butler and sharing this with the community:Michael Richard Butler of Seattle died on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. He was born on August 19, 1935, and lived to be 87 years old. He was the youngest child of Mayo Philbrick Butler and Jeannet … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

Trailside tribute to ‘patron saint of the broken bridge’ topples. How to restore it?

The photos are from Bill, one of several people who have emailed us in the past few days to report that tragedy has befallen a rogue West Seattle art installation – the trailside tribute to Rolf Neslund, “patron saint of the broken bridge,” placed and announced in September 2020, … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

VIDEO: Largest Loop the ‘Lupe turnout ever!

That's the start of the largest of five events comprising Loop the 'Lupe today at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point, steps away from Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose social-service community work benefits from its proceeds. Those runners were off on the Family Wave of Loop the 'Lu … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

Driver crashes into Jefferson Square store

Thanks for the tips, and to Erin for the top photo. The front of the AT&T store at Jefferson Square is smashed in - but this was NOT a burglary, it was a crash. The car is still in the store:No injuries. One witness says it was apparently a case of gas pedal/brake pedal confusion … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Don Armeni Boat Ramp shooting victim identified

(Sunday morning photo sent by Doug) The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the name of the 49-year-old man found shot to death at Don Armeni Boat Ramp early Sunday morning. He is identified as Peyman Shojaei, and his cause of death is listed as “multiple gunshot w … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 8 months ago

South Delridge Action Plan updates from HPAC’s May meeting

HPAC - the community coalition for Highland Park, South Delridge, and Riverview - met in-person this month for the first time in a while. New venue, too - Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in South Delridge. The centerpiece of Thursday night's agenda was the South Delridge Action Pl … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago

FOLLOWUP: Washington State Patrol explains Saturday morning’s West Seattle airplane circling, and more

(Saturday morning photo from Gary)Early Saturday, after numerous texts, we reported on what turned out to be a Washington State Patrol aircraft circling in multiple areas of West Seattle. We also showed its flight path, looping over other areas of the county before coming here. C … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago

More brown water in Gatewood, south Morgan Junction

Multiple reports, via email and Twitter, with word of brown water. First: John on the 7100 block of California Ave SW reports taking a “mineral bath” and recommends checking your water before doing the laundry. Also just out of the inbox, T reports, “I want to let you know about … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago

UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ for 45th/Findlay

1:57 AM: Seattle Fire is sending a “full response” for a possible house fire at 45th/Findlay. The initial report is “garage on fire adjacent to the house, possible house involvement as well.” 2:02 AM: First unit on scene confirms it’s a “working fire.” 2:18 AM: Thanks to Janet fo … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago

CRIME WATCH: Gunfire in Lincoln Park, teenager shot

11:53 PM: Police checking out reports of gunfire in the Lincoln Park area have found casings in one of the parking lots and one person who is wounded, found just east of the park near 46th/Rose. Updates to come. 11:57 PM: They’re also reporting at least one house hit by gunfire, … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Officers assaulted; stolen Crown Victoria

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports: OFFICERS ASSAULTED: A 24-year-old man is in the King County Jail for investigation of assault, malicious harassment, and burglary after an early morning incident in Fauntleroy. The SPD preliminary summary says this happened just after 1 am: O … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago

YOU CAN HELP: Roxhill Elementary Jog/Walk-A-Thon on Friday, for students to experience ‘wonder and science of the natural world’

Before school gets out for the three-day Memorial Day weekend, Roxhill Elementary plans a fun(draising) Jog/Walk-A-Thon, and community support is welcome – here’s the announcement we were asked to share with you: Roxhill Elementary would like to announce we are hosting a Jog/Walk … | Continue reading


@westseattleblog.com | 9 months ago