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  1. West Seattle weekend scene: Mini-STP bicycle ride to Summer FestRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | West Seattle Blog

    It's a tradition every year - the "Mini-STP" bicycle ride to West Seattle Summer Fest ! Don Brubeck of West Seattle Bike Connections sent these photos - from North Admiral to Gatewood and then to The Junction: Don reports, "We did our 6th annual West Seattle STP bike ride today, riding from SW Seattle Street to SW Portland Street, and then back to Summer Fest. A great group of riders, young, old, and inbetween.

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  2. Happening Now: West Seattle Summer Fest, day 1, first reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | West Seattle Blog

    If you're not ready to play, browse the year-round merchants' sidewalk sales and visiting vendors and see who and what's here. A couple places that caught our eye during our first stroll: Those booths are both on the south block of California SW, between Alaska and Edmunds.

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  3. More West Seattle outdoor music! 2018 lineup for Summer Concerts at The MountRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | West Seattle Blog

    In a summer full of outdoor music - West Seattle Summer Fest , Summer Concerts at Hiawatha , the Alki Art Fair , SPF 30 , and more - here's the newest lineup: Summer Concerts at The Mount ! Four free Friday night shows on the south side of the Providence Mount St. Vincent campus .

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  4. PHOTOS: 2018 Seafair Pirates Landing, report #2 - what happened onshoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | West Seattle Blog

    The waiting's the hardest part! But the crowd at Alki Beach this afternoon finally got to greet the Seafair Pirates : This year, the scalawags' accomplices at West Seattle-headquartered Global Diving and Salvage had to bring them north from the uncharted waters of Burien, so they appeared from around Alki Point - and then, once they were ashore, it was every landlubber for themselves: Somehow, the Pirates made their way through the throng to the stage, where County Executive Dow Constantine welcomed them: Also onstage, a coronation of sorts for the Pirates' new Captain Kidd , courtesy of this year's Seafair King Neptune , Sonny Sixkiller : Sonny's son, Casey Sixkiller , is Chief Operating Officer in the Constantine administration.

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  5. Pirates, baseball, mindfulness, and more for your West Seattle SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | West Seattle Blog

    WATCH WORLD CUP SOCCER: Whisky West is opening early for the Sweden/England World Cup match - 6:30 am. ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT: West Seattle Little League 's home park Bar-S in Alki is home to the District 7 11/12 All-Star Tournament starting this morning at 9 am, with WSLL facing PacWest in one of the first games - see the brackets here .

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  6. Seeing red water again? Noctiluca is back along West Seattle shoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | West Seattle Blog

    That photo is from the Lincoln Park area, taken by Stani - one of several people who've pointed out this afternoon that the red algae bloom known as Noctiluca is back off West Seattle shores today. We reported on sightings about a month ago too - same time the state Department of Ecology explained it here .

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  7. Defending national champion hydroplane Miss HomeStreet to visit West Seattle on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | West Seattle Blog

    West Seattle's HomeStreet Bank will host its namesake hydroplane, Miss HomeStreet , this Thursday , and you're invited to stop by and see it 3-5 pm. This isn't just any hydroplane - the Miss HomeStreet team won the national championship again last year, and took second place in this year's first race, in Alabama just last weekend.

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  8. Hala Upzoning: Neighborhood groups' appeal hearing starts MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 25 | West Seattle Blog

    Seven months after representatives from neighborhood groups around the city stood together at City Hall to announce they were appealing the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability upzoning , the hearing starts tomorrow. Quick recap, if you've lost track: HALA MHA proposes upzoning the city's urban villages - West Seattle has four - and commercial/multifamily property, while requiring developers to either provide a certain percentage of "affordable" housing in each project, or pay a fee into a fund that will pay for it elsewhere.

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  9. Wondering when West Seattle wading pools open? Here's the planRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | West Seattle Blog

    That's the wading pool at EC Hughes Playground , which will soon be full of water and happily splashing kids. Not soon enough for the extra-warm weather we're having early this week, but soon! Here's where the pools are and when they open: Delridge Community Center Park , first day June 25th, open Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays 12 pm-6:30 pm Until then , Highland Park Spraypark continues to be open daily, 11 am-8 pm.

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  10. Need to catch up? Summer school in West Seattle, free, for all high-school students who need itRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | West Seattle Blog

    The announcement is from Sandi Whiton , academic dean and summer school administrator at West Seattle High School , but she stresses that ALL high-school students in West Seattle - not just WSHS - are eligible: West Seattle High School has received a $92,000 grant to fund credit recovery at summer school for high school students in West Seattle for 2 years, for a total of $184,000. This was a competitive grant and is funded by the City of Seattle's Department of Education and Early Learning, so we're proud to have been awarded it to help all the high school students in our area.

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  11. The 'prank' that wasn't so funny: Best of Hands...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 17 | West Seattle Blog

    One month ago, we reassured you that the future Best of Hands Barrelhouse would be keeping the iconic cow atop its building at 35th and Webster, while warning that it might disappear for a while for some sprucing-up. Part of its absence was unplanned, the Best of Hands crew says - it was briefly cownapped last week and taken to Chief Sealth International High School as what they say was a "senior prank."

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  12. 4 for your West Seattle FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar , where you'll find even more options for the rest of your Friday: LOW-LOW TIDE: It doesn't often get much lower than this. -3.7 feet at 12:42 pm.

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  13. Traffic/Transit Today: Wednesday watchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Route 56 to downtown Seattle due to leave 61 Av SW & Alki Av SW at 7:49 AM will not operate this morning.

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  14. New school-zone beacons in West Seattle - near school that's about to moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    If you drive SW Barton west of Westwood Village [ map ], you might have noticed those hand-lettered signs. Residents on the block tell WSB they were startled to find out that a school-zone flashing beacon was about to be installed there - considering that the nearest school, Roxhill Elementary , is about to move, as we've been reporting for the past 2+ years.

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  15. VIDEO: West Seattle/South Park HALA upzoning recap today, before public hearing tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    That's the Seattle Channel video of this morning's City Council meeting recapping the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Mandatory Housing Affordability toplines for District 1 - West Seattle and South Park - before tomorrow's public hearing. No new info, but if you've lost track of where the plan stands, it might be a helpful refresher.

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  16. Deadly stabbing at AlkiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    More to come. 10:19 PM: Victim has life-threatening wounds, also per scanner. Other routes to Alki might be closed because of the search - such as California Way and Bonair - so avoid the area.

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  17. West Seattle light-rail planning: Stakeholder Advisory Group rolls on to Level 2Read the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    So declared facilitator Diane Adams as the Stakeholder Advisory Group for Sound Transit 's West Seattle/Ballard light-rail extensions kicked off meeting #5. The Wednesday evening meeting at ST's downtown board room didn't result in any major pronouncements or advances.

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  18. West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Just texted by Kersti Muul and by Alisa Lemire Brooks from Orca Network - at least 10 orcas reported in/near the Southworth ferry lane, northbound.

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  19. West Seattle Friday: Art, music, gardeningRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: The monthly meeting is under way but you're still welcome to drop in, especially for the afternoon program featuring a floral designer's presentation at 12:45 pm. At Daystar .

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  20. FOLLOWUP: Southwest Athletic Complex work beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Construction has started on the track at SWAC most of the old track has already been torn up. It looks like the installation of the new track will begin next week! Graduation for Chief Sealth will still take place at the complex..

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