June 2015

From rocking video to rock wear, Jamie Chamberlin adds a new dimension

Local filmmaker Jamie Chamberlin, whose films and videos for ZZTop, Duff McKagen and others have earned him a reputation as edgy and innovative, is branching out from that career into his own clothing line.

His brand Black Dahlia is the same but now in addition to the imagery of film, the brand will allow people to become part of it by wearing hats, shirts, tunics and more all in his signature color, black.

Right now they have eleven prototypes, all designed by Chamberlin. Six of those will be selected to move into samples and patterns.

The clothing will initially be available online only, but the eventual goal is to place the clothing in retail outlets.

The website is under development as they get the photography and video work done.

He said the line would launch in Spring 2016.


SFD investigating fire on 80-foot ship at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard

UPDATE 3:56 pm

Doug Dixon, General Manager of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, said that they were doing welding work in the stateroom of the yacht -- called Three Winches -- when something caught fire. Dixon said they had a fire watch there and noticed the fire immediately.

“We had it out mostly before fire crews showed up, and they finished it off,” said Dixon.

Firefighters needed to use chain saws to cut into the ship to find the source of the fire, but damage was localized to the stateroom.

“The fire is buried in the woodwork so getting to the smoldering embers can be difficult.”

25 units with 59 firefighters were dispatched to the scene, including fireboat units.

Moore reported that Ship Fires, Marina Fires, Pier Fires and High Rise fires call for more units due to the potential for large-scale fires and emergencies.

“Our response model is to dispatch the units and code green them or turn them around if not needed. It’s easier to turn them around than trying to catch up to a fire that is growing exponentially,” said Moore.

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City of Seattle launches firefighter recruitment drive; 98 positions open

The City of Seattle needs new firefighters and launched a new recruitment drive at the Joint Training Facility on Myers Way SW on Tuesday June 30, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and Mayor Ed Murray spoke to reporters about the need to bring in new young recruits to join a department in need of at least 90 new people at a rate of 60 per year.

Mayor Murray explained that "currently more than 80% of all fire/emergency responses are medical in nature, a trend that is expected to grow. Cardiac arrest patients treated by one of our firefighters are more than twice as likely to survive than anywhere else in the nation." He said that the department "must reflect the diversity of our city... We need to recruit more women, and this is a significant issue. We need to recruit more people of color, particularly African American firefighters, a number that has actually dropped in recent years. And I would hope we were also able to recruit gay and lesbian people who are out."


Wayne’s Service Center in Normandy Park Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary with party

By Michele Smith

In 1965, there were seven service stations within a block of each other in the Manhattan area of Normandy Park and Wayne Roush’s Mobile Service Center was one of them. Wayne was in his early 20’s when he began a 50-year career and family business.

“I’m not sure I would do it again”, Wayne said last week. “It is hard work, lots of long hours away from family but my German and Irish heritage of stubbornness and perseverance kept me going.” Over the years, the oil companies would change their policies making it more difficult for the small gas and service stations to survive. “They squeezed five of the seven out” he said, “The big companies came in and the others just quit. There’s not a lot of profit.” But Wayne said his drive comes from the ability to provide his community with a service. For Wayne, it’s not just all about the money.


Tukwila man killed in traffic after fleeing from police on foot on SR-518

By Matt Wendland

Tukwila man killed in traffic after fleeing from police on foot on SR-518
A Tukwila man was stuck and killed by a vehicle traveling on SR-518 late Saturday, June 20, after fleeing from his car on foot after being pulled over by a Washington State trooper. The incident took place in SeaTac when the vehicle was pulled over for a traffic stop. The driver, a 38-year-old Tukwila man, got out of his car and ran into westbound lanes near the SR-99 intersection and was struck by a vehicle and killed. According to trooper Chris Webb, the driver had an out of state arrest warrant but it is unclear if this is why he fled from his vehicle. The agency has opened an investigation into the man’s death but further information has yet to be released. 

Crimes reported between 6/7/15 and 6/21/15

Home and Business Larceny/Burglary:

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Ahead of Hot, Dry Holiday, Burien Reminds Residents of Fireworks Ban Risk of Fire Caused by Fireworks Especially High this Year  

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, City officials urge residents to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits.  Hot, dry temperatures over the past month and going into the weekend create especially dangerous fire conditions and call for extreme caution in handling flammables of any type.
The Burien police department has scheduled extra officers who will specifically be assigned to enforce violations of the fireworks ordinance. Residents who possess or discharge fireworks may receive a ticket, be fined $257.00, and have their fireworks confiscated.  Residents are encouraged to attend a public fireworks display in lieu of purchasing and discharging their own.

Questions on the ban can be addressed to Captain Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. He is supervising all fireworks enforcement efforts and can be reached at (206) 477-2248 or bryan.howard@kingcounty.gov.
The Mayor, City Council, and staff would wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!


Sportswatch For the week of July 1-7

Sports events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton

Youth sports
The Seattle Summer Swimming League season will continue next Tuesday after taking Thursday off for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
Gregory Seahurst will visit nearby rival Normandy Park for a 6 p.m. meet as Arbor Heights hosts Twin Lakes and Olympic View entertains Kent.

Little League
District 7 all-star baseball action continues Wednesday with a pair of age 10-11 losers bracket games.
South Highline National and Seattle Central play on one PacWest diamond at 6 p.m. and PacWest will play Renton on another at the same time. Wednesday's winners then play at 6 p.m. Friday for the right to get to Sunday's 1 p.m. losers bracket final.
The winners bracket final between West Seattle and Renton is also at 6 p.m. Friday, with the loser dropping into the losers bracket final and the winner going straight to Monday's 6 p.m. championship. The if-necessary game is at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The age 9-10 tournament, meanwhile, continues with two losers bracket games at 6 p.m. Thursday.


SMH Announces New Tukwila Facility

With a centrally accessible location, the new facility meets increased need for vital community mental health services for youth and families

SEATTLE – June 29, 2015 – Sound Mental Health, which served more than 3,400 children and 5,000 families last year, announced its newest facility in Tukwila today. The new 17,000 square foot facility enables Sound Mental Health to support the growing need for quality behavioral health services in the South County region. It will house the organization’s Child and Family Services program as well as support the agency’s Adult Services program.

To officially open the doors to the community, the agency will host an open house on Tuesday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be served and key staff will provide facility tours.


SPU moving forward with rain garden project

Seattle Public Utilities announced last week that the Ballard Natural Drainage System project team has finished designing several blocks of roadside rain gardens in the Loyal Heights neighborhood.

The work in Loyal Heights is part of the City’s larger Ballard Natural Drainage System project, which once completed will annually collect more than 1 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater before it enters the ship canal and Salmon Bay.

The problem arises from Ballard’s Combined Overflow Sewage system, which is overwhelmed during heavy rains. On those occasions 10 percent of the water entering Salmon Bay is raw sewage.

In 2013, Ballard accounted for over one-third of the entire City’s overflows. That year Ballard overflowed 58 times, totaling 14.9 million gallons.

SPU reported the design process included engaging with residents, specifying rain garden locations, addressing technical and budget details and coordinating with Seattle Department of Transportation to determine tree placement so as not to conflict with right-of-ways.


City identifies public lands for permitted encampment sites

Information provided by the Office of the Mayor

Today Mayor Ed Murray released a map of City-owned properties most suitable for new permitted encampments to serve at least 200 individuals experiencing homelessness. The mayor will transmit a resolution on the encampment sites to the Seattle City Council tomorrow.

The three preferred City-owned sites for 2015 are:
· 2826 NW Market Street for approximately 52 residents.

· 3234 17th Avenue W for approximately 70 residents.

· S. Industrial Way between 5th and 6th Avenue S for approximately 78 residents.

Four City-owned sites were identified as potential future locations:
· 8030 15th Avenue NW for approximately 36 residents.

· 3830 4th Avenue NE for approximately 64 residents.

· 7115 2nd Avenue SW for approximately 95 residents.

· 7110 Rainier Avenue S for approximately 32 residents.