March 2017

Design Review Board meeting on seven story 108 unit apartment project on Fauntleroy set for April 20

A design review board meeting for the 7-story, 108-unit apartment building called the Fauntleroy Way Apartments at 4754 Fauntleroy Way SW is set for April 20 at the West Seattle Senior Center at 6:30pm. The project would have 10 live-work units to be located at ground level. Parking for 103 vehicles will be provided below grade This is up from the 88 parking spaces proposed previously. The existing structure would be demolished. Environmental review includes demolition of parking lot with 42 parking spaces.

The property is owned by Thomas Parsons of Holland Development LLC.


Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Seattle Senior Center
4217 SW Oregon Street
Room: Hatten Hall


Ballard Crime Watch: Prowler report leads to chase, man arrested

Prowler report leads to chase, man arrested

Police arrested a man and woman on March 17 after there were reports of the two stealing license plates from cars in Fremont. Officers found the suspects at the 4300 block of Sixth Avenue N.W. at around 7 a.m. after a neighbor reported them. Police spotted two men—one age 48, the other 50—and a 40-year-old woman standing near a stolen car. The hood of the car was opened. Police ordered them to the ground but the 48-year-old man refused. He said “ that!” and fled. He ran through yards nearby and police eventually found him after a neighbor reported his whereabouts. He was lying on the side of the yard. Officers arrested the man. They later determined the 50-year-old man had nothing to do with the stolen car, and he was released. The woman was interviewed at the North Precinct and later released pending investigation. The 48-year-old male was booked in to King County Jail on a felony warrant and drug charges.

Shed pilfered, tools taken

Reward increased to $6,000 for information on Burien fatal hit and run

Family and friends of April Fait, who was killed in a hit and run accident in Burien added $5,000 to the $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest of the person responsible for her death. It is case number (C17009689)

On February 24th around 7pm Fait was crossing S152nd St. to enter the Highline Performing Arts Center to watch her grandchild in a musical production when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer silver or grey sedan and should have right front damage.

Detectives have not located a suspect vehicle and do not have a suspect description. If you have any information about this case you may remain anonymous and be eligible for a $6,000 reward by call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or you can call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.


UPDATE: US Bank in White Center robbed; Arrest made

Update 4:15pm
The man who attempted to rob the US bank around 1pm today in the 9800 block of 15 Ave Sw has been found and arrested. He was found in the Burien Library by King County Sheriff's detectives. He is a 24 year old transient man.
When he entered the bank today he displayed a note and did not get any cash before fleeing on foot.

Original Post
US Bank in the 9800 block of 15 Ave Sw. with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A note was passed to the teller then the suspect fled on foot. Police have a K-9 unit searching the area.
Suspect is a white male, 20’s last seen wearing black hoody, black gloves, blue jeans and a red beanie. May have a tattoo on his neck.


Google grant will send Sealth students to UW this summer

A grant from Google will send a number of local high school students with high barriers to graduation to spend two summers at UW and attend daily seminars from top faculty. While at UW, they will acquire college study and survival skills and explore exciting and innovative STEM electives.

The Google grant will help the UW Foundation bolster its Math Science Upward Bound (MSUB) program, which is designed for students from Chief Sealth High School who have higher barriers to graduating high school and attending college.

Seventy-eight percent of MSUB students are both low-income and the first generation in their family to attend college. In the last school year, MSUB saw 100% of its students graduate from high school and 94% successfully enroll in college programs. The grant money MSUB receives from Google will allow MSUB to further develop its STEM survival course and provide low-income/first-generation college students with equal access to secondary education.


Sinkhole forms on 35th SW; Road not scheduled to be repaved until 2023

A sinkhole capable of doing serious damage to a car formed on 35h SW on Wednesday March 29 in the 7300 block of 35th SW. The hole about 18 inches across and clearly over a foot deep formed at the edge of the northbound lane, next to the turning lane.

SDOT briefly closed the road and workers at the site said they could not estimate how long it might take to repair since they needed to consult with Seattle Public Utilities who were coming to to assess what the exact cause of the hole was.

35th SW, especially at the the top of the hill near the Myrtle Street reservoir has suffered this past winter with numerous pothole and rough pavement making driving a bit of an obstacle course.

The road is the subject of a Safety Corridor Project that completed its first phase in 2015 when the stretch from Roxbury Street SW to just south of Morgan Street SW was converted to three lanes and the speed lowered to 30 mph. The second phase is due to be completed this year converting that segment too down to Edmunds Street SW. Those updates will include pavement repair.


Port of Seattle opens 150 paid high school and college summer internship slots

The Port of Seattle kicks off its 2017 summer intern program with 150 paid roles for high school and college students. The internship program, which tripled the number of positions offered from two years ago, is one element of the Port’s community-based effort to close the labor gap as the Boomer Generation leaves the workforce.

“We need to tackle three fundamental challenges in our economy right now: a coming labor shortfall in skilled trades and Port-related industries, fewer industries creating good paying jobs that support the middle class, and a lack of opportunities in disadvantaged communities,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Stephanie Bowman. “Port-related industries offer those good paying jobs. We designed our internship program and partnerships to do more to inspire students to explore these industries, learn about skills training and get connected to opportunities.”

Can you help a Sealth senior create an unforgettable memory? Grad Night organizers need assistance

Parents are organizing the Grad night for Seniors at Chief Sealth IHS. Many students are not able to afford the evening and several fundraisers are being organized to get the costs down for the evening event.

The event is schedule for Wednesday, June 21 starting at 10:00pm. It as usual will depart from Chief Sealth via bus to a series of destinations that remain a surprise. The event is chaperoned but often the seniors see a magic show, have a meal and visit places they might not expect.
The tickets are $80.00 which for many students is a financial hardship.

To help the seniors you can drop off money to the school office labeled Grad Night donation c/o PSTA.

You can buy tickets online at

What is Grad Night?


Sportswatch: Sports events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton

High schools
Chief Sealth hosts Lakeside for a 4 p.m. game Wednesday as West Seattle entertains Highline at Hiawatha, then Chief Sealth goes to Ballard at the same time Friday.
The Seahawks turn around to host Blanchet at 4 p.m. Monday and West Seattle travels to Eastside Catholic at 7 p.m. that day.
Mount Rainier, meanwhile, entertains Tahoma at 4 p.m. Wednesday as Kennedy Catholic travels to Kentridge.
JFK hosts Kentridge at the same time Thursday and Mount Rainier goes to Tahoma for a 6 p.m. game.
Foster goes to Lindbergh for 4 p.m. action Friday before hosting Rainier Beach at 12 p.m. Saturday and Franklin Pierce at 4 p.m. Monday. The Bulldogs visit Fife at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Tyee goes to Renton for 4 p.m. action Friday as Highline travels to Clover Park, then Highline is at home against Steilacoom at 3:30 p.m. Monday with Tyee going to Eatonville at 4 p.m.
Tuesday's schedule has Tyee at home against River Ridge at 3:30 p.m. and Highline at Renton at 4 p.m.
Seattle Christian pays a visit to Cascade Christian at 4 p.m. Wednesday and hosts Bellevue Christian at the same time Friday.