June 2018

Easy Street Records celebrates 30 years; Clever video promotes 30% off CD Sale

In business 30 years, Easy Street Records has seen a lot of changes in the music industry from the arrival of the CD, to the rise of streaming. The entire time they've remained true to their mission. Bring the music.

Easy Street opened its store in West Seattle in 1988, and later added a cafe/bar, which serves coffee, breakfast, lunch and beer & wine. Easy Street Records often hosts live in-store performances by national and local musicians. The store carries new and used CDs, vinyl records, DVDs/BluRays, new books, magazines and company-branded merchandise. 


Man armed with Machete and BB-Gun arrested in south Delridge

information from Seattle Police Blotter

Witnesses called 911 around 9:30 Thursday night to report a man with a rifle and machete outside an apartment building in the 7500 block of 24th Avenue Southwest.

Officers quickly converged on the address and found a man standing in the stairwell of the building still holding the rifle and machete. SWAT team members as well as hostage negotiators responded to the scene and were able to start a dialogue with the 33-year-old man. After an hour of talking with the suspect, officers were able to convince the man to come down from the stairwell.  SWAT officers took the suspect into custody and discovered the rifle was a BB-gun.

Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of Harassment and Investigation of Assault.



WSTC meeting discussed ST3 station plans and free Orca cards

By Gwen Davis

This past Thursday, the West Seattle Transportation Coalition (WSTC) held its monthly meeting at Neighborhood House.

ST3 alternatives

The meeting included a presentation from the West Seattle Sound Transit 3 Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG). From now until spring 2019, the advisory group is set to explore alternatives for station locations, water crossings and track locations, as well as solicit community input. 

The alternatives discussed involved the proposal to extend the line through Pigeon Point via tunnel, across the Delridge valley on the piers, and then enter another tunnel to proceed to the Junction station. An additional alternative described the line following an elevated route through Delridge, and then entering a tunnel on the other side of Delridge valley, on the way to an underground Junction station. 


Water main break postpones Bears game

By Tim Clinton


A water main break at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center forced the postponement of Friday's Highline Bears semiprofessional baseball game against the Redmond Dudes.

The Bears will try again Saturday, when they are scheduled to host the Athletes in Motion team at 7:35 p.m.

They go on the road to Oregon to play the Gresham Greywolves at 5:05 p.m. Sunday and 6:35 p.m. Monday.


South Highline National stays in contention defeating West Seattle

By Gerardo Bolong

Constant offensive pressure joined stellar relief pitching for the South Highline National 8-10 age division Little League baseball All-Stars in a 13-5 loser-out win of the 2018 district VII tournament held on Thurs., June 28.
The Nationals took a first inning lead, but had to rally from a mid-game deficit to eliminate West Seattle at the Pacwest fields in SeaTac.

“Our team played really great ball,” manager Kris Kelly said. “They put the ball in play and made them make plays. We put the pressure on them from the get go.”

Trailing 4-2, after three innings, the Nationals from Normandy Park took charge of the rematch from a previous SHN win against WSLL. 

South Highline National parlayed one hit, four walks and a hit batter into a four-run uprising that staked National to a 6-4 lead.


SeaTac Marriott Residence Inn celebrates with a stylish grand opening

The Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle SeaTac Airport located at 19608 International Boulevard, celebrated their Grand Opening yesterday, June 28th, in a fun unique way.  The Grand Opening event immersed guests in a 1920's flare with a live band, hors d'oeuvres, and scavenger hunt style tour of the hotel. 

The 170 all-suite hotel opened it's doors on May 9th, 2018 and has been able to provide an extended stay option for guests that are on the road for extended periods. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of breakfast combinations from the hot breakfast buffet included, as well as a cocktail at the cozy bar and all the amenities such as a guest laundry room, large fitness center, and fully equipped kitchenettes in the suites.