June 2018

Early Design Guidance meeting July 19 for seven story apartment in heart of the Junction; New home for Husky Deli

Sleepers in Seattle is seeking a new location in the general area; Bikram Yoga is still uncertain

The future home of Husky Deli will be a seven story, 82 apartment building at 4741 California Ave SW. The Early Design Guidance Review meeting has been set for the West Seattle Senior Center on July 19 at 6:30pm.

Parking for 45 cars is in the plan. Sleepers in Seattle the sleeper sofa and recliner store on the site is looking to relocate in the general area. Bikram Yoga, also on the site is at this point still uncertain about what they might do, though they have a large loyal following.

Jack Miller, owner of Husky Deli shared his thoughts about the project in a letter to the community. WestsideSeattle was the first to share here.


King County wants residents to be safe and observe all fireworks rules this Fourth of July

Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Seattle other than licensed displays

information from King County

As family, friends and neighbors come together to celebrate this July 4th holiday, King County hopes everyone stays safe and follows the rules when discharging fireworks.

The discharge of state-approved consumer fireworks is allowed in unincorporated King County on Wednesday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight.


UPDATE: EPA statement on crushed car barge fire on Duwamish River

Update 10:40am June 27

The cleanup and environmental impacts of the blaze aboard a crushed car barge at 600 South Myrtle Street in the Duwamish River came front and center today. Overnight cranes moved some of the wreckage off the barge but operations were slow since the fire made so much of what remained highly unstable. During the fire, cars entered the river and runoff from the water and foam applied to stop the fire entered the river in large quantities. 

The spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Mark MacIntyre released a statement regarding the crushed car barge fire on the Duwamish River on June 26. 


West Seattle All-Stars win district 7

By Gerardo Bolong


West Seattle completed a three-game unbeaten run to the 2018 District VII 9-11 age division of Little League baseball title by holding off hard-hitting Renton 8-5 at the Pacwest fields on Tues., June 26.

The Westsiders will play at the state tournament beginning on July 14 with a home field advantage as the games are scheduled for the Pacwest fields in SeaTac

Leading 8-0 after three innings, WS was hard pressed to hold off the potent attacks of Renton, but stayed focused for victory.

“Before the tournament, we had lots of good players,” said manager Otis Moore. “We didn’t have lots of experience as a team. They played solid ball and hit well as a team. When they were challenged, they stuck together as a team and were mentally tough.”


Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million; Ruled accidental

The barge fire that spewed black smoke for miles on Tuesday evening in the Duwamish River was ruled accidental with a damage estimate of $1 million according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Our original coverage including the live video is here.

The Washington State Dept. of Ecology said that no oil sheen was detected despite at least two crushed cars still aflame dropping into the river. No word on whether they will be brought to the surface. They found no evidence of harm to wildlife.

Crews were busy moving some of the charred wreckage ashore reducing the overall load on the barge.

It will take some time to offload the barge since many of the remaining crushed cars are in somewhat precarious positions.