November 2018

Jerry's View: The gift of giving comes back

by Jerry Robinson

I'm not much of a craftsman. I admit it. I do like to tinker in the garage and I've owned nearly every type of woodworking tool to make everyone think I know what I'm doing. Crosscut saws, rip saws, band saws, table saws, hack saws. I never saw a saw I did not think I needed.

         It wasn't always like that. My six thumbs were no challenge to my brother Russ. We once made sailboats to race at Peninsula Park wading pool, in Portland. Russ was gifted. His sleek sloop cut a fine figure. Its billowed sail moving briskly across the water. As captain of my boat, I should have scuttled it before launch. No one told me cardboard and balsa wood are not good in water.


MHA EIS SCALE appeal ruling

information from Morgan Community Association

On November 21, 2018, City of Seattle Hearing Examiner Ryan Vancil issued his ruling on the EIS appeal filed by the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) on the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program.

Morgan Community Association is a member of SCALE along with West Seattle's Junction Neighborhood Association, Fauntleroy Community Association and the Westwood Roxhill Arbor Heights Community Council. SCALE's response to the ruling is pending.   


Small Business Saturday in West Seattle can save you money

Information from West Seattle Junction Association

The West Seattle Junction merchants who serves local customers, is proud to support Small Business Saturday this Nov 24.

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition celebrating a greater nationwide movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses, from the corner store to your favorite diner — because it’s unique small businesses, like the kind you find in the West Seattle Junction, that help local communities stay vibrant.

Shopping during Small Business Saturday is a great way to show the community you care about small businesses.

We all have favorite small businesses we love in the Junction! Show your support by shopping small and checking out the great deals, sales, discounts and offers. Shop the specials!


City of Seattle hosting information sessions on viaduct closure and SR 99 realignment

Information from City of Seattle

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the Seattle Department of Transportation will host information sessions throughout the city regarding the upcoming permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the new SR 99 tunnel that will open in early February, and suggested strategies to navigate or avoid the upcoming challenges to the City of Seattle’s transportation system.


Safety tips that can make your holidays much happier

Always call 911 to report suspicious activity or crimes in progress; Language lines for interpretations are available

By Jennifer Danner

SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator

General Safety Tips

-Keep your head up and scan your surroundings, avoid ‘auto pilot’. Make eye contact with others so they are aware that you see them. This sends a message that you know they are there, and that you can also identify them if necessary. Walk confidently, project an assertive, confident image.


Robertia Joyce Coleman

R. Joyce Coleman, age 91, passed away in the presence of family on Friday, November 9, 2018, just short of her 92nd birthday. She was born November 15, 1926 in Yakima, Washington to Delbert McLain and Blanch Oliver.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank, sons Robert and John. She is survived by her son Frank Jr., daughters-in-law Lena and Sue, grandsons Andrew and Ben, sister Marlene, brothers Bob and Don, and a great-grandson and granddaughter.