June 2019

James Joseph Granquist August 1, 1945 - April 29, 2019

James Joseph Granquist was born on August 1, 1945, as WWII was ending.  


He was the 3rd of 6 children, born to Joe & Mildred Granquist.  It was a fun-loving, rollicking bunch:  Lee, Sally, Jim, Mary, Bob & Gary.  

Think Green: Recyle event is set for Saturday in the Junction

Reuse and Recycle in the Junction is happening this Saturday June 29 from 9 AM to 1 PM. The location is the parking lot behind the Junction on 42nd SW between Alaska and Oregon Streets SW.

There will be two shredding trucks this year, supported by Windermere. Plus the usual array of recyclers ready to take items from Styrofoam to the usual array of electronics.


SPD holding community focus groups to learn specific concerns about crime

Seattle University is partnering with the Seattle Police Department to conduct qualitative research on community crime concerns. Qualitative concerns allow SU researchers to collaborate with SPD leadership to improve the city’s community policing initiatives. As a part of the process evaluation of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans, Seattle University is looking for community members to participate in an hour-long discussion. This discussion is regarding community perceptions of crime, safety, and police legitimacy, as well as knowledge of and satisfaction with the MCPP. The more participation from community members the better, the information obtained from these focus groups will help inform your neighborhood’s Micro Community Policing Plans, so please come share your concerns and suggestions.                                            


Sheriff increasing emphasis patrols after weekend shootings in White Center

information from King County Sheriff

After a series of shootings over the weekend, the Sheriff’s Office wants to assure our White Center residents and business owners that public safety is our top priority and we are taking action to combat violent crime in the area.

King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said, “We are aware that violent crime is trending up. We will be adding deputies for increased emphasis patrols targeting crimes of violence.” 


Second shooting in White Center in two days sends man to hospital

 An adult male was taken to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Monday morning near 106th SW and 1st Ave SW. This was the second shooting in two days in the White Center area.

The shooting took place at about 7:50 a.m. according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

The man's wounds were not life threatening. There was no information on the suspect.

White Center saw what was acknowledged as a "running gun battle" on Sunday morning after an altercation in the early morning hours broke out at a hookah lounge whose entrance is on the alley between 16th SW and 17th SW in the 9800 block. In that incident three men were wounded, and two remain in critical condition. 

The facts behind both incidents were still being investigated.

A press release on both is expected in the next 24 hours.


Fire at Edge Apartments does damage, dislocates some residents

A fire on the first floor of the Edge Apartments in the 3100 block of Avalon Way SW did some damage, and forced some of the residents out of the structure around 6am on Monday, June 24.

No occupants were found in the area of the fire. Some residents were assisted out of the structure. Some potentially experienced smoke inhalation. Red Cross was called to assist with those forced out of their apartments.

No cause or dollar value of the damages was announced.

See the video of the incident captured by Tomasz Biernacki below.