August 2019

Joaquin Garcia, Level III sex offender notice

information from the Seattle Police Department

Joaquin Garcia, a 38 year old Hispanic Male, is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 1800 Block of SW Dawson St. Mr. Garcia is currently under Department of Corrections supervision.

To learn more about this offender and for additional safety tips please visit the website at and search by his name.


His car is a classic and a survivor just like him

If you have a sharp eye, you may have spotted a mint colored 1956 Chevrolet 210 tooling around West Seattle getting many thumbs up and nods of approval. That car is remarkable not only for its condition but for who was driving it. Paul Jung is the owner and is a life long West Seattle resident. His father bought the car new and today it has only 49,000 miles on it. It's a beautiful survivor from the days when American engineering and manufacturing were truly the envy of the world.

Jung himself is a survivor too. 

After working for decades in the tool and die industry Jung, now in his late 70's retired, but needing to stay active took a part time job at both Safeco Field (now T-Mobile Park) and at Century Link guiding guests and taking tickets. Then the health of his wife and his own health began to fail. Sadly his wife passed a few years ago and he was forced to carry on solo.

He had developed bladder cancer and therapy would be long and difficult. 


WSDOT announces a November start date for tolling the SR 99 tunnel in Seattle

Toll will cost from $1 to $2.25 with a Good to Go Pass; Highest rate will be $4.25

information from WSDOT

Drivers using the State Route 99 tunnel will begin paying tolls on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced today.

State law requires that toll revenues from the SR 99 tunnel be used to pay back construction bonds as well as pay to operate and maintain the nation’s largest double-decked road tunnel. The two-mile-long SR 99 tunnel runs underneath downtown Seattle and opened in February 2019.

“While the SR 99 tunnel has been a great success, we expect traffic patterns in Seattle will shift when tolling starts,” said Patty Rubstello, WSDOT assistant secretary of Urban Mobility and Access. “We are giving as much advanced notice as possible to allow drivers plenty of time to get ready, which includes opening up a Good To Go! account.”


Suspect in road rage shooting arrested

 At approximately 6:15pm on August 6, 2019, Washington State Patrol (WSP) dispatch received a 911 call stating that the driver of a red Toyota Tacoma pickup had fired shots at a silver Chevrolet Tahoe WB SR 18 near Tiger Mountain Summit.

According to the witness and the victim this incident started when the Toyota cut the Tahoe off exiting from WB I-90 to WB SR 18.  Once on SR 18, the Toyota was in a lane that merged into the lane the Tahoe was in and cut the Tahoe off again making light contact with the right front of the Tahoe.  The vehicles continued WB SR 18 and while approaching the summit where it opens to two lanes, the Toyota pulled along the right side of the Tahoe and the driver shot four to five rounds toward the right rear of the vehicle.


Beware, E-Scooters are coming

By Jean Godden

It is inevitable: E-scooters are coming to Seattle. There are at least three councilmembers (Mike O'Brien, Abel Pacheco and Teresa Mosqueda) who are crazy mad for electric scooters and are determined to get them -- many hundreds of them -- onto Seattle streets.

After all, while Seattle has tarried, pilot programs for e-scooters are underway in Tacoma, Bothell, Redmond and Spokane. Nearby Everett, with a pilot completed, has already decided e-scooters can stay. How did Seattle, one of the first cities to adopt dockless bikes, become one of the last to try dockless e-scooters?


How to help a relative with their anxieties and depression

By: Stan Popovich

Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety, and depression and do not know what to do?  It can be frustrating to watch someone you know suffer and not be able to help them.

Here are six ways to help the person cope in these kinds of situations and the best way to deal with anxiety.

1.Learn as much as you can in managing anxiety and depression: There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with fear and anxiety. Share this information with the person who is struggling with their mental health issues.

2. Be understanding and patient with the person struggling with their fears: Dealing with depression and anxiety can be difficult for the person so do not add more problems than what is already there. Do not get into arguments with the person who is having a difficult time with their anxieties.