September 2019

Water Taxi offering extended sailings for the Seahawks game Thursday

This week in addition to normal Friday and Saturday night extended service, the West Seattle Water Taxi will be offering additional extended service for the Seahawks home game on Thursday, 10/3.  The last departure from Pier 50 in downtown Seattle on these days is 10:45 PM and from West Seattle is 11:00 PM.

Please check the Water Taxi website for additional details.


A taste of Spain

By Katy Wilkens

I am thrilled that I’ve been invited to Barcelona to be part of an international workgroup developing nutritional guidelines for people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

That got me thinking about Spain’s famous small appetizers called tapas. You can enjoy a healthy and delicious taste of Spain with these recipes.

Garlic Shrimp with Olive Oil

1 pound shrimp, fresh or frozen

1 cup olive oil

5-6 cloves garlic, minced

1 red bell pepper, diced

Chile flakes (optional)

½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley

Peel, devein and wash shrimp. In a frying pan, heat olive oil on medium until shimmering. Add the garlic, chile flakes, red pepper and parsley. Cook about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp is cooked (turns pink). Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information (per serving)


Sports Roundup week of 9-30-19

By Tim Clinton



Highline vs Lindbergh
That's why football players should wear cups.

Austin Birchfield of Highline is brought down by Lindbergh's Jave'n Smith. Photo by Kurt Howard



Pirates pummel Lindbergh, 47-8

Highline hammered Lindbergh by a 47-8 score in football Friday.

It was the first victory of the year for the homestanding Pirates, who improved their season record to 1-3.

Highline returns to action Thursday, hosting Franklin Pierce for a 7 p.m. game.


Ballard 33, Lakeside 15


Cupid, coffee and community coalesce at Burien Press

By Ken Robinson

Why would a guy who grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, leave that idyllic place and move to Burien, Washington?

We don’t know the answer. But we’re glad he is here watching him grow from a young newcomer to a contributing community member.

HIs name is Matt Wendland. He is 33. He came to Burien when he was 21. He was looking for work and landed a job at Trader Joe’s as one of  that store’s do-everything workers. 

He says he was making a living doing small business consulting and writing then. He had grown up in a small business family. His dad owned a restaurant. He figured he could eventually do that too.

Then Cupid stepped in. He helped a young woman find something at Trader Joe’s. She came through his line to pay. She bought some ingredients to make cookies. He asked her if she was going to bring some back when baked. She did. They got married in 2011.


Second closure of 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way intersection as soon as Oct. 4

information from Seattle Department of Transportation

To continue rebuilding the concrete roadway, we will be closing the intersection of 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way for a second time. The 35th Ave SW and Avalon Way SW intersection must be rebuilt to extend the useful life of the road, make utility upgrades, and make improvements for people walking, bicycling, driving, and riding the bus. Closing the intersection will allow us to rebuild the concrete roadway as quickly and safely as possible. This intersection closure is weather dependent and subject to change.

The intersection will be closed as early as Friday, October 4 at 9 AM to Monday, October 7 at 6 AM, as long as weather allows. If there is rain in the forecast the weekend of October 4, we will postpone the intersection work to the following weekend, Friday, October 11 through Monday, October 14.


SeaTac Public works project updates

information from City of SeaTac

Military Road South and South 152nd Street

Improvements for this road reconstruction and safety project include construction of bike lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, new pavement, installation of street lighting, upgraded and interconnected signalization with pedestrian crossings, construction of a right turn lane on Eastbound South 152nd Street, and the elimination of the skewed intersection at Tukwila International Boulevard and Military Road South. Johansen Construction Company started construction on June 24. Current work includes water service connections and installing storm drainage infrastructure.

Des Moines Memorial Drive South—South 128th Street to South 136th Street


SeaTac road rage and assault case wrapped up

information from the City of SeaTac

On the evening of September 18, deputies received a call about an injured male in the roadway. The male was found with a laceration above his eye, ripped pants, and his safety vest about 20 feet away. The victim couldn’t tell the responding officers what happened, and he was transported to the hospital.

Several hours later, a different male called in to report an assault that came from a road rage incident. Officer Myklebust responded and contacted the male driver, who explained what happened and provided in-car video he had of the incident. The male driver said he may have “hit” the other person with his car when he was trying to leave. Officers were able to ascertain that the disoriented male found earlier on the ground the same person involved in the road rage incident.


Heroin, cocaine, meth, pills, gun and cash recovered in SPD bust in West Seattle

information from Seattle Police Blotter

Around 5:30 PM on Saturday, members of the West Precinct Anti-Crime Team and SPD Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration, served a warrant at the apartment of a 52-year-old man in the 900 block of SW Holden Street.

There, police found 1,455 grams of methamphetamine, 53 grams of cocaine, 41 grams of oxycodone pills and 229 grams of black tar heroin, which was in the suspect’s freezer. 

Police also found a 9mm handgun and $39,000 in cash in the home.

Officers seized the gun, cash, and narcotics, and provided food and water for a cat in the apartment before securing the unit and leaving the scene.

The 52-year-old suspect—who was arrested for domestic violence the day before police served a warrant at his apartment and is also on federal probation—is currently being held at the King County Jail.