April 2020

SDOT chooses Kraemer North America as stabilization contractor for Pier 18 on West Seattle Bridge

information from Seattle Department of Transportation

We’re moving forward with West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization. The City used emergency contracting authority to move with urgency in selecting a construction contractor to carry out Phase 1 stabilization work. 

We’re happy to announce that Kraemer North America has been selected for Phase 1 construction and work is already underway. 


Once and Future River: Reclamation of the Duwamish being presented on video May 14

information from SWSHS

'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,' the historically-based monthly speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, will present a video-taped presentation of Seattle Times photojournalist Tom Reese with his book, "Once and Future River" on line at 6PM, Thursday, May 14th.  Originally presented to WW&SWS on July 8th, 2016, Reese's presentation about the damaged landscape of Seattle's Duwamish River, was  considered one of the favorite presentations of the series' earlier scheduling; his video was chosen as a substitute for a live speaker in May because of the need for socialized separation at this time.  


Rotary Club of West Seattle still out helping the community; Raising money for good causes

While many businesses and organizations have shut down or suspended operations apparently nothing can stop The Rotary Club of West Seattle  It may have taken a couple extra tries to get a Zoom call working, but they are still meeting virtually every Tuesday at noon.    

Rotarian Matt Amick said, "We are using the funds we have to support West Seattle Non-Profits that are serving our community. We have sent out donations to the following organizations and would encourage anyone who can to do the same.

West Seattle Food Bank for $2,000

West Seattle Senior Center for $2,000

West Side Baby for $1,000


Robbery suspect arrested in High Point

information from Seattle Police Blotter

Officers, including a K-9 team, arrested a 27-year-old robbery suspect in the High Point neighborhood Monday evening. 

On April 16th, at approximately 11:30 pm, an adult female drove into an apartment complex lot in the High Point neighborhood and parked, intending to look in on her mother. While the victim was still seated inside her vehicle, a man approached her vehicle and opened the driver’s door, pulling on the victim. The suspect threatened and repeatedly struck the victim in the head. He then stole the victim’s purse, wallet and cell phone. The victim was able to alert neighbors, who called 911. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. The case was assigned to an investigator for follow up. SPD Robbery Detective Ryan Lancaster was able to identify a possible suspect and distributed an informational bulletin to officers.


FREE pet food from the Mobile Pet Food Bank at Steve Cox Park in White Center Friday

information from King County Parks

King County Parks is thrilled to be hosting the Regional Animal Services of King County and the Mobile Pet Food Bank on Friday, May 1stfrom noon -2pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd.)  The RASKC team will be distributing FREE dog and cat food in the parking lot.  Please note that all social distancing safety measures will be observed.