June 2021

Thai to go offers specialty foods in a tasty combination

First time business owners use their experience to start something new

As the pandemic ends many people are beginning to test the waters and among them are partners Link and Tata, very experienced restaurant managers who have just started Thai to Go. Operating out the commissary kitchen at USI in the West Seattle Triangle, Tata is the chef and Link runs the rest of the company including doing some limited deliveries. They came to America ten years ago.

Chicken with egg and rice
Pad Kapraow Kai, Stir fried minced chicken with basil , white onion and red bell pepper over rice topped with a crispy over medium egg. Photo by Patrick Robinson



Transit returning to full capacity

Regional and state agencies open all seats in July

Riders soon will have more public transportation options as buses, trains and ferries in the Puget Sound region are returning to full capacity and opening all seats starting in July.

Governor Inslee is dropping state social distancing restrictions for transit as part of his decision to reopen the state. As vaccination rates continue to climb in the Puget Sound region and other state restrictions are relaxed, even more people are expected to use transit this summer.


UPDATE: New license agency now open in West Seattle at Westwood Village

UPDATE June 30

Seattle Auto Licensing celebrated it's grand opening on June 30 at Westwood Village.

Owned by Randy and Robin Lais who also own the Port Orchard License Agency (opened there in 2011) the business now provides title and license services for vehicles, motorcycles, vessels, watercraft, travel and utility trailers. You can also renew registrations, get a report of a sale, get trip permits and disabled placards.

Randy also offered, "Quick Titles will begin the moment we have the state's computer software programmed for our office. We are honored to have the opportunity to support the West Seattle area. We will do you proud."

The official address is  2515 SW Trenton Street, Suite 103 Seattle, WA 98106-3209

The company officers are Randy and Robyn Lais and Aaron Herbstritt.


Crews will be doing urgent pavement repairs on West Marginal Way

information from Seattle Department of Transportation 

Travel Alert: 

Where: West Marginal Way, north of the Highland Park Way SW Intersection

When: Work will start as early as 2 a.m. and last as late as 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, June 30.

Closure Details: One lane will be maintained in each direction during the work. Please expect delays and drive slow through the area.

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are planning on doing urgent pavement repairs on West Marginal Way just north of Highland Park Way SW to repair pavement that has buckled in the extreme heat.

Crews will begin work at about 2 a.m. on the early morning of June 30 (tonight) and expect to be done by 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, June 30. During repairs, West Marginal Way will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.


One dead, three injured in Alki shooting Monday night

information from Seattle Police Blotter

One man was killed and three others were shot late Monday night at Alki Beach.

Just before midnight, multiple 911 callers reported a shooting in the 2600 block of Alki Avenue Southwest. When police arrived, a citizen was performing CPR on one of the victims. Officers took over and attempted life-saving measures, but the man was declared deceased at the scene. Two additional victims – a man and a woman – were transported from the scene by ambulance in stable condition. Another male victim was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

According to witnesses, two groups got into an argument that escalated and led to the shooting.

Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz came to the scene and asked the public for help with any information regarding this incident. "We've had over 222 shots fired in this year alone. We've got to figure out ways to keep these guns off the streets," Diaz said.


Two counts of murder filed in 2018 Burien shooting

This afternoon the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed two counts of Murder in the First Degree against Francisco I. Montero for the March 2018 shooting deaths of two teenage girls outside a Burien apartment complex. One of the victims was 13, the other was 19. 

These charges are the result of a long investigation by the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Burien Police Department.  Authorities are still seeking Montero’s accomplices to these crimes.


UPDATE: Power outage again in Burien affects 146 near Seahurst Park

Update 4:45pm

The second power outage in the Burien area began around 3pm just north of Seahurst Park encompassing 15th SW through 18th SW from Seahurst Park Road to 136th SW on the north. Restoration was predicted to happen by 9am on Tuesday, morning.


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A power outage on the hottest day in Seattle history is not good news but for 176 Seattle City Light customers near Ambaum Blvd. SW and 125th SW was out and was addressed quickly. So.. meltdown averted.

You can view and report outages on the City System Status page here.