October 2021

Get your CANDY ON! White Center merchants will be offering a lot for Halloween

More than 40 White Center merchants are taking part in major trick or treat event at the White Center business core on Halloween night, Oct 31.

Kids (and their parents) can stop by for trick or treating and plus a DJ will be there playing music to pump up the atmosphere near the White Center Plant Shop.

The event starts around 3pm and will end only when there are no more kids to get their candy. 

Rain or shine. In some cases adults may need to go inside an establishment for candy for the kids or the candy will be outside. 

This event is being put on the same group that was behind the successful White Center Block Party this past summer.

The list of participating businesses is extensive and goes across the board. 



UPDATE: South Park Bridge has reopened

East Marginal Way S remains closed between 16th Ave S & S 86th Pl.

Update 5:11 pm

SDOT announced that the South Park Bridge, closed since Sunday evening, has reopened but East Marginal Way S remains closed between 16th Ave S & S 86th Pl..


Update 7:30am

The South Park Bridge in South Seattle remained closed Tuesday morning as crews worked to fix fallen power poles on E Marginal Way. SDOT said the winds were too strong to work in the lift trucks on Monday. They are returning today and hope to get the road back open later on Tuesday afternoon.

The SDOT Travelers Map shows the latest street and bridge closure status, and shares camera feeds to monitor live conditions. The map is available at https://web6.seattle.gov/travelers.

Original post

information from Seattle Department of Transportation


"Doughnuts" lead to drugs for Burien man

Spinning donuts in his cool car led to some serious consequences for a man in Burien.

Around 4:15 AM Wednesday morning, October 20th, King County Sheriff's Deputies contacted a driver performing doughnuts in his 1996 Camaro in a parking lot near the 1000 blk. of SW 128th.

As deputies interviewed the man they observed a considerable number of pills, suspected to contain fentanyl, inside his car. He was eventually placed under arrest and his car impounded at a secured location pending investigation.

Detectives with the King County Sheriff's Office SW Precinct Special Emphasis Team (SET) obtained a search warrant for the Chevrolet and recovered, in total:

• 880 Pills containing suspect fentanyl

• 27.5 Grams of crack cocaine


Sweeney block redevelopment packet submitted; Project will create more than 500 new apartment homes

Design Review Board meetings coming up Nov. 4 and 18

The Sweeney blocks redevelopment proposed for 4406 36th SW has taken its next step with the response to the Design Review Board now submitted.

The redevelopment will transform the "Triangle" area West Seattle replacing the existing Alki Lumber facility (a new one will be coming back though not  with such on site lumber storage), homes for more than 500 people, retail and a completely reimagined street experience.


UPDATE: Power outage affects over 4400 in West Seattle; Winds cause failures

324 out on Three Three Point in Burien/Normandy Park

Update 5:45pm

The power is largely restored for West Seattle with small pockets on Holden and elsewhere remaining, the largest at 43 people on SW Cambridge Street north of Roxbury Street. The power in Burien is another matter with Three Tree Point still out.

Update 3:33pm

Lights are flickering for many people in West Seattle another set of outages takes hold, this time affecting 4440. The cause is listed as a tree and restoration not expected until after 5pm. This outage is focused primarily east of 35th SW encompassing the Highland Park neighborhood, South the Henderson Street SW and north to nearly Juneau Street SW.

Down in Burien the power outages are largely confined to the Three Tree Point area and Maplewild Drive SW with 324 out. Restoration is expected by Monday at 2pm.



Pat's View: Shared humanity

By Patrick Robinson

The anger that seems to be like a cloud of free floating anxiety, randomly spiking in traffic, or at a store on an airplane or in other public settings is understandable. Not only has life been fundamentally altered by a virus that has killed 4.91 million people but we’ve been lied to, misled, and since things have been put on hold, literally robbed of time in our lives.

It makes you want to lash out and blame someone. That need to source our anger and point fingers is something normally seen in the personalities of people with low emotional intelligence. It’s easy to fall into. Especially since media of all kinds from traditional to social feeds on the emotional extremes, amplifying them, repeating them often to the exclusion of other information. That tendency distorts reality.