January 2022

Pat's View: Human intent

By Patrick Robinson

So much of what transpires between people has to do with intent. It’s the basis for shades of criminal law of course since it involves one person’s violation of another’s rights.  Did you intend to harm someone or was it just a negligent action?

Intent suffuses many day to day exchanges, from simple courtesies scaling up to murder on the other side and other end of the scale.

When we forget our intention, or more commonly apply it in ways that we are clearly aware are meant to inflame, we are forgetting something extremely important. Ourselves.

By that I mean that since human beings are bristling with sensors and high awareness of how they are being received, judged, spoken to, treated, and regarded our intent matters. 


Marc's View: 2022 will be even more profound and transformative than last year

22 is a master number in numerology preparing us to become Master Builders

By Marc Lainhart

Hope is ahead for all of us; however, the number 22 is a Master Number in Numerology and prepares us for moments of becoming “Master Builders” of our lives, society, consciousness, and the well-being of our planet. This year of 2022 will continue to tear down the ways of old, just like 2020 and 2021, but is now starting to plant seeds for rebuilding anew as "Master Builders." 

2022 will be even more profound and transformative and will continue to challenge beliefs, ideologies, politics, dogmas, this current pandemic, misinformation, disinformation, religions, social justice, and injustices. The rule of law, democracy, civil rights, state rights, constitutions and institutions, science, technology, medicine, professional journalism, and facts will continue to be challenged, probed, debated, and brought out into the light with many truths that will trigger and disrupt many lives.


Hostage taker at Target held on $100,000 bail on kidnapping charge

On Wednesday Jan 26 the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed a felony case of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree against Timothy A. Clemans and requested that a judge hold him in jail on $100,000 bail. Mr. Clemans is the man accused of trying to take people hostage at knifepoint last Friday at the West Seattle Target store.

A week prior to this incident at Target, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office argued that he is a danger to the community and asked a judge to hold him in jail on $10,000 bail. Mr. Clemans was released by a judge on his personal recognizance. 


Sports Roundup

By Tim Clinton



Boys basketball

Evergreen 67, Tyee 33

The Wolverines triumphed over the Totems in a Saturday Kingco Conference game.


Mt. Rainier 58, Todd Beamer 56

Mount Rainier slipped past the Titans in North Puget Sound League action Saturday.


Ballard 49, Stadium 37

The Beavers were convincing winners over Stadium in a Saturday non-league game.


Renton 64, Highline 57

Highline absorbed a close loss in a Kingco showdown Saturday.


Sammamish 91, Foster 36

Sammamish soundly thrashed the Bulldogs on Saturday.


Chief Sealth 63, Cleveland 43

Chief Sealth crushed Cleveland in a Friday battle in the Metro League.



Planning meeting for West Seattle Bridge reopening brings up numerous ideas

SDOT said the community would get one month notice of the opening date

The West Seattle Junction Association's Chris MacKay and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce's Whitney Moore jointly hosted a zoom meeting to initiate planning for some means of leveraging the reopening of the West Seattle Bridge this summer. 

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) told the two organizations that there would be one month notice from the time they were were sure the bridge was going to be ready for traffic again.  Previously SDOT has said the bridge would be open either "mid summer" or "middle of the year" with no specific date yet possible. They must first complete all repair, rehabilitation, then add new signage and finally test it before a date certain can be determined.

It's unclear at this time if the bridge opening can coincide with West Seattle Summerfest which is set to happen (for the first time since the pandemic struck) July 15 through 17.


Armed robbery at Ballard pot dispensary results in no arrests

information from Seattle Police Department

#2022-019246/North Precinct/Third Watch: 

On 01-23-2022 at 9:42 pm, officers were dispatched to a robbery at a marijuana dispensary in the Ballard neighborhood.

According to the call, three armed suspects entered the store and held employees at gun point.

The caller reported that the suspects stole cash and product and then left on foot. Officers arrived and set up containment.

A K9 track was conducted, but the suspects were not located.