April 2022

Fire at Sky Apartments handled by sprinkler system

A fire in the Sky Apartments 4745 40th Ave SW April 30 around 3:30pm drew the standard heavy response for high rise fires with 25 fire units showing up. The fire in a single unit on the second floor of the building was quickly put out by the building's own sprinkler system. No cause for the fire was immediately known and the damage total has not yet been assessed. 

People in adjacent floors were evacuated as a precaution.



Junction to Junction Cleanup is set for Sunday May 1

Join your neighbors this Sunday, May 1 between 10am and 1pm in a Junction-to-Junction clean-up on California Avenue.

Additional information and how to sign-up here. There are three meeting locations:

  • Admiral Junction 3000 California Ave SW
  • Alaska Junction SW Alaska St &, California Ave SW
  • Morgan Junction Park 6413 California Ave SW

If you want to participate, but are unable to join this weekend, the city is hosting a Day of Service on May 21st, click here for more information.


Suspect rams King County Sheriff's vehicles and escapes

One deputy suffers minor injuries

The King County Sheriff's office reports that at 4:15 AM a KCSO deputy sustained minor injuries after a suspect backed their SUV onto her patrol car during a traffic stop near S 116th St / 1st Ave S.

This driver rammed a second patrol SUV as they fled and remains outstanding.

KCSO detectives will continue this investigation.

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Puffy Pandy dessert shop will take over Macadon's in White Center

Founder and creator of Macadons in White Center at 9828 16th Ave SW, Donna Chan will be leaving the business at the end of May. She will be closing the White Center shop and reopening her new dessert shop concept Puffy Pandy in the same location to continue her dreams of creating a panda themed, community driven, dessert café which will include cream puffs, macarons, ice cream, bubble tea drinks, coffee, and more.

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It's a beautiful box from Puffy Pandy!


She plans to open the Puffy Pandy storefront by June and will remain as a dessert pop up only shop until the official grand opening (TBD).

To keep up with Puffy Pandy updates, please Follow @PuffyPandy on Instagram/FB or visit their website puffypandy.com


Electrical fire drives residents out in the Admiral District

A fire in the 3200 block of Walnut Ave SW drew a major response on Tuesday April 26 around 6:45pm. Smoke was seen billowing out of a third floor dormer style structure of a home there. The residents were driven out by the heavy smoke, including one elderly man who was taken out in a wheelchair by his family. The family cat was rescued too. There were no reported injuries. The residents of the home sought temporary refuge in a neighbor's home.

One of the residents said the fire was likely caused by an electrical issue and it was confined to the top floor. Firefighters put water on the fire and got it under control quickly. The official cause of the fire was not announced nor was the monetary amount of the damage done to the home.


Bridge reopening celebration plans coming together; Walk/Run, "Bite of the Bridge" and more are planned

While the exact date of the reopening of the West Seattle Bridge remains uncertain, the community organizers planning events to celebrate and welcome the rest of the city back to the peninsula say things are finally gelling.

Much of what is being planned is of course reliant on permits, and the participation of the local business community but the broad outlines are getting clearer. In a Zoom call on Tuesday April 26, the man behind the Loop The Lupe events at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Brian Callanan, introduced his associate Jared Loranger whose company Fizz Events produces many such events around the area.