August 2022

Man injured in West Seattle shooting

Information from Seattle Police Department

Police are investigating after a man was shot and wounded in West Seattle on Thursday afternoon.

At 4:35 p.m., police responded to the 7800 block of Detroit Avenue Southwest for reports of a shooting.

Arriving officers found a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers began first aid and then transferred care to Seattle Fire Department medics upon their arrival. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for additional treatment for his apparently non-life-threatening injury.

According to witnesses, there was an altercation between the victim and the suspect that escalated into the shooting. The suspect then fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan.

Officers processed the scene for evidence, and detectives will continue to investigate this incident.


West Seattle Bridge media tour shows off repairs done; Opening likely to happen in early AM on Sept. 18

The Seattle Department of Transportation provided an inside look at the repairs, and updates made to the West Seattle Bridge on Aug. 25, ahead of it's re-opening on Sept. 18 after 909 days of closure.


It's likely to open without fanfare in the early morning hours of Sept. 18 as promised SDOT said.

On hand to talk about the work done were bridge Program Director Heather Marx and contracted engineer from WSP Greg Banks.

post tensioned steel cables
Post tensioned steel cables are the primary internal support for the bridge. Photo by Greg McCorkle



Mode Music Studios in West Seattle kicks off T-shirt campaign

Information from Mode Music Studios

It's almost back to school season and that means it's time to fill up those after school hours with activities for the kids – and if you’ve got some aspiring rock stars/singer-songwriters/composers in the family, there’s no better after school activity than private music lessons at West Seattle’s Mode Music Studios.

Through the end of August, the team at Mode will be offering a free tee shirt or tank top*, featuring a limited edition design by Seattle’s own Make Don’t Break Co, to any new student who signs up for lessons starting in the fall!


City of Burien Partners with Chase Bank to Offer Free Small Business Workshops 

Business workshops
Event Date

400 SW 152nd
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Business Mentoring on Cash Flow and Digital Marketing Will Be Available in English and Spanish

The City of Burien is partnering with Chase Bank to offer a dedicated workshop series on managing cash flow and marketing. These free workshops, offered in English and Spanish, will be held in person in the first-floor community room of the Burien City Hall/Burien Library in September and October.

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Burien Solar Punk Festival will highlight green technologies Aug. 27

If there is one simple fact that may just change your thoughts on renewable power, it's this one.

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year.

Date and time

Sat, August 27, 2022

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM PDT


614 SW 120th St

614 Southwest 120th Street

Seattle, WA 98146

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Post tensioning of steel cables for West Seattle Bridge now complete

Last month, SDOT completed post-tensioning in the West Seattle Bridge.

See the video of the process below.

Post-tensioning steel cables reinforce the bridge structure and help prevent it from cracking, and also helps the bridge better support itself and respond to environmental factors like weather, vehicle loads, and other external forces.


"Reunited" T-shirts now on sale to commemorate reopening of the West Seattle Bridge

By the time the West Seattle Bridge finally reopens on Sept. 18, it will have been 909 days of no access.

For almost everyone in West Seattle it has meant major changes in how we get around, do business, find goods and services and more. 

To say the reopening represents a collective sigh of relief is an understatement. It's a reunification of Seattle's biggest neighborhood with the rest of the city and that's worth not only being happy about it but commemorating it with a special T-shirt to mark the occasion.

Developed by a group of dedicated local volunteers and designed by Susie Perry who won the design contest, the design depicts the bridge and downtown Seattle finally rejoined with the West Seattle peninsula.