March 2023

HERBOLD: Terminal 5 quiet zone starts next week

Information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

Construction is anticipated to begin the first week of April on the Terminal 5 Quiet Zone. Design was completed in January 2023.

You can sign up for project updates here.

My office requested an update on the shore power infrastructure at Terminal 5, which allows a vessel to plug into electricity while at berth, substantially reducing air emissions.

quiet zone map



King County announces opening of new school-based health center in Burien 

Information from King County

King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced the opening of a new school-based health center at Highline High School in Burien. The center will be operated by HealthPoint and is funded by the voter-approved Best Starts for Kids Levy as part of a network of school-based health centers (SBHCs) overseen by Public Health—Seattle & King County.


Revelry Room Grand Opening is April 1; New junction bar is part of Jet City Labs

The new bar called Revelry Room that is attached to the Jet City Labs event space in the West Seattle Junction will hold its Grand Opening on April 1 from 4pm to 2am.

Westside Seattle covered the business beginnings here.

Partners Derek Moon and Tony Larson will be in attendance and will be introducing the remodeled space and their menu of drinks and more.

They ask that people "enter through the alley" meaning around the corner from the California Ave side of the business. It's located at 4547 California Ave  SW.

They say it's "West Seattle's newest space to chill, have a drink, and catch a vibe."


Elouise Margarette (Carle) Nix

In memory of longtime Renton resident (60 years) Elouise Margarette (Carle) Nix who died last March 15, 2022, in Renton, WA at the age of 96 years. Elouise was born July 4, 1925, in West Seattle to Vera and Domenick Carle. She was descended from the Andresen (granddaughter of) and Sutter pioneer families of Bainbridge Island.

Elouise attended Jefferson Grade School, James Madison Middle School, and West Seattle High School. She grew up in the family businesses, Carle’s Furs and Pacific Dye Works.

Evergreen High School Class of 73 reunion set for July 29

Calling all Wolverines! 

Evergreen High School Class of 1973 50th Reunion!

Saturday, July 29th  5pm - 10pm

Fairway Party Tent on the Green 

Half Lion Public House 

2019 W. Meeker St.

Kent, WA 98032

For more information and to register, please go to:


Please register by July 10, 2023.



Yen Wor Village says good bye; After 60 years the doors of West Seattle's oldest Chinese restaurant close forever

The most popular karaoke song at the Yen Wor Village in West Seattle for the last few years has been "Don't Stop Believing." by Journey.

But despite the belief of thousands of loyal fans, the Yen Wor will close its doors for the final time after 60 years in operation on March 31. The last night of actual operation is Wednesday, March 29.


HERBOLD: Soaring overdose deaths in King County

Information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

King County reported on a grim milestone recently: so far in the first quarter of this year, 296 King County residents died of drug or alcohol poisoning.  This exceeds the total number of overdose deaths in all of 2012, all in a single quarter.  It also puts us on track to exceed last year’s record 1,003 overdose deaths by more than 18%, if deaths continue at the current rate.

Drug and Alcohol deaths

This is driven largely by a dramatic increase in fentanyl- and methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths.