July 2023

The Hustle Brussel is a vegetarian delight; Equal parts hustle and brussel Kayla Board is a clear eyed entrepreneur

Healthy meals delivered to your home twice a week can change your life and maybe the world

For some people, changing directions in life happens quickly. For Kayla Board, owner of the Hustle Brussel, it happened in 2017 when she watched a documentary. The 2014 film, Cowspiracy explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment. It had a huge impact on Kayla who then transitioned to a plant based diet. It also began her research into vegetarian foods and ideas around them became a passion. She started out eating frozen meals but soon came to realize that while convenient they were still heavily processed.


Detectives investigate West Seattle homicide

by Officer Shawn Weismiller 

Seattle Police Blotter

Seattle Police Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting which left a male deceased Sunday night in West Seattle.

Around 10:45 p.m., police responded to multiple reports of a shooting in the 5400 block of Delridge Way Southwest. Upon arrival, officers observed evidence of a shooting but did not locate any victims.

Shortly after the shooting, police responded to a collision on the West Seattle Bridge. When officers arrived, they discovered the driver had multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers attempted life-saving measures until Seattle Fire Department personnel arrived. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The 26-year-old male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased early Monday morning.


Beloved trainer Zach Broten has died; Just short of his 31st birthday

He survived a previous brush with death and came back stronger

By Patrick Robinson

Zach Broten, a personal trainer and inspirational figure for many people in West Seattle passed away July 22 from cardiac arrest.

He was only three days away from his 31st birthday.

He is survived by his wife Celeste and five year old daughter. 


In May of 2021, I had the opportunity to interview Zach at West Seattle Health Club where he worked and he recounted the story of his near death experience.

That story is linked here.

The audio version is here.


UPDATE: Power outage hits north central West Seattle: now restored

update 10:15pm

Now restored.


The power has been restored for the northernmost customers but a significant number, 2645 are still out in the center of north West Seattle.


Original Post

A power outage affecting more that 4700 City Light customers struck north central West Seattle on Monday evening. The cause was under investigation. Restoration was expected to take until 2am.

The outage extends from near Anchor Park on Alki then south largely west of California Avenue SW. with some extensions east. The southern end of the outage was around Findlay Street SW.

Seven customers near Me Kwa Mooks Park were out too.


Seattle Police to hold "Community Conversation" with West Seattle business owners

A recent wave of business break-ins, vandalism and other issues will likely be part of a "Community Conversation" the Seattle Police Department will hold with West Seattle business owners on Thursday morning, July 27.

The meeting is at 9am at Mission Cantina in the Admiral District.

The announcement was shared by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Coffee provided by Mission Cantina

Pastries by West Seattle Grounds



West Seattle Grand Parade: A celebration of community

The 89th West Seattle Grand Parade led by Grand Marshall Whitney Moore was long on community and spirit and notably missing drill teams both on foot and motorcycles though a new one, Epitome Family Entertainment did take part. But the 76 entrants more than made for it with miles of smiles and lots of enthusiasm. Erik Bell, whose organization A Cleaner Alki, was honored with the Orville Rummel Community Service Award.

Here are some photos from the parade for 2023.

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Prior to the parade a police officer was giving some candy which brought kids running. Photo by Patrick Robinson



Alki Art Fair will bring together dozens of artists, makers, musicians and more July 21-23

The annual Alki Arts Fair will take place under sunny skies over three days July 21 -23 on the Alki Beach Promenade. Get all the details on their site here:https://alkiartfair.org

Get the music line up here


Here's what you can expect to see