September 2023

Credo Pizzeria has closed in the Junction after 11 years

Credo Pizzeria in the West Seattle junction closed on Saturday night Sept. 30.

The closure is a result of the loss of his lease with landlord Leon Capelouto.

Capelouto is a well known land owner in the area with numerous holdings in the Junction. The doors closed on Credo for the last time at 4520 California Ave. at 10pm. 

"I've suffered for the last few months trying to run two businesses, Credo and my new pastry shop Panterelli Patisserie on Alaska Street," owner Jacques Nawar said.

"I've known for a few days I would have to close but I didn't want to announce it and have people rush in to say good bye, " he explained.

"I’d like to thank my many beloved customers for their patronage and friendship. 

Please visit me at Panterelli just around the corner featuring truly French eclairs, choux a la crème and Illy Italian roast coffee."


Police recover two handguns, arrest burglar in West Seattle

Information from Seattle Police Blotter

Officers seized two firearms after arresting a would-be burglar in the South Delridge neighborhood Wednesday night.

At 7:45 p.m., a resident in the 9200 block of 22nd Avenue Southwest reported a man was trying to pry open the front door of his home with an unknown object. The caller yelled at the man to stop, but the suspect didn’t flee until he heard the approaching police sirens.

The victim provided police with a description of the burglar and officers found the man nearby. When police approached the suspect he ran and threw something from his pocket. Officers quickly caught the man and placed him under arrest.

Police discovered the object thrown by the burglar was a handgun, and also recovered a second handgun from the man’s pants. The victim confirmed the 20-year-old arrestee was the attempted burglar, and police booked the suspect into King County Jail for first-degree burglary.



Karen Elizabeth Hume

Karen Elizabeth Hume (Groh) “Gram” age 84, was called home to Heaven in the early morning of August 11, 2023, with her daughter by her side.

After her 1939 birth in Lincoln, Nebraska, Karen spent her school years between Lincoln, Bremerton (WA), Colorado Springs (CO), and Seattle (WA). 

From mountains, to sound, and everything in-between, Karen was always in awe of the natural beauty that is Washington State.  One of her earliest jobs, she recalled often with fond memories, was at Paradise Lodge on Mt. Rainier as a switchboard operator.

Music program at Evergreen High School cut back due to low enrollment

In a post on social media the "Friends of Evergreen High School" group revealed that the music progams at the school will be cut back due to lower than expected enrollment.

"Due to lower than expected enrollment at Evergreen this year (which impacts the budget and available funding), the school made the difficult decision to transfer our band director Jeffrey Steen to another school. As a result, the following band options will not be offered this year--symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble and marching band. And you will not see a traditional band during the Homecoming assembly or game.

Please see the message sent to students and families below, and Evergreen's commitment to offer robust and culturally-responsive music programs for our students."

They shared this letter sent to Evergreen families


"Dear Evergreen Families and Community,


Lily's Salvadorean closes, La Chingona moving in

Lily's Salvadorean at 2940 Avalon Way closed for business on Sept 17 after being there since May of 2022. It has proven to be a tough location for a string of restaurants largely because parking on Avalon Way is limited and the space, whille outfitted with a large kitchen is also large. 

Lily's shared this message with their followers

Dearest customers and friends,


Taste of West Seattle big winner was Aroy Mak Thai; Best beverage and best vegetarian

In an obviously flavorful event, there was a lot of wine to go with so many bites of food from so many West Seattle restaurants. The Taste of West Seattle, a benefit for West Seattle Food Bank was well attended.

The 29 participants were all in a good mood and the food was all on point. The big winner of the evening was local take out and delivery That food provider Aroy Mak Thai.

WestsideSeattle profiled them here.


Update: Jim Price is still missing; Canine and helicopter search yield no results

Search document details what has been done and how you can help; Family is sending out bulk mail postcards to West Seattle residents seeking more information

Update Thursday Sept 28

After an FBI involved canine search and an aerial search via helicopter Jim Price, missing since Monday evening Sept. 19, is still nowhere to be found.  The family is nearly out of ideas and it's well past the time when he might have simply survived on his own. They have updated a "search document" that provides some further information and more details. They hope to still have someone come forward with anything they've seen or heard as to his whereabouts.

They are sending a bulk mail postcard out soon with his picture and information to West Seattle residents. If you get one, talk to your neighbors about it.

If you see/think you see Jim, please call 9-1-1 immediately,  stay with him.

Missing since 9/18/23 from West Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood.


Name: James Price - Goes by “Jim”


Pickleball court for Lincoln Park? Parks moving ahead despite opposition

They plan to have it done by late fall

Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to add more pickleball courts around the city as the popularity of the northwest born sport continues to grow. There are 47 pickleball courts in Seattle with five in West Seattle. A study by Parks that was released in late July did not mention that a spot in Lincoln Park was under consideration. Also there's no mention of it on the Parks Department planning page.  But apparently it is still being planned. A previous plan to restripe the courts at Solstice Park has been abandoned.


Design Review meeting set for 5-story, 102-unit assisted living facility

A Design Review - Recommendation meeting has been set with the Southwest Design Board for October 19 regarding Project 3040026-LU at 5252 California Ave SW. This is for the Aegia Living assisted living building.

View Full Design Proposal Here



Land Use Application to allow a 5-story, 102-unit assisted living facility. Parking for 42 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. Early Design Guidance conducted under 3040033-EG. This project is participating in the Living Building Pilot Program.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023 Time: 5:00 pm Online Access: Webex Meeting Link: