February 2024

Coalition working to reverse Alki Point Healthy Streets plan

Alki Point For All group says SDOT plan is based on poor information

A coalition of neighbors and community organizations has formed to oppose the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) plan to implement the Healthy Streets permanent closure of Alki Point to through traffic. That initiative is part of a larger plan by SDOT across the city to close certain neighborhood streets to enable more walking and cycling. The Alki Point For All coalition is comprised of Victoria Nelson of Seal Sitters, architect Vlad Oustimovitch, Donna Sandstrom of the Whale Trail and others.

They maintain that the information driving the choice of the space along Beach Drive SW that leads around Alki Point based on a survey that represented a small segment of the West Seattle population.


UPDATE: Stolen truck involved in collision kills one, sends child to hospital; Suspect arrested

Suspect waives right to appear; Being held on $500,000 bail, he could face vehicular homicide charges

Update 7PM Wednesday

Pedro Garcia, 32, of Burien was charged by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in connection with a fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.

Update 7 PM Tuesday

The suspect in the traffic incident in Burien that resulted in the death of a man and injured his son, waived his right to appear and is being held on $500,000 bail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. He may be charged with vehicular homicide.


Update Monday 


Wind Advisory for Wednesday means possible power outages

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Wednesday, February 28.


National Weather Service Seattle WA 150 PM PST Tue Feb 27 2024

Tacoma Area-Hood Canal Area-Seattle and Vicinity- Bremerton and Vicinity- Including the cities of Tacoma, Shelton, Seattle, Bremerton, and Silverdale 


* WHAT...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

* WHERE...Tacoma Area, Hood Canal Area, Seattle and Vicinity and Bremerton and Vicinity.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 7 PM PST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Discover Seattle Colleges virtual events and open houses coming this March

Information from Seattle Colleges District

The Seattle Colleges District, including South Seattle College, is holding annual Discover Seattle Colleges events this March.  Join us virtually and in-person to learn about our programs and services. There will be two in-person open houses at South Seattle College’s main campus in West Seattle (March 12) and our Georgetown campus (March 11).

Online Events: March 4-7  

The first series is four online events exploring academic programs and career pathways at Seattle Colleges. Each one-hour online event offers prospective students (and their families) a chance to hear from instructors and learn more about the programs that interest them. The events are organized by area of study and include presentations from faculty in academic programs or career pathways in the following areas:  


New Screenagers documentary about youth substance use will be shown at West Seattle High School on Feb. 29

The fentanyl crisis is escalating. Kids are vaping in classrooms and school bathrooms. Dealers direct message teens on Instagram and Snapchat. And substance use among youth in West Seattle is a big issue. The Healthy Youth Survey in 2021 showed that one quarter of 12th graders at West Seattle High School used cannabis in the previous 30 days–almost 10 percentage points higher than the state average.

Parents and caregivers are looking for ways to protect their kids from substance use. But with the constant, 24-hour deluge of content pushing the normalcy of drugs, alcohol, and vaping on social media, TV, movies, ads, influencers, etc., the substance use culture has never been more appealing and accessible to teens than it is today.