May 2024

Alki for All issues statement opposing SDOT's Alki Point Healthy Streets plans

The local group opposed to the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) plans to close the street near Alki Point to through traffic called Alki For All has issued a statement regarding SDOT's finalization of their plans.

Statement regarding SDOT’s Plans for Alki Point Healthy Street


Sports watch 5-29-25


By Tim Clinton




Summer collegiate

The DubSea Fish Sticks return to White Center for another summer of action, hosting the Gumbaroos team at 6:35 p.m. Saturday to open the season.

Mel Olson Stadium inside Steve Cox Memorial Park will be the setting.


Men's soccer

USL League 2

Ballard FC hosts the West Seattle Junction team for a 5 p.m. Saturday match.




First place Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Angels for games at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 4:15 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday at T-Mobile Park.

It's off to Oakland after that with the M's taking on the A's at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a 12:37 Thursday series finale.


Adrian Diaz out as Seattle Police Chief; Former Sheriff Sue Rahr named as interim Chief

Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz is no longer in the top job. Amid a series of claims alleging sexual harassment and sexual and racial discrimination involving both Diaz and others in leadership roles in the department, Diaz has been reassigned.

Multiple employes have come forward and taken legal action against Diaz and others. A $5 million claim against the city, Diaz and accusing the chief and Lieutenant, John O’Neill, of a pattern of harassment, discrimination and a hostile work environment.

Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that taking Diaz's place is former King County Sheriff Sue Rahr. Rahr was elected to sheriff in 2005 and served for seven years, retiring in 2012.


Mission Cantina reopens in Admiral District

Mission Cantina at 2325 California Ave SW closed since February reopened under new ownership on May 28.

A West Seattle Chamber of Commerce sponsored event, the ribbon cutting preceded hundreds of customers entering to enjoy their favorite Mexican food favorites.

Mission was purchased from Peter Morse by Ben Johnson and Gina Topp and is now managed by Mike D. Adams and Cley Herrera-Johnson. 

Foodbank and Dow
New Development Director Robbin Peterson and Executive Director Fran Yeatts of the West Seattle Foodbank were joined by King County Executive Dow Constantine. Photo by Patrick Robinson



Junction 7/11 robbed by gang in early morning crime

Information from Seattle Police Blotter

#2024-142590/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 05/26/2024 at approximately 4:44 am, officers responded to a robbery call at the 7/11 store at California Av Sw and Sw Edmunds St. The victim advised that 6 to 8 suspects entered into the store.

The suspects were wearing dark clothing and ski masks. The suspects jumped the counter and demanded the victim to open up the cash register.

The victim opened up the cash register and the suspects took the money from inside the register. The suspects then exited the store and got into an unknown vehicle.

The suspects left the area at an unknown direction. No injuries to the victim and no weapons were seen.


Foster's Jeffries wins two state titles


By Tim Clinton


Rochelle Jeffries of Foster High School raced to state championships in both Class 2A girls hurdles races this past weekend.

Jeffries won the 100-meter race in a time of 15.29 seconds and she took the 300-meter hurdles with a 45.27 effort.

Adrienne Fletcher of Evergreen also enjoyed a banner weekend in the 2A/3A/4A state track and field meet that ran Thursday through Saturday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Fletcher snagged second place in the 2A girls triple jump final at 36 feet, 0.5 inches and fourth in the long jump at 16-10.75.

She also finished fifth behind Jeffries in the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.32.

Mia Pittman of Foster placed second in the girls 100-meter dash in 12.53.

Cassidy Armstrong of Ballard bagged second in the 3A girls 3,200-meter run in 10:31.35 and took sixth in the 1,600 with a 4:55.13 time.


West Seattle Summerfest bands The Long Winters and Sonny and the Sunsets are headliners

Annual festival will fill the Junction July 12-14

The band list for West Seattle Summerfest is out and it's a good one.  You can hear each of them at the links provided below. Look for the festival to take over the streets of the West Seatle Junction with shopping, kids activities, lots of food and of course music, July 12-14.



Ten years ago - Jerry Robinson: Publisher, Writer, Golfer, Fisherman but most of all Father

By Patrick Robinson

Our publisher Gerald S. "Jerry" Robinson passed away May 30 at the age of 94. He leaves behind a legacy of newspapers, websites, a long history of service to the community and countless friends. He was a man of many talents and interests and through his publishing efforts and consistently positive outlook changed things for the better. But above all those he was a father to his five sons, Mike, Ken, Tim, Patrick, and Scott. When his first wife died in 1968 he went on to marry Elsbeth McDaniel whose own three children, Carla, Linda and Mike joined the family. He became their father too.

Presented here are the thoughts from the family members. If you have thoughts or memories of Jerry you'd like to share please email or via postal mail 14006 1st Ave South, Burien WA 98168.

If you'd like to know more about this remarkable man, you can download his autobiography "Listen to your father" at the link.
His formal obituary is here:

Mike Robinson


Jerry's View: White Center- I wanted it to change

Publisher Emeritus Jerry Robinson, who passed in 2014 wrote the following for his autobiography "Listen to your father".


By Jerry Robinson

It was my first month as Publisher, Editor, Reporter, Salesman and Janitor of the White Center News. It was January of the year 1952. White Center was just emerging as a bustling shopping center on the southern border of Seattle, and remnants of its salty past still clung to its merchant body.

Despite its unsavory reputation, White Center was a busy place for many of its merchants. The Epicure was the best place to eat in the south end. Busey’s XXX across the street was a favorite hangout for teens. Later came Lou’s 19-Cent Hamburger. This then became the drive-in favorite of high-schoolers from Evergreen and Sealth.