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  • Been to the Duwamish River Festival yet? It’s on until 4 pm August 23, 2014
    Get out on the river during the Duwamish River Festival, on until 4 pm at Duwamish Waterway Park! We dropped in and found a big turnout: It’s a chance to learn about what’s happening with the river and many of the organizations/agencies working in and alongside it. Entertainment too (see the schedule here) – during[…]
  • Update: South Park Bridge reopens to traffic after getting stuck August 23, 2014
    From the NW side … — West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) August 23, 2014 ORIGINAL REPORT, 6:22 PM: It’s been stuck open for more than an hour, one passerby was shouting at waiting cars. SDOT says via Twitter that it has ‘malfunctioned.’ UPDATE, 8:12 PM: SDOT tweeted a short time ago that it’s open to[…]
  • Duwamish River Festival tomorrow! Here’s the entertainment schedule August 22, 2014
    The entertainment schedule is out for tomorrow afternoon’s 9th annual Duwamish River Festival (with co-sponsors including our partner site West Seattle Blog). For all four hours of the festival, 12-4 pm at Duwamish Waterway Park, you can take kayak/boat rides on the river as well as visit booths onshore featuring community groups/organizations. If you want[.
  • Update: Stabbing victim found on a South Park sidewalk August 22, 2014
    FIRST REPORT, 9:48 AM: Just in via SPD Blotter, posted by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee: Seattle police are investigating after a woman was stabbed and left on a South Park street early this morning. A witness found the victim lying on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of S. Cloverdale Street at about 4:45 and called 911.[…]
  • Reminder: Big Highway 99 closure starts Friday night August 19, 2014
    If you use Highway 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and lower Queen Anne, the two-phase closure starting this Friday night WILL affect you. Here are the newest details from WSDOT: A portion of State Route 99 closes for four full days starting this Friday. If drivers have not already made plans for this closure,[…]
  • Update: Power outage, including part of South Park August 13, 2014
    (Screengrab from Seattle City Light map) 1:11 AM: Part of South Park is out of power, according to the Seattle City Light outage map showing more than 4,200 homes/businesses caught in an outage, from the south end of West Seattle south and southeastward. So far, no cause listed – just that SCL is “investigating” –[…]
  • Stockbox Grocery closing its South Park store August 12, 2014
    When Stockbox Grocery opened its first pilot location in a West Seattle apartment-complex parking lot almost three years ago, its founders voiced a mission of running many small stores. They are still working to figure out how – and have just announced they’re closing the South Park store at the end of this week. Published[…]
  • Followup: Richard L. Parenteau, Jr., charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder July 24, 2014
    Two charges of first-degree murder are now filed against 45-year-old Richard Leo Parenteau, Jr., the man arrested after the bodies of his mother and stepfather were found by the Duwamish River in South Park last Saturday. Court documents say he bludgeoned them to death with an ax in the family home (700 block of S.[…]
  • Suspect in South Park murders ordered held without bail July 21, 2014
    Update today on the case of two people found dead in South Park on Saturday, and one person arrested in connection with the deaths. The 45-year-old suspect lived with the two victims, according to court documents which identify one as his 70-year-old mother; the other, a 69-year-old man, is reported to be the suspect’s stepfather.[…]
  • Update: Seattle Police arrest one man in connection with two deaths July 19, 2014
    UPDATE: One man has been arrested after another person was found dead in this area, apparently linked to the first body found. From SPD Blotter: UPDATE – Around 4 p.m. a pedestrian discovered the body of an adult female in the 7100 block of 1st Avenue S. This is directly underneath Highway 99. The woman[…]