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West Seattle transportation and community activist Chas Redmond is running for Seattle City Council District 1. He will hold a series of 'Chat with Chas' coffee shop events over the next few weeks to gather public input.

Chas Redmond begins the public phase of his City Council run; Will hold a series of 'Chat with Chas' coffee shop events

West Seattle's Chas Redmond, who has built a reputation for community involvement and engagement is running for Seattle City Council, District 1, the new position representing West Seattle and South Park. He has been quietly preparing for the campaign and is now making more public moves. The new district was made possible by election last year with Charter Amendment 19 that established the new city districts.

Redmond, who is the former chair of the City Neighborhood Council, will be available to meet and talk with neighbors in his West Seattle and South Park communities during a series of “Chat with Chas” coffee shop events scheduled throughout the month. Chas has filed his paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission and the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission to run as a City Council candidate for District 1, to represent West Seattle and South Park.

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On the Go - Week of 9-8-14

West Seattle Car Show
Sept. 14
10am to 4pm
West Seattle Junction
200+ classic, creative and custom cars on display plus much more
Learn more here:

Culinary Volunteers Needed
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
206-932-4044 x8
Great volunteer positions to utilize culinary talents. Friendly people and great atmosphere. Working with seniors and members of the community. Café assistants: 8:30-12:30 p.m. or 10:30-2 p.m., M-F. Kitchen Assistant: 9:30-1:30 p.m., M-F. Call Margie: 206-932-4044 x8 or email:

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Guadalupe Church-Pastoral Care Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS is an encouraging weight loss support group with weigh-ins every Tuesday. For info at 206-932-2621.

Seeking Host Families for International Students

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South Seattle College
The 13th Year scholars assembled for a group shot at the graduation ceremonies held on the campus of South Seattle College on Sept. 11, 2014.

South Seattle College: Incoming 13th Year scholars ready to go

information from South Seattle College

Every year South Seattle College welcomes an ever-increasing group of recent high school graduates to campus before Fall Quarter begins, where they are given three days of training on how to become successful students in higher education. Known as 13th Year Scholars, they are on the verge of entering their first year of college … but with a catch.

That catch, you ask? They won’t have to pay a thing.

The South Seattle College Foundation’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship guarantees one year of free tuition for all high school graduates from Chief Sealth International, Cleveland and (most recently) Rainier Beach high schools, regardless of their grades or finances. This scholarship is made possible by the generous philanthropy of individuals, businesses and foundations who thrive on seeing the success and confidence that comes from getting that first year of college under one’s belt.

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