Rumors of scaling back a preschool program at Loyal Heights Community Center mobilized a group of concerned parents last week and prompted the Seattle Parks Department to call for a public meeting.
On Monday, the department announced it would not make any changes to the room assignment or programming of the preschool and would seek to replace teachers who are leaving at the end of the year.
It's hard to say whether parents were misinformed or the Parks Department backpedaled on some proposed changes, but the dustup started and ended in relatively short order.
If everyone at Chief Sealth High School is still getting used to hearing that, it's understandable.
The class 3A state girl's basketball title that the Seahawks brought home Saturday night is not only the school's first hoop crown, but its first state championship, period.
"It feels good n very good," coach Ray Willis said.
The team n which consists mostly of sophomores n took the title decisively, beating all of their opponents at the state meet by large margins.
On July 31, the West Seattle Farmers' Market may be the only place in town you can get a 'poopsicle,' toss a diaper, and help a needy child all in the same place.
Local charitable nonprofit group, Westside Baby, will hold its fifth annual Stuff the Baby Bus With Diapers fund-raising campaign at the market this year. The organization hopes to raise twice the amount of diapers brought in by last year's event, said Lisa Perry, resource coordinator.
"We are asking everyone we know to contribute a pack of diapers," said Perry.
As part of the Seattle Pro Parks Project, Westcrest Park has been chosen to receive $75,000 for an art project. The budget includes artist design fees and the fabrication of the artwork.
Local artist Milenko Matanovic was selected by the Pro Parks community center art planners for the project.
As a young boy growing up in the Roxbury neighborhood, Mike Fann had the typical childhood adventures. But they don't compare to the adventures he's experienced during his 35 years with the Seattle Police Department.
And now that he's comfortably in charge of the department's Southwest Precinct, one gets the sense he has come full circle. With one difference.
He now answers to the title of "Captain."
Capt. Mike Fann is back on his home turf, eager to build on the "solid foundation" provided by departing Capt.
In Loving Memory
Alfreida "Freida" Bancroft
November 17, 1941-June 21, 2005
Born in Galveston, Texas, Freida has been resident of West Seattle since 1974. She is survived by one daughter, three grandchildren, two sisters, four brothers, nieces, nephews and many friends. At Freida's request, no services were held.
We will greatly miss Freida. She was truly a beautiful person and everyone us that had the opportunity to have her in our lie was truly blessed.
Elsie Maude Chapman Derwin
A few twisted preditors able to ruin things for rest of us
By Kyra-lin Hom
I'm a young girl with time to kill over the summer. Seeing as I live in one of the fattest nations in the world, shouldn't my father be happy that I want to spend it getting in better shape?
That was the reasoning going through my mind when I proposed to my parents the idea of walking down to a local track and running a mile or two every couple of days. I'm old enough to have a little independence and do this on my own, right?
My parents thought quite differently.
Chocolate dipped bananas. Face painted packs of kids. And street-dancing denizens.
This festive atmosphere only happens once a year.
When Brandie Ahlgren's interest in marketing research connected with her newfound love of dogs, she saw a business opportunity.
Ahlgren, a White Center resident, is founder, editor and publisher of a new quarterly publication called City Dog magazine. The first issue came out in June and includes a "dog's eye view" of West Seattle.
There are write-ups about walking your dog in Lincoln Park, Schmitz Park Preserve, Alki Beach Park and, of course, the off-leash dog area at Westcrest Park.
Although there was plenty of loud anti-monorail invective at the public hearing at West Seattle High School, the Seattle Monorail Board heard more encouragement than derision.
Thirty-four speakers urged the board to continue working on the monorail, 22 people recommended killing the project, and a half dozen speakers seemed to be both for and against it.
This was the third and final public hearing originally scheduled months ago to review the proposed contract between the Seattle Monorail Project and the Cascadia Monorail Co.