Monthly Archives: August 2011

Eastlake police reports for the week include two burglaries, several car prowls

Seattle Police reports from Eastlake for the week include two residential burglaries and several car prowls:

  • Aug. 23: Car prowl, 1100 block of Fairview E., 9:32 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: Disturbance, 2800 block of Fairview Ave. E., 12:02 a.m.
  • Aug. 24: Liquor violation, 1500 block of Fairview Ave. E., 6:22 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: Theft of auto accessories, 2300 block of Boylston Ave. E., 9:08 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: Reckless endangerment, littering, parks code violations, E. Newton and Fairview E., 1:40 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: Accident investigation, Yale E. and E. Boston, 5:37 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: Assault, E. Garfield and Fairview E., 12:56 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: Disturbance, 1500 block of Fairview Ave. E., 4:11 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: Burglary, residential, unoccupied, 2000 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4:28 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: Armed robbery, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:31 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: Disturbance, 2300 block of Fairview Ave. E., 2:47 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: Car prowl, 1200 block of E. Allison St., 7:55 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: Car prowl, 2900 block of Fuhrman Ave. E., 8:41 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: Car prowl, 3200 block of Fuhrman Ave. E., 5:56 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: Burglary, residential, unoccupied, 2200 block of Yale Ave. E., 10:11 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: Fire call, 1800 block of Fairview Ave. E., 10:37 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: Disturbance, 3000 block of Harvard E., 11:29 p.m.

See the complete map at SeattleCrime.com.

Nettletown to close after this weekend; Choi calls closing ‘bittersweet’

Nettletown, Christina Choi’s innovative Eastlake restaurant devoted to wild and seasonal food, will close after this weekend

In an email this afternoon, Choi said she is closing Nettletown “to pursue other ventures.” She says another great neighborhood place is coming to her space at 2238 Eastlake Ave. E., but she didn’t provide any details.


Final weekend hours at Nettletown will include dinner tonight (Friday) from 5:30-9, brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a “last party” on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. The last party will be a buffet and will cost $15. There will also be drink specials.

In an email, Choi said, “I can’t say much right now but it is a good thing. It is a bittersweet ending with Eastlake but I still live here!”

She says she’ll be doing some catering and will have more information later on her future plans.

Choi opened Nettletown in March 2010 in the space previously occupied by Sitka + Spruce. Matt Dillon, the founder of Sitka + Spruce, was a part owner of Nettletown.

Choi, an Eastlake native, was a co-founder of Foraged & Found Edibles that supplied wild ingredients to local restaurants. She also edited the Illustrated Wild Foods Calendar and is well-known in Seattle’s food and restaurant community.

UPDATE: This story has been changed since it was first posted. Details on Choi’s future plans and a quote have been added.

Eastlake police reports for the week include car thefts, burglaries, more

Police reports for Eastlake for the week include three residential burglaries, two car thefts and two car prowls:

  • Aug. 17: Noise disturbance, 2300 block of Minor Ave. E., 12:35 a.m.
  • Aug. 17: Liquor violation, Fairview E. and E. Garfield, 7:01 p.m.
  • Aug. 19: Auto theft, 2300 block of Yale E., 12:16 a.m.
  • Aug. 19: Burglary, forced, residential 2300 block of Minor Ave. E., 8:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 19: Harassment, threats, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 19: Burglary, residential, unoccupied, 2300 block of Minor Ave. E., 10:22 p.m.
  • Aug. 20: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 900 block of E. Shelby St., 5:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 20: Car prowl, 2000 block of Franklin Ave. E., 10:48 p.m.
  • Aug. 20: Noise disturbance, 2200 block of Yale Ave. E., 11:41 p.m.
  • Aug. 20: Property found, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:48 p.m.
  • Aug. 21: Auto theft, 2500 block of Yale Ave. E., 4:06 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: Car prowl, 2000 block of Fairview Ave. E., 9:26 a.m.

For the complete map, go to Seattle Crime.com.

University Bridge closed Saturday; 10K run is Sunday

SUNDAY UPDATE: The University Bridge has reopened to vehicular traffic.

Original Post: Two events will impact traffic in and through Eastlake this weekend:

University Bridge closed: The bridge will be closed to vehicles from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, while paving crews resurface the south approach to the bridge. Access to the bridge will remain open for pedestrians and bicyclists. If more extensive repairs are needed, the bridge may remain closed until Sunday.

During the closure, Metro routes 66, 71, 72 and 73 will be rerouted via Montlake and NE Pacific Street.

Lake Union 10K: This race begins at Westlake and North Aloha Street at 7:30 a.m. Sunday and proceeds clockwise around the lake. Runners will follow the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail on sidewalks, bike trails and streets. The race ends where it began. No streets will be closed for the race. Go to the race’s website for more information.

Eastlake police reports for the week include a burglary, two car prowls

Police reports from Eastlake for the week include a burglary, two car prowls and some disturbances:

  • Aug. 10: Trespass, 3200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 7:07 a.m.
  • Aug. 10: Harassment, threats, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: Noise disturbance, 2700 block of Franklin E., 12:05 a.m.
  • Aug. 11: Missing person, 1800 block of Eastlake E., 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: Elevator rescue, 2700 block of Fairview E., 7:11 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: Theft, Harvard E. and E. Shelby, 7:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 2300 block of Franklin Ave. E., 7:17 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: Disturbance, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4:32 a.m.
  • Aug. 12: Disturbance, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 10:21 p.m.
  • Aug. 14: Accident investigation, 3200 block of Portage Bay Pl. E., 10:28 a.m.
  • Aug. 15: Mischief, nuisance complaint, Fairview N. and Eastlake E., 5:27 a.m.
  • Aug. 15: Car prowl, Fairview E. and E. Boston, 11:16 a.m.
  • Aug. 15: Narcotics possession, 100 block of E. Blaine, 1:37 p.m.
  • Aug. 15: Car prowl, 100 block of E. Blaine, 5:02 p.m.
  • Aug. 16: Accident investigation, 200 block of E. Newton, 12:22 p.m.
  • Aug. 16: Accident investigation, Eastlake E. and Fuhrman E., 12:59 p.m.

See the complete map at SeattleCrime.com.

Mercer I-5 ramps closed this weekend for construction

Eastlake residents needing to get downtown this weekend should be aware that the I-5 ramps at Mercer will close at 11 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday. The closure is part of the ongoing work on the Mercer Corridor project.

Fairview Avenue N. will be closed as well between Mercer and Valley streets. Mercer will be closed to traffic between Westlake and Fairview Avenue N. 

Metro bus routes 70, 71, 72, 73 and 83 will be rerouted off of Fairview during the closure and onto Eastlake Avenue.

More information on the project, as well as detour maps, can be found on the Seattle Department of Transportation’s website.

Are you missing a python? One found near Franklin and Hamlin

Friday evening update: As Deborah noted in the comments, the snake has been claimed by its owner.
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Original post: Reader Andrew Harman sends along the attached photo of a python that was apparently lost at Franklin and Hamlin. Andrew reports that the snake is inside, happily curled up in his downstairs neighbor’s cat carrier with a bowl of water.


You can claim the snake by getting in touch with Andrew at harmanaj@gmail.com or Deborah Ro at deborah@thatwasgood.com. Deborah says you’ll need to tell them how long the snake is to claim it.

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. Deborah Ro’s contact information and a requirement for claiming the snake have been added.

New outdoor seating installed at TOPS@Seward School

New basalt outdoor seating was installed at TOPS@Seward School in Eastlake on Friday, Aug. 5.

The new seating is located in the overlook area on the west side of the school. The space hasn’t been used since the school was renovated but will now become part of the school’s programs.


Friends of TOPS paid for the $6,000 cost of the project. The seating completes a memorial area for four TOPS teachers. The memorial includes a Columbia basin rock and a Japanese maple that was planted three years ago.

The benches are made from basalt from the Moses Lake area. A crew from Marenakos Rock Center in Issaquah did the installation.

The seating area will be used for small-group instruction and discussions as part of the school’s TOPICS program, where parents and teachers work with small groups of students on topics of interest to the students. The seating is also available for use by the Eastlake community.

Eastlake weekly police reports include car prowls, car theft and 2 burglaries

Highlights from this week’s Eastlake police reports include several car prowls, a car theft, two burglaries and more:

  • Aug. 3: Car prowl, 800 block of E. Gwinn Pl., 2:41 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: Auto theft, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 6:37 p.m.
  • Aug. 4: Disturbance, Eastlake Ave. E. and E. Louisa St., 2:19 p.m.
  • Aug. 5: Noise disturbance, 2900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:07 a.m.
  • Aug. 5: Threats, 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9:10 p.m.
  • Aug. 6: Harassment, 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 1:59 a.m.
  • Aug. 6: Noise disturbance, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2:49 a.m.
  • Aug. 6: Car prowl, Lakeview Blvd and I-5, 6:43 a.m.
  • Aug. 6: Accident investigation, Eastlake E. and Fuhrman E., 6:13 p.m.
  • Aug. 7: Burglary, residential, unoccupied, 2600 block of Yale E., 12:47 a.m.
  • Aug. 7: Disturbance, 2500 block of Fairview Ave. E., 1 a.m.
  • Aug. 7: Noise disturbance, 2300 block of Yale Ave. E., 1:10 a.m.
  • Aug. 8: Burglary, forced, residential, 2000 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 7:55 a.m.
  • Aug. 8: Miscellaneous theft, 2000 block of Franklin Ave. E., 9:47 a.m.
  • Aug. 8: Disturbance, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 10:29 p.m.

For the complete map, see SeattleCrime.com.