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July 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Saturday Memo: Visiting orcas … South Seattle hit-and-run … Bite of Seattle

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Early-morning fog: Dense fog mantles parts of the area this morning, with mostly cloudy skies at times through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to be mild, though, hovering around the mid-70s. So at least it’s not cloudy and cold…right? For more, check out the National Weather Service forecast.

Visiting orcas thrill crowds: If you’re anywhere on or near the waters of Puget Sound this weekend, keep your eyes peeled — there’s a chance you could spot a group of transient killer whales frolicking about as they hunt prey. Howard Garrett, director of the Orca Network, says these whales often visit the Sound. Have you seen any recently?

Police seek driver who hit teen last night: Seattle police are asking the public’s assistance in finding a driver who seriously injured a teenage pedestrian on Martin Luther King Way South at about 8 p.m. Friday. A police spokeswoman said the 15-year-old boy who was hit sustained a life-threatening head injury.

Bite of Seattle: Hungry hordes are expected to turn up at Seattle Center for one of the city’s most popular summer destinations, which runs through tomorrow. Take a look at our full rundown for the weekend, replete with recommendations on what to see and sample. Overwhelmed? Never fear. We have a list of 10 things to do at the event.

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