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SF library begins campaign to support unauthorized immigrants

A cluster of animated figures on the sign — their skin tones black, brown, olive and white — read books, played the piano and held a camera. Weeks after President Trump threatened to cut funding to cities the limit their cooperationShow More Summary

Great: Extended Heavy Rains Could Theoretically Trigger Earthquakes

If the disasters wreaked upon multiple locales across California this winter aren't enough, all the rain we've had seeping into the ground could, potentially, cause groundwater pressures that induce earthquakes along the state's faults. [ more › ]

A Show Made Me Forget About Death for 90 Minutes Last Night. Meet Sound Cipher, the Best Band in Seattle. Possibly.

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Timm Mason (bass) and Tim Alexander (drums); saxophonist Skerik is out of sight, in more ways than one. Dave Segal “Damn!” said a guy behind me in an awestruck tone at Sunset Tavern last night after local supergroup Sound Cipher finished their 90-minute set. Show More Summary

Sorry, EBay fans. Man who destroyed Trump's Walk of Fame star has returned brass pieces to police

The man who smashed President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and pickax last year won’t be auctioning off the brass pieces as he had hoped. Instead, he’s returned the metal bits to police, his attorney said. After destroying the star, James Otis took the TV emblem at its...

Immigration officials abruptly announce end to controversial contract at Santa Ana Jail

Under mounting pressure from immigrant rights leaders, Santa Ana officials announced last year their plan to end a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house immigration detainees. In preparation, they curtailed the number of beds available for federal detention and said they planned...

White House Bars NYT, CNN, BBC & Other "Fake News" Orgs From Press Briefing

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage NY Daily News: The White House ramped up its war with the press Friday afternoon, barring multiple outlets including the Daily News from getting to ask questions as it let in a select few for a briefing from Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Show More Summary

Roman Bread Pockets Make Italian Entrees Portable On The LES

Like a brave tulip popping up amidst the dollar slice weeds of the Lower East Side, Roman import Trapizzino opened for business this week on Orchard Street. The casual shop sells meat-and-sauce-stuffed bread pockets, trapizzino, dreamed up by Roman pizza celebrity Stefano Callegari, who began his triangular sandwich empire in 2008. Show More Summary

Going to Tahoe this weekend? The best time to drive is early Saturday morning

The National Weather Service says the best travel window for driving-friendly conditions starts Friday and runs through Sunday at 3 p.m. before the next storm hits.

Chef Georges Perrier is Cooking Up Bouillabaisse at Baril

A Philly culinary hero returns to the kitchen France by way of Philadelphia chef Georges Perrier — owner of the now-closed, always-renowned Le Bec-Fin — is set to get back in the kitchen at Rittenhouse Square’s Baril, at least on a limited basis. Show More Summary

Pioneering Diner Proprietor Bette Kroening, Of Bette's Oceanview Diner, Dies At 71

The local food world lost another of its most pioneering generation last week, Bette Kroening, owner and constant presence at Berkeley's iconic Bette's Oceanview Diner. [ more › ]

Fake, 'Not Bona Fide' Bomb Threat Called Into Trump Tower Friday, 1 Arrested

The threat made to the riverfront North Wabash Avenue tower was deemed "not bona fide" by police. [ more › ]

Suspension lifted for Orange County student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees has directed Orange Coast College to revoke its suspension of a student who secretly video-recorded his human-sexuality professor calling President Trump’s election victory “an act of terrorism.” The student, Caleb O’Neil, “will continue to...

The Week in Weed: Trump Declares War on Pot, Weed Goes Nuclear, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg talk 'Greenery'

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Week in Weed for February 24, 2017 by Amber Cortes Spicer: We're Coming for Weed Aaron P. Bernstein It was shaping up to be a pretty fun week in weed—a new drive-thru pot shop being proposed in Colorado, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg dropping pot references on national television... Show More Summary

Bernie Custis, modern pro football's first black quarterback, dies at 88

Bernie Custis, regarded as modern professional football's first black quarterback, has died. He was 88. Custis made pro football history on Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday. He starred at quarterback at Syracuse and was selected...

Last-Minute Plans: 99 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Feb 24-26, 2017

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Pike Brewing Company is just one of the dozens of breweries that will have special tours for Washington Beer Open House. At Pike specifically, you'll also have opportunities to taste a special Octopus Ink Black IPA and enter to win a beer dinner with Seattle Sounders player Brad Evans. Show More Summary

Fewer People Rode The Subway In 2016 As Did In 2015

Weekend subway service is notoriously crappy and confusing. Of course, this makes sense. Track maintenance and other upkeep needs to happen, and it makes sense that work take place when it disrupts the fewest number of commuters. Still,...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Being A Couple & Sleeping in Separate Beds Is Cool, Too

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage My girlfriend and I have been together almost three years and we've always had trouble sleeping together. Not intercourse, but restful sleep. We share a queen size bed on nights we spend together and neither one of us is blameless. Show More Summary

Opinion: Those bright lights and that big city…

It’s Mardi Gras season, the weather feels like late spring or early summer, and it seems like the perfect time to do some porch-sittin’,  picking and…

Congestion cost New York $16.9 billion in 2016

In 2016, New York City's congestion worsened. According to INRIX, a transportation analytics company, New York last year went from the fifth-most congested city in America to second-most. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

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