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Temporary trailers for homeless people planned on downtown city lot

Los Angeles city leaders are planning to house dozens of homeless people in trailers on a city-owned downtown lot as a possible model for citywide temporary shelters. A proposal that will be submitted to the City Council on Tuesday calls for installing five trailers on a parking lot at Arcadia...

How a contractors group turned its fortunes around

To the editor: The article “How CNY Group grew big in NYC” (Nov. 13) claims that to “become more competitive, the company parted ways with the Building Contractors... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bringing the burbs

Like many New Yorkers, Joel Kim Booster comes from somewhere else. The 29-year-old was raised in Plainfield, Ill., where the Chicago suburbs peter out into endless corn and soybean fields. In 2013... To view the full story, click the title link.

CHP officer injured in crash in Concord

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a traffic collision in Concord on Monday evening, the agency said. The crash occured at 6:15 p.m. at eastbound State Route 4 and Port Chicago Highway, the CHP said. The officer suffered major injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening. Show More Summary

Pleasant Hill high school wrestler paralyzed during match

A Pleasant Hill high school wrestler was paralyzed from the neck down by a spinal cord injury he suffered during a junior varsity match Wednesday, school officials said. Ryan Joseph, a 16-year-old sophomore at College Park High School, suffered an injury to his neck that left him unable to breathe on his own, school athletic director Jim Keck said. Show More Summary

Add Rep. Pramila Jayapal to the List of Dems Boycotting the State of the Union

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Steven Hsieh ANNOUNCEMENT: With all the racism coming from the White House, I will NOT be attending @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union. Instead, we'll focus on the State of OUR Union, our opposition to his agenda, and we will lift up a progressive and inclusive vision of our country. Show More Summary

Voices from Seattle's MLK Day March

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Dr. King stood for equality for all. Socially, we've lost some of that today." by Eli Sanders Ray Clark with his family at today's Martin Luther King, Jr. march in Seattle. ES Ray Clark, 42Seattle "born and raised" Why are you out here today? To support democracy. Show More Summary

Seattle-Area Rents Drop to a Level That's Still Far from Affordable for Most

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede "When rents dip, I dip, you dip, we dip." gollykim/gettyimages.com According to Mike Rosenberg, the Seattle Times business reporter, rents in King and Snohomish counties are finally falling "significantly" for the first time in a decade. Show More Summary

Five Cranberries Songs That Will Break Your Heart In Light of Dolores O’Riordan's Passing

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Their lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, passed away today at age 46. by Amber Cortes Dolores O’Riordan performing in 2010. ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES The sad news that Dolores O’Riordan—the Irish songwriter best known for being the frontwoman for The Cranberries)—has passed away today is making its way through the internet. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Saving a Sugar Baby

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"I'd prefer to see women giving blowjobs because they love it—not because they've never been to Tahiti." by Dan Savage A female friend of mine (who is a younger than me) told me she was considering being a "sugar baby." It's likely you...Show More Summary

The Walking Dead gets a new showrunner for season 9

Whatever your opinions on this season of The Walking Dead, the AMC zombie drama is still a juggernaut hit for the cable network, so this weekend's announcement that the show had been renewed for a ninth season was hardly a surprise.Show More Summary

Hundreds gather at Orange County synagogue to mourn slain college student Blaze Bernstein

Blaze Bernstein was on winter break and visiting his parents in Lake Forest when they proudly explained that his namesake was Blaise Pascal, the 17th-century child prodigy who went on to become a mathematician, inventor and master of prose. The 19-year-old pre-med student at the University of Pennsylvania...

A failing grade for the city's new ?energy-efficiency scoring system

When Mayor Bill de Blasio was called out for taking SUVs on 11-mile jaunts to Brooklyn for his morning workouts, he derided the criticism as “cheap symbolism.” He could not have been more... To view the full story, click the title l...

Envisioning a walkable downtown Jamaica

Hope Knight took the helm of the development corporation for Jamaica, Queens, in 2015—the same year New York City invested $150 million to help revitalize the transit-rich neighborhood. Knight... To view the full story, click the title link.

Man shot dead in Pico Rivera; multiple rounds came from sedan, police say

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide in Pico Rivera, where a man was shot dead Monday after being approached by up to four other men in a light-colored sedan, authorities said. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the 9500 block of Banta Road, the Sheriff’s Department...

Border wall security cost San Diego County sheriff nearly $900,000

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department incurred nearly $900,000 in added costs to provide patrols and security during the month-long construction of eight border wall prototypes by the federal government on Otay Mesa, records show. Those costs pushed the total law enforcement expenses for the...

King Day march in SF unites generations in name of civil rights icon

Erika Morris rolled out of bed Monday morning with “We Shall Overcome” playing in her head. Before long, the gospel song was blasting throughout the San Francisco home of the 14-year-old and her family — lyrical fuel for the holiday march and celebration of civil rights pioneer the Rev. Show More Summary

Victims in Palmdale triple homicide include married couple and a son, officials say

Three people who were found dead inside a Palmdale house on Saturday have been identified, but there was still no information about how or why they were killed in what detectives said was a triple homicide. The victims were identified as Richard Gardner II, 78; his wife, Pepper Gardner, 56; and...

People are lining up days early in San Francisco to get $225 Levi's Air Jordan sneakers

Crowds gathered on Market Street to buy limited-edition Air Jordan IVs, designed in collaboration with San Francisco's own Levi's jeans brand and sewn with blue denim.

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