August 21, 2013 |
Los Angeles developer Urban Partners has joined with Seattle and New York developers to form a company that will build multifamily properties in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. The new firm is specializing in apartments and condominiums in well-established city neighborhoods. Urban Partners was behind such large-scale projects as the University Gateway luxury rental student housing outside USC and the Del Mar Station apartment complex at a Gold Line stop in Pasadena.
August 19, 2013 |
SPARKS TONIGHT AT SEATTLE When: 7. Where: KeyArena. On the air: ESPN2. Records: Sparks 18-7, Storm 11-13. Record vs Storm: 2-1. Update: The Sparks have won six games in a row and are half a game behind Minnesota for the top spot in the Western Conference with nine games remaining in the season. The Storm is in fourth place, two games ahead of fifth-place San Antonio for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Storm is led by Tina Thompson, who is averaging 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.
August 19, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Lying in an open pit near the heart of the city, the cylindrical mass of machinery looked like a spacecraft that had crash-landed. Or, as one architect described it, a dry-docked ocean liner. Or a skyscraper on its side. One person thought it resembled a giant coffin. But it was "Bertha," a 7,000-ton, 326-foot-long and 57-foot-tall drilling device, which is playing a central role in a project that will redefine Seattle's waterfront - and perhaps the city itself. The drill has embarked on a project to bore a 2-mile tunnel beneath the city's downtown and replace an unsightly, 60-year-old double-decker highway that courses along the waterfront, separating the high-rises of downtown from the majestic panorama of the Puget Sound.
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August 16, 2013 |
The financial backer of a petition drive that would force a public vote on a Sacramento basketball arena subsidy was unveiled Friday. Chris Hansen, a member of an investor group that tried unsuccessfully to have the Sacramento Kings moved to Seattle, is the contributor who paid signature-gatherers on the initiative challenging the competing Sacramento arena project, according to documents released Friday. The state Fair Political Practices Commission had sued the Los Angeles law firm Loeb and Loeb to force disclosure of those giving money to hire signature-gatherers for an initiative.
August 16, 2013 |
SEATTLE - At the marijuana festival called Hempfest that has been held here annually for more than two decades, enforcing pot smoking laws was traditionally a low priority. Police say they wanted to keep people safe and ensure that property wasn't damaged or stolen. But this weekend, at the first gathering since Washington state voters approved decriminalizing marijuana use, police will take a different approach to protecting and serving: Instead of having handcuffs and citations at the ready, a group of officers will be passing out tortilla chips.
August 13, 2013 |
A gunman who stormed onto a Seattle city bus and shot the driver in a spurt of morning rush-hour violence died after being wounded in a shootout with police, authorities said. Martin Duckworth, 31, died of gunshot wounds at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Monday, hospital spokeswoman Leila Gray said. The 67-year-old bus driver had injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening, according to a statement from the Seattle Police Department. The driver was identified by TV station KING 5 as Deloy Dupuis.
August 2, 2013 |
Clint Dempsey may be coming back to Major League Soccer. Or not. In the last 24 hours rumors have been flying that the U.S. national team captain could soon leave Tottenham Hotspur for the Seattle Sounders, who could welcome him to the team as early as Saturday. Other rumors say he'll stay in the English Premier League but jump to Everton. ESPN, citing two sources with the Sounders, said a transfer deal with Tottenham is being finalized. Seattle appeared to lay the groundwork for the transfer by signing Shalrie Joseph to a new contract, opening up a designated player spot in the process.
July 27, 2013 |
When: 8 p.m. Where: CenturyLink Field. On the air: TV: Univision Deportes; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 4-11-5, Seattle 7-7-4. Record vs. Seattle (2012): 0-1-0. Update: Chivas USA is riding high after a 1-0 victory over Toronto on July 17, its first win since March 30. Now it heads to the Pacific Northwest to take on an underachieving Seattle team that is in a 1-3-1 slump, with only three goals in those five games. Before then the Sounders rested comfortably in fourth place, but they now sit seven points removed from the fifth and final playoff spot.
July 26, 2013 |
NAPA, Calif., - For Matt Flynn, last season was a false start. Flynn, who had been backup to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signed with Seattle during the 2012 off-season and was on track to start for the Seahawks. But Seattle selected Wisconsin's Russell Wilson in the third round of last year's draft, and the rookie phenom wound up claiming the starting job, making Flynn expendable. Fast-forward a year, and Flynn again has a chance to be an NFL starter, now with the rebuilding Oakland Raiders.
July 25, 2013 |
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that the work performed by 375 people in the Puget Sound region around Seattle is being moved to Long Beach over the next 18 months. Tim Copes, the company's vice president of commercial aviation fleet services, wrote in a note to employees Thursday that the business of modifying Boeing's commercial airplanes will gradually shift to the Southland. Boeing said it did not know exactly how many jobs the shift from the Seattle area would mean for Southern California yet, but it is the second big announcement this year by the company involving the facility located near Long Beach Airport.