‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ leads sales at Parkplace books

Local scene Current best-sellers at Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland (425-828-6546 or parkplacebookskirkland.com). Paperback 1. Alan Turing: The Enigma, Andrew Hodges 2. American Sniper, Christopher Kyle 3. Beatles and Me On Tour, Ivor Davis 4. Someone, Alice McDermott 5. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevan Hardcover 1. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande 2. […]

Top-ranked Rainier Beach meets No. 2 Bellevue in state 3A opening round

It wasn’t completely far-fetched to think an eye-popping, high-profile matchup in the first round of this week’s Class 3A state tournament would occur. In fact, those who attended Sunday’s draw at the WIAA headquarters in Renton were expecting one. Then the slips of paper were selected and the matchup was set for Thursday’s opening round: […]

Washington State men lose at UCLA

LOS ANGELES – Tony Parker slept in on a rainy Sunday morning, causing him to show up late to shoot-around. His UCLA teammates were nearly as lackadaisical in the first half against Washington State. Led by Norman Powell and Parker, who lost his starting spot as punishment, the Bruins got their act together in time […]

Teachers jump-start turnaround at White Center Heights Elementary

For six years, Sili Savusa dreaded the end of August, specifically the date when school-testing results arrive online from Olympia. Clicking on the ratings for White Center Heights Elementary, the former school-board member felt her usual sense of doom. The building, opened with huge community fanfare nine years ago, routinely logged some of the worst […]

Neutral net will be open to faster speeds

Don’t worry too much about phone and Internet companies that say the sky is falling because of the net-neutrality regulations the FCC approved last week. They’ll be singing a different song in a few days. If you step back and notice what’s really going on in the industry, it looks like the sky is actually […]

‘My Girl’ — 50 years and counting

There are sounds it feels like you’ve known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it’s hard to believe they were ever new. One of those sounds is this: James Jamerson thumps a heartbeat on the bass. Robert White’s guitar corkscrews out in reply. And the immortal David Ruffin sings, in a […]