March 27 TV Picks: ‘Childrens Hospital’ on Cartoon Network

‘Childrens Hospital’ Attention staff. This quirky comedy that has won back-to-back Emmy awards (for short-form live-action entertainment program) is now back for a sixth season of goofy parody. The able cast features Rob Corddry, Malin Akerman, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler. Be warned: despite the title, this show is definitely NOT […]

HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ details Scientology’s theater of the surreal

Scientology won’t be destroyed when “Going Clear,” filmmaker Alex Gibney’s documentary, airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. Unlike another recent HBO documentary project, “The Jinx,” “Going Clear” probably won’t lead to the high-profile arrest of an eccentric millionaire. And that’s too bad. The movie version of “Going Clear” does manage to distill Scientology […]

Whooo’s in that tree?

Photographer: Mark Wangerin, Seattle Photo taken: March 11, near Lamoine, Douglas County Photographer’s description: “Out for a day of birding east of the mountains, a 575-mile, 15-hour trip! The highlight … was the discovery of a pair of long-eared owls in a stand of pine. Taken with Nikon D7100 with Sigma 150-500 lens.” Katie’s critique: […]

Eat, sing and play in New York’s Koreatown

NEW YORK — New York City is a 24/7 kind of place. That makes it easy for business travelers to squeeze a little sightseeing in after a day of meetings. Take in a Broadway show and late dinner, or a nighttime view from Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building or Times Square. The […]

Crash again raises issue of real-time flight monitoring

The crash of a German passenger jet in the French Alps has once again raised the question of whether commercial airplanes should transmit flight information in real time. Investigators in France are trying to figure out why the pilots of the Germanwings Airbus A320 jet remained silent for nearly 10 minutes as their plane descended […]

VIDEO: Rainier View’s loose goats

Seattle police released the dash cam footage Friday of the goats that ran loose in Rainier View Thursday afternoon. The wandering goats were reported to police about 1:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Wallace Street. They had somehow escaped their pen and followed children in the neighborhood. Seattle police corralled them back to […]

A ‘Community Conversation: The city dominates the talking

The marketing of the $900 million proposed “Move Seattle” levy began Saturday with a “Community Conversation” in southeast Seattle, a one-way conversation totally dominated by the city. The Seattle Department of Transportation set up the exhibits, invited citizens to take a “poll” with pro-levy questions, distributed baubles (“Vision Zero” campaign buttons and pens), set out […]

Mayor: No city money will be used for travel to Indiana

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will prohibit the use of city money for any Seattle city employee to travel on business to the state of Indiana. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, here pictured with Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole.  No city money can be used for travel to Indiana after it passed legislation legalizing discrimination against gays […]

Boat overturns at mouth of Rogue River; 1 dead

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Curry County Sheriff John Ward says a man from Cottage Grove, Oregon, died Saturday when a boat overturned in 12- to 14-foot swells at the mouth of the Rogue River. The sheriff says the 18-foot boat capsized about 300 yards from the shore in Gold Beach while trying to cross […]

2 killed in crash of Piper Cub plane in northern Minnesota

PINE RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Two people have died in the crash of a small plane south of the Pine River airport in north-central Minnesota. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch tells the Brainerd Dispatch ( ) their names are being withheld pending notification of family. He expects to release more information Sunday. The National Transportation […]