Rick Steves on how to be a tourist in London on the cheap

If you do your homework, you can take advantage of London’s many freebies and bargains.

Truffle-tracking dogs find the delicacy in local forestlands

This Arlington resident’s specially trained pooches are a chef’s best friend.

Mindy Kaling makes a big splash in Sinatra’s old Malibu crib

Meanwhile, Beast Mode buys swank digs on Oahu’s North Coast.

  • Mar 7, 2020

People Briefly: Nothing much happened on Hillary’s chat show gig

The former first lady and secretary of state didn’t even blast Bernie Sanders.

  • Mar 7, 2020

Great Plant Pick: Mahonia repens, creeping Oregon grape

This tough mahonia has tight clusters of canary-yellow flowers in early spring.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Winter Speaker Series: The Master Gardner Foundation’s annual Winter Speaker Series runs through April 3. All classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mukilteo… Continue reading

In the world stressing you out? Escape to the garden

Breath in fresh air, roll up your sleeves and get to work on pruning, weeding and planting.

Prices steadily going up on vintage ad signs in good shape

Would you believe a whopping $1,080 for this sign from the early 1900s?

Lineman Travis Boortz, left, and Jake Morgan, right, demonstrate the electrical arc when a metal ladder comes close to a live electrical wire during the Arc Trailer demo on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Special trailer shows the dangerous power of electricity

The Snohomish PUD’s arc trailer demonstrates why downed power lines must be avoided.

  • Mar 6, 2020
Lineman Travis Boortz, left, and Jake Morgan, right, demonstrate the electrical arc when a metal ladder comes close to a live electrical wire during the Arc Trailer demo on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Today in History

Today is Saturday, March 7, the 67th day of 2020. There are 299 days left in the year.

  • Mar 6, 2020

Today in History

Today is Friday, March 6, the 66th day of 2020. There are 300 days left in the year.

Grammy nominee Sara Gazarek will perform in a Saturday concert for the 44th annual DeMiero Jazz Fest in Edmonds. (Barb Hauser New)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

ANGEL OF THE WINDS ARENA Cirque Du Soleil “Axel”: April 9-12, from $44. Cher: May 4, from $62.95. Jurassic World Live Tour: May 29-31, from… Continue reading

Grammy nominee Sara Gazarek will perform in a Saturday concert for the 44th annual DeMiero Jazz Fest in Edmonds. (Barb Hauser New)
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                                Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing June 6 before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty

Feds say new charges are planned.

  • Mar 5, 2020
E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune file
                                Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing June 6 before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago.

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival unveils its 2020 lineup

Two nationally known indie rock bands will perform, but the focus is on regional music. The event is set for May 14-16.

A time-tested musical shines at Everett’s Village Theatre

“She Loves Me,” which inspired “You’ve Got Mail” and several other movies, gets a highly professional treatment.

Lee Oskar plays his harmonica at his home on Sept. 19, 2019 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

DeMiero Jazz Fest: The 44th annual festival’s concert is 7 p.m. March 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds.… Continue reading

Lee Oskar plays his harmonica at his home on Sept. 19, 2019 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

Visual Arts Museums/events Improv art and comedy show: 8 p.m. March 7, Black Lab Gallery, 1618 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Watch the creation of improvised visual… Continue reading

Jakeb Conway leans forward to read the Treaty of Point Elliott at the Hibulb Cultural Center. It’s part of the “The Power of Words: A History of Tulalip Literacy” exhibit featuring the original 1855 document on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Family Fun Virtual Reality at the Library: From 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through March 28, Evergreen Branch Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. The… Continue reading

Jakeb Conway leans forward to read the Treaty of Point Elliott at the Hibulb Cultural Center. It’s part of the “The Power of Words: A History of Tulalip Literacy” exhibit featuring the original 1855 document on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Fitfully funny satire of our corrupt age needs sharper fangs

“Greed,” about a corporate con man throwing himself a birthday party, fails to destroy its scared-cow targets.

Pixar’s enduring movie magic takes a road trip in ‘Onward’

This outing falls just short of the studio’s best work but it still casts a spell.