14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

Santa Ana homeless (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Bay Bridge Corrosion Threatens Supporting Cables

The lead designer of the Bay Bridge is warning that the cables holding up the eastern span are vulnerable because of water leaking into the twin steel boxes anchoring them.

Bay Bridge San Francisco (Frank Schulenburg / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Video: Accused Vandal Rants ‘Sexist Argument’ to Conservative Female Candidate

“It’s a sexist argument that a blonde can occupy the office,” ranted 2010 Alaska Assembly candidate Joshua Whittaker on video to Anchorage mayoral candidate and conservative State Assemblywoman Amy Demboski. She says she caught him walking toward one of her large campaign signs “with a box cutter.” This came after reports that at least 18 of Demboski’s signs had been vandalized.