By Jason Green | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 11:47 pm | UPDATED: January 19, 2019 at 7:31 am SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco International Airport is asking its restaurants and retailers to slash prices by 50 percent for federal government employees who are continuing to work at the airport without pay as the federal government shutdown continues. In a news release Friday, the airport said it made the request this week and plans to adjust its fee structure to protect voluntarily participating concession operators from any financial impacts. “This program demonstrates how our airport community comes together to support one another,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Our goal is to ease the financial hardship on federal government employees at SFO who are personally affected by this government shutdown,” Satero continued. “We appreciate the work of our airport concessions, and we will … [Read more...] about SFO urges discounts for federal workers affected by shutdown
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupJanuary 18, 2019 at 10:07 pm LOS ANGELES – Within a three-minute span, DeMarcus Cousins showed three things. He demonstrated his power. He displayed some rust. And he remained upset with the officiating. The Warriors’ 112-94 victory over the Clippers on Friday had mostly to do with Stephen Curry (28 points), Kevin Durant (24) and Klay Thompson (12) fulfilling their usual job descriptions along with stellar defense (the Clippers shot 36.5 percent from the field and 16 percent from 3). Everything centered, though, on Cousins’ debut with the Warriors after spending nearly the past year rehabbing his left Achilles tendon. Cousins’ opening act? He finished with 14 points while shooting 5-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3 along with as many rebounds as fouls (six) in 15 minutes as a starter, but he showed a few things things that caused the Warriors to become both giddy and patient. First, the … [Read more...] about Warriors, 112, Clippers, 94: DeMarcus Cousins’ debut goes well
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm That lunar eclipse with that super-bad name takes center-stage Sunday evening. Rolling across the big screen, also known as “nighttime across America,” this curiously monikered natural phenomenon will entertain the nation from 6:36 to 9:31 p.m. PST. But don’t be too scared by the name — a “super blood wolf moon” is simply a lunar eclipse that takes place during the first full moon of the year. On the other hand, as the entertainment website Refinery29 puts it, “it’s still a powerful, transformative time.” The article features input from Laura Tempest Zakroff, a modern traditional witch and author of “Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft.” She says the word ”super” implies a relative proximity to Earth. … [Read more...] about What will Sunday’s lunar eclipse will look like?
By Sophia Bollag | Sacramento Bee PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 11:06 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 11:17 am California’s new governor and his family plan to move to a $3.7 million, six-bedroom house in Fair Oaks they bought in December, according to property records obtained by the Sacramento Bee. For now, Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their four young children are living in the historic governor’s mansion in downtown Sacramento. The governor’s office confirmed that they plan to move to Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, once their new house is renovated. Deed records show the Fair Oaks property was purchased in December by a limited-liability company registered in the name of Gavin Newsom’s cousin Jeremy Scherer. The governor’s office confirmed that the Newsoms purchased the property. The 12,000-square-foot home was previously owned by philanthropist and businessman Vern Jones and his wife, Gloria. Vern … [Read more...] about Newsom family to move from historic mansion to $3.7 million home
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 8:40 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 11:10 am Jeff Bezos and his new girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have no intention of letting salacious reports about racy texts and their alleged extramarital affair get in the way of celebrating their new relationship. In fact, the Amazon CEO and increasingly powerful entertainment mogul plans to go public with his romance with Sanchez by bringing her to some big, splashy events in the next month, including the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, Page Six reports. “Expect to see Lauren joining Jeff (at the Oscars),” a source told Page Six. “They are an item and very much in love.” The source added that TV anchor Sanchez, 49, accompanied Bezos, 55, to the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6. “They were not hiding their relationship and were very relaxed at the (Golden) Globes,” the source said. But outside that universe, the fact … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos is ready to make a splash with new girlfriend at the Oscars, report says