Here we go again. A low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska is forecast to impact the San Francisco Bay Area from Monday through Wednesday, bringing more rain and wind to a region that was battered by a storm less than a week ago. This system is expected to reach peak intensity over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the California-Oregon border before drifting south along the California coast and passing by the Bay Area. The storm is expected to bring less severe impacts to the region than the last area of low pressure that passed directly over San Francisco, said Rick Canepa, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service expanded the Monday-Tuesday wind advisory to include the North Bay, East Bay and eastern Santa Clara hills in addition to the coastal areas. The advisory is in effect Monday night through Tuesday afternoon, with peak gusts expected to be up to 40 to 50 mph. Winds are expected to begin developing in the North Bay at … [Read more...] about Another storm is forecast to hit the Bay Area. Here’s what to expect.
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Homes Ahoy! These 5 Fabulous Floating Houses Are Pure Magic
As the weather gets warmer across the U.S., those aquatic fantasies really start to set in. You know the ones. But instead of dreaming about a home near the water, why not consider one actually on the water? There's never been a better time to satisfy your inner seafarer, because we've found five fantastic floating homes on both coasts—ranging from the affordable $345,000 in Florida to an aspirational $2.5 million in swanky Sausalito, CA. Hot tubs, laundry rooms, home theaters, loft bedrooms: You won't believe the fancy features tucked into these upscale homes. Some even have yard-sized decks. And they're all tightly moored and docked in calm marinas, so seasickness is nothing to fear. Even the most committed landlubbers might find themselves attracted to these nautical niceties. It's all about what floats your boat. 2394 Mariner Square Dr Unit B11, Alameda, CA Price: $665,000 Alluring in Alameda: Right across the San Fransisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, you'll find … [Read more...] about Homes Ahoy! These 5 Fabulous Floating Houses Are Pure Magic
55-car train carrying no passengers derails in California
A 55-car train with no passengers derailed in Southern California 's Mojave Desert on Monday morning, officials said. Fire engines and a hazardous materials team responded to the scene, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said on Twitter at 10:21 a.m. An hour later, the agency said that hazmat teams were continuing their work. "No current threat to the area," the agency said. The train, which included two locomotives, was carrying iron ore, officials said. The derailment site was in the Mojave National Preserve near Kelso Depot, a historic railroad site about 160 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The incident is under investigation by Union Pacific. The Associated Press contributed to this story. BEST OF SFGATE Travel | I went to Yosemite National Park for firefall — and almost missed it | This San Francisco-made film helped launch the porn industry Local | What it's like to drive the zipper car on the Golden Gate Bridge | 'Get here … [Read more...] about 55-car train carrying no passengers derails in California
I’m a dentist – here’s how you’re brushing your teeth all wrong
It's a much followed routine that is thought to be best for your teeth. But brushing your teeth after eating your breakfast is wrong, dentists have revealed. In fact, brushing your teeth before having your first meal of the day actually protects them best. Yet polls suggest that up to 40 per cent of people make the mistake of only brushing them after they've polished off their breakfast. From shielding the teeth from bacteria to fresh breath, brushing before is a must, according to Dr Sam Jethwa, vice president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Dr Alan Clarke, lead dentist at Belfast clinic Paste Dental. It's a much followed routine that is thought to be best for your teeth but brushing your teeth after eating your breakfast is wrong, dentists have revealed (stock image) Brushing first thing helps the body fight off bacteria that has grown during the night. Dr Jethwa said that as you sleep, the bacteria in your mouth multiplies and it's this … [Read more...] about I’m a dentist – here’s how you’re brushing your teeth all wrong
Great Northern Hotel review: A moment of calm in the heart of Kings Cross
Great Northern Hotel is perfectly located between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations (Image: Great Northern Hotel) This article contains affiliate links, we will receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more The Great Northern Hotel first opened in 1854 and continues to welcome guests through its doors Highlights Well-connected location Beautiful design features Newly refurbished RAILS restaurant Sophisticated 'Little Bar' Mini pantry on every floor Free in-room water, soft drinks and snacks Book your stay at Great Northern Hotel with Booking.com Book Now JUMP TO... The Rooms Dining and drinking Location Value for money Final Verdict Great Northern Hotel Review Great Northern Hotel first opened in 1854, and though it has experienced several iterations over the years, continues to welcome guests through its doors. Housed in a Grade-II listed building, the hotel provides … [Read more...] about Great Northern Hotel review: A moment of calm in the heart of Kings Cross
Ballin’! NBA Hoopster Marvin Bagley III Lists His Leisure-Ready Pad Near Sacramento for $2M
A young NBA player created an outdoor oasis at his home near Sacramento, CA , but is ready to part with the impressive spread. Detroit Pistons forward Marvin Bagley III bought the nearly two-acre property in the suburb of Elk Grove, CA , after he was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2018. The property is listed for $1,995,000 and has quickly attracted potential buyers. The home is already in pending sale status. “We have multiple offers on it, and we’re just waiting for the right one to come in,” says listing agent Matthew Hindy , with Re/Max Gold Fair Oaks. [Bagley] "made it very resort-style," Hindy notes. "He was traded to another team, and that’s the only reason he’s selling it.” The Kings selected the 6'11" Bagley from Duke and made him the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. After three-and-a-half seasons in Sacramento, the Kings traded him to Detroit in February 2022. Hindy sold the house to Bagley five years ago and has witnessed the … [Read more...] about Ballin’! NBA Hoopster Marvin Bagley III Lists His Leisure-Ready Pad Near Sacramento for $2M
Why the Pacific Crest Trail will be more dangerous than ever this year
The Pacific Crest Trail draws thousands of people from all experience levels annually. Some are thru-hikers hoping to complete the 2,650-mile trek through California, Oregon and Washington (from the Mexican border to Canada), in one journey, while others are weekend backpackers and day hikers taking on smaller sections of the trail. The hikers regularly contend with challenges like hypothermia, heat exhaustion, poisonous plants, lightning, bears and rattlesnakes, along with wildfires and other impacts of climate change . But this year, experts warn, hikers face one of the greatest risks in the trail’s history: the record-setting Sierra Nevada snowpack . "These large snowpacks can be susceptible to fast melt if the weather conditions are right," Andrew Schwartz, lead scientist at the Central Sierra Snow Lab , told SFGATE. "Periods of above-average temperatures, particularly if they're prolonged, can cause significant rises in stream and river flows, which can be dangerous.” … [Read more...] about Why the Pacific Crest Trail will be more dangerous than ever this year
Succession season 4: Who plays Naomi Pierce?
Kate Garraway watches Succession with Derek SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Succession season three ended with Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) announcing his plans to sell Waystar Royco, putting an end to his grown-up children's dreams of one day taking over the reins. In a bid to stop him going through with a sale, Kendall (played by Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) agreed to work together to force his hand. Fans of the HBO and Sky Atlantic drama saw the first stage in their plan go accordingly in season four, episode one The Munsters. Related articles Antiques Roadshow guest staggered by value of Captain Cook's spoons Great Expectation viewers slam 'woke' and … [Read more...] about Succession season 4: Who plays Naomi Pierce?
You can stay in stables and sleep next to the horses – but it costs £350
A farmhouse in the Lake District has opened up its stables for guests to sleep right next to its Friesian horses and Shetland ponies - and pay £350 a night for the privilege. When we say 'next to' we mean it; guests are literally in the stable, with just a divider between them and their new neigh-bour. Stable Stays has converted half of one of its horses' homes but don't worry, it won't be a 'mare as the room has bunk beds, a kitchenette, dining table and ensuite wet room, complete with a 'portable eco-loo'. The horses will be on the other side of the divider, meaning you can climb on the top bunk and feed or groom the horses from there. READ MORE: People are only just realising they've been pronouncing 'Dubai' wrong this whole time While you won't be saddled with the responsibility of looking after the animals , you will be given breakfast and dinner buckets, as well as a luxury grooming kit, so you can spend some quality time with your equine companion. Prices start … [Read more...] about You can stay in stables and sleep next to the horses – but it costs £350
Londoners admire new ‘artwork’ outside Tate Modern – which is actually a filthy radio
Brits were left bemused as they stopped to admire a new “artwork” that appeared on display outside London's Tate Modern gallery – only to discover it was a shabby old radio. The Makita DAB radio was displayed in a glass box on a plinth in the middle of Millennium Bridge – and quickly became a talking point as passers-by stopped to examine it. The digital device belonged to builder Christopher Kitchenside, 37, from Borehamwood, London – and went on display after winning competition to find Britain's dirtiest radio. It is covered in cement, sand, mud, and brick dust from various building sites, and has a golf ball drilled in to it where the volume dial should be – as well as a car aerial after its original aerial went missing. And its discolouration led one Londoner to estimate the radio dated back to pre-WW2 – despite actually being just six years old. But one sculptor passing by gave it her stamp of approval, calling it a modern masterpiece that deserved to be on display … [Read more...] about Londoners admire new ‘artwork’ outside Tate Modern – which is actually a filthy radio