By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 1:30 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. less How early is too early? We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.
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By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Now Playing: SFGATE visited San Francisco's first cashierless Amazon Go store on its opening day. Media: Katie Wood / SFGATE Something was happening on the corner of Battery and California streets in San Francisco's Financial District Tuesday afternoon. Smiling men and women in orange polos and quarter zips hovered on the sidewalk while workers on their lunch breaks fumbled with cell phones. "Have you downloaded the app? You need the app," one orange shirt said to a man in a puffer jacket. The puffer jacket had the app, yes, but he couldn't remember the password for his Amazon account. He fiddled for a few seconds then, Bingo! The golden ticket required for entry to San Francisco's first Amazon Go store appeared. It was a QR code. The rest of the experience went smoothly: He scanned the code at the entry gate and was free to grab the items he needed, ranging from Advil and Sunchips … [Read more...] about I wanted to hate San Francisco’s new Amazon Go store. I loved it.
Whether you’re visiting a mountain town or moving in, it’s only natural to want the natives to accept you. But how far out of your comfort zone are you willing to go to get there? Author: Alex Gulsby Publish date: Aug 20, 2018 If the people of Durango, Colorado, could rewrite their welcome sign, it would read: “Go home. We’re full.” But after years of visiting the peak-rimmed town as a ski pass-toting tourist, I wanted in anyway and moved from my family’s cattle farm outside Houston to Durango in 2017. Still, every time I drove down Main Avenue, my Texas license plate felt like a scarlet letter. So I ditched my camo and denim and drove a little faster over the mountain passes. Soon, I fell in with a rowdy group of regulars at the local coffee bar, who—despite teasing me for my “y’alls” and “howdys”—seemed to genuinely accept me. The only trouble: They never could see past my Texas origins. I … [Read more...] about Pass/Fail: Become a Local
John Carlisle Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 They don’t want to flee from Detroit. They’d like to continue the work they came here to do. But the devil is doing his best to stop them. “I just wanted to make a change, man,” said Apostle Michael Beasley, the 55-year-old pastor of Total Life Change Ministries on the city’s west side. “I want to stay, but I can’t tell you I don’t get moments where I’ve thought about leaving.” His church is located inside a defunct elementary school near Greenfield and Tireman. Just a few years ago, he had a nice home and a successful church in the suburbs. Then, he said, he heard the voice of God tell him to move to Detroit, buy this massive school and help rebuild a neighborhood. He followed the call. And his church has been beset by thieves and robbers ever since. Over and over, someone keeps breaking into the building, methodically stealing the copper pipes … [Read more...] about After 20 burglaries, a Detroit church struggles to survive
Video PUBLISHED: 16:19 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:19 26 July 2018 Beautiful sunrise at Cromer beach. Picture: Jerry Linden-Ball JERRY LINDEN-BALL To celebrate the first-ever Norfolk Day a special love letter to Norfolk has been written by EDP writers Stacia Briggs and Rowan Mantell. Summer weather at Cromer Beach and Pier. Picture: MARK BULLIMORETelevision presenter Jake Humphrey, who grew up in Norfolk, did a special reading of original piece.New look Happisburgh Lighthouse. Picture: Stephen BurkeThe full poem is below: A beautiful sunrise on the horizon at 4.35am, Horsey Gap Beach. Photo: JP AppletonOh Norfolk, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways – I love thee to your depths and breadths and heights, by sun and candle-light, I love thee with passion, on Norfolk Day and beyond…Norfolk Day LogoOur county is one of the most glittering jewels in Britain’s crown with its royal ties to royalty and a landscape which offers something to everyone, whether … [Read more...] about WATCH television presenter Jake Humphrey read a special Norfolk love letter to celebrate Norfolk Day