By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 8:31 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 File photo: The start to fall has seen little rain in San Francisco. File photo: The start to fall has seen little rain in San Francisco. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press . . Photo: Getty Images Maximum temperature record:134 degreesDate: July 10, 1913Location: Greenland Ranch, Death Valley Maximum temperature record: 134 degrees Date: July 10, 1913 Location: Greenland Ranch, Death Valley Photo: Patrick Leitz, Getty Images Minimum temperature record:-45 degreesDate: Jan. 20, 1937Location: Boca, near Truckee Minimum temperature record: -45 degrees Date: Jan. 20, 1937 Location: Boca, near Truckee Photo: Google Maps window._taboola = … [Read more...] about Dry start to autumn in San Francisco Bay Area: Is this unusual?
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The social media site where the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting made some of his anti-Semitic statements is struggling to stay online. Gab has been cut off from some Bay Area companies and has been forced to switch web hosts.Gab describes itself as a "free speech" alternative to Facebook and Twitter used by right-wing commentators like Milo Yiannopoulos and Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin. "It's certainly a community of people with very strong opinions that don't hesitate to share them even when it constitutes hate speech," said tech analyst Larry Magid.RELATED: What is Gab, the social network apparently used by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect?But now the two-year-old social media site says it's working 'round the clock to keep Gab online, after it became known that Robert Bowers used the site to post anti-Semitic messages. Although it released a statement saying, "Gab unequivocally disavows and condemns all acts of terrorism and violence," San … [Read more...] about Social media site used by synagogue shooting suspect cut off from Bay Area companies
Bay Area locals love the variety of cultural events, the restaurants offering cuisines from around the world, and the diversity of the people who live here. The near-perfect weather year-round is a Bay Area favourite. Many people love the fact that you can easily escape the city and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Northern California . I asked friends, colleagues, neighbours, and people I met on the street to tell me what they like best about the Bay Area. Some had lived here their whole lives and others had just arrived. What surprised me the most was how much agreement there was about what makes the Bay Area a great place to live. People appreciated the culture and the diversity of their fellow residents, the weather, and the wild escapes around the bay. Here’s what 21 people told me they liked best about the Bay Area: Locals love the Bay Area’s culture and diversity Peter Tjeerdsma loves the culture and the art scene. “Just the sheer number of … [Read more...] about I asked 21 people for the best thing about living in the Bay Area — and their answers had some common themes
By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 24, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 25, 2018 at 9:45 am Yes, it’s true, Election Day 2018 is all about congressional mid-terms. You want to know whether Donkeys or Elephants do the happy dance. We get it. You might not be motivated to wade through all those pages in the back of the election pamphlet about down-ballot local government races and measures. We’re here to help. From an 18-year-old school board candidate to a slew of proposed taxes on everything from tech giants, hotel guests, hospitals and pot, here’s a handy summary of what every voter needs to know to sound smart about the Bay Area’s local elections. And if you’re looking for more help as you make your decisions, our election recommendations are here. Why are cities and school districts adopting district voting? Civil rights lawyers have been pushing local governments throughout California to have … [Read more...] about Bay Area election guide: 10 things you need to know
A portrait of Othman Laraki, CEO of Color Genomics, at the company’s office in Burlingame, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The company was recently selected to take part in the National Institute of Health’s program All of Us, which aims to sequence 1 million genomes by establishing three centers around the country. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Othman Laraki, CEO of Color Genomics, smiles during an interview at the company’s office in Burlingame, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The company was recently selected to take part in the National Institute of Health’s program All of Us, which aims to sequence 1 million genomes by establishing three centers around the country. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) Elliott Yim, left, and Hoai Nguyen, right, work on DNA extraction and processing at Color Genomics in Burlingame, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The company was recently selected to take part in the National Institute of Health’s … [Read more...] about Next genetics frontier: Bay Area startup Color will help decode genomes of 1 million Americans