Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 3:09 PM EDT Aug 28, 2019 I'm not usually one to text with scammers but an apartment rental deal in Detroit's Midtown had me intrigued. Urban chic apparently has its own charming appeal for cyber crooks too. A Livonia man clued me into a Craigslist ad after an exchange he had during his search for an apartment that would be closer to his job in downtown Detroit. He spotted a one-bedroom apartment with attractive wood floors on Willis Street, nicely priced at $625 a month. The problem: The person he ended up texting with, clearly, was up to no good. The online photos make you want to look twice at this apartment, which isn't far from the Lodge Freeway and Wayne State University. An eye-catching red-white-and-blue pillow perks up a modest light gray chair. A white French glass door opens from the living room area into the small kitchen. A big American flag … [Read more...] about How to spot Craigslist apartment rental scams
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 1:33 pm PDT, Monday, August 5, 2019 A mustache-wearing yurt One former Burner is selling their "beloved yurt" to the tune of $400. It appears to be held together with masking tape. And because I'm sure you're wondering, yes the yurt has a name. "You may notice in the pictures that the yurt has been adorned with an adorable moustache. This yurt's name is Yurt Reynolds, after the late, great Burt Reynolds and his iconic moustache," reads the ad on Craigslist. less A mustache-wearing yurt One former Burner is selling their "beloved yurt" to the tune of $400. It appears to be held together with masking tape. And because I'm sure you're wondering, yes the yurt has a ... more Photo: Screenshot / Craigslist Photo: Screenshot / Craigslist … [Read more...] about The most ridiculous Burning Man things for sale on Craigslist
Federal workers furloughed because of the government shutdown might be “better off” after they return to work because they essentially are getting a free vacation, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said this week. President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser made the suggestion in an interview on “PBS NewsHour.” He said many of the 800,000 federal employees affected by the three-week partial government shutdown had been planning to take vacation days around the Christmas and New Year holidays, and thus wouldn’t have worked during parts of the shutdown anyway — but now they get to keep their vacation days.Story Continued Below Hassett had been asked by PBS economic correspondent Paul Solman if he saw the shutdown of a quarter of the federal government — which is poised to become the longest in U.S. history at midnight — affecting the economy in the long term. He appeared to suggest that furloughing around 25 percent of … [Read more...] about White House economic adviser appears to compare shutdown to ‘vacation’ for furloughed workers
By Bill Disbrow Published 10:01 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Empty seats, like those seen during this 2017, 49ers-Panthers game are a frequent sight at 49ers games, creating a difficult situation for people who though they were making a season ticket investment that would increase in value over time. less Empty seats, like those seen during this 2017, 49ers-Panthers game are a frequent sight at 49ers games, creating a difficult situation for people who though they were making a season ticket investment that ... more Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of 42 Empty seats, like those seen during this 2017, 49ers-Panthers game are a frequent sight at 49ers games, creating a difficult situation for … [Read more...] about Looking to save $76,000 on your 49ers tickets? Now’s the time to buy.
Opening for Erik Boa & The Constrictors at the Pikes Peak Blues Community Showcase, 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Jan. 10, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive. $10 suggested donation at the door, goo.gl/ umb2pqWhen Bay Area transplant and guitarist Ken Koga was looking to put a blues band together in Colorado Springs last summer, he posted an ad on Craigslist.As fate would have it, vocalist Wendy St. Cyre saw the ad, and the Wendy St. Cyre Band was born. The two soon were joined by Bret Major of Colorado Springs on bass and Bobby Perez Jr. of Pueblo on drums.The band makes its debut at a Pikes Peak Blues Community Showcase at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center on Thursday, opening for Boulder-based Erik Boa & The Constrictors.“Wendy’s gotta be the best blues singer around,” said Koga, the band’s leader. “She’s something else. I think people will be surprised with her voice. She can really scream.”St. … [Read more...] about No stranger to the blues, Wendy St. Cyre Band is new to Colorado Springs