By Katie Dowd, SFGATE Updated 2:56 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Atherton House on 1990 California Street in San Francisco, as it appears today. The ghost of George Atherton supposedly haunts the residence. Atherton House on 1990 California Street in San Francisco, as it appears today. The ghost of George Atherton supposedly haunts the residence. Photo: Mike Hofman/Wikimedia Commons Gertrude Atherton's apartment. Gertrude Atherton and her dog sitting in an automobile outside her home. (Photo by Nat Farbman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Gertrude Atherton's apartment. Gertrude Atherton and her dog sitting in an automobile outside her home. (Photo by Nat Farbman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Photo: Nat Farbman, LIFE Picture Collection/GettyIma This rare photo shows "Chinese noble women" in San Francisco's Sutro … [Read more...] about A body in the rum barrel: The true story behind San Francisco’s booziest, weirdest ghost
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By Craig Hlavaty Updated 3:36 pm CDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 On Sept. 17 a Houston-area woman found a 2-carat wedding ring inside a loaner vehicle she got from her Lexus dealer. She's now hoping to reunite the ring with its owner. >>>See the accessories that every Houston driver should have in their car.... less On Sept. 17 a Houston-area woman found a 2-carat wedding ring inside a loaner vehicle she got from her Lexus dealer. She's now hoping to reunite the ring with its owner. >>>See the accessories that ... more Photo: Stacey Smith Viofo A119S Dash Cam At around $120, the Viofo A119S can get 1080p recording at 60 frames per second (fps) or 1440p recording at 30fps. It also has a wide focal length and is small enough to where it doesn't distract. But If you want to save some cash, the previous model, the A118, is a solid choice as well. less Viofo A119S Dash Cam … [Read more...] about Did you lose a 2-carat diamond ring in a Lexus loaner car?
'CLEAN eating' is the food trend popularised by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Katie Perry who take looking after their bodies really seriously. It's all about eating only plant-based foods cooked from scratch and served as close to their raw state as possible, while steering clear of sugar and all processed foods. Beyoncé is currently leading the pack of clean eating devotees after announcing her intention to 'go clean' in preparation for her headlining appearance at the Coachella festival in California next week. One practitioner in Belfast who believes living is all about balance is Bangkok-born chef Nokveedz 'Nox' Serewiwattana, who recently opened the city's latest fashionable restaurant, Jumoñ, along with her business partner Niall Davis. Situated at the end of Fountain Street on the former site of The Permit Room and La Boca, Jumoñ serves delicious Asian-inspired vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Dishes on the menu include Jiang Bing: a … [Read more...] about Asian clean eating arrives in Belfast with chef Nox at Jumoñ
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 6, 2018 at 6:43 am | UPDATED: April 6, 2018 at 6:46 am By Marc Fisher | The Washington Post Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos inhabit very different worlds. The president is a staunch bricks-and-mortar man who made his fortune building towers and dealing with blue-collar workers. The founder of the world’s largest store, by contrast, is a space enthusiast who experiments with robots and operates much of the cloud where the new economy’s data lives. Trump’s decision in recent days to zero in on Bezos and Amazon.com as his latest Twitter targets has highlighted a severe fracture in American society, a divide between concrete and steel and zeros and ones, a split that is as much philosophical as it is economic, as much about the fraying of communities as it is about the shape of commerce. Four times over the past week, the president has criticized Bezos for running a company that he says fails to pay its share of taxes, for taking … [Read more...] about Why Trump went after Bezos: Two billionaires across a cultural divide
THE past 10 years has perhaps been one of the most astonishing decades in history (from an economist's perspective anyway). When we think back to April 2008, Amazon was still seen as a niche bookseller, Facebook was a corporate minnow and we went to Xtra-vision for movies.Yes, the credit crunch was rumbling on in the background, but the word austerity hadn't even entered public consciousness (indeed, it hadn't even been thought about in government). Public spending was also still rising strongly, and the economy was enjoying robust growth. We were still under the impression that boom and bust had been confined to history. The Chancellor, Alastair Darling was forecasting healthy expansion and the deficit and debt to remain under control.To say that very few people foresaw what was to come is an understatement. By that autumn, it wasn't just the leaves falling, economic growth had plummeted like a stone to create the deepest recession since the 1920s. As the phrase goes, the credit … [Read more...] about A decade lost and found…