Local travel writer spills the beans Chris McGinnis Published 9:19 am PDT, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Mayor Feinstein and Mick Jagger on a cable car in San Francisco for Save The Cable Cars Promo in 1981. Steve Ringman/The Chronicle Mayor Feinstein and Mick Jagger on a cable car in San Francisco for Save The Cable Cars Promo in 1981. Steve Ringman/The Chronicle Photo: Steve Ringman / The Chronicle 1981 Photo: Steve Ringman / The Chronicle 1981 Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Mayor Feinstein and Mick Jagger on a cable car in San Francisco for Save The Cable Cars Promo in 1981. Steve Ringman/The Chronicle Mayor Feinstein and Mick Jagger on a cable car in San Francisco for Save The Cable Cars Promo in 1981. Steve Ringman/The Chronicle … [Read more...] about San Francisco’s deepest secrets for travelers
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The San Diego Association of Governments would like to focus on mass transit over expanding road and highway systems. Last week we asked readers: Will San Diegans ever give up cars and embrace public transit and the increased taxes needed to build it?Public won’t back a partial solutionWill the public buy the next good idea to solve traffic woes? No, they won’t, nor should they until someone can lay out a viable transit network, one that connects people and takes them from where they are to where they need to be in a convenient, reliable and affordable way. Statistically, and through, ahem, observation, it is painfully apparent that the automobile is the dominant means of movement and will be for some time to come. This is, after all, Southern California.So, with that question answered, how do we get from here to there? Honestly, if we go back to the 1970s, we can see where we went wrong. We didn’t make a full commitment to a transit future, and we didn’t even … [Read more...] about Your Say: Transit’s future in San Diego County
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 FILE -- A new BART train makes a stop at the Powell Street Station on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. BART's new trains are expected to improve on the noise issues riders have complained about over the years, with selected materials for the car chosen in order to dampen the noise. The transit agency has been working on creating a quieter experience for riders. less FILE -- A new BART train makes a stop at the Powell Street Station on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. BART's new trains are expected to improve on the noise issues riders have complained ... more Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close … [Read more...] about BART says its trains are quieter. But can they still damage your eardrums?
By Peter Hegarty | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm | UPDATED: March 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm SAN LEANDRO — A site near the San Leandro BART station once used to store construction equipment will be transformed into an apartment complex with 687 units — one of the city’s largest. The plan from Maximus Real Estate Partners — the developer behind the “Monster in the Mission” housing project in San Francisco — also calls for tearing down the Filarmonica Artista Amadora de San Leandro Music Conservatory at 857 Alvarado St. and replacing it with a 4,326-square-foot conservatory across the street at 844 Alvarado St. The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments unanimously approved the project Thursday. “We know that the development like the one Maximus is proposing will, one, help with the housing shortage in the Bay Area, and two, add to the local economy,” said Emily … [Read more...] about City approves huge apartment project near San Leandro BART station
It’s been a wild year for health and wellness. The booming sector consistently bleeds into more mainstream categories–to the point where traditional retailers depend on it to boost slowing sales. Sephora, for example, is now flush with luxe dental floss, natural deodorants, and $38 collagen-enhancing beauty supplements. But at the same time, vigilant consumers and watchdog groups are fighting back against the fakes and exaggerated claims. Earlier this fall, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop settled a lawsuit brought by 10 California counties that argued its product advertisements lacked reliable scientific evidence. (Some customers were able to seek refunds for those jade vaginal eggs.) Then, in a rather controversial move, Facebook deleted dozens of pages dedicated to fringe or holistic medicine in an apparent crackdown on pseudoscience. Others, such as myself, rallied against the normalization of influencers who peddle snake-oil antics, such as Mehmet Oz, who was recently … [Read more...] about The most promising health and wellness trends for 2019