By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 12:30 pm PDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 Carolyn Gray recently moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento. These are some of her observations, in her own words ... Carolyn Gray recently moved from the Bay Area to Sacramento. These are some of her observations, in her own words ... Photo: Courtesy Carolyn Gray Major differences: - It's definitely very hot, even for someone who likes hot weather. It takes time to get used to. - There are no mountains. [The flatness is] almost uncanny, like you're in a strange simulation. - People here are a lot more relaxed [than in the Bay Area]. It's probably because the dominant industries differ. Tech seems more competitive. - There's more space in general; it's not as cramped as the city. - It's a lot quieter than the Bay Area. Not quite as hip. - A lot of innovations and trends come out of SF, but they don't get to Sac as fast. There's … [Read more...] about What a Bay Area native learned after moving to Sacramento
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Kit Pavlekovsky, left, and Kylie Fournier, right, smile during a meetup organized by Asexuality SF in San Francisco on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) People get together for coffee during an event organized by Asexuality SF in San Francisco on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The group tries to have a meetup at least once a month.(Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Mary Kame Ginoza holds a cup of coffee during a meetup organized by Asexuality SF in San Francisco on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) People have a conversation during a meetup organized by Asexuality SF in San Francisco on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Charlie Burd smiles during a meetup organized by Asexuality SF in San Francisco on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) People have a conversation during a meetup organized by Asexuality SF in San Francisco on … [Read more...] about Bay Area asexuals organize to build supportive community
Welcome to the Bay Area, DeMarcus Cousins. Moving into a new area can be difficult. To help make your transition smooth, I’m offering you a few tips and suggestions. Clip and save! •Prepare to be psychoanalyzed. No, not just because of your history of disrupting locker rooms and teams, and clashing with coaches. We all have our quirks. But you need to know that the Bay Area is home to 4.3 million registered psychoanalysts (and 1.2 million life coaches). I happen to be a licensed psychotherapist myself. Or maybe I’m getting that confused with just having had my driver’s license renewed. Whatever. If there’s something bothering you, basketball-related or otherwise, we’re here to help. We’ll let you know what you should do and not do. Just pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, or tap into unsocial media. #ToughLove. •You are de-planing from a private jet on your recent “Showtime” short. If that’s your ride, be aware that … [Read more...] about Welcome, DeMarcus Cousins! Here’s our guide to the Warriors, Bay Area
You don’t stumble across hidden presidential history every day. While a recent hunt for photos of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wartime 1942 tour of the Bay Area proved fruitless, the search did turn up photo negatives from FDR’s 1938 San Francisco visit that haven’t been published in decades. In recent decades, when a president stops in the Bay Area it’s usually brief and boring, and it almost always revolves around fundraising. Eighty years ago, a president’s visit was a huge news story. While several presidents had visited San Francisco before Roosevelt — and one, Warren G. Harding, died within city limits — these appear to be the oldest staff photos in our archive of a visit by the nation’s chief executive. Roosevelt left Washington, D.C., on July 7, 1938, on a transcontinental tour to support his New Deal program and to campaign for liberal candidates in that year’s Democratic primaries. The entourage traveled across … [Read more...] about FDR discovery: 80-year-old, long-buried photos of president’s Bay Area visit
By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 16, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: July 16, 2018 at 7:02 am SEATTLE — As Silicon Valley considers taxing its tech companies to help fight the downsides of its tech boom — from clogged roadways to skyrocketing housing costs — local leaders are looking north for a lesson on how not to go about it. Seattle passed a “head tax” in May, charging local tech giant Amazon and other big companies to pay up for affordable housing — only to repeal it less than a month later after a backlash from the business community and a surprising shift in public opinion. Now several Silicon Valley cities are wading into the same debate. Mountain View voters will decide in November on their own per-employee tax, charging Google and other companies to fund transportation projects. Cupertino and Sunnyvale also have considered charging similar taxes on their own tech titans, although … [Read more...] about Should Bay Area follow Seattle’s lead and tax tech giants?