The virus, which does not infect people, pets or livestock, attacks the cells that line the blood vessels, causing hemorrhaging in the lungs and the gastrointestinal tracts of deer. Munk said the contagion can infect deer, elk and other cervids, but black-tailed deer appear to be most susceptible. … [Read more...] about California wildlife officials: Help deer stop congregating, as outbreak is killing them
“Initially it was a nice, simple, bright line — either you’re 18 or not. Like a tanning bed or voting, you can’t get a waiver from your parents,” said Sarah Bradshaw of the Feminist Majority, which promotes equality for women. “We’re hoping that people in the Assembly will put teeth back in it.” … [Read more...] about Effort to bar child marriage in California runs into opposition
Persian New Year or Nowruz, celebrated for 3,000 years, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year according to the Iranian calendar. In Zare's homeland, the festivities began with a lavishly decorated table, feasts, colored eggs and gifts of freshly minted money. … [Read more...] about Hoss Zare’s spring feast for Persian New Year
“Making food this way isn’t cheap and you are right, our prices our higher. Our ingredients cost more, our labor going into each product costs more. It will always be less expensive to buy cream cheese than to make our own farmers cheese for our bagels. It will always cost more to grind our own meat for burgers, cure our own pastrami, make our own bread than it would to buy these things pre-made, mass produced. Machines are cheaper than people. We don’t do this to seem elitist, we do this because we think what comes from people’s hands tastes better than what comes from machines.” … [Read more...] about What should eating out in SF cost?
Although the hotel is required to have a free public parking lot with 15 spaces and keep another 25 spaces public in its garage, valets would park cars of hotel guests and golfers in public spaces or refuse public access to those spaces, the commission said. … [Read more...] about Ritz-Carlton fined $1.6 million for blocking public access to beach