Jones: The City of Joliet is an incredibly dynamic, complex and fast-moving community. It offered me an opportunity to contribute to Joliet's future and add value to the overall organization. Having been associated with the third largest city in Illinois has been humbling and professionally satisfying. It must be stressed that members of our management team and staff deserve a tremendous amount of credit in continuing to move things forward. Whether we have been in good times or challenging times, they deserve to be recognized. Our overall successes have been a result of team collaboration to make Joliet a better place. I am grateful for their support, particularly while serving in the role of Interim City Manager over the past year. … [Read more...] about Steve Jones Q&A: Will Joliet Rise To Its True Potential?
"It's basically the same putter with a bit more flexibility," Steve Stricker, one of Woods's closest confidants, told ESPN. "He's able to change the weights around a little bit, but the length is the difference... He's got a little more length on there, and that's just so he can practice a little bit more without back pain. That's what excites him the most is that he was able to put in a lot of time with this putter, and watching him putt, it looked exactly the same to me. He rolled the ball great." … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods voices distaste for SF Giants during first day of PGA Championship in SF
Meadows, a thorn in the side of former Speakers John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBottom line Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future Lott says lobbying firm cut ties to prevent him from taking clients MORE (R-Ohio) and Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBudowsky: Why I back Kennedy, praise Markey Democratic super PAC quotes Reagan in anti-Trump ad set to air on Fox News: 'Are you better off?' Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request MORE (R-Wis.) at points in his congressional career, is telling whoever will listen that he’s willing to make a deal. … [Read more...] about Wary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker
“I think we told everyone we were still looking for a permanent space. Our time there accidentally lasted 26 months,” Silver Sprocket founder Avi Ehrlich told SFGATE earlier this year. (In 2017, the shop acquired liability insurance and was given the OK to operate there during the holidays while the landlord looked for a new tenant.) “It involved a lot of MacGyvering on my part, but there are a lot of vacant storefronts out there, and that doesn’t benefit anybody.” … [Read more...] about Popular SF record store closes permanently: ‘There just isn’t a way forward in the city’
"They're able to get birthday hugs," Amber Crenshaw said. "Just tears of joy...just smiles, that's what I've seen. Also for family members. You see a decline right now with the residents and the family members, almost like a depression because they're not able to touch and to be involved with each other. So this booth has been the best scenario for right now." … [Read more...] about Houston-area couple creates pandemic-safe ‘hugging booth’ for seniors to connect with loved ones