By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Now Playing: SFGATE visited San Francisco's first cashierless Amazon Go store on its opening day. Media: Katie Wood / SFGATE Something was happening on the corner of Battery and California streets in San Francisco's Financial District Tuesday afternoon. Smiling men and women in orange polos and quarter zips hovered on the sidewalk while workers on their lunch breaks fumbled with cell phones. "Have you downloaded the app? You need the app," one orange shirt said to a man in a puffer jacket. The puffer jacket had the app, yes, but he couldn't remember the password for his Amazon account. He fiddled for a few seconds then, Bingo! The golden ticket required for entry to San Francisco's first Amazon Go store appeared. It was a QR code. The rest of the experience went smoothly: He scanned the code at the entry gate and was free to grab the items he needed, ranging from Advil and Sunchips … [Read more...] about I wanted to hate San Francisco’s new Amazon Go store. I loved it.
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Monday September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Family is pitching in to prepare for her son's wedding. Weddings are a lot of work, even for a mother of the groom.My soon-to-be daughter-in-law has done a great job of planning. Most of what's left to do will be done by professionals, or by family or friends who want to help in any way they can.My daughter will arrange the flowers. My youngest will assemble the arch. His wife will pick up guests at the airport. My husband will play guitar. And the little people (the groom's niece and nephews, and the bride's godchildren) will get all dressed up and steal the show.My job is easy. All I have to do is walk down the aisle on my boy's arm, and try not to cry a river of mascara.I also volunteered for a few other tasks. For example, my husband and I plan to host the rehearsal dinner. I briefly considered having it at our home and doing the cooking.Then I came to my senses and called a restaurant. The only hard part was deciding what to serve to a … [Read more...] about Sharon Randall: Weddings, and marriage, are labors of love
WINDHAM — He’s made a career of singing songs about alligators in elevators and playing in mud, but after more than three decades entertaining Maine children – and their parents – musician Rick Charette is ready to retire. Sort of. The longtime Windham resident announced his semi-retirement on his website and Facebook last month, saying that he will no longer perform at schools, but will keep his options open to occasionally play at events with his Bubblegum Band.“I have decided that the time has come to turn the page and to embrace the next chapter in my life,” Charette said in the statement. “When I reflect on the last 35 years of performing for you, your children and grandchildren, I feel very blessed to have been able to share my songs with you.” Charette, 71, grew up in Westbrook and has lived in Windham since 1975 with his wife, Maureen. He was slow to recover after a bicycle accident last September left him with a broken collarbone … [Read more...] about Maine singer Rick Charette, who gave kids ‘I Love Mud,’ is ready to retire
By Amy Dickinson | Tribune Content Agency PUBLISHED: September 4, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: September 4, 2018 at 6:09 am DEAR AMY: I reconnected with my college boyfriend, after finding him on our school’s website. We had gone our separate ways many years ago. After months of talking on the phone, we decided we wanted to be together and to marry in the near future. We divorced our spouses. He rented us a condo, and I moved out of state to be with him. We were together for three months when he decided that it wasn’t working out. He felt that I should go home and give him time to figure out if he wants a relationship with me. He told me that he wants no communication from me for three or four months, so he can make a decision. Amy, I am devastated. He will not accept my texts or calls. He said his therapist told him that he is not capable of a relationship right now. He tells me that he thinks maybe he is just in love with the memory of what we had. Meanwhile, my life is … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: He took my money and dumped me, but I love him
U.S. NEWS 08/12/2018 01:56 pm ET Danielle Kelley was tied to a bed helpless as her husband left to carry out one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history. By Hayley Miller The wife of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooter has revealed new details about the morning of the massacre in a recent interview with the San Antonio Express-News. Devin Kelley had tied his wife, Danielle Kelley, to a bed in their Texas home the morning of Nov. 5, 2017, before putting on a bulletproof vest, grabbing a few guns, and leaving to shoot up the First Baptist Church, she told the paper. “He was really different, and off,” Danielle, 23, said. “Now, going back and looking at it, the things he said then — it was all messed up. ... You get a sense of what’s going to happen. Because no one just leaves in all-black attire with a ballistic vest.” The massacre killed 25 churchgoers, including a pregnant woman and seven of her family … [Read more...] about Wife Of Sutherland Springs Church Shooter Breaks Silence: I Love Him ‘No Matter What’