What is the Pizzagate conspiracy theory and how is it linked to the ‘Wayfair child trafficking’ scandal?

One user took to Twitter to write “The CEO of #Wayfair has resigned. Of course, that’s normal when you are guilty of selling KIDS on your website disguised as cheap furniture.”

Just covid it: Covid care centres in companies and apartments

Rajender Kataria, nodal officer for creating covid care centres in the City, said they are getting good response both from private companies and apartments. “We have issued detailed guidelines on how such centres should be set up including the tariff, medical staff, treatment protocol, adequate training to the staff, disposal of biomedical waste and appropriate […]

Supervisor wants city to get out of the oil business

Quality bids: Seems logical that if a business flubs a city job, it shouldn’t be hired again. But that’s not the case. Under the city’s contracting system, only the bid price is considered. Lowest bid wins — past performance isn’t considered.

In demand but increasingly swamped, Highway 37 has no easy fixes

“It is definitely the most problematic area in the Bay Area from the point of view of shoreline flooding and threats to communities and infrastructure,” said Fraser Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis and author of a 2016 report analyzing the future of the highway.

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: June 26-27

10:45 a.m. ‘We have an election coming’ — Pence justification for rallies: Vice President Mike Pence, asked to justify why the Trump campaign went ahead with two massive rallies at which most people did not wear masks amid spiking coronavirus cases in Oklahoma and Arizona, and even over the objections of health officials, said Friday […]

Trump administration rolls back federal vehicle emissions standards — new court fights expected

“We hope that everybody will sit down and review our analysis and understand that this is the right balance to strike for the American people,” said James Owens, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transporation. “So we hope that we will not see litigation, but of course […]

Bird head-like rock formation found in Las Trampas Wilderness

Castle Rocks, Shell Ridge/Walnut Creek: Shell Ridge Open Space, city of Walnut Creek, (925) 943-5800; www.walnut-creek.org — under “things to do,” click on Open Space, then in the left column, link to Shell Ridge; Diablo Foothills Regional Park and Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area, (510) 544-3086, or through regional park headquarters at (888) 327-2757, option […]

NBA Power Rankings after wildest summer in league history

25. Wizards (32-50). It feels like the Wizards will be Bradley Beal against the world every night. This is a thin roster and John Wall is out for the season. We’ll see what guys like Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner can develop into for them, but it’s not moving the needle much now. The biggest […]

Coronavirus live updates: 40,000 Bay Area residents have been infected as pandemic marches on

9:11 a.m. Delay full return to classrooms, Marin health officials recommend: Health and education officials in Marin County on Wednesday recommended that local schools begin the academic year with a “gradual approach” of distance learning and small in-person groups. In a joint statement, officials said the phased-in approach was in response to an increase in […]

Coronavirus live updates: More than 100 infected in Santa Rita Jail outbreak

— Mayor Van Johnson (@MayorJohnsonSAV) July 16, 2020 6:42 a.m. U.S., Canada, UK allege Russian hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine development: Intelligence officials in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on Thursday said that Russian hackers have been targeting various health organizations involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine “with the intention of […]