City Of Berkeley Halts Garbage Pickup, Other Outdoor Services Do To Unhealthy Air Quality

Pickup of garbage, recycling, and compost was stopped on Friday but will resume Saturday morning so residents should leave bins out; the city’s transfer station is closed on Friday; and the recycling center is also closed on Friday.

California Submerged In Sea Of Smoke: Sacramento Air Quality Plummets To Hazardous Levels

As of 8 a.m., the EPA’s AirNow website recorded Sacramento’s AQI at 484, placing it at the highest level of concern on the scale. People are being advised to stay indoors and reduce activity levels.

Prince William pays tribute to the air ambulance community in a moving open letter after suggesting he missed working as a pilot for the service during the Covid-19 crisis

Sharing the letter online, the charity wrote: ‘We’re delighted to mark the start of Air Ambulance Week 2020 with an open letter written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge to the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities thanking all who work, volunteer & support them in their tireless efforts in helping to save lives every day […]

Routes: JetBlue’s California moves + United, AA, Air New Zealand, Emirates, new SLC airport

It’s only been a couple of weeks since major airlines announced one after another that they would be getting rid of ticket change fees for good (or for the immediate future, at least). And already some changes are coming to those new policies. United Airlines has confirmed to The Points Guy blog that its no-change-fee […]

Is proposal to refund air tickets confined to bookings made during lockdown, asks SC

Mr. Hegde indicated that the phraseology “for all other cases” is too open-ended. He pointed out that while the proposal obligates airlines to fully and immediately refund tickets booked during the lockdown, it does not clearly indicate if bookings made before the lockdown are included. Does “all other cases” mean bookings prior to lockdown, he […]

Rising minimum wages put spotlight on the tip credit debate

As of May 1, San Francisco’s minimum wage matches Oakland’s $12.25. More increases are on the horizon, and Los Angeles voted this week to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, in what the New York Times dubbed “the most significant victory so far in the national push to raise the minimum […]

Union Berlin hosts 4,500 soccer fans amid pandemic

Seats were clearly marked to show which could be used, and standing fans had to keep their distance from each other on the terraces. Stewards asked supporters who were too close to each other to move. Journalists had their temperatures taken and were seated apart, while photographers were allocated places where they had to stay.

Robert De Niro emerges for a rare sighting in NYC…after cutting his estranged wife Grace Hightower’s $100,000-a-month credit limit in half

‘These people, in spite of his robust earnings, have always spent more than he has earned,’ Krauss said, according to the paper.’This 76-year-old robust man couldn’t retire even if he wanted to because he can’t afford to keep up with his lifestyle.’

Teacher unions are holding America’s students hostage

For example, the Los Angeles Teachers Union (LATU) list of demands includes “implementing a moratorium on private schools, defunding the police, increasing taxes on the wealthy, implementing Medicare for all, and passing the HEROES Act, which allocated an additional $116 billion in federal education funding to the states.”

Greens grow in Europe, but politicians can’t take all the credit

Lamberts contends the Greens could gain in Italy in the 2024 European elections from voters disillusioned with the Five Star Movement. His optimism is not borne out by recent opinion polls, which show Italy’s Europa Verde almost invisible at 1%. But his main hope is for France and Germany, after Greens won major French cities […]