Fresno congressman bypassed lottery to get July 4 Yosemite passes, emails show

Cox’s office was initially told by park Deputy Superintendent Teri Austin in one of the emails that requests for two entrance tickets could not be honored because the visit was a personal outing and that the congressman could instead try his luck scoring two of the 340 advance tickets made available to the general public […]

Yosemite concessions boss out of a job after driving golf balls in Valley meadow

Half Dome rises from behind a protected meadow in Yosemite Valley in this June 11, 2020, photo.  The national park’s concessionaire said the vice president for operations in the park is no longer employed by the company after a video surfaced showing him driving golf balls toward the landmark in Ahwahnee Meadow.

Breweries and bars get creative — and crafty — to reopen safely

Some businesses are adapting, however. Temescal Brewing opened its patio — with a food truck onsite — complete with a cheeky contactless “Beer-O-Mat” ordering station. The Telegraph Beer Garden is now back with a digital menu. Fort Point opened up its rebranded Lower Haight location (formerly Black Sands), and Toronado has even built two patios […]

Urban coyotes likely behind mutilated animals in Sacramento

“While we have picked up a number of cats in pretty gruesome shape, (including a couple recently in the East Sac area), our veterinarians have determined all of them were caused by predatory animals such as coyotes,” Front Street Animal Shelter spokesman Ryan Hinderman said. “We assess these cats as they come in, and so […]

Ellen DeGeneres makes a telling comment about ‘not wanting to pay her staff overtime’ in a resurfaced Australian TV interview from 2013 – as she apologises to her team amid a probe into ‘toxic, bullying’ workplace

Sources told the outlet that this was not the case with all the shows, as crews for John Oliver, Desus & Mero, and Samantha Bee were paid their full rates, while Jimmy Kimmel dipped into his own pocket for a time to keep his staff on their regular rates.

Destroy All Humans! has some hilariously campy weapons

PsychokinesisEssentially this game’s answer to the gravity gun, psychokinesis lets you remotely pick up just about any object and hurl it through the air. From beach balls to chickens, by way of exploding zombie cows, you can turn any sensibly-sized object into a lethal projectile.

Business in the front: Why I never want a rear fingerprint sensor ever again

By the time rear fingerprint sensors became the norm, I’d moved on to phones with face scanning technology like the iPhone X series, Galaxy phones, and even the Pixel 4. I also regularly used phones with decent to good in-display fingerprint sensors like the S10, S20, and Note 10 series, or OnePlus phones since the […]

Parents to get 30 hours free childcare until October even if their income has dropped due to coronavirus

30 hours free childcare  - Parents of three and four-year-olds can apply for 30 hours free childcare a week.To qualify you must usually work at least 16 hours a week at the national living or minimum wage and earn less than £100,000 a year. Tax credits - For children under 20, some families can get help with […]

Bugsnax reveals more bizarre sentient food action with new gameplay trailer

“You’re pretty good at stuff, and nobody hates you yet” is also how I got this job. I’m not entirely sure what to make of Bugsnax to be honest. Like Alice B, many were equally charmed and bemused by its original trailer back in June, with its cheerful talking fuzzy creatures having their body parts […]

The pandemic unsung heroes who desperately need help from Congress

“When you have John Cornyn and Elizabeth Warren co-signing, you know you have something — everyone knows this is a life-or-death struggle,” famed restauranteur Tom Colicchio told me. “Every dollar we take in, 90 cents going out the door — we’re not doing stock buybacks or bonuses to executives. So, putting stimulus dollars to work […]