House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco’s Presidio on Sunday.
Starting in 2014, the program that allows Bay Area commuters to use pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for transit and commuting will be slashed nearly in half.
Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
The website for Ro Khanna, who is challenging fellow Democrat Representative Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District, turned Twitter followers into supporters.
For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.
President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.
With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.
The famed Cliff House restaurant has been forced to shut its doors for the remainder of the federal government shutdown, after it defied orders by reopening earlier this week.
San Francisco’s famous Cliff House restaurant on Thursday joined other popular attractions that closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.
With Congress in a stalemate over the budget, a federal government shutdown could begin Monday night that would close national parks, including popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area such as Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods, a parks spokeswoman said.