Government Shutdown

A bicyclist rides over a bridge in the Yosemite Valley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414M

The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

03/03/2014

Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Youth Sand Castle Competition Rescheduled After Shutdown

A popular youth sand castle competition at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach has been rescheduled after being postponed earlier this month because of the federal government shutdown.

10/23/2013

A view of the former warden's house at Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Reopens To Tourists Following End Of Gov’t Shutdown

Hundreds of tourists stepped foot on Alcatraz Island for the first time in more than two weeks after the federal government reopened national parks closed by the shutdown.

10/17/2013

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

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.

10/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Signs Bill To Avert Default, Open Government

President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

10/16/2013

U.S. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

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.

10/16/2013

Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Furloughs Possible At Lawrence Livermore Lab If Shutdown Continues

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.

10/14/2013

The Hairy Eyeball is one of many unique labels offered by Petaluma's Lagunitas Brewing Company. (CBS)

Shipments Of New Lagunitas Beers Halted By Government Shutdown

The National Parks closure is one thing, but did you realize that the government shutdown could even be preventing furloughed workers form drowning their sorrows?

10/11/2013

Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Participate In Second Presidential Debate

First Lady’s Bay Area Fundraising Visit Delayed Due To Shutdown

A fundraiser brunch with First Lady Michelle Obama and other democratic leaders scheduled for this weekend has been postponed in the wake of the partial federal shutdown.

10/10/2013

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.

10/10/2013

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