Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414MThe 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.
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.
Alcatraz Reopens To Tourists Following End Of Gov't ShutdownHundreds 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.
Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown LiftedFor 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.
Obama Signs Bill To Avert Default, Open GovernmentPresident Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.
U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt CeilingWith 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.
Furloughs Possible At Lawrence Livermore Lab If Shutdown ContinuesThe 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.
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?
First Lady's Bay Area Fundraising Visit Delayed Due To ShutdownA 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.
ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington ShutdownSellers 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.
Federal Shutdown Wipes Out SF Sand Castle Competition To Benefit SchoolsAn elaborate sandcastle building competition to benefit arts in local schools has been postponed indefinitely amid the federal government shutdown.
San Francisco's Cliff House Closed Again After Attempt To Defy ShutdownThe 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.