The Blue Angels air show is set to return to San Francisco next year as part of the city’s annual Fleet Week celebration, U.S. Navy officials announced.
Fleet Week is still happening in San Francisco next week, but it will be a much quieter affair and there will be no air show or ship parade—both of which were canceled because of federal budget cuts.
According to a report published Monday in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the General Services Administration advised prospective landlords in late May that the process might be delayed, for an undetermined length of time, because of the sequester-related budget cuts to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.
Furlough-related flight delays began at San Francisco International Airport Friday morning, airport officials said, on the same day Congress moved to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.
Budget cuts related to the federal sequester are impacting some National Park Service sites in the East Bay, which could lead to less public access.
Regional air traffic moved smoothly with minimal delays at the three Bay Area international airports Wednesday, despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s imposed furlough on the nation’s air traffic controllers.
Affordable housing advocates held a protest outside the Santa Clara County Housing Authority on Tuesday over proposed cuts to Section 8 housing vouchers.
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
San Francisco Fleet Week officials were scaling back plans for the October event after the U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that the Blue Angels air show has been canceled.