State Unemployment Agency Facing Its Own Job CutsThe state Employment Development Department plans to begin cutting staff to address declining funding from the federal unemployment insurance program.
Sequester Could Scuttle Plans For Permanent Silicon Valley Patent OfficeThe federal government this week stopped shopping for office space to house a permanent Silicon Valley branch of the US Patent and Trademark Office because of sequestration budget cuts.
Sequestration Cuts Put Permanent Silicon Valley U.S. Patent Office On HoldAccording 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.
NASA Head Envisions Bright Future For Ames Research Center In Mountain ViewThe Ames Research Center will play an important role in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s future, despite sequestration cuts that have impacted some day to day operations recently, said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
SFO Passengers Facing Delays Over Air Traffic Controller CutsSome fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport, and other destinations were met with long delays on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers because of government spending reductions.
San Francisco Cuts Back Fleet Week Plans After Blue Angels CancellationSan 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.
FAA To Close 11 California Control TowersEleven air traffic control towers at small airports throughout California are on the Federal Aviation Administration’s list of nationwide facilities to be closed next month due to spending cuts.
UCSF Projects $28M In Research Fund Losses This Year From Sequester UCSF is the largest public recipient of National Institutes of Health funding nationwide, but they project a loss of $28 million in funding this year due to the recent sequestration.
Sequestration To Have Limited Immediate Impact On CaliforniaFederal spending cuts are expected to dampen California's economic recovery at a time when a housing rebound and job growth are gaining traction. But the immediate effect may not prove detrimental to the state's economy.
SF Supes Respond To Dismal Report On Future Of Blue Angels, Fleet WeekTwo San Francisco supervisors, with two very different viewpoints, are offering an early response to a published report suggesting that federal budget woes could spell the end of San Francisco's Fleet Week.