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Hawaiian Air to Ramp Up Holiday Service to Seattle and California

Hawaiian Air to Ramp Up Holiday Service to Seattle and California

Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to ramp up service linking the Aloha State with Seattle and multiple destinations in California.
Hawaii has enjoyed some of the lowest infection, hospitalization, and death rates in the nation throughout the pandemic although, more recently, the islands experienced a large surge of delta variant cases, causing the state’s governor, David Ige, to ask visitors to delay trips.  Governor Ige now says that the return to a …

Nor’easter Leaves Thousands Without Power While Creating Havoc in Air Travel

Nor’easter Leaves Thousands Without Power While Creating Havoc in Air Travel

Millions of people on the East Coast were preparing Monday night for a powerful nor’easter on the heels of a storm that was one of the strongest ever to hit the West Coast.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco reported an unprecedented 11” (28 cm) of rain at the base of Mount Tamalpas in Marin County while downtown San Francisco was drenched with 4” (10 cm) of rain, the fourth …

San Francisco Hotel Helps Fire Refugees

San Francisco Hotel Helps Fire Refugees

A hotel in San Francisco is offering refugees from the fires in the Northern California area a place to go.
The Handlery Union Square Hotel San Francisco, which opened in 1928 as the Hotel Stewart under different owners, was reflagged in 1948 when the Handlery family purchased it that year.
The Stewart billed itself in early ads as ‘Down-Town Close to Everything Worth While.”  An early breakfast menu, likely from the 1930s, …

San Francisco to Require Full Vaccination Status for Restaurants, Gyms, Is First Major City to Do So

San Francisco to Require Full Vaccination Status for Restaurants, Gyms, Is First Major City to Do So

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city will require anyone wishing to dine in a restaurant, use a fitness center, or visit an indoor venue such as a museum or theater to be fully vaccinated as of August 20.
Employees of such venues must be fully vaccinated as of October 13.
“Vaccines are our way out of the pandemic, and our way back to a life where we can be …

Coronavirus News Update – August 3: Louisiana and San Francisco Bay Area Institute Mask Mandates

Coronavirus News Update – August 3: Louisiana and San Francisco Bay Area Institute Mask Mandates

Louisiana, seven San Francisco Bay Area counties, and Berkeley will reinstitute face mask mandates this week.  New York City demurred, settling for a strong recommendation to don a mask indoors. The move followed last week’s guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all people in counties with high or substantial risk of transmission to wear masks in indoor public venues.
The move comes on the heels of last …

Coronavirus News Update – August 1: Demand for Jabs Rises in States with Low Vaccination Rates

Coronavirus News Update – August 1: Demand for Jabs Rises in States with Low Vaccination Rates

Growing numbers of people, in states where low vaccination demand left entire regions susceptible to the current surges in new coronavirus cases, are being vaccinated.
On Friday, the White House said that over half a million individuals were inoculated for the first time, the highest number since July 1.  Moreover, the average number of people receiving their first shots is up 30% on a daily basis over the past week, which …

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines announced the addition of almost 150 new flights to what it termed “warm-weather cities” come winter.
The additions are part of the airline’s preparations for a return to normalcy in air travel.
“United has prepared for the return of air travel for more than a year, matching its flying schedule and aircraft availability to demand by maintaining close coordination between its network planning teams and the airline’s operating groups,” it …