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1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

One person was killed and five were injured after a shooter opened fire on a Greyhound bus in California early Monday morning.
The bus was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The police had a man in custody, which took place along the Grapeville section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, which is 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
The bus driver’s actions were “heroic,” one of the responding …

Market Street in San Francisco to Go Car Free This Week

Market Street in San Francisco to Go Car Free This Week

San Francisco’s busiest street will soon become carless, at least in part.  Officials are banning passenger cars from the busiest sections of Market Street.
The plan was approved by San Francisco’s City Counsel in October 2019.
The $604 million project, referred to as the Better Market Street Project, will add fully protected bike and transit-only lanes as well as a streetcar loop.  It also calls for the widening of sidewalks the replacement …

Alaska to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Seattle and Monterey

Alaska to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Seattle and Monterey

Alaska Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop daily service linking Seattle with Monterey, California.
“We’re excited to welcome Alaska Airlines and its service to Seattle to our community and our region,” Michael La Pier, executive director of Monterey Regional Airport.
Horizon Air, Alaska’s regional subsidiary, will operate the flights, which commence on June 18, 2020, using Embraer 175 aircraft.  The E175 jets seat 76 people in two cabins.  The recliner seats in …

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

A Delta Air Lines aircraft that was returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped jet fuel onto a school playground, officials said. The action doused multiple pupils at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy.
Delta Flight 89 – a Boeing 777-200 – had taken off from LAX at 11:32 a.m. local  time with over 140 passengers on board,  and was en route to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, when …

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

A bomb cyclone will travel across much of the country starting with snow, rain, and high winds in the West.  As the storm tracks east, it will bring blizzard conditions to the Northern Plains mid week and snow and wind in the Plains and upper Midwest on Friday.
The storm became a bomb cyclone Tuesday thanks to its incredibly fast rate of intensification.
From there, the storm is forecast to continue moving …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Are you ready for iCheckin?  Cupertino-based Apple and United Airlines are in early discussions about upgrading the airline’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport, the company told reporters on Friday.
“The Apple team in San Francisco has been in our baggage hold areas, customer service, and the lobbies,” said Linda Jojo, the airline’s chief digital officer.   “I’m being deliberately vague,” she added.
Apple is United’s largest customer, spending approximately $150 million per …