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GM Introduces Autonomous Vehicle

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors announced last week that San Francisco, California will have driverless vehicles by the end of this year. Named Cruise, this autonomous vehicle does have limitations.  Cruise will only be allowed to be driven on certain streets and will not exceed 30 mph.  Cruises cannot be driven during heavy rain or fog.  According to their website,...

San Francisco To Become Qatar Airways Destination

SAN FRANCISCO — The city of San Francisco will become one of the nine Qatar Airways destinations in the United States according to an announcement made on October 7. The airline announced it would operate four weekly flights, starting on December 15, between Doha and San Francisco. This is the fifth new destination that Qatar Airways has launched during the...

Quite Terminals Inside SFO

SAN FRANCISCO— The San Francisco International Airport is putting into practice the “Quite Airport” program in order to reduce background noises at the terminals and make travel less stressful, according to a statement released Monday, September 14. Besides the changes that passengers will experience inside the SFO due to the COVID-19 guidelines that are being enforced such as the mandatory...

Top Destinations For Students To Chill Out In California

UNITED STATES—Doubtless, all students need to have rest to refresh their minds after continuous pressure in college. If you're a student who wants to chill out but doesn't know where to go, scroll down below. We've gathered the best places to get distracted from students' routine in college. Yosemite If you want to get out of crowds, choose Yosemite Park, a...

Fort Point Reopens On August 29

SAN FRANCISCO—Fort Point National Historic Site will reopen to the public  on August 29, after its closure from March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will open outdoor sites including the parade ground, casemates on the 2nd and 3rd tier, and the barbette tier, according to the National Park Service (NPS). Fort Point National Historic Site will reopen on each Friday, Saturday,...

SFO To Reopen Concourse “A” September 1

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco International Airport will reopen concourse "A" of its International Terminal on Tuesday, September 1, as they expect more foreign airlines will resume flights in the coming weeks, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced on August 17. Boarding area A has been closed since April 1, due to the number of flights that were cancelled during the...

San Francisco Supervisors Pass Caltrain Sales Tax Measure

SAN FRANCISCO— On Friday, August 7, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an eighth-cent sales tax measure for the upcoming November election that will help fund Caltrain. According to Daniel Montes of KTVU, if two-thirds of voters in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties approve this measure in November, the sales-tax would be able to generate $108...

Nonstop Flights Between SF And Paris Resume

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, July 14, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced via Twitter that the largest French airline, Air France, has resumed non-stop flights between SFO and Paris/Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. The service will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. According to a statement via the SFO’s website, flights will arrive at SFO at 3:40 p.m. and leave...

Where UNESCO And “Game Of Thrones” Share Space

SPLIT, CROATIA—If you’re crazy about “Game of Thrones,” then Split is for you. There are plenty of tours, but there is satisfaction in spotting a jib or crane shot from GOT on your own. If you’re a UNESCO site chaser you must make the pilgrimage. We landed at the ferry port in Trogir. It’s a short 30-minute drive to Split. Trogir...

Vacation More Often

UNITED STATES—Summer has arrived, and for many Americans the notion of taking a vacation has kicked into full gear. I always wondered why so many people waited until the summer months to take time off. I think I’ve figured out the answer. What is it? It’s quite, simple, the weather is warm and kids are out of school. Look,...
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