Chart-topping Shawn Mendes was spotted chilling out at The Pearl hours before his concert at the AT&T Center in July. Chart-topping Shawn Mendes was spotted chilling out at The Pearl hours before his concert at the AT&T Center in July. Photo: Ray Whitehouse /For The San Antonio Express-News Photo: Ray Whitehouse /For The San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 47 Caption Close Image 1 of 47 Chart-topping Shawn Mendes was spotted chilling out at The Pearl hours before his concert at the AT&T Center in July. Chart-topping Shawn Mendes was spotted chilling out at The Pearl hours before his concert at the AT&T Center in July. Photo: Ray Whitehouse /For The San Antonio Express-News Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and … [Read more...] about Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and other celebrities spotted in San Antonio in 2019
By Erika Ryan, CNN Updated 1510 GMT (2310 HKT) June 27, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Activism takes different forms, whether it's marching in the streets, speaking on behalf of marginalized people or influencing pop culture to embrace people from society's fringes. Today's LGBTQ activists follow a long line of people who dedicated their lives to changing the way the world sees members of their community. And the fight for equality is far from over. Here are a few prominent figures who changed the course of LGBTQ history. Marsha P. Johnson: The defender of trans rights JUST WATCHED Marsha P. Johnson: The defender of transgender rights Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Marsha P. Johnson: The defender of transgender rights 02:40 Marsha P. Johnson's name isn't in most American history books, but it should be. Read More When a judge asked her about the "P" in her name, she … [Read more...] about Courage and sacrifice: 6 activists behind LGBTQ progress
Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 20, and a Napa wine legend is being honored on a national level. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Wine legend Stephen Hawking. Walter Cronkite. Dolores Huerta. Jacques Cousteau. These are a few past recipients of the Smithsonian’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal. This year, for the first time, a winemaker joins their ranks: Napa’s Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and the creator of the 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon that won the Judgment of Paris. “What the medal has really become is a recognition of people who have just been outstanding in their fields of study,” Anthea Hartig, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, told The Chronicle exclusively in advance of the announcement. Esther Mobley takes a look back at Winiarski’s career and talks to him about the award. More wine surprises: Gallo buys renowned Napa Valley winery … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: From the Judgment of Paris to the Smithsonian
The recent transformation of Divisadero Street has brought new restaurants and nightlife venues to the corridor. Bi-Rite ice cream cones, Boba Guys milk tea, Brenda’s award-winning shrimp and grits, and pinball games at Emporium SF have landed over the past few years. What the transformation hasn't brought is more housing. On Thursday, developer David Kriozere of Genesis Realty Advisors hopes to change that with the approval of the biggest development the neighborhood has ever seen. Kriozere wants to replace a car wash and gas station on the corner of Oak and Divisadero streets with 186 units. The apartments, the developer says, will tie together two of the area’s prime commercial corridors, Lower Haight Street and Divisadero. The project has dragged on for four years, in part because of a rezoning of Divisadero and Fillmore streets that allowed for increased density, but this is the first big project to come out of that effort. Supervisor Vallie Brown later increased the … [Read more...] about Magnet for bars and restaurants, Divisadero has seen little new housing — until now
This cash wad is more than it was last week. Photo: Pineapple Studio/Getty Images/iStockphoto On Monday, the U.S. dollar reached its highest level in a year and a half, as measured against a weighted basket of foreign currencies. You can now buy a Euro for just $1.12, and a British pound for $1.28. So, it’s a good time for a European vacation. But what else does this mean? Here are a few takeaways: The strong dollar is a sign of America’s relatively good economic outlook. When a country is expected to have stronger growth than its peers, its currency tends to rise because people want to make investments in that country, and you need that country’s currency in order to do so. Conversely, economic challenges can worsen the investment outlook and reduce the demand for local currency. Political-economic turmoil in Europe — such as Brexit and the fight between Italy and the rest of the EU over its budget — have tended to push the Euro and the pound … [Read more...] about The Dollar Keeps Getting Stronger. Here’s What That Means for You.