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Alix Martichoux

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Past articles by Alix:

2023 stamp price increases are about to kick in

The United States Postal Service is set to increase the cost of postage to cope with the rising cost of operations. → Read More

NOAA winter outlook released: What it means for Texas weather

An update to the Climate Prediction Center’s official winter forecast shows a hot and dry season ahead for the Lone Star State. → Read More

Drivers in McAllen stuck at red lights frequently: report

While we often think of traffic being defined by gridlocked highways and interstates, congestion on main city streets actually make up 60% of traffic delays in urban areas, researchers at Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute found. They set out to rank cities by how often drivers there are likely to hit red. → Read More

What long COVID looks like in kids

The warning signs may be harder to spot in children, who aren’t always able to properly name the symptoms plaguing them. → Read More

AriZona iced tea is still 99 cents. In this economy, how is that possible?

A prominent 99-cent price label was added to the colorful designs of AriZona’s drink cans in 1997, and it hasn’t budget since then. Not even by one cent. → Read More

Bay Area coronavirus updates: Amazon cancels SF conference

More COVID-19 cases continue to be reported in the San Francisco Bay Area. → Read More

What is this 'social distancing' thing we're all supposed to be doing?

To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, public health officials are asking people to wash their hands (a lot), cover their coughs and practice social distancing. It's basically a blanket term in public health that describes certain types of actions that can slow the spread of an infectious disease. What it means in practice is limiting your interactions with large groups of… → Read More

Bay Area coronavirus updates: San Francisco reports 1 more case, Santa Clara extends ban

San Francisco public health officials reported one more case of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the city total to 14. → Read More

When do symptoms of coronavirus begin to show?

As COVID-19, the novel coronavirus causing a global epidemic, continues to spread in the Bay Area, people are being asked to monitor themselves for symptoms and take care when it comes to personal hygiene (i.e wash your hands. A lot). The incubation period, the time it takes for symptoms of the virus to show, is estimated to be between one and 14 days, according to the World Health Organization.… → Read More

Bay Area school closures: 4 San Francisco schools close due to coronavirus concerns

As COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has sickened more than 100,000 worldwide, continues to spread around the Bay Area, schools are closing out of an abundance of caution. In most cases, the closures were prompted because a student was in close contact with someone sickened with the virus. At Action Day Primary in San Jose a teacher has tested positive and at Immaculate Conception in San… → Read More

Live coronavirus updates: More Bay Area cases reported over weekend

The number of patients infected with COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area increased this weekend as counties reported more cases. → Read More

Reports: Fire breaks out at C&H Sugar in Crockett

Fire crews were on the way to the C&H Sugar refinery in Crockett Thursday morning, where a fire broke out before 10 a.m. → Read More

Oakland's Measure Q, to help homeless find shelter, narrowly in lead

A contested ballot measure to help provide homelessness support and park services in Oakland was passing narrowly as of Wednesday morning. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Measure Q has the support of 66.76 percent of voters, just about the two-thirds needed for it to be approved. → Read More

Live updates: SF gets first 2 coronavirus cases; Sonoma and Santa Clara see more

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday the city saw its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus sickening thousands worldwide. The patients are "contained" and being treated at two different hospitals, Mayor Breed said in a press conference. One patient is a man in his 90s with preexisting health conditions; he's hospitalized. The other is a woman in her 40s;… → Read More

Berkeley reports first case of coronavirus

The City of Berkeley announced its first known case of coronavirus Tuesday. A resident tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to Berkeley on Feb. 23. City officials say they believe the resident came into contact with the virus while traveling, though they did not disclose the location. → Read More

Captain Sully shows up at Oakland diner to campaign for Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden's quick campaign stop at an Oakland diner Tuesday morning drew supporters, a gaggle of news crews and one pretty random celebrity appearance. Biden popped into ButtercuP's Jack London Square location for a quick meet and greet Super Tuesday. Also shaking hands and schmoozing was Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, much better known for heroically landing Flight… → Read More

San Jose opens tiny homes for the homeless. They are indeed tiny.

Each tiny home is, well, tiny. At 80 square feet, each home is outfitted with a twin bed, smell desk, shelves and heating/air conditioning unit. The individual units don't have private bathrooms, but rather bathrooms with showers are shared among the community, as are the kitchen and pantry stocked with food. → Read More

Smash-and-grab thief held a dog hostage for $1,000 in San Francisco

When Dave Ford returned to his car parked in the Tenderloin, he found something else missing: his 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Holly. Ford told KGO he had to pay a $1,000 ransom over the weekend to get her back. → Read More

The measures and races to pay attention to on Bay Area ballots

We've combed through the ballots of the Bay Area's nine counties and picked out some of the more consequential, controversial and intriguing local races you may be asked to cast a vote on. → Read More

We drove a touristy GoCar around SF. It was equal parts terrifying and hilarious.

When my coworker Alix asked if I'd join her in driving a GoCar - one of those tiny yellow cars pretty much only used by tourists - around San Francisco, I agreed, but under one condition. → Read More