government shutdown

6:13pm

Tue October 1, 2013
Politics

Closed means closed: SF's national parks shut down

Casey Miner

For a lot of people trying to go to Alcatraz today, the cancelations were just an inconvenience. Sure, they’d come from far away or were leaving town soon, but it was a beautiful day and they said they’d find something else to do. But this isn’t true for Linda Plourde.

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6:06pm

Tue October 1, 2013
Politics

SF's federal employees close up shop indefinitely, tourists change plans

San Francisco Federal Building
Flikr user: D Earl

More than 48,000 federal employees work here in the Bay Area – many of them at San Francisco’s Federal Building downtown, where federal offices like the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor are housed. These regional offices administer federal programs for large portions of the entire West Coast. 

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