And here's some good news. Just in time too! Many Bay Area beaches that were closed because of the glop released into the bay by that container ship after it hit the Bay Bridge, will re-open this weekend.
By the way, if you want to help clean up the oil from some of the beaches that are still in trouble, you need to be properly trained. The city of Berkeley will hold a training session tomorrow (11/17) at the Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 Sixth Street 8a-1p. Space is limited to 80 volunteers.
Answer to todays trivia question: Celine Dion is the youngest of 14 children.
Bay Area food banks could always use our help - especially this time of year. The San Francisco Food Bank is about 800 turkeys short of its Thanksgiving goal of 15 hundred. The Alameda County Community Food Bank needs about 600 more birds. The Second Harvest Food Bank, serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is also coming up short. Produce and canned good are also needed.
Muni's going to give a double-decker bus a test drive over some of The City's busier transit routes. If the test works, the transit system will put more double-deckers to work. Of obvious concern is how the 14 foot tall bus will squeeze through the many tunnels in San Francisco. Not to worry. The Stockton tunnel, for example has 19 feet of clearance. I looked it up so you could rest easy, and have a worry-free weekend. Please do that.