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  • Now that the federal government shutdown is over, tourists are once again flocking to famous Bay Area spots like Alcatraz and Muir Woods.
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barack obama, john boehner, republicans, obamacare, health care, congress, government shutdown, furloughs, democrats, alcatraz, news
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels
  • Grounded by federal cuts and stripped of their $35 million budget, the Navy's Blue Angels flying team looked like they were grounded for good, until Tuesday.
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congress, government shutdown, furloughs, navy, national/world
  • Social Security office sign
  • The impact of the federal government shutdown is lingering across the Bay Area. It could take days before things are back to normal.
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congress, government shutdown, furloughs, mountain view, san jose, NASA, USGS, IRS, south bay news, david louie
  • Social Security office sign
  • The impact of the federal government shutdown is lingering across the Bay Area. It could take days before things are back to normal.
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congress, government shutdown, furloughs, mountain view, san jose, NASA, USGS, IRS, news
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Now that the government shutdown will end, Alcatraz Island will open and resume normal operating hours on Thursday.
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  • This April 2013 image shows Half Dome, the iconic granite peak in Yosemite National Park in California. Beautiful scenery, from mountain views to waterfalls, is easily accessible to visitors at Yosemite.
  • Yosemite National Park has reopened and is ready for visitors as the government shutdown comes to an end. Staff members and tourists say it can't happen soon enough.
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  • Yosemite prepares to reopen following shutdown
  • Hundreds of national parks are preparing to open when the government shutdown ends, including Yosemite.
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  • The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory faces a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.
  • As the government shutdown drags on, the ripple effects continue to stretch from Washington to the Bay Area.
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furloughs, lawrence livermore lab, government shutdown, livermore, restaurants, economy, east bay news, david louie
  • The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory faces a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.
  • As the government shutdown drags on, the ripple effects continue to stretch from Washington to the Bay Area.
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furloughs, lawrence livermore lab, government shutdown, livermore, restaurants, economy, news
  • Former Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano of San Jose.
  • Budget cuts have hit the Marine Corps, which delayed its annual muster from October until February.
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marines, veterans, palo alto, budget cuts, government shutdown, unemployment, peninsula news, wayne freedman
  • A vote in the House on a new Republican plan to reopen the government and avert a financial default has now been postponed.
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  • Former Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano of San Jose.
  • Budget cuts have hit the Marine Corps, which delayed its annual muster from October until February.
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marines, veterans, palo alto, budget cuts, government shutdown, unemployment, news
  • Hope for shutdown deal: Reid, McConnell optimistic
  • The Senate's top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a first-ever U.S. Treasury default.
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  • Veterans carry a gate to the White House from a WWII memorial
  • A group of veterans protested outside the White House, over the closure of the World War II Memorial during the shutdown.
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  • Capitol Hill clock
  • Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.
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  • San Francisco's iconic Cliff House restaurant reopened Saturday despite the federal government shutdown.
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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses while speaking to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
  • The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
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  • Microbreweries cant sell new beer due to shutdown
  • Microbreweries cannot sell their new beers due to the fact the government office they rely on to approve their labels is closed.
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  • Microbreweries cant sell new beer due to shutdown
  • Microbreweries cannot sell their new beers due to the fact the government office they rely on to approve their labels is closed.
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alcohol, government shutdown, fairfield, north bay news, alan wang
  • Government shutdown protester at the Cliff House in San Francisco
  • The federal government shutdown continues to affect all sorts of services in the Bay Area, leaving a lot of people disappointed.
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barack obama, john boehner, republicans, obamacare, health care, congress, government shutdown, furloughs, democrats, soldiers, politics, lyanne melendez
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Secretary John McHugh.
  • The Obama administration says a charity will pick up the costs of suspended death benefits payments for the families of fallen troops.
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  • Gold Star moms outraged funeral funds are frozen
  • Gold Star Moms are outraged the death gratuity funds for military families is frozen due to the government shutdown.
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military, congress, barack obama, john boehner, democrats, republicans, government shutdown, local news, lisa amin gulezian
  • Former President Jimmy Carter
  • Former President Jimmy Carter volunteered in San Jose to fulfill the American dream for an immigrant couple from Ethiopia.
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  • Former President Jimmy Carter
  • Former President Jimmy Carter volunteered in San Jose to fulfill the American dream for an immigrant couple from Ethiopia.
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charities, housing market, real estate, san jose, government shutdown, south bay news, david louie
  • USGS Menlo Park office sign
  • Sunday's quake in the East Bay underscores just one impact of the shutdown -- no one was at the USGS office in Menlo Park.
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government shutdown, furloughs, USGS, lawrence livermore lab, lockheed martin, sunnyvale, uc berkeley, silicon valley, menlo park, news
  • USGS Menlo Park office sign
  • Sunday's earthquake in the East Bay underscores just one impact of the government shutdown -- no one was at the USGS office.
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government shutdown, furloughs, USGS, lawrence livermore lab, lockheed martin, sunnyvale, uc berkeley, silicon valley, menlo park, peninsula news, david louie
  • Government shutdown sign
  • The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.
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  • home for sale
  • With the government shutdown taking place, homebuyers are forced to wait on the sidelines for home loan paperwork to process.
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government shutdown, housing market, loans, IRS, consumer news
  • home for sale
  • With the government shutdown taking place, homebuyers are forced to wait on the sidelines for home loan paperwork to process.
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government shutdown, loans, housing market, IRS, 7 on your side, michael finney
  • President Obama and John Boehner
  • Both sides are making it clear Friday that they take the partial shutdown of the federal government seriously.
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  • Cal Fire pilots on their own due to shutdown
  • Due to the government shutdown which furloughed the California National Guard, Cal Fire must fight wildfires alone.
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fire safety, fire, cal fire, sonoma county, national guard, furloughs, government shutdown, budget cuts, accuweather
  • Weddings cancelled, Cliff House closed due to shutdown
  • Due to the government shutdown, weddings scheduled to take place on federal parkland were cancelled.
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  • Confusion persists in the second day of the federal government shutdown. In the Bay Area, the impact is being felt by taxpayers and even job-hunters.
  • Confusion persists in the second day of the federal government shutdown. In the Bay Area, the impact is being felt by taxpayers and even job-hunters.
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barack obama, republicans, obamacare, health care, health insurance, congress, government shutdown, south bay news, david louie
  • This April 2013 image shows Half Dome, the iconic granite peak in Yosemite National Park in California. Beautiful scenery, from mountain views to waterfalls, is easily accessible to visitors at Yosemite.
  • The last remaining visitors in Yosemite National Park now have less than 24 hours to leave because of the government shutdown.
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  • Yosemite campers forced to cut trips short
  • The last remaining visitors in Yosemite National Park now have less than 24 hours to leave because of the government shutdown.
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  • Alcatraz cruise
  • If the government shutdown continues businesses fear the economic impact to Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf will be huge.
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government shutdown, budget cuts, fleet week, fisherman's wharf, san francisco bay, economy, news
  • Alcatraz cruise
  • If the government shutdown continues businesses fear the economic impact to Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf will be huge.
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fleet week, fisherman's wharf, san francisco bay, tourism, travel, budget cuts, government shutdown, san francisco news, lyanne melendez
  • Government recruiters missing from job fair
  • Several government recruiters were missing from a South Bay job fair because of the government shutdown.
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barack obama, republicans, obamacare, health care, health insurance, congress, government shutdown, news
  • World War II veterans
  • The WWII Memorial is still closed but after elderly vets tried to breach the barricades Tuesday, there's been a change of heart.
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  • World War II veterans
  • The WWII Memorial is still closed but after elderly vets tried to breach the barricades Tuesday, there's been a change of heart.
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war, government shutdown, san francisco news, carolyn tyler
  • South Bay federal workers furloughed
  • Federal workers in San Jose and USGS geologists in Menlo Park were told to go home during the government shutdown.
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  • Shutdown closes iconic sites across Bay Area
  • The federal government shutdown means disappointment for visitors to some of the Bay Area's most iconic sites, like Alcatraz.
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alcatraz, crissy field, presidio, yosemite, ocean beach, tourism, government shutdown, san francisco news
  • Yosemite turning away visitors on 123rd birthday
  • It was Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday Tuesday, but the world famous park won't be celebrating this year.
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  • This April 2013 image shows Half Dome, the iconic granite peak in Yosemite National Park in California. Beautiful scenery, from mountain views to waterfalls, is easily accessible to visitors at Yosemite.
  • It was Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday Tuesday, but the world famous park known for its breathtaking views won't be celebrating this year.
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yosemite, government shutdown, california news
  • Shutdown closes iconic sites across Bay Area
  • The government shutdown means an immediate closure of a variety of national park facilities and many of them are in San Francisco.
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alcatraz, crissy field, presidio, yosemite, ocean beach, tourism, government shutdown, politics video
  • National Park Service closed sign
  • Here is a list of Bay Area locations currently closed because of the federal government shutdown:
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alcatraz, crissy field, presidio, yosemite, ocean beach, tourism, NASA, government shutdown, local news
  • National Park Service closed sign
  • The government shutdown means disappointment for visitors to some of the Bay Area's most iconic sites, including Alcatraz.
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alcatraz, crissy field, presidio, yosemite, ocean beach, tourism, government shutdown, news