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The June 2014 Plant of the Month is Asiatic lilies. Asiatic and Oriental lilies are the two most popular types of lilies for ornamental gardens. Asiatic lilies are among the easiest to grow. They're very hardy, need no staking, and are not particularly fussy about soil, as long as it drains well. Oriental lilies have become increasingly popular, due to their large, exotic (often frilly) blooms and heavy, sweet perfume. They can be grown successfully in much of the Bay Area, provided the soil is organic and acidic with good drainage, and you mulch them heavily each fall. For the next couple of...
Mary Agnes and Penny Ann, two sisters who were adopted by different families as children, recently experienced a very special reunion at SFO after being separated for nearly five decades. Mary Agnes and Penny Ann were born in the 1950s. Their mother was unable to care for them and they were removed by social services when Penny Ann was a baby and Mary Agnes was two years old. Initially, they were in the same foster home, but in 1956, they were adopted by different families in the greater Chicago area. Mary Agnes knew that she had younger sister, but Penny Ann did not remember Mary Agnes and...
Current status as of October 22, 2013: BART and its unions reached a tentative agreement. Limited train service is available for the morning commute. Delays are expected. BART expects full service to be available by the afternoon commute. A Message to SFO Employees Using BART SFO is a dynamic operation, and our customers rely on us to be at work on-time when scheduled. During the BART strike, it’s important to have a plan in place. Listed below are alternate transit options for employees who use BART. Please allow extra time for commuting to ensure a smooth airport operation. Transit Options...
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) re-opened 28L to full operation at 5:05pm on Friday, July 12th; within a week of the Airport’s only fatal commercial air crash. Southwest Airlines was the first to land on the re-opened runway. More than 100 Airport staff started working around the clock immediately after the NTSB released the runway Wednesday night and the airfield on Thursday. The goal was to ensure the runway was safe and operational as quickly as possible. Airlines can resume their normal schedules immediately. “The tremendous efforts and around-the-clock work of Airport staff,...
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones affected by Saturday's tragedies. Many thanks to the first responders and local hospitals looking after all those affected. Flights resumed service on Saturday afternoon. SFO is open and unless you hear from your supervisor please come to work at your regularly scheduled shift.

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