The link below is the staff response to recent media articles about removing buses on State St and making it entirely a pedestrian mall. Highlights: “Metro Transit is planning to relocate five routes off of State Street this summer to relieve bus congestion. Current bus service on State Street is about 30 percent less than it was before the pandemic.
As of the first quarter ’97, downtown was 89.9% occupied. And with merchants like Local Joe moving into the zone, the future only looks brighter. Esau added, “Two more antique stores are moving into downtown. Hollywood came together at the kickoff for Course of the Force at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin, Calif., this week. Celebs who ran quarter mile segments in the Olympic style light saber relay run, which benefits Make A Wish Foundation, included a very pregnant Jaime King, her husband Kyle Newman, Chris Colfer, Adrianne Curry and Alexis Denisof. Boba Fett escorted the official Course of Force light saber from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a special Virgin America flight..
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In the most immediate action, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deploy 1,110 troops to support vaccination sites. The first active duty military personnel will arrive in California within the next 10 days, to begin operations around Feb. 15, said Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House’s coronavirus response team.
They also pointed out the film, which is loosely based around 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, has elements, given the white cast members are the heroes, and the Puerto Rican islanders the villains.RELATED: Mel Gibson is back after a decade in Hollywood exileRELATED: Actor Emile Hirsch entered rehab amid assault chargeForce of Nature follows Ray (Gibson) refusing to leave his home amid a Category 5 hurricane. Frustrated by her father stubbornness, his daughter, played by Kate Bosworth, calls an officer (Hirsch) to reason with Ray and get him to safety. Hirsch and Gibson later team up to fight a Latino gang who try to break into his apartment complex.Critics have piled on Mel Gibson and his latest film, Force of Nature, calling it ‘tone deaf’ and ‘racist’.Gibson has a history of anti semitism and has been accused of domestic violence, and Hirsch was charged with assaulting a female film executive in 2015.In August 2015, Hirsch was sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to assault.telling me, Gringos wanna make a hollywood film about the most traumatizing event in Puerto Rico history and center it around a snobby white old man who refuses to leave his home? Are you fing kidding me???, another said.piece of sht stars an anti Semitic, abusive racist who battered his ex wife and a dude who went to jail for attacking and choking a woman, one more user wrote.a heist in the middle of a hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico with Mel Gibson saving the day? ForceofNature feels too soon and tone deaf, said another.Some, however, were supportive of the flick.Gibson is a legend, a real talent.