KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
EVENT: SF Chinese New Year’s Parade
Saturday 6 p.m.
Happy New Year one and all, it’s the Year of the Tiger, let me hear your roar. Named one of the top ten Parades in the world by International Festivals & Events Association, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the lunar new year outside of Asia.
EAT: Z and Y
Lunar New Year Dinner
Enjoy an orgy of food slowly turning on a lazy Susan, at Z and Y , a very special Sishuan restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Chef owner Li Jun Han and wife Michelle invite you to join them for unique, one off New Year menus Saturday and Monday .
FILM: DOWNTOWN ABBEY 2
The cast of the British tv show Downton Abbey return in their second movie outing “Downtown a new era”. All the usual suspects return for this new movie and storyline. The upstairs and down stairs drama continues. The movie comes to the big screen in the Bay Area and nationwide in May.
MUSIC: Mac Is Back
Tour coming soon
After a near two-year shut down, Paul McCartney is hitting the road again and you are invited. He wanted to “Get Back” and he is with a 12 date North American tour including a stop at Oakland Arena on May 6th 2022.
EVENT: Black History Month
Friday 6 p.m.
In celebration of Black History month, Alameda Health System Foundation is excited to welcome you to a dynamic live in-person and virtual hybrid event with Dr. Joan Wicks – educator, athlete, and the mother of Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate.
WINE TIME: SF Wine Society
Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where:408 Merchant Street, SF
The SF Wine Society invites you to a Ribbon Cutting & Anniversary Party, Friday. Please come one and all as we celebrate our first year as San Francisco Wine Society & launch our swanky Parklet 2.0.
A First As the World Warms: New Forecasts Could Help Predict Marine Heat Waves
Scientists have developed a new system to predict when and where marine heatwave is likely to develop.
Collisions Cause Major Traffic Backups in Bothell and Arlington
Traffic in the Puget Sound region came to a stop Wednesday morning due to two separate incidents, one in Bothell and the other near Arlington. On southbound Interstate 405 in Bothell, a collision near Highway 527 closed the two right lanes, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Twitter. The resulting traffic backup is […]
Source Here: seattletimes.com
DISH Network to Pay $5.5M Settlement Over Alleged Hazardous Waste Disposal Violations
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Satellite TV provider DISH Network will pay $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of illegally disposing of hazardous waste in Alameda County and elsewhere in the state.
DISH Network is alleged to have violated California environmental laws by sending hazardous waste to local landfills that are not equipped or authorized to receive the waste.
According to state Attorney General Rob Bonta, audits of DISH facilities in California found that DISH repeatedly disposed of hazardous waste since 2005 in violation of the Hazardous Waste Control Law and Unfair Competition Law.
“If you break the rules, we will hold you accountable,” said Bonta in a press release. “For years, DISH carelessly disposed of and sent hazardous waste to local landfills, ignoring the consequences for our communities and our environment. From there, hazardous chemical elements from electronic devices, batteries, aerosols, and more could seep into soil and contaminate our environment. Today’s settlement is critical. Large corporations like DISH have a responsibility to respect our environmental laws and do their part to protect our state’s precious resources.”
“My Office is committed to holding corporate polluters accountable for violations of state environmental laws,” said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in a statement. “Hazardous electronic waste is ubiquitous, and everyone must do their part to keep these items out of the landfill, especially large corporations who handle high volumes of electronic waste.”
As a provider of TV and video services to residential and business customers, DISH employees manage large volumes of electronic equipment, such as remote controls, transformers, and power adapters, various batteries, aerosol cans, and other items classified as hazardous waste.
The Colorado-based company will pay for penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental project to benefit the community while making significant changes to its operations and practices to come into compliance with state law.
Specifically, DISH must:
• Pay $5.5 million, including $3.32 million in civil penalties, $835,500 in litigation costs, and $845,000 for supplemental environmental projects. DISH must also spend $500,000 to implement enhanced environmental compliance measures to ensure proper management of hazardous waste at its California facilities.
• Hire an independent third-party auditor to perform environmental compliance audits at DISH’s 25 facilities across the state;
• Conduct regular inspections of facility trash dumpsters and roll-off containers to ensure the containers do not contain hazardous waste; and
• Provide training to employees to ensure compliance with California’s hazardous waste laws.
According to the attorney general’s and Alameda DA’s offices, the DISH settlement is the fifth case of a telecom industry giant addressing unlawful disposal and management of hazardous waste. The two offices have also successfully prosecuted AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV, and Cox Communications for similar environmental violations related to illegal disposals of large volumes of electronic waste from their cable and satellite video services.
Source Here: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
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