Heat wave heads to Bay Area this weekend | News

“Overall, we’re moving into our warmest time of year, late August into early September,” the weather service said.

The sweltering temperatures prompted a statewide Flex Alert on Friday due to an expected increase in electric demand, mostly due to residential air conditioning.

Residents are urged to conserve electricity, especially during the late afternoon and early evening, when the grid is most stressed.

Consumers are urged to set air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights, and use major appliances before 3 p.m. and after 10 p.m.

The Peninsula will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, according to the weather service.

Santa Clara County is under an excessive heat watch from Aug. 14-19. The county has opened cooling centers and advised the public to drink plenty of water, stay in air-conditioned areas, whenever possible,

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Why Wait for PS5, Xbox Series X? Project Cars 3 Heads to Consoles You Already Have

Microsoft just dropped a new trailer for the new Project Cars 3 video game, and we’re just as excited by this as we were when the new Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport games were announced. There is one big difference, however: Project Cars 3 isn’t a next-generation game like its well-established counterparts, destined for the newest Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 consoles. Instead, the newest installment of Project Cars will likely be the last major racing game released for today’s Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Project Cars 3 should be quite the treat for those of you—so, well, all of you—with current-generation consoles, giving gamers/racers one last hurrah. The previous Project Cars games featured a truly incredible amount of customization, something that has made the franchise a hit with fans. Everything from the cars themselves to the driver’s racing suit and helmet—and quite a lot in between—are there for

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Transportation bond heads to ballot for a second time in Bend | Bend

After being delayed by the pandemic, a $190 million transportation bond is officially going to be back on the ballot this fall.

On Wednesday, the Bend City Council voted 5-2 to put the bond before voters in the general election. Originally, the council voted unanimously to put the bond on the May ballot, but took it off in March after the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear.

The bond, which has been in the works for more than two years, includes dozens of projects aimed at easing traffic congestion, improving safety and connecting east and west Bend.

To allow some time for the economy to recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19, the council decided that if the bond passes, the first tax increase would be delayed until the fall of 2022.

Despite the fact the economy is in a recession, a majority of the council felt the

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Jaw-Dropping Buick Y-Job Replica Heads To Auction

The story behind the Buick Y-Job starts with Harley Earl, an American automotive designer that cut his teeth building custom automotive bodies for Hollywood movie stars like Tom Mix and Fatty Arbuckle. Earl’s high-quality work landed him a job at General Motors, where he worked on designing the 1927 LaSalle, eventually running GM’s newly created Art and Color Section as director. The Art and Color Section was later renamed the Styling Section, and Earl was promoted to the position of vice president.

Earl upended the status quo by showing what was possible when big automakers poured design know-how into their machines, rather than handing over styling duties to engineers concerned with functionality and cost, rather than aesthetics. Earl also established the tradition of tying specific styling cues to specific model years, but with a clear continuity throughout the line, a practice that continues today.

Under Earl’s direction, GM produced the

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