On Tuesday, Major League Baseball and the Oakland Athletics both released statements saying the franchise will start looking to relocate if the city of Oakland doesn’t make progress soon on a new baseball stadium for the A’s. The MLB has been working with the A’s to try to get a deal done with Oakland on a new stadium for the past 15 years.
Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to report the story on Tuesday, stating that the leading candidate to land the A’s is Las Vegas. Although adding that plenty of other cities would also welcome the team.
Blue Check Calls For Elon Musk To Burn To Death In A Tesla After He Flashed ‘OK’ Sign During SNL
Daisy Barringer, a freelance writer and editor, said she hopes Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk dies in a Tesla fire after his appearance on Saturday Night Live (SNL).
Barringer wished for Musk’s demise after the businessman flashed the “O.K.” hand sign while hosting SNL. Barringer claimed that the hand sign is a symbol of white supremacists before locking her Twitter account after receiving blowback online (screenshots of her tweets can be viewed below.)
“Wait. Whaaaaaaaaa… did Elon Musk just … like… aggressively flash the white power sign during the Weekend Update? Please tell me I’m insane. Please. No really. Going to need you to tell me I’m insane,” Barringer tweeted.
“Listen, usually when I say I hope someone dies in a fire, I’m being hyperbolic. But, like, Tesla’s do burn for four hours straight, so like … I’m not gonna be mad about it,” she continued. “I kept watching because I really hoped one of the cast members was going to walk to the front of the stage at the closing and punch him out.”
“Definitely never thought Saturday Night Live would send me into a tornado of existential despair. But here we are. I almost don’t have words but I will say I hope his Tesla catches on fire and he dies. :)” Barringer said.
Driven by intense demand, low interest rates and few houses for sale, the median price in March of an existing single-family home in the Bay Area rose nearly 15% to $1.02 million, according to CoreLogic and DQNews data.
March marked the first year-over-year comparison during the pandemic, showing the dramatic rebound for sales and prices from the initial COVID-19 shutdown. The state prohibited agents from showing occupied homes and limited many real estate transactions beginning in March and April 2020.
The market has come roaring back, with prices climbing in all nine Bay Area counties. Less expensive outer suburbs and communities continued to see big increases. Median sales prices boomed 29% in Contra Costa County to $850,000, jumped nearly 13% in Solano County to $500,000, and rose 8.5% in Alameda County to $980,000, according to CoreLogic data.
High demand for single-family homes continued to drive prices in the region’s most expensive communities: In Santa Clara County, prices rose 9% to $1.45 million, San Mateo County was up 2.6% to $1.68 million, and San Francisco, up almost 2% to $1.6 million.
The Bay Area reflects the national trend of rising home prices during the pandemic, but at an extreme premium. The median price of a single-family home in the U.S. rose 21% in recent weeks to $348,000 in March, according to online broker Redfin.
CoreLogic economist Selma Hepp said the demand for suburban space and low interest rates hovering around 3% continue to fuel the market, but there are some signs of slowing down. San Francisco, for example, was one of just four markets in the U.S. to see overall home values, including condos, dip in March.
National surveys also show buyers are becoming frustrated with high prices and few homes for sale, she said. As the economy starts to reopen with increased community vaccinations, more homes should come up for sale. “There’s going to be more inventory,” Hepp said, “but I’m not sure there’s going to be enough inventory.”
With few homes for sale, buyers are bidding up prices, pitching pre-emptive offers and pledging to take homes “as-is” without comprehensive inspections or contingencies. Sellers have been able to negotiate free rent for weeks while they hunt for new homes.
During the summer, some people apparently have been finding dryer sheets stuck inside their mailboxes. Fortunately, the reason for this is actually pretty straightforward and is based on the mailman not wanting to get stung.
A postal worker took to Reddit to inform people of the truth behind the dryer sheets. Posting under the name Istrx13, the user explained that the dryer sheets are used to keep wasps away.
“I can’t tell you how many times, especially during this part of the year, where I’ve opened up a box to see a little nest with three-to-five Yellowjackets just chillin,” he wrote. “If I’m really unlucky, they will have made their nest at the very back of the box so I wind up sticking my hand in not knowing they are there. We all know how temperamental these little insects are and merely existing in their presence is enough to piss them off. Last year alone I was stung 10 times on 10 separate occasions.”
A postal worker took to Reddit to inform people of the truth behind the dryer sheets and how they may help with certain insects. (iStock)
His post continued, “So please, if you one day randomly see a dryer sheet at the back of your mailbox, just know that your carrier more than likely put it there to deter these Satanic creatures from building their home in it.”