Fleet Week is back, which means military crafts and tourists descend on San Francisco. But lots of other things happened this week, affecting the lives of ordinary Bay Area citizens.
San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off at Ocean Beach Wednesday with a display of hovercraft and helicopters, plus an emphasis on the military’s capabilities to help out in domestic emergencies such as the Bay Area’s next big earthquake. (Jonathan Weiand/Ocean Beach Bulletin)
Tony Traverso, co-owner of Traverso's Redwing Shoes on San Pablo Avenue, said that after a few tough years the boot business is picking up as construction workers are starting to find jobs again. More than a quarter of construction workers nationwide were unemployed in 2010; that number had fallen to roughly 13 percent by September of this year. (Zach St. George/Richmond Confidential)