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Tuesday in San Francisco: Major Comcast/Xfinity outage, Gov. Newsom to emerge from hiatus and more

Sri Ravipati

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By Sri Ravipati

It's a rainy and windy Tuesday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has been hit with a second atmospheric river in less than a month.

Here's that story and more top headlines in San Francisco for Nov. 9.

2nd atmospheric river runs through Bay Area

After another atmospheric river arrived in the Bay Area on Monday evening, heavy showers started pouring down Tuesday morning, KRON4 reports.

It's nowhere near as severe as the first one that passed through on Oct. 24. According to the National Weather Service, the Bay Area is expected to dry out faster, with temperatures getting a little warmer and rain clouds clearing around Tuesday afternoon.

Comcast/Xfinity outage impacts internet in Bay Area and other states

Comcast officials said Tuesday that a major service outage overnight impacted not just tens of thousands of Xfinity TV and internet customers in the Bay Area but also customers in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey and more states, The Chronicle reports.

The outage began around 10 p.m. PT on Monday and lasted until just before 8 a.m. It may have been storm-related.

"The current issue affecting your service is resolving. Please check your service to ensure you are back up and running. If you are still having issues, please hold and we will connect you to an agent. Thank you for your patience," the company tweeted Tuesday at 8:09 a.m.

Customers can check the status of service interruptions in your area at https://xfinity.com/support/status/.

Gov. Newsom to emerge from hiatus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to hold a press conference Tuesday after a nearly two-week hiatus, The New York Times reports.

Since receiving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot on Oct. 27, Newsom has been laying low. On Oct. 29, he canceled a trip to the United Nations' climate conference in Scotland, citing “family obligations" as the reason.

His public absence attracted widespread criticism since California re-entered the yellow or "moderate" COVID-19 tier. A spokesperson for Newsom said he has not taken time off since canceling his trip and has worked on urgent issues, including COVID-19 vaccines for kids, boosters and the forthcoming state budget.

Newsom was seen in Vogue's photos of the wedding of Ivy Love Getty, a model who is the great-granddaughter of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. The Getty and Newsom families have long been friends. His appearance at the wedding increased speculation on social media, with the Twitter hashtag #wheresgavin trending.

Newsom's wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, tweeted Sunday, saying “please stop hating and get a life.” The tweet has since been deleted.

Cruise ship makes 'grand' return to S.F. Bay after early pandemic days coronavirus outbreak

The cruise ship that caught international attention for having a major coronavirus outbreak during the earliest days of the pandemic has returned to San Francisco, ABC7 reports.

The Grand Princess made its first port call in the city on Monday. Back in March 2020, the Grand Princess was held off our coast for days while authorities came up with a quarantine plan for the thousands of passengers on board.

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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