California will now mail ballots to voters in all elections, in permanent extension of pandemic-era practice
“Vote-by-mail has significantly increased participation of eligible voters," Weber said in a statement, according to the Sacramento Bee. "Voters like having options for returning their ballot whether by mail, at a secure drop box, a voting center or at a traditional polling station. And the more people who participate in elections, the stronger our democracy and the more we have assurance that elections reflect the will of the people of California.”washingtonpost.com
Radio host Larry Elder files lawsuit over California ballot
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder has filed a lawsuit challenging a decision by California election officials to block him from running in the state's Sept. 14 recall election, saying he's the target of political “shenanigans” by Sacramento Democrats. The Republican Elder said in a statement issued late Monday that he filed all the necessary paperwork to qualify to run in the election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, including over 300 pages of tax returns that are required to become a candidate. Elder's campaign said he filed suit Monday seeking an order from state Superior Court in Sacramento requiring Secretary of State Shirley Weber to list Elder as a candidate on the final certified list of candidates, scheduled to be issued Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Road closure impacts entrance to Muskegon State Park for early summer
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Access to Muskegon State Park from the east will be blocked for the first part of this summer due to the closure of a portion of Memorial Drive. Traffic headed to Muskegon State Park on Memorial will be detoured via Weber to Fenner Road and then west to Scenic Drive. Those wishing to access Muskegon State Park should consider taking Whitehall Road north and turning west on Giles Road and then turning south on Scenic Drive. The work is part of a “Muskegon County Channel Crossing Project” that will install a water main under the Muskegon Channel and Muskegon State Park to transport water from the Muskegon water filtration plant to customers in the northern part of Muskegon County. Crews recently finished driveway replacements and are awaiting the seasonal opening of asphalt plants to finish the road work, Fink said.mlive.com
Some of Ann Arbor’s best-known restaurants are offering Easter dinners
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Easter is around the corner and a few Ann Arbor restaurants are offering meals for pickup or dine-in. Here are some options:Weber’sThe restaurant at Weber’s, 3050 Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor, will not be offering its Easter brunch due to the coronavirus. Zingerman’s DelicatessenThe popular deli at 422 Detroit St. in Ann Arbor is offering to-go brunch and dinner options. Gandy DancerThe seafood restaurant at 401 Depot St. in Ann Arbor is offering pickup and dine-in services. The Year 2042 podcast: Arab Americans fight for Census categoryChipotle opens new Ann Arbor restaurant with ‘Chipotlane’ drive-thruWingstop to open chicken wing restaurant in Ann Arbormlive.com
Michigan Medicine’s first COVID patient reflects on his experience one year later
ANN ARBOR – Paul DeWyse was known only to the public as “Wayne County man with history of domestic travel” after he became Michigan Medicine’s first confirmed COVID patient last March. Placed in an isolation room on the sixth floor, 58-year-old DeWyse knew this illness could have a negative outcome. “I wanted to help him feel more human when the world wasn’t treating him like one,” she said in the same interview. When he was discharged, he was struck by how the once-empty Regional Infectious Containment Unit was suddenly full with sick patients. In a video of DeWyse recently released by Michigan Medicine, he says he makes a point to enjoy the outdoors and physical activities as much as possible.
Toddler sends tweet from official U-M account, hilarity ensues
ANN ARBOR – Is a curious toddler taking over a Twitter handle the epitome of parents working from home during a pandemic? The incident happened Dec. 19 when said toddler apparently got ahold of their parent’s iPad and sent out a tweet of absolute gibberish. (University of Michigan)Followers seemed to flow with it, coming up with clever responses until U-M provided one of their own. - UMSocial — University of Michigan (@UMich) December 19, 2020The replies were just as good as U-M’s response. We’re guessing this parent now has their iPad far out of view of their toddler at this point.
Howell family keeps back-to-school traditions alive during COVID-19 pandemic
HOWELL, Mich. For many families back to school time marks a milestone, and that means you may celebrate with special traditions, but in the middle of a pandemic, those traditions may look different this year. The first day of school this year looked very different for the Weber family. I just think traditions strengthen family bonds with siblings that brings the siblings closer together, Weber said. It kind of fires us up for the fall season and ends up being a lot of fun for the kids too, Weber said. Whatever you can do thats going to satisfy your heart and your childrens heart is the best possible scenario.MORE: Return to School
Annual Women in Leadership event to host local leaders, women of influence in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Oct. 3, the Junior League of Ann Arbor will present the seventh annual Women in Leadership event. Held at Weber's Boutique Hotel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event allows Ann Arborites and attendees from the metro-Detroit area to listen to women leaders, network with each other and interact with local vendors. The evening features a keynote speech by Ann Arbor author Camille Noe Pagn followed by a panelist discussion. More About the Junior League of Ann ArborAn Arbor Ann Arbor women's organization, the JLAA's mission is to promote and develop women in leadership and improve communities through voluntarism. Weber's Boutique Hotel is at 3050 Jackson Ave.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.