An Uber spokesman told The Incline the company was notified of an incident involving a self-driving car and is looking into it, but couldn’t provide additional details about what happened or if the car was in autonomous mode during the incident. Danielle Greaves, who works Downtown, spotted it around 4 p.m. Tuesday near Coffey Way and Sixth Avenue, and tweeted about it. Pittsburgh police were not notified and said the police can’t ask people to report every fender bender involving self-driving cars.
Why did dozens of union supporters gather in a Pittsburgh Parking Authority garage Downtown on Monday and chant “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Am-Gard has got to go!”? The answer: the prevailing wage, which companies with city contracts are required to pay their employees. SEIU Local 32BJ claimed Am-Gard, a local security services company, isn’t paying its employees at the PPA and the city’s Housing Authority as the law requires. The company declined to comment.
THE STRIKE GOES ON
As musicians stay on the picket line, the Pittsburgh Symphony announced it has canceled all orchestra events through Nov. 18 and postponed a few in December, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. But, the musicians, as well as their counterparts from Boston and Cleveland, will perform a free “brass spectacular” concert on Sunday at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, the Tribune-Review reported.
Pay homage to the 25th anniversary of "The Silence of the Lambs by taking selfies in a custom cage while actors play Hannibal Lector, Clarice Starling and others. Best costume wins a prize. 21+.
Where: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust at 4141 5th Ave. (North Oakland)
When: October 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10 in advance | $15 at the door
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MEET PITTSBURGH’S FEMALE CHEFS
With cultural shifts and new opportunities, Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene is seeing a more gender equity in the kitchen. “Hopefully things are getting better, and people aren’t judging us based on whether we’re a woman or not. There’s just more opportunity, and people think it’s less weird if a woman were in charge,” Sonja Finn, the chef and owner of Dinette in East Liberty, told Hal B. Klein of Pittsburgh Magazine.
JUST A FEW BAD APPLES MAKING CIDER
There are A Few Bad Apples in Pittsburgh trying to teach people how to use homegrown fruit, support local nonprofits and make homemade cider and drink it, Patrick Doyle reports for 90.5 WESA. “Most of [the fruit doesn’t] look quite so good, but that’s OK, because once it turns into cider you wouldn’t know the difference,” Chatham professor Ryan Utz told Doyle. P.S. You can go to the group’s second annual Ciderfest at Bayardstown Social Club on Friday night. Find out more here.