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- 80.2 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 71.7 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 50.7 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 90 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
Microsoft, Airbnb, and four other major companies have pledged not to donate to Republican election objectors in 2022.
As a part of Alaska Airlines’ initiative to train more Black pilots, the company launched the new True North Pilot Pathway Program.
Thanks to significant 5G upgrades, Verizon’s home internet service will extend to 20 million customers and increase broadband speeds on January 19.
Meta made it into the top ten of Hired’s recently published list on how well companies align with three core values: equity, efficiency, and transparency.
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In an effort to combat racial bias on Airbnb’s platform, the company is testing a new policy that would change the way Oregon-based guest profile names appear during the booking process. For the next two years, hosts will see a prospective guest’s initials only—not their first or last name—until the reservation is completed.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Mayor Breed announced expanded opportunities for justice-involved adults through the launch of The Billie Holiday Center, a new 30-bed navigation center.
- As a part of its Tenderloin Emergency Initiative, the City entered into a lease for a new Linkage Center with a focus on helping people into services.
- The state awarded the City $54.7 million in Project Homekey funding to purchase a 160-room building at 1321 Mission Street for Permanent Supportive Housing.
- Mayor Breed and Supervisor Safai introduced the “Affordable Homes Now” ballot measure for June 2022 that would streamline the production of affordable housing.
- The City acquired two adjoining properties in the Tenderloin that will expand behavioral health services in the neighborhood.
- The City projects a two-year budget surplus due to a mix of revenue improvements, record returns in the City pension system, and responsible budgeting decisions.
- Mayor Breed introduced a $400 million Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond for the June 2022 election.
- With widespread staffing shortages, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2.5 million in funding to add 50 new paramedics.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Continuing the state’s leadership in redressing historical injustice, Governor Newsom launched a new program to compensate survivors of state-sponsored sterilization.
- Governor Newsom signed an executive order supporting the ongoing recovery efforts in counties severely impacted by wildfires by extending prohibitions on price gouging.
- The federal government approved California’s plan to provide $1 billion in mortgage relief grants to homeowners who fell behind housing payments during the pandemic.
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The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) supports and funds excellence in patient care and innovation at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). The Foundation is the primary philanthropic partner of ZSFG, providing individuals and institutions the means to support the life-saving work at ZSFG. The Foundation also supports initiatives that foster new ideas, design new approaches to patient care, and place value on alleviating healthcare inequities. On February 10, join SFGHF’s annual fundraiser, Hearts in SF 2022, a virtual event honoring the frontline workers who care for us all in times of crisis by registering here.
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