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- 79.2 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 61.2 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 89 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
Alaska Airlines launched Alaska Star Ventures to advance emerging decarbonization technologies and help the airline reach its pledged target of net-zero emissions by 2040.
Microsoft launched a new 10-week initiative to support AI start-ups in India by helping them scale operations, drive innovation, and build industry expertise.
Intuit introduced Money by Quickbooks, a mobile banking app designed to power small businesses with the ability to pay employees and manage their cash flow.
Facebook launched a new $10 million Creator Fund to encourage people to build experiences on its Horizon VR platform, which it is now calling Horizon Worlds.
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Google updated its algorithms in an effort to promote more racially diverse results in image searches. The recent change is meant to present a variety of skin tones in image queries related to beauty, such as “beautiful skin” and “professional hairstyles,” as well as simpler people-related searches like “woman” or “happy family.”
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- The California Department of Parks authorized City use of a Vehicle Triage Center (VTC) at Candlestick Park, providing a secure location and service for people living in their vehicles.
- The HYPE (Helping Young People Elevate) Center, which serves youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation and homelessness, is officially open.
- The City completed the Geary Rapid Project, a major transit milestone that included more reliable bus service, safer streets, upgraded utilities, and new trees.
- The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation to collect voluntary and confidential sexual orientation demographics from City employees and applicants.
- Mayor Breed initiated steps to work with Sheriff and Adult Probation Department to reform the City’s electronic monitoring program.
- Mayor Breed announced privately funded rewards for information leading to the conviction of individuals involved in organized criminal fencing operations.
- San Francisco State announced a new scholarship program that will cover tuition in full for San Francisco residents ages 12 to 17 who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom released the state’s first multiyear cybersecurity roadmap to protect California’s privacy and security.
- Governor Newsom proposed a new regulation to prohibit new oil drilling and facilities near homes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other sensitive locations.
- Governor Newsom signed an executive order to address supply chain issues by directing state agencies to identify ways to alleviate congestion at California ports.
- Governor Newsom issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide and further urging Californians to step up their water conservation efforts.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
In accordance with the release of their upcoming national report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) with Deloitte and HBS, Snapchat is hosting a DEI Innovation Summit on Wednesday, November 3 at 9 am. The summit will bring DEI leaders together to transform outcomes and drive equity through a day of vibrant conversation, bold proposals, and idea-sharing across tech. For those who care about shaping the future of our industry, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Learn more about the summit and how you can join here.
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