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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
Wishing you a happy and festive Thanksgiving with all of your family and friends—now that we’re allowed to be together again! As such, we’re moving next week’s community update to Tuesday.
- 75.5 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 67.1 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 88 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
Google will invest $740 million in Australia over the next five years, promising to build a research hub, increase its cloud computing capacity, and expand its use of green energy.
Salesforce isn’t waiting until its January reopening to get its teams together, instead, it’s encouraging managers to gather their teams in person at least once before the end of the year.
Instacart’s new “Shopper Safety Alert” feature will notify its delivery providers of local critical incidents by leveraging law enforcement, social media, and local news to create automated alerts.
Pinterest launched TwoTwenty, an in-house incubator for new projects, designed to help them increase its pace of innovation.
Meta’s Instagram began testing a new feature called “Take a Break” to allow users to remind themselves to take a break from using the app after 10, 20, or 30 minutes.
Spotlight Impact Story
In a new partnership with Goodwill Industries International, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program donated $800,000 to provide digital skills and workforce development training for thousands of low-income adults at Goodwill nonprofit organizations across the United States. Additionally, through Comcast’s Lift Zones program, they will install free WiFi in Goodwill locations to enable people to get online to search for and apply for jobs as well as take digital skills training and certification programs to prepare for entry and mid-level occupations.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Mayor Breed and Senator Wiener announced the allocation of $4.8 million in state funding to renovate the Buchanan Street Mall in the Western Addition.
- San Francisco opened the Interfaith Winter Shelter program on November 21 to provide additional shelter capacity for people experiencing homelessness during the winter.
- Mayor Breed and Supervisor Ronen announced a plan to forgive a $26.6 million loan made to SFUSD pending the adoption of a long-term financial stabilization plan.
- San Francisco released an updated Vision Zero action strategy to prevent traffic deaths by focusing on reducing street speeds and expanding Quick-Build projects.
- Mayor Breed kicked off the 15th annual Turkey Giveaway, where more than 5,500 turkeys and hundreds of food baskets were distributed to combat food insecurity.
- Mayor Breed and City Attorney Chiu announced the SF Live Initiative to give $2.5 million to support entertainment venues and launch a new outdoor live performance series.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
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