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- San Francisco 7-day test positivity rate: 11.1%
- San Francisco 7-day rolling average new cases per day: 171
- San Francisco 7-day average case rate per 100,000: 19.2
- San Francisco 14-day hospitalization average: 84.9
THE LATEST IN TECH FOR GOOD
Airbnb introduced Airbnb-friendly Apartments, a new program that allows renters to find an apartment where they can Airbnb a spare room or the whole apartment while they’re away.
To help expand equitable access to information and opportunities, Google opened a new Accessibility Discovery Centre in London, a space for research and product development.
AT&T and its partners in New York City provided 2,500 laptops to non-profits serving families experiencing homelessness as part of its $2 billion commitment to help bridge the digital divide.
Google filed a lawsuit against scammers who sell fake business profiles, protecting less web-savvy small business owners.
Spotlight Impact Story
Twitter launched Community Notes, its crowdsourced fact-checking system, worldwide. Previously known as Birdwatch, the feature allows users to add context to tweets and takes an open-source approach toward debunking misinformation. Community Notes adds a layer of fact-checking and context to tweets that don’t necessarily violate Twitter’s rules.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- The Board of Supervisors approved Cars to Casas, a housing ordinance making it easier to build more housing to replace gas stations, parking lots, and other auto-oriented lots.
- The City partnered with the Northern California Laborers to launch the Laborers Apprenticeship Progam, the first-state certified citywide public maintenance apprenticeship.
- The City broke ground on the Sunnydale Community Hub, creating a safe and accessible space for sports, recreation, cultural events, and educational programs.
- San Francisco reimagines public safety by joining NYU Law’s Policing Project, which aims to end the overuse of police as the one-size-fits-all response to community needs.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom joined Oregon Governor Brown, US Secretary Haaland, and tribal leaders to kick off the largest river restoration project in American history, revitalizing nearly 400 miles of the Klamath River and tributaries.
- Governor Newsom announced $480.5 million in grants for 54 projects to improve California’s behavioral health infrastructure for children and youth.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Urban Vision Alliance (UVA) brings together key stakeholders across industries and the public sector to solve homelessness. When individuals find themselves experiencing homelessness, UVA supports them in a humane, cost-efficient, and effective manner. This holiday season, consider supporting their efforts as they raise funds to address street homelessness in the SF Bay Area. Learn more about their initiatives and how you can help UVA’s mission here.
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