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- 74.4 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 57.2 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 87 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
As a part of Google’s $1 billion plan to build out African digital capacity, the company landed the first subsea cable in Africa, linking the continent to Europe via Portugal.
Comcast shared code it uses to secure its own network in an effort to boost open source security.
Funding Circle partnered with Pitney Bowes, a global shipping and mailing service provider, to offer small businesses more affordable loans.
Meta will invest $800 million in a nearly 1-million square foot hyperscale data center in Kansas City that will run on 100 percent renewable energy and achieve net-zero carbon emissions.LinkedIn added newsletters to its platform that allow users to create and distribute professional long-form content for free and help job seekers build communities.
Spotlight Impact Story
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise partnered with the San Francisco Marin Food Bank to address skyrocketing food insecurity by using the company’s zero-emission autonomous fleet to deliver groceries, meals, and other services to those most in need. Two years later, the San Francisco Marin Food Bank checked off its two millionth meal delivered through the use of self-driving cars from Cruise.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- 12 local nonprofits were awarded $3.3 million from the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative to lease and acquire space and continue connecting residents with critical resources.
- Mayor Breed announced 75 new behavioral beds for justice-involved adults experiencing homelessness at the transitional housing site, 509 Minna Street.
- The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation to extend Shared Spaces pandemic permits to March 2023, providing businesses more time for compliance.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- As more than 7.2 million students and staff returned from spring break over the past month, the state has distributed 14.3 million COVID-19 at-home tests to schools.
- Governor Newsom proposed an $11 billion relief package for Californians facing higher gas prices.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to eliminate out-of-pocket costs for abortion services, ensuring cost is not a barrier to accessing care.
- California and Japan entered a new partnership that will increase information sharing on critical technology and clean energy priorities, and strengthen trade relations.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Founded in 2001 by Francis Ford Coppola, North Beach Citizens provides food, housing, and stability to the City’s low-income and homeless population. Each year, their food pantry distributes 88,000 pounds of food, they have a 90 percent success rate of placing and keeping individuals in housing, and their stabilized clients give back by taking 13,000 bags of trash off the streets. Support North Beach Citizens by joining them on April 24 from 4-8 pm for their “Festa Di Primavera” event to celebrate 21 years of serving the community at St. Peter and Paul Church in Washington Square. RSVP here.
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