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- 73.9 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 57 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 87 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Instacart unveiled a $1 million program to support women-owned food companies and promote their products through Instacart’s Ads program.
Pinterest announced a new support program to give female-owned businesses funding, training, and more as a part of Pinterest’s Elevates program.
LinkedIn launched a new feature, called “career breaks,” that gives users the ability to show why they left the workforce such as parenting, career transition, gap year, and more.
Spotlight Impact Story
Last Wednesday, a few hours before Russian tanks began rolling into Ukraine, alarms went off inside Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center, warning of a never-before-seen piece of “wiper” malware that appeared aimed at the country’s government ministries and financial institutions. Within three hours, Microsoft’s virus detection systems had been updated to block the code, which erases — “wipes” — data on computers in a network.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Mayor Breed announced that major businesses joined the “Welcome Back to SF” pledge to commit to returning to in-person work throughout March.
- The Board of Supervisors approved the plan to forgive a $26.6 million loan made to the San Francisco Unified School District.
- The ballot measure to improve accountability and oversight over the City’s waste management rate-setting process is headed for the June ballot.
- San Francisco officially launched a ferry service to and from Treasure Island.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom unveiled CARE Court, a new framework to provide individuals with mental health and substance use disorders the care and services they need.
- Governor Newsom announced that underserved communities will receive $296 million in Clean California grants to remove litter and transform public spaces into points of pride.
- Moving to support the Ukrainian people and protect the interests of Californians, Governor Newsom called for state sanctions on Russia.
- Following new health guidance, Governor Newsom signed an executive order to update workplace safety rules.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Based out of Palo Alto, Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the U.S. and throughout the world. They are determined to organize various aid programs to assist Ukraine in recovering from social and economic crises and building a stronger country aligned with Western values. In the Bay Area, Nova Ukraine is organizing a volunteer network to provide Ukrainian refugees with immigration lawyers, housing assistance, educational resources, and much more. The organization also launched a recent fundraiser for food, water, diapers, and emergency medical training in Ukraine that you can support by donating here.
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