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- 74.6 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 57.6 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 87 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Instacart rolled out a tip protection service to give its shoppers more reliable access to their tips and stop the gross tactic of “tip-baiting” on its platform.
Comcast will invest $22 million to expand its network to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in Eagle Mountain City, Utah over the next four years.
Meta removed a network of social media accounts with ties to the Brazilian military that posed as fake nonprofits to play down the dangers of deforestation.
Airbnb canceled all reservations in Russia and Belarus, even if guests in both nations made reservations before the Russian attack on Ukraine took place.
AT&T demonstrated its latest advances in network disaster recovery preparedness.
Spotlight Impact Story
The ability to discern credible sources of news from sketchy ones and truths from lies has become a huge problem in the U.S., so Google is adding new features to help users better fact-check information and verify sources. The new features will add information literacy tips and a link to a resource page that includes how to best check that the information users are looking at is credible. For topics that are breaking, users will be cautioned to come back later if enough credible information isn’t available yet.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Mayor Breed appointed Tyrone Jue to serve as the Acting Director of the Department of the Environment to replace Debbie Raphael, who is resigning.
- As a part of the City’s Climate Action Plan, Mayor Breed announced an array of new programs to reduce carbon emissions and promote equitable access to clean energy.
- The City purchased two properties, 685 Ellis Street and 333 12th Street, for permanent supportive housing that will add 274 new units for people experiencing homelessness.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Q Foundation is a San Francisco nonprofit that strives to prevent homelessness for the LGBTQ, HIV+, senior, and disabled communities by protecting existing housing, providing resources to secure new housing, and promoting public policy to expand opportunity for all. Over the past 18 years, Q Foundation has had some amazing accomplishments, including leading the first LGBTQ+-focused adult shelter, spearheading the only tenant housing co-op run by and for people with HIV/AIDS, catalyzing the creation of the LGBTQI+ and Transcultural districts, and much more. Find out how you can support Q Foundation’s mission here.
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