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- 75.1 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 58.2 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 87 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
A supergroup of big-name companies like Meta and Google launched Frontier, a $925 million advance market commitment to fund the development of permanent carbon-removal tech.
LinkedIn published its new Founders Guide to help small and midsize businesses maximize their LinkedIn presence.
To bolster funding for cultural arts programming, local arts organizations urged Austin officials to allow short-term rental companies like Airbnb to directly collect hotel occupancy taxes.
Google will invest $9.5 billion in offices and data centers in the U.S. over 2022, putting money behind its bid to get more workers back in the building.
Spotlight Impact Story
Meta followed the Oversight Board’s recommendation to remove an exception that permitted users to share a person’s residential address as long as it’s “publicly available.” While removing this exception may limit the availability of this information on Facebook and Instagram when it is still publicly available elsewhere, Meta recognized that implementing this recommendation can strengthen privacy protections on its platforms.
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SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- As a part of Mayor Breed’s Homelessness Recovery Plan, the City opened 80 new units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness.
- The City received a $1.8 million grant from Clean California to activate public space near Yerba Buena/Moscone Center Subway Station.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- As the drought intensifies, California expanded the Save Our Water Public Awareness Campaign that educates and encourages the public to reduce outdoor water use.
- Governor Newsom signed SB 349 into law, establishing stronger patient protections for those seeking substance use disorder treatment.
- Governor Newsom awarded $70 million for six new Homekey projects in California that will create 232 housing units for people experiencing homelessness.
- The California Climate Investments Program will implement $10.5 billion in greenhouse gas-reducing projects, which is expected to reduce 76 million metric tons of emissions.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
CounterPulse, a local arts nonprofit, has been supporting emerging dancers and performers since 1991. The organization provides space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. They act as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, sparking transformation in the community. Support CounterPulse’s mission and join them on May 7 at INNERSPACE: HOMECOMING, their annual art party and auction that features art installations and a diverse program of artists. Get your tickets here.
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