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- 75.3 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 58.8 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 88 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
The First Movers Coalition, which includes Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce, said it’ll buy everything from green steel to carbon dioxide removal in an attempt to clean up the climate.
Funding Circle launched a new program to give BancAlliance, a network of over 325 community banks, the ability to purchase a diversified pool of interests in small business loans.
Microsoft launched three new cybersecurity services to help clients spot and fight off ransomware and other attacks.
Instacart introduced a revamped customer ratings system that is designed to be more informative and fair for shoppers on its platform.
Airbnb is partnering with the New Communities Land Trust to bring agri-tourism to black farmers in Georgia.
Spotlight Impact Story
Twitter will begin taking action against misinformation in crisis situations and immediately apply the new policy to misinformation surrounding the war in Ukraine. Given the way misinformation and disinformation have been weaponized in that war, it’s an important update. But it’s also a challenging one for Twitter to pull off as it places the company in a position of defining what’s true— or not true—in often chaotic situations and, perhaps even more challenging, deciding what constitutes a crisis to begin with.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- In Mayor Breed’s budget proposal, she proposed a $50.7 million investment over two years to fund four recommendations from her Children and Family Recovery Plan.
- Mayor Breed and Supervisors Dorsey and Mandelman proposed increasing HIV funding by $3 million in the budget to achieve the City’s goal of zero new HIV infections.
- Mayor Breed proposed a $67.4 million investment in the City’s Permanent Supportive Housing portofilio to support services, staffing, and capital investments.
- Mayor Breed proposed $47.9 million in new funding to support small businesses and the overall economic recovery of the City’s Economic Core.
- Mayor Breed and Supervisor Safai introduced a charter amendment to renew the San Francisco Library Preservation Fund, guaranteeing stable funding for the next 25 years.
- Mayor Breed appointed Dr. Murrell D. Green to serve on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- In a major milestone, California’s state and local rent relief programs distributed over $5 billion to more than one million residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program announced its first six award—totaling $108.6 million—to provide new pathways to career opportunities.
- In the wake of the Texas shooting, California’s top officials announced that the state will expedite commonsense gun safety laws that will protect people from gun violence.
- In the face of a drought crisis, the California Water Resources Control Board adopted more aggressive water conservation measures.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to modernize the system for awarding damages in medical malpractice cases in California.
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