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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
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- 53.7 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 51.4 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 82 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
AT&T is providing customers with a three-digit emergency hotline code, 988, for quick and easy access to crisis response services from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
In an effort to curb anti-fat messaging and body shaming, Pinterest will now ban weight loss ads on its platform.
Twitter shared its ideas around new privacy features, including a way to hide your account from searches.
Spotlight Impact Story
The increasingly intense heats bearing down feverishly across the globe are accelerating the number, scale, and complexity of disasters worldwide. To that end, Verizon debuted its THOR vehicle, for Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response. THOR is designed to provide highly mobile and resilient connectivity to frontline responders and citizens through wireless technologies like 5G Ultra-Wideband and satellite uplinks.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- In an effort to reform the Department of Human Resources Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Division, San Francisco released an independent review of City workplace policies and procedures.
- San Francisco’s newest 100 percent affordable housing project, Avanza 490, opened its doors to 80 families.
- Mayor Breed launched a $12 million small business recovery loan program to provide new and existing small businesses with zero percent interest loans of up to $100,000.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom signed his historic $123.9 billion education package to reimagine public schools.
- Governor Newsom signed an executive order to free up additional energy capacity amid the Oregon wildfire impacting transmission lines and extreme heat in the West.
- As drought conditions intensify, Governor Newsom called on Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15 percent with simple measures.
- Governor Newsom launched a statewide day of action highlighting his $1.1 billion initiative to revitalize California’s streets and public spaces through litter abatement and local beautification projects.
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