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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
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- 65.2 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 52.6 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 83 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
As a part of the Google News Initiative’s second Middle East, Turkey, and Africa Innovation Challenge, the company announced $2.1 million in funding to 22 projects and initiatives.
Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy by making sure that its clean energy purchases are actually feeding into the local grids where it operates.
Facebook’s Instagram is testing its new feature, Limits, to curb targeted harassment.
Through a partnership with Uber, students and families in the D.C. public school system can get free rides to meal sites throughout the summer.
Twitter announced it’ll embrace asynchronous work as a way to become more global and diverse while promoting flexibility and helping the company “do better work.”
Spotlight Impact Story
With more than 80 million people searching for beauty items every month, Pinterest created the Try On tool to let users use their phones to see how they would look with different types of makeup. This new tool combines artificial intelligence with augmented reality and incorporates diversity and inclusion in a way to support innovations that can change the shopping and advertising game.
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SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco’s Small Business Relief Grants will award $4.5 million in grants amongst 560 small businesses to help alleviate the impact of “stay at home” orders.
- Mayor Breed announced the expansion of over 400 new treatment beds for people experiencing mental health and substance use issues.
- San Francisco updated its environmental code and set new targets for reducing emissions by 61 percent by 2030 and becoming a net-zero city by 2040.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom signed legislation that’ll add 200,000 new child care slots by 2026 for working families and increase child care and preschool provider rates.
- California established new pilot programs to expand youth access to state parks.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to implement drought response programs and accelerate deployment of the state’s $3.9 billion investment in zero-emission vehicle programs.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation that’ll invest $6 billion to expand broadband infrastructure and enhance internet access for underserved communities.
- Governor Newsom’s latest funding package will invest $12 billion over two years to tackle homelessness and another $10.3 billion for affordable housing.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation that includes the biggest economic recovery package in the state’s history—$100 billion to accelerate the state’s recovery and tackle persistent challenges.
- Governor Newsom announced an agreement on a broadband trailer bill to expand the state’s broadband fiber infrastructure and increase internet connectivity for families and businesses.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
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