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- 67.2 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 53.9 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 85 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
Intuit Quickbooks is committing to helping 30,000 small businesses in the U.K. make a pledge to take climate action and reduce their carbon footprint.
The U.S. government tapped Microsoft, Google, and other tech companies to bolster the country’s infrastructure defenses against cyber threats after a string of high-profile attacks.
Twitter is partnering with The Associated Press and Reuters to expand its efforts focused on highlighting reliable news and information on its platform.
As a part of Lyft’s Vaccine Access Program, the rideshare company partnered with Kroger Health to provide discounted rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
LinkedIn announced that it leveled the playing field for those who have fewer connections by reducing bias in its People You May Know suggestion algorithm.
Spotlight Impact Story
This summer, Salesforce launched Career Spark, a Citizen Philanthropy campaign to create a diverse workforce by inspiring young people to pursue careers in technology. The campaign, since launching in May, hosted career exploration programs and education workshops in more than 100 cities across the globe, engaged nearly 1,600 young people, and amassed more than 4,000 hours of volunteer support from Salesforce employees.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- City leaders revealed that the next phase for the Great Highway will continue to close car traffic on weekends and holidays, but will open up to car traffic during the week.
- San Francisco’s new CleanCorridorSF program, which focuses on tackling grime and graffiti, will expand its operation to focus on a new commercial corridor each week.
- Mayor Breed launched Vax to You, a new program that offers vaccination appointments to groups of five to 12 people at their homes or workplaces.
- Mayor Breed and City Librarian Lambert announced that the City’s public libraries will open 11 neighborhood branches for full in-person service by August 17.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- As a part of his approach to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, Governor Newsom outlined his plan to heavily invest in mental health services and behavioral health housing.
- Governor Newsom, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, and Forest Service Chief Moore met to discuss state-federal efforts to build wildfire resilience.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Mission Bit is a San Francisco Bay Area organization that builds professional pathways for under-resourced high school youth by making computer science more accessible through its free project-based courses. It is their mission to empower young innovators to become leaders of the global technology revolution, developing solutions that serve all communities. Apply by August 25 to participate in Mission Bit’s upcoming computer science classes (high school students only) or get involved with the organization by volunteering to empower the next generation of innovators.
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