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15 Oct 2021

A Canadian Rollerblader is Skating Across SF to Fight Against Cancer

Accompanied by San Francisco firefighters, Canadian rollerblader Christine Ichim will skate across the city on Friday to raise awareness for the San Francisco Fire Department Cancer Prevention Foundation.

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14 Oct 2021


Thirty to 40 staff, part-time faculty and students marched and rallied Wednesday afternoon at Mills College in Oakland to retain their jobs and seek a union contract as the merger with Northeastern University gets underway, a union member said.

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07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

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08 Oct 2021

COVID Relief Program Expanded for Immigrant Families Who Can’t Get Other Funds

San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton joined several community organizations Wednesday to distribute funding to immigrant families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who can’t qualify for public assistance programs because of their citizenship status. Funding through the city’s Family Relief Fund was created by Walton back in March 2020, at the

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06 Oct 2021

2,200+ Kaiser Employees on Unpaid Leave for Not Getting Vaxxed

By Keith Burbank Oakland-based health care provider Kaiser Permanente had just over 2,200 employees on unpaid administrative leave as of Monday because they were not vaccinated from COVID-19, Kaiser officials said. The company told its employees Aug. 2 that they would have to be vaccinated. Seventy-eight percent of employees and

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06 Oct 2021

Bill Signed to End Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenses in CA

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, that ends mandatory minimum jail sentences for non-violent drug offenses. Wiener said Senate Bill 73 will help end mass incarceration and what he called the state’s war on drugs. “Our prisons and jails are

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05 Oct 2021

Man Arrested for Series of Hate Crimes & Robberies Against Asian Women

By Olivia Wynkoop San Francisco Police officers arrested a man linked to seven robberies and hate crimes against Asian women, police announced Tuesday. Over the course of six months, 20-year-old O’Sean Garcia allegedly targeted Asian women in the city’s Bayview and Ingleside neighborhoods. In the latest incident, reported on September

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05 Oct 2021

Over 90 Percent of Eligible Residents in Napa County are Now Vaccinated

By Eli Walsh Roughly 90 percent of eligible Napa County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as local case and hospitalization data trends down, the county’s public health officer said Tuesday. Unvaccinated residents continue to make up at least half of those being hospitalized due to COVID-19

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04 Oct 2021

UCSF Professor Wins Nobel Prize for Work on Pain Sensation

A physiology professor from University of California, San Francisco has won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on pain sensation. David Julius is professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UC San Francisco and the Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine. Juluis shares the award

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