San Francisco

04 Jan 2021

Top 20 Bay Area Bands of 2020

2020 was not the year we planned for, but it was the year we got. It was a hard year for those considered “non essential” … however, these bands still managed to create and release new music during a pandemic.

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29 Dec 2020

Richmond Incubator Program Pairs Would-Be Chefs With Shuttered Restaurants

The plight of struggling restaurants has been a devastating epidemic within the pandemic, forcing many to close doors for good. But as they say, when one door closes, another opens.  In a valiant effort to forge a silver lining in these dark days, one group in Richmond is transforming the

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29 Dec 2020

Sewage Testing For COVID: Santa Clara County Gets Ahead of Slow National Response

In the fight against COVID-19, wastewater may be one of the best tools we have to predict infection surges. Nearly 10 months into the pandemic, the U.S. is finally launching a program to support sewage testing for the virus. Swab tests are only effective if people voluntarily get tested, but

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29 Dec 2020

$2,000 Stimulus Payments and Defense Spending at Stake in Senate Showdown

The Senate is in a showdown Tuesday over key pieces of legislation to support struggling Americans and the nation’s defense. The clock is ticking as Congress itches to go on recess and the current session nears its end — newly elected representatives will be sworn in Sunday, less the two

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22 Dec 2020

Alex Padilla Will Replace Kamala Harris in U.S. Senate

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has been tapped to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by now Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Padilla will be the first Latino to represent the Golden State at the Senate level. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment Tuesday in a statement issued by

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22 Dec 2020

David Misch: The System Failed to Protect Michaela Garecht From a Serial Killer in the Making

Michaela Joy Garecht was 9 years old and just four blocks away from home when she was abducted in broad daylight from outside Hayward’s Rainbow Market on Mission Boulevard.  It was late morning on Nov. 19, 1988 when Michaela and her best friend rode their scooters together down to the

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15 Dec 2020

Scott Wiener Tries Again to End Mandatory Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced legislation Tuesday that aims to end minimum sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. In a Tweet Tuesday, Wiener said: “The War on Drugs failed. Let’s own that failure & move forward.” As one commenter quickly pointed out, the War on Drugs succeeded at one thing:

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15 Dec 2020

San Francisco Administers First COVID-19 Vaccinations

San Francisco began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers Tuesday morning.  The city was one of the state’s four initial distribution hubs that welcomed vaccine doses Monday, receiving 2,000 units of the Pfizer vaccine. California as a whole received a little more than 33,000 doses Monday, which nearly

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