The story goes that when the Great Library of Alexandria burned down in 48 B.C., it had a copy of every book in the “known world.” Its destruction represented the annihilation of so much of the world’s knowledge that humanity lost things that are now gone forever. What’s remarkable is that each of us holds, in our pocket or bag, a device that connects us to infinitely more information than could have ever been held in a million Great Libraries.
On the last shift I worked in my restaurant, business had already slowed to a trickle with fewer and fewer customers feeling comfortable going out in public, but it was before anything had truly been shutdown. That night, my husband and three of our friends came in to have a
As you well know by now, the COVID pandemic absolutely brutalized the food service industry. Everything from restaurants to bars to packaging plants to distribution companies were majorly impacted, many having to shut down. While most people in the United States were able to get some form of government assistance, our
The economic collapse that happened as a result of the COVID pandemic has hit self-employed people especially hard. And the process of getting unemployment can be almost labyrinthine. That’s why I was excited to get a press release last week from the folks at the California Association for Micro Enterprise
SF Mayor London Breed announced a tentative date (June 15th) to allow “Outdoor dining including restaurants and bars with food”. On June 15, the following businesses will be allowed to reopen provided they follow social distancing guidelines. Live sport (without fans), indoor retail, religious services, manufacturing, doctors and dentist offices
The story of how an Oakland designer found her footing doing costumes and set designs for Beats Antique and when COVID-19 shut down the events industry she shifted her focus to making free masks for grocery and food service workers.
There is a ton of information out there about applying for financial support in the age of COVID. Unfortunately, there’s too much information and it can be really overwhelming. That’s why Shalaco decided to make the video below. As he told me in an email: As a photographer I lost
Starting today, California undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19 can apply for relief funds. According to the Mercury News: The state has set up funding to help support them during the coronavirus crisis, providing $125 million through a public-private partnership. It’s been touted as the first fund of its kind to