COVID

19 May 2020

The ‘Shelter in Place’ Film Competition by ROXIE Theater!

It’s your chance to show the world how you’ve been able to convert the raw materials surrounding you in your shelter into a short original film.

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18 May 2020

Undocumented Immigrants Now Able to Receive COVID Relief Money

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

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18 May 2020

San Francisco Retail Shops Reopen Today with Curbside Pickup

While this obviously doesn’t hold the same joy as browsing the stacks for an hour before finally deciding what to buy, it’s a great opportunity to support a local business while we wait for things to more fully open up.

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14 May 2020

SF Art Orgs & Mayor Breed Ask Congress for Aid to the Arts

Mayors across the US, guided by 15 or so San Francisco arts organizations and Mayor London Breed’s office, wrote to Congress this week, asking the Fed to step up it’s support for the arts. The SFS thanks Mayor @LondonBreed, the SF Arts Alliance, & this group of 22 additional mayors

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13 May 2020

Veritas, SF’s Biggest Landlord, Received PPP ‘Small Business’ Loan…& They’re Not Returning It

This isn’t the first shady thing that Veritas has done, not by a long shot. They’ve ‘allegedly’ harassed longterm, rent controlled tenants in order to try to get them out. They’ve ‘allegedly’ charged obscene rent increases to “cover rising maintenance and operations costs”. They’ve ‘allegedly’ maintained squalid building with lead-contaminated water and broken elevators. They’ve even ‘allegedly’ threatened to sue a housing nonprofit for a Facebook post they didn’t like. And that’s just the stuff people have been brave enough to speak out about. Just imagine all the other nefarious things they’ve gotten away with because people have been afraid they might lose their housing if they spoke up. Allegedly…of course. 

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12 May 2020

New CA Guidelines to Reopen Restaurants, Malls, & Offices

Update: The mayor announced Wednesday that 95% of businesses can reopen for pickup and delivery business on Monday. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced modifications to the statewide stay-at-home order this afternoon (5/12) to allow more businesses in California to reopen, including dine-in restaurants, shopping malls and offices. So as long as

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08 May 2020

Photos of a Closed Down San Francisco

Guest Post by James Conrad My name is James Conrad, and I am a photographer living and working in San Francisco, California, with one principal focus of my craft being live musical performance. On Friday, 16 March 2020, I was at the Mechanics’ Institute, a private library located at 57

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08 May 2020

California Partially Reopens Today

Earlier this week Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California would begin partially reopening on May 8th. And guess what, that’s today! So what does that mean? Good question! Today marks the start of Stage 2 of Newsom’s 4 part plan to reopen California. This stage consists of allowing lower risk businesses

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