COVID

07 May 2020

UC Study Shows Awful Treatment of SF Gig-Workers by Employers During Pandemic

In a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Cruz, which included in-person interviews with hundreds of San Francisco gig-workers beginning in February, followed up by several more surveys with gig-workers through the pandemic ‘shelter in place’ order, reveals an incredible view of our ‘essential workers’ during a pandemic. The

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05 May 2020

The New Murals Going Up On Bay Area Boarded-up Storefronts!

Street artists are used to wearing face coverings and spending long hours alone.   In San Francisco, not even a pandemic is enough to stop artists from beautifying our city.  In April we introduced you to the Paint the Void Project; ARTISTS ARE PAINTING THE BOARDED UP BUSINESSES IN SF. Arts

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05 May 2020

The Safety Net of Bay Area Artists

This organization is putting real money in the hands of hundreds of local artists, and plans to sponsor incredible public art projects as well.

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30 Apr 2020

Essential Worker Strikes Planned at Amazon, Instacart, Walmart for May Day

Essential Worker Strikes Planned at Amazon, Instacart, Wallmart for May Day, it is unclear if business will be disrupted and to what degree

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29 Apr 2020

Governor Newsom Announces 4 Part Plan to Reopen California

Update 4/29: Heather Knight at the Chronicle has some excellent breaking news about this: Thankfully, because of our state and local governments’ quick work shutting things down, California hasn’t been as hard   hit as other states by the COVID-19 Pandemic. That said, everyone is wondering when the restrictions will

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28 Apr 2020

EDD Site Crashes as CA Self-Employed Try to File

Unemployment benefits have not been available self-employed people since the pandemic started. Naturally millions of Californians are poor, panicked, and pissed-off. Not just because it took 2 months to offer them help, but because the EDD site keeps crashing, now at the eleventh hour. Rent is due at the end of the month.

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28 Apr 2020

IRS Stimulus Website Finally Fixed…..Probably

Like millions of other Americans I’ve been waiting for weeks to get my $1200 stimulus check. While everyone in my apartment received theirs two weeks ago, every time I logged into the “Get My Payment” part of the IRS website, it said “Payment Status Not Available”. Get My Payment was

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28 Apr 2020

Canadian Doctor Shows You How to Wash Your Hands Properly

Most of us are washing our hands more often these days, it’s important that when you do take the time to wash, that you do it properly.  The well publicized ‘20 second’ rule comes from the medical world and the CDC, it is the likely amount of time it takes

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