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28 May 2020

Protesters Storm Police Precinct and Burn it to the Ground in Minneapolis

The 3rd precinct police station in Minneapolis was set ablaze by protesters on Thursday night as protests across the city continued for their third consecutive day. The protests were sparked by the killing of an unarmed black citizen named George Floyd, by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.  A video surfaced

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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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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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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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11 May 2020

A Goodbye to My Friend Bear Vasquez, The “Double Rainbow Guy”

Bear Vasquez passed away yesterday after a number of years of poor health. Bear was a virtual friend of mine for 5 years. I had first seen him through the Couchsurfing networks and groups of Yosemite, where he lived and then I saw him interviewed on Broke-Ass Stuart’s Kinda Late Show in 2015 and it made me want to meet him even more than I had already as a fellow active couchsurfer. So I contacted him about coming to stay at his place sometime.

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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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06 May 2020

The First Ever Streaming Theatre Festival is Coming & It Looks Amazing

PlayGround is bringing the theatre to you! This month marks the 25th year of PlayGround’s commitment to producing new developed works for the stage! Twenty-five! That’s almost how old you are. Wow. Normally showcasing their new works on the San Francisco Potrero and Berkeley Rep stages, this quarantine time calls for a thoughtful restructuring. PlayGround presents their first ever Zoom theatre festival, coming to a home near you! And surprise – most of the programming is FREE!

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29 Apr 2020

The 2020 Census is Out & It’s Important

The 2020 Census is happening now.  You can respond online, by phone, or by mail:  https://www.2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html This is the first census in history you can complete online here! The Census is really important to our Democracy.  The more we know about our communities, the better decisions we can make as

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