SF Bay Area

21 Apr 2020

Artists are Painting the Boarded up Businesses in SF

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. Arts organizations Building 180 and Art for Civil Discourse, are reaching out to SF businesses and SF artists to turn all

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20 Apr 2020

New Facebook Sing-a-Long Group Brings Smiles to Neighbors & Essential Workers

Guest Post by Shannon E. Bolt These days, we might think of “essential workers” as the ones who are allowed to imitate normal life beyond their  front doors, even though it comes at great risk to their own health. For San Francisco realtor Ilana Minkoff, walking her dog in Cole

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20 Apr 2020

Unemployment Benefits for Gig Workers & Self-Employed Delayed at Least 2 Weeks

Millions of gig workers, self-employed people, and independent contractors have lost their livelihoods due to this pandemic, yet they don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits because they don’t work traditional jobs. As someone who works for themselves and whose business has been decimated by this pandemic, I’ve been thirstily awaiting

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17 Apr 2020

The Heartbreaking Ways COVID is Impacting Food Service Workers

In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that the food service industry employed 5.4 million workers. That number was almost certainly higher at the start of 2020, but has greatly diminished since restaurants, bars, cafes, caterers, and school lunch programs across the country have reduced service or

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16 Apr 2020

Whole Foods Now Checking Temperatures of Employees

Whole Foods Market has instituted a policy that sees all employees having their temperatures taken before they start their shifts.  If employees have a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees, they are asked to go home.  Grocery store employees are also asked to wear masks throughout there shifts. A grocer who

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16 Apr 2020

How to Behave in Grocery Stores According to Grocery Workers

The rules and sanitation standards are constantly being updated in your neighborhood grocery stores during the COVID pandemic.  Knowing your store’s rules and safety practices will help you stay safe, and help keep our grocery store workers safer, while they keep the country supplied.  For the official COVID safety practices

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15 Apr 2020

The Great American Sesh In: An Online Weed, Music & Art Fest to Fight COVID

Well 4/20 is almost here but due to COVID, there won’t be any big stoney celebration in Golden Gate Park this year. While I imagine there will be a lot of streaming things going on for the holiday, including the rad deals and events Urbana has planned, the biggest happening that

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15 Apr 2020

Why You Can’t Be Evicted During COVID & What To Do If You Can’t Pay Rent

San Francisco, along with most cities in the US, have enacted an ‘eviction moratorium’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This means that residential and commercial tenants cannot be evicted during the coronavirus outbreak, including for non-payment of rent.  The eviction moratorium is currently effective through June 21, 2020 in San

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