SF Bay Area
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
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!
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
This organization is putting real money in the hands of hundreds of local artists, and plans to sponsor incredible public art projects as well.
Dean Preston has always been on the side of renters in San Francisco. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors he founded and ran Tenants Together, California’s only statewide renters’ rights organization. He was also instrumental in getting 2018’s Proposition F passed, which gave anyone in San Francisco facing
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
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
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.