Another Unlikely Pandemic Shortage: Boba Tea

The popular drink’s main ingredient, tapioca pearls, could soon be in short supply because of delays in unloading cargo ships from Asia.

#boba-guys-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hayward-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #tea

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My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #malawi, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shortages, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Missing Haircuts and More This Lunar New Year

The pandemic has changed so many of the practices that began as a way to relieve the darkness of winter.

#chinese-americans, #hair, #lunar-new-year, #new-year, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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No Charges for Second Officer Involved in Shooting of Oscar Grant, D.A. Says

Months after the Bay Area authorities reopened an investigation into the 2009 shooting, the Alameda County district attorney said a former transit officer, Anthony Pirone, would not face charges.

#alameda-county-calif, #anthony-pirone, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #grant-oscar-iii, #johannes-mehserle, #nancy-omalley, #oakland-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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From Northern California, Farm-Fresh Skin Care

A new group of small-batch beauty companies is continuing the region’s storied tradition of organic growing and local sourcing.

#beauty-concept, #berkeley-calif, #california, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #earth-tu-face-inc, #marin-county-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #skin, #vintners-daughter, #waters-alice

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Silicon Valley Isn’t Over Just Because Tech Companies Are Moving Away

The obituary for California’s tech industry has been written before, and it will be rewritten again and again and again.

#austin-tex, #computers-and-the-internet, #miami-fla, #oracle-corporation, #relocation-of-business, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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She Saved Thousands of Best Friends. Then Covid-19 Killed Her.

Valerie Louie rescued dogs and matched them with families, including ours. These beloved pets helped countless people bear up during the pandemic, making her death a particular Covid-19 cruelty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dogs, #louie-valerie-1960-2020, #pets, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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Citing Risk of Wildfires, Utility Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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PG&E Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

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How Postpartum Breast Cancer Changed My Parenting Plans

Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

#babies-and-infants, #breast-cancer, #breastfeeding, #cancer, #chemotherapy, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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Photos of California Wildfires

Across Northern California, huge plumes of smoke from a fire that blasted through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada billowed high into the atmosphere, turning day into an eerie twilight.

#air-pollution, #california, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #wildfires

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Windjamming in the Bay

With the virus lingering and modified lockdowns still in effect, San Franciscans can still get an adrenaline rush watching kitesurfing daredevils catch air off Crissy Field.

#crissy-field-san-francisco-calif, #kiteboarding, #kitesurfing, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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Share Your Memories of Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Though the forest is expected to survive, nearly all the structures in California’s oldest state park have burned down. Tell us what you loved most about the place.

#california, #forests-and-forestry, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #wildfires

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Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small

In just five years, Evan Kinori has drawn a passionate international following with his meticulous workwear and small-is-beautiful ethos.

#fashion-and-apparel, #kinori-evan, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

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Oakland Will Pay $32.7 Million to Settle Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuits

The 2016 fire, which consumed a converted warehouse that had housed an artist colony, killed 36 people. It was the nation’s deadliest structure fire in more than a decade.

#alameda-county-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #oakland-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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San Francisco Beat Coronavirus, but It’s Breaking My Heart

Looking for hope in the Bay Area.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

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How Does Antibody Testing Work? We Went Behind the Scenes to Find Out

Stanford Health Care gave us exclusive access to show how coronavirus antibody testing works. So we followed two caregivers and their blood, through the testing process.

#antibodies, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #research, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #stanford-hospitalclinics, #stanford-university, #tests-medical

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Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results?

A team of scientists worked around the clock to evaluate 14 antibody tests. A few worked as advertised. Most did not.

#antibodies, #biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marson-alexander, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #tests-medical, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-science

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Preppers Are Quite Prepared to Enjoy Some Vindication

In Silicon Valley, gearing up for the apocalypse was a cliché. Now it’s a credential.

#altman-sam, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #doomsday, #epidemics, #preppers, #prepping, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #ramey-john, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #stockpiling, #stokes-jon, #the-prepared

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Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berkeley-calif, #california, #canals, #catholic-charities, #davis-calif, #el-centro-calif, #farm-security-administration, #great-depression-1930s, #homeless-persons, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-calif, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #lange-dorothea, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #museum-of-modern-art, #oakland-museum-of-california, #photography, #poetry-and-poets, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #taylor-paul, #trump-donald-j

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