San Francisco Schools Will Keep Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Names

The school board rescinded its January decision to rename 44 schools that honor historical figures such as Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington after an outcry from parents and the mayor.

#breed-london, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-abraham-high-school, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Pinterest Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire the Photo App VSCO

The discussions between the digital pin board company and the app that inspired the “VSCO girls” trend are ongoing.

#mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #pinterest, #san-francisco-calif, #social-media, #start-ups, #visual-supply-co-vsco

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In San Francisco, Turmoil Over Reopening Schools Turns a City Against Itself

The San Francisco school board has infuriated parents and the mayor. Now it has descended into chaos over accusations of racism.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #breed-london, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #herrera-dennis-j, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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Overlooked No More: Kitty Cone, Trailblazer of the Disability Rights Movement

Shunned in school because of her disability, she devoted her life to the cause, organizing a historic sit-in that led to landmark federal legislation.

#504-sit-in, #americans-with-disabilities-act, #biographical-information, #california, #cone-kitty-1944-2015, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disabilities, #discrimination, #san-francisco-calif

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$1 Million Raised After Attack on Asian Woman Will Go to Fight Racism, Family Says

The woman, Xiao Zhen Xie, 75, was punched by a white man last week. Her family raised money through GoFundMe to pay for her medical expenses. Now, they want to use it to fight anti-Asian racism.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chinese-americans, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #elder-abuse, #jenkins-steven-march-17-2021-assault, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #xie-xiao-zhen

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After Georgia Attacks, Asian-Americans Demand Serious Action on Bias

Amid fear, sadness and pain, the shootings in the Atlanta area have generated anger over the country’s longstanding failure to address anti-Asian discrimination.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #china, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newsom-gavin, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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What $1.7 Million Buys You in California

A 1928 Tudor Revival in Sacramento, an updated ranch house in Topanga and a circa-1900 cottage in San Francisco.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sacramento-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #topanga-calif

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.

Tom Ammiano, a well-known gay leader in San Francisco, believed his effeminate mannerisms led his New Jersey high school to deny him his letter.

#education-k-12, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #san-francisco-calif

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Fatal Attack on Thai Man in San Francisco Fuels #StopAsianHate

Among Asian-Americans, many of whom have endured racist taunts, rants and worse during the pandemic, the fatal assault on a defenseless older man became a rallying cry.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hate-crimes, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #thailand, #vicha-ratanapakdee, #watson-antoine

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What $1.9 Buys You in California, New York and Tennessee

An early 20th-century house in San Francisco, a one-bedroom condo on Central Park West in Manhattan and a four-bedroom home in Nashville.

#nashville-tenn, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

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San Francisco Pauses School Renamings to Focus on Returning Students to Classrooms

A plan to rename schools that honored people like Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson was put on hold after criticism of the plan and, particularly, its timing amid the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #jefferson-thomas, #lincoln-abraham, #lincoln-abraham-high-school, #lopez-gabriela, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif, #slavery-historical, #washington-george-1732-99

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

An unapologetic proponent of “poetry as insurgent art,” he was also a publisher and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore City Lights.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #city-lights-bookstore, #deaths-obituaries, #ferlinghetti-lawrence, #poetry-and-poets, #san-francisco-calif

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New California Variant More Contagious, Two Studies Confirm

Two studies confirm that a new coronavirus mutant in California is more contagious, although the scale of its threat is unclear.

#california, #chiu-charles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #san-francisco-calif, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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California Is Making Liberals Squirm

If progressivism can’t work there, why should the country believe it can work anywhere else?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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San Francisco Rallied to Find a DoorDash Driver’s Missing Children

Spurred on by social media, residents searched the streets after Jeffrey Fang’s children were taken in a carjacking. The police ultimately found them, unharmed, across town.

#carjacking, #doordash-mobile-app, #fang-jeffrey-1982, #missing-persons, #san-francisco-calif, #social-media

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For This Show, the Artist Went Overboard

In 38 days, with sculptures, drawings, videos and ingenuity, Nina Katchadourian revisited the shipwreck from “Survive the Savage Sea.”

#art, #books-and-literature, #catharine-clark-gallery-san-francisco-calif, #katchadourian-nina-1968, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robertson-dougal, #san-francisco-calif, #survive-the-savage-sea-book, #to-feel-something-that-was-not-of-our-world-exhibit

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In ‘Gay Bar,’ Time-Hopping Snapshots of Queer Nightlife

Jeremy Atherton’s Lin first book is a personal and cultural history of establishments that affirmed and challenged his sense of identity.

#atherton-lin-jeremy, #bars-and-nightclubs, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #gay-bar-why-we-went-out-book, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #london-england, #san-francisco-calif, #west-hollywood-calif

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Jack Palladino, 76, Hard-Charging Private Investigator, Dies After ‘Brutal Attack’

Mr. Palladino, a private investigator who had worked for Bill Clinton and other famous clients, died four days after he sustained a severe head injury in an attempted robbery, the authorities said.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #detectives-private, #palladino-jack, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #san-francisco-calif

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How Kamala Harris Rose — and Rose

“Kamala’s Way” is the story of Harris’s dramatic political career, as told by the longtime California journalist Dan Morain.

#books-and-literature, #brown-willie-l-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #kamalas-way-an-american-life-book, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #san-francisco-calif

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$975,000 Homes in California

A four-bedroom house with a pool in Rancho Mirage, a farmhouse on five acres in Petaluma and a one-bedroom condominium in San Francisco.

#petaluma-calif, #rancho-mirage-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

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San Francisco School Name Debate Pits Liberals

Incredulous parents and the mayor criticized the school board’s decision to change the names of 44 schools that honor historical figures like Jefferson, Lincoln and Paul Revere.

#breed-london, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif

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San Francisco Scraps 44 School Names, Citing Reckoning With Racism

The school board said the move would shed homages to figures including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Dianne Feinstein. But critics — including the mayor — said the matter was ill-timed amid the pandemic.

#california, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #lincoln-abraham, #names-organizational, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #washington-george-1732-99

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Margo St. James, Advocate for Sex Workers, Dies at 83

She founded a group called COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and devoted her life to the cause of decriminalizing prostitution.

#deaths-obituaries, #prostitution, #san-francisco-calif, #st-james-margo-1937-2021, #womens-rights

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What $2 Million Buys You in California

A modern townhouse in Laguna Beach, a two-bedroom condominium in San Francisco and a 1932 stone cottage in Burbank.

#burbank-calif, #laguna-beach-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

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Cherry Blossom Trees Vandalized in San Francisco’s Japantown

The destruction of the trees, planted by a Japanese cultural center to commemorate a 1994 visit by the emperor and empress of Japan, was captured on surveillance footage.

#asian-americans, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #japanese-americans, #san-francisco-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #vandalism

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Modern Love: We Needed More Significant Others

A cancer diagnosis in the midst of the pandemic led to our improvising a wedding and joining a commune, where our family of two became 14.

#amputation, #bone-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #san-francisco-calif

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San Francisco’s Top Art School Says Future Hinges on a Diego Rivera Mural

The University of California is aiding the San Francisco Art Institute, but S.F.A.I. officials say selling a $50 million Rivera could save the school. Former students are outraged.

#art, #boards-of-directors, #budgets-and-budgeting, #colleges-and-universities, #finances, #levy-pam-rorke, #murals, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rivera-diego, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-art-institute, #university-of-california

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Teachers on TV? Schools Try Creative Strategy to Narrow Digital Divide

It’s another way to reach students without internet or computers during the pandemic.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #public-broadcasting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-francisco-calif, #washington-dc

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Homes of Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi Are Reported Vandalized

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, called the vandalism of his Louisville, Ky., home a “radical tantrum” taken from a “toxic playbook.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #louisville-ky, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #san-francisco-calif, #stimulus-economic, #vandalism

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What $1.4 Million Buys You in California

A log-cabin-style house in Los Angeles, a two-bedroom condominium in San Francisco and a riverfront home in Guerneville.

#guerneville-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

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Isolation Helps Homeless Population Escape Worst of Virus

Despite outbreaks in shelters and the prospect of more, the rates of infection among homeless populations are lower than feared.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif

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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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F.B.I. Says Zodiac Killer Coded Message Has Been Solved

The code had long baffled cryptographers, law enforcement agents and armchair sleuths obsessed with the shadowy killer, who was blamed for five murders in the late 1960s.

#blake-sam, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oranchak-david, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-chronicle, #van-eycke-jarl, #zodiach-killer

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Biden’s Cabinet Picks, Part 1: Janet Yellen

A look at the president-elect’s choice of Treasury secretary and how she might tackle the pandemic-provoked financial crisis.

#federal-reserve-system, #presidential-transition-us, #san-francisco-calif, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #yellen-janet-l

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Ex-Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter in 2017 Killing of Suspect

The San Francisco police rookie, Christopher Samayoa, was on his fourth day on the job when he shot and killed Keita O’Neil, an unarmed carjacking suspect, the authorities said.

#crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oneil-keita, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #samayoa-christopher, #san-francisco-calif

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San Francisco’s School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope

With relatively low virus rates, the city faces a dilemma over a return to in-person instruction.

#breed-london, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #san-francisco-calif, #sanchez-mark, #shutdowns-institutional, #special-education

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Modern Love Podcast: Confronting Asian-American Race on the First Date

“How did we match on a dating app in the first place? She had to swipe right, and I certainly had not become Asian overnight.”

#asian-americans, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #online-dating, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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A College Crush From Afar Gets Real Two Decades Later

Annette Blum recognized Michael Pearson on Bumble. Both had been at Emory University 20 years ago. When she saw his profile, she messaged him, “My freshman year self is really excited right now.”

#emory-university, #san-francisco-calif, #weddings-and-engagements

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San Francisco Reinstates Winning Design for Maya Angelou Monument

Last year, officials selected and then rejected Lava Thomas to design the sculpture, opening a rift between public leaders and local artists.

#angelou-maya, #art, #black-people, #breed-london, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-arts-commission, #stefani-catherine, #thomas-lava

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In San Francisco, Virus Is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed

A debate over reopening classrooms pits the mayor against the Board of Education, cutting across class, party and racial lines.

#breed-london, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #minorities, #san-francisco-calif, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Cecilia Chiang, Who Brought Authentic Chinese Food to America, Dies at 100

With her famed Mandarin restaurant in San Francisco, she enticed diners with the dishes she grew up with, leaving the American chop suey and chow mein era far behind.

#chiang-cecilia, #chinese-food-cuisine, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #deaths-obituaries, #mandarin-san-francisco-calif-restaurant, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

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San Francisco’s CAREN Bill Opposes 911 Racial Profiling

The legislation has an eye-catching acronym, CAREN, and would allow lawsuits against people who are motivated by bias when calling the police.

#black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #racial-profiling, #san-francisco-calif, #supreme-court-us

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Apple iPhone 12 Review: Superfast Speed, if You Can Find It

The new iPhone has an improved design, but it’s undermined by the wireless industry’s messy rollout of ultrafast 5G networks.

#5g-wireless-communications, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #iphone, #san-francisco-calif, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #verizon-communications-inc, #wireless-communications

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How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories

Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.

#chicago-ill, #conservation-biology-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #georgia, #michigan, #north-america, #ontario-canada, #presidio-national-park-calif, #research, #san-francisco-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

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A Rapid Test Offers Hope for Community Screening

In a small study in San Francisco, Abbott’s BinaxNOW identified infectious people nearly as accurately as a P.C.R. test.

#abbott-laboratories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #food-and-drug-administration, #hispanic-americans, #mission-district-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #tests-medical, #united-states, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-science

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$1,325,000 Homes for Sale in Connecticut, California and South Carolina

A Gothic Revival mansion in Old Lyme, a two-story condo in San Francisco and a 19th-century clapboard house in Charleston.

#charleston-sc, #old-lyme-conn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

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With Evictions Looming, Cities Revisit a Housing Experiment From the ’70s

Proposals giving tenants the right to purchase their building are being revived as the coronavirus puts renters at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #minneapolis-minn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif

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