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.

#accidents-and-safety, #alexandria-va, #appalachian-region, #archives-and-records, #arkansas, #art, #audible-com, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bentonville-ark, #caesar-julius, #christian-science, #christians-and-christianity, #clapton-eric, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-university, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #internet-archive, #jesus-christ, #kahle-brewster, #louisiana, #methodist-church, #monae-janelle, #nelson-willie, #new-orleans-la, #newark-nj, #ohio, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rensselaer-polytechnic-institute, #restaurants, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #san-francisco-calif, #stained-glass, #states-us, #troy-ny, #united-methodist-church, #wayback-machine, #west-virginia, #wines

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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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Pandemic, Unrest, Fires? An M.L.B. Rookie Still Smashes Home Runs

Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners is a top contender for the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a shortened season upended by postponements and delays.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewis-kyle-1995, #major-league-baseball, #oakland-athletics, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-giants, #seattle-mariners, #wildfires

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Now It’s Not Safe at Home Either. Wildfires Bring Ashen Air Into the House.

Our reporter, a San Francisco resident, describes family life amid a pandemic and a natural disaster.

#san-francisco-calif, #wildfires

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Hotel Housekeepers Say New Cleaning Protocols Put Their Jobs at Risk

The hotel industry says doing away with daily room cleanings keeps guests and staff safe. But housekeepers say it is a step toward cutting earnings and job security.

#american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #building-service-employees, #cleaning-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #marriott-international-inc, #organized-labor, #san-francisco-calif, #sheraton-hotelsresorts, #travel-and-vacations, #unite-here, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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Drag Queens Deliver Dinner and a Show in San Francisco

Oasis, a cabaret and nightclub, closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now its drag queens are bringing food and a curbside performance to people’s front doors.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #san-francisco-calif, #small-business

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I Live in California. How Do I Know It’s Safe to Go Outside?

A high-tech sensor network brought me closer to the natural cycles of my environment.

#air-pollution, #california, #global-warming, #san-francisco-calif, #sensors, #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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Is Virtual Burning Man the Internet’s Ultimate Test?

The cyberdelic extravaganza is online for the first time because of the pandemic. But maybe that’s not as strange as it might seem.

#burning-man-festival, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creativity, #deserts, #festivals, #harvey-larry, #nevada, #san-francisco-calif, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers

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A Salvadoran-American Assembles the Fragments of a Violent Cultural History

“Unforgetting,” by the journalist Roberto Lovato, examines the long and bloody relationship between the United States and El Salvador through the prism of his family.

#books-and-literature, #el-salvador, #immigration-and-emigration, #lovato-robert-1963, #salvadoran-americans, #san-francisco-calif, #unforgetting-a-memoir-of-family-migration-gangs-and-revolution-in-the-americas-book, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Black Nurse Saved Lives. Today She May Save Art.

Once a slave, Biddy Mason went on to a life of extraordinary accomplishments. The fact that she figures in W.P.A. murals in San Francisco may save them from destruction.

#art, #black-people, #mason-biddy, #murals, #san-francisco-calif, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #zakheim-bernard-1898-1985

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What to Know About Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice

Ms. Harris, a California senator who is the first woman of color to join a major party’s national ticket, ran for president against Mr. Biden last year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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A Look at Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice

Ms. Harris, a California senator who is the first woman of color to join a major party’s national ticket, ran for president against Mr. Biden last year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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For P.G.A. Championship, Harding Park Is a Muni Fit for a Major

Crews worked to play up the course’s cypress trees, bunkers and proximity to Lake Merced even as local duffers tramped on what “may be the most unpretentious site ever to host a major.”

#golf, #pga-championship, #san-francisco-calif, #tpc-harding-park

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Chanel Miller’s Secret Source of Strength

“Drawing was a way for me to see that I was still there,” says the author, who refuses to be defined by an assault. A new mural in San Francisco is her museum debut.

#art, #asian-art-museum, #asian-americans, #know-my-name-book, #miller-chanel, #museums, #san-francisco-calif, #sex-crimes, #turner-brock-allen

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At Harding Park, a Reborn Golf Course Honors a Forgotten President

This week’s P.G.A. Championship site is named for Warren G. Harding. The course’s reputation has fared better than his did.

#golf, #harding-warren-g, #pga-championship, #professional-golfers-assn, #san-francisco-calif, #teapot-dome-scandal

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

#ann-arbor-mich, #berkeley-calif, #boston-mass, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #davidson-college, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-week, #harvard-university, #house-of-representatives, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #michigan, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantines, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #states-us, #tuition, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-massachusetts, #university-of-michigan

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San Francisco Fire Displaces Dozens, Engulfs Multiple Buildings [Video]

One firefighter was injured in a five-alarm blaze that engulfed six buildings in the city’s South of Market neighborhood on Tuesday.

#fires-and-firefighters, #san-francisco-calif

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Look to Local Prosecutors for Police Reform

We shouldn’t trust the reports of officers with prior misconduct.

#false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #san-francisco-calif, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Everlane’s Promise of ‘Radical Transparency’ Unravels

Employees past and present are challenging management, saying the company’s ethical image was an illusion.

#advertising-and-marketing, #corporate-social-responsibility, #customer-relations, #design, #discrimination, #everlane-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #start-ups, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

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Will It Take a Clever Acronym to Stop Racially Motivated 911 Calls?

A San Francisco politician thinks a new bill — named the “Caren Act” — could be what it takes to get people’s attention, and limit potential harm.

#police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-board-of-supervisors

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Its Top Curator Gone, SFMOMA Reviews Its Record on Race

The senior curator resigned amid anger among staff that boiled over when he used the term “reverse discrimination” — and now the museum is trying to address additional staff complaints.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #beasley-kevin, #benezra-neal, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #dsouza-aruna, #discrimination, #fisher-robert-j, #garrels-gary, #jenson-maria, #museums, #no-neutral-alliance, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art, #somarts-cultural-center

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My Uncle Died of Covid-19 in America. In China, Would He Have Lived?

My father, a Chinese pulmonologist, believes his brother could have been saved.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #nanchang-china, #politics-and-government, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-general-hospital, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #taiwan, #united-states, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #wuhan-china

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Public Transit Officials Fear Virus Could Send Systems Into ‘Death Spiral’

Transit leaders are urging Congress to provide billions of dollars in aid, and warn of dire consequences if they decline.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-city, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #subways, #transit-systems, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #boudin-chesa, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #facial-recognition-software, #larsen-chris-1960, #police, #police-reform, #privacy, #ripple-labs-inc, #san-francisco-calif, #security-and-warning-systems, #surveillance, #virtual-currency

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University of Kentucky Is Sued Over Mural With Slavery Scene

An alumnus has filed a suit to save a fresco at the University of Kentucky that depicts enslaved people; a Black artist whose work is shown with it also wants the mural to stay.

#art, #berry-tanya, #berry-wendell, #black-people, #capilouto-eli, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #lexington-ky, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #murals, #national-coalition-against-censorship, #native-americans, #new-deal-1930s, #ohanlon-ann-rice-1908-98, #olivier-karyn, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-life-of-washington, #university-of-kentucky, #washington-george-1732-99, #witness-art-work

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The Mug Shot Is a Crime Story Staple. Newsrooms Are Turning Away.

The San Francisco Police Department said it would no longer release mug shots because they reinforce racial biases, joining a growing movement by newspapers and broadcasters to curtail their use.

#black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #news-and-news-media, #photography, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #scott-william-san-francisco-calif-police-chief

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Did a Mountain Lion Kill 3 Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo?

Two wallaroos and a red kangaroo were found dead in an outdoor exhibit days before a young mountain lion was captured in the city.

#kangaroos, #mountain-lions-and-cougars, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-zoo, #zoos

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Two More Rings for the Home Team

Lindsay Hirsch and Dustin Schneider had to find a new spot to be married. The Golden State Warriors welcomed the couple.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golden-state-warriors, #san-francisco-calif, #weddings-and-engagements

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Food That’s a Business and a Comfort

A San Francisco-based Malaysian chef is keeping busy during the pandemic with a diverse business model that has allowed her to improvise and generate revenue.

#azalinas-san-francisco-calif-restaurant, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #eusope-azalina, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #small-business

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Former Bumble Bee C.E.O. Is Sentenced in Tuna Price-Fixing Scheme

Christopher Lischewski was ordered to serve 40 months in prison for his lead role in a yearslong conspiracy to fix the price of canned tuna.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bumble-bee-foods, #delrahim-makan, #justice-department, #san-francisco-calif, #starkist-co, #thai-union-frozen-products-pci, #tuna

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Asian Art Museum to Remove Bust of Patron. That’s Just a Start.

The museum will also hold public programs to examine Avery Brundage’s legacy, as well as questions around restitution, and work on “decolonizing’’ the museum.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #asian-art-museum, #brundage-avery, #museums, #san-francisco-calif, #xu-jay

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Older Adults Remain Isolated Despite Reopening. These Programs Help.

Volunteer efforts have popped up across the country to help ease the lingering isolation of the pandemic among older Americans, creating connections and unexpected friendships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #plano-tex, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #san-francisco-calif, #single-persons, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Fire Destroys Warehouse at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

One firefighter was injured in the four-alarm blaze at Fisherman’s Wharf early on Saturday morning, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #fires-and-firefighters, #fishermans-wharf, #pier-45, #san-francisco-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #ss-jeremiah-obrien-ship

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The Cities We Need

America’s cities were once engines of growth and opportunity. In this crisis, how can we save them?

#discrimination, #education, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #new-york-city, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation, #urban-areas, #zoning

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The Coronavirus Is Worsening Class Divides in San Francisco

One of the city’s poorest neighborhoods faces a looming health crisis as its most vulnerable residents — and medical advice — are overlooked.

#breed-london, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantines, #san-francisco-calif, #unemployment

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Why Michael Savage Is Blasting Hannity and the Right-Wing Media on the Virus

Mr. Savage, the conservative radio host, is still loyal to President Trump but says right-wing media got it all wrong by doubting the severity of the coronavirus early on.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hannity-sean, #limbaugh-rush, #presidio-trust, #quarantines, #radio, #san-francisco-calif, #savage-michael

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California’s Coronavirus Shutdowns Set the Tone. What’s Its Next Step?

A state once considered one of the most vulnerable to coronavirus infections has kept deaths comparatively low, and is cautiously looking at next steps.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #san-francisco-calif

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