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California Lawmakers Plead: Fight Virus, Don’t Pack Beaches

(AP) – With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of infection. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that the number of people hospitalized across the state spiked to more than 1,000, and that overnight the number of people admitted to intensive care units doubled from 200 to more than 400. He said the numbers are relatively modest in comparison to the 52,000 confirmed cas...
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Webinar Will Tackle Transitioning to a Work-From-Home Business Model

Small businesses conferences and events have been, for the most part, put on hold or cancelled as we all endure the disruption coronavirus has caused. When things finally get back to normal — hopefully sooner than later — it’ll be great to connect and re-connect with others. Until then, we still have a chance to connect with events like the one coming up on Wednesday, April 1. That’s when Results Resourcing hosts a webinar called, Business Virtual – A Crash Course for Entrepreneurs. And the top...
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Whicker: Jim Wynn Cannon-ized pitchers throughout the National League

Jim Wynn was ahead of his time, even when he was out of place. A home-run hitter in Houston’s Astrodome, at least in its old configuration, was like a fisherman in the Mojave. Put a 5-foot-9 guy in the batter’s box, surround him with guys who hit soft singles when they hit at all, and Wynn has to be recognized as one of the unlikeliest power sources in baseball history. Wynn had 291 home runs, most of them executed from the heels. In 1967, Wynn had 37. Some modern analysts project that as a 50-h...
Tags: New York, Milwaukee, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Mlb, Willie Mays, Houston, Los-angeles-dodgers, Cincinnati, Steve Garvey, Alexander, Houston Chronicle, Jim


Federal prosecutors oppose Micheal Avenatti’s bail bid citing coronavirus threat

SANTA ANA — Federal prosecutors in Orange County have filed court papers objecting to a request that bail be set for convicted attorney Michael Avenatti, arguing there is nothing special about his situation in New York City, where a fellow jail inmate has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Avenatti “offers no evidence that being inside of a Bureau of Prison facility is more dangerous — to him — than being outside one,” the prosecutors wrote. “But the danger to the community from such a release is ...
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Federal prosecutors oppose Michael Avenatti’s bail bid citing coronavirus threat

SANTA ANA — Federal prosecutors in Orange County have filed court papers objecting to a request that bail be set for convicted attorney Michael Avenatti, arguing there is nothing special about his situation in New York City, where a fellow jail inmate has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Avenatti “offers no evidence that being inside of a Bureau of Prison facility is more dangerous — to him — than being outside one,” the prosecutors wrote. “But the danger to the community from such a release is ...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, Orange County, Orange, Donald Trump, Santa Ana, SeaWorld San Diego, Metropolitan Correctional Center, City News Service


‘Minyan’: Film Review

Best known for the unexpectedly soul-shattering San Francisco suicide doc “The Bridge,” indie filmmaker Eric Steel came out and came of age in 1980s New York at a moment just before AIDS devastated the city’s gay community. Such timing must have been surreal, to assume something so liberating about one’s own identity, only to watch […]
Tags: Reviews, New York, San Francisco, Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Eric Steel, Minyan, Samuel H. Levine


L.A. County receives 200 coronavirus kits in first shipment from abroad

The first 200 of the 20,000 coronavirus testing kits from a South Korean biotech company arrived in Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, with another 1,200 set to arrive in the next few days, according to an L.A. County spokesman. City and county leaders said Monday that significant reinforcements were on their way in the effort to ramp up testing for COVID-19, announcing that the L.A. City Council and the L.A. Board of Supervisors jointly spent $1.25 million to immediately purchase 20,000 tests fro...
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Here's everything we know about how San Francisco has battled the coronavirus pandemic as its number of confirmed infections hits 279 and the city prepares for a surge in cases

The city has declared a state of emergency, entered a three-week shelter-in-place order, and now it's gearing up for an expected surge in cases.
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ANALYSIS: Tag-team chief executives Newsom and Garcetti face fiercest common foe yet: coronavirus

With a backdrop of a massive Navy hospital ship behind them, the leader of the nation’s most populous state and his counterpart at the nation’s second-largest city faced cameras on Friday, March 27. The common goal: “Bend the curve” for COVIC-19. Defeat it. As Gov. Gavin Newsom met with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday in Los Angeles, they came together in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. It is not, however, the first crisis the two have faced. In Newsom’s relatively short tenure as gover...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, New York, News, Navy, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fox News, Getty, Disneyland


International LGBTQ films and TV

Let’s go on a gaycation. We can fall in love in Italy or have a San Francisco affair. We can don our best drag for an Australian road trip, or visit small-town America to shake up the local scene. If lounging by a lake in Provence is more your style, we can do that, too, though Miami’s waters are far warmer this time of year. Better yet — let’s do it all. We don’t need a train, plane, or automobile to get there. As long as you’ve got a secure WiFi connection and a device that can stream cont...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, Australia, NYC, Washington, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Paris, Dolly Parton, Italy, Sydney, Oscar


'It was my decision': TripActions CEO said it's slashing benefits, closing offices, and its cofounders are cutting their pay in half just days after laying off one-fourth of its workforce

The $4 billion corporate travel startup TripActions is making several cuts in addition to laying off employees in an effort to outlast the global halt to travel, cofounder and CEO Ariel Cohen told Business Insider. The Andreessen-backed startup is implementing pay cuts for remaining employees, removing its fitness stipend, and closed its Chicago office, effective Thursday.  The startup cut 296 employees on Tuesday via a companywide Zoom meeting, a situation that Cohen said was challenging but ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, US, San Francisco, Trends, Andreessen, Chicago, United States, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Business Insider, Cohen, Ariel Cohen, Tripactions, Ariel Cohen Cohen


Rural Airbnbs are the stars of the suddenly struggling vacation-rental platform, as Americans flee cities to escape the coronavirus

Airbnbs in some rural areas saw a surge in bookings last week even as travel ground to halt across most of the US, according to AirDNA. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on Airbnb as well as many hosts who have had to refund guests after the company overrode their cancellation policies. However, as Americans flee COVID-19 hotspots in large cities, some surrounding areas are actually seeing record-high bookings. The trend may be temporary, as the US has yet to see the full economic...
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Now might be the perfect time to rethink your fundraising approach

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What to expect when pitching European VCs First mover advantage: Does it matter...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Coronavirus, COVID-19


15 movies you'll be able to watch at home much earlier than expected as theaters shut down

As major movie-theater chains close in the US due to the coronavirus, studios are releasing movies early to video-on-demand. They include Warner Bros.' "Birds of Prey," Sony's "Bloodshot," and Universal's "The Invisible Man." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This story was originally published on March 17 and will be updated as more movies become available on digital early. As theaters across the US close due to the coronavirus pandemic, movies that were recently on the big...
Tags: Amazon, London, Lionsgate, Ben Affleck, Disney, Dc Comics, US, San Francisco, Trends, Sony, Harley Quinn, Jesus, Amc Theatres, Jamie Foxx, Warner Bros, Houston


Instacart shoppers are planning a nationwide strike to demand better safety protections and pay amid COVID-19

Instacart shoppers, led by the folks over at Gig Workers Collective, are planning a nationwide strike in protest of the company’s practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice first reported. Shoppers, who are responsible for grocery shopping and deliveries, say they have urged Instacart to take proper safety precautions, such as providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant products, but “have been ignored,” Gig Workers Collective wrote in a post today. On March 30, shoppers will strike and not ret...
Tags: Food, TC, San Francisco, Tech, House Of Representatives, Instacart, Personnel, Gig workers, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Gig Workers Collective


San Francisco is getting 3 new drive-thru sites for coronavirus testing as the city's number of confirmed cases climbs to 279

Three new drive-thru test sites will roll out in San Francisco next week to increase testing capacity for the coronavirus disease. Including the four mobile sites that are already in place, there will be seven such sites in the city. The news comes as the number of confirmed cases in San Francisco has reached 279. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. San Francisco is rolling out three new drive-thru sites for the testing of the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19. According ...
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Newsom Takes New Tone With Trump As He Steers California During Coronavirus Crisis

(CNN) — For Gavin Newsom, the call that triggered California’s full crisis response came in the middle of the night on March 6, and he was waiting for it. The state’s lab had been working through the night, and one of his cabinet secretaries was on the line telling him 21 of the 42 crewmembers and passengers tested for coronavirus aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship, which was idling in international waters off California’s coast, had tested positive. Newsom hung up and immediately called Dona...
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How I've been using free, virtual Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to connect and stay sober while under COVID-19 isolation

Hundreds of online AA meetings are now available from all over the world, connecting people in some of the hardest-hit areas of the COVID-19 outbreak.   The meetings address a vulnerability for alcoholics – isolation – and help to recreate the community that keeps many sober.  AA meetings were held online previously, but never this many, with this many people attending. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. You can find online meetings here.  In accordance with A...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, China, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Spain, Italy, New Orleans, Seattle, Business Insider, Sam Malone, Castro District of San Francisco


Basically a House Plant

I lol’d hard: Yup. I’m trying to drink as much water as I can but I apparently am not doing good enough — I’ll do better, I promise. I need to survive this. Random: This drone footage of San Francisco during the Shelter in Place is surreal—only a month or so ago I was walking these streets on the regular and now… this:
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How I've been using free virtual Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to connect and stay sober while in COVID-19 isolation

Hundreds of online AA meetings are now available from all over the world, connecting people in some of the hardest-hit areas of the COVID-19 outbreak. The meetings address a vulnerability for alcoholics — isolation — and help to recreate the community that keeps many sober. AA meetings were held online previously, but never this many, with this many people attending. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. You can find online meetings here. In accordance with AA's ...
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Coyotes on the streets of San Francisco

La espectacular imagen de un coyote sobre el puente Golden Gate, en San Francisco. La llegada de animales salvajes a las ciudades desiertas es un hecho #COVID2019 #QuedateEnTuCasa #COVID19 #LugaresyMás pic.twitter.com/7rTpKbt7W2— Lugares y Más (@_LugaresyMas) March 25, 2020 While coyotes are occasionally spotted in San Francisco's parks, the shelter-in-place mandate has seemingly made the beautiful animals more comfortable wandering around the mostly empty city. From SFGATE: There h...
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Coyotes are roaming San Francisco's empty streets as the city's shelter-in-place order keeps people in their homes

Coyotes are being spotted in San Francisco as the city and region hunkers down due to a shelter-in-place order to contain the coronavirus disease. The animals are native to California and were once seen in the bay until hunting and poisoning nearly wiped them out. The canines are taking advantage of the city's empty, humanless streets as the number of confirmed cases in the city hit 223. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. San Francisco has all but turned into a ghost town as...
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The Perfect Window for a First Impression

Arian Agrawal and Arjun Naskar never crossed paths at M.I.T. But after graduation, and after both had moved to San Francisco, he saw an intriguing woman, who lived in the building next door.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Fashion and apparel, Weddings and Engagements, Indian-Americans, Arian Agrawal, Arjun Naskar


California Cities Could See Coronavirus Outbreaks As Bad As NYC, Officials Say

(CNN) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had a grim warning about the coronavirus pandemic for cities in California and across the country. “No matter where you are, this is coming to you,” Garcetti said in an online address Thursday. “Everybody is the new ‘whatever the worst city is’ right now. Take all the measures you can now to make sure people are home.” California has reported 3,006 cases, the highest number behind the country’s hardest hit states — New York, New Jersey and Washington. At l...
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THE WORD IS HERO

Drone Pilot Flies Drone With a Roll of Toilet Paper Across San Francisco to a Quarantined Friend in Need (Thanks to Jim Kenaston)
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Haunting Drone Footage Of Empty San Francisco Looks Like An Apocalypse Movie

The empty city looks eerie amid shelter-in-place orders aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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United States: City Of San Francisco To Provide Paid Sick Leave For Private Sector Workers Impacted By COVID-19 - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On March 16, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the Workers and Families First Program, which will provide paid sick leave...
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88 Out of Top 200 US Cities Have Seen Internet Speeds Decline This Past Week

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: The impacts of telecommuting, shelter-in-place laws and home quarantines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak are starting to impact broadband speeds across a number of U.S. cities, a new report has found. According to broadband analysis site BroadbandNow, 88 out of the top 200 most populous U.S. cities analyzed have now experienced some form of network degradation over the past week, compared with the 10 weeks prior, as more people are going ...
Tags: New York City, US, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Seattle, San Jose CA, Oxnard, Winston Salem NC, LA Chicago Brooklyn


One Minute of Calm

We need moments of calm now more than ever, so I've set up a site where I'm posting one-minute videos of scenes from the natural world in California's Marin, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, as well as Golden Gate Park and the Presidio in San Francisco: One Minute of Calm   [Author: edbatista]
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ISP Monkeybrains cries foul over coronavirus fees after requesting more bandwidth. Zayo says it was all a mistake

Presumed pandemic profiteering may be just confused staff Analysis Earlier this week, Monkeybrains, a San-Francisco-based internet service provider, asked ZayoGroup, a communication infrastructure biz based in Boulder, Colorado, to temporarily upgrade a network circuit from 2Gbps to 10Gbps.…
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