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Some police officers and firefighters get paid over $300K in Boston
Being a police officer can be lucrative in BostonPhoto by Jordan on Unsplash. The latest data on the highest paid Boston city employees is now out and police officers and firefighters topped the list.Read full story
Three little known places to get a Covid vaccine in San Francisco
Here's what you need to know: - Kaiser will vaccinate you even though you are not a member - Safeway has an excellent interface which shows availability at all stores - Walmart has a vaccine machineRead full story
San Francisco stocks: Week of 4/5-4/9. An eye on Salesforce, Uber, and Airbnb.
Here is an amazing statistic: In 2020, a person with a $500K stock portfolio invested in a broad index of U.S. stocks made approximately as much money as the average family of four in the United States. That's right. An investor with a $500K stock portfolio made as much money by doing nothing as a family of four did by working every business day.Read full story
San Francisco offices are slowly opening. Uber has already opened its offices.
As Covid concerns recede, San Francisco companies are going back to work. Uber and Facebook are among some of the big names that have announced plans to reopen their offices. Uber has already opened its San Francisco office.Read full story
San Francisco will break open on April 15. Vaccines available to everyone and indoor venues will open.
San Francisco’s long fight against Covid will break open on April 15 when two momentous events happen:. The Covid vaccine will be available to everyone 16 and over. Indoor venues will open throughout California.Read full story
Covid Vaccine Update for San Francisco - When you will get the vaccine
This short video describes the recent updates to San Francisco's Covid vaccination policy. Find out who is eligible now and who will be eligible next.Read full story
Coinbase will go public on April 14 with ticker COIN on Nasdaq
Coinbase is going public next week. Coinbase is the largest crypto wallet in the United States with tens of millions of accounts. It makes its money by charging transaction fees.Read full story
Child mental health issues soar during the pandemic
Health is the new wealth. With Prince Harry joining a mental health startup in San Francisco, all signs point to a tidal wave of interest in the mental health of students, teachers, and people during the Covid crisis.Read full story
San Francisco Stocks in Q1: Dropbox, DocuSign, Upwork.
How has your financial situation changed during Covid? After a sharp drop in stock prices during Q1 of last year, the market has been booming. Major stock market indices, like the S&P 500, are up more than 70% from the March lows.Read full story
San Francisco Filmmaker Creates Video About Asian American Hate
Kerwin Berk, a San Francisco filmmaker, has produced a two-minute public service announcement that highlights the violence against Asian Americans. The short video features a split screen with dozens of Asian Americans actors discussing their everyday likes and dislikes. Some don't like to exercise, some don't like Phil Collins. The video then intersperses segments that show verbal and physical violence against Asian Americans. Towards the end of the video, the Asian American actors are shown saying, "I am your neighbor." The film ends with a violent scene in which someone runs across a street to push over an Asian American.Read full story
San Francisco Stocks in 2021: Salesforce, Airbnb, and Uber
Are you looking to invest in San Francisco stocks? Are you worried about a possible economic downturn coming to San Francisco? You should be, but don’t despair. There are plenty of great opportunities to make money in the local economy.Read full story
New Hampshire Sleuth Finds New Source for Shakespeare’s Plays
The origins of Shakespeare's plays have been a subject of great debate for centuries. Dennis McCarthy, a Shakespeare sleuth and New Hampshire resident, has made groundbreaking progress in the field by identifying Thomas North as the source of at least twelve plays attributed to Shakespeare.Read full story
I Got the Covid Vaccine in San Francisco. Here's What It Was Like.
The only way out is through. Have you been wondering what it is like to get vaccinated in San Francisco? Wondering what to expect when you go into a clinic or other location that offers vaccinations? You're not alone! There are many people who want to know more about this process and how they can prepare for it, so here we will explore some of the information that might be helpful for those considering getting the vaccine in San Francisco.Read full story
Crack Open Your Wallet to Buy a $135 Million Home in San Francisco. The rich are getting richer during Covid.
A bedroom for every night of the week. Get your wallet out and break open the piggy bank! Hidden among the posh homes in one of the most affluent areas of Silicon Valley, the Green Gables estate in Woodside is on the market for the first time ever.Read full story
Farmworkers Get Covid Vaccine from Mobile Units. This program is a first.
Strawberry fields are forever. Carlsbad is famous for its strawberry fields, and for good reason: they’re a decade-old landmark that’s visible from Interstate 5. This is where the first fieldworkers in the state received the Covid vaccine.Read full story
Short Salmon: No more fishy fish in the San Francisco area due to de-watering by Big Ag.
You have to be at least 24 inches. Uh oh. Recreational ocean salmon fishing has been curtailed on most of the California coast. The Sacramento River and Klamath River are both recovering from poor stock assessments.Read full story
Get the Covid Vaccine Sooner by Volunteering at a Vaccination Site. Healthy people are due to get the vaccine in May.
With the announcement that people with comorbidities are next in line for the Covid vaccine, you may be wondering when you are going to get the vaccine. Vaccinating people with comorbidities is going to take a long time: It's estimated that 33% of the population fits that category. Given that it has taken two months to get the first doses to about 20% of the people in California it could be May before healthy people get their first vaccine.Read full story
What the Covid Stimulus Bill Has For You and For San Francisco. It's more than $1400 checks.
Everyone knows that the new $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus has $1400 checks in it for many people. But that's actually a small part of the bill. What else is in it?. California is expected to get $42.6 billion from the Covid stimulus bill which is expected to pass today. That includes:Read full story