Local briefs

  • SF – ANNOUNCEMENTS  Next Phase of Reopening to Begin on Monday, September 14

    SF – ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Phase of Reopening to Begin on Monday, September 14

    (Photo shared from Radio.com website) Mayor London Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, co-Chair of the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force, announced that San Francisco is moving forward with additional reopening on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. In addition to the previously announced businesses and activities planned for mid-September, indoor personal

  • BREAKING: Uber and Lyft Suffer Another Legal Blow Over Misclassification 

    BREAKING: Uber and Lyft Suffer Another Legal Blow Over Misclassification 

    by wire services Just weeks after Attorney General declared the companies’ misclassification illegal, PUC’s decision is another massive blow to gig corporations’ effort to buy their own law on November ballot Sacramento — The California Public Utilities Commission ruled today that Uber and Lyft drivers are employees under California law, adding even more pressure on

  • Coronavirus Aid to Small Businesses for coronavirus crisis

    Coronavirus Aid to Small Businesses for coronavirus crisis

    Here’s how to get a small business loan under the $349 billion coronavirus aid bill By Aaron Gregg March 30, 2020 The Washington Post The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed last week, officially known as the CARES Act, includes nearly $350 billion for a federal small business loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program.

  • Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Evictions Shamefully Misleads Public 

    Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Evictions Shamefully Misleads Public 

    Today, Governor Newsom released an executive order on the issue of evictions. While the press release from the Governor describes it as a “moratorium on evictions” – this is an extremely dangerous mischaracterization. The order still allows landlords to file and serve evictions – even today – and does little to nothing to actually protect

  • Seven Bay Area jurisdictions order residents to stay home

    Seven Bay Area jurisdictions order residents to stay home

    COVID-19 spread reduces activity to only most essential needs.   Santa Clara, CA – Seven health officers within six Bay Area counties are taking a bold, unified step to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve critical health care capacity across the region. On March 16, the Public health officers of Alameda, Contra

  • Fur Industry Challenges San Francisco Fur Ban

    Fur Industry Challenges San Francisco Fur Ban

    FICA: San Francisco’s Attack on Consumer Choice is Unconstitutional   Released by Fur Information Council of America   Monday January 13, 2020 (Porter Ranch, CA) —Today the Fur Information Council of America (FICA) applauds the filing of a lawsuit seeking to overturn San Francisco’s ban on the sale of new fur and fur trimmed coats.