Only Half of All Hotel Rooms for Homeless Filled in California

By Evan Symon : californiaglobe – excerpt San Diego, Orange Counties at 30% or below capacity On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom’s office released Project Roomkey data showing that just over 7,000 of the nearly 17,000 state and FEMA-leased hotel rooms and trailers set aside for homeless use during the coronavirus pandemic have been filled. Lower … More Only Half of All Hotel Rooms for Homeless Filled in California

CA Governor Newsom admits economic bankruptcy,..

By Carl Herman : carlherman – excerpt threatens First Responders as ‘first laid-off’ but LIES in omission of two proven solutions for full funding championed by leading Americans for 200+ years: monetary reform + public banking… Colleagues and I presenting this data have written and presented at professional international economic conferences and have zero challenges … More CA Governor Newsom admits economic bankruptcy,..

Stephen Kessler | Progressives are the new conservatives

By Stephen Kessler :santacruzsentinel – excerpt While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will dominate our local, national and international reality for some time yet, eventually Santa Cruz will once again be faced, as former councilman Chris Krohn reminded us last month in this space, with the same issues as before. While it’s easy to point the … More Stephen Kessler | Progressives are the new conservatives

Feds charge former SF building commissioner Rodrigo Santos with bank fraud

By Michael Barca : sfexaminer – excerpt A former San Francisco building commissioner has been charged with bank fraud for allegedly pocketing funds meant to be paid to city agencies, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Rodrigo Santos, the co-founder of a structural engineering company, is accused of depositing more than $478,000 into his personal bank account … More Feds charge former SF building commissioner Rodrigo Santos with bank fraud

GOP prepares to hit the gas on Trump nominees

By Jordain Carney : thehill – excerpt Senate Republicans are preparing to fire up the nominations engine when they return to Washington next week. GOP senators are discussing ways to advance several key nominations after a five-week recess temporarily threw the future of President Trump’s picks into limbo. To accomplish that, they plan to press … More GOP prepares to hit the gas on Trump nominees

In the city’s biggest study to date, researchers test 4,204 people in the Mission District for COVID-19

By Lydia Chávez and Julian Mark : missionlocal – excerpt Update, Wednesday, April 29, 5:54 p.m. In an extraordinary effort, UCSF researchers and volunteers tested 4,204 people over four days who live or work in the Mission District, according to Diane Jones, a retired HIV nurse and the liaison with the UCSF researchers and the … More In the city’s biggest study to date, researchers test 4,204 people in the Mission District for COVID-19

In pandemic, it’s ‘us versus them’

By Lizzie Johnson : sfchronicle – ecxerpt When Nevada County outside of Lake Tahoe became a coronavirus hot spot, tensions grew between year-round locals and those escaping cities TRUCKEE — The coronavirus pandemic at first seemed impossibly distant to residents of the hamlets ringing Lake Tahoe. It was winter, and snowdrifts pillowed the Sierra Nevada. … More In pandemic, it’s ‘us versus them’