Veritas, San Francisco’s largest landlord with reported $3B in assets, received PPP ‘small business’ loan

By Joe Eskenazi : missionlocal – excerpt Veritas, the massive real estate company that owns more than 200 San Francisco properties and in recent years reported a value exceeding $3 billion, was the recipient of a Payroll Protection Program loan of the sort ostensibly earmarked for small businesses. “We applied for and received a Payroll … More Veritas, San Francisco’s largest landlord with reported $3B in assets, received PPP ‘small business’ loan

Now that Twitter employees can work at home forever, what’s to become of its headquarters?

By Brock Keeling : curbed – excerpt The tech titan’s move into an Art Deco monolith in Mid-Market was supposed to be a symbol of change. Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, emailed his employees Tuesday to tell them that they can work from home permanently, even after the pandemic’s shelter-in-place order ends. “If our employees are … More Now that Twitter employees can work at home forever, what’s to become of its headquarters?

Tech Workers Consider Escaping Silicon Valley’s Sky-High Rents

By Sarah Frier : bloomberg – excerpt After major companies announce their employees won’t need to come in, many are recalculating the cost of living near the office… Both Facebook and Google have announced that most people won’t need to come in this year, and Twitter Inc. has told some workers that if they wish … More Tech Workers Consider Escaping Silicon Valley’s Sky-High Rents

Fate of Small Businesses not looking good, Paycheck Protection Program not getting to intended recipients

Linked in editor via email : linkedin Small businesses that make up the fabric of communities and daily life in every corner the U.S. are closing their doors forever after the pandemic and subsequent closures ground income to a halt. Despite multiple programs launched aimed at helping local firms survive, 100,000 have already shuttered, according … More Fate of Small Businesses not looking good, Paycheck Protection Program not getting to intended recipients

‘Hub’ plan at Market and Van Ness faces key vote

By Ida Mojadad : sfexaminer – examiner Project would make room for more than 15,000 more residents in the transit-rich area Planning officials on Thursday will weigh key approvals to upzone the area of Market and Van Ness, a plan which could make room for more than 15,000 more residents in the transit-rich area. The … More ‘Hub’ plan at Market and Van Ness faces key vote

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

Fashion Innovation to Tackle Climate Change

By Teresa Madaleno : madalenomagazine – excerpt When we break down the basic supply chain of a garment, we have to consider crop production, fiber production, clothing production, and distribution. To bring seed to life requires machinery that is fueled in order to operate, to make fibers, spinning and chemical processing is needed, and garment making … More Fashion Innovation to Tackle Climate Change