Showing posts from March, 2020

Coronavirus: SF General Hospital ER staffer has COVID-19, workers file complaint claiming lack of protections

The March 16 letter, written by Denis McComb, district manager for Cal/OSHA’s San Francisco office, ordered the city to investigate the allegations and report findings to Cal/OSHA. San Francisco General responded on Tuesday, with Ehrlich saying the hospital investigated the allegations and determined that it’s  satisfying all regulations designed to protect its workers. “During our investigation, we did not find anything that constituted a violation of (regulations),” she wrote. “Should you have or obtain additional information with regards to the alleged failure to meet ... requirements, we will be happy to investigate further.” Cal/OSHA is not investigating the hospital over the complaints, and it  San Francisco News is not issuing any citations, the letter to the hospital said. If the hospital’s inquiry into the investigation or its response is deemed inadequate, an inspection could be conducted, said Frank Polizzi, spokesman for the state Department of Industrial R

COVID-19 impact on marijuana businesses in San Francisco

The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for many businesses to operate. But an industry that hasn’t been forced to totally shut its doors is the marijuana industry. When San Francisco Mayor London Breed shut down the city and all non-essential businesses last month, Drakari Donaldson and other dispensary owners fought to remain open. They won that battle. As for the war? It’s still an ongoing battle. “Trying to do this whole transition from a store that was made to give off an in person experience that’s suppose to be warm and welcoming for the novice smoker all the way up to the expert smoker,” Donaldson said. “We are trying to figure out how to transition to San Francisco News people so they can see what we have and learn about stuff without actually being in the store. California Street Cannabis has since updated its pick-up policy to adhere to city rules and make it easier for consumers to enjoy their products. “Our menu is categorized to acces

Coronavirus: San Francisco reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, 178 total

For a fourth consecutive day, San Francisco saw its count of confirmed coronavirus patients increase by double digits. Health officials on Wednesday reported an additional 26 cases, bringing the city and county’s total to 178, surpassing adjacent San Mateo County for the second-most in the Bay Area. The Wednesday morning numbers likely did not include a positive  San Francisco News test revealed by the San Francisco Police Officers Association later in the day. The SFPOA released a statement announcing a second officer has tested positive for COVID-19 a day after a sergeant assigned to the Special Victims Unit at the Hall of Justice tested positive. SFPD said Tuesday the sergeant’s partner was also feeling ill and did not report to work on Monday or Tuesday, but it is unclear if the partner is the second officer to test positive. In his statement, SFPOA president Tony Montoya called on Mayor London Breed to implement a public safety fast-track testing protocol “s

San Francisco residents come together to deliver groceries to the elderly amid crisis

“Any way we can help is really important even if it is a delivery, a phone call or finding organizations where we can donate.” Neighbors in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighbourhood are  San Francisco News  giving back to their community. So far a group of 100 volunteers organized to pick up and deliver groceries to their elderly neighbors — and they’re doing it all for free. She said it all started as a post on social media, on the Next Door app. Word quickly spread and she was pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming responses. Now dozens of people are helping out right here in the neighborhood. “In my opinion we’re not doctors, we don’t have a cure. We don’t have the vaccine, but we can at least help deliver groceries,” Kathleen So said. “We can still help give our neighbors the resources they needed.” So lives in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood. As more news came out about the coronavirus, she says she immediately thought about her older neigh

Coronavirus brings an end to California’s good-times budget. How bad will it get?

you create enough disruption, it’s not so easy to go back,” Mitchell said. “So you could be looking at a very prolonged period here in California where the underlying economy is not good.” Under a moderate recession scenario modelled by state finance officials — larger than the dot-com bust of 2001 but not as bad as what happened in 2008 — California would lose $50 billion in tax revenue over two years. Declines of $15 billion to $20 billion would continue for several more years as the economy clawed back to recovery. “Conditions are incredibly fluid and dynamic,” said H.D. Palmer,  San Francisco News a spokesman for the Department of Finance. “We’re going to have a better sense four to five weeks from now what the world looks like than we do today.” Gabriel Petek, the nonpartisan legislative analyst, warned in a memo last week that “abrupt and nearly across-the-board curtailment of spending that now underway sets it apart from previous downturns.” His office expects tha

California’s good-times budget.

 In a January budget proposal of record size, Gov. Gavin Newsom touted a projected multibillion-dollar surplus and new programs to reshape homeless services, boost wildfire prevention and provide health care for immigrant seniors living in the country illegally. That plan has been dashed by the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which experts say is pushing the U.S. into a recession. Although Newsom does not have to unveil a revised 2020-21 spending plan  San Francisco News until May, it’s clear that the widespread shutdown of California’s economy will take a huge bite out of the personal income, corporate and sales taxes that fund much of the state budget. The governor and lawmakers are facing scaled-back wish lists and the likelihood that they won’t be able to put this budget to rest even for months after it’s due. Newsom has nevertheless expressed confidence about what’s to come. At a news conference last week, he stressed that “nothing about o

Bay Area orders ‘shelter in place,’ only essential businesses open in 6 counties

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty California Street at Polk as the city began to shut down following an order to shelter in place in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The six Bay Area counties issued a shelter in place order for residents to try and curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus. 13A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty California Street at Polk as the city began to shut down following an order to shelter in place in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The six Bay Area counties issued a shelter in place order for residents to try and curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Jennifer Vaughn poses in front of the Starline Social Club she used to attend but now is boarded up due to the lockdown on Monday, March 16, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. 13Jennifer Vaughn poses in front of the Starline Social Club she used to attend but now is boarded up due to the lockdown on Monday, March 16, 2020, in 

Heroic leaders, bighearted residents offer hope

Little Free Libraries in the Bay Area, once a charming home for dog-eared Tom Clancy novels or an extra copy of “Goodnight Moon,” are turning into coronavirus supply stations — filling with food, soap and rolls of that most sought-after item: toilet paper. The local libraries reflect a national trend, according to officials from the nonprofit that started the program, who noticed a shift beginning more than a week ago. Along with staples aimed toward survival, items for self-medicating have shown up as well, including Girl Scout cookies and at least one small bottle of Jack Daniel’s bourbon. Linda Cazares of Alameda converted her free library to a pantry  San Francisco News a few days ago, after remembering a coffee shop in San Diego, near a large homeless population, which had two library boxes — one for books and one for food. Robin Carr had a dinner reservation last Sunday night at Original Joe’s, a favourite spot near her North Beach home. But the restaurant ca

Families Who Have No Idea How They Are Going

How They Are Going  What I’m going to say. Times are difficult right now; there are some families who have no idea how they are going to place dinner on the table because they are out of work. You start by utilizing what you currently have in your cabinetry. You don’t have to go out and spend money unless you actually have to do so. So get creative in the kitchen and utilize those food items you have before they get old or that have just been sitting in the fridge, freezer or cabinet waiting to be used. Don’t go out and spend on things that you don’t need. If you don’t need it, you don’t need to buy it. You don’t know what could happen from today till tomorrow. So you don’t want to San Francisco News  place yourself in a situation where you desperately need money, but you don’t have access to it or you don’t have it because you blew it on a coat you didn’t need, a pair of jeans that you just thought you had to have, but you don’t, or some other materialistic thing that is no

Only Thing People Can Talk About Right Now: Coronavirus

UNITED STATES─It is the only thing people can talk about right now: Coronavirus. That is on so many people’s minds because right now the world is in a dicey predicament. Businesses are being forced to close, retailers are cutting hours, the restaurant industry in addition to the service industry is being forced to close its doors, and it all leads to a bigger question: what about the economy? Yes, we are concerned about our money, and I will be one of the first to admit I’m worried sick about what is going to happen because of this pandemic. Am I still going to get paid, am I going to run out of money? How am I going to pay my bills America? Those are things that I seriously have to address and deal with America. We have to be more aware and smart about our money and how it’s being spent. Like San  Francisco News the one thing that is baffling me is people’s overspending on groceries right now. Remember, food can be perishable, so why are you over buying fruits and veggies? You can

Pull sickest and most vulnerable off the street

CORONAVIRUS NEWS IN SAN FRANCISCO She knows San Francisco’s program managers are planning to radically expand the number of homeless beds in the city soon, but she’s afraid that by then she’ll catch the coronavirus at the very place that’s supposed to protect her from the dangers of living outside. Hers is a fear rippling through homeless populations — and the people working to help them — throughout the Bay Area as officials scramble to add shelter spaces to isolate the sick and safely harbour those most at risk. get a shelter bed during the crisis.“Oh my god, I don’t know how we’re supposed to be protecting ourselves,” Richmond, 27, said as she took her pitbull/pointer mix, San Francisco News Duchess, out of the Navigation Center at Fifth and Bryant streets for air the other day. “I tell people to cover their mouths, and they just tell me to f— off. I’m glad to have a shelter, and I know a lot of these guys are trying hard to make it safe here. But I can’t help it — at night it

Coronavirus: As cases surge in SF, residents comply with shelter-in-place; first homeless moved to hotels

First homeless moved to hotels San Francisco’s top officials took to a makeshift stage inside the Moscone Center Thursday to reiterate what they’ve told the public every day since the order to shelter in place was handed down this week: “Stay home.” City officials reported 70 coronavirus cases Thursday in San Francisco News , up from 51 on Wednesday, a 37% increase. Coronavirus: As cases surge in SF They have transformed Moscone Center into the city’s emergency operations centre for San Francisco’s response to the coronavirus. As the number of government workers called in to help manage the growing public health crisis has swelled to more than 250 people, city officials have moved  Press Release Distribution Services In San Francisco their emergency centre to the vast Moscone Center South. Residents comply with shelter-in-place “This is not a vacation. This is not the time for social gatherings. We want to discourage the gathering of large groups as much as

Breaking News About Corona Virus In San Francisco

San Francisco Latest Update  On any given weekday, as clocks approach lunch hour, the streets of San Francisco's Nob Hill neighbourhood are bustling with pedestrians strutting to the clanging bells of iconic cable cars packed with wide-eyed tourists. But as Ree Ree Li, 25, peeked out her apartment window on Tuesday, she described a desolate scene punctuated by an eerie silence."I see the street. It's very empty. There are no people," Li told ABC News on the first full day of a citywide lockdown prompted by the global coronavirus pandemic. "It feels kind of apocalyptic. People are really nervous, which is fair."But while Li and others stayed to hold up in their apartments, people elsewhere in the city seemed a bit more cavalier. Footage from news media outlets captured people jogging, biking and Rollerblading along the Embarcadero waterfront, some appearing to be in violation of a chief tenet of the new rules: Stay at least six feet apart Mayor London Bre

San Francisco News About Corona Virus

San Francisco News The quantity of coronavirus cases in San Diego County has spiked to 55, provoking area authorities on Monday to give a broad general wellbeing request for the region. As of Monday, 47 region occupants have tried constructive for coronavirus, otherwise called COVID-19, just as four individuals under government isolate and four non-district inhabitants, as indicated by officials. Only 11 coronavirus cases were accounted for Friday. The number of cases arrived at 39 on Sunday.  "My companions came to perk me up to  San Francisco News with their canines since I lost my grandmother. Ring demonstrated me the entire thing and I'm so grateful for this since it put forth me smile."Watch Now In an attempt to restrain the spread of the quickly spreading infection, the province reported an extensive general wellbeing request on Monday.  Latest Update Corona Virus  All open and private social events of at least 50 individuals are legitimately preclud

Press Release Distribution San Francisco

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Avid Sports Medicine San Francisco Adds Advanced Treatment for Managing Musculoskeletal Pain

Avid Sports Medicine San Francisco Adds Advanced Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) Treatment for Managing Musculoskeletal Pain. Avid Sports Medicine specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sports & activity-related injuries. Although frustrating and painful, an injury doesn’t necessarily mean months away from getting back to normal. San Francisco, CA - Chronic musculoskeletal pain is not a small problem. Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is an advanced non-invasive procedure that uses acoustic pressure waves for healing musculoskeletal pain. EPAT improves the regenerative potential in an area that has degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse or weakness. By improving blood flow to the injured tissue, EPAT can decrease pain, improve mobility and restore function. “This non-invasive office-based procedure represents a breakthrough treatment option for a broad