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One in eight San Francisco residents doesn’t have access to high-speed internet at home, and one in seven public-school families doesn’t have a computer with internet connection.

“Pursuing a thought, even for a minute, is increasingly hard.” Stanford professor Byron Reeves shares with @SamWhitingSF  how smartphones may affect our attention spans, relationships and the 2020 election.

There will be many more stories of restaurant closures in a pandemic, and far too few inspiring stories of communities coming together for their survival. This is a story of the latter, from @peterhartlaub :

Oakland started school today, a preview for California’s 6 million students who will mostly attend class remotely until the pandemic eases. Here’s how the first day of distance learning went:

Balboa Reservoir: S.F.'s Board of Supervisors to vote Tuesday on whether to rezone parking lot off Ocean Avenue to build 1,100 housing units. @SFjkdineen  has more:

@EmilyDreyfuss  reports from the future about what our work from home setup will be like in 2022.

The Bay Area’s most prominent public broadcasting station, KQED, will lay off 20 employees as part of an effort to close a projected $7.1 million gap in next year’s budget. Story by @JohnKingSFChron :

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JUST IN: More than 40 South Bay school principals are in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 during an in-person meeting to plan the reopening of schools.

Civil rights icon Angela Davis pumps her fist during a Juneteenth protest against police brutality as longshoremen shut down the Port of Oakland and 28 other ports along the west coast on Friday. Story:

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#BREAKING : San Francisco will retroactively apply California’s marijuana-legalization laws to past criminal cases, District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday.

California will phase out its use of private prisons under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. It also makes California the first state to ban the operation of privately run immigrant detention centers.

Here's what we know about the warehouse fire burning at Fisherman's Wharf: - Pier 45 evacuated - No injuries reported - No longer in danger of spreading - Warehouse holds fish processing equipment - World War II Liberty ship protected

#BREAKING : PG&E, the largest utility in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy Tuesday as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in California.

A person who died in Santa Clara County on Feb. 6 was infected with the #coronavirus , a stunning discovery that makes that individual the first recorded COVID-19 fatality in the U.S., according to autopsy results. @erinallday  and @matthewkawahara  story.