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San Francisco Chronicle (November 18)

2021/ 11/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Officials are concerned hospitals could be strained this winter as COVID-19 cases increase across the region ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.” In San Francisco infection rates have already “risen sharply in recent weeks…. With people expected to travel, gather with friends and spend more time indoors over the next few weeks… the region could soon head for another surge.”


San Francisco Chronicle (August 24)

2021/ 08/ 26 by jd in Global News

“San Francisco has long reigned as the priciest rental market in the U.S.—but it has officially been dethroned…. New York’s one-bedroom median rent rose a whopping 4.9% in August to $2,810, slightly more than San Francisco’s median of $2,800, which reflected a month-over-month increase of 2.9%.” San Francisco had been the priciest rental market since at least 2014 when Zumper began tracking data.


Washington Post (November 30)

2020/ 12/ 01 by jd in Global News

“The NFL was a joke Sunday, at a time when nothing about the coronavirus warrants laughter. In Baltimore, the Ravens reported a positive test for the eighth straight day, further jeopardizing a twice-delayed game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. In the Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers were rendered temporarily homeless, if they want to keep playing football, because of local restrictions.” Make no mistake. “The coronavirus is in charge, and it is raging once again…. It’s impossible to play football out in the open, without a bubble environment”


San Francisco Chronicle (June 25)

2019/ 06/ 26 by jd in Global News

“San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday.” The west coast city “celebrates its marijuana culture, but it appears deeply opposed to other vices. Last year, voters approved a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and in 2016, a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.”


USA Today (August 2)

2018/ 08/ 04 by jd in Global News

Apple just became the first U.S. company to achieve a $1 trillion valuation, which seems rather unfathomable at first. “For $1 million you could buy a very nice one bedroom apartment in San Francisco. With $1 trillion, you could buy a very nice apartment for everybody in the city (San Francisco’s population is close to a million).” But hopefully Apple will “write a check because there’s just over a trillion dollars currently in circulation in the U.S.”


Wall Street Journal (October 24)

2013/ 10/ 25 by jd in Global News

“After earning big profits at home, Chinese investors are looking abroad for safer assets that offer steady returns. They are shifting their increasingly valuable currency out of China’s expensive property market and into the likes of Manhattan and San Francisco—bargains by comparison.”