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Protestors face off with the forces of order in DC and New York, as crowds gather at City Hall in San Francisco

Watch CNN live: Crowds protest in major cities across the US
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George Floyd: more than a dozen major cities under curfew as protesters gather – live

Trump aide O’Brien: ‘There are some bad cops that are racist’Mayors impose curfews, governors call in national guardDispatch from Minneapolis: the night the city cracked downTrump under fire as violence flares across AmericaGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.20pm BST Several US cities and counties have brought forward their curfew times to try to prevent another night of violent protests over George Floyd’s death. Here is a state-by-state look at th...
Tags: New York, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Youtube, Race, US, America, San Francisco, World news, US news, US policing, Arizona, Michigan, US crime

“We’re sick of it”: Anger over George Floyd’s death, other police killings shatters U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS — Americans awoke Sunday to charred and glass-strewn streets in dozens of cities after another night of unrest fueled by rage over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police, who responded to the violence with tear gas and rubber bullets. Tens of thousands marched peacefully to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing. But many demonstrations sank i...
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Remote work could accelerate the tech industry's migration to Canada, where affordable costs of living and more open immigration policies are helping create tech hubs to rival Silicon Valley

Facebook and Twitter's new remote-work policies have prompted SF Bay Area workers to begin considering leaving their homes.  Some may choose to cross the border to Canada, home to some fast-growing tech-hubs thanks to easy immigration policies, and affordable costs of living.  A survey by Envoy Global, a firm that helps companies sponsor and manage work visas, showed that 66% of the employers it surveyed had either established an office in Canada or were in the process of doing so.  And Toront...
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Dismal cap and trade auction is another reason to nix high-speed rail project

The results of the latest California cap and trade auction are in, and they are not good —especially for the state’s high-speed rail project. After February’s auction of pollution licenses brought $613 million to state coffers, the haul for the quarterly auction in May was a paltry $25 million. The low figure was expected due to the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders reducing travel and thus the demand for emissions allowances.  But since the high-speed rail project is now primaril...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Glendale, Amtrak, Gavin Newsom, State Assembly, Department of Finance, International Air Transport Association, Laura Friedman, Marc Joffe, Guest Commentary

DigiMarCon Helps Boost Your Online Marketing Efforts

The DigiMarCon America 2020 Digital Marketing Conference is going to take place online; Live and On Demand. As more small businesses increase their digital presence, this conference will deliver actionable insights you can use right away. You will learn how to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, drive stronger consumer engagement and much more. The session will focus on all things digital marketing. This includes building traffic, expanding brand awareness, impr...
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Tear gas and burning cars in US cities as unrest over George Floyd death continues

By TIM SULLIVAN and AARON MORRISON MINNEAPOLIS — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country lurched toward another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns. The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of George Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more...
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Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

By TIM SULLIVAN and STEPHEN GROVES MINNEAPOLIS — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns. The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Floyd’s death Monday after a police officer pressed a knee on his neck until he stopped b...
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Supreme Court rejects challenge to California limits on church services

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday turned away a request from a church in California to block enforcement of state restrictions on attendance at religious services. The vote was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court’s four-member liberal wing to form a majority. “Although California’s guidelines place restrictions on places of worship, those restrictions appear consistent with the free exercise clause of the First Amendment,” Roberts wrote in an opinion concurring in the u...
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Nick Andre – “Snake Bit” Ft. Zion I, Lateef The Truth Speaker & Deuce Eclipse

Rising San Francisco based producer Nick Andre releases his new single titled “Snake Bite” featuring Zion I, Lateef The Truth Speaker & Deuce Eclipse.
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'Nobody talks about failure in Silicon Valley': I started a food delivery service that grew to $20 million in revenue before it tanked. Here's what happened.

Gagan Biyani cofounded Udemy, an online education company worth $2 billion. He also started the Growth Hackers Conference and worked as interim head of growth at Lyft when it was less than 30 people. Gagan also had a massive failure with Sprig, where he was CEO and cofounder. Sprig was a food delivery company that raised $60 million from Greylock and Social Capital. After Sprig, he took a three-year sabbatical and traveled the world as a nomad, living on almost every continent and studying ant...
Tags: Lyft, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley, Postmates, Greylock, Sprig, Gagan Biyani, Udemy, Berry, Cap, Gagan, Social Capital After Sprig, Neeraj Berry

49ers, George Kittle not close to new contract

San Francisco tight end George Kittle is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and he and the 49ers are far apart in negotiations for a new deal. Kittle's agent, Jack Bechta, told Mike Silver of NFL Media that the two sides are not close. Kittle's camp is looking for a deal that [more]
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Drive-In Concerts May Be The Answer To The Summer Shows You’re Missing

(CNN) — Missing live music? There may be a solution coming to a parking lot near you. Drive-in concerts, with people socially distanced in their cars, are popping up in parts of Europe and throughout the United States as the coronavirus pandemic has brought an end to large public gatherings. Keith Urban and DJ D-Nice are among the first major artists to perform drive-in shows. Earlier this month, Urban performed a surprise concert at Tennessee’s Watertown’s Stardust Drive-In as a thank you to fr...
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Zillow’s Weekly Market Report Shows Buyers and Sellers Returning

The first Zillow Weekly Market Report includes housing market data as of the week ending May 23[i] Seatle, WA – May 29, 2020 (PRNewswire) This week brought more evidence of buyers and sellers returning to the market as newly pending sales and new listings are up from the previous week. Inventory continues to be incredibly tight — one reason list prices are growing faster than they were in April. Partly on the strength of that rebound, Zillow’s forecast now shows an expected 1.8% drop in home...
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Los Angeles real estate firm sues Realtors over pocket listing ban

The National Association of Realtors has been sued for a second time in two weeks over its new policy banning “pocket listings,”  arguing the ban seeks to stifle competition and maintain NAR-affiliated multiple listing services as a monopoly. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court on Thursday, May 28, also names as defendants three Realtor-affiliated multiple listing services, including the Chino Hills-based California Regional Multiple Listing Service, the nation’s largest Realtor list...
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California To Vote On Business Tax Hike Worth Up To $12B

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. The ballot measure contest will pit big city mayors and pro-labor groups against the business community that resist tax increases, particularly during a pandemic-induced recession. Advocates say the state’s largest landowners are gaining from a tax loophole that...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Gavin Newsom, University Of Southern California, Sacramento Calif, Legislative Analyst s Office, California Business Roundtable, Rob Lapsley, Alex Stack

New Digital Studio Lets Brands Build Their Own Realistic Human Avatars Powered by AI

Businesses may soon be able to designate duties like customer support or training exercises to life-like virtual personas through a new tool from artificial intelligence startup Soul Machines. The San Francisco-based company debuted a digital brand studio this week that lets clients customize their own digital person by choosing from a set of realistic CGI...
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How Verdi Evolved To The Next Form Of Opera

“At the Paris Opéra, there were many colleagues to deal with and only the institution’s most successful composers had enough clout to impose their will on a piece. It makes sense that Verdi’s triumph came at the end, when he was no longer just a successful foreigner, but a living legend and someone who had a work history with the company. For Don Carlos, he was the ultimate authority, like a modern movie auteur.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Verdi, Don Carlos, Paris Opera, 05.28.20

Clint Eastwood is turning 90, here’s some trivia to make your day

Legendary Hollywood star Clint Eastwood turns 90 on Sunday. In honor of that milestone, we are taking a look at his stellar and sometimes controversial career. Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born on May 31, 1930, in San Francisco. He was raised in Oakland, after moving from town to town as his father sought work during the Great Depression. In his mid-20s, he landed uncredited bit parts in such B-films as “Revenge of the Creature” and “Tarantula” while paying the bills by digging swimming pools and dr...
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Amy Klobuchar Takes a Big Hit

As Minneapolis burned this week, so too did Amy Klobuchar’s prospects of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate.Just six weeks ago, Klobuchar looked like the frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic veepstakes, but the Minnesota senator happens to be the former top prosecutor in Hennepin County, home to Minneapolis, and she is facing an increasing amount of scrutiny over her record of not prosecuting several police officers facing allegations of excessive force.“Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer a...
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As shutdowns lifts, what happens when wildlife exploring urban areas mix with humans return?

A coyote casually trots along Main Street in Huntington Beach early morning Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Bob Daniel) It was an shocking sight as Huntington Beach resident Bob Daniel drove up Main Street after an early morning shooting video at the beach: A coyote strolling casually in downtown, an area typically busy with tourists and beachgoers just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Daniel caught the moment on Wednesday, May 27, on camera as the coyote trotted past a stop s...
Tags: News, California, Environment, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Community, Manhattan, Local News, Pacific Ocean, Southern California, Strauss, Huntington Beach, Daniel, Laguna Beach

The face mask is a political symbol in America, and what it represents has changed drastically in the 100 years since the last major pandemic

Mask laws were enacted in the US during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, and wearing one was seen as a proud exhibition of one's patriotic duty to their country. Fast forward to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and that's in stark contrast with some mask protesters perceiving the face coverings as un-American. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A divisive "health versus the economy" debate has emerged, as the coronavirus disease has infected 1.7 million people in the US and...
Tags: US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Michigan, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Kroger, Trump, Mike Pence, Board of Supervisors, Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeremy Conrad left his own VC firm to start a company, and investors like what he’s building

When this editor first met Jeremy Conrad, it was in 2014, at the 8,000-square-foot former fish factory that was home to Lemnos, a hardware-focused venture firm that Conrad had cofounded three years earlier. Conrad —  who as a mechanical engineering undergrad at MIT worked on self driving cars, drones and satellites — was still excited about investing in hardware startups, having just closed a small new fund even while hardware was very unfashionable and remains challenging. One investment his te...
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49ers DE Ford reportedly has 'extensive' knee surgery

Dee Ford had what he termed "pretty extensive" arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason, leaving the San Francisco 49ers' pass rusher as a question mark in his second season with the team. Ford had 6.5 sacks last season. Ford said Friday he had surgery a few weeks after the 49ers lost in the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Escape to San Francisco, from home

We could all do with an escape. Now, more than ever, it's time to enjoy the benefits of our creativity, imagination and the substantial digital and analog resources at our fingertips. No, you can't go to San Francisco right now, so we'll help bring San Francisco to you.
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Former Mexico star Galindo undergoes brain surgery

San Francisco (AFP) – Former Mexican international midfielder Benjamin Galindo, an assistant coach for Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, was hospitalized after undergoing brain surgery, according to updates from the team and his family.... Visit for the rest of the story.
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‘The Cries For Peace Will Rain Down’: Colin Kaepernick Pays Tribute To George Floyd

(CNN) — The sporting world has come together to pay their respects to George Floyd after his death in Minnesota, US, on Monday. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died unarmed after pleading for help as a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while pinning him to the ground. Floyd was declared dead at a nearby hospital soon after, according to authorities. Protests against police brutality have since spread across the US with crowds, numbering in the thousands, calling for just...
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Virtually drive through cities

If you miss your daily drive to work or just want to cruise around listening to your favorite radio station, tune in to this new app. The Drive and Listen desktop application immerses you in city life across the globe by following along a virtual driver while getting the latest local updates on the radio. You can make your way up Park Avenue rocking out to “I Want to Break Free” or bob up and down the hills of San Francisco while NPR informs you on the latest. While the 4K footage is pre-rec...
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Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco mayor extends stay-at-home order indefinitely; Boston Marathon canceled; Nordstrom closes 16 stores

The House passed a bipartisan bill to make changes to the PPP program. The Boston Marathon was canceled. More COVID-19 news Friday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Governor, First Partner Announce Expanded Support For Domestic Violence Victims

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom and First Partner Siebel Newsom announced on Friday expanded capacity for Text 911 throughout the state and additional funding to further support victims of domestic violence. Newsom announced that the “text-to-911” capability has been rolled out throughout the state. The service allows individuals to text ‘911’ in emergency situations. Newsom said that 75 percent of the state’s population, including almost every major metropolitan area, has access to the s...
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