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$5K In Small Business Grants Available

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted information regarding $5,000 in grants for small businesses. The city of San Francisco has two grants available for small business owners. One is for individual businesses, the SF Shines for Reopening. The other is Shared Spaces equity grant for those with a Shared Space permit. "You can apply for both, but individual businesses will...

The Post-Election Stock Market And The Crash That Never Occurred

UNITED STATES—Among the vast number of scenarios that experts were anticipating for the United States’ Presidential election, one was the most feared by market participants – a contested election result. Most seasoned investors believed that a contested outcome could lead to a spike in market volatility, as such a scenario could result in higher levels of social unrest with potential...

Quarantine Health Crisis

UNITED STATES—We can sit here and ignore the elephant in the room if we want, but the truth remains, many Americans put on a bit of weight as a result of the big quarantine that transpired from mid-March thru July. In some states it was even longer if you ask me. I know for one that I put on...

CDC Authorizes Cruise Ships To Sale Again Under New Conditions

UNITED STATES —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday, Oct. 30, the lifting of the “no sail order” —which prohibited cruise lines from operating in U.S. waters— and released a framework to resume the operation of passenger cruises. The new “conditional sailing” order that was issued Friday establishes a phased approach to restart cruising. It includes items...

Best Alternative Places To Visit California While Major Attractions Remain Closed

UNITED STATES—It is fair to say that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact around the US. This is also true in many other countries on a global scale. When it comes to San Francisco and the state of California in general, COVID-19 has seen many larger venues and attractions remain closed or with limited capacity for...

GM Introduces Autonomous Vehicle

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors announced last week that San Francisco, California will have driverless vehicles by the end of this year. Named Cruise, this autonomous vehicle does have limitations.  Cruise will only be allowed to be driven on certain streets and will not exceed 30 mph.  Cruises cannot be driven during heavy rain or fog.  According to their website,...

San Francisco To Become Qatar Airways Destination

SAN FRANCISCO — The city of San Francisco will become one of the nine Qatar Airways destinations in the United States according to an announcement made on October 7. The airline announced it would operate four weekly flights, starting on December 15, between Doha and San Francisco. This is the fifth new destination that Qatar Airways has launched during the...

You Are Responsible For Your Health

UNITED STATES—Health, it’s a loaded word, especially when people ask you how is your health. We are always inclined to say all is great, even in some incidents where that may not be the case. We like to hide or not fully deliver the truth when it comes to our health and where things stand. You sometimes have to...

Quite Terminals Inside SFO

SAN FRANCISCO— The San Francisco International Airport is putting into practice the “Quite Airport” program in order to reduce background noises at the terminals and make travel less stressful, according to a statement released Monday, September 14. Besides the changes that passengers will experience inside the SFO due to the COVID-19 guidelines that are being enforced such as the mandatory...

San Francisco Restaurants Given Temporary Liquor Licenses

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee unanimously agreed with the legislation which gives a liquor license to some small restaurants and cafes in North Beach area on Monday, September 14. The Board of Supervisors are expected to approve the measure. On September 16, Erica Major, Assistant Clerk of the Office of the Clerk of...