But lapse in coverage and the new threshold to qualify under the eviction ban created its own wrinkles. The ban is good news for renters behind on payments throughout much of Florida, the West Coast and the South, where the delta variant of the coronavirus has been spreading fast. But the moratorium creates new geographic boundaries for evictions, sending some renters searching their county’s level of community spread. While most of the nation is covered by the new eviction ban, there are counties in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York protected from evictions next to counties where evictions can continue, because community spread is considered “moderate.”
August 04, 2021 12:44 UTC
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has agreed to pay $22,792 in fines related to a series of ethics violations while in office. Prosecutors alleged that the two tried to bribe (unsuccessfully) an airport commissioner for prime restaurant space at San Francisco International Airport. Two hospitals — UC San Francisco Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital — have recorded at least 233 coronavirus infections among staff members. AND FINALLYToday’s California memory is from Marcus Lou:In 1979, I was 18 and visited San Francisco for the first time. As the lights were twinkling on the hills, I promised myself that someday I would live in San Francisco.
August 04, 2021 12:32 UTC
Such was the belief for one Georgia teen, Bear McWhorter, and his dad, Josh McWhorter, who decided to seek out the attention of University of Arkansas’ Razorbacks’ football head coach Sam Pittman with a billboard on I-49 South towards Fayetteville, Arkansas, declaring: "Coach Pittman, I want to be a Hog." "After taking the job at Cass High, my number one goal was to get these young men to college. "I've never seen a high school athlete use out of home (OOH) [advertising] to reach their intended audience," he added. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTERMcWhorter said they’ve already got some additional 600-square-foot billboards lined up for Bear's high school teammates. "I appreciate Coach Gates, our head coach, for allowing me to run with this," he said.
August 04, 2021 12:22 UTC
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team pulled off a successful stay at the Tokyo Olympics even with Simone Biles taking a step back to focus on her mental healthTOKYO -- Simone Biles is taking a break. The six American women who are bringing home six medals from the Tokyo Olympics may never compete internationally again. "And it just takes the fun out of gymnastics, which really sucks because I started gymnastics because I loved it. Allan Bower, an alternate on the men's team, spoke out after the organization didn't offer him funding or insurance. “So I think it’s going to be really cool to see kind of how this changes, you know, college gymnastics and seeing all these Olympians go out,” Skinner said.
August 04, 2021 12:22 UTC
There's no denying that the strong desire for a return to normalcy is there, feeding demand for travel and entertainment. But as the Delta variant courses through the United States, Wall Street faces a tough question: Is the recovery really going to play out as companies have expected? A spate of companies considered "recovery stocks" have reported results this week — and what they're disclosing is promising. But executives are admitting that the spread of the Delta variant poses a risk. Tyson is taking a different tack as the Delta variant surges across the United States.
August 04, 2021 12:11 UTC
Dining at an Olvera restaurant upends whatever preconception you had about Mexican cuisine, while also reminding you how delicious those flavors are. Tacos at Ditroit, the back-alley taqueria behind Damian DamianIt was Olvera’s tacos that helped get me through the pandemic this past year. I spoke to Olvera recently about his new ventures, his favorite L.A. dining spots and why he likes L.A.’s food scene. Enrique Olvera, along with his chef de cuisine, Jesus 'Chuy' Cervantes, upend expectations about ... [+] "Mexican food" at L.A.'s Damian and Ditroit. Yucatan-style mariscos, or seafood, in a little food hall area.
August 04, 2021 12:11 UTC
Fortunately, there are ways new and emerging tech tools can help companies break down the silos that keep their teams from maximizing their collaborative potential. Here, 14 members of Forbes Technology Council share concrete ways companies can leverage technology to break down silos and draw all their employees together. Members of Forbes Technology Council share ways tech tools can help companies break down team silos. The best collaboration tools place context up front, presenting all the tools teams need to chat, do video calls, track a project and more in a single dashboard. As these types of technologies are deployed, communication and process silos between teams break down.
August 04, 2021 12:10 UTC
Texas state health officials say new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state are showing steeper jumps than past surges in the pandemicAUSTIN, Texas — Texas state health officials say new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state are showing steeper jumps than past surges in the pandemic. The increases are blamed on the highly contagious delta variant. The CDC estimates more than 80% of all new coronavirus cases in the U.S. involve the delta variant. The Texas state epidemiologist says preliminary data suggests that over 75% of the cases in Texas involve the delta variant. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and test positivity rates are at their worst levels in months———RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov.
August 04, 2021 12:07 UTC
As the most important factor when calculating a consumer’s credit score, payment history accounts for 35% of a FICO Score calculation and is treated as extremely influential under the VantageScore model. A strong payment history can’t guarantee a high credit score, but it is a necessary part of building a healthy credit profile. After a late payment is reported, the later the payment—and the more recent the late payment—the greater the negative impact on your credit score. If you’re building credit for the first time, it can be difficult to overcome the impacts of a short credit history. How to Improve Your Payment HistoryIn general, improving your credit score requires improving your payment history.
August 04, 2021 12:02 UTC
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementAdvertisementSalinas, 36, is racked with guilt for surviving a fire that killed 85 people. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)Lacey Nimz, with her daughter and her husband, Mike, waters plants on their Concow property. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)Lucas drove through front yards and plowed through mailboxes to get around jammed traffic. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)“They kept sending us options that weren’t going to work for us,” said Kayla, 30. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)Up the road, Salinas washed River in a plastic bin.
Summer school classes started June 21 or June 22 — depending on the grade level — and concluded July 23. But there also were cases of possible transmission directly related to participation in summer school — a total of 12 over the five weeks. Officials found no cause for alarm regarding the summer school infections. By the last week of summer school, that rate had risen to 6 in 1,000 tests. These programs generally began a week before summer school and also lasted a week longer.
A Valley Village woman has sued the city of Los Angeles, saying she was struck by a car after venturing into a Hollywood street where a homeless encampment was blocking city sidewalks. Todd said she had gone to the overpass to distribute sandwiches, potato chips and water to people living at the freeway encampment. “There was no light or stop sign anywhere at Gower where I got hit.”AdvertisementRob Wilcox, a spokesman for City Atty. The city also did not post signs warning drivers that there would be “excessive foot traffic” in the street due to the encampments, the lawsuit said. On Tuesday, the sidewalks and median at the overpass were still filled with tents, furniture and other objects.
In 2018, they leveled up with a $48 million fund. And now, Work-Bench has raised a $100 million third fund to lead more investments in startups at the earliest stages. “We thought the next wave was going to be enterprise because you had customers here, and you had deep infrastructure chops coming out of [them] to build enterprise startups. “We call it a full circle of our community model, built into the VC fund,” Lin says. The firm maintains a public directory, the Women Founders of Enterprise Startups Database, to attempt to help; it also hosts a series of “#Womenterprise” events.
August 04, 2021 12:00 UTC
Dannie Chu hopes to create the world's most trusted marketplace for premium digital art. At the time, MakersPlace was a barely three-year-old company, the brainchild of Pinterest employee number one Yash Nelapati, fellow Pinterest employee Dannie Chu, and Ito. Digital artist Beeple's NFT collage Everydays: The First 5000 Days, sold at Christie's for over $69 ... [+] million in March, 2021. “Our theory is that by providing the technical infrastructure to prove originality will allow humans to start embracing the digital art side.”Humans may already have. According to a report by L’Atelier BNP Paribas and Nonfungible.com, the global NFT market grew by 299% in 2020, exceeding $250 million in trade volume.
August 04, 2021 11:50 UTC
(CNN) Former President Barack Obama has dramatically scaled back his planned 60th birthday party on Martha's Vineyard this weekend due to concerns about the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19, according to a spokeswoman. More than 400 guests, including celebrities and former Obama administration officials, were reportedly expected to attend the affair, along with nearly 200 hired staff working the party. But now, the celebration for Obama, who turns 60 on Wednesday, will be only be for family and close friends. "This outdoor event was planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and with covid safeguards in place," Hannah Hankins, a spokeswoman for Obama, said in a statement Wednesday provided to CNN. "Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends."
August 04, 2021 11:42 UTC