The closure of the San Francisco Art Institute: “Artists can hang themselves”

The announcement in mid-July that the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) would cease operations, no longer offering courses or degrees, is a significant and telling event. Whatever the concrete circumstances and whatever individuals or bodies may bear some responsibility, the closure of the once renowned school is a further sign …

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3 things that need to happen for Web3 to take off (really)

Couldn’t attend Transform 2022? Discover all the summit sessions now in our on-demand library! Look here. Web3 is the next generation of the Internet that will redefine our daily digital experiences. Leveraging cryptography and distributed ledger technology, Web3 establishes the framework for a user-owned and controlled Internet. A tsunami of …

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Silicon Valley Classic return spotlights tennis stars

It’s a lingering question in women’s tennis, dating back to the 20th century and deeply relevant over the years: what’s going on with Serena Williams? Perhaps that’s what best explains the allure of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, which opens on the San Jose State campus on Monday. Serena won’t …

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Bay Area ‘shark guy’ hopes to turn fear into fascination

Turn fear of sharks into fascination with fish A shark expert at the Florida Aquarium hopes to allay fears of sharks and create an appreciation and fascination for fish. TAMPA, Florida. – Just mentioning sharks brings to mind the thrilling theme of the movie “Jaws” for some people and even …

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World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) PT lowered to $52.00 at BMO Capital Markets

Worldwide Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD – Get a rating) had its price target lowered by BMO Capital Markets from $57.00 to $52.00 in a research report released Friday to clients and investors, Fly reports. BMO Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential downside of 52.97% from the company’s current price. A number …

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Ripple Ranked Third Among San Francisco Bay Area’s Top 100 Philanthropists

– Advertising – Ripple’s philanthropic gestures have been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times. According to the adRipple ranked third in the San Francisco Business Times Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The Silicon Valley tech company has been recognized for its immense charitable contributions to the San …

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This Week’s ‘Raises’: Kitchen United Takes $100M, Upfront Ventures Lands $650M

A local ghost kitchen business has secured new funding to expand the company’s physical locations from 15 to 500 over the next five years, while a Santa Monica-based venture capital firm has raised more than $600 million dollars which will be spread over three funds. Capital risk united kitchen, a …

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Tennis news today: Alexander Zverev to miss Canadian Open, Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and other top players arrive in San Jose for Silicon Valley Classic

World No. 2 Alexander Zverev is still not fully fit to return to the tour following his ankle injury and has therefore withdrawn from next month’s Canadian Open. Defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina, along with a host of other top players, have arrived in San Jose for next week’s Silicon …

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‘Star Wars’ Parody ‘Empire Strips Back’ Extends Bay Area Stay

Bay Area fans will have a better chance of hanging out with these “seriously sexy Stormtroopers” now that organizers have decided to extend the runtime of “The Empire Strips Back – the Unauthorized Star Wars Burlesque Parody.” The engagement – which has been extended “due to popular demand”, according to …

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BAFN Dividend announcement $0.0800/share 07/28/2022

BayFirst Financial Corp (NASDAQ:BAFN) declared on 07/28/2022 a dividend of $0.0800 per share payable on September 15, 2022 to shareholders of record as of September 01, 2022. BayFirst Financial Corp (NASDAQ: BAFN) has been paying dividends since 2016, has a current dividend yield of 1.6710182428% and has increased dividends for …

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Chicago fast-casual chain opens 2 locations in SF

July 28, 2022 Chicago-based chain Deep Purpl is opening two new stores in San Francisco. Vanessa C. via Yelp Chicago’s fast-casual acai bowl chain Deep Purpl is coming to San Francisco, the San Francisco Business Times reported. The chain’s first two restaurants outside of Chicago open at SoMa, on the …

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The Roots’ Black Thought joins venture capital firm to help black entrepreneurs

Principal lyricist and co-founder of The Roots Tariq Trotterbetter known as “Black Thought”, joined a venture capital firm. Impellent Ventures, a founder-led, equity-focused venture capital fund David Brown and Philippe Beauregardhas chosen Black Thought as the general partner of the venture capital fund. “I kept an eye on the industry …

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Facebook employees fear job losses and pay cuts

Comment this story Comment Facebook has a message for employees, a message delivered relentlessly by executives in recent weeks: It’s time to take shape. In a memo earlier this month, the company’s top human resources manager advised team leaders to return to the “rigorous performance management” practices Facebook used before …

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Golden Gate Express | Gator Talk: Roe v. Wade in the Bay Area

Welcome to Gator Talk, a collaborative CalState podcast that brings citywide and statewide perspectives to SF state news. On June 24, many Americans woke up to news of the 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court among partisan lines to overturn Roe v. Wade, a court case that for …

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San Francisco allows non-citizens to vote for their children’s education. keep it up

As the parent of a 14-year-old student in the San Francisco Unified School District, I pay close attention to the decisions and actions taken by the city’s school board. Like any caring parent, I want the best for my child. And in the last school board elections, including the recent …

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Mercury Fund chief brings expertise to federal government’s innovation council

Houston native Aziz Gilani thinks his hometown is worth investing in. Gilani, 42, is managing director of Mercury Fund, a Houston venture capital firm that has invested $300 million in more than 100 startups. He was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a 32-member group …

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Bay Area man, 76, arrested on suspicion of cold-blooded murders

A Bay Area man has been arrested on suspicion of committing at least two unsolved murders over the past 40 years. James Ray Gary, 76, of Fairfield was arrested last week. Police said the arrest marked the culmination of decades of investigative work. In July 1980, Union City police discovered …

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We asked a UCSF expert about monkeypox in San Francisco

The number of monkeypox cases in San Francisco is rising, with the city reporting 197 cases on Tuesday, up from 141 cases a few days ago. Despite growing demand, vaccines continue to be in short supply. People lined up at San Francisco General until 9 a.m. on Wednesday to get …

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Nisa Investment Advisors LLC takes $839,000 position in Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE: BOH)

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC has acquired a new stake in Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE: BOH – Get a rating) during the first trimester, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 10,000 shares of the bank, valued at around $839,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also …

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Kevin Durant’s venture capital firm invests in Premier Lacrosse League

Kevin Durant recently invested in the Premier Lacross League Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Bbasketball star Kevin Durant expands its footprint in sports ownership. According Bloombergthe two-time NBA champion’s venture capital firm has invested in the Premier Lacrosse League. The league, which had its inaugural season in 2019, was started by a …

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California must put privacy before automaker profits

Personal car data is the auto industry’s new gold rush. Cars collect more data than our phones. Consumers deserve privacy in their vehicles, and California must lead the way on this issue. A huge amount of information is collected as you drive, including your shopping habits, credit score, text messages, …

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Parallel Advisors LLC Reduces Equity Position in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF)

Parallel Advisors LLC reduced its position in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSBF – Get a rating) by 19.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor held 4,038 shares in the savings and loan company after selling 972 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Waterstone Financial …

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SF officials call on Ann Hsu to resign over racial slurs

Several senior San Francisco officials are calling for the resignation of Ann Hsu, a member of the San Francisco Board of Education who recently made racist comments in a candidate questionnaire form for a political group she was hoping to gain endorsement of before the election of November. Hsu, who …

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A group of Jewish Chicago teens visiting SF hit in a $10,000 smash-and-grab – J.

A brazen car theft in San Francisco last week, which went viral on Twitter after bystanders captured the crime on video, was the victim of a Jewish summer camp group visiting the Chicago area . About $10,000 worth of clothing, cameras and electronics (along with valuables like passports) were stolen …

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To slow down? What slowdown? Menlo Ventures pockets $761 million for its biggest opportunity fund – TechCrunch

Startup founders and laid-off tech workers know the 2022 funding downturn all too well, but the boom times aren’t over for everyone. US venture capital firms in particular are amassing more cash than ever, and Menlo Ventures is continuing the trend. The 46-year-old Bay Area firm, known for its early …

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Keybank National Association OH sells 5,955 shares of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN)

Keybank National Association OH reduced its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN – Get a rating) by 39.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund held 9,005 shares of the financial services provider …

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How Stand Up Comedy Became a Lifeline for These Bay Area Restaurants and Bars

On a Wednesday night at Oakland’s Low Bar, diners can hear echoes of muffled laughter and sporadic applause floating through the walls. That’s because the popular Chicano dining and drinking destination in downtown Oakland has been hosting a regular comedy night, the Lowdown Comedy Show, at its private dining room …

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SFDA Jenkins to dismiss drug paraphernalia cases, saying they shouldn’t have been filed

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said Tuesday she would dismiss charges against at least 17 people recently charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, saying in a statement that the cases were brought “non-compliant our office policy” on the prosecution of such crimes. His announcement follows a scathing rebuke from …

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Neil Shen’s Sequoia China seeks a ‘politically correct’ investment strategy

After a dismal year for Chinese tech companies, the $9 billion Sequoia China raised earlier this month to fund hundreds more start-ups was a demonstration of the star power of the group’s billionaire founder. venture capital, Neil Shen. Shen’s peers have struggled to raise funds this year, following heightened political …

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Palitronica Receives Most Innovative Security-Focused Company of 2022 Award at In-Q-Tel & Silicon Valley Bank Discovery Event

SAN FRANCISCO , July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT) and Bank of Silicon Valley reward Palitronica as the Most Innovative Safety Focused Company 2022 at the 10th Annual In-Q-Tel & SVB Discovery Event, held recently at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Sebastien Fischmeister, Ph.D. PEng, …

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Reuters Events Launches Floating Wind Executive Summit in San Francisco in November

Reuters Events will launch a new conference: Floating Wind USA, taking place November 8-9 at the Kabuki Hotel in San Francisco. The two-day summit will bring together senior leaders from the public and private sectors to deliver up to 4.6 GW of floating wind power off the Pacific Ocean by …

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Asset owners cautious as private market valuations come under pressure

Scott Haslem (left), Jeremy Larkin, Kelvin Mak and Jessica Melville Asset owners are increasingly wary of private market valuations, fearing that falling stock markets could be a harbinger of valuation pressure in unlisted markets. Jessica Melville, head of strategy and research for medium-risk portfolios at AustralianSuper, noted that stock markets …

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‘Thor’ remains No. 1, while ‘Crawdads’ opens strong

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Marvel’s sequel “Thor: Love & Thunder” dropped 68% in its second weekend of release but still held the top spot at the box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday. while the adaptation of the best-selling “Where the Crawdads Sing” …

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JMP Securities lowers Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) price target to $42.00

Enova International (NYSE: ENVA – Get a rating) saw its price target lowered by research analysts JMP Securities from $54.00 to $42.00 in a research note released Friday to investors, Target Stock Advisor reports. The brokerage currently has a “market outperforming” rating on the shares of the credit service provider. …

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$150 million allegedly stolen from armored truck between Bay Area and SoCal

In a heist that looks like it’s straight out of “Ocean’s 11,” an estimated $150 million worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a Brink’s armored vehicle traveling from the Bay Area to Southern California. KPIX says the gemstones – some of which were sapphire and 19k yellow gold – …

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San Francisco International Airport terminal evacuated on Friday

NO LATER THAN July 16, 6:45 a.m. Operations have resumed at SFO’s international terminal after a “probably incendiary” was discovered on Friday evening. After San Francisco police finished searching the terminal, people were released around midnight. “The SFPD EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] The unit safely removed several suspicious packages that …

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Vektor Partners launches a fund of 125 million euros

Vektor Partnersan independent technology venture capital firm based in London, UK, dedicated to supporting mobility startups, has launched a €125 million fund. The team, which draws on decades of experience investing, operating and scaling businesses, as well as deep networks in the automotive, technology and transport, has received support from …

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Portola Valley Housing Element Project Heads State | New

Fears over the loss of stables and scenic corridors, as well as the increased risk of wildfire, were part of an hour-long discussion on Wednesday July 13 in the Portola Valley before the town council announced approves its housing element project. The draft will be sent to the state, pending …

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Synchrony installment payments are coming to Clover POS from Fiserv

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a leading consumer finance company, today announced that merchants will now be able to offer a short-term, interest-free payment option, Synchrony SetPay pay in 4 , through Clover Point of Sale and Fiserv, Inc.’s system business management. This buy now, pay later (BNPL) offering will further expand …

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Watch puns don’t tick the Bay Area clock repairman who’s heard them all

by Rick Villaroman SAN FRANCISCO — Every day, like clockwork, antique clock repair technician Dorian Clair arrives at his 30-year-old workshop and prepares for a day’s work in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. Looking like a watchmaker, Clair took his first clock apart when he was 8 years old. It …

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Tour the cafes of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district with Yemeni coffee expert Mokhtar Alkhanshali

Join us for Tag Along, where local writers, artists, food authorities and celebrities lead us to the best food and drink from their favorite Bay Area neighborhoods. After climbing the hill out of the Tenderloin, where he grew up, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, then a teenager, gazed out the huge bay windows …

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Conscious Venture Partners Raises $15.8M for Fund II

Conscious Venture Partners, based in Baltimore, Maryland, announced that Conscious Venture Fund II has raised $15.8 million of its $50 million goal. Sagamore Ventures – the investment arm of Under Armor founder Kevin Plank – is leading local investments with a $2.5 million commitment to Conscious Venture Fund II. Other …

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74-acre Green Gables estate in Silicon Valley seeks $125 million

Antiquity and Silicon Valley are two concepts that are often incompatible. The very name of the region formed roughly by San Francisco Bay, the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, and the Diablo Range to the east is synonymous with technological innovation, where the future, not the past , is …

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Community Banking System – Consensus indicates 14.9% upside potential

Community banking system found using the ticker (CBU) now have 5 total analysts covering the stock. The consensus rating is “Hold”. The range between the target price high and the target price low is between 81.5 and 64 calculating the average target price we have 73.5. Now, with the previous …

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This taqueria makes the best carnitas in the Bay Area

Everything about the house taqueria Carnitas El Canelo is calculated to introduce you to the cuisine of Puebla, Mexico. But first, you’ll have to find it. There are no signs outside, so listen for the stimulating sounds of cumbia. Next, you will need to search for a wooden door. Behind, …

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Dr. Ben Robbins talks about the presence of GV in healthcare

Benjamin Robbins, MD, MBA, Venture Capital Partner at GV, explains the process the venture capitalist follows when deciding to invest in a healthcare company, including examining the intersection of technology and health services. Transcription Can you describe the process GV follows to assess which emerging healthcare companies will receive capital? …

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Elon Musk hits out at Twitter with ‘viral meme’ as Silicon Valley feud erupts

ELON Musk has posted a viral meme targeting Twitter after he walked away from his $44 billion takeover bid. The billionaire Tesla boss revealed plans to buy the app earlier this year – but dropped the plot on Saturday. 1 Elon Musk shared a meme of himself mocking Twitter – …

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Governor Glenn Youngkin opposes teaching critical race theory because ‘we shouldn’t be playing privileged bingo with kids’

Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said teaching children “inherently divisive concepts” in school is teaching young people to judge others. “We shouldn’t play favored bingo with kids, we shouldn’t teach kids that they have to judge each other and that one group is privileged and another group is necessarily going …

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Bay Area air quality advisory issued Monday due to smoke from Washburn Fire in Yosemite

As a wildfire develops in the southern part of Yosemite, areas north and east of the bay are expected to experience wildfire smoke, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. RELATED: Washburn Fire: Sprinklers used to protect giant sequoias in Yosemite, 1,591 acres now burned The Air District …

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Data shows who was hit hardest by the big wave of tech layoffs – TechCrunch

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh, human take on this week’s startup news and trends. To receive this in your inbox, subscribe here. As the second quarter venture capital data begins to come out, it’s clear that there’s a difference between how the startup market acts and how it actually …

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Ireland may bet the farm on decisions made over a few water coolers in Silicon Valley – The Irish Times

The release this week of pre-budget numbers in the Summer Economic Statement is just the first in a long battle over how to respond to the cost of living crisis. Get ready for a summer full of clues about what the government might do – Ministers will face two lanes …

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As Twitter and Elon Musk watch a contentious legal battle, employees ‘could leave in droves’, says a tech analyst. “They are hung up to dry.”

Like Elon Musk tries to end its $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, both sides looking down what could be a long legal battlein Delaware courts where corporate cases are often heard. And things could potentially get even uglier for the social media company. “It’s code red for the company,” …

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What Bay Area travelers need to know about summer flight cancellations

Travelers across the country are facing an increase in flight cancellations and delays during the summer travel season this year – and the hassle isn’t expected to end any time soon. Experts said most of the delays and cancellations were largely due to persistent labor shortages and bad weather. Labor …

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San Francisco isn’t ready for monkeypox, despite what we’ve learned from COVID

Days after Adam Fuller attended a big party over Pride weekend, he received a disturbing message in a group thread. It was a screenshot of party organizers alerting attendees that someone at the event had tested positive for monkeypox. Fuller got to work. “There were so many people there that …

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Enduring Planet’s $2.1 Million Seed Rig – TechCrunch

We are facing a pretty great challenge of climate change, and I have long been skeptical about whether venture capital can be as important a part of the solution as it seems to think. That’s why I was so excited when Harri wrote about fintech startup Enduring Planet. That’s playing …

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Peninsula author Ava Reid puts a modern spin on the most medieval of fairy tales | New

Palo Alto author Ava Reid delves into the darker side of the Brothers Grimm in her new gothic horror novel, “Juniper & Thorn.” Published on June 21, the novel is a full gloss on “The Juniper Tree,” a short story by the Grimms, in which an evil stepmother and sister-in-law …

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First Commonwealth Financial Co. (NYSE:FCF) Holdings cut by Alaska State Department of Revenue

The Alaska Department of Revenue reduced its stake in First Commonwealth Financial Co. (NYSE: FCF – Get an assessment) by 2.5% in the first quarter, Participation channel reports. The institutional investor held 65,547 shares of the bank after selling 1,670 shares during the quarter. The Alaska State Department of Revenue’s …

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8 Arrests Made in Bay Area Caviar Black Market Investigation

July 5, 2022 An investigation into the California caviar black market is coming to an end. Getty Images For the past few years, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have been investigating the black market for caviar in California. Now the investigation is nearing completion with eight arrests, according …

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Michael Wardian runs from San Francisco to Rehoboth Beach

Placeholder while loading article actions Around 6 a.m. Friday, friends, family and curious onlookers cheered as Michael Wardian arrived on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Del. After crossing his personal finish line, Wardian headed for the water, not bothering to take off his shoes before jumping into the Atlantic. Ocean …

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UNEA launches new €100m evergreen climate tech fund

Fabian and Ferry Heilemann, millionaire entrepreneurial brothers, experienced a kind of green awakening. “A few years ago, we realized we were really in trouble, and the tech ecosystem hasn’t figured that out yet,” says Fabian. They started with nonprofit investing, then pivoted their family office, now called Pirate Impact, to …

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Vantage Ventures now includes 29 startups

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Vantage Ventures is making its mark in Morgantown. The WVU campus-based effort, part of the John C. Chambers School of Business and Economics, hopes to be the Mid-Atlantic version of Silicon Valley. Vantage Ventures is currently home to 29 early-stage companies ranging from clean energy, biotech to …

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Hartford Investment Management Co. holds a $2.21 million stake in Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

Hartford Investment Management Co. removed its position in shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF – Get a rating) by 14.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund held 63,577 shares of the financial services provider after purchasing an additional 7,807 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management Co.’s holdings …

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Bay Area man drowns saving son at Lake Berryessa

Greg Keraghosian, SFGATE July 3, 2022 The death of a San Pablo father marked the second drowning at Lake Berryessa in six days, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office said. Napa County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook A San Pablo man drowned Sunday afternoon while rescuing his son in the water of Lake Berryessa …

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These San Francisco Parks Aren’t So Accessible, Grand Jury Says

San Francisco has a host of truly incredible parks, from the sprawling Golden Gate Park to vibrant Dolores Park to Twin Peaks and its breathtaking views of the city. But a new report from San Francisco’s civil grand jury says that while most of the city’s 220 parks meet high …

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Flat6Labs invests in seven Jordanian startups

Amman, Jordan – Flat6Labs – the MENA region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, currently managing the region’s most renowned startup programs – recently announced that it will invest in seven new Jordanian startups , as part of the second cycle of its funding program launched last June. By …

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New social media law aims to protect politicians’ online voices

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – A new social media law went into effect Friday in Florida. The law targets social media companies that silence political candidates. SB 7072 prohibits social media platforms from de-platforming a candidate for political office or journalistic endeavor. The new social media law signed by Governor DeSantis is …

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Hydroxychloroquine promoter dies of cancer at 48

Federal vaccine advisers have urged the FDA to authorize a COVID-19 booster shot that targets omicron subvariants. Two novel, highly infectious and immune-evasive versions of the coronavirus known as BA.4 and BA.5 are now dominant in the United States, and together they could extend the Bay Area’s spring surge well …

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Marina Times – AI Weiwei returns to San Francisco with “Everyday Monuments” at the Haines Gallery

Ai Weiwei’s sociopolitically inspired art is on display at the Haines Fort Mason Gallery until August 27. “Everyday Monuments” is Ai’s first exhibition in San Francisco since 2016, and it shines a light on people, places and events that might otherwise be overlooked. The exhibition consists of 18 works in …

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OP Crypto’s $100M Fund-of-Funds to Support Early-Stage VCs

Despite current market challenges, OP Crypto is launching a fund-of-funds designed to support aspiring fund managers of early-stage crypto startups OP Crypto’s latest fund follows the success of its venture capital fund backed by Galaxy Digital and Digital Currency Group. Venture capital firm OP Crypto, founded by former Huobi executive …

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Former Mastercard Executive Vice President and NYC CTO Joins Silicon Valley-Based Startup as Chief Experience Officer… | New

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Simplicity Tech Inc., the technology company behind the mobile app that helps cities fight misinformation and strengthen relationships with residents , is proud to welcome Miguel Gamiño Jr. as Chief Experience Officer and Founding Partner. Miguel previously served as Executive Vice President …

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VantageScore® releases the results of its annual model performance evaluation

STAMFORD, Conn. , June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — VantageScore Solutions, today released the results of its model’s annual performance review. In keeping with its mission to promote transparency and assist with the governance model, VantageScore publishes the results of these assessments annually so that lenders and policy makers can be …

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6 Great Shows to See 4th of July Weekend

There are plenty of great live shows to see over the long weekend; here is a partial overview. Choice of concerts: live “Matrix” score, rooftop jazz, etc. Here are three gigs Bay Area music fans should check out. SF Symphony visits ‘The Matrix’: The San Francisco Symphony’s Film with Live …

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Do mask mandates work? Bay Area COVID data says no.

In early June, during an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Alameda County was the only county in the Bay Area to bring back an indoor mask mandate. At the time, county health officer Dr. Nicholas Moss said, “Put back our masks on gives us the best opportunity to limit the impact …

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Mapan Secures US$15 Million from Global and Indonesian Investors in Series A Funding Aimed at Improving Financial Access for Indonesians

Indonesian giants’ participation in the A-series round saw PT Astra Digital Internasional, a subsidiary of PT Astra International Tbk (Astra)Blibli, BRI Ventures, SMDV and Prasetia Dwidharma, as well as global venture capital firms Patamar Capital, Flourish Ventures and 500 Global New funds will be deployed to grow the product line, …

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Meet the Chinese Australians who turned an NFT startup into a unicorn in nine months

阅读中文版 When Sidney Zhang flew from Melbourne to San Francisco, hoping to succeed in the tech world of Silicon Valley, his parents thought he was “crazy”. Especially when his first cryptocurrency company “caught up like a dumpster fire” and he found himself living on a boat for a few weeks. …

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Marqueta Announces Expansion of – GuruFocus.com

Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ), the modern global card issuance platform, today announced a significant expansion of its credit platform with an intuitive new dashboard and over 40 new credit APIs that allow customers to design, test and launch differentiated credit card experiences. Marqeta’s credit platform offers customers greater flexibility and control …

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The Beloved Bay Area theme park will close permanently in the near future

California’s Great America, a Bay Area amusement park that has entertained families for nearly five decades, will close its doors for good in the near future. Cedar Fair, owner and operator of the park, announced Monday that it has sold the land to Bay Area real estate developer Prologis for …

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Huge new park under construction in San Francisco’s Indian Basin | New

In a sleepy corner of Bayview-Hunters Point, the city’s grand plans for the India Basin Coastal Park are beginning to take shape. Construction workers have nearly completed the environmental remediation of the first phase of what will one day be a 64-acre waterfront park. When complete, the more than $150 …

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After Doubled ARR, Leading Software and Game Development Acceleration Platform Incredibuild Raises $35M Led by Hiro Capital, Significantly Boosting Its Valuation

IThe investment will be used to drive Incredibuild’s innovation and growth in areas such as AI, Metaverse and more, as well as improve its supercomputing platform TEL AVIV, Israel, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Incredibuild, creator of the leading hybrid development acceleration platform for developers and DevOps teams, today announced …

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Silicon Valley partnership for New Zealand Merino Company

Harnessing Silicon Valley talent will help Merino growers reduce their impact on the environment, and the rewards will follow, said John Brakenridge, chief executive of New Zealand Merino Company. Photo / New Zealand Merino Thanks to a California connection, New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) executives are confident they can exceed …

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Fintech investors appear to be favoring later-stage deals as the sector takes a hit, recent data shows

Welcome to The Exchange! If you received it in your inbox, thank you for subscribing and for your vote of confidence. If you read this as a post on our site, subscribe here so that you can receive it directly in the future. Each week, I’ll take a look at …

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Several fires this week mark the start of the fire season

Firefighters battled blazes in Contra Costa, San Mateo and Alameda counties on Saturday, after containing several other blazes that have scorched hundreds of acres in the Bay Area over the past few days. Cal Fire’s incident map shows five “active fires of interest” around the state Saturday night, three of …

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Mile-long rainbow light display shines across downtown San Francisco

Just in time for SF Pride weekend, WELCOME by Illuminate, sponsored by Peak Design, debuted at around 9:30 p.m. last night at the Ferry Building, projecting a 4.1-mile-long luminous rainbow – thanks to an array of six laser beams – down Market Street towards Twin Peaks. Pride in San Francisco …

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Nylas Alumni Fund: Investing in Former Employees

Hello and welcome to Pipeline. My name is Biz Carson, and I’ve listened to Beyonc sing “You won’t break my soul” too many times to count this week. On a quick maintenance note: Pipeline will be out of service next Saturday for the holiday weekend. This week in the startup …

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10 Best TV Shows About Tech Companies, According To IMDb

Mark Rylance recently compared his Don’t look up character to Elon Musk, highlighting our society’s growing fixation on tech culture and its eclectic figureheads. Over the past decade, dozens of movies, TV shows, and reality shows have scratched that itch, making tech its subject. While many of these attempts have …

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The Carquinez Model Railroad Society, home to one of the largest model railroads in the Bay Area, has rare open houses

If you know the right people, it’s possible to travel by train from Oakland to Sparks, Nevada in about 25 minutes. The catch is that the entire journey takes place in a single open-air room. This room is inside a historic building in Crockett, which houses a model railroad that …

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United States: San Francisco opens the first drug treatment center

San Francisco [US], June 24 (ANI/Xinhua): US Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, on Thursday announced the opening of the city’s first drug rehabilitation center. The SoMa RISE (Recover, Initiate, Support, and Engagement) center in the South of Market neighborhood, is a safe indoor space for those intoxicated with opioids, …

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Q2 2022 PitchBook Analyst Note: Did VC fly too close to the sun?

A cloudy end to the VC day in the sun Financial markets have taken a series of blows over the past two quarters. With growth stocks falling, a recent wave of layoffs and central banks scrambling to tame inflation, the tailwinds that VC funds enjoyed over the previous two years …

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Tesla auto plants in Austin and Berlin ‘lose billions of dollars’

New Tesla factories in Texas and Germany are ‘losing billions of dollars’ as the electric car maker struggles with production due to supply chain disruptions and battery shortages, Elon Musk said in an interview published Wednesday. What he says : “The Berlin and Austin factories are currently gigantic silver furnaces”, …

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Direct comparison: American Bank (OTCMKTS: AMBK) and Evans Bancorp (NYSE: EVBN)

American Bank (OTCMKTS: AMBK – Get a rating) and Evans Bancorp (NYSE: EVBN – Get a rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, and analyst recommendations. Analyst Recommendations This …

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Goodbye, Airbnb. Hello, Bay Area Luxury Home Exchange to Beyond

“I’m done with vacation rentals” was my recent statement when checking out a wine country home that didn’t live up to the photos. You know them: the “spacious” rooms thanks to a fishbowl lens, the good sunset cast that hides the cracked tiles of the swimming pool and the green …

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NEW THRILLER FEATURES SAN FRANCISCO DOMINATRIX CALLED ON TO FIND A MISSING HEIR

Absurd by Jennifer Mason ABRIDGED: An Elizabeth Cromwell Mystery by Jennifer Mason The tale’s darkness and California setting will recall the works of Thomas Pynchon, but Mason creates an atmosphere of his own. — Reviews of Kirkus SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, June 21, 2022 / EINPresswire.com/ — Author Jennifer Mason …

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MicroTransponder Raises $53M in Series E Funding

MicroTransponder, an Austin, Texas-based medical device company, raised $53 million in Series E funding. Backers included US Venture Partners, GPG Ventures, Exceller Hunt Ventures, Osage University Partners, Action Potential Venture Capital and The Vertical Group. As part of the investment, Casey Tansey …

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Tesla illegally fired thousands of workers, refused to pay them: lawsuit

A new lawsuit seeking class-action status claims Tesla violated federal law by abruptly laying off thousands of workers and denying them two months’ pay. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of allegations aimed at the electric carmaker as it navigates what could be difficult times amid supply chain …

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Bank/non-bank partnerships could come under CFPB scrutiny

Delivery the opening speech Last week at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2022 Consumer Assembly, CFPB Deputy Director Zixta Martinez said the CFPB is “looking closely” at rent-a-bank programs. Assistant manager Martinez said that “[s]some lenders attempt to use [relationships with banks] to evade state interest rate caps and licensing …

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San Francisco city bus hit by SUV; six injured, two of them in critical condition

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Six people were injured, two seriously, when an SUV hit a San Francisco city-owned bus shortly before noon on Saturday, fire officials said. District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani said a pedestrian, the bus driver, other bus passengers and the SUV driver were …

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Ideas for coping with a falling market — RISMedia

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. President and CEO Warren Buffett once said, “It’s not until the tide goes out that you find out who’s been swimming naked.” Today’s real estate market is about to become a living example of this. Our tide is going out and we are going to find out …

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Akbank TAS (OTCMKTS:AKBTY) is trading up 6.2%

Akbank TAS (OTCMKTS: AKBTY – Get a rating) shares rose 6.2% in Thursday’s session. The company traded as low as $1.03 and last traded at $1.03. Approximately 139,315 shares were traded during trading, a 412% increase from the average daily volume of 27,188 shares. The stock previously closed at $0.97. …

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At a Bay Area “test to treat” site, few takers of free antivirals

After avoiding cinemas, restaurants and gyms for more than two years, Helen Ho decided to take her first big risk since the start of the pandemic to attend her graduation. In late May, Ho, 32, flew to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to pick up her doctorate. in public policy from Harvard University. …

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Three travelers assaulted at San Francisco International Airport, suspect in custody

Three travelers were attacked by a man with a “stabbing weapon” at San Francisco International Airport on Friday night, authorities said. San Francisco police say a man drove a vehicle through the airport, entered the international terminal, ‘circled the departure terminal and pulled out a stabbing weapon’ before attacking three …

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Van Hollen, Warner and colleagues introduce bill to spur economic growth in underserved communities

June 17, 2022 Bipartisan legislation will create a new tax credit to encourage private investment in community lenders Today we Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduces bipartisan legislation to promote sustainable economic prosperity in underserved communities. This bill would …

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Bay Area, California both gain jobs in May, but slowdown deepens

The Bay Area and California both added jobs in May as they continued to recover from coronavirus-related illnesses – but for the third month in a row, job gains were weaker than the previous month. Employers added 6,900 Bay Area jobs in May, buoyed by gains in Santa Clara County, …

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Critical Survey: Heartland BancCorp (OTCMKTS: HLAN) and Comerica (NYSE: CMA)

Heartland Bank Corp (OTCMKTS: HLAN – Get a rating) and Comeric (NYSE: CMA – Get a rating) are both finance companies, but which company is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and return. Volatility and risk Heartland BancCorp …

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Bay Area drivers will soon have to pay off $184 million in bridge toll debt

MTC’s Bay Area Toll Authority voted June 8 to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of toll violations to the DMV, which can then bar people from renewing their car registration until their tolls are paid. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 396,000 drivers owe between $22 and $88, 101,000 owe …

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Giants’ Brandon belt homers back in roster

In the fourth inning on Wednesday, Brandon Belt worked on an eight at-bat, eventually working his way to a full count. Belt then threw a 403-foot solo home run into the Royals’ bullpen beyond the center field wall at Oracle Park, to loud and relieved cheers from 25,527 San Francisco …

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True Global Ventures doubles down on Web3 with $146M follow-on fund

Venture capital firm True Global Ventures 4 Plus (TGV4 Plus) announced the closing of a $146 million funding round for a wide range of Web3 projects, highlighting continued investor interest in crypto despite an ongoing bear market. The latest closing, dubbed the TGV4 Plus Follow On Fund, was led by …

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From Big Quit to Forced Quit: Tech Companies Turn to Layoffs After Huge Hiring Surge

The big resignation is turning into a forced resignation. Thousands of layoffs in the tech sector, compounded by a hiring freeze and a slowdown in hiring, highlight the abrupt change in fortunes in recent months due to runaway inflation, fear of stagflation and recession, supply chain disruptions, war in Ukraine, …

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Salisbury Bancorp stock set to split on Friday July 1 (NASDAQ:SAL)

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAL – Get a rating) are due to separate on the morning of Friday, July 1. The 2-1 split was announced on Friday July 1. The newly issued shares will be payable to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday July 1. Shares of …

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Fennemore partners with Bay Area Wendel Rosen

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fennemore continues its strategic expansion in the West by announcing today that it is partnering with Wendel Rosen LLP, one of the oldest and largest full-service business law firms in the ‘East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The combined company will be called Fennemore Wendel in …

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