• For $1K a month, some SF residents have taken up a civic hobby: cleaning up San Francisco streets littered with trash (and God knows what else). Clean Streets, the pandemic-born Mission District organization, was created by locals of the neighborhood who put their own money upfront to help keep their neighborhood decently kept; City-funded SF Public Works, however, has around $350M behind it to do these exact things but has spectacularly failed in executing them as of late. [Mission Local]
  • Apple's ongoing tug-of-war with a homeless camp on its 55-acre property in Silicon Valley has now resulted in a relocation of those people who resided in that community, which has upset neighbors. [Hoodline]
  • In an unfortunately all too familiar narrative spun these days, doctors at Sutter Health hospitals continue describing accounts of COVID-19 patients held in ICUs pleading and begging for a vaccine, even though it’s too late at that point to aid in their recovery. [ABC7]
  • Joining the likes of San Francisco and Oakland: San Jose is expected to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for City employees. [KRON4]
  • The Castro's Weaver's Coffee & Tea has permanently closed at 2301 Market Street, leaving the ground floor space inside the Fitness SF building vacant. [Hoodline]
  • Speaking of caffeine: We'll let you decide whether or not some of these coffeeshops belong on a Best of San Francisco list. [Eater SF]
  • The CDC released a new collection of research that shows unvaccinated individuals are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who've been vaccinated against the disease. [New York Times]
  • Here's the first public look into a U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan after being screened and vetted; the country's refugees held any one of the eight military bases — including a base in El Paso, Texas — where they are temporarily housed and given aid. [Associated Press]

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