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New data shows Silicon Valley's low-wage workforce hit hard by pandemic

New data shows Silicon Valley's low-wage workforce hit hard by pandemic

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SILICON VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- In a little more than three weeks, we will hit one year since the Bay Area went into pandemic lockdown.The nearly year-long pandemic has hammered Silicon Valley, creating new problems and making existing ones worse. The analysis contained in Joint Venture's new Silicon Valley Index points out, for example, that unemployment brushed close to 12 percent, worse than during the 2008 recession and the dot-com bust.RELATED: "It was upwards of 30 percent for some segments of our population, particularly those who were earning poverty...

Feb 18
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Lockdown split: Bay Area sees spike in divorce filings, domestic abuse cases amid pandemic

Lockdown split: Bay Area sees spike in divorce filings, domestic abuse cases amid pandemic

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The longer the pandemic stretches, the more strain it's putting on relationships. Attorneys are seeing a spike in consultations and divorce filings. Mental health is an important aspect of .Rare are couples who don't encounter a few relationship issues, but 10 months into the pandemic, divorce attorneys say some couples have reached a breaking point."The consultations have increased at least by 50% if not more. I would say the amount of clients who retain and file for divorce have increased by a third," said James Hoover of the Hoover...

Jan 19
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Life after COVID-19: Silicon Valley reinventing future of work with hybrid model

Life after COVID-19: Silicon Valley reinventing future of work with hybrid model

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SILLICON VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Across , tech companies are busy re-inventing the future of work. The changing workplace is part of Google's CEO and others discussed the potential for a hybrid model, mixing both office and remote work.RELATED: "For collaboration, innovation, productivity, we can't deny that the workplace is important," said Sandeep Mathrani, WeWork CEO.But what will the workplace be like when the pandemic ends?WeWork operates collaborative work space for entrepreneurs. Mathrani is convinced the vast majority of remote workers want to go back...

Jan 15
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San Francisco-based streaming service Kanopy curates 'powerful' social justice films focused on diversity, inclusion | abc7news.com

San Francisco-based streaming service Kanopy curates 'powerful' social justice films focused on diversity, inclusion | abc7news.com

By Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:01PM PTKanopy has been working with filmmakers and rights holders to expand the collection as the appetite for and interest in diversity, inclusion and social justice expand.SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As more people become attuned to issues of social justice, interest in historic and current films and documentaries has grown.A streaming service aimed at libraries and universities has curated a collection that has assembled some of the best. Race and social justice are pillars of .The streaming service is available widely at public libraries and universities. The...

Nov 28
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Dr. Fauci receives journalism award from San Jose State University

Dr. Fauci receives journalism award from San Jose State University

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose State's journalism school has bestowed its highest honor, not to a journalist, but to a health official -- Dr. Anthony Fauci.Dr. Fauci was recognized by President Mary Papazian and Journalism Chair Robert Rucker in a virtual ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The inscription on the William Randolph Hearst Award called him "the most trusted voice in America," a theme echoed by ABC7 News anchor Dan Ashley in an opening video."Over the years, we have come to rely on him for honest scientific information, always putting public health at...

Nov 18
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New artificial intelligence feature to detect guns through surveillance video

New artificial intelligence feature to detect guns through surveillance video

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy David Louie Security cameras have become valuable tools to identify threats of violence. There's a new development Wednesday that adds artificial intelligence that can detect guns in security video.The new dimension of artificial intelligence, or AI, has the potential to prevent a mass casualty event.RELATED: "We needed to move away from the thinking that emergency mass notification systems were all about notification, " said David Fraser, CEO of Omnilert.Fraser demonstrated its new Gun Detect technology it claims to be an industry first using AI. Utilizing...

Oct 29
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How San Jose teacher and stay-at-home mom were able to afford to buy a home

How San Jose teacher and stay-at-home mom were able to afford to buy a home

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The pandemic and the economic turmoil that ensued have caused some moderate-income home buyers to be cautious about pursuing their dream of ownership. Yet when there is chaos, there is opportunity.It's a big commitment to buy a house in a county where the median price is $1.4 million. That was giving school teacher David Wulff and his wife Karina Gallardo, a stay-at-home mom, reason to consider moving away to pursue their dream, given their moderate income.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: However, they moved into a three-bedroom, two-bath...

Oct 6
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Coronavirus employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area, new report predicts

Coronavirus employment recovery will not be equal across Bay Area, new report predicts

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- Jobs are starting to come back after the coronavirus pandemic shut down California's economy, however a new report predicts that recovery will not be equal in all parts of the Bay Area and not for all families.The report was created by Beacon Economics, an independent economic research and consulting firm based in Southern California.On a whole, the Bay Area job market is recovering faster than the rest of California.RELATED: Tulsa Folo goes hereThe report shows unemployment has fallen to 8.4% in the South Bay, 9% in San Francisco,...

September 19, 2020
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Leaving the Bay Area: Hundreds of remote workers bite on Tulsa's offer to pay them $10,000 to move

Leaving the Bay Area: Hundreds of remote workers bite on Tulsa's offer to pay them $10,000 to move

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy TULSA, Okla. (KGO) -- How much money would it take to get you to leave the Bay Area? For hundreds of remote workers, it turns out that their price is $10,000.Less than two weeks after , officials say they have been flooded by hundreds of applicants looking to take them up on their offer to move to Oklahoma and work remote in exchange for $10,000.Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Cisco are just a few of the companies that the applicants work for.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: For some applicants it wasn't all about the money."It's too hard to survive here and...

September 18, 2020
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