On Wednesday, Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón closed city-operated gyms he previously didn’t know were open at police stations and other governmental locations. An hour after The Chronicle obtained the letter from Aragon on Thursday, San Francisco announced plans to open gyms Monday. … [Read more...] about Even as gyms partially reopen, fitness companies face an uphill climb
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Experts say it is especially important to avoid cigarettes. They also recommend avoiding strenuous outdoor activities such as exercising or mowing the lawn when the air is bad. When outside, well-fitted N95 masks are also recommended, though they are in short supply because of the pandemic. … [Read more...] about California’s Air Quality Is Poor. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.
Among them were about two dozen COVID-related bills that addressed a range of challenges, including dire shortages of protective gear, sick leave for workers and the administration of a hoped-for COVID-19 vaccine. The measures broadly fit into three categories: dealing with the current crisis, protecting workers and consumers, and preparing for future pandemics. … [Read more...] about In legislative shuffle, California prioritizes safety gear and sick leave during crisis
Niles and Gabrielle bought their first home down by Auberry, a nearby town. In 2015 — their business doing well — they bought a second house and five acres on Tollhouse Road, soon turning it into their dream home. The next year they bought Brock the cabin, as well as Shaver Stables, where Gabrielle was able to share her love of horses and these mountains with visitors. … [Read more...] about ‘I’ve lost absolutely everything’: Fire burns a devastating path through one family’s Sierra empire
Those who do not fit into the binary gender categories — whether they are transgender, nonbinary or simply don't fit the stereotypes (I am a perfect example of someone with female genitalia who doesn't feel particularly female and who loathes the color pink, anything frilly, and who will never feel right being addressed as "ma'am") — already face an uphill battle when it comes to navigating the world and finding acceptance and fair treatment. Transgender people are particularly vulnerable to discrimination and violence, and rituals like gender reveal parties only reinforce a system of inequity that marginalizes the trans community. … [Read more...] about Gender reveal parties are destructive from top to bottom