2:07 p.m. San Francisco expected to have 2,555 hotel rooms available by end of week: San Francisco has contracted with six hotels with a total of 479 rooms to house unsheltered and vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and so far has moved 123 people into hotel rooms, said Trent Rhorer, director of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency. City officials are negotiating with two more hotels that will offer an additional 576 rooms and are expected to be available Thursday — in addition to a third hotel with 1,500 rooms expected to be available by the end of the week. The city is also opening new shelters so it can allow 6 feet between shelter residents. San Francisco is negotiating with two shelter spaces that could house up to 500 people, Rhorer said. Vulnerable residents within the city’s existing shelter system will not be moved to a new shelter, but instead moved to a hotel room. They must be able to care for themselves with little support services, Rhorer … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: U.S. death toll exceeds 5,000
With hurricanes Harvey and Irma causing tens of billions of dollars in damages this month, and one of the worst wildfire seasons causing hundreds of millions in losses in the West, Frumhoff predicted an uptick in such lawsuits, especially with federal regulators sitting on the sidelines. While identifying exactly how much global warming contributed to each of these disasters remains difficult, there’s consensus among scientists that warming raised the probability the events would occur and worsened the blow. … [Read more...] about Advocates blame oil giants for climate change, call Chevron No. 1 culprit
“Clover” looks good, with well-chosen locations as well as able contributions from production designer Giles Masters and DP Matthew Quinn. It also moves at a brisk clip. But the screenplay by Michael Testone (who likewise wrote actor Abrahams’ 2016 directorial debut “All At Once”) is busy without providing much in the way of distinguishing content — it’s just the usual woise goise and goils yelling expletive-riddled tough-guy abuse at each other that the movie mistakes for hilarious banter. … [Read more...] about ‘Clover’: Film Review
“Rick and Morty” continues to be one of the largest success stories for Adult Swim. The Season 3 finale scored a 3.9 rating in adults 18-24 and a 3.2 in adults 18-34 in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day numbers, the highest ratings in network history. In 2018, Adult Swim ordered a 70-episode renewal. The current season only represents the first seventh of upcoming episodes. … [Read more...] about Adult Swim Announces ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Return Date
Even still, the draft can largely be a rare non-contact football event. Teams can’t meet prospects in person, but teams can also get creative and resourceful with technology. Broadcast networks can’t load up a studio with dozens of experts, and there may be fewer creative minds in the edit bays at ESPN and NFL Network to compile all of those highlight packages for every player, but again, technology can help buoy the broadcasts. The draft can happen without spreading the deadly disease. … [Read more...] about NFL Planning Full Season With Full Stadiums — Is It Optimism Or Arrogance?