Introducing Citidexsf – an online directory of San Francisco neighborhood groups
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, in partnership with the great team over at the Neighborhood Empowerment Network, the City Administrator and the Department of Technology just launched Citidexsf – an online Rolodex of local merchant associations. Read More
You tie your shoes, put on your headphones and take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan — they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!
Growing Opportunities for Women in Technology to Help Close the Growing Digital Divide
Etsy, the handmade art and jewelry online marketplace, recently announced partnering with the Hacker School, a three-month coding program in New York City, to provide scholarships for women interested in completing the program.
The Etsy Hacker Grants will award ten $5,000 grants for the three-month summer session. The session itself is free so the money will be utilized for living in and living it up in New York City. Read More
By: Phil Ting
Is California actually proposing to create a “lost generation” denied access to the jobs and the opportunities of a knowledge economy?
Reading the breaking story in the San Francisco Chronicle about the plan to eliminate state grants for graduate students in California State Universities the answer appears to be, sadly, "yes."
Eliminating the State University Grant
The proposal is to block financial aid for all of the CSU’s 20,000 graduate students supported with need-based scholarships called State University Grants. This means the children of the middle class, from working families and from poor families, will face even more limited access to both the jobs of the future and the jobs that we need filled to keep our economy working. Please Read More
Regular Reset readers know that we are closely following the data, the debate and details of the work to close the digital divide.
Now the esteemed Knight Foundation has published a drill down on how one city – Detroit – is addressing the issue. The report is part of an ongoing Knight Foundation series in which investigative reporters take a close look at funding models.
By: Kelsey Rugani
President Obama is scheduled to sign the JOBS Act today, Thursday, April 5, which aims to fuel innovation and enterprises for the 21st century economy. This bill is an important national step forward for issues that Reset San Francisco has championed, including crowdfunding and investing in the innovative community. It allows startups to crowdfund up to $2 million annually from “non-accredited investors,” or more members of the at-large community. Read More
“Crush Capacity” has arrived at Castro Street Station. Seven — count them seven — cars went by this morning so full that no new passengers could get on.
While a better look and feel of the Muni logo might not get you to work any faster, it might make you feel better about waiting 20 minutes to shove into an LRV.
So go ahead — check out this cool new video and submit your Muni logo idea. Now if only the people at Muni doing web videos could be put in charge of train control. Read More
By: Ryan Blake
One of the many reasons that Muni moves so, so slowly is simple physics: people can’t walk in a door if other people are walking out of it. Thankfully, the SFMTA will greenlight a simple solution we’ve been waiting for – starting this July San Franciscans can look forward to all-door boarding on MUNI vehicles. Although not a drastic move, it will boost efficiency and hopefully get MUNI moving faster than a whopping 8 miles an hour. (Last year, we at Reset started an online petition to support all-door boarding based on the high demand we heard from our community town halls hosted by Assessor Phil Ting.) Read More