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Pretty houses on Bartlett Street, photo by Clara-Sophia Daly.

Dear readers: 

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week. It’s a beautiful day today! Be sure to get outside and enjoy. 

Today we have stories about the new masking guidelines, a new mural in Cypress Alley, and a story about government assistance for undocumented workers. 

I also wanted to take a moment to encourage you to spread the word about our free text messaging service which provides useful information and connection to resources for the Spanish-speaking community.

— Clara-Sophia Daly

And here is the news from Mission Local for today: 

As CDC and experts say ‘throw off the mask’ outdoors, San Franciscans remain apprehensive

By Julian Mark, Clara-Sophia Daly, and Kate Selig

April 27, 2021

Even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday relaxed outdoor masking guidelines — recommending vaccinated people do not need to wear face coverings outdoors except in large gatherings — some vaccinated San Franciscans remained leery. 

‘Working Class for An Affordable Mission’ mural makes its debut

By Clara-Sophia Daly

April 27, 2021

Lucia Gonzalez Ippolito, an artist born and raised in the Mission, has unveiled her latest mural, “Working Class for An Affordable Mission.”

“Working Class for An Affordable Mission”  is on Cypress Street between 25th and 26th streets.

New York is giving over $15,000 to undocumented immigrants in pandemic relief aid, while California has so far offered about $1,700

By Kate Selig

April 28, 2021

New York is offering up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants in relief aid. Will California do the same?

“We’re talking about families that are tens of thousands of dollars in rent debt, families who have burned the entirety of their savings,” said Davida Escobedo, a campaign coordinator for Jobs with Justice. “We need something that can help these folks in the long term.”

One in 10 workers in California — about 1.75 million – are estimated to be undocumented, but they are ineligible for unemployment assistance, forcing some to make the tough choice between persisting through unsafe working conditions, or losing their job with no safety net. 

When faced with distance learning, Julien thrives

By Hélène Goupil, Sindya Bhanoo, and ChiChai Mateo

April 28, 2021

A video essay about a special education student in San Francisco’s experience with distance learning.

COVID Tracker: 36,044 cases, 531 deaths

By Mark Rabine

April 28, 2021

SF Covid numbers today are as sunny as the weather.

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Clara-Sophia Daly is a multimedia storyteller and reporter who has worked both in print and audio. A graduate of Skidmore College where she studied International Affairs and Media/Film studies, she enjoys working at the intersection of art and politics, and focusing on the stories of individuals to reveal larger themes.