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City College of S.F. trustees are wrong to close school’s Fort Mason campus

The closure of City College’s Fort Mason campus is a devastating blow to the people of San Francisco and our city’s creative future.

This beautiful, special art campus fostered so much creativity and community. For four decades, Fort Mason was the place for thousands of San Franciscans to explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media and learn from gifted teachers. Fort Mason helped launch the careers of many artists, and provided not only workspace for creative people who might not be able to afford the price of a private art studio in San Francisco, but also a vibrant, warm and supportive community that encouraged artistic growth and perseverance.

My time spent as an art student at Fort Mason, with teachers and classmates who mentored me in my art practice, was one of the most meaningful educational experiences of my life. My favorite painting teacher, Glen Moriwaki, had studied

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State Gives Union City Guidance To Start School Classes

UNION CITY, CA — If the New Haven Unified School District wants to hold classes in schools instead of online this fall, State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan on Tuesday outlined the state’s waiver process for K-6 schools.

Alameda County is currently on California’s COVID-19 coronavirus “Watch List.”

Pan, the former health officer for Alameda County, said K-6 schools can apply for a waiver to begin in-person instruction if they are located in a county that meets several criteria in spite of being on the state’s Watch List.

Individual schools must submit a site-specific plan to keep students and staff safe, taking into account input from interest groups like labor unions and parent organizations. Those schools must then publicly post their plan and submit it to their local health officer to apply for a waiver.

California Department of Public Health officials will then review each application on a case-by-case basis, taking

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Virus curfew imposed on Australia’s second-biggest city

Australia imposed an overnight curfew on its second-biggest city Sunday and banned people from moving more than five kilometres from home in a bid to control a growing coronavirus outbreak that is infecting hundreds daily.

Declaring a “state of disaster”, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said Melbourne would move to Stage 4 restrictions until September 13 given “unacceptably high” levels of community transmission.

The harshest rules in Australia to date will see city residents face a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am for the next six weeks. Only those carrying out essential work, or seeking or providing care, will be allowed out.

“The time for leniency, the time for warnings and cautions is over,” Andrews said.

“If you are not at home and you should be, if you have the virus and are just going about your business, you will be dealt with harshly. Lives are at stake.”

Melbourne residents

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A Small Georgia City Plans to Put Students in Classrooms This Week

Jefferson High seniors Hope Terhune and Rylee Meadows, who started a petition drive calling for a mandatory mask rule, in Jefferson, Ga., an hour's drive north of Atlanta, July 24, 2020. (Melissa Golden/The New York Times)
Jefferson High seniors Hope Terhune and Rylee Meadows, who started a petition drive calling for a mandatory mask rule, in Jefferson, Ga., an hour’s drive north of Atlanta, July 24, 2020. (Melissa Golden/The New York Times)

JEFFERSON, Ga. — When Jennifer Fogle and her family moved from Indiana to Georgia 13 years ago, they settled in Jefferson, a small, handsome city an hour’s drive from Atlanta, because they had heard about the excellent schools. And until recently, they had little to complain about. The teachers are passionate and committed, and the facilities rival those found at some private schools.

But in recent days Fogle found herself uncharacteristically anxious, after learning that Jefferson City Schools planned to offer face-to-face instruction in the midst of a resurgent coronavirus pandemic that has seen thousands of new cases reported daily in Georgia.

As other districts around the state delayed their back-to-school days or moved

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How the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy is doing its part to combat systemic racism

'Change begins at the local level,' says Angel McGee. (Photo by Jason Hanna / <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/kansas-city/" data-ylk="slk:Royals">Royals</a>)
‘Change begins at the local level,’ says Angel McGee. (Photo by Jason Hanna / Royals)

Angel McGee, manager of communications and outreach for the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy (KCUYA), an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, has witnessed firsthand the developments in the fight against systemic racism being made by the Royals. The Kansas City native participated in the team’s Juneteenth message this year and was instrumental in planning a successful voting drive weeks later.

McGee spoke with Yahoo Sports about how the Royals and the KCUYA are standing by their mission to advocate and educate, detailing how the team’s current objectives align with their intentions to be better allies for their players both at the professional level and within the academy.

Yahoo Sports: What separates what MLB is doing to combat racial injustice from the other major leagues?

Angel McGee: For the Royals, the biggest notion of

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Reparations for Black people in this North Carolina city could be coming. Here’s how

Six years ago, North Carolina set aside $10 million in reparations to compensate victims of a state eugenics program that forcibly sterilized more than 7,000 people well into the 1970s — many of whom were Black.

Now one city is weighing a different set of reparations.

Asheville City Council in western North Carolina is set to vote on a resolution next week that supports community reparations for Black residents, according to an agenda for the July 14 meeting published online.

“Black People have been unjustly enslaved,” the resolution states.

The city of Asheville “apologizes and makes amends for its participation in and sanctioning of the enslavement of Black people,” “for its enforcement of segregation and its accompanying discriminatory practices” and “for carrying out an urban renewal program that destroyed multiple, successful Black communities,” it continues.

The Memorial Day death of 46-year-old George Floyd, a Black man, while in police custody

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