This week marks one year since minor league baseball players were asked to go home after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down their season in 2020. As players gear up to play again in April, some are reflecting on what the past year has been like.Read More
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ALAMEDA — This immersive video story features the voices of Alameda community members who played a role in renaming the city’s Jackson Park to Chocenyo Park.Read More
This visualization takes a look at coronavirus cases in three Bay Area counties.Read More
The Trump administration had gone ahead with plans to approve new oil drilling leases on public lands in California. The decision opened more than 1.5 million acres to drilling and ended an eight-year moratorium on federal land leasing in the state. The first seven parcels, 35 miles outside Bakersfield total 4,333.58 acres and are slated to go on sale Dec. 10.Read More
Santa Cruz, a beach town that promotes a legacy of tolerance — “Keep Santa Cruz Weird” is the slogan on T-shirts — hasn’t been able to solve a persistent problem with homelessness. As city officials, nonprofits and activists struggle for answers, the onset of winter poses even more threat to those who find shelter in the open. Looming over everything this year is a resurgent coronavirus.Read More
As Senator Kamala Harris was blazing the campaign trail in August, a non-profit based in her hometown released a study that shows Black and Latinx girls are considerably more likely than their peers to identify as leaders. They are also more likely to have role models in their lives who identify as leaders.Read More
Music streaming service Spotify launched its annual “Wrapped” campaign — a data-driven feature that showcases the artists and genres that people listened to the most, individualized reports of user data highlighting users’ top songs and podcasts of the year, how many minutes users spent streaming music and podcasts, and cultural trends that shaped 2020.Read More
At Prubechu’, on the corner of 18th and Mission booming reggae music, bursts of laughter, and a sunny outdoor patio make diners feel as if they’re in the Pacific.Read More
There is no right way to become a world-renowned wildlife photographer – Amos Nachoum took up stints as a war photographer in Israel and a cab driver in New York City in his early career. However, success in the field often hinges upon grit, creativity, and a willingness to learn.Read More
Uncertainty hangs over this year’s holiday preparations. Farmers and grocers were unsure what the demand for turkey and other Thanksgiving staples would look like given limits on indoor gatherings and the economic stress many Americans currently face.Read More
The United States has refused to join COVAX, the global initiative to ensure widespread equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that has reduced funding and made it likely that millions of the world’s poorest won’t have access to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.Read More
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This visualization takes a look at coronavirus cases in three Bay Area counties.
Between 1930 and last year’s awards, 88 percent of best picture nominees were dramas, compared to 53 percent of feature-length films as a whole.
In the last two years, advertisers spent less on Super Bowl advertisements than they had in previous years. To understand this trend, we turned to data on game viewership and time spent watching only Super Bowl advertisements on YouTube.