Apple More Than Doubles Hiring Of Women And MinoritiesApple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanic workers hired in the last year, although that moved the needle only slightly in terms of improving the overall diversity of its workforce.
Jesse Jackson Visiting Oakland Tech To Announce $15,000 In College ScholarshipsThe Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to visit a high school in Oakland to continue his push for greater diversity in technology.
More SF Landlords Evicting Tenants Without Any Evidence, According To New Housing ReportA new report shows a rising trend of San Francisco landlords evicting tenants for alleged nuisances that include cooking late at night and parking a car outside of the lines.
Apple Reveals Most Workers Are White, Asian Males, CEO ‘Not Satisfied’ With DiversityApple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.
Twitter Reveals Lack Of Diversity Among Workforce, Says It Has Plenty Of Work To Do Saying it has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to diversity, Twitter released information about the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday. The numbers reveal most employees of the social networking giant are male, and predominantly white or Asian.
Twitter Urged To Share Numbers On Workforce Demographics In Campaign Launched On Twitter ItselfCalls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.
Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.
Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state's higher education system.
Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action PushA push to change California's affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.
49ers Threatened With Suit Over Lack Of Minority Contractors At StadiumCivil rights groups were threatening to sue the San Francisco 49ers because they claim minority-owned businesses were shut out the contracting process for the $1.2 billion Santa Clara stadium.
New South Bay School Requires Students To Work While EnrolledCristo Rey San Jose High School, set to open in the fall, offers classes four days a week, with students going to work on Fridays.
UC Berkeley Protesters Occupy Vacant Building For Several HoursStudents who barricaded themselves inside of a vacant University of California at Berkeley building Tuesday evening to demand support for minority programs on campus ended their occupation after several hours.