The Worker-Business Coalition That Toppled Boudin, And Its Future

Michael Bernick, Forbes, June 15, 2022 (The worker-business coalition that toppled Chesa Boudin last week is a model for other communities. It succeeded in taking action against a failed ideology, and in bringing together a multi-racial working class and middle class constituency.) A report issued last Friday showed office occupancy in San Francisco’s core business district…

KQED Voter Guide

California’s primary election is scheduled for June 7, 2022. Voters in the Bay Area will decide on local races, measures and primaries for statewide offices. Every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail, which county election officials will begin to send out by May 9 — the same day that early voting sites…

Travel’s signature scents — and how to avoid them

Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, April 24, 2022 Travel smells. It isn’t just your resort’s signature fragrance wafting through the lobby or the aromatherapy kit in your bathroom. During the seemingly endless pandemic, it’s also the solutions used to clean the public areas in airports, train stations and hotel lobbies. They’re giving us a headache. Airlines, car…

Travel Spending Is Going Places for Card Companies

Telis Demos, Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2022 American consumers’ leisure lives are working hard for card companies right now. American Express AXP 1.97% on Friday reported that spending on its cards for travel-and-entertainment just about matched the prepandemic 2019 level in March. While large corporate travel spending and international consumers still aren’t back to those…

Global business travel sees double-digit surge since February

Hotel Business, April 21, 2022 Business travel is surging forward, international travel is returning and despite new challenges, industry recovery is entrenched. In addition, corporate travel policies are undergoing a revamp and employees are broadly willing to travel for business. These findings are from the April Business Travel Recovery Poll, the latest and 27th in…