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Are San Francisco shops complying with the city's 'cashless' ban?
SAN FRANCISCO — It's been a little more than a month since the ban on cashless shops in San Francisco came into effect. So how's it working? Michael Finney came out on your side with a secret shopper to figure out.
You might remember that cashless shops were making real breakthroughs into San Francisco, accelerating the shopping process, and doing away with the check-out line at Amazon Go.
Amazon Go Vice President, Gianna Puerini, said to 7OYS, "Customers just walk in, take whatever they want, and then go out if they are done shopping."
The method was quicker if you owned a smartphone, downloaded an app, and got a credit card. However, there were doubts about the "unbanked"— those without entry to a bank account. How are they going to purchase items? These concerns were discussed when the San Francisco Supervisory Board banned most credit and debit card-only companies.
Supervisor Vallie Brown introduced the measure, saying, "I always say cash is king, and if you have cash, you should be able to go anywhere you want." The new rules were in effect more than a month, so it was time to see if companies were complying with the new law.
The day before the law came into effect, Sweet Green still had a money tag on his front door. Yesterday, the sign was drawn and cash was accepted.
Amazon Go said that he was taking money in all of its stores— but before the ban was enforced, Michael Finney was told that money was not accepted at one location. After the ban came into effect, a 7 On Your Side Secret shopper went to the shop and cash was accepted. The secret shopper tested the other locations of Amazon Go and money was always accepted.
A 7 On Your Side Viewer asked us to test out The Organic Coup restaurant. After the cashless ban came into effect, the store still had signs that said no cash had been accepted. Finney, however, went in and was able to pay a bill of ten dollars. The signs have been removed now.
Supervisor Vallie Brown argues that there is a good reason for companies to comply: severe fines. "They can fine you $100 for your first offense, and then if you still don't take cash, it will rise gradually, and your third is a thousand dollars, and it's a misdemeanor."
Only three types of businesses are allowed to reject cash: pop-ups, food trucks, and professionals such as doctors and lawyers. If you experience someone else who doesn't take cash, please let 7 on your side know.
Firefighters battle huge fire in a warehouse in San Francisco
A massive fire broke out in a warehouse in San Francisco on Saturday morning at San Francisco's Pier 45. Fire Department controlled it.
According to the San Francisco Fire Department, the fire started at around 4:15 a.m. At that time, no one was in the Warehouse.
Firefighters responded to the area of Taylor and Jones Street as the fire was first reported as a 1-alarm, but it grows up to become a 4-alarm.
The fire took more than a hundred fire units and 45 fire trucks to get diminished, and among these, one fire truck got damaged.
According to the fire officials, a part of the building collapsed, and the flames of fire reached above 100 feet of height.
One firefighter got an injury in his hand and arm and has immediately taken to a hospital. No other injuries were reported from the scene.
Lieutenant Jonathan Baxter said that
the firefighters were able to save the historic SS Jeremiah O'Brien and the museum on the pier.
"The fireboat St. Francis, San Francisco Fireboat 3, was put in the position to protect the historic Jeremiah O'Brien vessel. The St. Francis, per my operations chief, saved the Jeremiah O'Brien vessel," Lt. Jonathan Baxter said.
Long Island’s Bagel Boss is soon starting home delivery
A staple breakfast spot of Long Island people is the Bagel Boss, which is being run by sixth-generation.
Due to pandemics, many of their outlets are closed, and people are unable to reach their bagels. For this, Alex Rosner, the General manager of Bagel Boss, is launching an online platform to deliver bagels to homes across the country.
Bagels after being baked are cooled, packed, and shipped the same morning.
"If you are from Long Island, you know that the bagels just aren't the same anywhere else," said Rosner. "Eating a fresh bagel any place from Long Island, specifically Bagel Boss, brings a smile to your face doesn't matter where you are in the country, and right now, everyone can use a smile."
You can sign in to their website BagelsOfTheMonth.com and order from a variety of flavors from 'Everything' to 'Rainbow.'
Rosner is implementing all the measures to keep the customers safe and provide them with excellent and reliable products.
"We pride ourselves on being able to give back to the community," said Rosner. "One way to do that is just by always be opening and having a place to be able to get food and supplies."
Man accused of shooting a cook in restaurant for telling him to wear a mask in Aurora
Authorities said that a man was arrested for shooting a Waffle House employee because he was asked to wear a mask inside the restaurant by the employee.
Kelvin Watson, 27, was arrested by the Aurora Police on a charge of first-degree on Monday.
According to the arrest affidavit, Watson came after midnight on Thursday in the restaurant, and the waitress asked her to wear a mask to get served. The restaurant was only offering carry-out service.
Then Watson returned with a mask in hands but did not put it on, and when he was again asked to wear the mask, he put a small gun on the counter and told the cook that he could "blow your brains out," said a witness in the affidavit.
The following night, Watson stepped in the restaurant and did not wear a mask again, and when he was again told that he would not be served, then he slapped the cook in the face. Then he shot the cook in the chest or abdomen outside of the restaurant as the cook ran to getaway. The cook was released on Friday afternoon from the hospital.
"We are deeply saddened and regret that this senseless act of violence occurred," Waffle House spokesperson Njeri Boss said.
MARKS WAS DRAWN ON GROUND TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN DOLORES PARK, SAN FRANCISCO
A photograph shows social distancing circles drawn on ground at San Francisco's Dolores Park.
Because of the coronavirus disease outbreak this was popular in many parks across the world.
It is a way to enjoy the outdoor activities while still going to practice social distance for visitors who come.
San Francisco registered more than twenty-one hundred reports of coronavirus as of Wednesday afternoon, and thirty-seven fatalities.
Virtual travel: “View from My Window” makes you travel the world in quarantine
Barbara Duriau had created a Facebook Page- View from My Window. This virtual platform allows millions of people to treat their eyes by viewing beautiful travel pictures.
Duriau was keen to know about the circumstances and reality across the world. She is a freelance graphic designer from Amsterdam, and in late March, she posted a picture showing the view from her window. When the lockdown started, she realized that everyone is stuck with the same view.
By a month after she created this page, more than two million people joined the page. This page has brought out stories of various people, and people share more than just their view.
Sarah Hill from Arrowbear Lake posted that she finds it interesting to look at pictures posted by others as she has travelled internationally with her husband. In mid-April, she posted a snowy landscape picture. Hill explained she wanted to post this as many would find this unique and would not expect to see in Southern California; she wanted to share her perspective from that little part of the world. Hill said her post got comments from individuals in Michigan right to Austria, and she's not the only one. Each upload receives uncountable comments from individuals everywhere throughout the world, sharing expressions of inspiration and support.
The creator, Duriau, expressed her will to publish a book with the pictures from this Facebook group, and she would donate the earnings for a social cause.