Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan donate $3.6 million to stem SF housing crisis

February 9, 2017 by  
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook , and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, are donating millions of dollars to help to help mitigate the effects of San Francisco’s so-called “housing crisis.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , the limited liability vehicle the duo established in 2015 for their philanthropic endeavors, is giving $3.1 million to the Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto , a nonprofit legal-aid group that works with evicted and displaced individuals and families of limited means. Another $500,000 will benefit the University of California, Berkley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation , which works to solve housing challenges through research and policy. “In the Bay Area, few challenges are greater than the need for affordable housing,” David Plouffe, president of policy and advocacy for the initiative, said in a statement. “[The grants] will support those working to help families in immediate crisis while supporting research into new ideas to find a long-term solution—a two-step strategy that will guide much of our policy and advocacy work moving forward.” CLSPEA says it will portion some of its grant, which will be doled out over three years, to grassroots partners such as Faith in Action-Bay Area and Youth United for Community Action . The money will help the organization serve an additional 2,500 residents, according to Daniel Saver, senior staff attorney for CLSEPA’s housing program. Most of them live in in East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, and North Fair Oaks, and many either risk displacement or live in unsafe conditions. Related: Mark Zuckerberg announces he will give 99% of his Facebook shares to charity “Housing is on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the Bay Area,” Saver told the Mercury News . “The crisis affects people all across the gamut: middle class and working class, teachers, nurses, service workers … and especially people of color are being written out of our communities by rising rents and unjust evictions. It’s not just a housing crisis that we have; we have a displacement disaster on our hands. We’re bleeding people out of our communities every single day.” Carol J. Galante, faculty director at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, said Chan and Zuckerberg’s largesse will help her group “figure out how the Bay Area can get out of the difficult situation it’s in relative to such high costs of housing.” She is, at the moment, editing a paper about off-site construction and how the construction industry “ramp that up” in a way that not only lowers costs by 20 percent but also curtails building time by 40 percent. “A portion of the apartment that you’re building is prebuilt in a factory,” she explained. “Think of it as bringing in Legos and stacking them together on top of the foundation.” Via Mercury News Photos from Facebook

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Wild bison return to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years

February 9, 2017 by  
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Wild bison are coming home to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in roughly 140 years. Although bison were common sights in the Canadian landscape with a population that numbered in the millions in the early 1800s, these huge and herbivorous mammals nearly disappeared by the end of the 19th century as a result of hunting. Now 16 bison are back at Banff as part of a carefully planned conservation effort to re-establish the species within the area’s ecosystem. With any luck, the herd’s numbers will be growing soon: many of the transferred bisons are pregnant.

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Mark Zuckerberg announces he will give away 99% of his Facebook shares to charity

December 1, 2015 by  
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In a letter to his newborn daughter, Mark Zuckerberg just announced that he will give away 99% of his Facebook shares to charity (an amount valued at $45 billion) over the course of his lifetime. Zuckeberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, just launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative , whose mission is to “advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research, and energy.” The new dad will be taking two months paternity leave as he settles into being a family man, yet his influence over Facebook isn’t over yet. Read the rest of Mark Zuckerberg announces he will give away 99% of his Facebook shares to charity

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Facebook signs on Frank Gehry to design two more buildings for their California campus

April 9, 2015 by  
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Facebook is still getting settled in their brand-new headquarters designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry , and they must really ‘like’ it because they’ve got plans in the works to add two more buildings to the campus. The San Francisco Business Times reports that Facebook has proposed plans to the Menlo Park City Hall for two more blocks of social media presence, to be situated just west of the new HQ. The new additions will reportedly add 90,000 square meters (968,750 square feet) of work space for Facebook employees. Read the rest of Facebook signs on Frank Gehry to design two more buildings for their California campus Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Facebook , Facebook headquarters , facebook headquarters expansion , facebook hq expansion , Facebook Menlo Park headquarters , Frank Gehry , frank gehry architect , franky gehry-designed buildings , mark zuckerberg

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Artist paints portrait of Mark Zuckerberg with poop

January 20, 2015 by  
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Mark Zuckerberg is not generally thought of as a well-loved person—many, in fact, believe that he single-handedly ruined the Internet by making the surveillance-rife, brand-punishing, populace-dumbing-down Facebook central to how people consume the Web. Now, one artist—Brooklyn’s KATSU—is making public opinion painfully literal, by creating a portrait of Zuckerberg from his own feces. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Artist paints portrait of Mark Zuckerberg with poop Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fecal art , katsu , KATSU art , KATSU fecal art , KATSU Zuckerberg photos , mark zuckerberg , poop painting , poop power , remember the future , zuckerberg painting , Zuckerberg poo art , Zuckerberg poo painting , Zuckerberg poop painting , zuckerberg portrait

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Hong Yi Recreates Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Portrait Using ‘Game of Thrones’ Books

July 25, 2012 by  
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