Nicole Karlis,

Nicole Karlis

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Nicole:

One-third of the prisoners in California's San Quentin State Prison have coronavirus

Public health experts feared a prison coronavirus outbreak would be a nightmare scenario. They were right → Read More

Cancelled July 4th shows leave fireworks industry on "life support"

Pro fireworks companies buy next year's fireworks on credit immediately after the previous year's shows. This year, they can't do that → Read More

Scientists puzzled by massive star that vanished without a trace

Astronomers have theories as to what could explain the rare and sudden disappearance of a very massive star → Read More

Oakland is at the forefront of a national movement to abolish police from K-12 schools

Amid a national conversation about cops and racism, Oakland Unified abolishes their school police force → Read More

Whole Foods Is Quietly Telling Workers Not to Show Black Lives Matter Support

Whole Foods workers are reportedly being sent home for wearing masks with the words or symbols of Black Lives Matter. → Read More

Whole Foods is quietly telling workers not to show Black Lives Matter support at work

Workers at a Whole Foods who wore BLM masks were sent home — though the company brands itself as supporting BLM → Read More

A 1,500 mile-long dust plume is approaching the United States. Here's what to expect

A massive dust plume from the Sahara desert will cloak parts of the US this week — and could have adverse health effects → Read More

Uber drivers protest in front of CEO's home, urge him to stop funding anti-worker ballot measure

Without benefits or unemployment, gig drivers are struggling to make it — so they took their grievances to the top → Read More

With few guests donning masks, Las Vegas service workers fear for their safety

Culinary Union workers say only "10 to 20 percent" of guests on the Las Vegas Strip are wearing masks → Read More

Inside "Blue Leaks," a trove of hacked police documents released by Anonymous

More than one millions documents were just leaked from law enforcement fusion centers → Read More

How bureaucracy kept the Bay Area from housing the houseless

During shelter-in-place, some hotel rooms were opened to homeless people — yet weren't being filled → Read More

Seattle police union booted from county labor council

Police unions often protect corrupt and racist cops; now, many union members and leaders are kicking them out → Read More

Seattle Trader Joe's workers fear the company is retaliating against them for attending BLM protest

Workers who took time off to protest were shocked to find their store suddenly closed "indefinitely." Was it retaliation, or something else? → Read More

Black immigrant domestic workers fearful of seeking government aid amid xenophobic political climate

Trump's rhetoric has sown a deep mistrust of the state among many of those who need government help the most → Read More

A new, recurring radio wave burst from space could reveal more about its mysterious origins

Scientists are intrigued by the origins of a new burst that is occurring every 157 days in the Milky Way → Read More

With affordable housing already scarce, Oakland is poised for a post-pandemic homelessness boom

Without rent relief for California tenants, housing advocates fear the pandemic will worsen the homelessness crisis → Read More

Starbucks' hypocrisy on Black Lives Matter epitomizes how corporations rely on police to function

The coffee giant's lip service has created a furor — and shows how corporations can't have it both ways on police → Read More

Multiple strains of coronavirus are now circulating in the US. Here’s what that really means

Anew analysis published in the journal Science found seven new strains of the coronavirus that have been circulating in California — and that's according to a very small sample size. Specifically, a group of international scientists looked at samples from 36 COVID-19 patients in nine California c → Read More

Multiple strains of coronavirus are now circulating in the US. Here’s what that means

As the coronavirus moves around the country, it's mutating — but that isn't as bad as it sounds → Read More

Elon Musk reopened his Tesla factory in defiance of county orders. Then an outbreak happened

Last months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk openly defied stay-at-home orders in Alameda County in order to reopen his car factory in Fremont, California. The oppositional billionaire, who had been skeptical of public health recommendations — and who previously dismissed the pandemic as "dumb" —first filed a l → Read More