July

How to watch and what to expect from July 11th’s wild video games showcase

Irreverent and innovative indie games label Devolver Digital presents its own take on mid-2020’s spate of online showcase events.

Devolver Digital is lining up to entertain its fans and skewer its games and tech industry chums with a “live pre-recorded event” set for 12 noon PT on July 11.

The show is to be broadcast via twitch.tv/twitchgaming, and its start time equates to 3pm ET, 7pm UTC, 8pm UK, 9pm Central Europe and South Africa, then half past midnight on July 12 in India, 3am in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Beijing, China, 4am in South Korea and Japan, and 5am in Sydney, Australia.

Historically, Devolver Digital’s E3 shows have layered scathing industry satire and rapid-fire video game previews and

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Tax filers face ‘enormous’ risk for identity theft as July 15th deadline looms

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About 58,000 fraudulent unemployment claims were discovered in Massachusetts, and actual unemployed people are the one who pay the biggest price.
About 58,000 fraudulent unemployment claims were discovered in Massachusetts, and actual unemployed people are the one who pay the biggest price.

When it comes to online scams, nothing is sacred. Malicious actors will take advantage of the elderly, target people trying to make positive change in the world, and even capitalize on others’ misfortune. It seems like a new scheme is hatched every day. The latest on our radar is the massive unemployment check fraud committed in Massachusetts following an uptick in pandemic-related job loss.

The criminal activity was first detected by the Massachusetts unemployment systems as part of a nationwide scam back in May, according to Massachusetts Live. As of July, the count is 58,000 fraudulent claims and a

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Wednesday, July 8

Citywide

<p>Stern Grove amphitheater, packed with attendees during the summer concert season. | Photo: Cheryl Guerrero/Hoodline</p>

Stern Grove amphitheater, packed with attendees during the summer concert season. | Photo: Cheryl Guerrero/Hoodline

The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF online event calendar for Wednesday, July 8. Watch a documentary about a lesser-known AIDS activist, bring the kids to a Puerto Rican dance class, or play a trivia game for musical theater lovers.

AIDS 2020: ‘Thanks to Hank’

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The 23rd International AIDS Conference has gone online this year, and LGBTQ+ film festival Frameline is joining in to screen “Thanks to Hank,” a documentary about late San Francisco activist Hank Wilson.

The 81-minute film uses animation

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All the best 4th of July sales you can still shop right now

From apparel to Gravity blankets, the 4th of July is the perfect time to snag goodies at a discount.
From apparel to Gravity blankets, the 4th of July is the perfect time to snag goodies at a discount.

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The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but you can still score some huge savings on clothing, appliances, mattresses, electronics and more, thanks to plenty of extended and particularly patriotic sales from all your favorite retailers.

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With discounts on fridges and washing machines at Best Buy and deals on patio furniture, grills and décor at Home Depot and Wayfair, plenty of stores are still feeling the red, white and blue spirit. Ahead, find our roundup of all the best Fourth of July sales you can still shop this week to finally

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, July 7

Citywide

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The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF online event calendar for Tuesday, July 7. Learn more about orchids, explore artwork addressing nature and society or tune in as interfaith leaders reflect on HIV and AIDS.

AIDS 2020 Interfaith Service

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Start your Tuesday by gathering online with interfaith leaders to celebrate, reflect and pray for resilience in the fight against AIDS at the start of the annual conference of the International AIDS Society.

Live-streamed from Grace Cathedral, tune in for this special interfaith service featuring video prayers and words of inspiration from Rev. Canon Gideon

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What to buy in July, according to an expert

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If you didn’t take advantage of Fourth of July sales, don’t worry— the rest of the month is likewise full of sales and deals. Brands like ASOS savings on dresses and jumpsuits if you’re looking for a new outfit to wear after months of staying home in pajamas. Sales are available in-store and online — if you’re going out, make sure to wear a face mask. For those looking to make the most of a staycation, retailers like Walmart and Home Depot are offering savings on items that can upgrade your outdoor oasis. Low prices on patio furniture, fire pits and pool floats can

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July 15 tax return deadline is right around the corner: What to know

July 15 is the new April 15 for those who still have not filed a tax return. The traditional April income tax deadline was extended this year  for 2019 tax returns, due to the upheaval created by COVID-19.

The one-time extension applied for Michigan returns too, as well as the City of Detroit returns. 

Think everybody who waited owes big money? Think again. Oddly enough, experts say millions of procrastinators are likely owed a federal income tax refund for 2019.

H&R Block estimates that more than half of its clients who still need to file would receive a refund after they file. And the tax giant is running TV ads this summer highlighting the prospects of a tax refund. 

As many as 11.3 million people still had not received federal income tax refunds for 2019 taxes — down 10.8% from a year ago, based on data through June 19 from

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Trump Trolled for Fourth of July Event Performer as Internet Recalls Obama’s Star Power

President Donald Trump is being trolled on Twitter after footage of a man singing a Bruno Mars song at his Fourth of July event at the White House was shared online.

Many of the president’s critics were quick to point out that former President Barack Obama had the real Bruno Mars perform at his Fourth of July party in 2015, calling it “a tale of two presidents.”

“Perfect anology [sic] for the deterioration at the White House: 5 years ago the real Bruno Mars performed at the White House,” one user wrote on Twitter while retweeting the video of Trump’s celebration. 

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In the footage, the

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Last chance! Wake up feeling refreshed (not achy) with Casper’s 4th of July mattress sale

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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Dogs, July 4 Fireworks Don’t Mix: Check Baltimore Area Shelters

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — Charlie, Lucy and all the other family dogs making your lives richer are more likely to run away on July 4-5 than at any other time of the year as they flee in terror from the booming fireworks displays commemorating Independence Day.

This year, cities and groups across America, including in Baltimore County, have canceled a slew of Fourth of July fireworks displays to discourage large crowds where the coronavirus can easily spread. Charlie and Lucy probably haven’t noticed.

In the past, dog owners have had more control over when or if their pets are exposed to loud fireworks. But now, several cities have reported spikes in the number of people shooting off illegal fireworks since the pandemic began.

In Hartford, Connecticut, for example, illegal fireworks have been popping off for months. The police chief there said dispatchers field about 200 noise complaints a day about

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