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Mayor Breed nominates small-business owner to SFMTA board after previous pick’s rejection

San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small-business owner Manny Yekutiel on Monday to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.

Yekutiel, owner of restaurant, bookstore and political event space Manny’s in the Mission, is also a member of the city’s Small Business Commission and board member of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

The nomination, which requires Board of Supervisors approval, would fill the sixth of the seven SFMTA board positions. In August, the Board of Supervisors rejected Breed’s nomination of transit advocate Jane Natoli and approved nominee Sharon Lai, a former city planner. Breed called the board’s rejection of Natoli’s appointment a “deeply cynical move that represents what is wrong with San Francisco politics.”

Natoli would have been the first transgender woman to serve on the board that oversees a huge swath of the city’s transportation and transit infrastructure, including Muni’s budget, parking and safe bike lanes.

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Mayor Breed nominates small business owner to SFMTA board

San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small business owner Manny Yekutiel on Monday to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.



Emanuel Yekutiel standing in front of a building: San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small business owner Manny Yekutiel to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.


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San Francisco Mayor London Breed nominated small business owner Manny Yekutiel to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board.


Yekutiel, owner of restaurant, bookstore and political event space Manny’s in the Mission, is also a member of the city’s Small Business Commission and board member of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

The nomination, which requires Board of Supervisors approval, would fill six of the seven SFMTA board positions. In August, the Board of Supervisors rejected Breed’s nomination of transit advocate Jane Natoli and approved nominee Sharon Lai, a former city planner. Breed called the board’s rejection of Natoli’s appointment a “deeply cynical move that represents what is wrong with San Francisco politics.”

Natoli would have been the first transgender woman

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The Unicorn Visa? The X1 Card? A New Breed of Futuristic Credit Cards Is Vying for Your Wallet

Is your credit card ripe for a technology update? That’s what some entrepreneurs think, and they’re going all in on a new generation of credit cards that attempt to leverage emerging tech for an upgraded user experience.



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Among the coolest new features of this breed of futuristic cards is their ability to create temporary virtual credit card numbers — which can be used for purchases and then disappear before they could possibly be used by a scammer. There are some great old-fashioned perks for these cards too, like the chance of earning 3x points or more on purchases.

The X1 Card

According to X1’s co-founder and CEO, Deepak Rao, there’s been “No true innovation in credit cards for multiple decades.” He notes that most people use basically the same cards as their parents and even their grandparents, and he cites cards that are still in

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