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Would You Pay $6,000 for Cruise of SF Bay & The Delta?Would You Pay $6,000 for Cruise of SF Bay & The Delta?
By - posted 8/9/2022
Brand New

By Victoria Franco, Bay City News Foundation Starting early next year, tourists can take an 8-day cruise valued at more than $6,000 through San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento, Vallejo and Napa. American Cruise Lines, a small-ship cruise line with headquarters in Connecticut, will offer their first roundtrip tour beginning Feb. 17, 2023, with more...

Popular Mexican Coffee Chain Plans SF CafePopular Mexican Coffee Chain Plans SF Cafe
By - posted 8/9/2022
Brand New, Eat & Drink, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that a popular Mexican coffee and bakery chain, La Borra del Café, is planning to open a San Francisco shop. The chain has its eyes set in the Castro neighborhood, at 2175 Market Street, in a ground-floor retail space of an apartment complex. The more...

SF Zoo's Adorable "March of the Penguins" Welcomes 5 Penguin ChicksSF Zoo’s Adorable “March of the Penguins” Welcomes 5 Penguin Chicks
By - posted 8/8/2022
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, San Francisco

Saturday was the day for the annual — and very popular — March of the Penguins at the San Francisco Zoo. The March of the Penguins is one of the zoo’s most popular events. This morning, five adorable Magellanic penguin chicks — two females and three males which hatched between mid-April more...

SF's 2022 "Jerry Day" Free Music Festival + Excelsior Art WalkSF’s 2022 “Jerry Day” Free Music Festival + Excelsior Art Walk
By - posted 8/6/2022
Fairs & Festivals

20th Annual “Jerry Day” Concert Festival + Excelsior After Parties The Grateful Dead’s iconic bearded lead singer Jerry Garcia had deep roots in San Francisco, having spent his childhood in the Excelsior. After his death, the first “Jerry Day” was held in 2002 to raise money to fix a rundown playground, more...

Cowgirl Creamery to Close Final Retail ShopCowgirl Creamery to Close Final Retail Shop
By - posted 8/5/2022
Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the sad news that after 25 years, Cowgirl Creamery is closing its last remaining retail shop located at 80 4th Street, Point Reyes Station. Their Barn Shop & Cantina, known for its delectable goat cheeses and grilled cheese sammies, will be closing after Labor Day, more...

New In-N-Out Coming to the Bay AreaNew In-N-Out Coming to the Bay Area
By - posted 8/5/2022
Brand New, Eat & Drink

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that the Bay Area is getting a brand new In-N-Out. The new burger joint is opening in Sonoma County in Santa Rosa at 2532 Santa Rosa Ave. Santa Rosa actually already has an In-N-Out location, which opened in 2010, located at 2131 County Center more...

USA's Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant is in SFUSA’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant is in SF
By - posted 8/4/2022
Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Francisco is home to America’s oldest dim sum restaurant. Hidden in an off-the-beaten-path alleyway in Chinatown, at 1 Pagoda Place, is Hang Ah Tea Room, which opened in 1920. The 102-year old restaurant serves handmade dumplings and even bottles up its own more...

Protesters Halt Construction at Berkeley's People's ParkProtesters Halt Construction at Berkeley’s People’s Park
By - posted 8/4/2022
Causes, East Bay, Housing

University of California at Berkeley halted construction Wednesday on housing at historic People’s Park following a protest the university said threatened the safety of workers. Following a judge’s decision Friday that became final this week, UC Berkeley fenced off the park early Wednesday morning to prepare to build $312 million of more...

Free National Parks Day (August 4)Free National Parks Day (August 4)
By - posted 8/3/2022
Freebies, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission aboard all of the historic more...

New 5.4 Acre "Bayfront Park" Comes to SF in Fall 2023New 5.4 Acre “Bayfront Park” Comes to SF in Fall 2023
By - posted 8/3/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

A new 5.4-acre open space between Chase Center and San Francisco Bay will add to the growing number of new parks in the City. Mayor London N. Breed today joined Supervisor Matt Dorsey, the Golden State Warriors and other City and community leaders to celebrate the start of construction for Bayfront more...

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Around the Bay AreaMosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Around the Bay Area
By - posted 8/3/2022
Bay Area Updates, Health & Wellness, Outdoorsy

Four days after Contra Costa County reported mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus, officials in Santa Clara County reported Tuesday that they too have found mosquitoes that have tested positive. The county’s Vector Control District announced plans to begin spraying insecticide from trucks Thursday night in neighborhoods where virus-positive mosquitoes were found more...

Police in Riot Gear Clear Out Berkeley's People's ParkPolice in Riot Gear Clear Out Berkeley’s People’s Park
By - posted 8/3/2022
East Bay, Housing

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News People’s Park in Berkeley was closed early Wednesday morning by police in riot gear to prepare for the construction of housing following a judge’s final ruling on the matter, advocates for maintaining the entire park as open space and University of California at Berkeley officials more...

Free Day at East Bay Waterpark “The Wave” (Aug. 12)Free Day at East Bay Waterpark “The Wave” (Aug. 12)
By - posted 8/2/2022
Freebies, Fun & Games, Swimming / Waterparks

Dublin’s The Wave waterpark is hosting a free admission day on Friday, August 12, 2022. On Friday morning, August 12, KTVU’s “Mornings on 2” news team will be filming a Dublin edition of “Zip Trips” at The Wave. Admission will be free for participants who arrive by 8:30 a.m., and the waterpark more...

Hikers to the World's Tallest Tree in NorCal Face Jail TimeHikers to the World’s Tallest Tree in NorCal Face Jail Time
By - posted 8/2/2022
Outdoorsy

The World’s Tallest Tree in Redwood National Park is now off-limits. And the punishment? A $5,000 fine and 6 months in jail. Redwood National Park has issued the following statement, “As a visitor, you must decide…Will you be part of the park’s preservation? Or part of the problem? There is no trail to more...

The Nation's First Transgender History Month Begins in SFThe Nation’s First Transgender History Month Begins in SF
By - posted 8/2/2022
Only in San Francisco, Pride, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Transgender History Month started Monday with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall and Mayor London Breed extolling the city’s financial investments in the trans community. August is the month in which the city’s famed Compton’s Cafeteria Riot erupted in 1966 as a response to police harassment of transgender residents more...