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SF Will Officially Allow Streets & Parks for Outdoor Dining This SummerSF Will Officially Allow Streets & Parks for Outdoor Dining This Summer
By - posted 5/26/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces Shared Spaces Program to Support Neighborhood Activity and Local Businesses Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Shared Spaces will enable more flexible use of sidewalks, streets, and other public spaces for neighborhood businesses. Mayor London N. Breed announced on Tuesday the creation of the Shared Spaces Program to support neighborhoods by more...

CA Now Allows In-Store Retail Statewide (If Your County OKs it)CA Now Allows In-Store Retail Statewide (If Your County OKs it)
By - posted 5/26/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

On Monday, The California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for more...

Say Goodbye to BART's Paper Tickets at SFO Starting June 1Say Goodbye to BART’s Paper Tickets at SFO Starting June 1
By - posted 5/26/2020
Bay Area Updates

Thanks to KPIX5 for letting us know that BART is no longer issuing paper tickets At SFO as of June 1 and will be Clipper only. Starting, June 1, 2020, BART will eliminate the sales of paper tickets at San Francisco International Airport Station as it expands the number of stations more...

SF's North Beach Now Offers Free Restaurant DeliverySF’s North Beach Now Offers Free Restaurant Delivery
By - posted 5/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

The restaurant industry has obviously been hit hard during the pandemic, but some community-minded neighbors in North Beach are trying to come to the rescue. A group of volunteers within the North Beach Neighbors association has started “North Beach Delivers” – a free restaurant delivery program focusing on a different restaurant more...

Tom Hanks' Fun Video for Oakland High School Class of 2020Tom Hanks’ Fun Video for Oakland High School Class of 2020
By - posted 5/25/2020
Bay Area Updates

Thank you ABC7 for letting us know about the special graduation message Tom Hanks gave to seniors at his alma mater Oakland’s Skyline High School. The graduating Class of 2020 at Skyline High School last Friday had a surprise message from Oscar-winning actor and world-famous Skyline alumnus Tom Hanks: “I would like more...

More SF Dive Bars Close Down: Thieves Tavern & Blind Cat Gone After 15 YearsMore SF Dive Bars Close Down: Thieves Tavern & Blind Cat Gone After 15 Years
By - posted 5/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Heartbreaking news from Hoodline, that Mission dive bars Thieves Tavern, Blind Cat are closing for good. A sad day for Mission dive bar fans, The Blind Cat and Thieves Tavern are closing permanently due to lack of income amidst the pandemic. Thieves Tavern opened in December 2005 and Blind Cat in more...

"Gerald" The Turkey Goes Wild on Oakland Park Goers“Gerald” The Turkey Goes Wild on Oakland Park Goers
By - posted 5/25/2020
Bay Area Updates

Thank you SFist and ALT1053 for letting us know that a particularly aggressive turkey has gone “wild” on park-goers at Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood. One particular turkey, “Gerald” is getting fairly aggressive, trying to make sure humans know this is his turf. After all, it is his more...

SF's Awesome Burrito Spot "La Taqueria" Reopens WednesdaySF’s Awesome Burrito Spot “La Taqueria” Reopens Wednesday
By - posted 5/24/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s well-loved “La Taqueria” in the Mission (on Mission between 24th and 25th) will be reopening for to-go orders on Wednesday, May 27th after a two month shutdown. How awesome is La Taquiera? They won the title of “America’s Best Burrito” in a fivethirtyeight.com smackdown back in 2014. Masks will be more...

Construction on SF's Newest 4.5 Acre Park has RestartedConstruction on SF’s Newest 4.5 Acre Park has Restarted
By - posted 5/24/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Funcheap Needs Your Help Our goal is to stay open during the crisis and, more importantly, when we come out of this. If you love Funcheap, can you help us stay alive? Learn more at GoFundMe Construction on SF’s new “Francisco Park” has finally been restarted after being paused under the City’s more...

"Carnaval SF" Live Stream Virtual Festival on May 24th“Carnaval SF” Live Stream Virtual Festival on May 24th
By - posted 5/24/2020
Bay Area Updates, Virtual Events

One of the Largest Latin Culture Festivals In The West Coast “Carnaval San Francisco 2020” Live Streams To Feed Thousands Of Latino Families this Sunday. Watch Live Stream on Sunday, May 24th from 2-4pm – Donate Dancers, Drummers, Musicians and More Slated to Participate in The 42nd Annual Virtual Parade and Festival. more...

SF's "Musée Mécanique" on Pier 45 Saved from FireSF’s “Musée Mécanique” on Pier 45 Saved from Fire
By - posted 5/23/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

A massive fire hit Pier 45 this morning damaging a warehouse, but our favorite quirky little historic arcade has survived. The interactive Musée Mécanique museum, at the end of Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf, features tons of 20th-century penny arcade games and antique arcade artifacts, most of which are operational and more...

Massive Fire at SF's Pier 45. Historic WWII Ship SavedMassive Fire at SF’s Pier 45. Historic WWII Ship Saved
By - posted 5/23/2020
Bay Area Updates

A major fire struck San Francisco near Fisherman’s Wharf this morning destroying a large warehouse at Pier 45, but firefighters were able to save the historic WWII liberty ship, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien. @FitzTheReporter reports there were 100 firefighters and 40 vehicles deployed @MuseeMecSF says the Musée Mécanique has survived and there more...

See's Candies is Back!See’s Candies is Back!
By - posted 5/23/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KTVU for letting us know that after two months, See’s Candies is back ramping up production. Back in March, See’s Candies shut down their production lines, for the first time since WWII, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Now they are back and slowly ramping up production in the Bay more...

Sorry, Japan Won't Pay for Half Your Next Trip. Only for Domestic TravelersSorry, Japan Won’t Pay for Half Your Next Trip. Only for Domestic Travelers
By - posted 5/23/2020
Deals, Travel

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the news was too good to be true. Japan’s leading English news, The Japan Times, initially reported that ““the government is planning to lure back foreign visitors by covering half of their travel expenses”. However, Japan Tourism Agency has since clarified that this promotion is strictly for domestic more...

Free Las Vegas Hotel Stays at "The Venetian" for Hospital WorkersFree Las Vegas Hotel Stays at “The Venetian” for Hospital Workers
By - posted 5/22/2020
Freebies, Travel

When it’s safe and you’re ready to travel, The Venetian is giving away free hotel stays to our country’s essential workers and first responders. Many professions qualify; check their list. There’s a limited number of free rooms available, so be sure to call soon to book. The Venetian says…. We’re honoring our essential more...