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Contra Costa County Offers Unique Weddings at Vintage Car Museum for Valentine's DayContra Costa County Offers Unique Weddings at Vintage Car Museum for Valentine’s Day
By - posted 2/9/2023
Celebrations, East Bay, Valentine's Day

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation For people in love with another human and cars, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office has a special Valentine’s Day deal. The office will host a “Destination Weddings” event at the Martinez Cobra Museum for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2023. Sixteen marriage ceremonies will be more...

Amsterdam-Style "Coffee Shops" to Become Legal in California?Amsterdam-Style “Coffee Shops” to Become Legal in California?
By - posted 2/9/2023
Bars, Brand New

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes may soon be able to come to California, thanks to a newly introduced bill in the Legislature. Introduced on Monday by Assembly Member Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, the bill would allow weed shops to serve food and coffee, and host live music more...

SF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom is Here (2023)SF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom is Here (2023)
By - posted 2/8/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and more...

Oakland's New "Tiny Home" Cabin Community OpensOakland’s New “Tiny Home” Cabin Community Opens
By - posted 2/8/2023
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

Oakland opened a new cabin community this week to temporarily house unhoused residents, particularly in the Wood Street area where scores of people were living under freeway overpasses. The location of the new cabin community is 2601 Wood St., where there will be housing for up to 100 people. The more...

80,000 Free Tulips Are Coming to SF's Union Square80,000 Free Tulips Are Coming to SF’s Union Square
By - posted 2/8/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Freebies, Spring Flowers, Wow

In honor of International Women’s Day, on March 4, 2023, a colorful display of more than 80,000 tulips will cover Union Square in San Francisco. Best of all, you’re invited to visit the site and pick your own bunch of tulips to take home or give to a woman who more...

SF's New Downtown IKEA Set to Open Spring 2023SF’s New Downtown IKEA Set to Open Spring 2023
By - posted 2/7/2023
Brand New, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for the update that San Francisco’s new downtown Ikea, located in a brand new urban mall, has announced its opening its doors in spring 2023. It’s been more than two years since the vacant 6×6 Mall at 945 Market Street was purchased for $198 million. The building more...

Bay Area Gets Brand New Summer Music Festival for 2023Bay Area Gets Brand New Summer Music Festival for 2023
By - posted 2/7/2023
Brand New, Get Out: Events

The Bay Area is getting a brand new music festival. Re:SET Bay Area is happening Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4 at Frost Amphitheater at Stanford. The music festival is curated by the artists themselves. Each headliner, LCD Soundsystem, Steve Lacy, and boygenius, chose their own supporting acts. Re:SET was conceived more...

Parking at SF's Muni Stops is Going AwayParking at SF’s Muni Stops is Going Away
By - posted 2/3/2023
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

In late November 2021, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling for us to “promote unobstructed pedestrian access for boarding public transit by eliminating parking in bus stops.” There are more than 3,500 Muni stops in San Francisco, and about 1,200 are stops at which there more...

SFMOMA Hosts US Naturalization Ceremony (Feb. 11)SFMOMA Hosts US Naturalization Ceremony (Feb. 11)
By - posted 2/2/2023
Artsy Fartsy, San Francisco

On February 11, SFMOMA partners with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to host a Naturalization Ceremony for more than 40 new U.S. citizens in front of Diego Rivera’s inspirational Pan American Unity mural in the museum’s free-to-see ground floor Roberts Family Gallery. Attendees include 40–50 individuals from around the globe who more...

Yogurtland's BOGO Frozen Yogurt Day (Feb. 6)Yogurtland’s BOGO Frozen Yogurt Day (Feb. 6)
By - posted 2/2/2023
Eat & Drink, Freebies

Yogurtland is celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day with a buy one, get one free offer on Monday, February 6, 2023. Buy One, Get One Free: Buy one yogurt or ice cream, get one yogurt or ice cream of equal or lesser value free. Valid on Feb 6, 2023 only. Valid in-store only more...

SF Signs Ambitious Plan to Add 82,000 New Homes in 8 YearsSF Signs Ambitious Plan to Add 82,000 New Homes in 8 Years
By - posted 2/2/2023
Housing, San Francisco

Today Mayor London N. Breed signed San Francisco’s Housing Element, which sets out a plan for the City to create over 82,000 new homes in the next eight years. The Housing Element was approved by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting today, and now is being transmitted to the California Department more...

Oakland Signs Historic Deal to Revitalize Coliseum w/ Black-Owned CompanyOakland Signs Historic Deal to Revitalize Coliseum w/ Black-Owned Company
By - posted 2/2/2023
Causes, East Bay, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland city officials have signed an exclusive negotiating agreement with a Black-owned company to develop the site of the RingCentral Coliseum, aiming to bring sorely needed jobs, housing and more to East Oakland. The company called the African American Sports and Entertainment Group is also hoping more...

SF's Largest Permanent Supportive Housing Just OpenedSF’s Largest Permanent Supportive Housing Just Opened
By - posted 2/2/2023
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed recently joined federal and local government leaders and community partners for the grand opening of 1064 Mission Street, a new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) development serving adults exiting homelessness. With a total of 256 studio apartments, 1064 Mission is San Francisco’s largest PSH site. 153 apartments more...

Brand New Blondie's Pizza Opens in San JoseBrand New Blondie’s Pizza Opens in San Jose
By - posted 2/1/2023
Brand New, Eat & Drink

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that cult fav Blondie’s Pizza has recently opened a new location in the South Bay. The new pizza joint is located in San Jose’s Westfield Oakridge Mall at 925 Blossom Hill Road. The original Blondie’s opened in 1980 on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.  In more...

SF's Bernal Heights' Neighborhood Benches May Be RemovedSF’s Bernal Heights’ Neighborhood Benches May Be Removed
By - posted 2/1/2023
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Thanks to ABC 7 for sharing the news that Bernal Heights’ neighborhood benches may be going away. Unfortunately, someone filed a complaint to The City’s Department of Public Works about the “unpermitted encroachments.” Neighbors wanted to beautify the neighborhood and make it more welcoming, so they added inviting benches in front more...