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Juneteenth Events Around The San Francisco Bay AreaJuneteenth Events Around The San Francisco Bay Area
By - posted 6/19/2020
Causes

We know it’s hard to stay connected sometimes as a community. We’re doing our best to compile a list of as many upcoming protests, rallies, vigils and clean-up events as possible. Did we miss any events? Please email us at events_crew@funcheap.com with the date/time, details and any links you have. Please note more...

SF's Own Huge "Black Lives Matter" Street MuralSF’s Own Huge “Black Lives Matter” Street Mural
By - posted 6/18/2020
Causes, Murals

After similar projects in Washington D.C. and Oakland, San Francisco now has its own Black Lives Matter street mural. The words “Black Lives Matter”, painted in bright yellow block lettering, stretch out over three city blocks in S.F. on Fulton Street, between Webster and Octavia with a direct view of City more...

Mountain Lion Safely Captured in SF Near Oracle ParkMountain Lion Safely Captured in SF Near Oracle Park
By - posted 6/18/2020
City Discoveries

Local wildlife have been making their presence known in San Francisco lately. We’ve seen coyotes spotted by Golden Gate Bridge and on our empty streets. But in the past few days, mountain lions have been on the move. As reported by KRON4, on Thursday morning, June 18, a mountain lion was more...

SF Might Reopen Bars Sooner Than ExpectedSF Might Reopen Bars Sooner Than Expected
By - posted 6/18/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to EaterSF for letting us know that San Francisco officials are pushing for bars to reopen earlier their original proposed “Mid-August” date. UPDATE – On June 22nd San Francisco announced that is seeks to allow outdoor bars to open on June 29th. Read more. This week the board of supervisors unanimously agreed to more...

Epic Photos of The Protest That Shut Down Bay BridgeEpic Photos of The Protest That Shut Down Bay Bridge
By - posted 6/18/2020
Causes

This past Sunday, Black Lives Matter protesters stopped traffic on the westbound upper deck of the Bay Bridge,  painting #BLM in large yellow letters on the road, backing up cars for miles. A total of 29 people were arrested and five cars were towed. There was a lot of footage from more...

SF's Christopher Columbus Statue Removed from Coit TowerSF’s Christopher Columbus Statue Removed from Coit Tower
By - posted 6/18/2020
Causes

Thanks to the Chronicle and ABC Bay Area for letting us know that ahead of a planned protest, San Francisco officials removed a 4,000 lb. statue of Christopher Columbus from Coit Tower early on Thursday. The removal of the statue comes after having been vandalized multiple times with red paint and more...

SF's Beloved Bookstores are Back: What's Now OpenSF’s Beloved Bookstores are Back: What’s Now Open
By - posted 6/18/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Sick of all your current reads? Most of San Francisco’s most beloved indie bookstores are back open for business, with many of them having opened for in-store shopping. Any we missed or anything got wrong? Email us at events_crew@funcheap.com with the details and links. San Francisco Bookstores / Funcheap.com Status as of 2:08pm on 6/18/20 Open more...

Drive-In Movies at San Mateo County Fair Kick-off June 19thDrive-In Movies at San Mateo County Fair Kick-off June 19th
By - posted 6/18/2020
Drive-In Movies, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the SFGate for letting us know that another drive-in movie theater is popping up at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds. >Drive-In Movies at the San Mateo County Fair starts on June 19th. The empty parking lot will be converted into a drive-in movie theater starting this Friday.  Purchase of more...

1930s UCSF Murals In Danger Unless $8 Million Is Raised1930s UCSF Murals In Danger Unless $8 Million Is Raised
By - posted 6/17/2020
City Insight, Murals

In the wake of COVID-19 and financial challenges, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that sadly the UCSF New Deal murals could be destroyed. A series of celebrated New Deal-era murals on the UCSF Parnassus campus, painted in the 1930s by Diego Rivera collaborator Bernard Zakheim could be destroyed unless $8 million more...

San Francisco City Hall Will Light Up for JuneteenthSan Francisco City Hall Will Light Up for Juneteenth
By - posted 6/17/2020
Causes

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, green, and black to celebrate Juneteenth. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people more...

SF's Brand New 100-Seat Outdoor Only Restaurant Opens June 18thSF’s Brand New 100-Seat Outdoor Only Restaurant Opens June 18th
By - posted 6/17/2020
Brand New, What's Closed / What's Open

Step inside The Vault Garden, a brand new outdoor oasis in the Financial District. As far as we know, this is the first new restaurant to open in the COVID-era that is fully envisioned and dedicated to be completely outdoors. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they now present The Vault more...

Drive-Thru Free Face Mask Giveaway on June 19Drive-Thru Free Face Mask Giveaway on June 19
By - posted 6/17/2020
Freebies

Although the Discovery Kingdom theme park is currently closed, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has partnered with Solano Public Health and Pull Up Neighbor to provide free reusable masks to anyone that is in need on Friday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Individuals wishing to receive a reusable mask more...

Oakland Outdoor Restaurants Can Open on June 19thOakland Outdoor Restaurants Can Open on June 19th
By - posted 6/16/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thank you KPIX5 for letting us know that Alameda County (which includes Oakland) will reopen outdoor dining, houses Of worship, and indoor retail on June 19. Alameda County released a statement last Friday to allow more activities under its Health Officer Orders this Friday, which will move the county further along more...

Defund The Police? Here's How Much SF & Oakland Spend on PoliceDefund The Police? Here’s How Much SF & Oakland Spend on Police
By - posted 6/16/2020
Causes, City Insight, Police Reform

Thanks to SF Gate for their research and letting us know how much several prominent Bay Area cities spend on their police departments. A few things to start with is that every city and budget can vary wildly and can’t often be compared apples to apples. Also for context, most people who more...

"Free Soup Tuesdays" Until 7pm in SF“Free Soup Tuesdays” Until 7pm in SF
By - posted 6/16/2020
Freebies, Uplifting

Spanish tapas spot, El Lopo located at 1327 Polk Street (btwn Pine and Bush) presents “Soupy Tuesdays” They’ll be putting on a pot of something comforting and nourishing for anyone who wants some. It’s free and the only catch is that you have to smile. They offer a different soup more...