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SF's New "Arts Relief" Program: $2,000 Grants for ArtistsSF’s New “Arts Relief” Program: $2,000 Grants for Artists
By - posted 3/24/2020
Artsy Fartsy

Mayor London Breed Announces Arts Relief Program $2.5 million in support will go to working artists and arts and cultural organizations financially impacted by COVID-19 Mayor London N. Breed on Monday announced an Arts Relief Program to invest directly in working artists plus arts and cultural organizations financially impacted by COVID-19. The investment more...

$1m+ Donations to SF's COVID-19 Charity Fund$1m+ Donations to SF’s COVID-19 Charity Fund
By - posted 3/24/2020
Brand New

Mayor London Breed Announces Major Contributions to Give2SF Fund, Priority Areas for Supporting San Franciscans   Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will provide San Franciscans with food security, access to housing, and security for workers and small businesses The Hellman Foundation is contributing $1 million; Ann and Gordon Getty are contributing $1 more...

California's New "Soft Closure" of State Parks & BeachesCalifornia’s New “Soft Closure” of State Parks & Beaches
By - posted 3/24/2020
Brand New

Following big weekend crowds outdoors at parks and beaches across California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered the immediate closure of parking lots at many of the state’s most popular parks and beaches to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Read more at Mercury News The parking lot closures currently just affect more...

SF's Parks May Close Soon if People Continue to Act StupidSF’s Parks May Close Soon if People Continue to Act Stupid
By - posted 3/24/2020
Brand New

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has stern warnings during a press conference Monday afternoon for the residents of SF warning that if people continued to flout social distancing guidelines, the city may have to close its public parks.  Read the full article at SF Gate “Sadly, in some of our parks and more...

Social Distance Inflatable Dinosaur ParadeSocial Distance Inflatable Dinosaur Parade
By - posted 3/24/2020
Fun & Games

One neighborhood in Milwaukee got creative this past weekend with a inflatable dinosaur parade to help give people a break from the pandemic outbreak. Participants dressed up in inflatable dinosaurs and paraded through the neighborhood at a safe social distance (one dinosaur even came prepared with a ruler in hand). Unlike more...

Sweetgreen's Free Meals for Healthcare WorkersSweetgreen’s Free Meals for Healthcare Workers
By - posted 3/23/2020
Freebies

Sweetgreen wants to give back to our healthcare workers at this critical time. They’re setting up outposts to help feed our hospital staff who are the frontlines. Fill out their form to submit your local hospital to receive free Sweetgreen salads and bowls. We’re so grateful for the hospital workers + medical more...

Burger King's Two Free Kids Meals w/ Any PurchaseBurger King’s Two Free Kids Meals w/ Any Purchase
By - posted 3/23/2020
Deals

Burger King is helping families out with a special deal. With any purchase, families can receive two free kids meals (complete with a side and a drink). Orders must be made on their website or app. The offer is available one time per guest every day through April 6, or as more...

San Francisco Gets 1 Million N95 Protective MasksSan Francisco Gets 1 Million N95 Protective Masks
By - posted 3/23/2020
Brand New

Mayor London N. Breed Announces Procurement of 1 Million N95 Protective Masks in Effort to Strengthen City’s Response Capacity to Coronavirus City procures one million masks from the state for front line workers Mayor London N. Breed announced on March 23, 2020 that San Francisco is procuring one million N-95 personal protective more...

SF Hires 82 New Nurses... 140 More ComingSF Hires 82 New Nurses… 140 More Coming
By - posted 3/23/2020
Brand New

Mayor London N. Breed Announces Hiring Of 82 Nurses In Effort To Strengthen City’s Response Capacity To Coronavirus City hires 82 qualified nurses who can start immediately to serve patients affected by COVID-19 Mayor London N. Breed announced on March 23, 2020 that San Francisco hired 82 qualified nurses this weekend as more...

"Chalk Your Walk": Uplifting Colorful Chalk Art Trail“Chalk Your Walk”: Uplifting Colorful Chalk Art Trail
By - posted 3/23/2020
Fun & Games

There’s an uplifting viral trend doodling across the world (and right here in The Bay) called “Chalk Your Walk.” The idea is to add some positivity to your neighborhood with colorful words of hope. Just grab some chalk and scribble encouraging messages on your sidewalk or driveway. It’s a great way more...

Yale's Popular "Happiness" Course is Now Free OnlineYale’s Popular “Happiness” Course is Now Free Online
By - posted 3/23/2020
Brand New

Thanks to CNN for tipping us off that Yale’s super popular “The Science of Well-Being” course is now available free online through Coursera. About The Science of Well-Being: In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As more...

Someone Made SF's DNA Lounge in The Sims 4... and It's InsaneSomeone Made SF’s DNA Lounge in The Sims 4… and It’s Insane
By - posted 3/23/2020
City Discoveries

So we’re all cooped up inside with nowhere fun to go at night. So one rather bored DNA Lounge employee, Jun Shéna decided to keep herself occupied and recreate the venue in The Sims almost entirely from memory thanks to ADHD hyperfocus and a Red Bull-fueled craze which resulted in more...

Trader Joe's & Walgreens Now Offer Senior HoursTrader Joe’s & Walgreens Now Offer Senior Hours
By - posted 3/23/2020
Brand New

It took a while, but both Trader Joe’s and Walgreen’s have followed the lead of most other major stores and will start to offer “senior hours” starting this week. Trader Joe’s – NEW – Effective Monday March 23rd Trader Joe’s will implement senior hours every day between 9am and 10am (store more...

Bay to Breakers Has Been Officially Rescheduled for Sept. 20Bay to Breakers Has Been Officially Rescheduled for Sept. 20
By - posted 3/23/2020
Fairs & Festivals

The 109th running of Bay to Breakers, originally scheduled for May 31, 2020, has been officially pushed back to September 20. Read more. Following further discussions with the City and County of San Francisco surrounding the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone Bay to Breakers to September more...

It's National Puppy Day! How to Foster a DoggyIt’s National Puppy Day! How to Foster a Doggy
By - posted 3/23/2020
Brand New

Prepare yourselves for an overdose of cuteness, because March 23rd is National Puppy Day. Established in 2006, National Puppy Day is a paw-some day for all dog enthusiasts to celebrate unconditional love and fawn over the undeniably cute furballs that bring so much happiness into this world. While we’re all softies more...