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10 Free COVID Testing Sites in Alameda County10 Free COVID Testing Sites in Alameda County
By - posted 7/15/2020
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates

Any resident of Alameda County can now get tested for COVID-19, free of charge, at any community testing site. Related: Find free testing sites in San Francisco You do not need a doctor’s note or medical insurance to get tested, you will not be asked about your immigration status, and most test more...

COVID Testing: All 10 Free Testing Sites in San FranciscoCOVID Testing: All 10 Free Testing Sites in San Francisco
By - posted 7/15/2020
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates

Anyone living or working in San Francisco can get tested for coronavirus at various locations in the City. As of July 15, 2020, there are currently 10 sites in San Francisco where you can get tested for no charge. Update: On July 22, 2020 the City announced there would be three more...

Outdoor Dining is Now Allowed (Again) in Oakland & BerkeleyOutdoor Dining is Now Allowed (Again) in Oakland & Berkeley
By - posted 7/15/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

As of this morning (July 15th) state and county health orders now allow outdoor dining in Alameda County and the city of Berkeley to open again. Restaurants can also provide delivery and take out of food and drinks, which can include alcohol. This latest approve takes place after the county approved more...

Oakland Zoo Finally Allowed to ReopenOakland Zoo Finally Allowed to Reopen
By - posted 7/15/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

After having received a variance from the state, Alameda County today announced that the Oakland Zoo is allowed to reopen for outdoor activities with appropriate safety measures in place. When Will the Oakland Zoo Actually Open? After being closed since March 17th due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakland Zoo is reopening more...

Louis' Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 YearsLouis’ Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 Years
By - posted 7/15/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know the sad news that Louis’ Restaurant, which has perched atop the cliffs overlooking Ocean Beach, has shut down after 83 years due to coronavirus. ” To wait out this pandemic was financially unreasonable. We are especially sad to not have been able to more...

The Current State of COVID-19 in San FranciscoThe Current State of COVID-19 in San Francisco
By - posted 7/15/2020
COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that the Mayor of San Francisco and the Director of Public Heath shared a “bleak” outlook for the state of COVID-19 in the city. As of yesterday, San Francisco had 4,950 confirmed coronovirus cases and 50 deaths. Nearly 1,000 of those cases were diagnosed more...

SF's Historic 1901 Muni Car Barn to Become Youth Arts HubSF’s Historic 1901 Muni Car Barn to Become Youth Arts Hub
By - posted 7/15/2020
Brand New

Work is complete on a meticulous renovation of the Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, part of San Francisco’s railway history in the Excelsior District, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced yesterday.  The historic landmark will open to the public as a hub for creativity, performance, youth arts education, more...

"Winchester Mystery House" Closed Again, Garden Tours Only“Winchester Mystery House” Closed Again, Garden Tours Only
By - posted 7/14/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

The beautiful but bizarre mansion, The Winchester Mystery House was scheduled to reopen on July 13th with a self-guided indoor “touchless” tour, but due to the new state guidelines on Monday have temporarily postponed these indoor tours, and instead offer garden tours. They posted on Facebook and Twitter, that in accordance more...

Trump Can't Cut Police Grants to SF, Court RulesTrump Can’t Cut Police Grants to SF, Court Rules
By - posted 7/14/2020
Causes

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that San Francisco’s sanctuary ordinance is lawful and concluded that the Trump administration’s attempt to deny federal funding to the City is unconstitutional. Mayor London Breed released a statement and tweeted that the “Trump administration’s attempt to overreach and bully San Francisco more...

Help Keep Funcheap Alive: GoFundMe LaunchedHelp Keep Funcheap Alive: GoFundMe Launched
By - posted 7/13/2020
Bay Area Updates

Funcheap wants to continue to be a great community resource for those of us who aren’t millionaires, especially during these unprecedented times. But the truth is, revenue has dried up. We’re not a “start-up” with deep pockets, but just a homegrown locally-run passion project with no backing or funding. And more...

5 of 9 Bay Area Counties Shut Down Gyms, Hair Salons & Churches5 of 9 Bay Area Counties Shut Down Gyms, Hair Salons & Churches
By - posted 7/13/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

The state of California closed down many indoor businesses statewide on July 13th, but has also announced a series of closures only for counties on the state’s “watchlist” which currently include Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma One curious omission from the list of banned indoor activities and businesses we noticed more...

California Rolls Back: New Closures Effective ImmediatelyCalifornia Rolls Back: New Closures Effective Immediately
By - posted 7/13/2020
Worth the Splurge

California has just announced that effective July 13, 2020, all counties statewide must close indoor operations in several sectors. What Must Close Statewide (Indoor Operations Only) Dine-in restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie theaters Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades) – Since Stagecoach Greens in San Francisco’s Mission more...

Five Cities Ignore Alameda County Outdoor Dining BanFive Cities Ignore Alameda County Outdoor Dining Ban
By - posted 7/13/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KPIX5 and SF Gate for letting us know that several cities will not be enforcing a newly-made ban on outdoor dining despite Alameda County rolling back the rules of what’s allowed. Alameda County released a statement Saturday, July 11th prohibiting outdoor dining, this is due to being the highest more...

Santa Clara County Reopens Hair Salons and Gyms TodaySanta Clara County Reopens Hair Salons and Gyms Today
By - posted 7/13/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the Mercury News and SF Gate for letting us know about what’s able to open on Monday, July 13th in Santa Clara County including San Jose. Gyms, hair and nail salons, hotels and outdoor pools in Santa Clara County are still on the “yes” list – able to open on more...

Oakland's "Hella Bagels" Sells Out in Seconds Every WeekOakland’s “Hella Bagels” Sells Out in Seconds Every Week
By - posted 7/13/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Berkeleyside for this yummy news about Oakland’s newest bagel business, which opens up orders every Sunday at Noon (for delivery the following Sunday) and typically sells out in seconds. Chef-owner Blake Hunter (the self-proclaimed “Hyphy Hebrew”) launched his Hella Bagels business amid the coronavirus pandemic. He makes his bagels more...