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Oakland Shuts Down Streets & Parking Near Lake MerrittOakland Shuts Down Streets & Parking Near Lake Merritt
By - posted 7/12/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that the City of Oakland is trying to stop large crowds from congregating at Lake Merritt by closing off many surrounding streets and limiting parking. But Oakland News Now reports that despite the city asking people to “give the lake a break,” crowds are more...

$25 Bay Area Pet Adoptions: "Empty the Shelters" Weekend$25 Bay Area Pet Adoptions: “Empty the Shelters” Weekend
By - posted 7/11/2020
Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Alt105.3 for letting us know about Bissell’s “Empty the Shelters” event From July 10-12, Empty the Shelters is back at 160 participating shelters across 32 states. Adoptions fees will be $25 or less and they are covering the remainder of the fee to encourage you to adopt. Plus, for one more...

SF's Skateboarder Annual "Hill Bomb" at Dolores Park: Part IISF’s Skateboarder Annual “Hill Bomb” at Dolores Park: Part II
By - posted 7/11/2020
Get Out: Events

Typically on a random Thursday afternoon in early July, skateboarders take to the Dolores hill next to Dolores Park and fly down at breakneck speed (almost literally). The 2020 “Hill Bomb” took place on July 9th, but it looks like the organizers are planning another for Saturday, July 11th according to more...

7/11 Free Slurpee Day is Canceled (Sort of...)7/11 Free Slurpee Day is Canceled (Sort of…)
By - posted 7/11/2020
Freebies, What's Closed / What's Open

Every year on July 11th, 7 Eleven typically gives away free small slurpees. But for 2020, due to the pandemic and not wanting to create crowds, 7-Eleven has canceled their free slurpee day for their birthday. But it’s not all bad news. Even though free slurpee day was canceled, there’s still a more...

Where Can You Swim Now: 7 Pools Open For Lap SwimmingWhere Can You Swim Now: 7 Pools Open For Lap Swimming
By - posted 7/11/2020
Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

With temperatures rising all across The Bay, you may be looking for a place to cool off and go for a dip. Unfortunately, the vast majority of pools are closed around the Bay Area due to COVID-19, but we’ve found a few places where you can still get in the more...

The UC Botanical Garden is Reopening July 22ndThe UC Botanical Garden is Reopening July 22nd
By - posted 7/10/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden has a reopening date, scheduled to open to the public beginning July 22nd (Members have special pre-access from July 14-20) The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered more...

San Francisco Zoo Attempts to Reopen (Again) On July 15thSan Francisco Zoo Attempts to Reopen (Again) On July 15th
By - posted 7/10/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Originally scheduled to re-open on July 1st (and then paused by the city a few days before), the San Francisco Zoo is trying again and plans to reopen to the general public on July 15th. (Member preview days are July 13-14). UPDATE: Gavin Newsom ordered indoor operations at zoos closed statewide more...

Salesforce Makes Election Day a Company-wide HolidaySalesforce Makes Election Day a Company-wide Holiday
By - posted 7/10/2020
Have Your Voice Heard

Salesforce just made it easier to vote for its employees. Marc Benioff took to Twitter to announce that Election Days are honored as company holidays for all employees in their respective companies at Salesforce. Salesforce is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has 66 office locations across 28 countries. At @Salesforce, we’ve more...

Breakdown of SF's Rental Market by NeighborhoodBreakdown of SF’s Rental Market by Neighborhood
By - posted 7/10/2020
City Insight

Thanks to SFGATE for letting us know how the plunge in the San Francisco rental market breaks down by neighborhood. Zumper National Rent Report for July 2020 shows that one-bedroom rents are down 11.8% across the city, (June 2019 to June 2020) beating the previous month’s record of largest decline ever more...

6 Year Old Helps Raise $200,000 for Oakland Zoo6 Year Old Helps Raise $200,000 for Oakland Zoo
By - posted 7/10/2020
Uplifting

Andy is a 6-year-old girl from Oakland who loves the zoo and was heartbroken to hear that the Oakland Zoo may have to shut down. She started a fundraiser by donating the $5 she received from the Tooth Fairy. But she didn’t end there. She is also making bracelets for every more...

SF’s "Pink Triangle" Says Goodbye After TonightSF’s “Pink Triangle” Says Goodbye After Tonight
By - posted 7/10/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Pride

San Francisco’s ”Pink Triangle” has only one night left to be illumnated – Your final chance to see it is tonight, July 10, 2020. After tonight, Illuminate turn off the lights. The beloved beacon of hope and inclusion has long been at the center of the city’s annual SF Pride celebration. Patrick more...

See All 9 Bay Area "Black Lives Matter" Street MuralsSee All 9 Bay Area “Black Lives Matter” Street Murals
By - posted 7/10/2020
Causes, Murals

Washington DC’s massive Black Lives Matter street mural inspired a nationwide trend. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed the intersection at H and 16th streets “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and commissioned artists to paint “Black Lives Matter” in massive letters lining the street. Within a week, murals started popping up all more...

New Free COVID-19 Testing Site in SF's MissionNew Free COVID-19 Testing Site in SF’s Mission
By - posted 7/9/2020
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces New Mobile Testing Site in the Mission and Right to Recover Program to Provide Financial Support for Residents Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Thursday, July 9, 2020 Testing site will operate on Thursdays from 10:00am – 3:00pm in coordination with services provided at the Latino Task Force Resource more...

Bay Area Smoothie Brand "Odwalla" Shuts DownBay Area Smoothie Brand “Odwalla” Shuts Down
By - posted 7/9/2020
Worth the Splurge

Sad news for smoothie lovers, SFGate reported that Odwalla shut down, the Bay Area smoothie brand ceases operations. Odwalla is a pioneer in the premium juice category. Started by three musicians in Santa Cruz in 1980, Odwalla grew from a backyard shed and a local following into a brand that crafts more...

SF's Cable Cars Won't Return Until Vaccine is ReadySF’s Cable Cars Won’t Return Until Vaccine is Ready
By - posted 7/9/2020
What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that San Francisco’s beloved cable cars won’t run again until a coronavirus vaccine is ready. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the system was shut down to protect operators from infection. Although the cable cars are open air, they do not offer a compartment more...