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South Lake Tahoe May Starting Fining Tourists $1,000South Lake Tahoe May Starting Fining Tourists $1,000
By - posted 5/15/2020
Bay Area Updates

In the lead up to what is normally a packed Memorial Day weekend, South Lake Tahoe is increasing enforcement of their local order which allows the city to fine people $1,000 who violate the state’s stay-at-home order. According to SF Gate, South Lake mayor Jason Collins says the city has already more...

Stern Grove Festival Canceled for First Time EverStern Grove Festival Canceled for First Time Ever
By - posted 5/15/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

It was announced on Thursday that the 83rd Stern Grove Festival has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the continued moratorium on large gatherings. The Bay Area’s original free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the more...

SF's First Sanctioned "Tent City" Opens By City HallSF’s First Sanctioned “Tent City” Opens By City Hall
By - posted 5/15/2020
Bay Area Updates

Thanks to 48 Hills for letting us know that the first city-sanctioned “Safe Sleeping Village” opened up this week.  The officially-allowed homeless encampment has spaces for 50 tents (spaced 6-feet apart) on a closed off street in Civic Center on Fulton between the Main Library and the Asian Art Museum.  This more...

The Bay's First Classic Car Cruise in Months is TonightThe Bay’s First Classic Car Cruise in Months is Tonight
By - posted 5/15/2020
Bay Area Updates

The Suisun City Recreation, Parks, and Marina Department present “Cruisin’ Suisun” – the socially-distant version. On Friday, May 15, 2020, 6-7:30pm all exotic, classic, custom cars, and trucks pre-1975 are invited to participate in a classic car cruise making two laps through town. View the map. Classic car owners are encouraged to more...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $15 Million to SF's COVID Relief FundTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $15 Million to SF’s COVID Relief Fund
By - posted 5/15/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

After donating 1/3 of his net worth (around $1 Billion) for COVID-19 Relief Worldwide, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting more tech money into good use as he donated $15 million to Give2SF that has doubled SF’s Coronavirus relief fund in a single day. Read the full press release. On Tuesday, Mayor more...

20 More Awesome Freebies & Deals for Healthcare Workers20 More Awesome Freebies & Deals for Healthcare Workers
By - posted 5/15/2020
Freebies, Uplifting

Funcheap Needs Your Help Our goal is to stay open during the crisis and, more importantly, when we come out of this. If you love Funcheap, can you help us stay alive? Learn more at GoFundMe Last week we told you about 7 great “National Nurses Week” freebies and deals. And now more...

Bay Area Locals Launch "Hospital Hero" Wish-List WebsiteBay Area Locals Launch “Hospital Hero” Wish-List Website
By - posted 5/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thank you KRON4 for letting us know about a new online platform to connect volunteers with healthcare workers in need. HospitalHero was co-founded by two Bay Area residents Keith Weissglass of Oakland and Andrew Cantino of San Francisco. The idea behind the platform is to help healthcare workers to stay focused more...

200 Goats Escape and Run Wild in San Jose Neighborhood200 Goats Escape and Run Wild in San Jose Neighborhood
By - posted 5/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing one of the wildest things that happened during quarantine, 200 goats escaped and roamed the streets of East San Jose this week. But nothing really surprises us anymore as almost 200 goats escaped from their enclosure and took over a San Jose. Zach Roelands more...

"Drive-in" Graduations Coming to the Bay Area?“Drive-in” Graduations Coming to the Bay Area?
By - posted 5/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that San Mateo County will be allowing “vehicle-based gatherings” for graduation ceremonies. This graduation season, the senior high school class of 2020 now have a choice between virtual graduation or drive-in graduations. With San Mateo County’s newly approved order, people are allowed to get more...

“50 Years of Pride” SF's Brand New Virtual Exhibit Starts May 15“50 Years of Pride” SF’s Brand New Virtual Exhibit Starts May 15
By - posted 5/14/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates

With the Pride parade unfortunately canceled for 2020, this Friday (May 15) is the launch of a new online photo exhibition 50 Years of Pride on the GLBT Historical Society’s website. This photography exhibition documents the evolution of San Francisco Pride, the event that most powerfully represents and celebrates the Bay more...

Sports Basement is Back: Reopens All 10 LocationsSports Basement is Back: Reopens All 10 Locations
By - posted 5/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

On May 13th, Sports Basement announced that all ten of their Bay Area retail stores are reopening on a limited basis. The bike sales, bike shop,  bike rental and nutrition departments are open for shopping. For all other departments you’ll need to order online for their newly-started curbside pickup program After working more...

What's the Line Like at Trader Joe's Right Now? LIVE STREAMWhat’s the Line Like at Trader Joe’s Right Now? LIVE STREAM
By - posted 5/13/2020
Bay Area Updates

Thank you Berkeleyside for letting us know about a website that streams a live video of the line at the Rockridge Trader Joe’s in Oakland. Do you ever wonder how long is the line at the Rockridge Trader Joe’s so that you know what you’ll be in for? If you’ve found this more...

Win $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum BoutiqueWin $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum Boutique
By - posted 5/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, Freebies

Even though the Asian Art Museum is closed during shelter-in-place, the annual Spring Artisan Market (through May 17) here and has gone online . At the boutique, you’ll find handcrafted items sourced directly from across Asia including ceramics, basketry, tea sets, jewelry, paintings and wood-block prints, sculpture, books, Japanese cotton protection more...

Three Popular Bay Area Gardens Have ReopenedThree Popular Bay Area Gardens Have Reopened
By - posted 5/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the Mercury News for letting us know that three popular Bay Area gardens, Ruth Bancroft, Filoli and The Gardens at Heather Farms are now open to visitors. Social distancing and face masks will be required, and only limited guests will be accommodated. After being closed for weeks because of shelter-in-place, more...

Bay Area Tesla Plant Allowed to Open on May 18Bay Area Tesla Plant Allowed to Open on May 18
By - posted 5/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that Tesla has received permission to reopen its Fremont electric car plant starting Monday, May 18th as long as Telsa adopts extra safety measures for the safety of its workers. Alameda County Update on Tesla, May 12: We received Tesla’s site-specific Fremont COVID-19 Prevention more...