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$5 Fee Coming to Some Pickleball & Tennis Courts in SF$5 Fee Coming to Some Pickleball & Tennis Courts in SF
By - posted 5/16/2024
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, San Francisco

A $5 reservation fee at select tennis and pickleball locations was passed unanimously by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission today. The initiative, which will go before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for final approval, aims to streamline court management while ensuring equitable access to tennis and pickleball facilities more...

SF Mall Poised to Become New Neighborhood w/ Parks & HousingSF Mall Poised to Become New Neighborhood w/ Parks & Housing
By - posted 5/14/2024
Bay Area Updates, Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria Mall is poised for a massive transformation. San Francisco’s Planning Commission unanimously approved the plans to redevelop the shopping center, located at 3251 20th Ave., to revamp the underutilized parking lots into 6 acres of new parks, plus more...

New Golden State WNBA Team Unveils NameNew Golden State WNBA Team Unveils Name
By - posted 5/14/2024
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

The Golden State Valkyries unveiled the team’s brand identity, it was announced today. Originating from Norse mythology, Valkyries are a host of warrior women who are fearless and unwavering – flying through air and sea alike. This brand is Golden State’s modern interpretation of Valkyries: strong, bold, and fierce. The more...

The Bay Lights Are Coming Back in Spring 2025 (w/ Twice as Many Lights)The Bay Lights Are Coming Back in Spring 2025 (w/ Twice as Many Lights)
By - posted 5/2/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates

Great news! The Bay Lights are officially coming back and they’ll have twice as many lights. You know it’s big news when it’s in the New York Times! Today, The New York Times broke our news: The Bay Lights project is a “Go.” We’ve reached our $10M major gift goal, and the monumental more...

Here's Where SF's 33 Speed Cameras Will BeHere’s Where SF’s 33 Speed Cameras Will Be
By - posted 4/18/2024
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco is installing speed cameras around the city. Why is San Francisco installing speed safety cameras? In San Francisco, unsafe speed is one of the most common primary collision factors in crashes that result in injuries. Speeding is dangerous for myriad reasons: a driver’s field of vision is narrowed, reducing the more...

Last Chance to Ride BART's Old Trains is April 20thLast Chance to Ride BART’s Old Trains is April 20th
By - posted 4/10/2024
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Sponsored, Transportation

BART invites the public to join us to mark and celebrate the end of an era: the last run of BART’s legacy trains composed of rail cars that have been serving the Bay Area for more than half a century. We’re calling the event “Riding into History: Final Run of more...

SF's "Sunday Streets": 7 Huge Block Parties Announced for 2024SF’s “Sunday Streets”: 7 Huge Block Parties Announced for 2024
By - posted 4/9/2024
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Get ready to hit the streets:  Sunday Streets is back for a new season. Celebrate 16 years of Sunday Streets SF transforming San Francisco streets into car-free community spaces for all to enjoy at events across the City in 2024. The Sunday Streets SF family will bring free recreational activities, health more...

Oakland First Fridays is Back (Finally!) on April 12thOakland First Fridays is Back (Finally!) on April 12th
By - posted 4/9/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening

Oakland First Fridays returns on April 12, 2024. After a seasonal hiatus, the popular First Fridays block party was originally scheduled to return on April 5, 2024, however, due to forecasted rain, the organizers decided to postpone the event. Thankfully, with decent weather in the forecast, the organizers just announced that more...

Iconic "Asia SF" Dinner Show Will Stay Open 1 Extra MonthIconic “Asia SF” Dinner Show Will Stay Open 1 Extra Month
By - posted 4/4/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, LGBTQ+, San Francisco

Thanks KRON4 for sharing the news that the legendary dinner theater, Asia SF, will stay open for one extra month. Sadly, San Francisco’s pioneering transgender cabaret dinner show announced it was closing its doors at the end of March. The club initially announced its last dinner show would be Sunday, March more...

SF Just Got $8.1 Million to Transform Fillmore's Buchanan Street MallSF Just Got $8.1 Million to Transform Fillmore’s Buchanan Street Mall
By - posted 4/1/2024
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco has received an $8.1 million federal grant that will be dedicated to the renovation of three of five blocks of the Buchanan Street Mall Project in the Western Addition neighborhood. The funding will allow for the addition of many amenities including a performance stage and seating areas, a more...

SF's Iconic 420 Festival in Golden Gate Park Canceled for 2024SF’s Iconic 420 Festival in Golden Gate Park Canceled for 2024
By - posted 3/26/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Festival Updates

Just announced, sadly, San Francisco’s annual 420 Festival in Golden Gate Park has been cancelled for 2024. Instead, Robin Williams Meadow will host its first ever field day with kickball and volleyball tournaments. The City’s annual 420 festival will not be held in Golden Gate Park next month, the San Francisco more...

SF’s Magnificent "Peak" Magnolia Bloom is Here (2024)SF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom is Here (2024)
By - posted 2/13/2024
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Thanks to San Francisco Botanical Garden for sharing the news that the first of their beautiful magnolias are blooming. One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety more...

SF's Gorgeous Magnolia Bloom in Golden Gate Park (2024)SF’s Gorgeous Magnolia Bloom in Golden Gate Park (2024)
By - posted 2/6/2024
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Thanks to San Francisco Botanical Garden for sharing the news that the first of their beautiful magnolias are blooming. One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety more...

SF Offers 2 Hours Free Parking in Chinatown All MonthSF Offers 2 Hours Free Parking in Chinatown All Month
By - posted 2/3/2024
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

To help bring more people to Chinatown, San Francisco just announced that it is now offering 2 hours free parking at the Portsmouth Square Garage throughout the month of February to help celebrate Chinese New Year. 2 Hours Free Parking at Portsmouth Square Garage – Feb. 2024 733 Kearny Street (btwn, Clay more...

Ocean Beach Bonfires are Back for 2024Ocean Beach Bonfires are Back for 2024
By - posted 1/21/2024
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2024 bonfires are back through the end of October more...