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Outdoor Team Sports Leagues Return to SFOutdoor Team Sports Leagues Return to SF
By - posted 2/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Department of Public Health and Recreation and Park Department today announced the expansion of youth sports in San Francisco. The City’s anticipated reassignment to the red tier next week will allow outdoor contact sports, organized and supervised through youth sports leagues, all with safety protocols. In order more...

SF's Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3SF’s Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3
By - posted 2/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s brand new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate Park facility into a state-of-the-art public tennis center accessible to first-time players and seasoned athletes alike. Online court reservations can more...

SF's Brand New "Tunnel Tops" Park Coming This WinterSF’s Brand New “Tunnel Tops” Park Coming This Winter
By - posted 2/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco

In addition to Presidio Tunnel Tops, there’s more good news on the horizon. Battery Tunnel Tops, located along Lincoln Boulevard across from National Cemetery, is set to open in winter 2021. Visitors will enjoy sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, picnic tables, grills, benches, trails, and room to roam. Battery Tunnel Tops In more...

GG Park's Gorgeous "Lighted Forest" Extended Until April 4thGG Park’s Gorgeous “Lighted Forest” Extended Until April 4th
By - posted 2/26/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

Golden Gate Park’s beautiful “lighted forest” that’s transformed Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, has been extended. You can now view the whimsical wonderland through April 4th. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. The lighting takes place every night more...

Berkeley Approves Groundbreaking Police Reform MeasuresBerkeley Approves Groundbreaking Police Reform Measures
By - posted 2/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Police Reform

Thanks to CBSN Bay Area and KTVU for sharing the news that Berkeley’s city council voted to enact sweeping changes to the police with the goal of reducing racial disparities. The city council voted unanimously to approve a package of reforms including stricter protocols and more thorough background checks for officers. New protocols more...

SF Might Reopen Indoor Dining & Museums March 3SF Might Reopen Indoor Dining & Museums March 3
By - posted 2/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco might be moving to the less restrictive “Red Tier” as early as next week on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. When The City enters the new tier, indoor dining, museums, and movie theaters all allowed at a maximum of 25% capacity. Plus, San Francisco’s 10 pm curfew will be lifted. Here’s what more...

SF's Moscone Center Resumes COVID Vaccines on Feb. 25SF’s Moscone Center Resumes COVID Vaccines on Feb. 25
By - posted 2/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Thanks KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Moscone Center is resuming vaccinations this week. After a two week closure due to a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Moscone Center is reopening for vaccinations beginning Thursday, February 25, 2021. The mass vaccination center was only open 10 days before it had more...

Palace of Fine Arts is Getting a Mini MakeoverPalace of Fine Arts is Getting a Mini Makeover
By - posted 2/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is getting a mini makeover. Thanks to the Maybeck Foundation, the 11 iconic green doors at the Palace of Fine Arts are getting much needed attention. Other improvements include repairing existing benches, installing new benches, and repairing 9 interpretive panels. Thanks to the Maybeck Foundation, the 11 more...

SF School Board Postpones Renaming 44 SchoolsSF School Board Postpones Renaming 44 Schools
By - posted 2/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco

After facing backlash for the untimely decision, the San Francisco school board is pausing their plan to rename 44 schools. Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the update from the school board who faced intense criticism for the timing of the decision to focus on renaming the schools when the school more...

SF Bar "Pacific Cocktail Haven" Damaged in FireSF Bar “Pacific Cocktail Haven” Damaged in Fire
By - posted 2/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates

Oh no… Thanks to SFGate for sharing the upsetting news that San Francisco’s beloved tropical cocktail bar, “Pacific Cocktail Haven,” was ravaged by a fire early this morning, February 22, 2021. Firefighters rushed to the one-alarm fire at the bar, and were able to contain the blaze by 4 am. Thankfully, more...

Bay Area Costco Now Offers COVID-19 VaccinesBay Area Costco Now Offers COVID-19 Vaccines
By - posted 2/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that Costco will now offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Costco announced their pharmacies will be administering COVID-19 vaccines, usually Moderna, as soon as they are available, in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. As of February 22, 2021, the only store in the Bay Area administering vaccines is more...

Filipino Fast Food Chain Jollibee Returning to SFFilipino Fast Food Chain Jollibee Returning to SF
By - posted 2/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco will once again have a Jollibee, the world famous fast food chain that hails from the Philippines. Its previous SF location, near Moscone Center, closed in 2011. With roughly 1,300 restaurants worldwide and over 40 in the US, the chain is famous for its unique comfort food favorites, like more...

VP Kamala Harris is Selling Her SF CondoVP Kamala Harris is Selling Her SF Condo
By - posted 2/19/2021
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye

San Francisco says goodbye to its former resident, Kamala Harris. Our new United States Vice President just listed her San Francisco condo for $799,000 a little over a week ago and the sale is already pending. Her one bedroom loft apartment is the on the top floor of a boutique 8-unit building more...

Contra Costa Now Vaccinating Essential WorkersContra Costa Now Vaccinating Essential Workers
By - posted 2/19/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Contra Costa Health Services today updated its eligibility policy for COVID-19 vaccine to extend vaccination eligibility to residents who work in the education and childcare sector, food and agriculture workers, and emergency services workers as defined by California’s vaccination plan Phase 1B  . Residents in these groups, as well as county more...

20% of Contra Costa County Has Been Vaccinated20% of Contra Costa County Has Been Vaccinated
By - posted 2/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Vaccines

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the positive news that nearly one-fifth of Contra Costa County residents have been vaccinated. In addition, the COVID-19 case and test positivity rates are steadily declining, which health officials are saying, the county will likely transition from the state’s purple tier to the less restrictive red more...