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SF Might Start Charging $6.50 to Drive Downtown in 2024SF Might Start Charging $6.50 to Drive Downtown in 2024
By - posted 7/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Daily Mail for giving us the full details on San Francisco’s exploration of “congestion pricing” for downtown. Sign up to get involved and have your say This is still the early stages of researching whether or not San Francisco will follow models of other more...

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in OaklandFormer U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in Oakland
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime, Jerk Alert

Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said on social media that she was assaulted and robbed Monday afternoon near Oakland’s Jack London Square. The 80-year-old Boxer was pushed in the back by an assailant who took her cell phone and then jumped into a waiting car, according to a post on her more...

Bay Area Has 20% Chance of Thunderstroms Monday & TuesdayBay Area Has 20% Chance of Thunderstroms Monday & Tuesday
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fire Updates

Strong winds from the south may blow in some thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, sparking a higher risk of wildfires in the greater Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service. As of 11am on July 26, the National Weather Service said there was a 20% chance of Thunderstorms either on Monday more...

SF Getting 26 More Police Officers for Tourist SeasonSF Getting 26 More Police Officers for Tourist Season
By - posted 7/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

Mayor London Breed Announces SFPD Tourism Deployment Plan As San Francisco Readies For Reemerging Travel Season SFPD continues showcasing community policing reforms in deployment of 26 additional officers on bicycle and foot patrols to City’s high-traffic, iconic travel destinations Mayor London N. Breed last week announced details from San Francisco’s new community more...

SF's Comedy Day in the Park is Back Sept. 19SF’s Comedy Day in the Park is Back Sept. 19
By - posted 7/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Things to Do

San Francisco’s original, longest-running, free, outdoor comedy concert in the world, Comedy Day in the Park is back to celebrate its 40th anniversary. If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off, then the 40th Anniversary Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The more...

SF's New Central Subway Is Now Testing Trains (Finally!)SF’s New Central Subway Is Now Testing Trains (Finally!)
By - posted 7/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco’s Central Subway, a public transportation project criticized for being delayed and over budget, started testing trains in the underground tunnels last week, transit officials said Tuesday. The project, which began construction in 2012, is slated to open for public use by the spring of 2022, according to the San more...

MLB Reviewing Oakland's Plan for New A's Waterfront StadiumMLB Reviewing Oakland’s Plan for New A’s Waterfront Stadium
By - posted 7/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News The Oakland City Council’s financial plan for a new waterfront baseball stadium for the hometown A’s will go before Major League Baseball immediately while the team considers other cities for a venue, A’s President Dave Kaval said in an interview Tuesday. “We need to have options,” more...

Brand New Arts Center Coming to SF's Chinatown in 2024Brand New Arts Center Coming to SF’s Chinatown in 2024
By - posted 7/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco

Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, on Thursday announced he was able to secure $26.5 million in state funding for a new arts and media center in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood. Ting, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, said the new center, to be called Edge on the Square, would be a more...

SF Parks Reopens Eight Rec Centers on July 17thSF Parks Reopens Eight Rec Centers on July 17th
By - posted 7/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Things to Do

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is excited to share that they will reopen a limited number our recreation facilities for drop-in activities on Saturdays, beginning on July 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the summer. Certain recreation facilities will also continue to be open on weeknights for specific more...

7 Bay Area Counties Now Asking You to Remask Indoors7 Bay Area Counties Now Asking You to Remask Indoors
By - posted 7/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked in those more...

SF Unveils New "Shine" Plan to Clean Streets & SidewalksSF Unveils New “Shine” Plan to Clean Streets & Sidewalks
By - posted 7/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced a new partnership between the city and several organizations and businesses to launch Shine On SF — a new initiative encouraging cleanliness along city streets. Shine On SF brings together more than 40 neighborhood groups, benefit districts, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to engage more...

CA Kicks Off $1.1 Billion Effort to Beautify Streets & Clean Up TrashCA Kicks Off $1.1 Billion Effort to Beautify Streets & Clean Up Trash
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation State and local officials gathered in Richmond to kick off a $1.1 billion effort to beautify and clean up garbage in communities across the state. The three-year effort is expected to generate as many as 11,000 jobs, according to state officials, including for formerly more...

SF's Car Break-ins Decline; Gun Violence RisesSF’s Car Break-ins Decline; Gun Violence Rises
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight

By Daniel Montes, Bay City News San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott and Mayor London Breed on Monday announced the mid-year crime statistics, showing that since mid-2019 auto break-ins are down while gun violence and homicides are up. According to the data, homicides mid-year in 2019 were the lowest in 58 years more...

Marin County Works to Rectify Historically Racist Housing PoliciesMarin County Works to Rectify Historically Racist Housing Policies
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Have Your Voice Heard, Healing, Housing

Marin County has launched a project to identify and rectify policies that prevented people of color from purchasing homes and led to segregated neighborhoods. Although such policies have been illegal since 1964, many public agencies — including throughout Marin County — still have not removed racially restrictive covenants that prohibit the more...

BART Late Night Weekend Trains Return July 22-24BART Late Night Weekend Trains Return July 22-24
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Transportation

BART officials on Tuesday reminded the public about limited late night train service that will be operating on the next three weekends this month before more regular late night service resumes in August. On nights this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as the weekends of July 22-24 and July 29-31, more...