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Free National Parks Day on “National Public Lands Day”Free National Parks Day on “National Public Lands Day”
By - posted 9/22/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. In normal times, on certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission aboard all more...

Amazon's New Huge Fulfillment Center Comes to Bay AreaAmazon’s New Huge Fulfillment Center Comes to Bay Area
By - posted 9/21/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Amazon is opening a brand new 150,000 sqft. fulfillment center in east Contra Costa County in the city of Oakley. The City of Oakley announced that Amazon will be the first tenant of the new Contra Costa Logistics Center Complex which will have five buildings, totaling 2 million-square-feet, will house a more...

San Francisco's Eviction "Tsunami" Begins in TodaySan Francisco’s Eviction “Tsunami” Begins in Today
By - posted 9/21/2020
Bay Area Updates, Causes, COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to 48 Hills for letting us know that local courts will start to hear eviction cases today (Monday, September 21st). Although the state of California does not yet allow people to be evicted for nonpayment of rent due to COVID, there are many other grounds that landlords can use to more...

SF Buses are Packed; Is SF Doing Enough to Keep Everyone Safe?SF Buses are Packed; Is SF Doing Enough to Keep Everyone Safe?
By - posted 9/19/2020
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

Thank you KPIX5 for reporting about the increased overcrowding on San Francisco Muni buses. Ridership has gone up on Muni and the overcrowding has caused Muni operators and drivers to be question is the City is doing enough to keep drivers and riders safe.  SFMTA claims that they are closely monitoring their more...

Oakland Venue The Uptown Permanently Closes After 15 YearsOakland Venue The Uptown Permanently Closes After 15 Years
By - posted 9/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Sad news from the East Bay, iconic Oakland nightclub The Uptown has announced its permanent closure. The venue had been closed for months due to the pandemic, and with no end in sight until live entertainment could resume, they have been forced to call it quits.  It’s a heartbreaking loss for more...

The First 100% Affordable Housing Complex on Treasure IslandThe First 100% Affordable Housing Complex on Treasure Island
By - posted 9/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Mayor London Breed Announces Groundbreaking of First 100% Affordable Housing Complex on Treasure Island Friday, September 18, 2020 Maceo May Apartments — part of 8,000 new homes under development on Treasure Island — will provide housing for 104 homeless and formerly homeless veterans once complete Mayor London N. Breed today announced the groundbreaking more...

SF Creates (Mostly) Car-Free Route from Ferry Building to OceanSF Creates (Mostly) Car-Free Route from Ferry Building to Ocean
By - posted 9/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Starting September 18, walkers, bikers, runners and skaters will enjoy mostly car-free route from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the ocean, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Golden Gate Park Slow Streets will also provide the last link in a protected path for cyclists stretching more...

"Indoor Dining" in SF Won't Be Back Until October (at the Earliest)“Indoor Dining” in SF Won’t Be Back Until October (at the Earliest)
By - posted 9/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces Timeline and Framework for Reopening Indoor Dining in San Francisco Friday, September 18, 2020 San Francisco is working with the local restaurant industry to develop a standardized health and safety plan and protocols to help restaurants prepare for reopening Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen more...

Berkeley Starts $100 Fines for Mask ViolationsBerkeley Starts $100 Fines for Mask Violations
By - posted 9/17/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to the Daily Cal for letting us know that the Berkeley City Council approved penalties for mask violations this week. The City Council approved an ordinance allowing the city to issue people and businesses fines for violating the Berkeley’s COVID-19 public orders. This includes requirements to use facial coverings while more...

SFO Launches "Quiet Terminals"SFO Launches “Quiet Terminals”
By - posted 9/16/2020
Bay Area Updates

Thank you KRON4 for letting us know that San Francisco International Airport just announced updates to their quiet terminal program hoping to make travel more relaxing. As travelers return to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), changes in the airport experience resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will be immediately visible, such more...

San Jose State Reopens In-person Classes TodaySan Jose State Reopens In-person Classes Today
By - posted 9/16/2020
Bay Area Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

Thank you KRON4 for letting us know that San José State University will reopen for in-person classes on September 16. The SJSU Newsroom site and SJSU’s Twitter posted on September 15, that due to air quality levels around San José State University improvement in the past 24 hours and based on more...

SF to Give $1,000 a Month to New MothersSF to Give $1,000 a Month to New Mothers
By - posted 9/15/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Mayor London N. Breed, in partnership with Expecting Justice, today announced the launch of the Abundant Birth Project, a pilot program that provides targeted basic income to women during pregnancy and after giving birth. Read the full press release. The pilot will provide an unconditional monthly income supplement of $1,000 to approximately more...

de Young & Legion of Honor Announce Reopeningsde Young & Legion of Honor Announce Reopenings
By - posted 9/14/2020
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, following their temporary closure under the shelter-in-place order mandated by the City of San Francisco (pending City approval). de Young – Opening September 25 The de Young museum is scheduled to open to the more...

Help Improve Bayview Hunters Point: SFMTA's Virtual Open HouseHelp Improve Bayview Hunters Point: SFMTA’s Virtual Open House
By - posted 9/12/2020
Bay Area Updates, Virtual Events

The SFMTA will be holding a Virtual Open House on the Bayview Hunters Point Quick-Build Project for Evans Avenue, Hunters Point Boulevard, and Innes Avenue. This project is an effort to improve pedestrian and cyclist visibility while reducing opportunities for reckless driving by implementing cost-effective and temporary design treatments that more...

JetBlue Expands at SFO w/ 4 New RoutesJetBlue Expands at SFO w/ 4 New Routes
By - posted 9/10/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Travel

JetBlue, known for their spacious legroom and free wifi, just announced their expansion at SFO with 4 new routes. In summer 2019, JetBlue relocated their operations at San Francisco Airport to Harvey Milk Terminal 1 and started using their own gates, prime for expansion. Previously, Jetblue only flew to San Francisco more...