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SF's Newest Rooftop Garden is On a 97-Year Old Ferry BoatSF’s Newest Rooftop Garden is On a 97-Year Old Ferry Boat
By - posted 10/6/2022
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Thanks to SFist for sharing the news that a historic 97-year old ferry boat is returning to the Bay Area. The Klamath, built in 1925. has found its way back to the Bay as Bay Area Council’s new floating office. And best of all, the renovated ferry features a rooftop with stunning more...

All the Features Coming to SF's Brand New Waterfront ParkAll the Features Coming to SF’s Brand New Waterfront Park
By - posted 10/1/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

On September 14, together with community members who shaped the historic project from its conception, San Francisco officials broke ground at the future India Basin Waterfront Park. The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction of the future park’s structures, including a food pavilion and shop building; two new piers; a more...

First Ever Curling Facility in Northern California Opens in East OaklandFirst Ever Curling Facility in Northern California Opens in East Oakland
By - posted 10/1/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Fun & Games, Oakland

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that Northern California now has its first-ever curling facility. The curling community in Northern California now has its first dedicated ice facility in East Oakland. The 15,000 square feet San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club, located at 8450 Enterprise Way, has 5 sheets and more...

SF's "Central Subway" Finally Opens Nov. 19 w/ Free RidesSF’s “Central Subway” Finally Opens Nov. 19 w/ Free Rides
By - posted 9/25/2022
Brand New, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco’s long-awaited Central Subway line is finally opening (sort of). The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency recently announced the opening schedule for the highly anticipated Central Subway project. Starting November 19, 2022, the Central Subway will open with a dedicated shuttle service on weekends between 4th and Brannan Station to more...

Caltrain Unveils New Electric TrainsCaltrain Unveils New Electric Trains
By - posted 9/25/2022
Brand New, Green, Transportation

Caltrain is going electric. The Caltrain Electrification project will electrify the corridor from San Francisco Caltrain Station to the Tamien Caltrain Station. Electrification improvements include converting diesel-hauled trains to electric trains, increasing service to six trains per peak hour per direction, and maintaining operating speed up to 79 mph. Caltrain introduced more...

Golden Gate Park is Getting a "Golden Mile" in Fall 2022Golden Gate Park is Getting a “Golden Mile” in Fall 2022
By - posted 9/20/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

After much controversy and debate (there were nine hours of non-stop public comment during the Board of Supervisors meeting), JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park was recently officially declared permanently “car-free.” The next task is to try to turn the roadway into a vibrant “Golden Mile.” Starting this week, and building up more...

Golden Gate Park's Brand New Street Busking ProgramGolden Gate Park’s Brand New Street Busking Program
By - posted 9/20/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, San Francisco

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department has launched an initiative that may be music to the ears of street performers: Busking in Golden Gate Park. The program allows musicians and other performers to easily obtain permits and schedule performances in designated locations that will not conflict with other activities in the park. more...

SF Cancels $50 Million in Late Fees for Traffic FinesSF Cancels $50 Million in Late Fees for Traffic Fines
By - posted 9/20/2022
Brand New, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco, Transportation

By Thomas Hughes, BCN Foundation Tens of thousands of San Francisco residents are having debt from late fees for traffic fines wiped from the books. The San Francisco Superior Court eliminated $50 million in outstanding fees last week, according to a statement from the city treasurer’s office. The move cancelled 180,000 more...

Bay Area's New $2.50 On-Demand Shuttle LaunchesBay Area’s New $2.50 On-Demand Shuttle Launches
By - posted 9/15/2022
Brand New, Transportation

Milpitas residents have another transportation option designed to fill some of the gaps not served by public transit. Milpitas SMART will provide convenient, affordable, and on-demand connections to the Great Mall, City Hall, Milpitas Transit Center and VTA light rail stops. The new service — Simple Mobile Access to Reliable Transportation, or SMART — is an more...

Crews Testing SF's Central Subway (Trains Every 4-10 Minutes)Crews Testing SF’s Central Subway (Trains Every 4-10 Minutes)
By - posted 9/15/2022
Brand New, San Francisco, Transportation

The long-awaited, much delayed, Central Subway in San Francisco is finally coming along. Crews are testing the headways every 4 to 10 minutes. Thanks so much to SFMTA Director Jeffrey Tumlin for sharing the sped-up video of the 5-minute journey from Brannan Street to Rose Pak Chinatown Station. Related Story: SF’s New more...

Meet Gus: SFPD's Cutest New Member of the ForceMeet Gus: SFPD’s Cutest New Member of the Force
By - posted 9/15/2022
Adorable, Brand New, San Francisco

Say hello to Gus, San Francisco Police Department’s newest member of its Mounted Unit. Gus will have his official swearing-in ceremony soon with the department.

Popular Korean Supermarket "H Mart" Coming to East BayPopular Korean Supermarket “H Mart” Coming to East Bay
By - posted 9/9/2022
Brand New, Groceries / Supermarkets

Thankfully Eater SF just announced that Korean grocery store H Mart will be coming to the East Bay. The 4th Bay Area location of H Mart will be in Dublin Retail Center in Dublin. Unfortunately, an opening date has not yet been announced. The lease for the Dublin location was signed more...

Magic Mushrooms are Now Decriminalized in SFMagic Mushrooms are Now Decriminalized in SF
By - posted 9/8/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Healing, San Francisco

This just in...’shrooms are now decriminalized in San Francisco. Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and unaminiously passed a resolution that makes entheogenic plants including peyote, ayahuasca, and psilocybin mushrooms San Francisco police’s lowest priority. Plus it more...

Huge New In-N-Out w/ 29 Car Drive-Thru Planned for San JoseHuge New In-N-Out w/ 29 Car Drive-Thru Planned for San Jose
By - posted 9/6/2022
Brand New, Eat & Drink

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that a brand new In-N-Out is opening in the Bay Area. The new location, proposed for 3150 and 3158 Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose, near Westfield Valley Fair and Santana Row, will have a massive 29-car drive-thru and would have indoor seating for 84 more...

Sonoma County Launches Basic Income Pilot ProgramSonoma County Launches Basic Income Pilot Program
By - posted 9/6/2022
Brand New, Getting Help

By Katy St. Clair, Bay City News Foundation Sonoma County will be spearheading a pilot program to provide a guaranteed minimum income to over 300 low-income families to study whether poverty is reduced and economic mobility is enhanced, the county announced Thursday. The Pathway to Income Equity program began taking applications Thursday. more...