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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...

SF’s Toy Boat Dessert Cafe Reopens as “Toy Boat by Jane”SF’s Toy Boat Dessert Cafe Reopens as “Toy Boat by Jane”
By - posted 9/21/2020
Brand New, Eat & Drink, What's Closed / What's Open

Thank you SF Chronicle for letting us know that SF’s nostalgic Toy Boat Dessert Cafe has reopened with baked goods from Jane the Bakery. Amanda Michael, the owner of Jane the Bakery, reopened the SF’s Toy Boat Dessert Cafe as “Toy Boat by Jane” on Saturday, September 17. Toy Boat has been a more...

SF Offers 30-Days of Free PPE For Small BusinessesSF Offers 30-Days of Free PPE For Small Businesses
By - posted 9/18/2020
Brand New, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco has secured a large shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) to support small businesses. The shipment includes hand sanitizers, surgical masks, and face shields. Our goal in providing this 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...

SFMOMA Re-opens Oct. 4th with Two Weeks of "Free Days"SFMOMA Re-opens Oct. 4th with Two Weeks of “Free Days”
By - posted 9/17/2020
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced it will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 4 with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking through Sunday, October 18. After more than six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFMOMA embraces a heightened focus more...

Free "Sneak Preview" Movie Passes are BackFree “Sneak Preview” Movie Passes are Back
By - posted 9/16/2020
Brand New, Free Movie Screenings

Movie theaters in the Bay Area may still be closed, but now to promote upcoming movies, the studios are starting virtual sneak previews. live stream movie nights. And you’re invited. We have exclusive codes to share to watermarked, live stream films direct to your computer or laptop (using Chrome/Firefox/Edge/Safari) Get First Crack at more...

San Jose’s Brand New LGBTQ DistrictSan Jose’s Brand New LGBTQ District
By - posted 9/15/2020
Brand New, Pride

Thank you KTVU for letting us know that San Jose now has its own designated LGBTQ district. The newly created hub, called Qmunity District, establishes a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming place for LGBTQ+ people and families in the South Bay. The new district will feature shopping, socializing, dining, networking, and nightlife in more...

SF's New Public Trash CansSF’s New Public Trash Cans
By - posted 9/15/2020
Brand New, Have Your Voice Heard, Only in San Francisco

Thank you SF Chronicle for letting us know about the search for the city’s next official public trash can. Vote on your favorite new trashcan design Public Works, in collaboration with the industrial designers at the Institute for Creative Integration (ICI), has narrowed the design of the City’s new public trash cans more...

San Francisco May Soon Let 16-Year-Olds VoteSan Francisco May Soon Let 16-Year-Olds Vote
By - posted 9/15/2020
Brand New, Causes

Thanks to NBC News for letting us know that SF may soon allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections. If passed, San Francisco would be the first large city to give those as young as 16 to vote. In the coming November election, San Francisco residents will not only cast ballots 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...

BART Wants to Turn Old Trains into Coffee Shops & Art WorksBART Wants to Turn Old Trains into Coffee Shops & Art Works
By - posted 9/11/2020
Brand New

BART will be giving the public a chance to have a part of BART history and help in this circle of train car life. The general public a chance to extend the lives of decommissioned train cars in creative and innovative ways. Some initial expressions of interest that have been received 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...

BART Getting More Trains Starting Sept. 14BART Getting More Trains Starting Sept. 14
By - posted 9/10/2020
Brand New, What's Closed / What's Open

Starting next Monday, September 14th, BART will run an updated schedule. The new schedule calls for more frequency during peak weekday commute hours on several lines, creating more hours with 15-minute frequencies. Service hours remain the same: 5 am-9 pm weekdays, 8 am-9 pm weekends. Read the full article. Commute trains at more...

SF Parking Lot Becomes New Garden w/ Free Citrus TreesSF Parking Lot Becomes New Garden w/ Free Citrus Trees
By - posted 9/8/2020
Brand New

The Non-profit & incubator Kultivate Labs, illustrator & art director Andre Sibayan, and landscape practice CAMO Design Studio, are transforming a city-owned parking lot in SOMA Pilipinas  into Kapwa Gardens.  The project on Mission Street between 5th and 6th Street is planned to become an art and wellness pop-up designed as more...

SF Is Getting Its First IKEA Ever in 2021SF Is Getting Its First IKEA Ever in 2021
By - posted 9/8/2020
Brand New

Thanks to SF Chronicle for letting us know that IKEA is finally coming to San Francisco in 2021, albeit as a mini-version of its normally sprawling stores. Ingka Centres, IKEA’s real estate affiliate is spending $260 million to purchase and build out the empty 6×6 Mall at 945 Market Street at more...