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Pay-By-Plate Coming to 50% of SF's Parking MetersPay-By-Plate Coming to 50% of SF’s Parking Meters
By - posted 5/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

A change from pay-by-space to pay-by-license plate is coming to half of all parking meters in San Francisco on the heels of a four-month pay-by-plate parking meter pilot focused on Indiana Street in the Dogpatch that ended in March 2021. How it Works Instead of entering your space number to pay for more...

SF is Not Yet Following CDC's New Mask RulesSF is Not Yet Following CDC’s New Mask Rules
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates

Although the CDC just announced that fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear face masks under most conditions, San Francisco is not yet following the new mask rules. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has stated that “we must wait for the state to adopt the updated more...

The Exploratorium Reopens July 1The Exploratorium Reopens July 1
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Exploratorium will reopen its museum doors to the public on July 1, 2021, after more than 15 months of closure. Before reopening to the public the museum will welcome members only to attend June 24-27, in gratitude for their support and engagement during the pandemic. Timed tickets for members more...

SF's Harmonic Brewing Opens Huge New Waterfront TaproomSF’s Harmonic Brewing Opens Huge New Waterfront Taproom
By - posted 5/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink

Thanks to SF Eater for sharing that San Francisco’s Harmonic Brewing just opened its newest taproom, with a massive 2,000 square foot waterfront patio near the Chase Center. It’s the second location for the brewery whose original location is about a mile away in the Dogpatch. Their new taproom features dramatic views more...

BART Will Be 50% Off in SeptemberBART Will Be 50% Off in September
By - posted 5/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Deals, Reopening

In an effort to get people back on the train gang, BART announced on Tuesday that they will offer a special promotion of 50% off all fares on Clipper for the entire month of September 2021. The discount applies to all BART fares including the already-discounted Clipper cards such as Youth, more...

San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, Uplifting

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation San Mateo County moved into the state’s yellow COVID-19 reopening tier Tuesday, allowing the county to reopen almost all businesses indoors with capacity limits. The tier change will allow San Mateo County to reopen bars indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is more...

New Waterfront Ballpark Stalls. Oakland A's Might Move.New Waterfront Ballpark Stalls. Oakland A’s Might Move.
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has instructed the Oakland Athletics to begin exploring other markets outside of Oakland while also continuing to pursue a waterfront ballpark in the city’s downtown. The development is the latest in a years-long saga involving the A’s and their attempts to find a new more...

New Vintage Car Club w/ Retro Gas Pumps Coming to Bay AreaNew Vintage Car Club w/ Retro Gas Pumps Coming to Bay Area
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Thanks to the Niles Film Museum for sharing the news the adorable historic ‘town’ of Niles is getting a new vintage car club, perfectly fitting for the neighborhood. Originally purchased from the railroad in 1938, this was the Solon Brothers Gas Station and Diner. Niles Flying A will have old-timey gas pumps more...

Two Major SF Streets Are Getting Carpool LanesTwo Major SF Streets Are Getting Carpool Lanes
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Travel

Temporary HOV lanes have just been approved for a historic pilot program in San Francisco. Muni buses and private vehicles with two or more occupants will soon see an innovative solution for San Francisco: High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV) on city streets, approved by a 5-1 vote on April 20 by the more...

Free COVID-19 Vaccines at SFO (May 11-13)Free COVID-19 Vaccines at SFO (May 11-13)
By - posted 5/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Travel, Vaccines

SFO just announced that they are offering free COVID-19 vaccinations in-terminal to anyone 16+, May 11-13. Yep, this is for anyone who books an appointment, even international travelers. SFO is partnering with Safeway Pharmacy to provide onsite vaccinations to anyone age 16 and older.* The public, including departing or arriving passengers, more...

Historic Home of Lesbian Rights Movement Will Be SF LandmarkHistoric Home of Lesbian Rights Movement Will Be SF Landmark
By - posted 5/6/2021
Brand New, City Insight, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to CBS News for sharing the story that San Francisco will have a new historical landmark. The first lesbian couple to legally wed in San Francisco, late lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin formed the Daughters of Bilitis, a political and social organization for lesbians in 1955. Their home located more...

"Nash Bridges" Reboot Filming in SF“Nash Bridges” Reboot Filming in SF
By - posted 5/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to JR Stone at ABC 7 News and KTVU for sharing that a reboot of “Nash Bridges” has started filming in San Francisco. USA Network’s former police procedural TV show “Nash Bridges” is getting the movie treatment with Don Johnson and Cheech Marin reprising their original roles. The revival has been more...

10 Blocks of Valencia St. Light Up for First Time Ever (May 7)10 Blocks of Valencia St. Light Up for First Time Ever (May 7)
By - posted 5/6/2021
Brand New, Community, Outdoor Dining

For the first time in its history the Valencia Corridor will be lit up from 14th to 24th Streets. This project is possible thanks to the generosity of the whole community, with over 500 community members coming together to raise the funds for lights and over 35 merchants coming together to more...

Crossing SF's Geary Street Just Got a LOT SaferCrossing SF’s Geary Street Just Got a LOT Safer
By - posted 5/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight

Thankfully, SF’s hideous pedestrian bridge at Geary & Steiner has been replaced with accessible crosswalks. The Steiner pedestrian bridge was originally built in 1962, before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set standards to ensure that public spaces are accessible to people of all abilities. The ramps to access the bridge more...

SF Launches 1st Ever African American Reparations Advisory CommitteeSF Launches 1st Ever African American Reparations Advisory Committee
By - posted 5/5/2021
Brand New, Healing, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously appointed 15 people to the city’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee — touted as the first body of its kind to create a comprehensive reparations plan for African Americans. The newly created committee is the result of efforts by Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, more...