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SF's Newly Renovated Shoreview Park ReopensSF’s Newly Renovated Shoreview Park Reopens
By - posted 6/4/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening

Join SF Recreation and Parks Department for a reopening celebration for Shoreview Park (1 Lillian Court at Rosie Lee Lane) on Monday, June 7 beginning at 11:30 am. Help us celebrate the recently completed renovation, which includes a new playground, picnic area, workout equipment and more. The event will feature a more...

SF's Ferry Building Farmers Market's Brand New Home Delivery ServiceSF’s Ferry Building Farmers Market’s Brand New Home Delivery Service
By - posted 6/3/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Groceries / Supermarkets

Bay Area residents can now get their beloved farmers market produce delivered to their doorstep and support local farmers at the same time. CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), the Bay Area nonprofit that operates the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market has partnered with The FruitGuys, a family-owned and operated B Corp, more...

SF is Testing Out "Smart" Traffic Signals Prioritizing Transit & PeopleSF is Testing Out “Smart” Traffic Signals Prioritizing Transit & People
By - posted 6/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Travel

Have you ever wondered how traffic signals could better balance the needs of all road users, whether driving, bicycling, walking or taking Muni? SFMTA is rolling out its Connected Corridor Pilot this month to use transit platform and traffic signal sensor data to inform signal timing adjustments. The pilot also aims to more...

New SF Park Connecting Fort Mason to the Waterfront Opens June 2021New SF Park Connecting Fort Mason to the Waterfront Opens June 2021
By - posted 6/1/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Beatrice Kilat, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for sharing the news about San Francisco’s newest park. Black Point Historic Gardens, a new park connecting Fort Mason to the San Francisco waterfront, opens to the public soon, tentatively scheduled for June 2021. The restoration of more...

"Palace of Fine Arts" Now An Outdoor Concert Hall“Palace of Fine Arts” Now An Outdoor Concert Hall
By - posted 5/25/2021
Brand New, Get Out: Events, What's Closed / What's Open

Bringing COVID-free, outdoor, live piano performances to the San Francisco Bay Area. In an unprecedented effort to bring live performances safely back to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotunda at The Palace of Fine Arts will transform from a San Francisco landmark, into an outdoor concert hall on May more...

New Emergency Housing Vouchers Will Help 1,000 People in SFNew Emergency Housing Vouchers Will Help 1,000 People in SF
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Housing

San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed recently announced that the City will receive 887 new Emergency Housing Vouchers to help prevent and end homelessness as part of the American Rescue Plan. Officials estimate the vouchers will be able to help up to 1,000 people in need of housing. These vouchers are part more...

CA Opens Back Up June 15CA Opens Back Up June 15
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening

 By Dan McMenamin, Bay City News California will reopen on June 15 without any capacity limits or physical distancing requirements for businesses or events (with the limited exceptions for Mega Events), the state’s Health and Human Services secretary said Friday. Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and more...

Oakland Museum of California's New GardensOakland Museum of California’s New Gardens
By - posted 5/21/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Reopening

OMCA welcomes the community back to a newly-refreshed campus and transformed garden, providing a safe and welcoming space to reconnect with each other. After over a year of facing a global pandemic, compounded with instances of violence, racism, and civil unrest in our country, OMCA’s outdoor public spaces are available more...

Starting July, San Francisco Bay Ferry Lowers FaresStarting July, San Francisco Bay Ferry Lowers Fares
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Deals, Travel

San Francisco Bay Ferry just announced its offering discounted fares on all routes starting July 1. New temporary fares for all San Francisco Bay Ferry routes will go into effect on July 1, 2021. These fares are lower for a period of one year to incentivize a return to the ferry more...

POSTPONED / SF's Regal Grand Opening: $3 Movies (May 21-26)POSTPONED / SF’s Regal Grand Opening: $3 Movies (May 21-26)
By - posted 5/18/2021
Brand New, Deals, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

Update 5/21 at 8:37am GRAND OPENING DELAYED at REGAL STONESTOWN GALLERIA SCREENX, 4DX & RPX Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that the official opening scheduled for today, Friday, May 21, of the Regal Stonestown Galleria has been postponed. We look forward to officially opening the doors in the more...

Oakland's "Bulky Block Parties" Return May 22Oakland’s “Bulky Block Parties” Return May 22
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland residents can rid themselves of large trash items for free with the return this year of the Bulky Block Party, city officials said Thursday. Starting May 22 at 9 a.m. and then on the last Saturday of the month, people with proof of residency can more...

North Beach “Specs’ Bar” Reopens May 20North Beach “Specs’ Bar” Reopens May 20
By - posted 5/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that beloved Specs’ Bar in North Beach will be reopening on May 20, 2021. The 53-year-old bar at 12 William Saroyan Place, tucked away on an alley just off of Columbus Ave (across from City Lights), had been open periodically for to-go drinks and as a bottle more...

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...