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BART Stations Now Host New Free Outdoor Concert FestivalBART Stations Now Host New Free Outdoor Concert Festival
By - posted 9/30/2021
Brand New, Things to Do, Transportation

The sounds of Reggae, Jazz, and Folk music will bring joy to BART riders in the month of October as the latest “welcome back” gesture by the agency to encourage the return to transit and reinforce the role public transit plays in fueling the Bay Area’s economy and culture. BART and more...

SF Announces New "Organized Retail Crime" PlanSF Announces New “Organized Retail Crime” Plan
By - posted 9/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Controversy, Police Reform, San Francisco

Mayor London Breed Announces Organized Retail Crime Initiative SFPD led initiative aims to partner with private sector to result in higher reporting rates and more investigations, better enabling regional task force partners to solve cases and target upstream criminal enterprises Mayor London N. Breed this week unveiled details from San Francisco’s Organized more...

Almanac Opens Brand New 8,400 sqft Beer Garden (Sept. 25)Almanac Opens Brand New 8,400 sqft Beer Garden (Sept. 25)
By - posted 9/25/2021
Bars, Brand New, East Bay, Outdoor Dining

After months of prep and permits, Almanac on Alameda has transformed a formerly empty 8,400-square-foot grass lot across the street into Almanac’s very own backyard – Complete with a 1967 Airstream bar, shade structures, amplified music, a food truck, and outdoor games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Join us starting more...

First Look: "Dear San Francisco" Circus at SF's Historic Club FugaziFirst Look: “Dear San Francisco” Circus at SF’s Historic Club Fugazi
By - posted 9/24/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Here’s your first look at the brand-new production from Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story, the ew theatrical experience debuting at San Francisco’s historic Club Fugazi. Specially-priced preview performance tickets (September 22–October 10) are available for $25–$39. Out of the fog of 2020, Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story emerges more...

"Dave's Hot Chicken" Opens First Bay Area Spot (Sept. 24)“Dave’s Hot Chicken” Opens First Bay Area Spot (Sept. 24)
By - posted 9/23/2021
Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that the super popular LA-based spicy fried chicken joint, Dave’s Hot Chicken is finally opening up its first outlet in the Bay Area. Dave’s opens Friday, September 24th in Santa Rosa with both indoor and outdoor dining. The chain recent made big headlines more...

Fremont Opens Its Newest Park in DecadesFremont Opens Its Newest Park in Decades
By - posted 9/19/2021
Brand New, New Parks

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, Fremont celebrated the grand opening of the city’s newest community park in decades. The Lila Bringhurst Park officially opened to the public on August 18. The two-acre park, built by Lennar, Inc., is located on a four-acre site in Fremont’s Innovation District and is adjacent to more...

SF's Brand New Art Museum "ICA SF" Opens in Summer 2022SF’s Brand New Art Museum “ICA SF” Opens in Summer 2022
By - posted 9/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions

San Francisco is getting a brand new art museum with free admission. Thanks to Art Forum and Art Net for sharing the news that The Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF) will open in summer 2022 in the Dogpatch neighborhood. The 11,000-square-foot museum will be a non-collecting museum and will more...

SF Wood-Fired Bagel Shop "Daily Driver" Opens Third LocationSF Wood-Fired Bagel Shop “Daily Driver” Opens Third Location
By - posted 9/17/2021
Brand New, Eat & Drink

San Francisco’s first and only organic cheese-making creamery and wood-fired bagelry, Daily Driver, opened their flagship location in the Dogpatch in March 2019, and a storefront in the Ferry Building right before the pandemic hit in 2020. Now, the team just opened their third location inside of The Cheese School of more...

SF's Beloved Green Apple Books' Newest Location Coming to SFOSF’s Beloved Green Apple Books’ Newest Location Coming to SFO
By - posted 9/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing that well-loved San Francisco indie bookstore Green Apple Books is opening a new location. The new location will be in SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1, but construction is not expected to begin until October 2023. The new shop is tentatively scheduled to open in March more...

SF's New Popup "Silent Disco" Outdoor Cinema HideawaySF’s New Popup “Silent Disco” Outdoor Cinema Hideaway
By - posted 9/16/2021
Brand New, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

An outdoor cinema is popping up at Dirty Habit, the fifth-floor hideaway in SoMa with a spacious heated outdoor patio. Embrace the uniquely San Francisco ‘Second Summer’ again this September and October with an outdoor movie series, Second Summer Outdoor Movie Series at Dirty Habit, Silenced by Sound Off. Hotel Zelos and more...

SF Now Has a $2,000 "Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant"SF Now Has a $2,000 “Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant”
By - posted 9/16/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco recently launched its new Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant program, which provides up to $2,000 in financial relief to restore and repair damages from vandalism at neighborhood storefronts. The program launches during a time when many small businesses are recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Storefront Vandalism more...

San Francisco Opening Four New Vaccination Sites at SFUSD SchoolsSan Francisco Opening Four New Vaccination Sites at SFUSD Schools
By - posted 9/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) announced that vaccination sites are launching this week at four schools in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) in order to further support vaccination among eligible individuals in schools and the surrounding community. The vaccination more...

SF Arcade Bar "Emporium" Now Has Weekly Free Game Token NightSF Arcade Bar “Emporium” Now Has Weekly Free Game Token Night
By - posted 9/14/2021
Brand New, Freebies, Fun & Games, San Francisco

Emporium Arcade Bar San Francisco, the dynamic venue known for its classic arcade games, colorful, fun-loving atmosphere, and renowned drink menu, now offers four free game tokens for residents with a valid California I.D. during locals’ night every Monday. Emporium Arcade Bar offers guests a variety of games, including classic arcade more...

Contra Costa Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 22Contra Costa Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 22
By - posted 9/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation Contra Costa County has issued a countywide health order requiring patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test in restaurants, gyms, and other indoor businesses where there’s an elevated risk of spreading COVID-19. The order goes into effect Sept. 22 and more...

US Navy's Brand New USS Tripoli Sails Under Golden Gate BridgeUS Navy’s Brand New USS Tripoli Sails Under Golden Gate Bridge
By - posted 9/14/2021
Brand New, San Francisco

The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), arrived in San Francisco in support of San Francisco Fleet Week 2021 on Sept. 11. The ship and her crew are set to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) exercise being held Sept. 12-14. “The more...