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Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (Sep 23 - Oct 3)Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (Sep 23 – Oct 3)
By - posted 9/22/2020
Causes, Have Your Voice Heard

We know it’s hard to stay connected sometimes as a community. We’re doing our best to compile a list of as many upcoming protests, rallies, vigils and clean-up events as possible. Did we miss any events? Please email us at events_crew@funcheap.com with the date/time, details and any links you have. Please note more...

San Francisco's Eviction "Tsunami" Begins in TodaySan Francisco’s Eviction “Tsunami” Begins in Today
By - posted 9/21/2020
Bay Area Updates, Causes, COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to 48 Hills for letting us know that local courts will start to hear eviction cases today (Monday, September 21st). Although the state of California does not yet allow people to be evicted for nonpayment of rent due to COVID, there are many other grounds that landlords can use to more...

"Black Laughs Matter" Comedy Night“Black Laughs Matter” Comedy Night
By - posted 9/19/2020

The live comedy scene has been devastated by the closure of all of the comedy clubs, so if you’d like to support black comics, join us for a special “Black Laughs Matter” online comedy show live from San Francisco. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret 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...

YouTuber Live Streams Taking Poop on Nancy Pelosi’s SidewalkYouTuber Live Streams Taking Poop on Nancy Pelosi’s Sidewalk
By - posted 9/15/2020
Causes, Wow

Thanks to the NYPost for letting us know that a YouTuber livestreamed himself apparently taking a poop on Nancy Pelosi’s driveway/sidewalk this weekend. A YouTuber who identifies himself as “Armando” live-streamed himself walking through the streets of San Francisco in search of Nancy Pelosi’s house. When he reached the Speaker’s home, more...

Check Out SF's Potholes Filled w/ Glitter & Broken Disco BallsCheck Out SF’s Potholes Filled w/ Glitter & Broken Disco Balls
By - posted 9/3/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Causes

Thanks to Hoodline for letting us know about the Tenderloin’s “Pothole Artist”’s most ambitious project yet. In the streets of the Tenderloin, you might notice something peculiar about its potholes, which contain anything from lipstick, glitter, clip-on-earrings, broken disco balls, rainbow Skittles and neon blue bubbles. That’s because local artist Rik Lee more...

SF's Police Banned from Marching in 2021 Pride ParadeSF’s Police Banned from Marching in 2021 Pride Parade
By - posted 9/3/2020

San Francisco Pride’s Board Directors on Wednesday voted to ban uniformed police officers from participating in the 2021 Pride parade. The board said they wanted to give the police grievance process time to hold officers accountable for the “wholly unnecessary escalation into violence.” “After a year-long process, it appears there will be more...

"Red Alert Live" 1,500 Buildings Light up Red for Live Events“Red Alert Live” 1,500 Buildings Light up Red for Live Events
By - posted 8/31/2020

To help draw attention to the the suffering entertainment industry and the concert, performance and museum venues that were first to close and will likely to be the last to reopen, dozens of venues in San Francisco and around the Bay Area will participate in Red Alert Live and light more...

Tenderloin's New "Black Trans Lives Matter" MuralTenderloin’s New “Black Trans Lives Matter” Mural
By - posted 8/27/2020
Brand New, Causes, Murals

Thank you SFIST and Do the Bay for letting us know about the new Black Trans Lives Matter Mural located at Turk and Taylor in the Tenderloin. The Transgender District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world. Preserving the legacy of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966, the more...

SF Announces $12.8 Million in Funding for The ArtsSF Announces $12.8 Million in Funding for The Arts
By - posted 8/26/2020
Causes, City Insight

Mayor London Breed announced today that approximately $12.8 million in general operating support grants will fund 227 arts and cultural organizations that enhance the City’s cultural vibrancy. This year’s Grants for the Arts (GFTA) funding comes after an internal review of the City’s grantmaking to better support organizations embedded in and more...

Tahoe Ski Resort "Squaw Valley" Changing Its NameTahoe Ski Resort “Squaw Valley” Changing Its Name
By - posted 8/25/2020
Brand New, Causes

Popular North Lake Tahoe ski resort “Squaw Valley” today announced that it will be changing its name out of respect for Native American groups. The term “squaw” is uniformly considered offensive and derogatory by the vast majority of modern dictionaries, sources and references. “While we love our local history and the more...

Sir Francis Drake Statue Removed in LarkspurSir Francis Drake Statue Removed in Larkspur
By - posted 7/30/2020

After a petition was circulated a controversial statue of Sir Francis Drake near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal was taken down earlier this week. According to the city of Larkspur, the statue removal was temporary in response to potential protests planning: “The removal is in response to planned demonstrations to tear down more...

Oakland's "Fairyland" Is About to Get Much More DiverseOakland’s “Fairyland” Is About to Get Much More Diverse
By - posted 7/29/2020
Bay Area Updates, Causes, Support the Bay

Thank you to The Oaklandside for letting us know that the Children’s Fairyland plans to reopen safely and with more diverse representation. America’s first storybook theme park (which predates and partially inspired Disneyland) Children’s Fairyland will mark its anniversary in September, but it might take a little bit more magic to more...

Mobile Anti-Facebook Billboard Tours SF & Bay AreaMobile Anti-Facebook Billboard Tours SF & Bay Area
By - posted 7/29/2020

A mobile billboard that reads “Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Elections” and other messages toured San Francisco and the Peninsula yesterday, a day before Mark Zuckerberg testified in Congress and three days before the official end of the Stop Hate for Profit advertiser boycott of Facebook and less than more...

SF May Remove U.S. Presidents' Names From SchoolsSF May Remove U.S. Presidents’ Names From Schools
By - posted 7/27/2020

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for letting us know that the San Francisco school district’s “Name Advisory Committee” is set to review the names of public schools to make sure they are appropriate. “This panel will be responsible for considering the relevance of schools names and appropriateness of these names more...