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Four Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the PresidioFour Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the Presidio
By - posted 2/11/2021
City Discoveries, Outdoorsy, Valentine's Day

Pack a picnic and take your sweetie to the Presidio for romantic outdoorsy Valentine’s Day. Explore Lover’s Lane So-called for connecting love-struck soldiers with their sweethearts in town, the Presidio’s oldest footpath slopes between the stately Presidio Gate and the Main Post. Come take a walk with your love and be a more...

SF's Brand New Mural for Poet Amanda GormanSF’s Brand New Mural for Poet Amanda Gorman
By - posted 2/4/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, City Discoveries, Only in San Francisco

The San Francisco Zen Center just debuted their brand new mural for the country’s first ever National Youth Poet Laureate. Poet Amanda Gorman entered the public eye’s when she recited her moving poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration. Now, San Francisco honors her with a colorful mural at more...

14 Hours of The Bay Lights (Longest Night of 2020)14 Hours of The Bay Lights (Longest Night of 2020)
By - posted 12/21/2020
City Discoveries, Holiday Lights

Many people view the winter solstice grimly as the shortest day of the year, but The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, offers us a brighter outlook. We can now relish winter solstice as the longest night of the year because The Bay Lights will shimmer for more than 14 more...

SF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now OpenSF’s Newest Beach & Waterfront Park Now Open
By - posted 12/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Discoveries, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

A brand new park has opened in San Francisco. Linking the Mission Bay and Dogpatch neighborhoods, Crane Cove Park is a 7-acre bayfront park in the Port’s Southern Waterfront that’s transformed an inaccessible industrial shoreline into a stunning vista. The park is part of the Blue Greenway, a necklace of waterfront public more...

SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)SF Park Gets Awesome New Dino-Slide (Or is it Jar Jar Binks?)
By - posted 11/12/2020
Adorable, Brand New, City Discoveries, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

SF just debuted its $3.5 million makeover for the West Portal Playground which includes a super cool dinosaur slide, or is it Jar Jar Binks? The renovation of West Portal Playground is part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance more...

Big "Heart" Grass Art Spotted in Balboa ParkBig “Heart” Grass Art Spotted in Balboa Park
By - posted 9/25/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, City Discoveries

Thanks to the San Francisco Parks Alliance who showed off this pretty cool grass art that popped up in Balboa Park. This is a tribute to the “Heart Your Parks” campaign to help raise money to support our local parks for as little as $25. Shout out to San Francisco Recreation and more...

SF City Hall Lights Up Red, White and Blue for 9/11SF City Hall Lights Up Red, White and Blue for 9/11
By - posted 9/2/2020
City Discoveries

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, white, and blue to commemorate 9/11. City Hall Lighting Schedule September 11, 2020 – 9/11 The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject to change when there are special events and the building is lit in honor of those.

SF Bay’s 'Upside Down Floating Reef' Could Change Ecology of ShorelineSF Bay’s ‘Upside Down Floating Reef’ Could Change Ecology of Shoreline
By - posted 7/16/2020
City Discoveries

Thank you ABC7 for letting us know about an upside-down floating reef‘ in the San Francisco Bay. The California College of the Arts launched the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab, an award-winning, innovative floating breakwater structure engineered to be a habitat for native marine life in order to increase marine biodiversity and more...

Tenderloin's New “BigBelly” High-Tech Trash Cans feat. Local ArtistsTenderloin’s New “BigBelly” High-Tech Trash Cans feat. Local Artists
By - posted 7/15/2020
Brand New, City Discoveries

Thank you KALW for letting us know that smart trash cans were installed in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Last month, San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney announced the installation of 68 smart trash cans into the Tenderloin neighborhood. The project aims to provide the Tenderloin with the same amenities as any other more...

Mountain Lion Safely Captured in SF Near Oracle ParkMountain Lion Safely Captured in SF Near Oracle Park
By - posted 6/18/2020
City Discoveries

Local wildlife have been making their presence known in San Francisco lately. We’ve seen coyotes spotted by Golden Gate Bridge and on our empty streets. But in the past few days, mountain lions have been on the move. As reported by KRON4, on Thursday morning, June 18, a mountain lion was more...

The Ugly Instacart Shopper Scam: Huge Tips Switched to $0The Ugly Instacart Shopper Scam: Huge Tips Switched to $0
By - posted 4/13/2020
City Discoveries

Some people are so desperate for their grocery delivery orders to be accepted in the face of huge demand that they are resulting to being absolute dicks. CNN shared with us a sad story that in late March, an Instacart worker Annaliisa Arambula accepted an order from a customer who offered more...

Someone Made SF's DNA Lounge in The Sims 4... and It's InsaneSomeone Made SF’s DNA Lounge in The Sims 4… and It’s Insane
By - posted 3/23/2020
City Discoveries

So we’re all cooped up inside with nowhere fun to go at night. So one rather bored DNA Lounge employee, Jun Shéna decided to keep herself occupied and recreate the venue in The Sims almost entirely from memory thanks to ADHD hyperfocus and a Red Bull-fueled craze which resulted in more...

SF's Huge New Live Online Speaker SeriesSF’s Huge New Live Online Speaker Series
By - posted 3/23/2020
City Discoveries

Unprecedented LIVE online gathering of civic leaders continues Manny’s tradition as a place for community building and civic engagement w/ guest speakers like Secretary Madeleine Albright, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Author Michael Pollan, SF Giants CEO Larry Baer, Former Presidential candidate Tom Steyer and more...

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Morning "MeditOcean": Chill w/ JellyfishMonterey Bay Aquarium’s Morning “MeditOcean”: Chill w/ Jellyfish
By - posted 3/20/2020
City Discoveries

Monterey Bay Aquarium is doing their part to help us all chill out and stay calm which is much needed during this pandemic crisis. They’re leading guided meditations with a little help from their ocean critters. So rise and shine and peace out with some soothing sounds, a gentle voice, and some more...

The Bay's "Shelter in Place" Order: What Does it Mean?The Bay’s “Shelter in Place” Order: What Does it Mean?
By - posted 3/16/2020
City Discoveries, Curfew / Stay-at-Home

On Monday afternoon, six Bay Area counties (plus Berkeley) announced a 3-week “Shelter in Place” order on March 16th effective 12:01am on Tuesday. Yes, you can still go outside if you need fresh air. Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, running, taking a pet outside to go to the more...