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Winona Ryder Lists Her $5 Million San Francisco HouseWinona Ryder Lists Her $5 Million San Francisco House
By - posted 11/25/2020
City Insight

Thanks to The Dirt for dishing the news that Winona Ryder has just listed her San Francisco home.  Screen Queen Winona Ryder has called Union Street in Cow Hollow home (or at least one of her homes) for the past 25 years. Her beautiful Dutch Colonial home with its gambrel roof more...

Ocean Beach is Getting a New Walking Trail (& Parking Lot)Ocean Beach is Getting a New Walking Trail (& Parking Lot)
By - posted 11/21/2020
Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Ocean Beach is getting a new walking and cycling trail with a new parking lot, restroom and a plaza. The new project will also provide pedestrian access to the shore­­ and connect up with the existing trail network.  The Ocean Beach Climate Adaptation Project is situated along the Great Highway south more...

Will SF Ban People Smoking in Their Apartments?Will SF Ban People Smoking in Their Apartments?
By - posted 11/14/2020
City Insight, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to SF Examiner for letting us know about a new proposal to ban smoking in apartment units in SF. Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee is pushing a new piece of legislation forward which would prohibit people from smoking tobacco or cannabis in their apartments in buildings with 3 or more more...

SF Gets $239 Million For Its ParksSF Gets $239 Million For Its Parks
By - posted 11/11/2020
Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

San Francisco’s parks are getting some love. The newly passed 2020 Health and Recovery Bond will fund priority investments in mental health and homelessness, parks and recreation spaces, and essential public infrastructure including street resurfacing, curb ramps, and street structures and plazas, all with the goal of supporting economic recovery and more...

SF Moves Homeless Out of Hotels & Into Permanent HousingSF Moves Homeless Out of Hotels & Into Permanent Housing
By - posted 11/11/2020
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco initiates first phase of its plan to eventually move 2,300 people out of hotels and into stable housing solutions, ensuring that people exit into stability and not the street. San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) and non-profit partner agencies have begun a concerted effort to identify more...

How Do SF's Traffic Cameras Get Clean?How Do SF’s Traffic Cameras Get Clean?
By - posted 11/5/2020
City Insight

KRON4 gives the down and dirty on just exactly how those traffic cameras stay squeaky clean in this lighthearted video. For a city rich in tech, KRON4 has a very low tech solution. Sometimes, the best tech is no tech. 

SF Reopens Renovated 6-acre Park in Western AdditionSF Reopens Renovated 6-acre Park in Western Addition
By - posted 10/31/2020
Brand New, City Insight, New Parks, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Margaret Hayward Playground reopened on Friday, October 30, following a $28 million renovation that transformed the beloved 6-acre park in the heart of the Western Addition into a modern hub for recreation, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced. The park’s transformation was funded largely by the San more...

Twin Peaks Overlook Reopens to Cars at NightTwin Peaks Overlook Reopens to Cars at Night
By - posted 9/23/2020
City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

SF Rec and Park just announced that Twin Peaks will be reopening for cars to access the overlook. From 6pm to midnight, the Portola Gate will now be open to vehicles. However, during the day, the gate will remain closed to vehicles for safe, socially-distanced recreation on this scenic route. Related Stories: Twin more...

SF Buses are Packed; Is SF Doing Enough to Keep Everyone Safe?SF Buses are Packed; Is SF Doing Enough to Keep Everyone Safe?
By - posted 9/19/2020
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

Thank you KPIX5 for reporting about the increased overcrowding on San Francisco Muni buses. Ridership has gone up on Muni and the overcrowding has caused Muni operators and drivers to question, is the City is doing enough to keep drivers and riders safe? SFMTA claims that they are closely monitoring their bus more...

SF Hit 100 Degrees Yesterday + Bay Area Record TempsSF Hit 100 Degrees Yesterday + Bay Area Record Temps
By - posted 9/7/2020
City Insight

Thank you KRON4 and ABC7 for letting us know about the Bay Area historic heat records throughout the Labor Day weekend. For the first time since 2017, San Francisco reached a high of 100 degrees as of 2:45 pm on September 6, breaking the previous record for this date by 8 more...

Four Cooling Centers Open in SF (Sept. 5-7)Four Cooling Centers Open in SF (Sept. 5-7)
By - posted 9/7/2020
City Insight

Extreme heat coming this Labor Day Weekend and San Francisco have activated Weather Relief Centers at 3 SF Libraries and 1 Community Facility: San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street     Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 4th Street Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue The centers are open between on more...

Stylist Backs Pelosi's Claim SF Salon Visit Was a "Set-up"Stylist Backs Pelosi’s Claim SF Salon Visit Was a “Set-up”
By - posted 9/3/2020
City Insight, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that Nancy Pelosi has called her SF hair salon visit ‘a setup,’ and says the salon owes her an apology. Nancy Pelosi’s visit to an indoor salon this week in drew a lot of criticism. She was seen on camera getting her hair done 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...

It's Over 100 Today. Cooling Centers in the Bay AreaIt’s Over 100 Today. Cooling Centers in the Bay Area
By - posted 8/14/2020
City Insight

It’s going to be super hot today with temperatures in much of the Bay Area reaching past 100. Here’s a list of some of the cooling centers in the Bay Area thanks to KRON4 and CBS. Please note that face coverings and social distancing are required at all cooling centers. Bay Area Cooling more...

Oakland Has a New Rapid Bus Line (And It's Free For 90 Days)Oakland Has a New Rapid Bus Line (And It’s Free For 90 Days)
By - posted 8/13/2020
City Insight, Freebies

Thank you KPIX5 for letting us know that the brand new AC Transit ‘Tempo’ rapid bus system finally opened for riders this week after four years of construction. Tempot, an express bus line through Oakland, debuted on Sunday. The system cost $232 million to set up and serves 46 new platform more...