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Happy 154th Birthday to Golden Gate ParkHappy 154th Birthday to Golden Gate Park
By - posted 4/2/2024
Celebrations, City Insight, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park, one of the world’s most iconic parks, turns 154 years old on April 4, 2024. More than a century-and-a-half ago, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an urban oasis from a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes. The result: a verdant, more...

SF's Beloved (and Oldest) Toy Shop "Jeffrey's Toys" May Close After HolidaysSF’s Beloved (and Oldest) Toy Shop “Jeffrey’s Toys” May Close After Holidays
By - posted 12/22/2023
Bay Area Favorites, City Insight, Getting Help, San Francisco

Sadly, ABC7 has shared the news that San Francisco’s oldest toy store, Jeffrey’s Toys, located at 45 Kearny Street, may sadly close its doors permanently after the holidays. If you have any last-minute Christmas shopping, consider stepping into Jeffrey’s Toys to help keep the family-owned and operated toy store afloat. more...

SF Wants to Convert Downtown Office Buildings into HousingSF Wants to Convert Downtown Office Buildings into Housing
By - posted 5/4/2023
Brand New, City Insight, San Francisco

Planning Commission Approves Legislation to Support Future of Downtown and Union Square The proposal introduced by Mayor Breed and Board President Peskin will help fill vacant spaces by facilitating a greater variety of businesses and activities throughout Downtown and Union Square, and removing barriers to converting office buildings to housing The Planning more...

SF to Lose 100+ Shelter Beds on November 30thSF to Lose 100+ Shelter Beds on November 30th
By - posted 4/10/2023
Causes, City Insight, San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is considering closing down “Site F,” which is home to 118 people experiencing homelessness living in trailers. The location near Pier 94 is just south of Islais Creek in India Basin. The proposal is due to be discussed on Tuesday by the Commissioners of the Port more...

Where to Get Free Sand Bags in San FranciscoWhere to Get Free Sand Bags in San Francisco
By - posted 12/30/2022
City Insight

Public Works will provide San Francisco residents and business up to 10 free sandbags leading up to and during severe rainstorms. They are intended for properties prone to flooding. Sandbags can be retrieved Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Public Works’ operations yard, Marin Street/Kansas Street gate. Bring proof more...

SF Bay Area Named Fastest Growing Economy in the USASF Bay Area Named Fastest Growing Economy in the USA
By - posted 11/16/2022
Bay Area Updates, City Insight

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that according to a new study by the University of North Carolina’s American Growth Project, the San Francisco Bay Area is leading the country in economic growth in 2022 with a 4.8% increase in GDP. The ranking looked at employment rates and economic more...

This Cemetery is Now SF's First Ever Archaeological LandmarkThis Cemetery is Now SF’s First Ever Archaeological Landmark
By - posted 10/18/2022
City Insight, San Francisco

Lincoln Park/City Cemetery is now officially a San Francisco city landmark. SF Heritage worked closely with Supervisor Connie Chan, the Planning Department, and community groups to draft the designation, which is the city’s first primarily archaeological city landmark and one of the most important preservation accomplishments of recent years. A remnant of more...

Magic Mushrooms are Now Decriminalized in SFMagic Mushrooms are Now Decriminalized in SF
By - posted 9/8/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Healing, San Francisco

This just in...’shrooms are now decriminalized in San Francisco. Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and unaminiously passed a resolution that makes entheogenic plants including peyote, ayahuasca, and psilocybin mushrooms San Francisco police’s lowest priority. Plus it more...

The Hottest Days Ever in SF
By - posted 7/18/2022
City Insight

It may be hot in San Francisco this week, but we’re still a ways from the all-time record. The hottest it’s ever been in SF was 106 degrees, which occurred on September 1, 2017. And the longest heatwave was July 21-25, 2006 where the Bay Area experienced five straight days with at more...

The Hottest Days Ever in SF (By Month)
By - posted 7/1/2022
City Insight

Hottest Weather Temperature Days in San Francisco – By Month Updated 7/18/22 – Degrees in Fahrenheit January – 79 degrees – January 8, 1962 February – 81 degrees – February 26, 1986 March – 87 degrees – March 11, 2005 April – 94 degrees – April 8, 1989 May – 97 degrees – May 15, 2008 June more...

SF City Guides Now Offers "Express" Walking Tours: 1 Hour or LessSF City Guides Now Offers “Express” Walking Tours: 1 Hour or Less
By - posted 5/24/2022
City Insight, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

City Guides is thrilled to introduce its new “express tours”. Their fabulous Guides have streamlined a few of their most popular tours into less than an hour. They understand that not everyone may have two hours to spare. You may be in town for the day or want to get more...

North Bay's Rohnert Park Buys Land for $12.5 Million to Build Brand New DowntownNorth Bay’s Rohnert Park Buys Land for $12.5 Million to Build Brand New Downtown
By - posted 4/20/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Housing

Rohnert Park city officials are taking a big step toward a future downtown. The city aims to fulfill residents’ long-standing desire for an inviting, walkable downtown that will become the heart of the City. The city’s $12.5 million offer was accepted one week ago on a 30-acre parcel of land at more...

SF's "The Great Highway" Turns Into the "Great Sandway"SF’s “The Great Highway” Turns Into the “Great Sandway”
By - posted 4/19/2022
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, San Francisco, Storm Watch

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that after two unusually windy storms, San Francisco’s The Great Highway has turned into the Great Sandway. An abundance of sand has taken over sections of The Great Highway, creating massive sand dunes that have engulfed traffic light poles and buried rip current more...

1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire Anniversary (April 18)1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire Anniversary (April 18)
By - posted 4/13/2022
City Insight, San Francisco

When the earthquake hit on April 18, 1906, it did so in the wee hours of the morning at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument. Every year since, city officials (and in past more...

New I-80 Freeway "Urban Forest" Coming to SF in 2023New I-80 Freeway “Urban Forest” Coming to SF in 2023
By - posted 4/7/2022
Brand New, City Insight, Good News, Green, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Uplifting

Thanks to the SF Examiner for letting us know that the litter-strewn entrance to the Bay Bridge in SoMa is soon going to be converted into an “urban forest” and tree nursery which will take root (he he) new freeway offramps. According to the San Francisco Department of Public Works, the more...