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Data Shows Tents on SF Streets Down By 65% from 1 Year AgoData Shows Tents on SF Streets Down By 65% from 1 Year Ago
By - posted 5/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Getting Help, Housing

The number of tents housing homeless residents on San Francisco streets dropped by 65 percent over the last year, marking the lowest tent count seen in the city over the last two years, city officials said Wednesday. According to newly released data from the office of Mayor London Breed, as of more...

Historic Home of Lesbian Rights Movement Will Be SF LandmarkHistoric Home of Lesbian Rights Movement Will Be SF Landmark
By - posted 5/6/2021
Brand New, City Insight, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to CBS News for sharing the story that San Francisco will have a new historical landmark. The first lesbian couple to legally wed in San Francisco, late lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin formed the Daughters of Bilitis, a political and social organization for lesbians in 1955. Their home located more...

"Nash Bridges" Reboot Filming in SF“Nash Bridges” Reboot Filming in SF
By - posted 5/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to JR Stone at ABC 7 News and KTVU for sharing that a reboot of “Nash Bridges” has started filming in San Francisco. USA Network’s former police procedural TV show “Nash Bridges” is getting the movie treatment with Don Johnson and Cheech Marin reprising their original roles. The revival has been more...

Crossing SF's Geary Street Just Got a LOT SaferCrossing SF’s Geary Street Just Got a LOT Safer
By - posted 5/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight

Thankfully, SF’s hideous pedestrian bridge at Geary & Steiner has been replaced with accessible crosswalks. The Steiner pedestrian bridge was originally built in 1962, before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set standards to ensure that public spaces are accessible to people of all abilities. The ramps to access the bridge more...

UCSF Medical School Goes Viral for Epic Parody Dance VideoUCSF Medical School Goes Viral for Epic Parody Dance Video
By - posted 5/4/2021
City Insight, Support the Bay, Uplifting

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the story about UCSF School of Medicine’s parody video. A longstanding tradition at medical schools across the country is to create fun music video spoofs that give a taste of what it’s like at their campus. UCSF Medical School’s first year students recently dropped their music parody more...

SF's Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music VenuesSF’s Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music Venues
By - posted 4/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Getting Help, Support the Bay

The Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will offer grants of at least $10,000 to every eligible entertainment venue in San Francisco, which have been struggling to remain in business as a result of COVID-19 Mayor London N. Breed today announced the City’s Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will begin more...

SF Is Opening Its First "Drug Sobering Center" in SoMaSF Is Opening Its First “Drug Sobering Center” in SoMa
By - posted 4/14/2021
Brand New, City Insight, Getting Help

San Francisco city officials on Wednesday announced plans to move forward with opening a “drug sobering center” under a pilot program for people under the influence of drugs such as methamphetamine or fentanyl. The lease for the new Howard Street location will first need to be approved by the San Francisco more...

Trader Joe's Coming to Hayes Valley... But Not Until 2023?Trader Joe’s Coming to Hayes Valley… But Not Until 2023?
By - posted 4/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Groceries / Supermarkets

Thanks to SFGate and SocketSite for sharing the news that Trader Joe’s is pushing ahead with their plans to open at 555 Fulton St. in Hayes Valley. The quirky grocery chain submitted their application in late March for the 17,000-square-foot ground floor vacant retail space of the Fulton 555 condo building. If more...

SF's "Lone Palm Bar" is Now "No Palm Bar"SF’s “Lone Palm Bar” is Now “No Palm Bar”
By - posted 4/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay

Oh no….The Mission’s tropical art deco cocktail lounge Lone Palm Bar has now lost their only palm tree. Thanks to Helmut the Schmidt for sharing the photos of the lone palm tree now in pieces. According to Shotwells Bar, the tree was sick and the property manager wanted it removed. Hopefully, the more...

Golden Gate Park's 151st BirthdayGolden Gate Park’s 151st Birthday
By - posted 4/5/2021
Celebrations, City Insight, Outdoorsy

Golden Gate Park, one of the world’s most iconic parks, turned 151 years old on April 4, 2021. Nearly 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. Golden Gate Park “Slow Streets” During more...

Artists Transform Ocean Beach into Massive MasterpieceArtists Transform Ocean Beach into Massive Masterpiece
By - posted 3/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Fun & Games, Murals, Outdoorsy, Wow

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the story about the massive beach art and sand drawings that took place at Ocean Beach on Sunday, March 28. Earthscape Art Experience transforms the sand into temporary, large-scale intricate works of art. Using rakes, the artists used the beach as their massive canvas. Of course, more...

Coyote Pupping Season Begins in The PresidioCoyote Pupping Season Begins in The Presidio
By - posted 3/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

While coyotes are seen year-round in the Presidio, spring signals the start of coyote pupping season, which typically extends to fall. This is when coyote parents are active around and protective of their den site. As in recent years, we expect this year’s pups to be born in late March or more...

SF Expands Its Street Violence Intervention ProgramSF Expands Its Street Violence Intervention Program
By - posted 3/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Community, Getting Help, Healing, Only in San Francisco, Stop Asian Hate, Support the Bay

San Francisco just announced that it will expand the Street Violence Intervention Program in partnership with API non-profit organizations with new community safety teams in several neighborhoods, and extend a program to accompany seniors to medical and personal appointments. San Francisco just announced new efforts to advance public safety in San more...

40% of San Franciscans (16+) Are Vaccinated40% of San Franciscans (16+) Are Vaccinated
By - posted 3/25/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Mayor London Breed announced today, March 25, 2021, that over 300,000 San Franciscans have received at least one dose of a vaccine. This is approximately 40% of SF residents over 16 years old. Will SF meet its lofty goal to vaccinate every resident before June 30th? That’s 900,000 residents 16 years or more...

Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming in SF's Union SquareCherry Blossoms Are Blooming in SF’s Union Square
By - posted 3/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Outdoorsy, Wow

Spring has sprung in San Francisco. See Union Square’s beautiful Cherry Blossoms have started blooming now, but the peak is yet to come. Spring has Sprung in Union Square 🌸🌸🌸 Cherry blossom season is here- our little trees are still young and blooming so peak blossoming is yet to come. pic.twitter.com/3k6K58PjVN — Union more...