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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...

This Popeyes Lot in SF is Up for Sale for $2.4 MillionThis Popeyes Lot in SF is Up for Sale for $2.4 Million
By - posted 4/4/2022
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, San Francisco

Attention fried chicken fans… the popular Popeyes on Divis is up for sale.  Thanks to Socketsite for sharing the news that the plot of land and the 2,000 square-foot building that currently houses Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, located at the southwest corner of Divisadero and Hayes, has hit the market. The price tag more...

This is SF's Only Ukrainian RestaurantThis is SF’s Only Ukrainian Restaurant
By - posted 3/2/2022
Causes, City Insight, Eat & Drink, San Francisco

San Francisco has just one Ukrainian restaurant. And they could use your support. Thanks to 48hills for sharing their recent experience at Pushkin, located at 40 Belden Place (near Kearny and Pine in downtown San Francisco). Puskin is a family-run restaurant serving Ukrainian food with a modern twist. You can choose from more...

SF Just Had the Driest Jan-Feb in Recorded History (Since 1849)SF Just Had the Driest Jan-Feb in Recorded History (Since 1849)
By - posted 3/2/2022
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Outdoorsy

Meteorologist Drew Tuma from ABC7 just shared that both San Francisco and San Jose have experienced their driest January – February period in recorded history. Records go back to 1849 and 1893 respectively. San Francisco saw 0.61″ of rain in January and February only saw 0.04″. San Jose only saw 0.01″. San Francisco more...

Minecraft Tour of SF's Chinatown Alleyways for Lunar New Year (Jan. 22)Minecraft Tour of SF’s Chinatown Alleyways for Lunar New Year (Jan. 22)
By - posted 1/18/2022
City Insight, Lunar New Year, San Francisco

Let’s face it… most virtual tours on Zoom are kinda boooring. But since in–person tours are still on hold, the youth-led non-profit Chinatown Alleyway Tours decided to take online tours to the next level. A group of ambitious students aged 14-20 spent nearly three months recreating San Francisco’s Chinatown block-by-block more...

Check Out 1980s Punk San FranciscoCheck Out 1980s Punk San Francisco
By - posted 1/18/2022
City Insight, San Francisco

Alternative Voices, a new photography exhibition reveals the charged cultural and political scene of the 80s underground that made San Francisco a fertile center for art, activism and Punk Rock. Curated by photographer Jeanne M. Hansen, the exhibition features photographs she took while actively participating in the underground alongside interviews with well-known more...

Speed Limits Lowered to 20 MPH on 7 Busy SF StreetsSpeed Limits Lowered to 20 MPH on 7 Busy SF Streets
By - posted 1/18/2022
Brand New, City Insight, San Francisco, Transportation

Speed limits are being lowered from 25 to 20 mph for seven streets in San Francisco that go through business districts in the city thanks to a new state law that went into effect at the start of the year, Mayor London Breed’s office announced Thursday. The speed limits are going more...

SF May See Its Coldest Morning in Nearly 5 YearsSF May See Its Coldest Morning in Nearly 5 Years
By - posted 12/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco is expected to be very chilly on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday morning, Downtown San Francisco may see temperatures under 40 degrees according to the National Weather Service Bay Area. NWS took to Twitter to announce an interesting fact that it would more...

This is SF's Wettest Year in 38 YearsThis is SF’s Wettest Year in 38 Years
By - posted 12/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, San Francisco

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation The National Weather Service said, as of 5 p.m. Sunday, San Francisco has had 15.01 inches of rain since Oct. 1, making this year the wettest during that same time span since 1983 (15.7 inches). Overall, this year’s amount to date is the 8th most more...

SF Projects A Two-Year Budget Surplus for First Time in Over 20 YearsSF Projects A Two-Year Budget Surplus for First Time in Over 20 Years
By - posted 12/16/2021
City Insight, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed today issued Budget Instructions to department heads to guide the budget process for Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24. For the first time since 1998, San Francisco is projecting a surplus for the next two years. This surplus is the result of a mix of revenue improvements, more...

Peak Fall Colors Hit San FranciscoPeak Fall Colors Hit San Francisco
By - posted 12/6/2021
City Insight, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

The fall color is at its peak right now at San Francisco Botanical Garden… we’re told this should last just only 2 weeks. The Garden expects the peak colors to last through the second week of December. While the color of the leaves in San Francisco will never be confused for more...

Apartment Rents in SF Still 13% Below 2019 NumbersApartment Rents in SF Still 13% Below 2019 Numbers
By - posted 11/1/2021
City Insight, San Francisco

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News The latest report out Friday on the recovery of the San Francisco economy presents a mix of good and bad as COVID-19 restrictions have been eased by officials. Overall, the city’s economic recovery has been slowed by the Delta variant, but some indicators show things improved more...