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Trump’s Travel Ban on Trial in SF
By - posted 2/4/2017
City Insight

Three federal judges at San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a challenge of President Trumps executive order on immigration on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. (read more on SF Gate) The hour-long hearing is scheduled to start at 3pm at the courthouse at 95 Seventh St. in more...

Wild SF Walking Tours
By - posted 2/2/2017
City Insight

Wild SF Tours, the funky leaders of people’s history tours in San Francisco neighborhoods, are offering free tours from February 1-15, 2017. Journey through the city with radical artist-guides, and explore the history and social movements that shaped our beloved city. Free but you must book online to reserve a space. Donations more...

Awesome Photos of SF’s “Summer of Love” in 1967
By - posted 1/26/2017
City Insight

The San Francisco Arts Commission presents an extensive exhibition of work by legendary 60s rock ‘n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall and a new Market Street Poster Series featuring contemporary perspectives on the Summer of Love by local artists As part of a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of more...

Shaping San Francisco
By - posted 1/22/2017
City Insight

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics | 518 Valencia St., SF FREE January more...

The Past and Future City: SF’s Historic Preservation
By - posted 1/8/2017
City Insight

As our cities continue to grow, the potential to use historic buildings becomes greater than ever. The new book The Past and Future City addresses how historic preservation can go beyond the physical renovation and activation of old buildings and address issues like affordable housing, inequality, sustainability and displacement. Join SPUR more...

Where to Get Free Sand Bags in San Francisco
By - posted 1/7/2017
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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 Library Waives All Late Fees
By - posted 1/4/2017
City Insight

Got any overdue books from the library at home that you haven’t wanted to return because you’re worried about the fine? Now’s your chance! For the first time since 2009 the San Francisco Public Library is offering their “Fine Forgiveness Program“ from January 3 – February 14, 2017.  For six weeks more...

Volunteering for Thanksgiving
By - posted 11/16/2016
City Insight

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving. Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate. Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2016? Let us know! Thanksgiving Day Block Party San more...

Salesforce Tower is Now SF’s Tallest Building
By - posted 10/18/2016
City Insight

Does size really matter? In the realm of skyscraper architecture, perhaps. Although there was initially some confusion as to when exactly this happened, ABC7 News says the Salesforce Tower is now SF’s tallest building, having finally surpassed the height of the Transamerica Pyramid, which stands at a static 853 feet. This makes more...

Vote Funcheap “Best of the Bay”
By - posted 9/27/2016
City Insight

If you love the FuncheapSF website and all the free events we dig up, we’d love to ask you to take a few minutes and vote for FuncheapSF as “Best Overall Website” in the San Francisco Bay Guardian‘s annual “Best of the Bay” Readers Poll for 2016. Yes, the Guardian is back! more...

San Francisco’s “Open Gardens” Day 2016
By - posted 9/18/2016
City Insight

On September 24, 2016, 16 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. Activities include workdays, BBQs, a plant sketching event, photography, and compost and tree pruning workshops. ere will also be a hub of activity at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. View the more...

California Academy of Sciences Free Days
By - posted 9/12/2016
City Insight

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof of residency, you can save yourself more...

Stunning Sunrises for the Weekend Warrior
By - posted 9/12/2016
City Insight

Ever thought of starting the day watching the sun come up, but can’t? You either hate mornings or just can’t seem to wake up on time (like me)? Well, the SF Gent graciously took that matter into his own hands so none of you have to get up early to more...

Win $100 for Riding BART
By - posted 9/5/2016
City Insight

BART launched a new program to ease congestion on rush hour mornings, and maybe even help you win a few bucks for riding BART. BART Perks is a six month test program to explore new ways to reduce crowding by offering riders incentives for traveling outside the morning rush. How BART Perks works You can earn more...

Expect a “Cooler” New Muni in September
By - posted 8/25/2016
City Insight

Rooftop cookouts after 6pm aren’t the only things chilly in the city in the summer. Muni wants to make sure that our commutes are all properly temperature controlled. For the first time in recent memory, Muni buses will get air conditioning. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) recently announced that 98 more...