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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...

SF Now Has a $125 Million Surplus. Here's How They'll Spend ItSF Now Has a $125 Million Surplus. Here’s How They’ll Spend It
By - posted 3/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Healing, Only in San Francisco

Surplus funding for the current year will be allocated to one-time relief and recovery programs to support small business, arts and culture, and youth and families, and vulnerable residents. Mayor London N. Breed and Budget Chair of the Board of Supervisors Matt Haney announced an agreement on a spending plan for more...

SF's Transgender District is First in the WorldSF’s Transgender District is First in the World
By - posted 3/16/2021
City Insight, Community

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing more about San Francisco’s Transgender District, the first of its kind in the world. Founded by three black trans women in 2017 as Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, The Transgender District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world. Originally named after the first documented more...

Bay Bridge Proposal Ups HOV Lane to 5 Passengers Min.Bay Bridge Proposal Ups HOV Lane to 5 Passengers Min.
By - posted 3/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Travel

Thanks to Mr. Roadshow for sharing the news about big changes that might occur on the Bay Bridge which would require 5 passengers or more to utilize the carpool lane. A proposed bill in the California legislature, AB-455, aims to create the Bay Bridge Fast Forward Program to improve bus and more...

SF's Mayor Joined Golden Gate Park's Roller Disco PartySF’s Mayor Joined Golden Gate Park’s Roller Disco Party
By - posted 3/8/2021
City Insight, Community, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do

San Francisco Mayor London Breed strapped on some roller skates and joined in for Golden Gate Park’s Roller Disco Party on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Every Sunday afternoon, skaters from all over head to Skatin’ Place in the park at 6th Ave and Kennedy Drive for an afternoon of skating delight. Even more...

Palace of Fine Arts is Getting a Mini MakeoverPalace of Fine Arts is Getting a Mini Makeover
By - posted 2/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is getting a mini makeover. Thanks to the Maybeck Foundation, the 11 iconic green doors at the Palace of Fine Arts are getting much needed attention. Other improvements include repairing existing benches, installing new benches, and repairing 9 interpretive panels. Thanks to the Maybeck Foundation, the 11 more...

See 139-Year-Old Victorian SF Home Move 6 BlocksSee 139-Year-Old Victorian SF Home Move 6 Blocks
By - posted 2/23/2021
City Insight, Housing, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Whoa… A 139-year old Victorian house rolled through the streets of San Francisco on Sunday morning, February 21, 2021. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the video of the epic move. The historic home, known as the Englander House, was moved only a few streets away from 807 Franklin to 635 Fulton, more...

There Are Now 2,000+ Parklets in San FranciscoThere Are Now 2,000+ Parklets in San Francisco
By - posted 2/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news about the massive proliferation of parklets in San Francisco. There used to only be a few dozen parklets, but now there’s more than 2,000 parklets in The City with another 1,000 in the pipeline. The Director of the San Francisco Shared Spaces Program says more...

Massive Fallen Tree Takes Out SF Restaurant's Outdoor Dining ParkletMassive Fallen Tree Takes Out SF Restaurant’s Outdoor Dining Parklet
By - posted 2/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Outdoor Dining, Storm Watch

Yikes… a massive tree fell down on Monday morning right into a San Francisco parklet set up for outdoor dining. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the story and Hoodline for uncovering more details about the fallen tree. The windy weather brought down a huge tree at the corner of Hayes and Gough more...

Check Out SF's Amazing New Chinatown PlaygroundCheck Out SF’s Amazing New Chinatown Playground
By - posted 2/12/2021
Brand New, City Insight

Newly Renovated Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground and Clubhouse Opens in Time for Lunar New Year Friday, February 12, 2021 New open space in Chinatown will provide safe, clean place for kids and their families to play, and newly renovated clubhouse will operate as a Community Hub in March Mayor London N. Breed today announced more...

20mph Speed Limit Coming to All of Tenderloin20mph Speed Limit Coming to All of Tenderloin
By - posted 2/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

The Tenderloin will become first entire neighborhood in San Francisco with a 20mph speed limit. The SFMTA is undertaking two new traffic safety improvements as a part of the Tenderloin Traffic Safety project: (1) prohibiting vehicle turns on red at approximately 54 intersections (2) reducing vehicle speed limits to 20 miles per hour on more...