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49 of SF’s Most Inspiring Pandemic Murals from Boarded-Up Storefronts49 of SF’s Most Inspiring Pandemic Murals from Boarded-Up Storefronts
By - posted 1/19/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Community, Fairs & Festivals, Murals, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Uplifting

When San Francisco shut down during shelter-in-place in early 2020 artists created gorgeous temporary murals throughout the city on boarded-up storefronts. Fortunately, as the city reopened, many of these works of art were saved and are now on view together for the first time in the nation’s largest exhibit of more...

SF & Bay Area Food Banks Face Critical Volunteer ShortageSF & Bay Area Food Banks Face Critical Volunteer Shortage
By - posted 1/16/2022
Causes, Community, Getting Help, Groceries / Supermarkets

By Bay City News Five San Francisco Bay Area food banks have a critical shortage with volunteers and are reaching out to the public for assistance. The food banks — Alameda County Community Food Bank, Food Bank of Contra Costa Solano, Redwood Empire Food Bank, San Francisco Marin Food Bank and Second more...

Oakland Coliseum Site Will Get 30,000 Living Wage Jobs for ResidentsOakland Coliseum Site Will Get 30,000 Living Wage Jobs for Residents
By - posted 12/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Community, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland city leaders announced their vision Thursday for the Oakland Coliseum site where they see 30,000 more residents employed as the site is redeveloped. The leaders led by Ray Bobbitt, founder of the African American Sports and Entertainment Group, announced their “30K 4 O-A-K” plan at more...

Polk Street's Brand New 2021 Holiday FestivalPolk Street’s Brand New 2021 Holiday Festival
By - posted 12/17/2021
Christmas, Community, Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, Holidays, Local Highlight, Only in San Francisco, Partner, San Francisco, Sponsored

Enjoy a free holiday festival for the neighborhood thanks to the “Discover Polk” nonprofit community benefit district Saturday, December 18th enjoy a free family festival at Helen Wills Park (11a-3p) w/ Santa coming at 11:30a, free bouncy house & party in the park. At night, enjoy carolers from 5:30-7:30p up and down Polk St. btwn California and more...

SF Declares "State of Emergency" in the TenderloinSF Declares “State of Emergency” in the Tenderloin
By - posted 12/17/2021
Causes, Community, Crime, San Francisco

Mayor London Breed Declares State of Emergency in the Tenderloin Friday, December 17, 2021 Official Declaration allows the City to waive bureaucratic hurdles to quickly implement crucial parts of the Mayor’s Tenderloin Emergency Intervention Plan San Francisco, CA — Today Mayor London N. Breed declared an official State of Emergency in the Tenderloin, allowing more...

How to Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2021 in SFHow to Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2021 in SF
By - posted 11/23/2021
Causes, Community, Getting Help, Support the Bay, Thanksgiving

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 2021? Let us know. City Impact’s Thanksgiving Day more...

Oakland's "Safe Exchange Zones" for Buying/Selling Online GoodsOakland’s “Safe Exchange Zones” for Buying/Selling Online Goods
By - posted 11/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Community, Oakland

By Victoria Hsieh, Bay City News Foundation The Oakland Police Department offers its community members two Safe Exchange Zones during the holiday season in front of the department at 455 7th St. The zones are intended to be an alternative to meeting in an unfamiliar location for buying and selling online more...

SF Gives 5,500 Turkeys to Needy for "15th Annual Turkey Giveaway"SF Gives 5,500 Turkeys to Needy for “15th Annual Turkey Giveaway”
By - posted 11/19/2021
Causes, Community, Getting Help, San Francisco, Thanksgiving

As part of a Thanksgiving tradition in San Francisco, Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced the city will donate more than 5,500 turkeys to families in need during the 15th annual Turkey Giveaway next week. As part of the giveaway, the turkeys will be distributed on Thanksgiving across more than 85 more...

San Mateo County's "In America: Remember" COVID-19 MemorialSan Mateo County’s “In America: Remember” COVID-19 Memorial
By - posted 11/8/2021

A new week-long exhibit, “In America: Remember” reflects on the San Mateo County residents who passed away from COVID-19. View the moving exhibit in Leo J. Ryan Park in Foster City starting from Sunday, November 7. The exhibit is inspired by an installation of more than 690,000 white flags artist Suzanne more...

20th Anniversary of 9/11: Bay Area Events & Memorials (2021)20th Anniversary of 9/11: Bay Area Events & Memorials (2021)
By - posted 9/10/2021
Causes, Community, Healing

By Astrid Casimire Bay City News Foundation Around the Bay Area, various cities, police and fire departments will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday with service events, flag ceremonies and memorials. The events will honor the thousands of people who died during the attacks, including 343 New York City firefighters. All more...

SF Gets Brand New 3.5 Acre Pop-Up "The Crossing" Starting TodaySF Gets Brand New 3.5 Acre Pop-Up “The Crossing” Starting Today
By - posted 9/10/2021
Brand New, Community, New Parks, San Francisco

It’s finally here! The Crossing at East Cut, a highly anticipated new community pop-up with food tucks, beer garden, entertainment, ground murals and recreation offerings, will officially open Friday, September 10, 2021 at the former Temporary Transbay Transit Terminal. Please note we’ve had reports that the venue is still a work in more...

Undoing the Harm of Geary Expressway to SF's JapantownUndoing the Harm of Geary Expressway to SF’s Japantown
By - posted 7/31/2021
Brand New, Community, Transportation

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation 50 years ago, the Geary Expressway tore apart the Japantown for anyone without a car. Now, San Francisco is trying to bring the neighborhood back together. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency just introduced a new crosswalk at Buchanan and Geary streets last week in an more...

SF to Get 400 New Drug & Mental Health Treatment BedsSF to Get 400 New Drug & Mental Health Treatment Beds
By - posted 7/22/2021
Causes, Community, Uplifting

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday that the city will create 400 new treatment beds, 140 of which will open this year, for people experiencing mental health issues or substance abuse. Read the full details at sfmayor.org The beds, which will increase San Francisco’s residential treatment capacity by 20 percent, allow more...

SF's Massive "Pink Triangle" Lights Up on June 1stSF’s Massive “Pink Triangle” Lights Up on June 1st
By - posted 5/31/2021
Community, Pride, Uplifting

Volunteers installed the 26th annual Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon in preparation for the start of Pride Month on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 The triangle, which organizers with Pink Triangle of Twin Peaks say covers about an acre on the hillside, will be illuminated nightly more...

San Jose Hosts Public Vigil for the VTA Victims (May 27)San Jose Hosts Public Vigil for the VTA Victims (May 27)
By - posted 5/26/2021
Community, Healing

In honor of the victims of today’s tragic mass shooting at the VTA Light Rail Yard, there will be a public vigil held at San Jose City Hall Plaza at 6 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Please note the vigil is May 27, not May 26 as was earlier listed. Sadly, more...