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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...

Meet BART's Unofficial Ambassador: BART-Man!Meet BART’s Unofficial Ambassador: BART-Man!
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Community, Support the Bay

Thanks SFGate for spotlighting BART-Man, a local luchador wrestler whos serves as the unofficial wrestling ambassador to BART. If you’re wondering what his origin story is, BART-Man says, “When a radioactive train hit mild mannered Bartleby Leight, he turned into your friendly, neighborhood BART-Man. Vigilante superhero wrestler!” BART-Man wrestles with Hoodslam in more...

10 Blocks of Valencia St. Light Up for First Time Ever (May 7)10 Blocks of Valencia St. Light Up for First Time Ever (May 7)
By - posted 5/6/2021
Brand New, Community, Outdoor Dining

For the first time in its history the Valencia Corridor will be lit up from 14th to 24th Streets. This project is possible thanks to the generosity of the whole community, with over 500 community members coming together to raise the funds for lights and over 35 merchants coming together to more...

New 10-Foot-Tall "Bayview" Greeting in SFNew 10-Foot-Tall “Bayview” Greeting in SF
By - posted 4/26/2021
Brand New, City Discoveries, Community

Installation began this morning for a new greeting to the Bayview. 10-foot tall* letters that will spell out “Bayview” as part of the community-designed “Bayview Parks Project” at Meade and Third will be visible from the northbound 101 Bayshore Freeway near the Third Street exit. The letters went up on April more...

San Mateo County to Offer Free College For 500 StudentsSan Mateo County to Offer Free College For 500 Students
By - posted 4/19/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Community, Freebies

By Astrid Casimire, Bay City News Foundation San Mateo County officials planned to announce on Monday, April 19, 2021 a program to send 500 students to college for free. The free college education is funded by a $2 million grant from the County. David Canepa, president of the San Mateo County Board more...

Hundreds Protest Anti-Asian Violence Along SF's Great HighwayHundreds Protest Anti-Asian Violence Along SF’s Great Highway
By - posted 4/19/2021
Causes, Community

Hundreds joined the March for AAPI Solidarity + Safety along San Francisco’s Great Highway early Sunday afternoon. Organized by San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar and a coalition of labor, faith and community organizations, the peaceful protest started at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the parking lot near the intersection of Great Highway more...

SOMA's New Park + Secret Oasis Opens This WeekendSOMA’s New Park + Secret Oasis Opens This Weekend
By - posted 4/15/2021
Brand New, City Discoveries, Community, New Parks, What's Closed / What's Open

Once a parking lot, this brand new Filipino-inspired art & wellness pop-up and free garden for the community opened on April 14th and celebrates is grand opening weekend on April 16-17. Built by 350 volunteers during the depths of the pandemic, Kapwa Gardens is the newest attraction in San Francisco’s Filipino more...

Check Out This Adorably Tiny "Little Free Art Gallery" in BerkeleyCheck Out This Adorably Tiny “Little Free Art Gallery” in Berkeley
By - posted 4/12/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Community

First there was the Little Free Library. Now there’s the Free Little Art Gallery. Looking to inspire others to share their artwork, a Berkeley actress and screenwriter has started a Free Little Art Gallery in front of her home on Forest Lane between Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Keeler Avenue. All the art more...

14 Artists Create Oakland's Pop-Up "Chinatown Mural Festival"14 Artists Create Oakland’s Pop-Up “Chinatown Mural Festival”
By - posted 4/11/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Community, Uplifting

Join 14 artists at Madison Park, 810 Jackson St this weekend, grab some lunch to support #oaklandchinatown restaurants and watch the magic. And if you’re inspired to pick up a brush, join in. There will be open panels for the community to share their wishes and blessings. Chinese translation support provided more...

SF's Iconic Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony (Castro & Market)SF’s Iconic Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony (Castro & Market)
By - posted 4/1/2021
Causes, Community, LGBTQ+

Flag Raising Ceremony: Avenue Greenlight Initiative To Fund Ongoing Support For Iconic Rainbow Flag In Partnership With Castro Merchants WHERE: Harvey Milk Plaza on Market and Castro Streets WHEN: 9:30am on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 WHAT: Flag raising ceremony for iconic Castro rainbow flag The iconic rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza is a more...