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SF Hosting its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration EverSF Hosting its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration Ever
By - posted 6/18/2022
Causes, Community, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Sponsored

Once deemed the “Harlem of the West,” the historic Fillmore District was an epicenter of black music and culture for years. Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, San Francisco is looking to celebrate. The city has put on Juneteenth events before, but nothing of this scale. Eight blocks of more...

SF's Summerfest Kick-Off is Back (June 4th)SF’s Summerfest Kick-Off is Back (June 4th)
By - posted 5/31/2022
Community, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco, Sponsored

Grillin’ in the ‘Mo” is Back in Person! Free Blues Concert & Family Bar-B-Q Niecey, Living Single and Yolandra Rhodes will headline this year’s in person “Grillin’ in the ‘Mo” at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 4th. After 2 years of COVID, The Village Project is back in person with our more...

SF's Massive "Pink Triangle" Lights Up for 2022 (June 1-July 1)SF’s Massive “Pink Triangle” Lights Up for 2022 (June 1-July 1)
By - posted 5/26/2022
Community, Pride, Uplifting

Get ready for 2,700 pink lights to turn on for the 2022 edition of the Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks in San Francisco. The Pink Triangle has been installed atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco for each Pride weekend since 1996, as a visible yet mute reminder of man’s inhumanity to more...

SF's Climate Action Month: 50+ Free Events (April 2022)SF’s Climate Action Month: 50+ Free Events (April 2022)
By - posted 4/5/2022
Community, Freebies, Good News, Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Sponsored

Let’s face it. With all of the negative news headlines, the world has felt overwhelming lately. All this tolerating uncertainty takes a toll. But there’s some good news, too! It’s a well-known fact that taking action is good for our mental health, and just when we need it most, the more...

Steph & Ayesha Curry to Create 150 "Little Free Libraries" Around OaklandSteph & Ayesha Curry to Create 150 “Little Free Libraries” Around Oakland
By - posted 4/4/2022
Brand New, Community, East Bay, Freebies, Oakland

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha announced Wednesday plans to create 150 “Little Town Libraries” around Oakland to encourage neighborhood book sharing and childhood literacy. The initiative is a partnership between Eat. Learn. Play., a nonprofit founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry, and Little Free Library, a more...

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
Community

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...