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CA Jurors Might Get $100/Day Starting in 2022CA Jurors Might Get $100/Day Starting in 2022
By - posted 10/14/2021
Brand New, Getting Help

San Francisco city officials on Tuesday applauded a state bill recently signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that would increase pay for low-income residents serving on jury duty. Assembly Bill 1452, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would establish the “Be The Jury” pilot program through a partnership with the more...

New CA Law: Free Menstrual Products in SchoolsNew CA Law: Free Menstrual Products in Schools
By - posted 10/11/2021
Brand New, Freebies, Getting Help

Public schools and colleges in California must provide free menstrual products in their restrooms starting in the 2022-23 school year under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday. The bill, authored by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), expands her 2017 law requiring low-income schools in areas designated as more...

SF Will Now Give You 72 Hours Before Towing Your Car for Unpaid Parking TicketsSF Will Now Give You 72 Hours Before Towing Your Car for Unpaid Parking Tickets
By - posted 10/7/2021
Getting Help, Housing

A San Francisco Superior Court judge this week ruled in favor of the city of San Francisco after the judge acknowledged recent changes made to the city’s vehicle towing policies, bringing a nearly three-year lawsuit over towing practices to a close. The nonprofit Coalition on Homelessness filed a lawsuit against the more...

SF Expands Its Street Overdose Response TeamSF Expands Its Street Overdose Response Team
By - posted 10/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help

San Francisco announced an expansion of the Street Overdose Response Team (SORT) to include a follow-up team of health care specialists in substance use who can provide long-term, continual care for drug overdose survivors to support them on the path toward wellness. Like many communities throughout the country, San Francisco has more...

Santa Clara County's Plan to Cover Rent for Homeless Families for Next DecadeSanta Clara County’s Plan to Cover Rent for Homeless Families for Next Decade
By - posted 10/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Housing

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation Santa Clara County officials, in collaboration with nonprofit housing partners and the city of San Jose are looking to house 1200 homeless families within the next year. The program, launched Monday, is called HEADING HOME. It utilizes federal stipends that will cover rent for homeless more...

Which Neighborhoods Are in SF's First "Eviction Free Zone"Which Neighborhoods Are in SF’s First “Eviction Free Zone”
By - posted 10/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Housing, Only in San Francisco

With California’s eviction moratorium now expired and leaving hundreds of thousands of tenants who can’t pay their rent vulnerable, San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston on Friday declared his district an “Eviction Free Zone.” Preston’s district includes neighborhoods like Hayes Valley, the Fillmore, Japantown, Lower Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Cole Valley, more...

SF Announces $12+ Million in New Funding for Arts OrganizationsSF Announces $12+ Million in New Funding for Arts Organizations
By - posted 9/27/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, Getting Help, San Francisco

San Francisco just announced over $12 million in general operating support grants to fund arts and cultural organizations. This year’s Grants for the Arts (GFTA) funding is primarily dedicated to the general operating support for arts organizations and also aims to support community parades and festivals to help restore the more...

SF Now Has a $2,000 "Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant"SF Now Has a $2,000 “Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant”
By - posted 9/16/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco recently launched its new Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant program, which provides up to $2,000 in financial relief to restore and repair damages from vandalism at neighborhood storefronts. The program launches during a time when many small businesses are recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Storefront Vandalism more...

SF Opens New Treatment Center for Alternative SentencingSF Opens New Treatment Center for Alternative Sentencing
By - posted 9/10/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other city officials this week celebrated the opening of a new facility that will serve as an alternative to incarceration and provide counseling, career development and other services for more than 80 people. The Treatment, Recovery and Prevention Academy, located at 630 Geary St., is more...

Steph Curry Converts Bus to Serve Oakland FamiliesSteph Curry Converts Bus to Serve Oakland Families
By - posted 9/9/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A bus for books, food and play launched in Oakland courtesy of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry, their foundation announced Wednesday. The Eat. Learn. Play. Bus aims to provide nutritious meals, groceries, books and more to Oakland children and families more...

SF Had A Big Outage Impacting 911 Calls TodaySF Had A Big Outage Impacting 911 Calls Today
By - posted 9/3/2021
Brand New, Getting Help

UPDATE – 10:38AM: the SFPD Southern Station reports that the 9-1-1 issue has been corrected. UPDATE – 9:55AM: Power has been restored and 911 calls are coming in normally. City agencies are working to bring all affected networks back online and restore regular operations. We will continue to provide updates as more...

Volunteers Hike In 350 Gallons of Water to Rare Tule Elk in Pt. ReyesVolunteers Hike In 350 Gallons of Water to Rare Tule Elk in Pt. Reyes
By - posted 8/31/2021
Getting Help, Outdoorsy

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that volunteers carried water for miles this weekend to help the rare Tule Elk on the Point Reyes National Seashore who have been suffering from drought conditions. On Saturday, August 28, nearly a hundred people gathered to execute an emergency water drop to a more...

BART Gets $331 Million COVID Recovery WindfallBART Gets $331 Million COVID Recovery Windfall
By - posted 8/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Transportation

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that the U.S. Department of Transportation just granted BART $330.8 million from the American Rescue Plan funds. The funds were granted to help BART recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $30 billion dollars of the American Rescue Plan Act budget has been reserved more...

This is What Stern Grove Looks Like NowThis is What Stern Grove Looks Like Now
By - posted 8/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Festival Updates, Getting Help, What's Closed / What's Open

Sunday‘s final show of the year for the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco has been canceled because of a water main break that flooded the site, festival organizers announced Wednesday. The rupture of the water main on Monday closed Stern Grove and nearby Pine Lake; however, the west end of more...

SF's "Leaning" Millennium Tower's $100 Million Fix HaltedSF’s “Leaning” Millennium Tower’s $100 Million Fix Halted
By - posted 8/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Housing

Oh no… San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, The City’s famously sinking apartment building, was on its way to being repaired, but work has now halted. Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing the news that after sinking 18 inches and leaning 14 inches, a $100 million solution was in progress when the more...