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Data Shows Tents on SF Streets Down By 65% from 1 Year AgoData Shows Tents on SF Streets Down By 65% from 1 Year Ago
By - posted 5/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Getting Help, Housing

The number of tents housing homeless residents on San Francisco streets dropped by 65 percent over the last year, marking the lowest tent count seen in the city over the last two years, city officials said Wednesday. According to newly released data from the office of Mayor London Breed, as of more...

Big Basin State Park Plans for Limited Reopening by Memorial DayBig Basin State Park Plans for Limited Reopening by Memorial Day
By - posted 4/27/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Causes, Fire Updates, Getting Help, Healing, Outdoorsy, Reopening

By Julie Cart – CalMatters In the annals of California history, no one has ever had to put a broken state park back together. There’s no guidebook, no rules. So now state officials and conservationists are attempting a complex and extraordinary Humpty Dumpty project: The reawakening of Big Basin Redwoods State more...

11 Ducklings Rescued from East Bay Storm Drain11 Ducklings Rescued from East Bay Storm Drain
By - posted 4/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help

A Hayward animal control officer managed to coax 11 ducklings out of a storm drain they had fallen into, Hayward police said Wednesday. A dozen ducklings were following their mother across the Chabot College campus when 11 of them fell through a grate and into the storm drain, police said. “The mama more...

SF's New Tip Line to Report Hate CrimesSF’s New Tip Line to Report Hate Crimes
By - posted 4/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco, Stop Asian Hate

Amid a rise of reported attacks against Asians, San Francisco Chinese community leaders on Friday announced a new hotline that will make it easier for Mandarin and Cantonese speakers to report hate crimes. The hotline is (415) 558-5588. The new hotline was possible thanks efforts by the nonprofit organization Asian Pacific Islander more...

Rare Golden Pheasant Up for Adoption After Being Found InjuredRare Golden Pheasant Up for Adoption After Being Found Injured
By - posted 4/21/2021
Adorable, Getting Help

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA staff is looking to put a golden pheasant up for adoption after it was found as a stray in San Mateo. The PHS/SPCA rescue staff brought the adult male bird to its shelter after a good Samaritan reported that a bird in her front yard more...

Oakland Zoo Helps Save Man's LifeOakland Zoo Helps Save Man’s Life
By - posted 4/20/2021
Getting Help, Uplifting

Thanks NBC Bay Area for sharing the news about Oakland Zoo’s lifesaving efforts. Thanks to Oakland Zoo’s quick action to an unusual email, an elderly man’s life was saved. Dr. Colin Feeney’s, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Alameda Health System Highland Hospital, was in urgent need of ivermectin, a more...

SF's Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music VenuesSF’s Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music Venues
By - posted 4/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Getting Help, Support the Bay

The Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will offer grants of at least $10,000 to every eligible entertainment venue in San Francisco, which have been struggling to remain in business as a result of COVID-19 Mayor London N. Breed today announced the City’s Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will begin more...

Bay Area Plans 75% Reduction in Homelessness by 2024Bay Area Plans 75% Reduction in Homelessness by 2024
By - posted 4/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Getting Help

By Jana Kadah – Bay City News Foundation Local and state leaders, housing experts, businesses and social justice advocates from all nine Bay Area counties have united to create a Regional Action Plan that aims to house 75 percent of the area’s homeless population by 2024. After a year of more...

SF Is Opening Its First "Drug Sobering Center" in SoMaSF Is Opening Its First “Drug Sobering Center” in SoMa
By - posted 4/14/2021
Brand New, City Insight, Getting Help

San Francisco city officials on Wednesday announced plans to move forward with opening a “drug sobering center” under a pilot program for people under the influence of drugs such as methamphetamine or fentanyl. The lease for the new Howard Street location will first need to be approved by the San Francisco 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...

SF's "I'll Walk With You" Neighborhood Buddy ProgramSF’s “I’ll Walk With You” Neighborhood Buddy Program
By - posted 3/26/2021
Brand New, Community, Getting Help, Healing, Stop Asian Hate, Support the Bay

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing about San Francisco’s new walking buddy program that’s launched recently in response to the brutal attacks on the Asian American community. If you’d like to volunteer to be a Walking Buddy, or if you’d like to be matched with a Walking Buddy, fill out the more...

Free Period Products Coming to Santa Clara County RestroomsFree Period Products Coming to Santa Clara County Restrooms
By - posted 3/25/2021
Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Getting Help

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that menstrual products will now be provided for free in all Santa Clara County facilities. The Santa Clara County supervisors voted unanimously to approve the plan on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, which will provide the free products in all public access and employees bathrooms more...

SF Launches $1,000/Mo "Guaranteed Income" Pilot For ArtistsSF Launches $1,000/Mo “Guaranteed Income” Pilot For Artists
By - posted 3/25/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Causes, Getting Help

Mayor Breed Announces Launch Of Guaranteed Income Pilot Program For San Francisco Artists The City is partnering with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to implement $1,000/month economic relief program for approximately 130 San Francisco artists hardest-hit by the COVID‑19 pandemic. Applications are open through Thursday, April 15, 2021. Mayor London N. more...

Oakland's Brand New Universal Income ProgramOakland’s Brand New Universal Income Program
By - posted 3/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Causes, Getting Help

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that Oakland is launching a universal income program, Oakland Resilient Families. In partnership with Family Independent Initiative and Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Oakland Resilient Families will be among the nation’s largest efforts to determine the effectiveness of monthly unconditional payments to residents to more...

SF Plans New "Crisis Team" Ambulances for Summer 2021SF Plans New “Crisis Team” Ambulances for Summer 2021
By - posted 3/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Getting Help, Police Reform

San Francisco has a new type of ambulance; it’s specifically for the Street Crisis Response Teams, which launched in November 30, 2020. And thanks to Jacob Ward with NBC News, now you can get an inside look at the team in action. There’s currently two teams that respond to 911 calls more...