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Presidio's 100-Foot Tall "Spire" Has Been RepairedPresidio’s 100-Foot Tall “Spire” Has Been Repaired
By - posted 6/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Healing, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening

Last June, Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire unfortunately suffered fire damage. The Presidio recently repaired the sculpture, and added a cable fence, new signage, and wood benches made by their Forestry crew. It’s looking really beautiful out there, so be sure to stop by and take a peek. We also have an “up close” glimpse through a brief drone video. History of Andy Goldsworthy & Spire Renowned more...

40 Years Later: National AIDS Memorial Tribute in Golden Gate Park40 Years Later: National AIDS Memorial Tribute in Golden Gate Park
By - posted 6/3/2021
Healing, Pride

June 5th marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States. It is also HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. The issues our nation faced in the past year — a raging pandemic with hundreds of thousands of lives lost, social injustice, health inequity, stigma, 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...

VTA Light Rail Shutting Down at Noon TodayVTA Light Rail Shutting Down at Noon Today
By - posted 5/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Healing

Following news of the mass shooting at the VTA Light Rail Yard in San Jose this morning, VTA announced they are shutting down light rail service beginning at Noon on Wednesday, May 26th “until further notice.” VTA, which serves Santa Clara Valley, will have bus bridges in place to provide limited more...

San Francisco General Hospital has 0 Covid PatientsSan Francisco General Hospital has 0 Covid Patients
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Healing, Uplifting

For the first time since the pandemic started, San Francisco General has zero coronavirus patients. Dr. Vivek Jain from San Francisco General took to Twitter to make the uplifting announcement. A truly momentous day at San Francisco General Hospital @ZSFGCare @UCSF @SFGHFoundation: for the first time since March 5, 2020, we have more...

Cute Santa Cruz Turtles All Swaddled UpCute Santa Cruz Turtles All Swaddled Up
By - posted 5/6/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Healing

Adorable turtles were caught in traps at Glenwood East Preserve in Santa Cruz County and put in cute swaddles. They were having CT scans of their shells to check for deficits that may have been caused by a novel fungal pathogen. They were released back into the preserve that same day. Thanks more...

SF Launches 1st Ever African American Reparations Advisory CommitteeSF Launches 1st Ever African American Reparations Advisory Committee
By - posted 5/5/2021
Brand New, Healing, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously appointed 15 people to the city’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee — touted as the first body of its kind to create a comprehensive reparations plan for African Americans. The newly created committee is the result of efforts by Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, 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, Parks & Beaches, 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...

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...

SF Now Has a $125 Million Surplus. Here's How They'll Spend ItSF Now Has a $125 Million Surplus. Here’s How They’ll Spend It
By - posted 3/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Healing, Only in San Francisco

Surplus funding for the current year will be allocated to one-time relief and recovery programs to support small business, arts and culture, and youth and families, and vulnerable residents. Mayor London N. Breed and Budget Chair of the Board of Supervisors Matt Haney announced an agreement on a spending plan for more...

Oakland Zoo Helps Cold-Stunned Texas Sea TurtlesOakland Zoo Helps Cold-Stunned Texas Sea Turtles
By - posted 2/23/2021
Getting Help, Healing

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that Oakland Zoo has joined the the efforts to aid the rescue efforts for the cold-stunned sea turtles affected by the recent freezing temperatures in Texas. The Zoo donated to The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Save Animals From Extinction fund to help the more...

SF Zoo Aids Heroic Sea Turtle Rescue in Freezing TexasSF Zoo Aids Heroic Sea Turtle Rescue in Freezing Texas
By - posted 2/23/2021
Getting Help, Healing, Storm Watch

Thank you to the San Francisco Zoo for lending a hand to help the rescue efforts to save thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles affected by the recent frigid storms in Texas. As Texans endure the devastating conditions brought on by loss of power amid frigid temperatures, a mass casualty to the more...

Honor SF's COVID Heroes City-Wide Virtual CelebrationHonor SF’s COVID Heroes City-Wide Virtual Celebration
By - posted 2/11/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Healing

Join Renel Brooks-Moon (Voice of the SF Giants), Bob Weir, Santana and more for a free virtual fundraising event to say thanks to those on the front lines of public healthcare that benefits us all. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need to support health equity and access for all. Take an hour to honor the front more...

Church Bells Ring Across SF for COVID MemorialChurch Bells Ring Across SF for COVID Memorial
By - posted 1/19/2021
Healing

San Francisco will be participating in the National Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on January 19, 2021. San Francisco’s faith community will participate in the memorial by ringing bells at 2:30 p.m. PT. Plus, the following San Francisco buildings will be lit at 5:30 p.m. PT: San Francisco City Hall The Bill Graham Civic more...