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Goodbye "Squaw Valley," Hello "Palisades Tahoe"Goodbye “Squaw Valley,” Hello “Palisades Tahoe”
By - posted 9/13/2021
Healing, Outdoorsy, Reopening, Tahoe

In an effort to ditch its offensive name, Tahoe’s Squaw Valley has officially changed its name to Palisades Tahoe. Today, Palisades Tahoe introduced its new name and logo that honor the resort’s history as a land of legends—home to freeskiing pioneers, Winter Olympians and cultural icons across more than seven decades of ski 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...

Marin County Works to Rectify Historically Racist Housing PoliciesMarin County Works to Rectify Historically Racist Housing Policies
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Have Your Voice Heard, Healing, Housing

Marin County has launched a project to identify and rectify policies that prevented people of color from purchasing homes and led to segregated neighborhoods. Although such policies have been illegal since 1964, many public agencies — including throughout Marin County — still have not removed racially restrictive covenants that prohibit the more...

East Bay Firefighters Head to Florida to Help with Tower Collapse RescueEast Bay Firefighters Head to Florida to Help with Tower Collapse Rescue
By - posted 6/29/2021
Causes, Healing

By Tony Hicks Bay City News Foundation The East Bay is sending a pair of firefighters to South Florida to help search and rescue efforts at the Champlain tower collapse in Surfside, where at least 10 people were dead and 151 were missing as of Monday morning. Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief more...

California's New Eviction Moratorium Extension: What It Means for YouCalifornia’s New Eviction Moratorium Extension: What It Means for You
By - posted 6/27/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Getting Help, Healing

By Manuela Tobias, CalMatters California renters, who are still struggling to pay the rent even as the pandemic wanes, will be shielded from eviction through Sept. 30, under a last-minute deal announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. The agreement, which more fully opens up $5.2 billion to pay full back more...

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...