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SF's Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3SF’s Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3
By - posted 2/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s brand new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate Park facility into a state-of-the-art public tennis center accessible to first-time players and seasoned athletes alike. Online court reservations can more...

Camping Reservations in The Presidio Open March 1stCamping Reservations in The Presidio Open March 1st
By - posted 2/26/2021
Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Perched on four wooded acres above Baker Beach at the Presidio’s highest point, Rob Hill is one of just two campgrounds in San Francisco. It offers a national park camping experience just minutes from the city. Here, you can see the lights of Sutro Tower, smell the ocean, and hear the owls more...

SF's Brand New "Tunnel Tops" Park Coming This WinterSF’s Brand New “Tunnel Tops” Park Coming This Winter
By - posted 2/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco

In addition to Presidio Tunnel Tops, there’s more good news on the horizon. Battery Tunnel Tops, located along Lincoln Boulevard across from National Cemetery, is set to open in winter 2021. Visitors will enjoy sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, picnic tables, grills, benches, trails, and room to roam. Battery Tunnel Tops In more...

GG Park's Gorgeous "Lighted Forest" Extended Until April 4thGG Park’s Gorgeous “Lighted Forest” Extended Until April 4th
By - posted 2/26/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

Golden Gate Park’s beautiful “lighted forest” that’s transformed Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, has been extended. You can now view the whimsical wonderland through April 4th. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. The lighting takes place every night more...

SF's 167-Year Old Church Risks ClosureSF’s 167-Year Old Church Risks Closure
By - posted 2/26/2021
Causes, Getting Help, Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay

Sadly, SFGate shared the news that Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco’s oldest church (and California’s oldest cathedral), is in danger of closing. The church as stood at the corner of Grant and California for the past 167 years, but soon may have to shut its doors. As a result of the more...

Palace of Fine Arts is Getting a Mini MakeoverPalace of Fine Arts is Getting a Mini Makeover
By - posted 2/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is getting a mini makeover. Thanks to the Maybeck Foundation, the 11 iconic green doors at the Palace of Fine Arts are getting much needed attention. Other improvements include repairing existing benches, installing new benches, and repairing 9 interpretive panels. Thanks to the Maybeck Foundation, the 11 more...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Founder of City Lights, Dies at 101Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Founder of City Lights, Dies at 101
By - posted 2/23/2021
Goodbye, Only in San Francisco

City Lights Booksellers announced the sad news that Lawrence Ferlinghetti, distinguished poet and founder of City Lights has died at the age of 101 on February 22, 2021 An icon of the beat poetry scene of the 1950s, helped create the county’s first all-paperback bookstore in 1953 with the goal of more...

SF School Board Postpones Renaming 44 SchoolsSF School Board Postpones Renaming 44 Schools
By - posted 2/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco

After facing backlash for the untimely decision, the San Francisco school board is pausing their plan to rename 44 schools. Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the update from the school board who faced intense criticism for the timing of the decision to focus on renaming the schools when the school more...

See 139-Year-Old Victorian SF Home Move 6 BlocksSee 139-Year-Old Victorian SF Home Move 6 Blocks
By - posted 2/23/2021
City Insight, Housing, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Whoa… A 139-year old Victorian house rolled through the streets of San Francisco on Sunday morning, February 21, 2021. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the video of the epic move. The historic home, known as the Englander House, was moved only a few streets away from 807 Franklin to 635 Fulton, more...

SFO's New 3-story Mural for Harvey Milk is ComingSFO’s New 3-story Mural for Harvey Milk is Coming
By - posted 2/22/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport is getting a brand new 3-story mural dedicated to Harvey Milk. The SF Arts Commission just approved the proposal by artist Craig Calderwood that will celebrate the legacy of Harvey Milk. It will be located in Terminal 1’s most trafficked intersection – the escalator atrium where passengers may more...

Rainbow Grocery Launches Brand New Curbside Pick Up TodayRainbow Grocery Launches Brand New Curbside Pick Up Today
By - posted 2/22/2021
Brand New, Groceries / Supermarkets, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Rainbow Grocery has just launched curbside pick up beginning February 22, 2021. Their curbside pickup will be available 4 days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Rainbow Grocery’s Announcement: Here at Rainbow, we’ve been working hard to create better ways for our loyal customers to be able to shop at Rainbow while more...

SF Wants You to Join Its "Monuments & Memorials" Advisory BoardSF Wants You to Join Its “Monuments & Memorials” Advisory Board
By - posted 2/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Have Your Voice Heard, Only in San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking qualified candidates to participate in the Monuments and Memorials Advisory Committee (MMAC), a body that will host hearings with community members and establish the criteria and guidelines by which to determine the future of historic monuments in the City’s art collection. The MMAC’s charge more...

There Are Now 2,000+ Parklets in San FranciscoThere Are Now 2,000+ Parklets in San Francisco
By - posted 2/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news about the massive proliferation of parklets in San Francisco. There used to only be a few dozen parklets, but now there’s more than 2,000 parklets in The City with another 1,000 in the pipeline. The Director of the San Francisco Shared Spaces Program says more...

SF's Historic Movie Theater Closes Its Doors PermanentlySF’s Historic Movie Theater Closes Its Doors Permanently
By - posted 2/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KQED for sharing the unfortunate news that West Portal’s historic theater has closed permanently. San Francisco’s CinéArts at Empire has permanently shut its doors due to the ongoing pandemic. Cinemark noted to KQED that the end of its lease was up, and they were choosing not to renew. The theater originally more...

Top COVID-Safe Restaurants in SF (Based on Diner Feedback)Top COVID-Safe Restaurants in SF (Based on Diner Feedback)
By - posted 2/12/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining, What's Closed / What's Open

Diffbot reached out to us to share the results of their latest data analysis that examined San Francisco restaurants and how well they are handling Covid precautions. Here’s the top 10 most Covid-safe restaurants based on parsing 2000+ reviews that mention their opinions on the restaurant’s COVID stance. The Patio Wine Lounge more...