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A Living Seawall Is Coming to San Francisco's EmbarcaderoA Living Seawall Is Coming to San Francisco’s Embarcadero
By - posted 4/18/2022
Brand New, Green, San Francisco, Support the Bay, Worth the Splurge

San Francisco is erecting a living seawall along the Embarcadero. Before the Gold Rush, San Francisco was a sleepy harbor with a northeastern shoreline near today’s Salesforce Tower. As the waterfront expanded with industry, the Port of San Francisco oversaw the construction of the Embarcadero Seawall, a rock and concrete wall more...

New State Bill May Save Oakland Schools from ClosureNew State Bill May Save Oakland Schools from Closure
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Oakland, Support the Bay

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News School closures in Oakland could be avoided thanks to a bill introduced Wednesday in the state Assembly. Assemblymember Mia Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced Assembly Bill 1912, which doesn’t stop the closure and consolidation plan Oakland school board members voted on Wednesday, but could pave the way more...

How to Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2021 in SFHow to Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2021 in SF
By - posted 11/23/2021
Causes, Community, Getting Help, Support the Bay, Thanksgiving

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving. Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate. Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2021? Let us know. City Impact’s Thanksgiving Day more...

Oakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable HousingOakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable Housing
By - posted 9/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Housing, Oakland, Support the Bay

Z Hotel, located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, is slated to be converted into affordable housing. Thanks to Mercury News and The Registry SF for sharing the news that Riaz Capital will be transforming the hotel into micro studios designed for workplace professionals who earn between $50,000 and $120,000 a year more...

Bay Area Comic Kabir Singh Slays on America's Got TalentBay Area Comic Kabir Singh Slays on America’s Got Talent
By - posted 6/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Support the Bay, Wow

Bay Area comedian Kabir Singh, who hails from Fremont, CA, is on this season’s of America’s Got Talent. Check out his hilarious audition below, where he got a standing ovation from judges. Judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all voted “Yes”, sending him to the next round of season 16 more...

Guy Fieri Awards $25k to Oakland TaqueriaGuy Fieri Awards $25k to Oakland Taqueria
By - posted 6/17/2021
Eat & Drink, Support the Bay, Uplifting

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the uplifting story that Oakland restaurant Maya Halal Taqueria was just awarded a $25,000 grant from Guy Fieri. The celebrity chef and Food Network star, Guy Fieri, has a new streaming show, “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot” which he awards grants to restaurant owners to help them more...

Meet BART's Unofficial Ambassador: BART-Man!Meet BART’s Unofficial Ambassador: BART-Man!
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Community, Support the Bay

Thanks SFGate for spotlighting BART-Man, a local luchador wrestler whos serves as the unofficial wrestling ambassador to BART. If you’re wondering what his origin story is, BART-Man says, “When a radioactive train hit mild mannered Bartleby Leight, he turned into your friendly, neighborhood BART-Man. Vigilante superhero wrestler!” BART-Man wrestles with Hoodslam in more...

52 Bay Area Restaurants Awarded $3,50052 Bay Area Restaurants Awarded $3,500
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Getting Help, Support the Bay

The California Restaurant Foundation and PG&E announced Monday that 52 restaurants in Alameda and San Francisco counties will each receive $3,500 to help rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A joint statement from the foundation and PG&E said the utility giant donated $500,000 to the program, which awarded $3,500 more...

UCSF Medical School Goes Viral for Epic Parody Dance VideoUCSF Medical School Goes Viral for Epic Parody Dance Video
By - posted 5/4/2021
City Insight, Support the Bay, Uplifting

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the story about UCSF School of Medicine’s parody video. A longstanding tradition at medical schools across the country is to create fun music video spoofs that give a taste of what it’s like at their campus. UCSF Medical School’s first year students recently dropped their music parody 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...

Oakland's "Truffle Shuffle" Drive-In 'Shark Tank' Premiere PartyOakland’s “Truffle Shuffle” Drive-In ‘Shark Tank’ Premiere Party
By - posted 4/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, Support the Bay

Oakland’s Truffle Shuffle will be featured on the TV show Shark Tank, and to celebrate the occasion, they’re hosting a Drive In Shark Tank Premiere Party at Alameda County Fairgrounds on April 16, 2021. Join in for the airing of their Shark Tank episode. We are so excited to announce that on more...

SF's Restaurant Week 2021: Spring Edition (April 9-19)SF’s Restaurant Week 2021: Spring Edition (April 9-19)
By - posted 4/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay

San Francisco Restaurant Week returns this spring, April 9-18, 2021 with special pre-fixe menus from over 140 restaurants all over the city. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the details of some of the best deals for SF Restaurant Week that they’re excited about. Highlights include many Chinatown restaurants participating in SF Restaurant more...

SF's "Lone Palm Bar" is Now "No Palm Bar"SF’s “Lone Palm Bar” is Now “No Palm Bar”
By - posted 4/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay

Oh no….The Mission’s tropical art deco cocktail lounge Lone Palm Bar has now lost their only palm tree. Thanks to Helmut the Schmidt for sharing the photos of the lone palm tree now in pieces. According to Shotwells Bar, the tree was sick and the property manager wanted it removed. Hopefully, the more...

Caltrain Gives Free Rides to Vaccination SitesCaltrain Gives Free Rides to Vaccination Sites
By - posted 3/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Freebies, Support the Bay, Vaccines

Beginning Monday, March 22, Caltrain will provide free train rides to and from coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites for people living or working along the corridor within San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. For people interested in the free train rides, passengers going to and coming from a vaccination site 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...