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SF Will Be the First City in California to Have Boozy Entertainment ZonesSF Will Be the First City in California to Have Boozy Entertainment Zones
By - posted 6/26/2024
Bars, Brand New, San Francisco, Support the Bay

San Francisco to Become First City in California to Create New Entertainment Zones Authorized under new state law, the first Entertainment Zone will be in Downtown San Francisco on Front Street under Mayor Breed’s legislation approved today. Other EZ locations being considered include Union Square, Mid-Market, and Thrive City. On June 25, 2024, more...

Downtown SF Might Allow Outdoor Booze Like New OrleansDowntown SF Might Allow Outdoor Booze Like New Orleans
By - posted 5/3/2024
Bars, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Support the Bay

Thanks to the SF Standard for sharing the news that San Francisco is floating the idea of turning part of downtown San Francisco an“Entertainment Zone” which would allow bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors. If the proposal pasess, San Francisco would be the first city in more...

How to Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2023 in SFHow to Volunteer for Thanksgiving 2023 in SF
By - posted 11/21/2023
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 2023? Let us know. San Francisco City Impact’s more...

Bay Area Community College Ranked #1 in AmericaBay Area Community College Ranked #1 in America
By - posted 3/16/2023
Support the Bay

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the good news that Foothill College in Los Altos Hills was just named the best community college in America. Niche compiled its 2023 Best Community Colleges in America of the top 100 community colleges in the nation by analyzing academic, financial, and student life data from more...

49ers Host Official Playoff Watch Parties in SF & San Jose (Jan. 22)49ers Host Official Playoff Watch Parties in SF & San Jose (Jan. 22)
By - posted 1/20/2023
Celebrations, Super Bowl, Support the Bay

By Heather Allen, Bay City News Foundation The San Francisco 49ers are hosting watch parties in San Jose, San Francisco and Mexico City for fans who can’t go in person to Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers will host the Dallas Cowboys in the more...

SF Sues Fisherman for Illegal Crab Trapping at Farallon IslandsSF Sues Fisherman for Illegal Crab Trapping at Farallon Islands
By - posted 5/30/2022
Jerk Alert, Outdoorsy, Support the Bay

By Katy St. Clair, Bay City News Foundation San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced on Friday that his office will be suing a commercial fisherman for allegedly fishing unlawfully in the North Farallon Islands State Marine Reserve. The civil prosecution, in conjunction with California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), came more...

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...

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...