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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...

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's 1st Black, Woman-owned Dispensary OpensSF’s 1st Black, Woman-owned Dispensary Opens
By - posted 3/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Discoveries, Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce for sharing the news the the first Black, woman-owned cannabis dispensary has opened in The City. Posh Green Cannabis Boutique, located in Bayview-Hunters Point at at 828 Innes Ave #110, was founded by San Francisco native Reese Benton. Reese created her own CBD more...

Awesome Beach Wheelchairs Come to Santa CruzAwesome Beach Wheelchairs Come to Santa Cruz
By - posted 3/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Support the Bay, Uplifting

Walking in the sand is tough, but rolling a standard wheelchair across the sand can be impossible. Thankfully, thanks to a grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy, five new beach wheelchairs are now available, doubling the total available for use at any of eight state beaches in Santa Cruz 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...

Souvenir Coffee's SF Grand Opening: Free Drip Coffee All WeekendSouvenir Coffee’s SF Grand Opening: Free Drip Coffee All Weekend
By - posted 2/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Freebies, Support the Bay

While many businesses have closed during the pandemic, Souvenir Coffee has expanded. Thanks to Berkeleyside for shining a spotlight on our friends at Souvenir Coffee. Berkeley-based Souvenir Coffee is celebrating the Grand Opening of its third location, this time, across the Bay in San Francisco, located on the corner of Divisadero more...

Trader Joe's Now Pays $4/Hr Hazard PayTrader Joe’s Now Pays $4/Hr Hazard Pay
By - posted 2/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Groceries / Supermarkets, Support the Bay

Thanks to Tampa Bay Times for sharing the news that Trader Joe’s will now pay their all of their front-line employees $4 per hour hazard pay across the country. While many cities and counties around The Bay are trying to pass emergency ordinances for hazard pay (like Oakland recently passed), Trader more...

Oakland Mandates $5/Hr Hazard Pay for Grocery WorkersOakland Mandates $5/Hr Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers
By - posted 2/3/2021
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Groceries / Supermarkets, Support the Bay

Thanks to KTVU and KRON4 for sharing the news that Oakland just passed an emergency ordinance that mandates hazard pay for grocery workers. The new ordinance requires large grocery chains that are over 15,000 square feet and more than 500 employees to pay their employees an additional $5 per hour. The pay more...

SF's DNA Lounge Lawyers Up Against Copycat DC VenueSF’s DNA Lounge Lawyers Up Against Copycat DC Venue
By - posted 2/1/2021
Only in San Francisco, Support the Bay

A new DNA Lounge is opening in Washington D.C., but the one — and hopefully only — DNA Lounge, right here in San Francisco, is pissed. Thanks to SFGate and Eater for spilling the tea about the drama unfolding over the name. When word got out about the copycat venue on U more...