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Lake Tahoe Water Level is Losing 1.5 Inches a WeekLake Tahoe Water Level is Losing 1.5 Inches a Week
By - posted 10/18/2021
Parks & Beaches, Tahoe, Travel, Wow

This week Lake Tahoe’s water level dipped below it’ “natural rim” of 6,223 feet, a level so low that water is no longer flowing into the Truckee River and leaving some boat docks and ramps now hundreds of feet from the water line. This means that salmon are unlikely to spawn more...

SF Welcomes Back Cruise Ships Starting Oct. 11SF Welcomes Back Cruise Ships Starting Oct. 11
By - posted 10/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Travel

After taking a hiatus due to COVID-19 health mandates, cruise ships are once again returning to San Francisco, city leaders and San Francisco Port officials announced Friday. The first cruise ship, the Majestic Princess, is set to arrive on Monday, October 11, 2021. Upcoming 2021/2022 San Francisco Cruise Ship Schedule Cruise Schedule more...

Alaska Airlines' Brand New SF Giants Airplane UnveiledAlaska Airlines’ Brand New SF Giants Airplane Unveiled
By - posted 9/28/2021
Bay Area Favorites, San Francisco, Travel

Alaska Airlines has unveiled a brand new San Francisco Giants airplane. Baseball legend Barry Bonds and Lou Seal, SF Giants’ mascot, were at SFO for the unveiling. You can find Barry Bonds’ autograph on the plane. Plus, look out for Lou Seal, along with the Giants’ signature logo. Alaska Airlines, the official more...

Tennessee Will Pay for Your Flight to VisitTennessee Will Pay for Your Flight to Visit
By - posted 9/14/2021
Brand New, Travel

Tourism everywhere took a hit, but the state of Tennessee is getting creative to lure visitors back with their new “Tennessee on Me” promotion. Book a visit to Tennessee and the state will send you a $250 airline voucher. Your vacation is now playing in Tennessee – and you don’t want to more...

All California National Forests Closed Through Sept. 17All California National Forests Closed Through Sept. 17
By - posted 8/31/2021
Fire Updates, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This closure will be in effect from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. “We more...

SFs Cable Cars are Officially Back (and Free) for AugustSFs Cable Cars are Officially Back (and Free) for August
By - posted 8/2/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Reopening, Transportation, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

The SFMTA will run mock service and will solicit the public’s help and feedback ahead of the official return to revenue service Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today welcomed back cable car service to San Francisco streets. Following the successful completion of operator training more...

SF Getting 26 More Police Officers for Tourist SeasonSF Getting 26 More Police Officers for Tourist Season
By - posted 7/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

Mayor London Breed Announces SFPD Tourism Deployment Plan As San Francisco Readies For Reemerging Travel Season SFPD continues showcasing community policing reforms in deployment of 26 additional officers on bicycle and foot patrols to City’s high-traffic, iconic travel destinations Mayor London N. Breed last week announced details from San Francisco’s new community more...

Golden Gate Transit Resumes SF Ferry ServiceGolden Gate Transit Resumes SF Ferry Service
By - posted 6/24/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening, Travel

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s ferry service to and from Sausalito resumed Wednesday after completing maintenance and repairs to the Sausalito float. Golden Gate Transit suspended Sausalito ferry service in March to temporarily remove and complete necessary maintenance on the float, which more...

SF Named 2021’s Best City for Your Summer "Vaxcation"SF Named 2021’s Best City for Your Summer “Vaxcation”
By - posted 6/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news that Lawnstarter ranked San Francisco as the best city in America to have a summer vaxcation. What’s a “vaxcation”? Lawnstarter states “Just what it sounds like: a vacation for the COVID-vaccinated.” Lawnstarter compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on 30 key metrics. They factored more...

SFO Now Offers Free Vaccines to Anyone from Any CountrySFO Now Offers Free Vaccines to Anyone from Any Country
By - posted 6/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel, Vaccines

SFO offers free COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone, 18 years or older, including arriving and departing passengers of any country. The J&J single dose vaccine is now available at the SFO Medical Clinic. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Eligibility requirements: At least 18 years of more...

SF's Cable Cars Are Coming Back w/ Free Rides in AugustSF’s Cable Cars Are Coming Back w/ Free Rides in August
By - posted 6/16/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Travel

On the first day of California’s reopening, San Francisco city leaders on Tuesday announced updated plans to bring back the city’s public transit lines to full service, starting with its famed cable cars. Limited service along the cable cars is set to return in August, with Muni offering free rides on more...

CA's New Vaccine Giveaways: Free Vacations to SF, LA, SD + Palm SpringsCA’s New Vaccine Giveaways: Free Vacations to SF, LA, SD + Palm Springs
By - posted 6/16/2021
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Travel, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout the state, including in San Francisco. The state will select six winners on July 1 for trips for four in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Diego. In more...

Fremont Ranks As Worst City In USA For 'Staycations'Fremont Ranks As Worst City In USA For ‘Staycations’
By - posted 6/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

The Bay Area’s fourth largest city is the worst city in the country for “staycations”, according to a new study from WalletHub. The financial advice site said Fremont is the last place one would want to be for a staycation, the reasons being having an average rating on swimming pools per more...

SF is Testing Out "Smart" Traffic Signals Prioritizing Transit & PeopleSF is Testing Out “Smart” Traffic Signals Prioritizing Transit & People
By - posted 6/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Travel

Have you ever wondered how traffic signals could better balance the needs of all road users, whether driving, bicycling, walking or taking Muni? SFMTA is rolling out its Connected Corridor Pilot this month to use transit platform and traffic signal sensor data to inform signal timing adjustments. The pilot also aims to more...

Muni Plans to Reach 98% of San Francisco This AugustMuni Plans to Reach 98% of San Francisco This August
By - posted 5/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Travel

In August 2021, 98% of residents and 100% of equity neighborhoods could be within a ¼ mile of a Muni stop Following major service restorations on May 15, with the KT Ingleside-Third and N Judah Muni Metro rail service resuming, historic street cars returning and subways reopening, the SFMTA is already hard at work planning to more...