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Oakland Zoo Cares for Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued from WildfireOakland Zoo Cares for Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued from Wildfire
By - posted 10/13/2020
Adorable, Uplifting

Thanks to KRON4 and CNN for letting us know that the Oakland Zoo taken in two rather adorable mountain lion cub rescues who were displaced from the Zogg wildfire in Shasta county. Dr. Herman and her vet staff examined the cubs and thankfully, both of these cubs appear to be in more...

SF Zoo's Tiny Turtles Graduate, Return to NatureSF Zoo’s Tiny Turtles Graduate, Return to Nature
By - posted 9/26/2020
Adorable, Outdoorsy, Uplifting

After two years of being raised at the zoo, 34 western pond turtles, California’s only native freshwater turtle species, were released into the wild. The western pond turtle hasn’t been observed in the Rodeo Valley Watershed since 1998. This year, the fourth year of a five-year reintroduction plan, biologists reintroduced 20 more...

Jason Momoa Rides Harley to Bay Area for TacosJason Momoa Rides Harley to Bay Area for Tacos
By - posted 9/8/2020
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Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that Jason Momoa (you know… Aquaman? and Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones??) was in the Bay Area on Monday. He posted on Instagram Stories him riding his Harley across the Bay Bridge. On his trip he also stopped at Tacos Oscar on 40th more...

Free Meals For Everyone Under 18 in OaklandFree Meals For Everyone Under 18 in Oakland
By - posted 9/7/2020
Freebies, Getting Help, Uplifting

Thank you Eater SF for letting us know about the new program that offers free “Grab and Go” meals to every Oakland resident under age 18 – not just for kids enrolled in public school as was the rule previously Oakland Unified District has announced that starting September 3, all children more...

Adorable Doggy Gives Daily Comfort to FirefightersAdorable Doggy Gives Daily Comfort to Firefighters
By - posted 8/26/2020
Adorable, Fire Updates, Uplifting

Meet Kerith, the cute Golden Retriever, who is also a certified crisis response therapy dog. Thanks to the TODAY Show for introducing us this heartwarming pup. Kerith has been busy lately, providing comfort and support to our brave firefighters fighting the wildfires. She’s been visiting the wildfire base camp in Marin County more...

Whales Were Breaching at Ocean Beach This WeekendWhales Were Breaching at Ocean Beach This Weekend
By - posted 8/17/2020
Uplifting, Wow

Thanks to Reddit user u/kscottz for sharing the video of a whale breaching visible from the shore at Fort Funston / Ocean Beach on Friday night around 7:10pm. Related: Humpbacks appearing in droves off SF coast Watch the wonderful video below. Whales Breaching at Fort Funston / Ocean Beach Tonight from r/sanfrancisco   View this post more...

Bay Area Doctors Help Oakland Zoo's Sick Hyena for FreeBay Area Doctors Help Oakland Zoo’s Sick Hyena for Free
By - posted 8/13/2020
Uplifting

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for the wonderful story on how local doctors helped save Oakland Zoo’s hyena at no cost. Tusker, the zoo’s spotted hyena, has been sick lately. As the Oakland Zoo has been struggling financially, they were grateful to have SAGE Veterinary Centers & AnimalScan Advanced Veterinary Imaging, more...

SF's Drag Queens Deliver "Meals on Heels"SF’s Drag Queens Deliver “Meals on Heels”
By - posted 8/12/2020
Uplifting

Think dinner during shelter-in-place is a drag? Now it can be! Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that San Francisco’s Oasis is rocking out in high heels on Friday nights for “Meals on Heels.” Every Friday night you can get a meal and drinks delivered to your door along with a more...

SF Zoo's Baby Penguins Graduate "Fish School"SF Zoo’s Baby Penguins Graduate “Fish School”
By - posted 8/10/2020
Adorable, Uplifting

They made it! Congrats to the six Magellanic chicks for graduating the San Francisco Zoo’s “Fish School” where they learned how to swim, eat whole fish, and socialize with their caretakers.  Now they can waddle their way to their home on Penguin Island during a scaled-down version of the zoo’s annual more...

This Bay Area Rapper Is Working on a COVID VaccineThis Bay Area Rapper Is Working on a COVID Vaccine
By - posted 8/3/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know about Ruby Ibarra, a Filipino American rapper whose day job is as a scientist for a Bay Area tech company working in quality assurance on COVID-19 test kits and a possible vaccine. That’s her day job. For her “night” job, Ibarra is a more...

Oakland's New "Free Food" FridgesOakland’s New “Free Food” Fridges
By - posted 7/29/2020
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Thanks to The Bold Italic for letting us know about the Oakland Town Fridges. Spreading love all over The Town, Town Fridge offers a network of free food fridges around Oakland. You can take what you need and leave what you can. The Town Fridges are currently located at: Pro Arts Gallery in more...

Map of 22 Storefront Murals in San FranciscoMap of 22 Storefront Murals in San Francisco
By - posted 7/23/2020
Brand New, Murals, Uplifting

How about a hike around San Francisco this week to check out some public art history? Sounds wonderful right? Local artist Todd Kurnat has spent the last three months volunteering his time and designs to beautify San Francisco. He’s done this by connecting with merchants who have boarded up their storefronts more...

SF Zoo Welcomes Baby PenguinsSF Zoo Welcomes Baby Penguins
By - posted 7/21/2020
Uplifting

Say hello to San Francisco’s cutest new residents, six baby penguins. The San Francisco Zoo welcomed 5 male chicks and 1 female chick. The babies are currently in Fish School where they will learn how to swim, eat whole fish and become more familiar with their animal caretakers before heading out more...

$25 Bay Area Pet Adoptions: "Empty the Shelters" Weekend$25 Bay Area Pet Adoptions: “Empty the Shelters” Weekend
By - posted 7/11/2020
Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Alt105.3 for letting us know about Bissell’s “Empty the Shelters” event From July 10-12, Empty the Shelters is back at 160 participating shelters across 32 states. Adoptions fees will be $25 or less and they are covering the remainder of the fee to encourage you to adopt. Plus, for one more...

6 Year Old Helps Raise $200,000 for Oakland Zoo6 Year Old Helps Raise $200,000 for Oakland Zoo
By - posted 7/10/2020
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Andy is a 6-year-old girl from Oakland who loves the zoo and was heartbroken to hear that the Oakland Zoo may have to shut down. She started a fundraiser by donating the $5 she received from the Tooth Fairy. But she didn’t end there. She is also making bracelets for every more...