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Oakland's Brand New 2021 "Town Nights" Parks FestivalOakland’s Brand New 2021 “Town Nights” Parks Festival
By - posted 11/22/2021
East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Oakland, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Police Reform, Uplifting

On Monday, November 22, Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention is kicking off the 2021 Town Nights events at eight locations across the city of Oakland. According to the flyer there will be free food, games, sports, entertainment and more. Town Nights events aim to change community norms around violence through community engagement, more...

Ten Cute Baby Ducks Rescued from Evil Storm Drain in San MateoTen Cute Baby Ducks Rescued from Evil Storm Drain in San Mateo
By - posted 8/11/2021
Adorable, Uplifting

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation Ten baby ducklings were trapped in a San Mateo storm drain until the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA saved them and reunited them with their mother on Monday. A concerned resident called the PHS/SPCA after spotting a mother duck pacing next to a storm more...

Alameda County Offers $210k Loans to First-Time HomebuyersAlameda County Offers $210k Loans to First-Time Homebuyers
By - posted 8/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Causes, Uplifting

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Alameda County announced the opening of applications Monday for more than $12 million in down payment assistance loans for residents seeking to buy their first home. Applications for the AC Boost loan program, which will disperse loans of up to $210,000 to chosen recipients, will more...

SF's "Street Overdose Response Team" Launches August 2ndSF’s “Street Overdose Response Team” Launches August 2nd
By - posted 7/31/2021
Brand New, Crime, Getting Help, Police Reform, Uplifting

San Francisco will begin rolling out its newly formed Street Overdose Response Team (a.k.a “SORT”) starting Monday, August 2, 2021 to address non-fatal overdoses through a holistic approach, city officials said Friday. SORT will respond to overdose calls and provide an immediate response from San Francisco Fire Department paramedics, followed by more...

SF to Get 400 New Drug & Mental Health Treatment BedsSF to Get 400 New Drug & Mental Health Treatment Beds
By - posted 7/22/2021
Causes, Community, Uplifting

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday that the city will create 400 new treatment beds, 140 of which will open this year, for people experiencing mental health issues or substance abuse. Read the full details at sfmayor.org The beds, which will increase San Francisco’s residential treatment capacity by 20 percent, allow more...

Kitty Rescued from I-380 Overpass Near SFO Up for AdoptionKitty Rescued from I-380 Overpass Near SFO Up for Adoption
By - posted 6/25/2021
Uplifting

By Bay City News A kitten rescued recently from a freeway overpass near San Francisco International Airport is now up for adoption. Workers at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA performed a daring rescue of the kitten, which was found June 10 cowering on the ledge of a freeway sign elevated high more...

Juneteenth Now an Official Paid City Holiday in SFJuneteenth Now an Official Paid City Holiday in SF
By - posted 6/17/2021
Uplifting

Today, following President Biden’s declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Mayor London Breed declared by proclamation that Juneteenth will be a recognized legal holiday for all City employees. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States and specifically commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news 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...

Amazing Big Sur Trail Reopens For First Time Since 2008Amazing Big Sur Trail Reopens For First Time Since 2008
By - posted 6/16/2021
Fire Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KCBS for letting us know that the popular Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Big Sur is reopening for the first time in 13 years. Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are reopening a fully renovated Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on June 18, 2021. This is the first time more...

80% of Eligible SF Residents Have At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Dose80% of Eligible SF Residents Have At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
By - posted 6/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Uplifting, Vaccines

Mayor London N. Breed announced that as of today 80% of eligible San Francisco residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with nearly 70% of all San Franciscans fully vaccinated. San Francisco is the first major American city to achieve this milestone, and the City’s vaccination rates more...

Solo Kayaker Trying for Hawaii Rescued 70 Miles West of Santa CruzSolo Kayaker Trying for Hawaii Rescued 70 Miles West of Santa Cruz
By - posted 6/7/2021
Uplifting, Wow

By Lisa Hix,  Bay City News Service The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the kayaker who was attempting to make a solo voyage to Hawaii early Sunday morning about 70 miles west of Santa Cruz, officials stated in a release. Coast Guard rescues kayaker 70 miles west of Santa Cruz Cyril Derreumaux, a Bay more...

SF's Massive "Pink Triangle" Lights Up on June 1stSF’s Massive “Pink Triangle” Lights Up on June 1st
By - posted 5/31/2021
Community, Pride, Uplifting

Volunteers installed the 26th annual Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon in preparation for the start of Pride Month on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 The triangle, which organizers with Pink Triangle of Twin Peaks say covers about an acre on the hillside, will be illuminated nightly more...

San Francisco General Hospital has 0 Covid PatientsSan Francisco General Hospital has 0 Covid Patients
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Healing, Uplifting

For the first time since the pandemic started, San Francisco General has zero coronavirus patients. Dr. Vivek Jain from San Francisco General took to Twitter to make the uplifting announcement. A truly momentous day at San Francisco General Hospital @ZSFGCare @UCSF @SFGHFoundation: for the first time since March 5, 2020, we have more...

San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, Uplifting

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation San Mateo County moved into the state’s yellow COVID-19 reopening tier Tuesday, allowing the county to reopen almost all businesses indoors with capacity limits. The tier change will allow San Mateo County to reopen bars indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is more...

Locally Extinct Butterflies Now Thriving in The PresidioLocally Extinct Butterflies Now Thriving in The Presidio
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting

Thank you to ABC7 News for sharing that a previously locally extinct butterfly is now flourishing in The Presidio. Thanks to a successful restoration of their native habitat, the Variable Checkerspot Butterflies were the sixth native wildlife species to be re-introduced in the Presidio and now they’re thriving. The variable checkerspot or Chalcedon more...