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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 Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)
By - posted 5/4/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Main Library reopened yesterday for the first time in 14 months. A big thanks to journalist Peter Hartlaub for filming the heartwarming scene as library staff gave a standing ovation to the patrons who had lined up outside and first first to enter around 10am. Omg the library just more...

Giant 9-Foot Floral "Butterflies" Are Coming to SF's StreetsGiant 9-Foot Floral “Butterflies” Are Coming to SF’s Streets
By - posted 4/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Reopening, Uplifting, Wow

Ever wanted to become a butterfly? You’ll get a chance to spread your wings in May. On Saturday, May 1st 13 large floral Instagramable butterflies are landing in the streets of San Francisco for a weeklong promotion. The giant butterflies, which range from 6-9 feet tall are made from natural materials and more...

"Bearsun" Life-Size Teddy Bear’s Final Day in San Francisco“Bearsun” Life-Size Teddy Bear’s Final Day in San Francisco
By - posted 4/24/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Uplifting, Wow

Bearsun, the life-size teddy bear (aka Jessy Larios) who planned to walk 380 miles from LA to San Francisco in an adorable bear costume is finally made it after 482 miles. According to the SF Chronicle, Jesse Larios left LA on April 12th carrying his phone, charger a flashlight and a more...

Oakland Zoo Helps Save Man's LifeOakland Zoo Helps Save Man’s Life
By - posted 4/20/2021
Getting Help, Uplifting

Thanks NBC Bay Area for sharing the news about Oakland Zoo’s lifesaving efforts. Thanks to Oakland Zoo’s quick action to an unusual email, an elderly man’s life was saved. Dr. Colin Feeney’s, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Alameda Health System Highland Hospital, was in urgent need of ivermectin, a more...

14 Artists Create Oakland's Pop-Up "Chinatown Mural Festival"14 Artists Create Oakland’s Pop-Up “Chinatown Mural Festival”
By - posted 4/11/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Community, Uplifting

Join 14 artists at Madison Park, 810 Jackson St this weekend, grab some lunch to support #oaklandchinatown restaurants and watch the magic. And if you’re inspired to pick up a brush, join in. There will be open panels for the community to share their wishes and blessings. Chinese translation support provided more...

A Day of Baby Goat Hugs (Really!) is Coming to SFA Day of Baby Goat Hugs (Really!) is Coming to SF
By - posted 3/16/2021
Adorable, Things to Do, Uplifting

Baby goat hugs this Sunday, March 21, 12-3PM Secession Art & Design was so excited when artist and farmer Hilary Williams said yes to bringing her 2-week old baby goats to the gallery. For a lot of us city dwellers, Hilary’s lifestyle, combining art and farming, is so dreamy. Baby Goats in more...

CHP Rescue Sea Lion Pup Near Bay Bridge Toll PlazaCHP Rescue Sea Lion Pup Near Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
By - posted 3/13/2021
Adorable, Uplifting

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that an adorable 8-month-old sea lion pup was rescued by Oakland CHP near the Bay Bridge last week. Officers found “Elio” on the roadway near the toll plaza and pulled him to safety. Elio was then transferred to The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito for more...

Palace of Fine Arts Swan 'Blanche' Returns HomePalace of Fine Arts Swan ‘Blanche’ Returns Home
By - posted 3/9/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Some good news… Blanche, the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts swan, is heading home. Thanks to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for sharing the uplifting news and showing the cute video of her waddling back home after a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, Blanche and her partner Blue Boy were both 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 City Hall Lit Up Red for the Mars LanderSF City Hall Lit Up Red for the Mars Lander
By - posted 2/19/2021
Uplifting, Wow

In honor of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover landing 127+ million miles away, San Francisco’s City Hall lit up red yesterday. Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade more...

Palace of Fine Arts Swan Ill, Moves to SF Zoo for CarePalace of Fine Arts Swan Ill, Moves to SF Zoo for Care
By - posted 2/11/2021
Uplifting

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that the resident swans at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts have been temporarily relocated to the SF Zoo after one of the waterfowl fell ill. According to SF Rec and Park, swans Blanche and Blue Boy were feeling a little under the more...

East Bay's Free Mini Take-Home Art GalleryEast Bay’s Free Mini Take-Home Art Gallery
By - posted 2/2/2021
Adorable, Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Community, Freebies, Uplifting

Over in the East Bay, Concord’s aRt Cottage just debuted their brand new Free Mini Art Gallery. Best of all, the art is yours to take home. It’s kind of like the little free libraries you may have seen before, but this time it’s for art. The Concord Art Association members more...

1 Million Vaccines by July 4: Contra Costa County's Goal1 Million Vaccines by July 4: Contra Costa County’s Goal
By - posted 1/25/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting, Vaccines

Contra Costa County has set lofty vaccination goal to vaccinate nearly the entire county’s population (of those 16+) by the 4th of July.* Similar to San Francisco’s goal of vaccinated the entire city by June 30 (and President Biden’s goal of 100 million doses during the first 100 days of his more...

New Cherry Blossoms Coming to JapantownNew Cherry Blossoms Coming to Japantown
By - posted 1/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thankfully, it looks like progress is being made to bring in new cherry blossom trees to Japantown after two of the trees were vandalized earlier this year. Thanks to Reddit user gamefem for sharing the recent photo outside of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. At the start of more...