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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...

SF Sets Lofty Goal: Vaccinate Every Resident by June 30thSF Sets Lofty Goal: Vaccinate Every Resident by June 30th
By - posted 1/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Uplifting, Vaccines

San Francisco just set an ambitious goal: vaccinate every San Francisco resident by June 30, 2021. District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney took to Twitter to announce the big news that SF Department of Public Health just announced their vaccination goal in a recent  COVID-19 vaccine rollout hearing held on January 20. SF more...

Warriors Give VP Kamala Harris "Madame VP" JerseyWarriors Give VP Kamala Harris “Madame VP” Jersey
By - posted 1/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Election, Uplifting

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that Vice President Kamala Harris received a very special gift from her hometown team. The Golden State Warriors gave her a signed team jersey which says Madame VP. The framed jersey has a plague that states “Vice President Kamala Harris for representing the spirit of more...

CA Surpasses Vaccine Goal: 1 Million People in 10 DaysCA Surpasses Vaccine Goal: 1 Million People in 10 Days
By - posted 1/20/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting, Vaccines

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the good news. Finally, California is picking up the pace on COVID-19 vaccinations. After a slow start, California is kicking into gear and revving up our vaccination process. Originally, Governor Newsom set a goal for California to vaccinate 1 million people within 10 days; and thankfully, more...

Local Oakland Middle School Jazz Band Plays in Pixar's "Soul"Local Oakland Middle School Jazz Band Plays in Pixar’s “Soul”
By - posted 1/13/2021
Adorable, Uplifting

Some very lucky Oakland middle schoolers just got their big break. Oakland’s Edna Brewer Middle School Jazz Band is featured in Pixar’s newest movie, Soul, which tells the story of a middle school band teacher who grapples with his purpose after a near-death experience. Luck would have it that Pixar Producer Dana Murray more...

$30K Raised for Japantown's Cherry Blossom Trees After Vandalism$30K Raised for Japantown’s Cherry Blossom Trees After Vandalism
By - posted 1/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Support the Bay, Uplifting

At the start of the year, two of Japantown’s Cherry Blossom trees in front of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California were destroyed, down to their trunks. “This was not simply a passerby trying to break a branch off for fun. Someone took their time to break off more...

Monster Pho Gives Away $25k in Free Pho...Thanks to Steph CurryMonster Pho Gives Away $25k in Free Pho…Thanks to Steph Curry
By - posted 1/7/2021
Eat & Drink, Freebies, Support the Bay, Takeout / Delivery, Uplifting

East Bay Vietnamese restaurant Monster Pho, which has locations in Oakland and Emeryville, just got the surprise of a lifetime. Steph & Ayesha Curry surprised owner Tee Tran on the Tamron Hall TV show with a $25,000 check in honor of his work to help feed the hungry through the pandemic. Tee more...

2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay
By - posted 12/28/2020
Holiday Lights, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, Uplifting

Winter is coming. The holidays are just around the corner and we all could use a little extra holiday cheer to lift our spirits and start looking forward to the new year (and the end of 2020). While big tree lighting events and holiday festivals are mostly cancelled for this year more...

SF's "House of Prime Rib" Feeds the Needy w/ 3,000 lbs. of MeatSF’s “House of Prime Rib” Feeds the Needy w/ 3,000 lbs. of Meat
By - posted 12/24/2020
Causes, Takeout / Delivery, Uplifting

Thanks to the SF Gate for the uplifting news that even though SF’s classic “House of Prime Rib” is closed for indoor and outdoor dining, that they have continued their 27 year tradition of donating food to the needy through GLIDE. Each year, House of Prime Rib donates a literal ton more...

SF Woman Scores $10 Million Lottery Jackpot at Gas StationSF Woman Scores $10 Million Lottery Jackpot at Gas Station
By - posted 12/23/2020
Uplifting, Wow

The California Lottery announced yesterday that Arminda Villafuerte scored a whopping $10 million on a $30 Ultimate Millions Scratchers she bought at the Quality Gas for Your Cash Arco station located at 5898 Mission Street in the Outer Mission in San Francisco. The odds of winning a $10 million prize on more...

"Period Poverty" $1M in Free Feminine Products for Santa Clara County“Period Poverty” $1M in Free Feminine Products for Santa Clara County
By - posted 12/17/2020
Bay Area Updates, Causes, Getting Help, Uplifting

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that Santa Clara County is distributing $1 million worth of feminine period products through June 2021 for those in need. The county is partnering with community groups like First 5 and Valley Homeless HealthCare Program to help make sure they can distribute necessary pads more...

SF Gave First COVID-19 Vaccine to Health Care Workers TodaySF Gave First COVID-19 Vaccine to Health Care Workers Today
By - posted 12/15/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting, Vaccines

San Francisco Administers First Covid-19 Vaccine To Health Care Workers Doctor at San Francisco General Hospital is first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco First round of vaccines in San Francisco to be allocated to acute care facilities, in accordance with the State of California’s vaccine prioritization plan San Francisco, CA — Mayor London more...

San Jose Teen Artist Makes Cover of Time MagazineSan Jose Teen Artist Makes Cover of Time Magazine
By - posted 12/12/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Uplifting, Wow

Time Magazine just named their Athlete of the Year, Lebron James, and a local San Jose teen made the cover. 14-year old artist Tyler Gordon not only made the cover art for the latest issue, he also was nominated as one of the top 5 finalists for Time’s Kid of the more...

SF Will Soon Receive its First 12,000 Vaccine DosesSF Will Soon Receive its First 12,000 Vaccine Doses
By - posted 12/10/2020
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Curfew / Stay-at-Home, Uplifting, Vaccines

As reported by the New York Times, Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine received approval from FDA advisers on Thursday afternoon which cleared the way to authorize its use. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced shortly after that the city will soon receive their first 12,000 vaccine doses which will go to frontline healthcare more...

Oakland Zoo Helps Rescue 119 Animals from Cruel Roadside ZooOakland Zoo Helps Rescue 119 Animals from Cruel Roadside Zoo
By - posted 12/9/2020
Uplifting

This week, The Humane Society of the United States recognized Darren Minier, Oakland Zoo’s Assistant Director of Animal Care for displaying an exemplary stand against animal cruelty. The Humane Society of the United States on December 7th honored nine law enforcement entities in Virginia with 2019 Humane Law Enforcement Awards. As more...