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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...

Presidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF's Mountain LakePresidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF’s Mountain Lake
By - posted 5/10/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting

Welcome to the world, baby turtle! Back in 2015 – after the completion of massive cleanup efforts at Mountain Lake – the Presidio Trust, along with San Francisco Zoo and Sonoma State University, reintroduced native Western pond turtles. Thankfully, The Presidio’s wildlife ecologists recently found a cute baby turtle, the more...

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...