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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...

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...