Home » City Guide Archives By Type

Uplifting

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, Reopening, 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...

2 Bay Area Hospitals Among 1st in US to Get COVID-19 Vaccine2 Bay Area Hospitals Among 1st in US to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
By - posted 12/4/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting, Vaccines

A COVID-19 vaccine is on the way, and two San Francisco hospitals will be among the first in the country to receive them when they become available. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco are two of the seven more...

SF SPCA's Adorable Festive Holiday Puppy & Kitty CamsSF SPCA’s Adorable Festive Holiday Puppy & Kitty Cams
By - posted 11/25/2020
Adorable, Brand New, Uplifting, Virtual Events

Get your dose of cuteness and find your new best friend with San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Holiday Kitten & Puppy Cams.  Unfortunately, this year, you can’t sneak a peek of the sweet, adoptable animals in person at Macy’s annual Holiday Windows (cancelled for 2020), but you can watch the cuteness more...

SF Just Gave 5,000+ Free Turkeys to Needy FamiliesSF Just Gave 5,000+ Free Turkeys to Needy Families
By - posted 11/24/2020
Thanksgiving, Uplifting

Mayor London Breed’s Annual Turkey Giveaway Distributed Over 5,000 Turkeys to Families and Residents Tuesday, November 24, 2020 In place of large giveaway events that cannot occur due to COVID-19, City departments, the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, and community partners worked together to safely distribute turkeys at public housing locations and non-profit organizations San Francisco, CA more...

Mission Bay Gets a New 140-Unit Building for HomelessMission Bay Gets a New 140-Unit Building for Homeless
By - posted 11/17/2020
Brand New, Uplifting

Mayor London Breed Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Permanent Supportive Housing in Mission Bay Tuesday, November 17, 2020 The development will provide wraparound supportive services and stable housing for 140 adults exiting homelessness Mayor London N. Breed today announced the groundbreaking of a new housing complex at Mission Bay Block 9 (Block 9), a more...

Oakland Zoo Cares for Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued from WildfireOakland Zoo Cares for Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued from Wildfire
By - posted 10/13/2020
Adorable, Uplifting

Thanks to KRON4 and CNN for letting us know that the Oakland Zoo taken in two rather adorable mountain lion cub rescues who were displaced from the Zogg wildfire in Shasta county. Dr. Herman and her vet staff examined the cubs and thankfully, both of these cubs appear to be in more...

SF Zoo's Tiny Turtles Graduate, Return to NatureSF Zoo’s Tiny Turtles Graduate, Return to Nature
By - posted 9/26/2020
Adorable, Outdoorsy, Uplifting

After two years of being raised at the zoo, 34 western pond turtles, California’s only native freshwater turtle species, were released into the wild. The western pond turtle hasn’t been observed in the Rodeo Valley Watershed since 1998. This year, the fourth year of a five-year reintroduction plan, biologists reintroduced 20 more...