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Adorable Doggy Gives Daily Comfort to FirefightersAdorable Doggy Gives Daily Comfort to Firefighters
By - posted 8/26/2020
Adorable, Fire Updates, Uplifting

Meet Kerith, the cute Golden Retriever, who is also a certified crisis response therapy dog. Thanks to the TODAY Show for introducing us this heartwarming pup. Kerith has been busy lately, providing comfort and support to our brave firefighters fighting the wildfires. She’s been visiting the wildfire base camp in Marin County more...

Whales Were Breaching at Ocean Beach This WeekendWhales Were Breaching at Ocean Beach This Weekend
By - posted 8/17/2020
Uplifting, Wow

Thanks to Reddit user u/kscottz for sharing the video of a whale breaching visible from the shore at Fort Funston / Ocean Beach on Friday night around 7:10pm. Related: Humpbacks appearing in droves off SF coast Watch the wonderful video below. Whales Breaching at Fort Funston / Ocean Beach Tonight from r/sanfrancisco   View this post more...

Bay Area Doctors Help Oakland Zoo's Sick Hyena for FreeBay Area Doctors Help Oakland Zoo’s Sick Hyena for Free
By - posted 8/13/2020

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for the wonderful story on how local doctors helped save Oakland Zoo’s hyena at no cost. Tusker, the zoo’s spotted hyena, has been sick lately. As the Oakland Zoo has been struggling financially, they were grateful to have SAGE Veterinary Centers & AnimalScan Advanced Veterinary Imaging, more...

SF's Drag Queens Deliver "Meals on Heels"SF’s Drag Queens Deliver “Meals on Heels”
By - posted 8/12/2020

Think dinner during shelter-in-place is a drag? Now it can be! Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that San Francisco’s Oasis is rocking out in high heels on Friday nights for “Meals on Heels.” Every Friday night you can get a meal and drinks delivered to your door along with a more...

SF Zoo's Baby Penguins Graduate "Fish School"SF Zoo’s Baby Penguins Graduate “Fish School”
By - posted 8/10/2020
Adorable, Uplifting

They made it! Congrats to the six Magellanic chicks for graduating the San Francisco Zoo’s “Fish School” where they learned how to swim, eat whole fish, and socialize with their caretakers.  Now they can waddle their way to their home on Penguin Island during a scaled-down version of the zoo’s annual more...

This Bay Area Rapper Is Working on a COVID VaccineThis Bay Area Rapper Is Working on a COVID Vaccine
By - posted 8/3/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting, Vaccines

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know about Ruby Ibarra, a Filipino American rapper whose day job is as a scientist for a Bay Area tech company working in quality assurance on COVID-19 test kits and a possible vaccine. That’s her day job. For her “night” job, Ibarra is a more...

Oakland's New "Free Food" FridgesOakland’s New “Free Food” Fridges
By - posted 7/29/2020

Thanks to The Bold Italic for letting us know about the Oakland Town Fridges. Spreading love all over The Town, Town Fridge offers a network of free food fridges around Oakland. You can take what you need and leave what you can. The Town Fridges are currently located at: Pro Arts Gallery in more...

Map of 22 Storefront Murals in San FranciscoMap of 22 Storefront Murals in San Francisco
By - posted 7/23/2020
Brand New, Murals, Uplifting

How about a hike around San Francisco this week to check out some public art history? Sounds wonderful right? Local artist Todd Kurnat has spent the last three months volunteering his time and designs to beautify San Francisco. He’s done this by connecting with merchants who have boarded up their storefronts more...

SF Zoo Welcomes Baby PenguinsSF Zoo Welcomes Baby Penguins
By - posted 7/21/2020

Say hello to San Francisco’s cutest new residents, six baby penguins. The San Francisco Zoo welcomed 5 male chicks and 1 female chick. The babies are currently in Fish School where they will learn how to swim, eat whole fish and become more familiar with their animal caretakers before heading out more...

$25 Bay Area Pet Adoptions: "Empty the Shelters" Weekend$25 Bay Area Pet Adoptions: “Empty the Shelters” Weekend
By - posted 7/11/2020
Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Alt105.3 for letting us know about Bissell’s “Empty the Shelters” event From July 10-12, Empty the Shelters is back at 160 participating shelters across 32 states. Adoptions fees will be $25 or less and they are covering the remainder of the fee to encourage you to adopt. Plus, for one more...

6 Year Old Helps Raise $200,000 for Oakland Zoo6 Year Old Helps Raise $200,000 for Oakland Zoo
By - posted 7/10/2020

Andy is a 6-year-old girl from Oakland who loves the zoo and was heartbroken to hear that the Oakland Zoo may have to shut down. She started a fundraiser by donating the $5 she received from the Tooth Fairy. But she didn’t end there. She is also making bracelets for every more...

SF Bagpiper Says Farewell After 111 Nightly Sunset SerenadesSF Bagpiper Says Farewell After 111 Nightly Sunset Serenades
By - posted 7/9/2020
Community, Uplifting

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that Hal Wilkes, a member of the Irish Pipers Band who headed onto his Castro rooftop every night at sundown and played the bagpipes to entertain his neighbors, has finally said farewell. He begin the practice on March 17th, playing from his more...

SF's "Pink Triangle" Illuminated with 2,700 Pink Lights in 2020SF’s “Pink Triangle” Illuminated with 2,700 Pink Lights in 2020
By - posted 6/27/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

On Saturday June 27th at 9:00pm (PST), a historic community-led effort will take place to Illuminate The Pink Triangle, Patrick Carney’s iconic public art installation celebrating its 25th anniversary atop Twin Peaks, with 2,700 LED nodes of pink light. A Grand Lighting is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, starting at 9 more...

SF City Hall Lights up Rainbow for 2020 PrideSF City Hall Lights up Rainbow for 2020 Pride
By - posted 6/26/2020

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in rainbow to celebrate the 2020 Pride Day. City Hall 2020 Pride Lighting Schedule June 5 –  Pride Kick-off June 22-24 – Pride Week June 27-28 – Pride Weekend The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject to change when there are special events and the building is more...

Juneteenth Now Company Holiday at Twitter & Square ForevermoreJuneteenth Now Company Holiday at Twitter & Square Forevermore
By - posted 6/26/2020
Have Your Voice Heard, Uplifting

Thanks to People for letting us know about Jack Dorsey’s latest announcement for making Juneteenth an official company holiday forevermore. Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on June 9th the news that Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the freeing of slaves in Texas in 1865, is now a company holiday more...