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SF Receives $10.5 Million in Donations for COVID-19 FundSF Receives $10.5 Million in Donations for COVID-19 Fund
By - posted 4/23/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will provide San Franciscans with food security, access to housing, and security for workers and small businesses. Mayor London Breed is happy to announce that the Fund has received approximately $10.5 million in contributions and pledges from foundations and individual donors, and is accepting more...

Check Out SF's Gorgeous Giant Purple Hotel HeartCheck Out SF’s Gorgeous Giant Purple Hotel Heart
By - posted 4/23/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

In solidarity with San Francisco’s hospitality community, Hotel Nikko was illuminated with purple lights in the shape of a big heart last April 13th and April 20th. This is to show how much they miss their guests and employees. Together let us celebrate goodwill and togetherness in these challenging times. Kindness more...

Dolly Parton Reads You Bedtime Stories Every ThursdayDolly Parton Reads You Bedtime Stories Every Thursday
By - posted 4/22/2020
Uplifting

Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books for kids. Goodnight with Dolly is every Thursday at 4pm Pacific through June more...

Watch This Epic Quarantine-Style Neighborhood Flash MobWatch This Epic Quarantine-Style Neighborhood Flash Mob
By - posted 4/21/2020
Uplifting

In case you missed it, thanks to Rachel Smith LaComb and her neighbors (in a town they haven’t identified) for spreading good vibes through a very fun and refreshing flash mob – Dancing to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in social distancing and quarantine style. With over 6 million views, more...

G-Eazy Giving Free Meals for a Month to At-Risk SF YouthG-Eazy Giving Free Meals for a Month to At-Risk SF Youth
By - posted 4/20/2020
Uplifting

Thanks to TMZ and KTVU for the uplifting news that rapper G-Eazy donating free meals to at-risk youth in SF. G-Eazy is giving back to the local community during this time of crisis. The Bay Area hip-hop star is helping to provide free meals to at-risk youth living in San Francisco more...

Invite a Live Goat or Llama on Your Next "Zoom" CallInvite a Live Goat or Llama on Your Next “Zoom” Call
By - posted 4/19/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to CNN for letting us know that Sweet Farm, an animal sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, has set up “Goat 2 Meeting” – where you can have a llama, goat, cow or other farm animal make a live cameo appearance on your next Zoom meeting. Animal cameos are $65 for more...

Epic Photo of Coyote on Beach by Golden Gate BridgeEpic Photo of Coyote on Beach by Golden Gate Bridge
By - posted 4/18/2020
Community, Uplifting

Thanks to SFGate for letting us know about nature photographer Scott Oller’s amazing photographs of a coyote who took over a Marin beach. Scott took a bike ride from SF across the Golden Gate Bridge and down to Kirby Cove where he spotted a coyote who trotted down to the beach. more...

Transamerica Pyramid Shines Nightly at 8pm for Healthcare WorkersTransamerica Pyramid Shines Nightly at 8pm for Healthcare Workers
By - posted 4/18/2020
Uplifting

Thanks to Curbed SF for some enlightening news. As a sign of hope for the region and solidarity with Bay Area healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transamerica Pyramid will light its crown jewel daily. The 6,000-watt beacon, which sits atop the 853-foot tall Transamerica Pyramid, can be seen throughout more...

Downton Abbey Hosted a Virtual Cocktail PartyDownton Abbey Hosted a Virtual Cocktail Party
By - posted 4/17/2020
Uplifting

Thanks to Mashable for letting us know that Highclere Castle about 60 miles west of London (better known as “Downton Abbey”) hosted a cocktail party on Facebook Live today. The party took place at 1pm Pacific (a little early for cocktails? Perhaps not in the COVID-era) so we missed telling you about more...

"Pet Camp" Offers SF Free Day of Doggie Daycare“Pet Camp” Offers SF Free Day of Doggie Daycare
By - posted 4/17/2020
Uplifting

The closure of San Francisco dog parks means many of the dog’s favorite activities have become impossible and as much as an on-leash walk is fun, there is no way it makes up for a romp in the park.  In an effort to help stir crazy dogs and their cooped-up humans, more...

"Sunday Streets" Is Back: Join SF's Live Virtual Parade April 19th“Sunday Streets” Is Back: Join SF’s Live Virtual Parade April 19th
By - posted 4/17/2020
Community, Uplifting

Join the whole Sunday Streets family on Sunday, April 19 for an afternoon of free fun for everyone via Facebook Live and Zoom. From live movement classes to cooking demos and resource shares, to virtual dance parties and interactive pet parades, Sunday Streets Shelter-In-Place Edition will have something for everyone! Get more...

SF's Free Coffee Walk-Up Window "Contactless Coffee"SF’s Free Coffee Walk-Up Window “Contactless Coffee”
By - posted 4/17/2020
Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Thanks to KRON4 for introducing SF’s amazing “free coffee guy,” Ben Ramirez to us! According to KRON, Ben was about to open a coffee shop in his North Beach neighborhood, but the coronavirus pandemic forced him to put his plans on hold. His passion for helping and with lots of stored more...

SF's Air Quality Improves: Gives Us Gorgeous ViewsSF’s Air Quality Improves: Gives Us Gorgeous Views
By - posted 4/16/2020
Uplifting

With most of us staying home and significantly fewer cars on the road, Mother Earth is healing. Our air quality here in the Bay hasn’t been this great in a very long time. According to ABC7, “The Air Quality Index, or AQI, dropped into the single digits in parts of the North more...

Thank You For Pitching In! SF's City Workers Help Out During CrisisThank You For Pitching In! SF’s City Workers Help Out During Crisis
By - posted 4/16/2020
Uplifting

Thanks to the San Francisco Examiner for reminding us that hundreds of SF City Workers took on new roles to help out during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Election staffers aiding the homeless. City public works employees building new medical facilities. Librarians delivering food to the hungry. Hundreds of San Francisco city government workers more...

Lower Haight's Boarded-up Storefront MuralsLower Haight’s Boarded-up Storefront Murals
By - posted 4/15/2020
Murals, Uplifting

Thanks to Hoodline for sharing that Lower Haight comes together to beautify boarded-up storefronts. The iconic Lower Haight is known for its lovingly-gritty, nonchalant vibe with art galleries, bars, record stores and tattoo parlors. Sadly as many businesses are forced to close due to the pandemic, the once vibrant neighborhood feels more...