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Whoops! Tiny "House" Blocks Traffic on Bay BridgeWhoops! Tiny “House” Blocks Traffic on Bay Bridge
By - posted 7/20/2022
Only in San Francisco, Transportation, Travel, Wow

As if traffic isn’t already bad enough, thanks to KCBS Radio for letting us know that on Wednesday afternoon an adorable little pit stop toilet that looks like SF’s painted ladies being towed eastbound out of San Francisco apparently fell off a trailer and blocked a lane of traffic on more...

"King Tides" of 7 Feet Coming to San Francisco Bay (July 11-15)“King Tides” of 7 Feet Coming to San Francisco Bay (July 11-15)
By - posted 7/11/2022
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The next “King Tides” are coming to the Bay Area on July 11-15, 2022 with tides expected as high as 7.2 feet. According to tide-forecast.com the peak tides should occur around 11:44p on Wednesday, July 13th with other unusually high tides every evening from July 11-14th Monday, July 11th – 9:59p – more...

BART Hopes Hawks Will Keep Bird Poop AwayBART Hopes Hawks Will Keep Bird Poop Away
By - posted 7/6/2022
Brand New, Transportation, Wow

Charles Darwin might have loved pigeons, but for city-dwellers they have posed more than a few problems; mainly, their poop. BART has had to deal with its dove denizens for years. Now the transit agency has launched a creative way to deter the roosts: a bird of prey. No, they aren’t more...

$1 Movie Day for 100th Birthday of SF's Castro Theatre$1 Movie Day for 100th Birthday of SF’s Castro Theatre
By - posted 6/22/2022
Only in San Francisco, Wow

Happy 100th Birthday to the Castro Theatre! Thanks to SF Gate for reporting that all movies on June 22nd will be $1 (plus a 50 cent fee) June 22, 2022 marks 100 years since San Francisco’s Nasser family opened the Castro Theatre: an event that came to define an era and more...

SF's Rare Stinky "Corpse Flower" is About to BloomSF’s Rare Stinky “Corpse Flower” is About to Bloom
By - posted 6/16/2022
Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco, Wow

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has announced that one their super smelly “corpse flowers” is just about ready to bloom. And that means it’s going to start smelling like rotting flesh. Nice! UPDATE! The Bloom (and stink) has started! The Conservatory is opening late on Friday, June 17th more...

SF Zoo Takes in 3 Parrot Chicks Rescued from SmugglersSF Zoo Takes in 3 Parrot Chicks Rescued from Smugglers
By - posted 6/13/2022
Adorable, Jerk Alert, Wow

Three parrot chicks that were being smuggled into the U.S. were rescued and have a new home at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. The yellow-crowned Amazon parrots were 10 weeks old when they were confiscated and placed at the zoo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, zoo officials said more...

Warriors Game 5 Courtside Seats Going for "Only" $35,000 EachWarriors Game 5 Courtside Seats Going for “Only” $35,000 Each
By - posted 6/12/2022
San Francisco, Worth the Splurge, Wow

Yes, there are still tickets for sale for the Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Finals Game 5 on Monday, June 13th at Chase Center, but it’s going to cost you. If you’d rather have front row courtside seats than a brand new Honda Accord, then you can get tickets for a more...

Never-Before-Seen Meteor Shower Over SF: Tau Herculids (May 30-31)Never-Before-Seen Meteor Shower Over SF: Tau Herculids (May 30-31)
By - posted 5/24/2022
Outdoorsy, Wow

Want to see some shooting stars? You just might be in luck on Memorial Day. A possible newcomer this year is the tau Herculid shower, forecast to peak on the night of May 30, 2022 and early morning of May 31, 2022. Your best chance to see the meteor shower in the more...

This is BART's "Unicorn" TrainThis is BART’s “Unicorn” Train
By - posted 5/17/2022
Transportation, Wow

Did you know BART has subway-like seating? In just one car only, BART has longitudinal seating. Alexander Hirji spotted the “unicorn” train car and shared his photo of the unique car on Twitter. BART replied announcing, it’s their unicorn: train car 3042. According to comments in the Twitter thread, this car more...

Rare Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Over SF (May 15)Rare Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Over SF (May 15)
By - posted 5/12/2022
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On May 16, 2022 (the night of May 15 in the Western Hemisphere), the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse, the first since May 2021. The next full moon is the Flower Moon, the Corn, or Milk Moon, and the Buddha Purnima. There will be a total more...

Check Out SF's Absolutely Wild Sand Dunes at Ocean BeachCheck Out SF’s Absolutely Wild Sand Dunes at Ocean Beach
By - posted 5/5/2022
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Wow

Local hip hop artist Richie Cunning was out for a walk on Ocean Beach on Tuesday morning this week around 7am and caught this amazing site of the Ocean Beach sign almost completely covered by sand dunes right near Lincoln and the Great Highway. 📷 @RichieCunning And if you look closely, you’ll more...

Oldest National Park Service Ranger Retires at 100-Years-OldOldest National Park Service Ranger Retires at 100-Years-Old
By - posted 4/4/2022
Celebrations, Goodbye, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting, Wow

By Keith Burbank Bay City News Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest active National Park Service ranger, retired Thursday following more than 15 years sharing stories of her life and those of other working women during World War II at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond. Soskin, more...

BART's New Map Uses Colorful Names for Its LinesBART’s New Map Uses Colorful Names for Its Lines
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Transportation, Wow

BART recently took to Twitter to announce the change to its BART system map. BART will transition to identify its lines by a new color-coded system. You’ll notice the new map has a legend for the color lines. BART will still use both the original starting and endpoints system and the more...

SF's Glorious 180° Rainbow This MorningSF’s Glorious 180° Rainbow This Morning
By - posted 1/17/2022
LGBTQ+, San Francisco, Wow

Did you see the amazing full rainbow on Monday morning in SF? It’s a great start to MLK Day. One of our favorite local photographers @stuinsf captured this shot from his apartment in Russian Hill and it’s got our hearts singing.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Stu Berman 📷 more...

Bay Area's Stunning Sunsets Likely to ContinueBay Area’s Stunning Sunsets Likely to Continue
By - posted 1/16/2022
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By Janis Mara Bay City News Foundation Blazing red, soft pink, golden and glowing sunsets have filled Bay Area skies recently, and the factors that produced them – high pressure, light winds and moisture high in the sky – are likely to continue for the next few days if not longer, more...