SF Hangs Out In The Streets For Park(ing) Day
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SF Hangs Out In The Streets For Park(ing) Day

Metered parking spaces around San Francisco, and in cities around the world, were temporarily transformed into public parks and art installations today in observance of…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 3: Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?
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(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 3: Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?

All photos by April Siese See our day one coverage here, day two here. Holy shit, people actually go to music festivals for fun. The…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 2: A Study In Contrasts
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(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 2: A Study In Contrasts

All photos: April Siese We got one more day left in us at Outside Lands 2014! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @SFAppealOL for…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 1: “I’m Kanye and I can do whatever the f*ck I want”
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(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 1: “I’m Kanye and I can do whatever the f*ck I want”

All photos: April Siese Be sure to follow the San Francisco Appeal live at Outside Lands on Twitter @SFAppealOL as we’ll be tweeting from the…

Annual AIDS Walk To Close Golden Gate Park Entrances Sunday

The annual AIDS Walk will take place this Sunday in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said in a statement. The 6.2…

Meet The SF Zoo’s Visiting Wolverines This Weekend
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Meet The SF Zoo’s Visiting Wolverines This Weekend

The San Francisco Zoo is welcoming two new wolverines to its collection of animals with a family-friendly weekend of events this Saturday and Sunday. The…

Pyrotechnician Promises Spectacular Fourth Of July Fireworks Show At Pier 39
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Pyrotechnician Promises Spectacular Fourth Of July Fireworks Show At Pier 39

In preparation for a massive Fourth of July fireworks display at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Friday night, crews today are busy setting up for the…

San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride
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San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride

Pride Weekend is gearing up to be a packed two days with some events starting today to celebrate the LGBT community in the Bay Area…

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Kicks Off Friday
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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Kicks Off Friday

The 75th Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma that starts today promises pig races and smiling faces, ugly dogs and corn dogs and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”…

SF Giants Season Ticket Holders To Get First Crack At Beyonce/Jay Z Tickets For AT&T Park Show
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SF Giants Season Ticket Holders To Get First Crack At Beyonce/Jay Z Tickets For AT&T Park Show

Beyonce and Jay Z announced today that they will perform at San Francisco’s AT&T Park this August as part of the couple’s “On the Run”…

Festivals, Special Events Planned To Celebrate Earth Day Tuesday
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Festivals, Special Events Planned To Celebrate Earth Day Tuesday

Residents throughout the Bay Area can celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday at a variety of festivals and special events. Alcatraz Cruises is hosting free Earth…

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20
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SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and city Supervisor London Breed today announced a crackdown on misbehavior during unofficial celebrations at Golden Gate Park Sunday…

Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper
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Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper

A state senator, a San Francisco supervisor, a former 49ers football player—even the Giants mascot Lou Seal—jumped off a downtown hotel building this afternoon as…

Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill
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Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill

March has so far been a great month for either getting introspective or getting down, especially at Bottom of the Hill. The Potrero Hill venue…

Meet SF’s Landscaping Goats This Weekend
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Meet SF’s Landscaping Goats This Weekend

A herd of goats responsible for some of San Francisco’s trickiest landscaping jobs will be available for the public to meet at an open house…

Sunday Streets Returns This Weekend, First Stop: The Embarcadero
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Sunday Streets Returns This Weekend, First Stop: The Embarcadero

The Sunday Streets block party will be back in San Francisco starting this weekend, with the fun kicking off along the Embarcadero. The first event…

Big Stars To Descend On Davies Hall For UCSF Benefit

San Francisco will get a generous dose of Hollywood-style glitz and glamour on Monday when several movie stars and internationally-known entertainers perform at a special…

Big Bash Thursday Night To Celebrate One Year Of Bay Bridge Light Show, New Push To Keep It Going To 2026
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Big Bash Thursday Night To Celebrate One Year Of Bay Bridge Light Show, New Push To Keep It Going To 2026

One year after the “Bay Lights” art installation first lit up the western span of the Bay Bridge, a celebration will be held Thursday night…

Japanese-Americans Reflect On Their Time In California’s Internment Camps
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Japanese-Americans Reflect On Their Time In California’s Internment Camps

Japanese-Americans who were placed in internment camps in California shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor spoke about their experiences publicly Thursday in San Francisco’s…

Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Attend Chinese New Year Festival, Parade
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Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Attend Chinese New Year Festival, Parade

San Francisco’s two-week celebration of the Year of the Horse culminates this weekend with the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday evening and the Chinatown…

One Billion Rising Events Call For End Of Violence Against Women
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One Billion Rising Events Call For End Of Violence Against Women

Thousands of participants are joining together in the Bay Area today to call for the end of domestic violence against women and girls as part…

Valentine’s Day Takes Over The Weekend, Between Pillow Fight, Mass Weddings, Pantless Run, And More
Bay Area

Valentine’s Day Takes Over The Weekend, Between Pillow Fight, Mass Weddings, Pantless Run, And More

Many Bay Area residents will be showing their zany or sappy sides today and into the weekend at various Valentine’s Day events, including a massive…

Open Bar And $40 Tattoos At (Free!) SPCA Fundraiser Thursday Night
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Open Bar And $40 Tattoos At (Free!) SPCA Fundraiser Thursday Night

To kick off its annual “Be Mine Adopt-a-thon,” the San Francisco SPCA this evening is holding a colorful party that will include some inked skin….

Haute Dog 3 is Happening Friday and It’s Going to Be Adorable
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Haute Dog 3 is Happening Friday and It’s Going to Be Adorable

SF Design Center is home to the third annual Haute Dog canine fashion show, an event so beloved that it’s literally the only Facebook event…

Scat Fiends Rejoice: SF Zoo Now Has The Scoop On Poop

A special exhibit opening at the San Francisco Zoo Saturday will take a close look at what animals leave behind—their poop. The “Scoop on Poop”…

Survivor of SF’s 1906 Great Earthquake Celebrates 108th Birthday With Fire Chief
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Survivor of SF’s 1906 Great Earthquake Celebrates 108th Birthday With Fire Chief

San Francisco’s fire chief is making a special lunch stop in Greenbrae today to visit one of the two known 1906 San Francisco earthquake survivors…

Hundreds Of Surfing Fans Flock To Half Moon Bay Area For Mavericks Kickoff
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Hundreds Of Surfing Fans Flock To Half Moon Bay Area For Mavericks Kickoff

Hundreds of people carrying folding chairs and blankets braved the cold coastside weather near Half Moon Bay this morning to be among the first of…

Mavericks Surf Competition Set For Friday, Spectators Banned From Beach And Cliffs
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Mavericks Surf Competition Set For Friday, Spectators Banned From Beach And Cliffs

With a legendary surfing competition set off the coast of Half Moon Bay ready to happen Friday, organizers are reminding viewers to plan a safe…

Last-Minute Ticket Sales Might Have Saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom Train Event
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Last-Minute Ticket Sales Might Have Saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom Train Event

The Freedom Train will likely run again next year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day after last-minute ticket sales for the commemorative ride from…

Bay Area Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Bay Area Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

11:44 AM: Marches, rallies and festivals are planned in San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King…

Celebrations Planned For This Weekend To Honor SF’s World Famous Sea Lions
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Celebrations Planned For This Weekend To Honor SF’s World Famous Sea Lions

The Aquarium of the Bay is inviting the public to attend the grand opening of the Sea Lion Center at San Francisco’s Pier 39 today…

Slow Tickets Sales Put Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom Train Event In Jeopardy
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Slow Tickets Sales Put Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom Train Event In Jeopardy

The organizers of the Bay Area’s annual Freedom Train event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are hoping to keep the…

Caltrain’s Turning 150 This Weekend, What Did You Get It?
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Caltrain’s Turning 150 This Weekend, What Did You Get It?

Caltrain is celebrating 150 years of rail service on the Peninsula with a traveling birthday party this Saturday. The party will begin with a 9…

The Lunar New Year’s A Big Time For Crime: City Officials Send Alerts To SF’s Asian Community
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The Lunar New Year’s A Big Time For Crime: City Officials Send Alerts To SF’s Asian Community

Thousands of safety information packets and red envelopes stuffed with crime prevention tips were ready to be distributed to merchants and residents in San Francisco’s…

It’s Prom For SF Appeal Readers: Hit SF Indiefest’s Sweet Sixteen For Free By Mentioning Us
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It’s Prom For SF Appeal Readers: Hit SF Indiefest’s Sweet Sixteen For Free By Mentioning Us

It’s rare that those who attended their prom enjoyed it; even rarer is the person who believes high school amounted to the best years of…

San Francisco Says Goodbye (For Now) to Cafe du Nord
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San Francisco Says Goodbye (For Now) to Cafe du Nord

Big changes are coming to the SF music scene, specifically at former Swedish American Society-owned venue Cafe du Nord. As 7×7 notes, the former speakeasy…

Ring In The New Year Right: Five Shows That’ll End 2013 With A Bang
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Ring In The New Year Right: Five Shows That’ll End 2013 With A Bang

It’s that time of the year again. You know, where the year ends. Maybe you’re unwilling to brave the hypergentrification of Oakland to get your…

Batkid And Chief “Commissioner Gordon” Suhr To Reunite This Weekend
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Batkid And Chief “Commissioner Gordon” Suhr To Reunite This Weekend

After winning hearts in San Francisco and beyond last month, “Batkid” is returning to the city this weekend for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser with the Police…

Remember The Woman Who Sang “Call Me Maybe”? She’s Going To Help Us Light Our Tree
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Remember The Woman Who Sang “Call Me Maybe”? She’s Going To Help Us Light Our Tree

A Grammy-nominated singer will join current and former San Francisco 49ers Tuesday for a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in the city’s Financial District. The seventh-annual lighting…

Bay Area Jewish Community Set To Celebrate Rare “Thanksgivukkah” Holiday
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Bay Area Jewish Community Set To Celebrate Rare “Thanksgivukkah” Holiday

With the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coinciding for the first time in more than a century, many members of the Bay Area Jewish…