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Give a girl a motorcycle

San Francisco and Sacramento Litas gather for a memorial ride.

Story by Clara Applegarth and Photo provided by Kimmie Herrera

May 12, 2020

“My excitement for moto comes from the adrenaline,” said Tish Yodatee, co-founder of the all-female motorcycle collective Bay Area chapter “The Litas.”  “The power, the freedom. Being in the open. Feeling the wind push against my body. Being able to crank the throttle and take off.” Th...

Here for the music, not harassment

Here for the music, not harassment

Story by Amy Bigelow and Photo by William Wendelman

May 11, 2020

With ticket and ID in hand, I anxiously stood with my feet apart while a security guard patted me down right outside the main entrance. An industry standard, this protocol has become second nature to a concert junkie like myself. Once inside the venue, I took my place at the barricade and watched pe...

Star Wars cosplayers remain dedicated during COVID-19

 Stormtrooper Craig Gaylord joined Police Officer Kenny Ferrigno from the Santa Rosa Police Department to model proper social distancing and encourage residents to wear appropriate face coverings in public

Paul Kelly

May 1, 2020

“It was one of the first movies I remember watching where I was completely enthralled,” Thomas Orlando, amateur “Star Wars” costumer, said. “I didn’t wanna take my eyes off the screen.” “Star Wars,” the 1977 American epic space opera, now a multiformat, media franchise, garnered one of ...

Art doesn’t stop because of shelter in place

Art doesn't stop because of shelter in place

Ryce Stoughtenborough

April 28, 2020

The current state of our world is turbulent, to put it lightly. Amid the panic of COVID-19, every country, city and the people within it are faced with the uncertainty of the future. Although America has allowed occupations deemed essential to progress — putting millions of other Americans out of work ...

SF bloggers recommend places to visit in the city after lockdown

Pier 23 Cafe, San Francisco, CA. Image credits to Clara Rice & Pier 23 Cafe.

Story by Anne Lima

April 24, 2020

As we now enter a second month of this shelter in place protocol, many people have come to reminisce about the places and things they loved to do in San Francisco. From spending a Saturday picnic filled with music and dogs running around at Dolores Park or hiking up the trails of Twin Peaks. Yes, I ju...

Trina’s Garden

Trina's Garden

Ryce Stoughtenborough

April 21, 2020

During this pandemic,Trina Stoughtenborough has given her garden extra attention - allowing it to finally grow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E74xtX2bXaw&feature=youtu.be

Tips on how to work from home and shelter-in-place with kids

photo by Clara Applegarth

Clara Applegarth

April 20, 2020

While cities across the globe continue to shelter in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and childcare workers are essentially working overtime and, if attending school or working from home, their duties have doubled (Life During Quarantine podcast). For over a year, I have been working as a childcare professional for a single m...

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Batman watches over the front door.

Story & Photos by Malakai Wade

April 16, 2020

I’ve been going on a lot of walks during isolation. Having limited at-home workout resources and space, taking a brisk 3-minute stroll around my neighborhood is a great way to get a little exercise. I often go out at dusk, right before the street lamps come on, mainly so I can see the sunset, but a...

At Home with The Kellys

By Paul C. Kelly

April 16, 2020

https://youtu.be/UbkPoAITOZM

Seeing rainbows through the storm

A lone runner jogs past a large rainbow near Haight St.

Story and photos by Andrea Williams

April 14, 2020

As the world attempts to cope with a global pandemic and many countries enforce social distancing, it is easy to feel hopeless and alone. But in the midst of it all, people are choosing to share messages of peace, love and hope- through the safety of their windows. Images of painted rainbows with...

Health concerns cause American Tulip Day event to scale down

Tulips are stacked and handed out by volunteers in order to adhere to San Francisco health regulations spurred by recent COVID-19 developments during the American Tulip Festival at Union Square on March 7, 2020 (Photo by William Wendelman)

Story by Malakai Wade & Photos by William Wendelman

April 9, 2020

Despite the rain and recent COVID-19 health scare, hundreds of people still clustered around Union Square to collect free tulips on Saturday, March 7. However, the event was different than in past years. After a press release issued Friday, March 6, by Mayor London Breed, which urged San Francisco resi...

Working in the midst of a health crisis

Image via Pexels

Story by Diani Ellis

April 8, 2020

“COVID-19 started off as this little thing we took as a joke,” Taylor Pennington, 22-year-old San Francisco Emergency Medical Technician worker said. “But now, I can’t stress it enough, how real it really is. Pennington, like many other essential workers around California are risking their ...

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