National Frozen Yogurt Day at Yogurtland

Yogurtland
National Frozen Yogurt Day is celebrated annually on February 6th.

Get a free yogurt and toppings in commemorative cup at Yogurtland Monday, February 6, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Find your Yogurtland location and check with them if they are participating. Yes, this should be easier.

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Free San Francisco Zoo Day for Roosters

zooIf you were born in the Year of the Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005) you will receive free Zoo admission on January 28-29 and February 4-5.

A Lunar New Year celebration at the San Francisco Zoo including traditional Chinese lion and folk dance performances. Also, a Zodiac Scavenger Hunt within the Zoo to learn interesting facts about the animals found on the Chinese calendar.

San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway
San Francisco, 94132
(415) 753-7080

Children ages 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking, weekdays — $10.00
Parking, weekends and holidays — $12.00

Non-Roosters —
Admission:
Adult (15-64) — $19.00
Seniors (65 and over) — $16.00
Children (4-14) — $13.00
Children (3 and under) — Free

SF Resident Admission (Proof of  SF residency required):
Adult (15-64) — $16.00
Seniors (65 and over) — $11.50
Children (4-14) — $9.50
Children (3 and under) — Free

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Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday

sealMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday is a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.
Interactive classroom presentations hosted by the Center’s education team. Learn interesting facts about marine mammals. Presentations are 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM (45 minutes each).

Marine Science Sundays 2017:
January 22: Animals of the Arctic
February 12 and 26: Marine Mammal Parents and Pups
March 12 and 26: The Big, The Small and The Weird
April 9 and 23: Magnificent Migrations
May 14 and 28: Back from the Brink: Saving Species
June 11 and 25: Marine Mammal Sounds
June 18 (3rd Sunday): Summer with the Sea Lions
July 9 and 23: Marine Mammal Superheroes
August 13 and 27: Under the Bridge: Marine Mammals of SF Bay
September 10 and 24: Top Predators: Orcas and Great White Sharks
September 17 (3rd Sunday): Sea Otter Spectacular
October 8 and 22: Creatures of the Deep
November 12 and 26: An Ocean Feast: Marine Mammal Feeding
December 10 and 24: Seal and Sea Lion Superstars of 2017

Directions to The Marine Mammal Center (PDF)

The Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, 94965
(415) 289-7330

Admission: Free (donations welcome — The Marine Mammal Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization)
2nd and 4th Sundays each month
Daily: 10:00am to 5:00pm

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City Star Party at Point Lobos/Lands End

telescopeSpace is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. — Douglas Adams

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) present its January San Francisco City Star Party this Saturday 14th from 6:00 pm.

SFAA members provide telescopes for you to view planets/stars.

Directions/Parking: At the intersection of Point Lobos Avenue and El Camino Del Mar, travel northbound on El Camino Del Mar, passing Seal Rock Drive on your right and you will see a “Not a Through Street” sign and another sign for Fort Miley. Continue until the road ends in a parking lot.

Admission: Free

Saturday, January 14, 2017
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Note: bad weather or overcast skies will cancel the event.

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Bay Area Discovery Museum Free

bay-area-discovery-museumWednesday, February 1, 2017 is free admission day at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month.
Important note: all children (ages 1-17) must always be accompanied by adults, and all adults accompanied by children.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an indoor and outdoor children’s museum.  “Our mission to ignite and advance creative thinking for children influences everything we do at the museum.”
Programs feature hands-on art, science and environmental exhibitions.

Exhibits include: Rainforest Adventure; Bay Hall features boats, the wharf, and an underwater tunnel, plus vintage train sets; Imagination Playground features soft and oversized foam blocks, noodles, and chutes with holes and shapes that fit together; other exhibits.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Road 
Sausalito, 94965
(415) 339-3900

Admission: Free (first Wednesday of every month)
All children (ages 1-17) must always be accompanied by adults, and all adults accompanied by children.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Fire, ‘hard landing’ for JetBlue plane in Sacramento

Sacramento’s KCRA is reporting that 15 people suffered minor injuries today when a JetBlue flight from Long Beach to Sacramento made a “hard landing.”

At least one of the plane’s tires blew and caught fire on landing, possibly due to brake trouble. Earlier reports which suggested there was a fire on board the plane appear to have been a misunderstanding.

The plane had 86 passengers and crew aboard. This KCRA page has twitter-like updates. And a complete story on CBS News.

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Cooling off in the Mission

The scene at 26th and Harrison, 5:00 pm today.

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3rd and King Borders store to close

SFist reports that “store closing” discount signs have appeared in the aisles of the Borders bookstore on Third and King Streets, depriving Giants fans of a rendezvous spot and after-game shopping experience. The store, whose cafe was usually lively, has been open pretty much ever since the ballpark opened ten years ago, is another victim of the changing book retail industry. A bowling alley may go in its place, SFist reports. LiveSOMA has more details, and the closing date, Oct. 16.


Phone threat empties plane at SFO; ‘no credible threat’ found

3:59 p.m.: According to ABC News, an FBI spokesman has labelled the threat “non-credible,” meaning that everybody can go back through security and try again. Safe travels, everyone!


A phone call to the Alameda County sheriff’s office alleging either a bomb or a terror suspect was on board American Airlines Flight 24 from San Francisco International Airport to New York’s JFK forced officials to prevent the flight’s takeoff this morning. The plane, scheduled for takeoff at 7:30 a.m., was diverted to a taxiway, emptied of passengers, and searched while passengers were interviewed.

Here’s a Twitter feed from one of the passengers, Campbell McKellar, indicating that passengers sat on the plane for about four hours before it began to be un-boarded. Passenger Jay Sears also narrated the events on Twitter.

According to the KPIX website, arrivals and departures at SFO continued unaffected. According to the same source, 163 passengers and 11 crew members were on the plane.

News reports courtesy KTVU, KPIX, KGO, and NowPublic, KCBS.

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Whose rocket sculpture is more awesome?

Seattle (left) and San Francisco (right) dedicated new rocket sculptures in public parks this summer. Which do you prefer?

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Fox Elipsus at BrainWash


Fox Elipsus wanders this country by car so that we can hear his message. He can be found at the cafe, coffee shop, bookstore, and even the laundromat.

Yes, Elipsus will sing his song at BrainWash in San Francisco.

BrainWash
1122 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Saturday, August 14, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Free

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Horror of Our Love: A Short Film

Soon after Dave Rada and I became friends on facebook I learned that he had a passion for film and I asked him to tell me about his latest project:

Horror of Our Love: A Short Film
I (Dave) produced/directed/wrote and was the monster in the short film. The short film is inspired by the song Horror of Our Love by the band LUDO, they are a great bunch of guys and it’s such an amazing song. Filled with romance, horror, and comedy. I think the song goes hand in hand with the film. It’s also cool to help such a great band reach their audience in a really fun way, and we also really appreciate all their support for the film as well…

We filmed it in January, in San Jose using an all San Jose Crew…Loved filming there because the S.J. locales fit the romantic feeling of the song so well, rather than gritty L.A.!! We got to shoot at John D. Morgan Park at night, something I have always wanted to do, and we only freaked out a few of the neighbors, ha! It’s a good thing we let San Jose PD and Campbell PD know we were filming and had friend and local Detective Todd Trayer on set!! He said there were a few nervous phone calls, but nothing too bad..Whew! .

Phil Grasso was my excellent Director of Photography, Kate Melia played “Girl” and I have known her since high school. She was phenomenal to truly understand the film’s balance of romance, horror, and comedy. It was great to work with my crew, they seemed a bit hungrier and fought along side me hard, NOT against me to make the best film we could.

Since completing the short we have been accepted to film festivals all over the country.
Most Recently the Dances With Films Festival going on in L.A, in June. This is a really great film festival and we are honored to attend….

Dave Rada - Audience Choice Award

Note: ‘Horror of Our Love’ – Won the Dances With Films Audience Choice Award in L.A. !!!

If you would like to see this award wining film it is part of:

A Nightmare To Remember International Horror Film Festival
June 26th
$10
7 – 10 PM
Opera Plaza Cinema Theater
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 267-4893

LUDO:  the Horror of Our Love song on YouTube

LUDO: the site

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Solar Day: 5 Billion Years of Solar

* Dosa Restaurant ~ Invites the public to enjoy complementary tea and cookies while learning how to heat water using the sun.

Saturday, June 19
10 AM – 4 PM
1700 Fillmore St.
San Francisco

Dosa on facebook

* SF Environment Green Energy Fair on the 28th

Free educational workshops: Learn about – Solar, wind, and energy saving improvements.

Activities for kids – Music – Fun

Saturday, June 28
10 AM – 3 PM
Golden Gate Park – Bandshell (Music Concourse Drive)

Solar Water Heating Tours
Bus tours depart 10:30 and 11:30 from Bandshell.
First come, First-served.
Please check in at the SF Environment table to reserve a bus seat or get a map of tour sites.


Grease Sing-A-Long


The AMC Loews Metreon 16 was selected to run Grease (the) Sing-A-Long on Thursday, July 8th.

Tickets available on Fandango.

Grease Sing-A-Long on facebook
Grease Sing-A-Long on twitter

Danny (John Travolta) [singing] I got chills / They’re multiplyin’ / And I’m losing control / Cause the power you’re supplying / It’s electrifyin’.

Nice to see John so young and electrifyin’!

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AMC Summer Movie Camp 2010

AMC theaters will help to entertain the kids this summer with some great family films. Each Tuesday morning admission is only $1.00 at most Bay Area AMC theaters!

Doors open at 9:30 AM and shows begin at 10:00 AM. Advance tickets for each week’s movie will be on sale about one week prior to the scheduled show date. All admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities, “Variety – The Children’s Charity” and the “Will Rogers Institute.”

The movies …

June 15 – Shrek The Third (PG)

June 22 – Imagine That (PG)

June 29 – Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

July 6 – Madagascar (PG)

July 13 – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

July 20 – Hotel for Dogs (PG)

July 27 – Kung Fu Panda (PG)

August 3 – The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

August 10 – surprise mystery title

San Francisco Theaters:

* Metreon 16
101 Fourth Street, San Francisco 94103
415-369-6201

* Van Ness 14
1000 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94109
415-674-4630

AMC Summer Movie Camp 2010
Tuesdays, June 15 through August 10
10:00 AM (doors open 9:30 AM)
Tickets $1.00

Also: Theaters in the South Bay

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