The San Francisco Bay Guardian has announced the winners of their annual Best of the Bay Awards, including Editors' Picks and the Readers' Poll for the best places to eat, drink, and shop, both in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this year's picks are dedicated to "the fantastic, far-out pleasures of the Bay."
What began 40 years ago in San Francisco is being celebrated worldwide this summer, with events across the country and in Canada, England, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the birth of the '60s counter-culture movement.
Summertime and the livin' is easy--and free, thanks to more than 300 al fresco performances and film screenings in parks around the city. Join the locals and head outdoors for live music under the San Francisco sun, and screenings under the stars.
For the first time in 13 years, the Whaler's Cove beach adjacent to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is again accessible to the public, thanks to years of effort by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST).
Staff at the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel were amongst dozens who gathered for a Step It Up action event on Montara State Beach on April 14. During this National Day of Climate Action, citizens concerned about the catastrophic effects of global warming rallied together at more than 1,000 events across the country, to urge Congress to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. The events were part of the Step It Up campaign, the largest day of citizen action focusing on global warming in our nation's history.