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Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel staff join Climate Action campaign

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.

SF International Film Festival celebrates 50 years

Get ready for one of the biggest anniversary celebrations of the year! The 50th San Francisco International Film Festival unspools April 26 - May 10, featuring more than 220 films and live events at venues throughout the city. With audiences totaling more than 80,000, and more than 100 participating filmmakers, this extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery is the longest-running film festival in the Western Hemisphere.

Celebrate spring at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Now celebrating its 40th year, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. This dazzling display draws more than 150,000 people to San Francisco's Japantown every year, to experience the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese-American community.