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  • Growing potatoes in London

    Growing potatoes in London

    In the heart of London, my friend’s home has become an unexpected potato farm. Their backyard has some potato plants. This urban farming adventure challenges conventional gardening, proving even in a bustling city, one can harvest homegrown, earthy goodness.

  • 10 Freeway fire found to be intentional

    10 Freeway fire found to be intentional

    A recent blaze under the 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, now believed to be an act of arson, has caused significant disruption and raised urgent safety concerns. California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass held a press conference to address the situation, emphasizing the severity of the incident and its implications…

  • Waymo’s Self-Driving Car in San Francisco

    Waymo’s Self-Driving Car in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s vibrant streets just got more futuristic with Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar I-PACE. We booked the vehicle through Waymo’s app. Boarding is pretty straightforward, the car didn’t stop at where we indicated and we had to go to the adjacent block to board. There’s an interactive screen offers options including music selection. You can set…

  • Biden and Xi to Meet in San Francisco

    President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet next month in San Francisco during the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. This is a significant development in international relations, marking the first meeting between the leaders in the United States since Biden took office. The APEC forum is a cornerstone for…

  • Volunteers Mobilize for Recall Against Alameda DA Pamela Price

    The recall campaign against Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is gaining traction as volunteers and activists hit the streets of East Oakland on Sunday. Many of these volunteers have lost family members to gun violence and are deeply dissatisfied with Price’s criminal justice policies, which they claim prioritize criminals over victims. James Burch, deputy…

  • California Governor Rejects Free Condoms in High Schools Due to Budget Constraints

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 541, which aimed to provide free condoms to public high school students across the state. Despite acknowledging the importance of improving adolescent sexual health, Newsom cited the bill as too costly, particularly given California’s current budget deficit of over $30 billion. The program was estimated to cost in…

  • California Governor Veto Stalls Legalization of Certain Psychedelics

    California Governor Gavin Newsom recently vetoed a bill aiming to legalize certain psychedelic substances in the state. The legislation, which had garnered significant support, was introduced by Senator Scott Weiner and was seen as a progressive step in treating mental health conditions. Senator Weiner, in his public statement, expressed that the veto is a “setback…

  • A Visit to York Street Cafe at Embarcadero

    A Visit to York Street Cafe at Embarcadero

    With a mission to revitalize downtown San Francisco, Vacant to Vibrant focuses on repurposing unused or abandoned spaces into dynamic venues. Through community participation, these spaces metamorphose into vibrant locales that not only serve the local residents but also attract visitors from far and wide. While the BART ride over was surprisingly empty, the cafe…

  • Unforgettable Pandan Waffles at The Hainan Story

    Unforgettable Pandan Waffles at The Hainan Story

    If you’re looking for a unique culinary experience that fuses tradition with a touch of modernity, look no further than The Hainan Story’s Pandan Waffles. Yes, you read that right—pandan waffles! This delightful treat perfectly embodies the spirit of The Hainan Story, where the essence of Hainanese cuisine is celebrated and reimagined. These waffles are…

  • San Francisco’s Fleet week 2023

    San Francisco’s Fleet week 2023

    Thankfully the government shutdown is avoided. One of the most remarkable aspects of San Francisco Fleet Week is its Parade of Ships, hailed as the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Accompanied by the San Francisco Fire Department’s lead escort, a fireboat brilliantly shot jets of water into the air, offering an awe-inspiring…

  • Back from Hiatus

    Hey folks, long time no blog! I know it’s been a while since my last post, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on what I’ve been up to during my one-year hiatus. Firstly, my day job has been keeping me incredibly busy. I love the challenges and the rush, but it…

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein Returns Home to San Francisco

    Got a moment to pause and reflect. The skies over San Francisco cleared up as if to pay respects, welcoming the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein back to her hometown on Saturday evening. The Senator passed away at age 90 in her D.C. home but chose to return to her roots rather than lie in state…

  • Beware of Rising SMS Scams: My Recent Encounters with Fake USPS Messages

    I’ve noticed a worrisome trend recently—I’ve been flooded with SMS scams, many of which claim to be from the USPS. In an age where digital communication is so prevalent, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and not fall for these devious tactics. Speaking of Informed Delivery, I actually still don’t have that. I’m not sure how…

  • It’s raining heavily

    Almost everyday! Stay safe everyone.

  • Central Subway opens in November

    Well at least a soft opening is coming. I wished the Union Square Station is connected to the Powell Station without having to get out of the fare gate. SFMTA announces November 19 soft opening for long-awaited Central Subway Muni’s subway service extension between Chinatown and Mission Bay in San Francisco finally has an opening…

  • Rain season is here

    It’s been raining the whole day in San Francisco Bay Area. This is pretty unusual amount of rain! Remember the turn on the headlights when it’s raining. It’s not an option, it’s required by law to turn on your headlights when the visibility is low.

  • Free weekend BART tickets!

    Free weekend BART tickets!

    This is pretty cool. Free rides if you sign up at the BART website. You can visit somewhere far out for free and enjoy for a weekend.

  • A Visit to Manzanar, the WW2 Japanese Internment Site

    A Visit to Manzanar, the WW2 Japanese Internment Site

    If you find yourself in Inyo County, California, a visit to Manzanar is a must for its sobering but invaluable lessons on civil liberties and wartime prejudices. The Soul Consoling Tower within the site stands as a poignant reminder of the resilience and dignity of those unjustly interned during WWII.

  • We need some signs

    We need some signs

    Took this in Redwood City. Look at the number of signs!

  • Fencing operations in San Francisco

    In a surprising twist, local law enforcement has cracked down on another fencing operation aiding car thefts in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. I’ve been to this Quickly boba shop before. The place seemed run-down and accepted only cash, but who would’ve thought it was a front for criminal activities? S.F. boba shop was a front…

  • San Francisco temporarily closed its only In-N-Out

    The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed In-N-Out on Oct. 14 because employees were not properly checking for customers’ vaccination documentation, the burger chain said in a statement. In-N-Out said it properly posted signs of local vaccination requirements but refuses to strictly enforce them. “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,”…