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Bay Area day trips: Summertime in Marin CountyJul 16, 2021
San Francisco

Bay Area day trips: Summertime in Marin County

From wild beaches and ancient redwoods to bay swimming and local history, Hoodline's Bay Area Day Trips series shares not-to-be-missed Marin County adventures.  Read More

Bay Area day trips: Summertime on the San Francisco BayJun 25, 2021
San Francisco

Bay Area day trips: Summertime on the San Francisco Bay

Hoodline's Bay Area Day Trips explores the San Francisco Bay, from whale watching and bay cruises to island adventures and seaplane tours. Read More

Board approves Lowell High School one-year lottery admission and considers permanent changeOct 21, 2020
San Francisco Parkside

Board approves Lowell High School one-year lottery admission and considers permanent change

The long-haul fight over Lowell High School admission standards is far from over, but a decision has been firmly made to move to the lottery system for the 2021-21 school year.  Read More

This West Portal house wins SF Halloween 2020 with brilliant mask displayOct 20, 2020
San Francisco West Portal

This West Portal house wins SF Halloween 2020 with brilliant mask display

If you want to see San Francisco’s cleverest Halloween decoration display of 2020, a West Portal house really has you covered. Read More

Playgrounds reopen across the city, including two newly revamped Tenderloin parksOct 15, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Playgrounds reopen across the city, including two newly revamped Tenderloin parks

The city's 180+ playgrounds reopened yesterday, including two recently-remodeled parks in the Tenderloin. Read More

SF Public Library's 'Dial-A-Story' gets post-pandemic video revivalJun 16, 2020
San Francisco

SF Public Library's 'Dial-A-Story' gets post-pandemic video revival

Broadcast six days a week on YouTube, the new "Sweet Stories" series features children's books read by youth librarians and celebrity guests. Read More

San Francisco public schools announce free meals for children, emergency childcare, during shutdownMar 13, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco public schools announce free meals for children, emergency childcare, during shutdown

The free meal program will continue for the many San Francisco students who don't have access to another square meal. The city will also provide emergency childcare for some families. Read More

Here are Berkeley's top 5 kids activity spotsJan 29, 2020
San Francisco

Here are Berkeley's top 5 kids activity spots

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top kids activity spots around Berkeley. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Berkeley's top 3 summer campsJan 27, 2020
San Francisco

Berkeley's top 3 summer camps

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top summer camps in Berkeley. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Peek-a-Boo Factory brings an indoor playground to the Inner RichmondJan 16, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond

Peek-a-Boo Factory brings an indoor playground to the Inner Richmond

Just in time for the onslaught of winter rain, a new indoor playcenter has opened for business. Read More

Sole Stop kicks off the holiday season with Saturday shoe drive at the Children's MuseumNov 27, 2019
San Francisco

Sole Stop kicks off the holiday season with Saturday shoe drive at the Children's Museum

A local non-profit striving to match San Francisco’s unhoused neighbors with a good pair of shoes is seeking community donations at a family-friendly holiday event this weekend. Read More

Scenes from the 37th Leap Sandcastle ClassicOct 28, 2019
San Francisco Ocean Beach

Scenes from the 37th Leap Sandcastle Classic

The 37th Annual Leap Sandcastle Classic was all about sand, fun and games. Read More

New rankings show SF's top-rated and most-improved public middle schoolsAug 29, 2019
San Francisco

New rankings show SF's top-rated and most-improved public middle schools

Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in SF. Read More

Kids' indoor playcenter 'Planet Playhouse' makes Stonestown debutAug 27, 2019
San Francisco Inner Sunset Outer Sunset Parkside

Kids' indoor playcenter 'Planet Playhouse' makes Stonestown debut

The newcomer offers kids a variety of play environments, including a bounce house, a 45-foot inflatable obstacle course and a balloon room. Read More

Back to class: San Francisco's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schoolsAug 22, 2019
San Francisco

Back to class: San Francisco's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools

Find out which schools made the grade in reading, math and other key areas. Read More

New school rankings show San Francisco's top-rated and most improved public high schoolsAug 13, 2019
San Francisco

New school rankings show San Francisco's top-rated and most improved public high schools

Find out which SF high schools made the grade in reading, math and other key areas. Read More

Dive in: The top 5 spots for swim lessons in San FranciscoJul 30, 2019
San Francisco

Dive in: The top 5 spots for swim lessons in San Francisco

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top swimming lesson spots and swim schools around San Francisco. Read More

Now a legacy business, Mission-based Natural Resources provides support for parents & parents-to-beJun 06, 2019
San Francisco Mission

Now a legacy business, Mission-based Natural Resources provides support for parents & parents-to-be

While "there are more and more apps or Facebook groups for new parents," the Mission nonprofit is one of the few places where they can connect in person. Read More

The best family and learning events in San Francisco this weekApr 02, 2019
San Francisco Bayview Civic Center Hayes Valley Mission Terrace

The best family and learning events in San Francisco this week

Looking for fun, entertaining family and learning events to check out in San Francisco this week? Here are top picks with dates, times, locations and ticket links. Read More

San Francisco's tiniest yacht club celebrates 120 years this weekendSep 14, 2018
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Outer Richmond

San Francisco's tiniest yacht club celebrates 120 years this weekend

The San Francisco Model Yacht Club is celebrating 12 decades of miniature sailing this weekend with a public festival. Read More

New Richmond district private school accepting applicationsMay 31, 2018
Scenes From 11th Annual DogFestApr 09, 2018
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Lower Haight

Scenes From 11th Annual DogFest

Organizers raised $95,000 for a local elementary school at the Duboce Park festival. Read More

Rec & Park Secures Funding To Rebuild Koret PlaygroundJan 19, 2018
San Francisco Cole Valley Golden Gate Park Inner Sunset Upper Haight

Rec & Park Secures Funding To Rebuild Koret Playground

The ruined playground is estimated to be demolished shortly, and rebuilt by the end of March. Read More