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State Sen. Scott Wiener's "best day ever" in San Francisco

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State Sen. Scott Wiener. Photo courtesy of Scott Wiener's office

Scott Wiener has represented San Francisco in the state Senate since 2016, and previously served as city supervisor for District 8. He's lived in the Castro area since 1997.

What's happening: We recently noticed his TikTok bio, which says he's "here to make politics & government fun again πŸŽ‰."

Meet SFO's Wag Brigade, the "unicorns of therapy animals"

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LiLou the pig. Image courtesy of Wag Brigade

The Wag Brigade at the San Francisco International Airport has one job. Well, maybe two: Look cute and make airport travel suck less.

State of play: The Wag Brigade program, launched in 2013, partners with the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to train and certify animals to offer emotional support and stress relief for travelers.

Outer Richmond's sober cafe returns after brief break

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Joshua James, owner of Ocean Beach Cafe. Photo: Megan Rose Dickey/Axios

After a quick closure in June, sober social lounge Ocean Beach Cafe is back serving exclusively non-alcoholic drinks in the outer Richmond.

Why it matters: Sobriety is trendy, with some people attributing their alcohol-free lifestyles to less time spent out and about, and others to focusing on their health.

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Aug 2, 2022 - News

San Francisco's gum trees are in full bloom

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Red flowering gum trees on Page Street. Photo: Nick Bastone/Axios

Red flowering gum trees are in bloom across the city.

Why it matters: Despite their beauty, Rachel Gordon, a Public Works' spokesperson, told us the city isn't planting the trees as much anymore, in part, because they need "a very large basin and wide sidewalk" to accommodate their size.

3 scrumptious spots to get toast in San Francisco

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Photo: Julia Stotz, courtesy of The Mill

There are plenty of places to snag a slice of toast in San Francisco, but which stands out for its delectable bites?

  • Here are three top spots to get your fix:

5 Airbnbs perfectly positioned for exploring San Francisco

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Luxury studio in Pacific Heights. Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Maybe you're looking to avoid pricey hotels or live like a local, if only for a few days.

Here are five Airbnbs located in hip San Francisco neighborhoods.

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