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Recent District News
Pawtastic News! The UN Plaza Dog Run is Now Open

The UN Plaza Dog Run, a perfect place for Fido and his canine friends to stretch their legs off-leash, is now open 7am-7pm every day! It sits adjacent to famed Arsicault Bakery, and is managed and operated by the Civic Center CBD, with personnel on-site each day.

Please keep an eye on our social media accounts for upcoming events and contests hosted at the Dog Run.
Grab Your Bags: Whole Foods is Now Open

The largest Whole Foods in San Francisco is now open! Walk, bike, rideshare or take public transit -- it's conveniently located at the Civic Center BART & Muni Station (8th and Market).

If you drive, park in the attached garage (enter on 8th Street) with direct access to the store.
Cocktails and Music: Uccello Lounge Opens
Uccello Lounge at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's new Bowes Center is now open for dinner Thursday-Sunday, 5-11pm, the menu features various bites, wines and cocktails; music by Conservatory musicians begins nightly at 8pm.
Streetscape News
Van Ness BRT Completed
It was no joke, on April 1, the Van Ness BRT officially opened to the general public. In addition to the new BRT lane -- projected to cut down bus commute times by a third -- the project updates include:
  • Replacing more than 22,000 feet of 1800s-era underground water mains
  • Building an earthquake-resistant sewer system
  • Overhauling the emergency firefighting water supply system
  • Repairing Muni’s overhead contact system, which powers zero-emission buses
  • Installing an electrical duct bank to power traffic signals and Muni overhead wires
  • Updating streetlights and sidewalk lighting
Events & Programs
Bay to Breakers is Back
Bay to Breakers is back Sunday, May 15 and wilder than ever! Dance, sing, walk, jog or run your way through Civic Center and across the city in this race like no other. Dress up in costume, soak up the atmosphere and take in SF’s iconic sights. It’s time to go Back to Breakers.
Pride Returns to Civic Center this June
The 52nd annual Pride Parade and Celebration returns to a fully in-person event this June. The June 25-26 weekend celebration caps a month of Pride festivities, with the Sunday parade talking place June 26, 10:30am, and the celebration in Civic Center Plaza running through 4pm.

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Clean & Safe Services - Q 1
City Updates and More
District 6 Supervisor Seat
Matt Haney won the special state Assembly election, which means he will vacate his District 6 Supervisor seat. Mayor London Breed will soon appoint the interim District 6 Supervisor to the Board of Supervisors.
Citywide Redistricting Complete
See the new map here.
JAM Permit Extended until March 2023
"The JAM or “Just Add Music” permit program has been extended through March 31, 2023. This extension aligns with the extension of the Shared Spaces pandemic program that was recently approved by the Board of Supervisors. See the new Shared Spaces compliance timeline."
Entertainment Commissions' New Desk at Permit Center
Employees staffing the desk at the Permit Center can help answer questions such as what you need to host entertainment at your business or event, and provide information on Entertainment Commission rules and permits. Current hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm; subject to change.
Text BART Police
Have a question for BART police? Or maybe notice something that needs their attention? You can now text them at (510) 200-0992 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In your text please note the train car number or station name. Texts are for non-emergencies only! Their BART Watch App remains active for reporting issues as well.
Pop Culture Fun Fact
Are you watching HBO's The Gilded Age? If so, there's there's a statue you'll want to take note of on McAllister Street next to City Hall. Civic Center historian and Board Member Jim Haas called our attention to the statue of Hall McAllister. Hall is the brother of Ward McAllister [played by Nathan Lane], confidant of Mrs. William Astor, the "queen bee of New York Society."
District Beauty
Civic Center as seen from Market Street's Trinity Place