On November 10, the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district comes alive as 12 museums and cultural societies throw open their doors and cover up their cash registers for the first-ever Yerba Buena Arts and Culture Free 4 All.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian has announced the winners of their annual Best of the Bay Awards, including Editors' Picks and the Readers' Poll for the best places to eat, drink, and shop, both in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this year's picks are dedicated to "the fantastic, far-out pleasures of the Bay."
Low-cost, long-distance bus service Megabus has launched on the West Coast, with daily express service between San Francisco and Los Angeles (with one stop in either Oakland or San Jose). Megabus has also launched daily service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, San Diego, and Tempe, Arizona.
Virgin America, the newest U.S. start-up airline, has launched service from its home base at San Francisco International Airport, with three daily flights between San Francisco and New York Kennedy Airport, and five daily flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles International Airport.
What began 40 years ago in San Francisco is being celebrated worldwide this summer, with events across the country and in Canada, England, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the birth of the '60s counter-culture movement.