What’s Happening This Week: June 1, 2020

LA Greater Area

San Francisco Bay Area

Pass the parmesan 

One of the silver linings of the Covid-19 crisis has been seeing neighborhoods stepping up to support their struggling small businesses. A great example is in San Francisco’s tight-knit North Beach district—renowned for its high concentration of Italian eateries—where volunteers have been providing free delivery for local restaurants.     

Get up, get out

Is that daily walk around the block getting just a little bit old? Luckily, the Bay Area’s famously lovely and accessible outdoor area is beginning to come back online. Here’s the current list of parks and trails that are open to the public, including San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve in Marin, and loads of hiking trails in Wine Country. 

https://www.7×7.com/bay-area-hiking-trails-open-during-shelter-in-place-2646065545.html

Local summer reads 

A historical novel set against the backdrop of Hawaii’s sugar plantations; a study on a beloved San Francisco sculptor; a cookbook by a renowned Mission District restaurateur: Those are among the intriguing topics in a list of seven books with Bay Area ties to read this summer. 

https://www.7×7.com/bay-area-books-to-read-this-summer-2646097183/the-color-of-air-by-gail-tsukiyama

Art therapy

You go, Castro! This S.F. community helped brighten up the neighborhood by enlisting artists to paint colorful murals on the fronts of local businesses that remain boarded up. Many have personal themes, many have themes related to the LGBTQ+ community—all of them are a welcome addition to a neighborhood slowly reopening from the Covid-19 shutdown.  https://hoodline.com/2020/05/castro-community-comes-together-to-paint-more-than-20-boarded-up-storefronts

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