What’s Happening This Week: May 11, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Ordering masks? Shop local

Life in a global fashion center has its advantages. The latest: All the LA-based brands that have pivoted to face masks. Here, just a few local companies now offering cool but serious facewear.

Ice cream comes to you

Not since the musical ice cream truck have so many cold, sweet creations shown up at your door. From spun to soft serve, Persian cucumber to classic helados, LA’s frostiest treats are on the way.

The #1 podcast for kids/families

Each week, the Story Pirates crew of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians turns stories by real kids into wildly funny podcasts for listeners 3 to 103. It’s not only fantastic – it’s free.

Ride the rails around the world

Chug through the Alps and the mighty Royal Gorge. Ride the Harry Potter train through Scotland and take a grand tour of Holland. Ready to explore virtual train trips you can take from your living room? All aboard!


San Francisco Bay Area

Taco therapy

One of Californians’ inalienable birthrights is access to delicious tacos. So, it’s one silver lining during the pandemic shutdown that many taquerias and food trucks are still slinging their corn tortillas topped by mouth-watering chicken, beef, carnitas, al pastor, and the like. Here are 20 of the best examples still open across the East Bay. 

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Citizen scientists unite

Ah, nature. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and Sonoma County’s numerous beautiful parks and outdoor spaces while participating in the fifth-annual City Nature Challenge. Taking place in 250 cities across the world, the four-day program, organized by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, promotes participants to document plant and animal biodiversity in our urban areas.

Eat your organic broccoli  

Has there ever been a time quite as conducive to the concept of Community Supported Agriculture than the present? Here’s the scoop on eight top CSA subscriptions in which you can have some of the farm-freshest produce delivered directly to your door.   

Happy 150th Golden Gate Park!

Like many quarantine birthdays, the 150th anniversary of San Francisco’s beloved Golden Gate Park on April 4 was left mostly uncelebrated. In lieu of fireworks and speeches, here are 150 things about the city’s green jewel that you probably didn’t know: For example, it’s actually more than 150 acres larger than New York City’s Golden Gate Park?

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