What’s Happening This Week: May 4, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Ditch that same old walk

By now, you might be getting bored with your local strolls. Here are some ingenious ways to create more interesting and educational walks — and even make a difference en route. 

Your jumbo guide to online fun for kids

You’ve bookmarked so many sites, you’ve lost count. But at this age, things get old fast. Find new stuff on this gargantuan list of everything from museums and learning to podcasts and activities. 

Stressed? Rise above it all

When life starts closing in, fly over the clouds to the serene world of Mt. Wilson. With two sets of cameras, the views range from blankets of fog (focus and breathe) to downtown and the sparkling Pacific.

How to throw a virtual birthday party

You could just stick some candles into a homemade cake and set it in front of your camera. Or you could plan a creative virtual celebration. Here’s a slew of ideas for everyone from tots and teens to grownups 20 to 100.


San Francisco Bay Area

Rosé all Day

Just because we’re social distancing, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate rosé season. Celebrate the start of the warm weather with one (or more) of these excellent examples of everyone’s favorite refreshing pink vino. Cheers!

Artists at home

Here’s a hint: They’re not binge-watching Netflix. Check out this inspiring peek behind the curtain into how some of the Bay Area’s creatives—painters, dancers, musicians—are occupying their time while sheltering in place.     

Artists in the time of Coronavirus

Here’s a hint: They’re not binge-watching Netflix. Check out this inspiring peek behind the curtain into how some of the Bay Area’s creatives—painters, dancers, musicians—are occupying their time while sheltering in place.     

In the middle of the Bay, but world’s apart

Panoramic views and cheap rent? This nearly impossible Bay Area combination is indeed possible for the 20-odd park rangers who live full-time on Angel Island, an historic little oasis of nature located just a 15-minute ferry ride from Tiburon. 

Boredom Breaker 

Scarfing down warm chowder out of a hollowed-out hunk of sourdough in fog-bound Fisherman’s Wharf is practically a rite of passage in San Francisco. Now that everyone has a little more time on their hands, Eater breaks down how to make your own sourdough bread bowl at home. What you fill it with is up to you.

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