Adorable grazing goat herd helps prevent local wildfires + more good news from around the Bay Area
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Adorable grazing goat herd helps prevent local wildfires + more good news from around the Bay Area


Hop on BART for a chance to see a herd of 700 goats all employed by the transit system in the effort to prevent wildfires.

Plus, take a peek inside one of the Painted Ladies, get to know the Bay Area dancer with more than a million YouTube followers, and more local headlines that we promise will make you smile.

Bao House Opens in Berkeley — and Becomes Alameda County's First Legal Home Restaurant, SFist

Following a unanimous vote to give home kitchen operations the go-ahead, Alameda County's first official home kitchen has opened its doors with smoky jerk chicken, Cambodian curry, and blackberry-stuffed buns on offer. Read more.

Bay Area legend Sly Stone steals the show in new Hulu documentary 'Summer of Soul', SFGate

The new doc spotlights the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival—also known as "the Black Woodstock"—and features NorCal-raised DJ, producer, and funk musician Sly Stone's songs like "Sing a Simple Song" and "Everyday People." Read more.

Watch This Drone Footage That Goes Inside One of San Francisco's Painted Ladies, The Bold Italic

Thanks to some epic drone footage, you can now ogle both the outside and the inside of picturesque 712 Steiner Street. And yes, that is the Full House theme song playing in the background. Read more.

BART uses grazing goats to reduce fire danger on right-of-way property, BART

To decrease the chances of fires in hard-to-reach areas over the summer, BART has employed a herd of 700 goats to clear "mob graze" style. Read more.

A Graceful Place Where Bhangra and Bollywood Meet, TheNew York Times

Bay Area dancer Manpreet Toor has achieved internet fame thanks to her unique moves that blend Bollywood, bhangra, hip-hop, and Punjabi styles—she now has more than a million YouTube subscribers. Toor also teaches classes and even features her students as background dancers in her videos. Read more.

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