Here are some headlines you might have missed this week.
London's Design Museum Opens California Exhibit, NY Times California Today
Is "Designed in California" the new "Made in Italy?" To the rest of the world, it might be. London's Design Museum just opened an exhibit that explores how things designed in California influence the rest of the world, from 1960s hippie culture to the modern Silicon Valley. Features more than 200 objects including skateboards, a vintage Apple 1 computer, and the rainbow Pride flag, the exhibit runs through October. Read more.
SF blacksmith shop to become Weedsmith pot dispensary, SF Chronicle
The old Edwin Klockar's blacksmith shop may be puttering to a close after over 100 years to make room for a new cannabis dispensary. The old machines and wide-plank redwood floors will stay, says blacksmith Tony Rosellini's grandson, but if his proposal is accepted, the rest of blacksmith shop will be forged into a high-end weed boutique. Read more.
(Courtesy of Belcampo)
Jack London Square lands new tenants to join Oakland's brightening restaurant scene, SF Business Times
Belcampo Meat Co. will soon make its debut in the East Bay—its new location in Jack London Square will mark its fifth in the Bay Area. Oh, and it'll be joined on the Oakland Waterfront by a 5,000-foot outpost of Tartine Manufactory. Read more.
Bay Area Home Values Hit Another High But Gains Slow, SocketSite
Single-family home values in the San Francisco Bay Area hit an all-time high in February, and then ticked up another percentage point in March. Yet, the overall index is running the smallest year-over-year gain since July of 2012. Read more.
California Senate backs long-shot single-payer care bill, AP News
The California Senate voted Thursday to advance a longshot single-payer health care plan that would replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone in the state. The move came even as proponents acknowledged they don't know how to pay its huge $400 billion price tag. Read more.