Cofounded by the Bay Area's own Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter is up for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Courtesy of @amirthephotographer)

Black Lives Matter is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize + more good news around the Bay Area

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Launched right here in the Bay Area, the Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Plus, a restaurant may return to the iconic building once home to Cliff House, and more local stories to start your weekend winning streak.

Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, KQED

Come October, the social movement cofounded by the Bay Area's own Alicia Garza could receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Read more.


Life-Sized Ox Statues Arrive All Over Town to Celebrate Lunar New Year
, SFist

With the parade called off, some of the artists who usually create the floats have been busy at work painting 11 life-sized oxen. Go find them! Read more.

San Francisco's Cliff House likely returning as a restaurant after all, landlords say, SF Chronicle

Just months after the picturesque restaurant closed its doors, a National Park Service spokesperson confirmed that the iconic building will likely host a new eatery in the future. Plus, before a long-term lease is secured, expect some temporary uses. Read more.


The story behind 'Blue Check Homes': How an SF artist created a fake company that fooled thousands
, SFGate

After tweeting about a fictitious service called Blue Check Homes, which said it would allow public figures to emblazon their homes with Twitter-style "Verified Badge crests," Danielle Baskin was shocked to receive 495 applications. Read more.


East Bay's Free Mini Take-Home Art Gallery, Funcheap SF

Functioning much like the ever-growing number of Little Free Libraries, Concord's Art Cottage's green mini house is stocked with special pieces of art, free for the taking. Bonus points if you leave a creation too. Read more.

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