Colin Kaepernick and Ben & Jerry's create a vegan ice cream for charity + more good news around the Bay Area
All proceeds from Kap's new non-dairy Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor will benefit his foundation, Know Your Rights Camp. (Courtesy of Vegan Food & Living)

Colin Kaepernick and Ben & Jerry's create a vegan ice cream for charity + more good news around the Bay Area


Change the Whirled—the caramel-y, fudge-y, graham cracker-y new goodness from Ben Jerry's and vegan activist/footballer Colin Kaepernick—aims to inspire a new generation of racial justice leaders with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Know Your Rights Camp.

Plus, a Bay Area teen's portrait of LeBron James graced the cover of Time, San Francisco healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccine, and more local stories to help keep your spirits high as we roll into the holiday.

14-year-old Bay Area painter Tyler Gordon just made the cover of Time Magazine. Literally., SFGate

After his portrait of Kamala Harris went viral, the San Jose teen's career has taken off with commissions from Janelle Monae, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, and the Beverly Center painting installation. Catch his portrait of LeBron James on the cover of Time magazine. Read more.

Ben & Jerry's teams up with Colin Kaepernick on new ice cream flavor to 'Change the Whirled,' Fast Company

The caramel- and fudge-filled vegan treat, launching in the new year, will benefit the former 49ers player's Know Your Rights Camp foundation. Read more.

First COVID-19 Vaccinations in Bay Area Administered at SF Hospital, NBC Bay Area

On Tuesday, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital administered Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to five healthcare workers—and SF has already received more than 12,500 doses that are set to be administered in the coming weeks. Read more.

East Bay Parks Says It Won't Shoot & Kill Cats Anymore, Funcheap

Instead of hunting stray cats in an effort to protect endangered birds, East Bay Regional Parks will work with rescue groups to find them new homes. Looking for a quarantine friend? A few are already up for adoption at Marin Humane. Read more.

Steph and Ayesha Curry Reward Oakland Mom for Her Volunteering Work, SFist

Kai, a volunteer with Help a Mother Out and herself an Oakland mother, is the latest "Gift of Joy" recipient. In a surprise video call with Ayesha Curry, she learned she would receive $10,000 for childcare, plus a signed Warriors jersey, signed cookbook, and a gift card to International Smoke. Read more.

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