In Oakland and Emeryville, Monster Pho received a $25,000 surprise check from Steph and Ayesha Curry as a thank-you for having supplied meals to those in need throughout the pandemic.
Plus, Bruce Lee's Warrior offers a glimpse into the history of San Francisco's Chinatown, UCSF will build affordable housing and supply thousands of new jobs, and more optimistic local stories featuring absolutely zero pics of insurgents with horns.
'Warrior,' Bruce Lee's long-lost ode to the untold history of SF's Chinatown, hits HBO Max, SFGate
Set in 1870s Chinatown, the new series highlightsSF's Tong Wars and Chinese immigrant experience by telling the story of a martial artist who comes to the city to search for his sister. Read more.
A homeless man found a wallet. After he returned it, a 12-year-old raised hundreds of dollars for him., The Washington Post
After Sean Currey found the wallet of Mikayla Gounard's grandmother in a San Rafael dumpster, the tween secured donations as a supportive thank-you gift. Read more.
This East Bay Restaurant Is Giving Away Free Pho, No Questions Asked, Eater SF
Monster Pho owner Tee Tran decided to use the entirety of a $25,000 gift from Ayesha and Steph Curry to serve more 1,200 bowls of free pho. Read more.
Remembering San Francisco's Giant Coca-Cola Sign With the Short Film 'Enjoy,' KQED
If you're feeling nostalgic for SoMa's beloved Coke billboard that was removed this past fall, watch Enjoy, a quirky, straight-outta-the '90s, short film featuring the sign. Read more.
UCSF agrees to build more than 1,200 new homes as part of giant Parnassus project, San Francisco Chronicle
Construction plans for the new hospital will add 4,680 UCSF jobs, improve transit, and create 1,263 brand new residences. By 2050, 40 percent of the units will be reserved for affordable housing. Read more.