San Francisco Giants' Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on field in a Major League Baseball game. (Courtesy of @sfgiants)

Giants' Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on field during an MLB game + more good news from around the Bay Area


Just a few months after becoming Major League Baseball's first full-time female coach, Alyssa Nakken made history again on Monday as the San Francisco Giants played the Oakland As.

Plus, you may have heard the controversy over stereotyped language on Trader Joe's (ahem, Trader Jose) packaging? Guess what? It was a Bay Area teen who got the store's attention. Read up on these and more local headlines to make your day a little brighter.

SF's quirkiest pin shop was in trouble. So people raised $15,000 to save it, SFGate

While it feels like the Bay Area loses another beloved mom-and-pop shop or restaurant each day, an Inner Sunset pin shop, open since since 1967, won't be one of them. Read more.

Giants manager Kapler kneels for anthem as team also make female coaching history, The Guardian

Before Monday's preseason game against the Oakland As, Gabe Kapler became the first MLB manager to kneel during the national anthem, alongside several players, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Then, at first-base during the game, Alyssa Nakken made MLB history as the first female on-field coach during a major league game. Read more.

Barber in the Bubble: The East Palo Alto Stylist Giving Coronavirus Cuts to NBA Stars, KQED

Just a few months after cutting an NBA player's hair, Bay Area–raised Sedric Salinas was invited into ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex to give haircuts to basketball players on the 22 NBA teams participating in the season restart in the bubble. Read more.

SF Zoo Welcomes Baby Penguins, FunCheap

Born a few weeks ago, the chicks are learning to swim and eat fish in Fish School before making the move to Penguin Island. Plus, two of the six babies were raised by two male/male couples—including third time foster parents, Eduardo and Rio. Read more.

SF to open sites to assist thousands of high-needs students during distance learning, SF Examiner

Mayor Breed announced that the city will turn over 40 public facilities, including rec centers and libraries, into "Community Learning Hubs" beginning September 14, with the intention of providing homeless and youth in low-income housing support and resources through meals, technology for distance learning, and all day programming. Read more.

Racism in Trader Joe's products? How a Bay Area teen fired up the nation, SF Chronicle

Seventeen-year-old Briones Bedell's petition calling for Trader Joe's to remove racist branding and packaging from its stores gained international attention and prompted a response from Trader Joe's—the store will dump stereotype-perpetuating language from its packaging. Read more.

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