Unfortunately, the mysterious monolith—or "gingerlith"—crumbled in just a day.
Plus, Leo Carson will build another bust of Breonna Taylor; a San Francisco Symphony horn player is researching COVID-19; and more good news to start the new year.
Sculptor Vows To Rebuild After Vandalized Breonna Taylor Bust In Oakland Goes Missing, CBS SF
In less than 24 hours, the community raised $21,000 to secure the bronze needed for sculptor Leo Carson to recreate his bust of Breonna Taylor, which was ruined just two weeks after it was installed near Oakland's City Hall. Read more.
Gingerlith: A 7-foot-tall gingerbread monolith rises – and falls – in San Francisco, USA Today
Although it fell in just one day, the iced cookie monolith was a Christmas miracle at SF's Corona Heights Park. Read more.
With musical life on hiatus, a horn virtuoso tackles the COVID pandemic, Datebook
Thanks to a Ph.D. in virology and a medical degree, San Francisco Symphony associate principal French horn player Mark Almond is also researching COVID-19 at UCSF's Rosenberg Lab. Read more.
Sea Otters Could Get New Home in San Francisco Bay, Scientific American
While their population has been increasing, a rise in shark attacks is threatening the adorable sea creatures' usual habitat. Potential new sea otter spot? Protected north bay marshes. Read more.
DJ Earworm Debuts 50-Year Medley of Pop Songs From Every Year Since 1970, SFist
The new "Time of Our Lives" mashup promises musical time travel with Madonna, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. Read more.
San Francisco leaders push for financial help to keep nightclubs open, KRON4
Supervisor Matt Haney's proposed recovery fund would help local live music and entertainment venues awaiting funds from the Save Our Stages Act. Read more.