In just a few weeks, we'll be able to celebrate the culmination of Golden Gate Park's 150th year by frolicking in a forest of glowing trees installed in Peacock Meadow.
Plus, GGP's new ferris wheel was the site of the most poetic marriage proposal ever, Bay Area equestrians are getting out the vote, and more positive local news to take your mind off San Francisco's stalled reopening.
Whimsical Apocalyptic Roller Skater Rolls Through SF, Funcheap
Watch roller skater Toya Willock roll around downtown San Francisco's empty streets, cleared as a result of the pandemic and poor air quality from the wildfires, in Bay Area–based filmmaker Kyle Hanson McKee's mini-film, "The New 'Normal." Read more.
'One happy story': S.F. poet spins magic with his Golden Gate Park Ferris wheel marriage proposal, SF Chronicle
You're pretty much guaranteed to shed a happy tear when you read about the Bay Area poet who popped the question to his girlfriend—who, as a teenage girl, dreamed of being kissed by a boy on a ferris wheel—atop GGP's new Skystar. Read more.
Light Installation to Close Out Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary, NBC Bay Area
Beginning December 1st, Peacock Meadow will transform into an enchanted forest filled with LED-illuminated sculpted trees by SF artist Charles Gadeken. Read more.
Oakland "Ride Out to Vote" Film Inspires Americans to Vote in November 2020 Election, Oakland News Now
Just a few months after Brianna Noble's now-iconic horseback protest in Oakland, the activist—along with filmmakers Yoram Savion and Kyla Searle—has released Ride Out to Vote, a short film encouraging viewers to head to the polls. Read more.
After 3,800 cookbooks lost in fire, chef Cindy Pawlcyn is flooded with donations to rebuild, SF Chronicle
The famed chef/owner of Napa's Mustards Grill lost her St. Helena home, along with her impressive cookbook collection, during the Glass Fire. Her colleagues and community stepped in to help. Read more.