San Francisco is starting to safely liven up! This week's move into the orange tier means indoor entertainment and recreation, outdoor bars and breweries, and nonessential offices are opening once again—plus look for expanded capacity for outdoor gatherings and indoor dining and fitness.
Plus, Prince Harry is now employed by an SF startup, Oakland has a new guaranteed income program, Vans collaborated with an iconic local chef, and more Bay Area stories with all the good feels.
Prince Harry Lands New Job at San Francisco-Based Startup, BetterUp, Bold Italic
Just weeks after his interview with wife Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey, the SoCal resident announced his plans to create space for dialogues around mental health as Chief Impact Officer of BetterUp. Read more.
San Francisco releases long, detailed list of what's open in orange tier, SFGate
Now that San Francisco is in the orange tier—along with Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara—offices can reopen at 25 percent capacity, outdoor bars and breweries can reopen and, come April, the show will go on at outdoor music festivals and theaters once again. Read more.
Oakland launches one of the largest guaranteed income programs in the country. Here's how it will work, San Francisco Chronicle
In an effort to reduce inequalities, the pilot program will offer $500 a month for approximately 18 months to 600 randomly selected, qualifying low-income people of color with at least one child. Read more. And, in related news, SF has launched a guaranteed income program for artists. Read more.
'Top Chef' Alum Chris Cosentino Collabs With Vans for Kitchen-Ready Shoe, Eater SF
Skater and Cockscomb chef's new "Made for the Makers" sneaker is slip- and stain-resistant and even features an SF on the side. Read more.
SF to distribute 20,000 masks designed by local artists, SFGate
Eight artists selected to create wearable art inspired by their cultural community will see their designs distributed in communities most impacted by COVID-19 through SF's "Mask On, Stay Strong" campaign. Read more.