Hillsborough's kooky "Flintstone House" has been the topic of much debate in the town, where homeowner Florence Fang says she has been harassed by local officials and residents to remove her cartoonish decor. But guess what? Fred and Wilma win!
Plus, California may soon prohibit male-gendered language in state documents, SF's Honey Mahogany enters politics and gets a Vogue spotlight, and more local headlines to put you in the holiday mood.
Pride celebrations return to San Francisco in all their rainbow glory, Datebook
While the parade was called off before California's reopening, nothing could stop Pride celebrations from lighting up the city IRL this past weekend. Read more.
'Yabba dabba do!' Flintstone house owner can keep statues after settlement, New York Post
Florence Fang, owner of Hillsborough's iconic (for better or for worse) Flintstone house with its "Yabba Dabba Do" sign and statues of dinosaurs, gets to keep her home's eccentric look—and the town owes her a $125,000 settlement. Read more.
California lawmakers seek to remove 'he' from state laws, ABC News
If Gavin Newsom approves AB 378, then 16th State Assembly district representative Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's proposed law would remove male-gendered language from state code—and a related bill would allow "nonbinary" to be an option on death certificates. Read more.
How RuPaul's Drag Race Prepared Honey Mahogany For a Career In Politics, Vogue
Our own Honey Mahogany is the first black trans woman to be elected to San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee. Her time witnessing displacement while working as a social worker with the LGBTQ community sparked her motivation to get involved in politics, while RuPaul's Drag Race provided her with experience being in a high-pressure public setting. Read more.
San Francisco Chinatown Woman Helps Dozens of Businesses Survive the Pandemic, NBC Bay Area
In addition to starting a campaign to illuminate the streets of Chinatown at night, credit union manager Lily Lo has provided Chinatown businesses like Buddha Lounge and Imperial Palace Restaurant with help applying for government aid. Read more.
New California national monument near Santa Cruz to open next summer, SF Chronicle
In as little as one year's time, the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument could open for day use with 27 miles of trails and epic Pacific views (plus livestock grazing). Read more.