When selecting a song for his popular holiday home light display, a Tracy resident paid special tribute to his survivor wife.
Plus, you can now hire some free sheep to mow your lawn in Oakland, San Francisco fire stations are spreading holiday cheer, and more local stories to keep you entertained at home.
Meet the Totally Legal Urban Sheep of Oakland, SFGate
Sure, you've seen goats grazing about on empty lots. But did you know that sheep can also get the lawn mowing job done? Enter Oakland's Totally Legal Urban Sheep, a team of urban shepherds and fluffy cuties who will come graze your lot for free. Read more.
Short film chronicles the life and costume creations of long-time Western Addition resident, Hoodline
Daniel Navarro's 13-minute film My Neighbor, Miguel highlights designer Miguel Gutierrez's costume creations, sculptures, and experience during the AIDS epidemic as an HIV-positive man—and celebrates the resilience and spirit of SF. Read more.
Berkeley residents are a generous bunch: The city ranked 7th in GoFundMe's list of most-giving cities, Berkeleyside
Three of Berkeley's 3,683 GoFundMe campaigns—for Rialto Cinemas, Moe's Books, and People's Protective Equipment—raised nearly $300,000 combined. Read more.
Tracy Man Famous for Holiday Light Shows Does Xmas Tribute for Wife After She Survived a Stroke, SFist
This year, lighting designer Tom BetGeorge's elaborate, illuminated display is set to David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium," as an homage to his wife, who survived a stroke this year. Read more.
Can S.F. fire stations rescue holiday spirit? 1940s decorating contest returns, SF Chronicle
Inspired by festive fun, in midcentury San Francisco, local fire officials are inviting stations to transform their facades into winter wonderlands. The displays will be judged by comedian Adam Ferrara on December 21st; the winning stations will get the chance to donate $3,000, $2,000, or $1,000 to an organization of their choice. Read more.