Josey Baker is kneading the joy into COVID-era life, teaching locals and celebs alike how to bake bread. Jake Gyllenhaal is a friend and fan. (Courtesy of @joseybakerbread)

Jake Gyllenhaal gets bread baking tips from Josey Baker + more local headlines to lighten the mood


There's way too much bad news out there. Brighten your day with Jake G. and Josey Baker on IGTV!

Plus, the mother of the AIDS Memorial Quilt is making masks for hospital workers using fabric remnants, new updates for iPhone include COVID-19 tracking, and black artists from around the globe have donated to an auction in support of SF's Museum of the African Diaspora, and more good news.

Did you know Josey Baker and Jake Gyllenhaal are buds? Check out this IGTV vid above in which Jake G. promotes Baker's black pepper parmesan bread. Plus, here's Gyllenhaal talking sourdough starter with Stephen Colbert.

Apple iOS Update To Include Fix For Face ID With Masks, New Contact-Tracing Software for COVID-19, SFist

The next iOS update, 13.5 for iPhone, is set to include new software that uses Bluetooth to identify if you've been in close contact with someone who's tested positive for COVID-19, and also a fix for Face ID not working when you're wearing a mask. Read more.

'Mother' of AIDS quilt stitches familiar fabric for coronavirus masks, San Francisco Chronicle

Over the past two months, Gert McMullin has sewn more 1,000 masks for hospital workers made from fabric left over from the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt. Read more.

Stimulus Loan Allows Benu to Expand Its Korean Takeout Program, SF Eater

A green light on chef Corey Lee's application for the Payroll Protection Program means he's been able to reinstate several of his furloughed staffers and will begin serving Korean barbecue from his new concept, San Ho Wan, at about $48 a person. Read more.

Black artists from around the globe donate their work for online auction to help SF's MoAD, Datebook

About 30 artists have donated new and previously displayed works for the auction, which is hosted through Artsy through May 5th. Read more.

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