Kamala Harris, the 49th Vice President of the United States, received a special gift from Steph Curry and the Warriors this week: her own Madame VP jersey with the number 49.
Plus, a vending machine stocked with COVID-19 tests is coming to Oakland Airport, a Reddit scavenger hunt will take you to hidden spots around San Francisco, and more local headlines you might have missed while celebrating the inauguration this week.
San Francisco Runner Honors the Work of Stacey Abrams With a Strava Art Portrait, Runner's World
On January 9th, Frank Chan embarked on a 32.2 mile run in SF to honor voting rights activist and politician Stacey Abrams. Read more.
Vending machine to sell COVID-19 tests at Oakland International Airport, ABC7 News
Pretty soon, you'll be able to purchase your very own rapid antigen, saliva, and PCR tests in Terminal 1 for results within in 15 minutes. Read more.
A Pair of Dior Air Jordan 1s Stole the Show at the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Esquire
Kamala Harris' San Francisco–based nephew-in-law Nikolas Ajagu—husband of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign founder Meena Harris— rocked a pair of rare Dior 1s—and now the shoe is even trending on Twitter. Read more.
This new, popular scavenger hunt has Redditors combing the streets of SF, SFGate
Need a new socially distanced activity? Go off in search of a not-so-known landmark thanks to Eddie Hernandez's photo clues, being dropped on Reddit every week. Read more.
Warriors celebrate Inauguration Day with stirring video, jersey for Kamala Harris, SF Chronicle
In addition to giving Harris her very own "Madam VP" jersey—appropriately displaying No. 49 for her role as the United States' 49th vice president—the Warriors also released a moving video that features Stella, a young Oakland girl who is inspired by Harris. Read more.
Mural Inspired by PBS' 'American Portrait' Pops Up in San Francisco, KQED
After receiving more than 12,000 responses to prompts like "I took a risk when...", PBS selected submissions to inspire murals in seven U.S. cities. Head to Mission Street to view Oakland artist Jocelyn Tsaih's mural, an interpretation of a quote from Lawrence W.'s story about coming out as trans: "Life is so much better now that I'm being who I really am." Read more.
The Hard Crowd, The New Yorker
Novelist Rachel Kushner's autobiographical essay offers a glimpse into 1980s and '90s San Francisco life—and the variety of people she encountered around the city at spots like the now-closed Greyhound station and Blue Lamp. Read more.