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Teen artist gets a special thank you from Kamala Harris + more good news from around the Bay Area


After his artwork received more than 50,000 likes on Twitter, Tyler Gordon received a surprise video call from incoming Vice President of the United States.

Plus, Golden Gate Park gardens will offer free admission for low income Bay Area families; SF's new Creative Corps project will hire artists to spread awareness about pandemic safety; and more local headlines to keep you in a festive spirit.

Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Low Income Families, Funcheap SF

In an effort to make art and the outdoors more accessible, admission for up to four people receiving CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or SNAP will be free year round at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden. Read more.

Kamala Harris Calls Bay Area Teen to Thank Him for Painted Portrait, NBC Bay Area

After tweeting a time lapse video of him painting a portrait of Kamala Harris and receiving over 15,000 retweets, 14 year old Bay Area artist Tyler Gordon received and unexpected call from the Vice President-elect. Read more.

S.F. woman's offer blossoms into Thanksgiving dinner for 40 neighbors, delivered, SF Chronicle

After posting an online offer on a Sunnyside bulletin board to deliver a home cooked meal for anyone on their own for the holiday, Margaret Kranyak was surprised to receive requests from over 40 neighbors. Read more.

San Francisco to Hire Performing and Visual Artists for Public Health PSAs, KQED SF

Thanks to SF's new Creative Corps project, 30 actors, musicians, dancers, and performing artists will become Community Health Ambassadors and encourage COVID-19 safety practices, while 30 visual artists will beautify boarded-up storefronts with public health-themed murals . Read more.

DoorDash to pay $2.5 million for allegedly misusing worker tips, CBS News

Following allegations that DoorDash has misused tips, the SF based food delivery service must pay $2.5 million—including $1.5 million to delivery workers. Read more.

How To Cook Kamala Harris's Cornbread Dressing This Thanksgiving, Elle

Need a last minute holiday recipe? The Bay Area's very own Vice President-elect shared a festive family favorite dish—complete with step by step instructions and images—on Instagram. Read more.

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