Takeout from La Ciccia. (Courtesy of @remarkable888)

La Ciccia receives a $100,000 gift from Mark Zuckerberg + more good news from around California

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Eight lucky restaurateurs, including two in San Francisco, received emails from Zuck this week with a pledge of $100,000 to help them survive the pandemic.

Plus, California is now a vote-by-mail state, Gov. Newsom has released guidelines for reopening restaurants, and more light local headlines you might have missed.



Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan give $800,000 to their 8 favorite Bay Area restaurants, SF Gate

Two San Francisco eateries—the beloved La Ciccia and The Liberties Bar & Grill—are the beneficiaries of a special bailout from Zuck. Read more.


California Announces Guidelines For Restaurant Dining Room Reopening, SF Eater

Governor Newsom did not go so far as to say when restaurants might reopen—and the timeline will differ by city and county—but at least this looks like forward progress. Read more.


Newsom signs executive order declaring California a vote-by-mail state, CBS News

Every registered voter in California will be mailed a ballot in time for the November election. Read more.


'Hamilton' Coming to Streaming on July 3, Bypassing 2021 Theatrical Release, KQED

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his OG Hamilton cast are coming to your TV this summer. Read more.


SF Parks Release List of "Allowable" Outdoor Activities, FunCheap

Normal life is coming back to us in fits and starts. Know what's kosher—cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and so on—and what's not. Read more.

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