Nearly 1,400 volunteers came together through Youth Spirit Artworks to build a small community of artful tiny homes for homeless youth in Berkeley. (Courtesy of @movingschool)

Muralists decorate new tiny home village for homeless youth in Oakland + more good news from around the Bay Area

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Twenty-two vibrant tiny homes are ready to house homeless youth at a new village, built by Youth Spirit Artworks and decorated by local muralists, next to the Oakland Coliseum.

Plus, Britex Fabrics is thriving thanks to a creative Covid-era pivot, the Bay Area sounds off on the pick of our own Kamala Harris for veep, and more local stories to brighten your day.

How one of SF's oldest independent Union Square businesses is pivoting to survive pandemic, SF Gate

In addition to offering curbside fabric pickup, downtown institution Britex Fabrics has sold thousands of $10 mask-making kits complete with funky San Francisco–themed prints. Read more.

Drag queens with San Francisco's Oasis hit the streets to deliver food with Meals on Heels show, ABC 7 News

The ladies are serving up socially distant mini drag shows curbside along with cocktails and dinner by Martha Avenue Home Cooked Meals. Read more.

A Celebrity Chef's New Oakland Restaurant Isn't Just About the Food. It's About Revolution., Eater SF

Chopped winner Rashad Armstead's new East Oakland restaurant pop-up Black Food Collective will provide aspiring Black chefs and restaurateurs with a place to work together and show off their culinary talent. Read more.


Berkeley nonprofit puts finishing touches to colorful 'tiny house village' for youth in Oakland, Berkeleyside

After three years of work by roughly 1,400 volunteers, Youth Spirit Artwork's tiny house village is nearly complete and ready to house 22 youth as early as the fall. Read more.

'This is HISTORIC': How the Bay Area is responding to Kamala Harris as Biden's VP pick, San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland-born California Senator Kamala Harris will officially be the first women of color to appear on a major-party Presidential ticket. Read more.


The Unassuming East Bay Beach Strewn With Ceramic Treasures, KQED

Hidden below a Costco on a tiny Point Isabel beach in Richmond known as TEPCO beach, you'll find endless pieces of broken pottery from back when the Technical Porcelain and Chinaware Company operated in nearby El Cerrito. Read more.

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