On February 20th and 21st, watch as NHL play a pair of games on a special outdoor rink at Edgewood Tahoe Resort. Not into hockey? The mountain views alone are worth the watch.
Plus, London Breed announced over $62 million in funds to help businesses impacted by the pandemic; locals raised funds to replace the vandalized cherry blossom trees in Japantown, and more local headlines to lift your spirits this strange January.
A Berkeley Restaurant's Instagram Films Are a Pandemic-Times Delight, Eater SF
For the last five months, Yakitori restaurant Ippuku has been providing followers with updates about specials and announcements by creating quirky short videos featuring everything from an original song about the restaurant's new katsu sandwich to a yakitori-themed puppet show. Read more.
NHL 'blown away' by Lake Tahoe; Perfect fit to host outdoor games, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Although there won't be any fans IRL, the NHL will stage two games, on February 20th and 21st, on an outdoor rink at the 18th hole of the golf course at Edgewood Resort in Stateline. Expect lake views, a retro scoreboard, and log cabin–inspired locker rooms. Read more.
Vandalized cherry blossom trees in S.F. Japantown receive $30,000 in crowdfunding, SF Chronicle
After a vandal destroyed cherry blossom trees outside the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, GoFundMe supporters raised over $30,000 to replace the trees. Read more.
SF Man's Christmas Tree Trick Shot Goes Viral, Funcheap SF
While the video may have more than 1.5 million YouTube views, don't try this bottle flip-style tree dumping trick at home. Read more.
City Announces Over $62M In Relief Funds For Small Businesses As Pandemic Endures, SF Gate
Over $12 million of the funds will be used for $5,000 to $20,000 grants for small businesses, including people of color or women-owned businesses and long-standing businesses. The remaining $50 million will provide "small community anchor" businesses that generate over $2.5 million in annual revenue low and zero-interest loans. Read more.