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Oakland moves to decriminalize magic mushrooms + more topics to discuss over brunch

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The Golden State Warriors are coming into San Francisco with a bang—and a new name for the neighborhood surrounding their Chase Center arena.

Plus, 4505 Meats makes a move toward Oakland, a surprising study makes us rethink our reusable cotton tote bags, and more headlines you may have missed this past week.


SF's 4505 Burgers & BBQ Sets Opening Date for Sunny Oakland Location, Eater

Summertime means barbecue, and as of June 14, Oaklander's can partake of the deliciousness that is 4505 Burgers & BBQ at a new Laurel District location with a patio. What will you be ordering? Read more.


We found 1970s Mission District mural photos; and the artwork is still there, San Francisco Chronicle

In the 1970s, the Mission was booming and artists were capturing the moment in murals that would become landmarks of a neighborhood tradition that lives on today. Read more.

Chase Center in the new "Thrive City."(Courtesy of Christina Pedersen)

Warriors and Kaiser rename neighborhood around Chase Center "Thrive City", Curbed

As they head into the NBA finals for the fifth consecutive year, the Golden State Warriors are also ushering out their final season at the East Bay's Oracle Arena. To honor their move, the team, along with sponsor Kaiser Permanente, is renaming their future SF home. Read more.


Which is better: Plastic bag or cotton tote? SF Examiner

Turns out that tote bag you've been using for years as a way of being more eco-friendly might be doing exactly the opposite of that. According to this study, "an organic cotton tote would have to be used approximately 20,000 times before it equaled the environmental impact of one plastic bag." Read more.


Oakland Takes Step Toward Decriminalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms, KQED

After legalizing cannabis for recreational use, some psychedelic plants may be next to join the party in California. Oakland, anyhow, is saying yes to magic mushrooms—well almost. It's not a done deal yet, but the city hopes to be an example for other cities and states in the decriminalization of psychedelics. Read more.

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