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Oakland born Zendaya makes Emmy history + other good news from around the Bay Area


The Oakland School of the Arts alumna is officially the youngest woman to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama .

Plus, you can now stroll from the Panhandle to the ocean via a car-free route, and more local headlines that, we promise, won't bum you out.

Regarding Sourdough Sam, the Last Fan Standing At Levi's, SFist

Although Levi's Stadium is still fan-free, on game days you'll still find beloved mascot Sourdough Sam cheering on the Niners alongside paper cut-out spectators. Read more.

Berkeley first in U.S. to ban junk food in checkout lane, Mercury News

Beginning on March 1, 2021, you'll only find healthy snacks without five or more grams of sugar or 200 milligrams of sodium and drinks sans sugar or artificial sweetener within two feet of the register. Read more.

Panhandle to the Pacific: A car-free route opens in Golden Gate Park, SF Chronicle

You can officially adventure on closed to car streets on foot, bike, or even roller-skate from Stanyan Street and JFK Drive East all the way to Ocean Beach, and then to the San Francisco Zoo. Read more.

The East Bay Poet Bringing Cheesecake to Your Door, KQED

Meet former race car driver and poet Victor Harris Jr. at the Castro Valley or Temescal Farmers' Markets or get his delectable cheesecake flavors—think blueberry, ube, and key lime—hand-delivered straight to your door. Read more.

Oakland actress Zendaya fights back tears, makes history as youngest Emmy winner in her category, SF Gate

The 24 year-old, Oakland born and raised actress's role as Rue on HBO's "Euphoria" earned her an award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama. Read more.

Mission District LGBTQ Bar El Rio Wins Grant to Stay Afloat From HRC and Showtime, SFist

While the beloved bar is still closed for now, thanks to "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative," El Rio will hopefully one day reopen its doors for more patio ping pong. Read more.

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