Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is teaming up with Disney in a deal that will bolster Black directors, producers, storytellers, and narratives.
Plus, Steph Curry steps up to help save the Oakland home of a Warriors fan, a San Francisco supervisor announces the CAREN Act, and more local headlines to put you in a better mood today.
100 days of lockdown: Photographer captures San Francisco changed by COVID-19, SFGate
Over the last 100 days, local photographer Brandon Buza walked more than 350 miles and snapped more than 12,000 images of the city in lockdown. On his Instagram, find one image plus commentary per day since the start of shelter-in-place, including porch haircuts, an abandoned SFO, and food bank volunteers. Read more.
Herzog & de Meuron, Swiss architects of de Young Museum, selected to do UCSF hospital, San Francisco Chronicle
While it won't be completed until 2030—and the design process won't even begin until 2021, following community meetings—the architects behind Napa's Dominus Estate winery and the de Young Museum are set to design a nearly one-million square-foot Parnassus Heights hospital for UCSF. Read more.
Colin Kaepernick, Disney announce partnership deal, ESPN
In addition to developing a docuseries about the athlete and activist's life, Kaepernick's RA Vision Media production company and Disney will work to share the perspectives and stories of directors and producers of color. Read more.
Steph Curry urges fans to save iconic Oakland 'Warriors House', SFGate
Diehard Dubs fan Lloyd Canamore is at risk of losing his blue-and-gold, Warriors-flag-covered family home of over 50 years if he can't give the bank $350,000 to cover a reverse mortgage taken out by his mother before she died. After catching wind of the GoFundMe page, Curry encouraged his Twitter and Instagram followers to donate. Read more.
SF Supervisor Introduces 'CAREN Act' To Make Racially Biased Police Calls Illegal, SFist
Introduced by SF District 10 supervisor Shamann Walton, the proposed Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act—complete with an acronym spelled almost like "Karen"—would pose criminal charges against individuals who call 911 based on racial bias or other forms of discrimination. Read more.