The first-ever Pride flag is on view in San Francisco + more good news around the Bay Area
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The first-ever Pride flag is on view in San Francisco + more good news around the Bay Area


Over forty years since it debuted at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade, a portion of Gilbert Baker's original rainbow Pride flag can once again be seen in San Francisco.

Plus, SF's parklets and takeout drinks will stick around, director John M. Chu says his Los Altos childhood influenced the film In the Heights, and more local headlines to keep you singing an upbeat tune.

Oakland cinematographer puts camera aside to save animals in disasters, Datebook

In addition to shooting for clients like National Geographic, Oakland environmental activist Douglas Thron uses his drone skills to rescue animals during wildfires and disasters. So far, his efforts include aiding koalas during the Australia bushfires and pets after Louisiana's hurricane Laura. Read more.

Newsom: Restaurant parklets and to-go cocktails will continue in California through 2021, The Mercury News

If you've gotten used to grabbing to-go drinks (along with a bite to eat) from your favorite watering holes, then here's some good booze new for you. Read more.

The Original Pride Flag Has Returned to San Francisco, SFist

The Pride flag that was first flown at the 1978 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade was assumed to be destroyed, but a portion of it can now be found in the GLBT Historical Society Museum. Read more.

How director Jon M. Chu of 'In the Heights' was raised to be a storyteller by the Bay Area, SFGate

Growing up in Silicon Valley surrounded by creators and hard workers had a lasting impact on Chu, who directed the new musical blockbuster dreamed up by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read more.

'I still drink it like water': The untold origin story of SF's love affair with Fernet-Branca, SFGate

Did you know that, once upon a time, San Franciscans drank up 35 percent of the country's Fernet supply? Read more.

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