Smell that? It's the whiff of normal life making its way back to San Francisco. This week, Mayor Breed announced that the City is expected to move to the less restrictive red tier next week, making way the reopening of dining rooms, gyms, museums, and more.
Plus, ancient trees and nearly 15,000 acres of land in Mendocino County will benefit from a preservation deal through Save the Redwoods, historic items stolen from the now-shuttered Cliff House have been returned, and more local headlines to keep you feeling shiny-happy into the weekend.
Northern California Redwood Forest Preserved in $25M Deal, NBC Bay Area
Save the Redwoods League spent $24.7 million on easements that will permanently protect 14,838 acres of land in Mendocino County—including nearly 1,000 acres of redwood reserves. Read more.
Indoor dining, movies and museums could open at reduced capacity in San Francisco next week, SF Chronicle
Mayor London Breed announced this week that SF is expected to move into the less restrictive red tier as soon as Wednesday, March 3rd. Read more.
PHOTOS: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Sidewalk Memorial at City Lights Books, KQED
See how San Franciscans have turned out to honor the life of the late great poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died this week at the age of 101. Read more.
S.F. man arrested in Cliff House burglary, historical items recovered, SF Chronicle
Memorabilia from the shuttered Cliff House restaurant, including Sutro Baths bathing suits and artwork, was found at second-hand stores, at the burgler's home, and even on Ocean Beach. Read more.
French Laundry Alums Enlist Snoop Dogg for a Tutorial in Rolling (Pasta), Eater SF
While we never saw this collab coming, on Sunday the iconic rapper will be dropping into Truffle Shuffle's mushroom alfredo class to judge participants' pasta rolling abilities. Gin and juice will also be on hand. Read more.
Re-creating San Francisco's Chinatown block by block in Minecraft, CNET
Chinatown Community Development Center youth groups spent months creating a virtual version of the neighborhood—and even included details like Wentworth's Unity of Family mural. Read more.
Kamala Harris Sells San Francisco Condo, AD
In a matter of days, the VP's 1,069 square-foot penthouse condo in SoMa is officially off the market. The price tag? $799,000. Read more.
A Victorian home was just moved in SF. Here's how it looked, SF Gate
The 139-year-old Italianate-style house made the seven-block trek to its new Fulton Street address atop a remote-controlled hydraulic dolly—followed by a couple hundred onlookers. Read more.