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Bay Area bars are named best in the country + more good news

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The folks at Esquire clearly know the tea when it comes to drinks—the mag's 2021 list of the best bars in America features four local watering holes, including the new pandemic-friendly Kona's Street Market.


Plus, the super blood moon put on a spectacular display in the Bay Area; local soul musician Terrie Odabi is working to combat injustices in the blues industry; and more local headlines to keep you feeling upbeat.

Photos: Rare super blood moon looms over Bay Area skies, Mercury News

San Franciscans up early Wednesday morning were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rust-colored blood moon, caused by the moon, earth, and sun's alignment. Read more.


These four Bay Area bars are listed on Esquire's 2021 Best Bars in America, SFGate

SF newcomer Kona's Street Market, Oakland's stylish Viridian, Sonoma natural wine bar Valley Bar + Bottle, and Mission dive bar Phone Booth made the list of 27 watering holes. Read more.


Up for a Blues Award, Oakland's Terrie Odabi Advocates for Black Women in the Genre, KQED

Since the start of the pandemic, Odabi, who could win the title of best soul blues female artist in the Blues Music Awards on June 6th, has been working with other female blues artists to try and spark change. Read more.

We've Got Seven Baby Coyotes in Golden Gate Park, SFist

A litter of adorable pups has made themselves at home in the SF Botanical Garden. Read more.


'UFO' Clouds Spotted in Bay Area. Here's What They Really Are, NBC Bay Area

They looked like something out of a science-fiction flick. Learn all about the lenticular clouds seen around the Bay on Monday. Read more.

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