If art imitates life, then the reopening of museums in San Francisco feels like an occasion to pop a cork and celebrate the slow return to normalcy after six dreary months of shelter in place.
Plus, San Jose finally gets an official LGBTQ district; Oakland could become home to the first Black-owned NFL team; and more happy headlines from around the Bay Area.
SFMOMA, de Young Museum and Asian Art Museum announce reopening dates, Datebook
The best part? The de Young Museum will be offering free general admission to essential workers through December 2021 and SFMOMA entry will free to all through October 18th. Read more.
Oakland Could Become Home to First Black-Owned NFL Team, CBS SF
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is backing a proposal by local Black business leaders to find a buyer with enough cash to fund a fully Black-owned NFL team in The Town. Read more.
San Jose's Post Street is now the city's first LGBTQ district, Mercury News
Rebranded as the QMunity District, the stretch of downtown San Jose's Post Street thats already hosts the annual Silicon Valley Pride Parade is getting a mural by three LGBTQ artists and colorful intersection art. Read more.
After 86 days at sea, SF rower arrives in Hawaii, SF Chronicle
Lia Dutton made the grueling, record-breaking solo journey in just 86 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes, and 56 seconds. Now, she's set on rowing double the distance, from Japan to San Francisco. Read more.
Public Works announces 3 finalists for SF's new trash can design, Hoodline SF
Over 3,000 of the city's green cans will be replaced with one of three sleek, silver designs. Take a look at "Salt & Pepper," "Slim Silhouette," and "Soft Square," then share your thoughts on the proposals. Read more.
Decommissioned BART Train Cars Could Become Restaurants, Art Pieces, and More, SFist
The OG BART cars will be heading off to museums and historical societies—and artists, restaurateurs, and more can submit proposals to revamp and relocate them for new creative purposes. Read more.