Katina and Kyle Connaughton—the farmer/chef couple behind Healdsburg's famed SingleThread—are teaming up with designer and creative director Ken Fulk for a vegan restaurant meets creative space inside the town's most iconic venue.
Plus, Cob on Wood provides unhoused Oaklanders with thoughtful living space, resources, and workshops; a San Francisco–based transgender bishop makes history in the Lutheran church; and more local stories to slap a smile on your face.
Michelin-Starred SingleThread Team Will Open a Casual, Meatless Restaurant This Summer, Eater SF
Healdsburg's Shed, easily the town's most gorgeous and iconic piece of real estate, has been sitting empty. Now the stylish 10,000-square-foot space is set for a new tenant: Little Saint, a produce-centric restaurant also serving up music, art, and film events curated by creative director and designer Ken Fulk. Read more.
'Monumental' New Sculpture Installation Commemorating America's First Slaves Likely Coming to Golden Gate Park, SFist
By Juneteenth, the Music Concourse will house Bay Area sculptor Dana King's installation, with 350 figures circling the location of the now toppled Francis Scott Key statue and a projection of the words "Lift Every Voice." Read more.
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Homeless Oaklanders were tired of the housing crisis. So they built a 'miracle' village, The Guardian
Located under a highway, the "Cob on Wood" center has a free store, shower, health clinic, kitchen, gardens, and pizza oven to help empower unhoused Oakland residents. Future plans could include a water recycling system for a washer and dryer, chicken coop, and residential "cobins." Read more.
You Can Finally Book a Wedding Again at SF's City Hall, Funcheap SF
If you've been waiting to wed beneath the rotunda you're in luck—you can get hitched as soon as June 9th among an intimate group of guests. Read more.
U.S. Lutheran Church Elects Its First Openly Transgender Bishop, The New York Times
On Saturday, Rev. Megan Rohrer, of the Outer Sunset's Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, made history. Read more.