Jesse Larios, aka Bearsun, is walking from L.A. to San Francisco dressed in a fuzzy bear costume to raise money for charity. (Courtesy of @iambearsun)

A live teddy bear treks from L.A. to SF for charity + more good news around the Bay Area


Having completed a marathon in a teddy bear suit back in 2016, Jesse Larios, aka Bearsun, decided it was time to make his way around California in costume while raising money for charity.

Plus, you can now add your Clipper card to your Apple Wallet; Bay Area-born Truffle Shuffle impresses Shark Tank investors; and more local headlines to keep you smiling into the weekend.

Local Startup Truffle Shuffle Wins Shark Tank with Luxury Virtual Cooking Classes
, Eater SF

With not-so-boring pandemic entertainment—think pasta rolling with Snoop Dogg himself—it's no surprise that Truffle Shuffle wowed the sharks, earning $501,000 from Mark Cuban in exchange for an 18 percent stake. Read more.

He's dressed in a teddy bear suit and he's walking from L.A. to S.F. for charity, SF Chronicle

California resident Jesse Larios is currently in the middle of the 400-plus-mile journey on foot, wearing what feels like "a giant mattress." Read more.

(Courtesy of @shangchi)

Muni steals the show in newly released trailer for San Francisco–set Marvel film, SFGate

The action-packed teaser trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings features an epic battle on the California 1 Muni line—and Ghirardelli Square makes an appearance, too. Read more.

Clipper Card arrives on Apple Wallet, Apple

Hitching a ride on MUNI, Bart, or the ferry just got easier. Add your Clipper card to your Apple Wallet and you're good to go with the tap of your iPhone or Apple Watch. Read more,

Hulu's Sasquatch Doc Captures the Fear and Loathing Behind Mendocino Folklore, KQED

Rumor has it that the mysterious Sasquatch roams around the Emerald Triangle, murdering people on pot farms. Give the three-part series a watch to learn more about the dark stories of mountainous NorCal. Read more.

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