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Tom Hanks and Too $hort grace an Oakland mural, Bay Area badger-coyote duo thrill the web + more topics to discuss over brunch


Plugged-in animal lovers went ape this week when video was released showing two predators—a coyote and a badger—happily hanging out together beneath a highway overpass near Santa Cruz.

Plus, the Transamerica Pyramid just sold for a cool $711 million, El Farolito has been named the best Mexican joint in the state, and an SF tattoo artist is suing Pixar. These and more local stories to share over brunch this weekend.

Why this coyote and badger 'friendship' has excited scientists, National Geographic

A too-cute duo of stereotypically grumpy animals was spotted happily frolicking together in a drain pipe beneath a highway in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The internet goes gaga. Read more.

Tom Hanks and Too $hort: An unlikely duo join forces in a new Oakland mural, SF Gate

Featuring Skyline High School graduate Tom Hanks and Oakland Rapper Too $hort, the new mural by artists Pierre BellaFonté, Charles Meck, and Uter Charles is sparking conversation about the various representations of Oakland's unique and creative culture. Read more.

San Francisco artist sues Disney for copying her 'tremendously cool' painted van in Pixar film, The Art Newspaper

After Bay Area tattoo artist Sweet Cicily Daniher rented her 1972 Chevrolet G10 van, dubbed the "Vanicorn," to Pixar for a one-day event, she was shocked to see an almost exact copy of her design appear in Pixar's new animated film, Onward. Read more.

San Francisco Man Wants to Give a Slice of Pizza to Each of the City's 8,000 Homeless, SFist

To celebrate his birthday, Alexander Debelov set up a GoFundMe to raise money for 8,008 slices of pizza, with an additional $2,500 toward the cause. While logistics for delivery are still in the works, so far Debelov has delivered 150 pizzas to the homeless in the Tenderloin. Read more.

El Farolito in SF Mission District named best Mexican restaurant in California, ABC 7

After ranking Mexican joints across the state by Foursquare user check-ins, ratings, tips, and more, Stacker named the no-frills, cash-only taqueria as the best in the state. Go grab your super carne asada burrito before the late night line gets even longer! Read more.

Transamerica Pyramid sold for the first time ever, Curbed SF

New York developer Michael Shvo paid $700 million for the iconic high rise—one of the most recognizable in the entire San Francisco's skyline. Read more.

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