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West Portal home masks up for Halloween + more good news from around the Bay

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Instead of trick-or-treating, consider taking a socially distanced drive-by this West Portal home where the Halloween decor is so 2020.

Plus, the SF Zoo's lemur returns home—and gets an SNL mention—a Marvel car chase takes over Russian Hill, plant-based steak might become a thing, and more local headlines to send you into the weekend with a smiley face.

Maki the lemur makes an appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' Weekend Update, SF Gate

After being stolen from the SF Zoo and then discovered by a five-year-old in a Daly City preschool's parking lot, the aging lemur got a few seconds of fame on SNL—and was even compared to actor Timothée Chalamet. Read more.


San Francisco's 'Caren Act' makes placing racist 911 calls a hate crime, The Guardian

You know those white people who like to baselessly calling 911 when a POC is bothering them? Yeah, no more says the SF Board of Supervisors. Read more.


Diverse Group of Artists Receive New Grant to Imagine a Racially Just Oakland, KQED

A new grant, called "Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund," awarded 12 individual and collaborative cultural practitioners $25,000 to create projects that imagine a city with racial justice. Expect a theatrical project that highlights local Black stories and an exploration of trafficking and female slaves' fight for liberation. Read more.

Video: Marvel Kung Fu Flick 'Shang-Chi' (Starring Awkwafina!) Now Shooting in SF, SFist

Now that big-budget production is back on in the City, Russian Hill saw saw some car-slash-Muni chase action over the weeken. Watch the video of it while anticipating the film's summer 2021 release. Read more.


This West Portal house wins SF Halloween 2020 with brilliant mask display, Hoodline

With trick-or-treating strongly discouraged by the California Department of Health this year, one West Portal home is encouraging SF residents to mask up with a larger-than-life bit of Covid-inspired decor. Read more.


Impossible Burger maker is hiring more than 100 scientists to develop meatless steak, fish, and more, SF Chronicle

Vegans rejoice! In hopes of eventually ending animal agriculture, the Redwood City–based company is growing their team, with plans for realistic dairy-free milk in the works—and maybe even plant-based steak and fish, too. Read more.

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