Matt Charnock

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San Francisco

Bay Area restaurants will hold 'Dining for India' fundraiser to raise funds for India COVID-19 relief efforts

In light of India’s catastrophic second Covid-19 wave, ten local Indian eateries have partnered together to donate 50% of their sales on May 25 toward COVID-19 response efforts in India. Read More

Apr 19, 2021
San Francisco

H Mart opens ‘one-stop-shop for everything Asian’ at Ocean View Shopping Center this week

Beloved Korean grocery store H Mart has set an opening date for its first San Francisco location on April 21 — taking over a 42,000-square-foot space at 3995 Alemany Boulevard. Read More

Apr 16, 2021
San Jose

Volkswagen-backed battery startup QuantumScape leases 200,000 square foot production site in San Jose

EV battery startup QuantumScape has leased a massive production site in San Jose, hinting at the company’s intent to bring its “groundbreaking” solid-state battery products to market before 2025. Read More

Apr 15, 2021

Red Bay Coffee officially opens its modern public roastery and headquarters in East Oakland

Red Bay Coffee — the eco-conscious Oakland coffee roaster that will open a cafe inside the Ferry Building later this month — unveiled its new public roastery and headquarters this week at 3136 International Boulevard in Oakland. And it’s every bit as gorgeous as you can possibly imagine. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Francisco Mission Bay

New Belgium Brewing opens first company flagship restaurant and taproom in Mission Bay

Sandwiched between Oracle Park and the Chase Center, New Belgium Brewing — one of the largest craft brewers in the country — officially opened its first company-owned and operated taproom and eatery, New Belgium, at 1000a 3rd Street in San Francisco on Friday.  Read More

Apr 05, 2021
San Francisco Presidio

Presidio Trust closes parts of popular trails to dog walking as coyote pupping season begins

Spring is in full force — which means coyote pupping season is here. And to thwart unwanted squabbles with domestic canines, large sections of the Presidio’s Park Trail and the Bay Area Ridge Trail will be off-limits to dog walking starting Monday, April 5. Read More

Mar 31, 2021
San Francisco Portola

Century-old Portola District nursery might be reimagined as agricultural learning center

The neglected greenhouses at 770 Woolsey Street in the Portola District were once part of a thriving flower nursery over 100 years ago. However, they might be restored as an education center for urban farming after the land was offered to be sold to a local nonprofit. Read More

Mar 19, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Noe Art Mart continues offering queer artists a space to showcase and sell their creativity amid the pandemic

Every Sunday through the end of June, a block off Noe and Market streets transforms into an outdoor art market, where passersby can purchase anything from potted succulents to psychedelic portraits from participating vendors. Read More

Mar 17, 2021
San Francisco Embarcadero

East Bay-based Red Bay Coffee to open cafe inside Ferry Building next month

In April, Red Bay Coffee — the Oakland roaster that’s known for its environmentally-conscious practices and globally-sourced beans — will come to the Ferry Building to bring their “fourth wave” of coffee closer to customers this side of the Bay Bridge. Read More

Mar 08, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Mission Community Market will kick off 2021 season March 11

The Mission Community Market — an open-air farmers' market that regularly features local farmers, small neighborhood businesses, community programs, and the occasional live-music act — is expected to return Thursday for the first time in 2021. Read More

Mar 01, 2021

Lake Merritt's Fairyland will reopen to the public March 19 after temporarily closing last year

Oakland’s dreamscape of bright colors and childhood nostalgia, Fairyland is set to reopen to the public on March 19 after being shuttered for over four months. Read More

Feb 23, 2021

Large stretch of West Oakland street renamed in honor of Black Panther Party co-founder

Last Wednesday, a three-block stretch of West Oakland's Ninth Street was renamed to pay homage to the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Dr. Huey P. Newton — another example of recent acts honoring the legacy of the Black Panther movement. Read More

Feb 15, 2021
San Francisco Mission Terrace

Lucy Mirigian, San Francisco’s oldest resident, has died at 114 

Mirigian, an avid Giants fan who had lived in the same Balboa Park house she bought back in the 1950s, passed away Friday morning surrounded by friends and family. At 114, she was believed to be the oldest-living San Franciscan. Read More

Feb 03, 2021
San Francisco Mission

Popular Mission District restaurant J. Georgie's Donuts (& Chinese Food) is for sale

After over 26 years in business, the family-owned-and-operated J. Georgie's Donuts & Chinese Food (2799 16th Street at Folsom) — which, over the decades, has been known for dishing out generous orange chicken plates and dozens of glazed donuts — is on the market. Read More

Jan 29, 2021
San Francisco

Local nonprofit announces new round of emergency grants for LGBTQ+ nightlife workers

The SF Queer Nightlife Fund (QNF) — a Bay Area nonprofit geared toward supporting the region’s LGBTQ+ entertainment workers — has announced it’s accepting yet another round of applications for emergency grant awards. Read More

Jan 27, 2021
San Francisco Outer Sunset

DamnFine debuts in the Outer Sunset with wood-fired pizzas, Italian wines

The pandemic has cemented our love affair with comfort foods — chief among them pizza and to-go cocktails. DamnFine (3410 Judah Street), one of the newest restaurants to grace the Outer Sunset, is intent on being a one-stop destination for all that and more. Read More

Jan 11, 2021

Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater creates GoFundMe to raise funds for staff

The Grand Lake Theater — Oakland’s historic cinema famous for its attention-grabbing marquee messages — has been closed since March. And now most of its crew members have “run out of their unemployment benefits,” leading the theater to create a fundraiser that will offer some financial support for its staff. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
San Francisco Mission

American Indian cultural and resource center to debut in the Mission District by 2025

It’s estimated that Indigenous people — those of American Indian descent — make up just about .03% of San Francisco’s total population. But a new American Indian heritage hub expected to be built near 56 Julian Avenue hopes to bring both awareness and support to the historically underrepresented population.  Read More

Jan 05, 2021
San Jose

After more than 51 years, Palo Alto’s Foothills Park is finally open to the public

Foothills Park, the notoriously inaccessible green space in Palo Alto that's been off-limits to the public for decades, is now open for anyone to enjoy — marking an end to its decades-old status as a private park. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center

New Cuban-Colombian restaurant in Civic Center opens with takeout-only menu

Long-time San Francisco restaurateur and owner of Civic Center’s Soluna Cafe & Lounge, Rene Denis opened his latest venture, Chao Pescao, Thursday — turning the once Cuban-Colombian delivery pop-up into a permanent eatery. Read More

Nov 12, 2020

Donut Savant opens new location in East Oakland — with long lines and salted maple cronuts in tow

After shuttering its downtown Oakland location last October, Donut Savant debuted its new East Oakland store today to large, socially distant crowds. Read More

Nov 09, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Vegan Filipino-Mexican street food truck opens in the Mission District with meat-free tacos, nachos, and more

Dishing out generously portioned, cross-cultural street food, Señor Sisig’s signature specialties are now available with a plant-based bend at their vegan food truck, Señor Sisig Vegano, which debuted over the weekend in the Mission District. Read More

Nov 04, 2020
San Francisco

Most SF ballot measures likely to win; proposition to lower local voting age expected to lose

With San Francisco eyeing to set a city voting turnout record, the vast majority of local propositions on this year’s ballot are expected to win as votes continue being counted. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Francisco

Nine San Francisco Public Library branches now have ballot drop-off stations

Over the weekend, multiple drop-off ballot stations across San Francisco opened for early voting — including nine at San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) locations. Read More

Oct 29, 2020

Magnolia Street Wine Lounge and Kitchen opens Friday in West Oakland with Asian comfort foods and affordable prices

During a time of endless restaurant closures, East Bay Chef Leilani Baugh has managed to ascend the odds and will hold the grand opening of her new West Oakland restaurant, Magnolia Street Wine Lounge and Kitchen, this Friday, featuring well-priced “Casian-Creole” cuisine. Read More