Asian grannies anti-hate rap video in SF’s Chinatown goes viral + more good news around the Bay Area – 7×7

Wielding feather dusters and dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with “Unity,” a group of San Francisco–based Asian-American senior women made a rap video aimed at stopping Asian hate—today it has more than 44,000 views on YouTube.


Plus, the SF Giants will play in Pride colors, the California Senate passed a bill to decriminalize psychedelics on Tuesday, and more local headlines to keep you high all the way through the weekend.


SF Named Top 10 in USA for Its City Parks
, Funcheap

If our year of socially distanced picnics in the park taught us anything, it’s that San Francisco lives the park life. So we are hardly shocked that SF made Trust for Public Land’s list of cities with the best public green spaces. Further proof? All SF residents live within 10 minutes of a park. Read more.

SF Giants will be first MLB team to wear Pride colors in on-field uniform, The Mercury News

When the Giants take on the Chicago Cubs this weekend, they’ll be donning a special rainbow on their jerseys and caps to celebrate Pride month. Read more.

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A Cabaret Group of San Francisco Grandmothers Is Denouncing Asian Hate—One Rap Lyric at a Time, SFist

Following the increase of hate crimes against AAPI communities, The Grant Avenue Follies created a now-viral anti-hate music video and song, “Gai Mou Sou Rap.” Give it a watch if you haven’t already. Read more.

Amid Ongoing Debate, State Senate Approves Bill to Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs in California, KQED

While Oakland and Santa Cruz have already decriminalized mushrooms locally, if approved, the California Assembly Senate Bill 519 would erase criminal records and permit the possession and use of psychedelics for mental health treatment statewide. Read more.

This East Bay Farm Uses Recycled Water to Grow Food for Kids, The Bold Italic

Using recycled water from a neighboring wastewater treatment plant, activist Carolyn Phinney’s Martinez farm, CoCo San Sustainable Farm, provides local schools with more than 25,000 pounds of fresh produce annually. Read more.


San Francisco man returns Bob Dylan album to library—48 years overdue
, San Francisco Chronicle

After finding the copy of Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait that he checked out from an Ohio library back in 1973, Sunset resident Howard Simons sent the album back to home. Read more.

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