Good news comes from Bernal Heights, a neighborhood in the south of San Francisco, which has been blooming with community life since lockdown started. There is already a small newspaper for children, socially distanced street dance parties and cocktail hours. Street bookshelves have been turned into food banks, and medical supply centers have been installed in garages. A popup-bakery opened its doors, and its owners have already applied for a permanent business permit. They maintain physical distance by lowering orders to patrons on the sidewalk using a basket and string. The best news is, it seems that at least a few of these positive changes will survive the pandemic!

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