Even without live theater and concerts, artists like Zendaya produced an impressive array of work this year. Here are some of the highlights. 

Even without live theater and concerts, artists like Zendaya produced an impressive array of work this year. Here are some of the highlights. 

Comedian, actor, and writer Irene Tu, 28, has risen to the top of the local comedy scene, having been named one of the Bay Area’s best stand-up
comics by SFist and one of KQED’s “Women to Watch.” A native of Chicago, Tu attended UC Berkeley and is based in Oakland, where she frequently performs stand-up. These days, you can catch her edgy, out-there humor on Mondays at 8 p.m. via Zoom as part of a regular gig she has at Oakland’s Starline Social Club.

The region is filled with trailblazers and newsmakers in fields ranging from the sciences to the arts. Check out what’s happening with a few of our neighbors.

Restaurateur Rocco Biale has long valued family, community, and giving back. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria—founded in 1999—donated more than 7,000 meals to health-care providers at John Muir Health and Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek. Here, Biale shares his thoughts on the future of the industry and his commitment to local outreach. 

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