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Girl Scout cookies caused a crime in Union City

Peddling Girl Scout cookies turned dangerous for a mother and daughter in Union City on Wednesday evening. The pair were mugged by a teenage boy at gunpoint outside the Safeway in town. The assailant is still at large, but the Union City police department responded in a heartwarming way: They purchased all the remaining cookies and donated personal funds to cover the girl’s losses, the Chronicle reported.

Pal’s Takeaway goes permanent

If you’re addicted to Pal’s lao sausage sandwich, then you’re in luck. The popular sandwich shop will now permanently stay inside Forage Kitchen, where it had been planned as a pop-up. Berkeleyside reports that means an expanded menu and hours.

A Sons & Daughter owner shuffle

It’s been six years since chefs/owners Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty opened fine dining restaurant Sons & Daughter as partners. But now the Michelin-starred Union Square restaurant will transfer solely to Moriarty so McNamara can focus on sister restaurant The Square in North Beach and his Santa Cruz farm Dark Hill Farm. Both call the split amicable. Teague plans to bring in produce from more farms at Sons & Daughters, though he will continue to source from Dark Hill as well.

Dirty Bird relocates to a bigger space in Hayward

Hayward dive bar Dirty Bird Lounge has matured into a new, cleaner space in downtown Hayward (926 B St.) and with a new chef. Javier Sandes will be in charge of the kitchen, bringing Argentinian food to the party, but bar owner Aric Yeverino wants the new space to still feel accessible to all. The move is so that Dirty Bird’s old building can become condos, according to East Bay Express.

Marin Sun Farms merges with Mindful Meats

David Evans and Claire Herminjard, the owners of Marin Sun Farms and Mindful Meats, respectively, have merged their Point Reyes-based beef companies. Mindful Meats is now an organic brand within Marin Sun Farms, a line of pasture-raised meats, poultry, and eggs. The merger made sense especially after the pair got married in summer 2016, bringing together what is now a combined $12 million in annual sales, the Chronicle reports. It’s a match made in meat heaven.