Rachel Levin is a San Francisco–based journalist who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Eater, where she was the first San Francisco restaurant critic. She is the author of Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds, Eat Something, and Steamed.
Spun-out Teslas on snowy roads. Cabins bought for cash, sight unseen. A shoveling disaster. Locals bemoan the pandemic-induced migration of Bay Area residents to the mountains. But there are two sides to the Zoom-town story.