East Bay natives, best buddies, and co-writers Rafael Casal (left) and Daveed Diggs have an inked a deal with Starz to make a TV series of their beloved, Oakland-based film, 'Blindspotting.'

East Bay bros Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs bring 'Blindspotting' series to TV + more good news from around the Bay Area

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The Oakland-based film Blindspotting, from writer-actor-producer-friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, is getting a series on Starz.

Plus, Jason Momoa zooms across the Bay Bridge; a waterfront public pool might be coming to San Francisco; cartoonist Keith Knight gives SF a role in his new Hulu comedy series, and more local headlines to help you kinda-sorta forget that the sky turned orange this week.

'Game of Thrones' star Jason Momoa tours Bay Area on his motorcycle, stops for tacos, ABC7 News

The Aquaman star took a Harley for a spin across the Bay Bridge before munching—and posing for a 'gram—at Oakland's Tacos Oscar. Read more


'Blindspotting': TV Spin-Off Of Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs Feature Goes To Series At Starz, Deadline

Oh snap! Guess which poetry-slamming, hip-hopping, envy-of-all-bromances is bringing their hit movie tribute to Oakland to Starz?! That's right, our own Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal have an inked a deal to bring Blindspotting to cable. Haay! Read more


'Woke' creator Keith Knight pays tribute to his San Francisco days, Datebook

The cartoonist's new social satire, starring New Girl actor Lamorne Morris, tackles social injustices and draws from Knight's experiences living in San Francisco. Knight's goals? Make people laugh, think, and create change. Read more

Courtesy of Strada Partners and Trammel Crow, via SF Chronicle

Bold S.F. waterfront proposal on controversial site: 850 homes and floating swimming pool, SF Chronicle

If approved, Piers 30-32, plus the 3.2-acre lot across the street, will be transformed into more 800 homes (with one-quarter affordable housing), plus a public swimming pool and kayak-friendly recreation area. Read more


Jelly Belly Creator Launches Willy Wonka–Inspired Scavenger Hunt For 'Gold Tickets,' SFist

In an effort to create some pre-election joy, David Klein's sweet scavenger hunt is hiding one special gold ticket in every state. Those who find one will win $5,000, and one grand-prize winner will receive their very own candy factory. Read more


Ikea Coming to Downtown San Francisco, SF Weekly

Set to occupy Mid-Market's fancy but very vacant 6x6 mall, the Scandinavian furniture and Swedish meatball hub will be the first Ikea located in the heart of an American city's downtown. Read more

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