East Bay native Rafael Casal attending a block party premiere for the Starz TV series of Blindspotting, which he co-created with fellow writer Daveed Diggs. (Marissa Leshnov for SF Chronicle)

Oakland celebrates the Starz premiere of 'Blindspotting' + more good news around the Bay Area

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The Town showed its pride for homeboys Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, whose Oakland-based film Blindspotting just made its premiere as a Starz television series. Casal was in attendance at a block party to celebrate this past week.


Plus, Danny Glover films a "Lethal Vegan" commercial for Vegan Mob, the plant-based restaurant in which he's also investing; and more cool news from around the Bay Area.

Oakland love in full view at block party for premiere of 'Blindspotting' TV series, Datebook

On Saturday, Oakland residents were eager to be among the first to see the Oakland-set TV show created by the Bay's own Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. Read more.


63 years later, Tom Ammiano gets the varsity letter he was denied as a gay teen, ESPN

After the San Francisco politician and activist shared his story on air for KQED, a listener wrote to Immaculate Conception High School. Now, he finally has his varsity letter jacket. Read more.


'I know I'm going to be here for as long as I can': Why Danny Glover is fighting for San Francisco, SFGate

SF-born Danny Glover is showing his love for the city by starring in Vegan Mob's Lethal Weapon–inspired commercial, "Lethal Vegan, Pt.2." BTW—he's now meat- and dairy-free. Read more.


Holy reptile! A San Francisco airport property is crawling with about 1,300 snakes, KTVU

Believe it or not, it's actually a good thing. Currently, a 180-acre wetland space is home to the largest population of the endangered San Francisco garter snake species. Read more.


Guy Fieri Awards $25k to Oakland Taqueria, Funcheap

The NorCal born mayor of Flavortown's grant, provided via his new show, "Guy's Restaurant Reboot," will help the Bay's first Mexican halal restaurant grow. See what the hype is about by stoping by Maya Halal Taqueria for a hot Cheeto-stuffed burrito. Read more.

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