Listen up, music lovers: Outside Lands will take the stage in the Golden Gate Park this year. Instead of the festival's usual August dates, OSL is scheduled for the weekend Halloween with a lineup including Tame Impala, Lizzo, and Glass Animals.
Plus, Ryan Coogler gets an Oscar nomination, a humpback whale showed up early in the Bay Area, and San Mateo is officially in the orange tier.
Chase Center Honors Golden State Warriors Star Steph Curry With Popcorn Cake, Eater SF
Chase Center pastry chef Bianca Montijo created a very fitting cake for Steph's birthday, representing his favorite stadium snack topped with mini basketballs. Read more.
Oakland Native Ryan Coogler Makes History With Oscar Nomination for 'Judas and the Black Messiah,' SFist
The director of Fruitvale Station, Black Panther, and the all-Black producing team behind Judas and the Black Messiah—which tells the story of Black Panther party chairman Fred Hampton—has earned a nomination for Best Picture. Read more.
San Mateo County moves to orange tier, the first in the Bay Area to get there since last fall, SF Chronicle
The second least restrictive tier in the state allows for increased indoor capacity at already-open businesses and allows indoor pools, breweries, bars, family entertainment centers, and music and sports venues to reopen with limited capacity. Cross your fingers that SF is next. Read more.
Young humpback having a whale of a time in S.F. Bay, SF Chronicle
A 50-foot whale has been spotted hanging out and feeding on fish in the Bay about a month earlier than humpbacks' usual April arrival. Read more.
Outside Lands announces new 2021 dates, tickets on sale, SFGate
If you're feeling music (and people) deprived, rest assured that this Halloween weekend, you can be jamming out in GGP once again. Read more.
CHP Rescue Sea Lion Pup Near Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, Funcheap SF
Eight-month-old Elio was rescued on the roadway just by the Bay Bridge. By next week, he should be well-fed and healthy enough to go back to the wild. Read more.