SF Conservatory of Flowers' famed corpse flower, Terra the Titan, won't bloom again for at least another three years. View it now through the windows of the conservatory. (Courtesy of @thutoworld)

SF's iconic corpse flower is blooming + more good news from around the Bay Area

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The San Francisco Conservatory's massive amorphophallus titanium, aka corpse flower, aka Terra the Titan, is in bloom and you can peer into the front atrium for social-distanced outdoor viewing and smelling.

Plus, a Bay Area artist made Obama's summer playlist; Palo Alto's once-private Foothills Park will open to the public; and Steph Curry is starting his own book club.



Foothills Park, once off-limits to wider public, will soon open for hiking and other outdoor splendor, San Francisco Chronicle

Historically accessible only to Palo Alto residents, this 1,400 acre park with a lake, creek, 15 miles of trails, and hilltop views will soon open for limited entry to non-residents for a fee. Read more.


Outside Lands Goes Virtual; Gorillaz, J. Cole, Kehlani Added to Lineup, KQED

On August 28-29, Inside Lands, taking place on Twitch, will include archival OSL performances, artist interviews, and live shows from artists including Jack White, Beach House, Brittany Howard, and more. Read more.

Warriors' Steph Curry is starting a book club focused on underdogs and trailblazers, The Mercury News

Titled "Underrated," Curry's new book club, in partnership with Literati, will feature overlooked yet barrier-breaking storytellers. Sign up now and get ready for some new reading material in October. Read more.


SF's famed 'corpse flower' is in bloom—and you can visit it safely, Hoodline SF

For just a few days, catch Terra the Titan on view in the still-closed Conservatory's front atrium. If you miss it, don't expect to see the flower in all its blooming glory for another three to five years. Read more.

Obama included this Bay Area singer twice on his summer playlist, SFGate

Obama's annual summer playlist dropped on Monday and includes not one but two tracks by 23-year-old Vallejo native and Grammy winner H.E.R. If you haven't already, give her tunes "As I Am" and "Smile" a listen. Read more.

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