In yet another dry year, many wondered whether the wildflowers would bloom at all. But at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area near Sacramento, a marvelous crop of blue lupine flowers has exploded and is drawing crowds of thousands for magical photo ops.
Plus, festival-hungry music enthusiasts snapped up all the single-day tix to Outside Lands within hours; VP Kamala Harris is getting a wax doppelgänger; and more stress-free local stories from around the Bay Area.
Thousands overwhelm wildflower site 2.5 hours northeast of SF, SFGate
Following a dry season, Folsom Lake located outside of Sacramento is attracting visitors from near hoping to snap a pic of the magical wildflower explosion. Read more.
Outside Lands Festival sells out in 2 hours despite technical glitches, Datebook
Life after Covid is officially taking the stage. Read more.
How to see the Kamala Harris wax figure at Madame Tussauds, KRON4
Harris is the first VP to earn a spot at Madame Tussauds and her wax counterpart will be joined by a wax twin of President Biden, of course. Expect to see her this year. Read more.
Kiri the tiny Japanese fire truck stops in front of a mural in San Francisco. (Courtesy of Todd Lappin, via SF Chronicle)
Meet Kiri, the tiny Japanese fire truck bringing joy to San Francisco, SF Chronicle
Believe it or not, the pint-sized 1990 Daihatsu fire truck isn't just good for endless photo ops— it can actually put out real fires. Read more.
SF Giant Brandon Crawford Has An SF-Themed Fish Tank, SFist
The Bay Area–born shortstop's wife tweeted pics of their elaborate fish tank—complete with a mini bridge, cable car, and baseball glove. Read more.