• SFist put together a list of who’s endorsing and who’s opposing San Francisco’s controversial Sit/Lie proposition, which would would ban sitting or lying on sidewalks from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.The yeses includes Gavin Newsom, Dianne Feinstein; the SF Young Republicans (that should help), and supervisors Alioto-Pier, Chu, and Elsbernd. Among the nos: Tom Ammiano, Mark Leno, and supervisors Campos, Chiu, Dufty, Mar, Maxwell, and Daly. Oh–the Sit/Lie Posse doesn’t like it either.
  • The San Jose Blog tips us off that Nissan will show off their fully electric LEAF car at the Almaden/Woz Way Parking Lot Oct 29-31. If you’re interested in taking the LEAF on a little spin, sign up here.
  • If Proposition 19 passes and marijuana is fully legalized, will that render the black market in the drug obsolete? California Watch’s blog examines the possiblity. Growers, at least, think they’ll still be in business, unless the entire country legalizes, the post reports.
  • If you think Giants’ fans were raucous last night, check out this video from Haighteration, capturing the euphoria/hysteria/demonic possession of the crowd at Nickies bar on Haight Street just after Brian Wilson struck out Ryan Howard to win the NLCS Saturday. Not to date myself, but I haven’t heard that much cheering since Lucky Lindy landed in Paris.

Blog Beat: Who’s Endorsing Sit/Lie?, Test Drive Nissan’s Leaf, The Mother of All Giants’ Celebrations 28 October,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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