From Carla Marinucci on the Chronicle’s Politics Blog:

Closing out a chapter which roiled her GOP gubernatorial campaign for weeks — and became a turning point in her race against Democrat Jerry Brown — billionaire former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has agreed to pay $5500 to Nicky Diaz Santillan, who worked as her undocumented former housekeeper for nine years…’s Shaky Hand Productions was there when both sides Dr. Griffith Harsh, Whitman’s neurosurgeon husband, came to the hearing with attorney Dennis Brown, and Diaz was accompanied by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who represented her on the matter.

Both sides declared victory at the finish. Full post

Meg Whitman’s Former Housekeeper Gets $5500 in Back Wages Settlement 17 November,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, 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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