The Snitch reports that two people fainted — actually fainted — at an Embarcadero Center Cinemas showing of Danny Boyle’s film 127 Hours. And apparently, they’re not the only ones. The immediate cause: A brutal scene depicting a self-amputation. My sight-unseen review: Guh-ross! I think I’ll stick to fainting at the $11.00 ticket price.
Calpensions reports on a new wave of pension-reform proposals in California. The usual contentious debate at the end of the post follows…
Oakland North sent four reporters to Oakland International Airport, each using a different mode of transportation — bike, bus, BART, and car — to see how long each took. Here is their story:
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.