Blog Beat: La Niña is Here; Newsom’s SUV Caught Parked at Fire Hydrant; W Visits Facebook

  • QUEST elucidates La Niña, the climate phenomenon that could minimize rain and snow this winter in the Bay Area and surroundings.
  • From the HayWord: Hayward’s Video Z, which specializes in Spanish-language films, is closing tomorrow. They may still have some inventory left, all under $5.
  • Gavin Newsom and Jean Quan are going to have to have a run-off over who is the bigger parking abuser. Last week Quan was outed as owing more than $1,000 in parking tickets. Today, The Snitch snapped a photo of Newsom’s SUV parked in front of a fire hydrant in a red zone, two guys manning the front seat while the Mayor visited the San Francisco Tennis Club.
  • Valleywag clues us in that George W. Bush is visiting Facebook today. But you probably defriended him a long time ago anyway.
  • From California Beat, a video of the tree-lighting ceremony at Union Square.

Author

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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