• The origin of “It’s on like Donkey Kong,” from the Chronicle blog The Poop.
  • Again from the Chronicle, on the paper’s Politics Blog: Nancy McFadden, Gov Jerry Brown’s new Executive Secretary for Legislation, Appointments and Policy was a senior VP at PG&E. There, she masterminded the ill-fated Prop. 16, which would have made it harder to institute public power.
  • From the San Francisco Citizen, the city skyline in all its holiday glory.
  • The Informant runs down the list of possible replacements for former San Francisco D.A. Kamala Harris, now that David Chiu has declined the appointment.
  • Another mountain lion sighting in Berkeley, says Berkeleyside.
Blog Beat: “It’s On Like Donkey Kong” Origins; Brown Appointee Masterminded PG&E’s Prop 16 6 January,2011Jon 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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