• Before there was the Doggie Diner, there was Fat Boy Barbecue, says The Ocean Beach Bulletin.
  • Cole Valley Alley clears up the mystery of the cobble-stone semi-circles at Frederick and Shrader and 13th and Folsom.
  • Tri-City Beat reports on Fremont’s Bikini Barista coffee shop.
  • Calbuzz doesn’t like Arnold Schwarzenegger, apparently. In a post titled “Arnold’s Exit Reeks,” the blog bemoans “the parade of hacks, sycophants and cronies that he and his Chief of Staff Susan Kennedy shamelessly appointed to six-figure scam government jobs,” and the commutation of the prison sentence of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez’s son. The blog also calls him “a phony huckster who held California captive to his unbridled narcissism,” for good measure.
Blog Beat: What Was There Before Doggie Diner?; Bikini Barista Coffee Shack; “Arnold’s Exit Reeks” 12 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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