• Berkeleyside reports that the Berkeley City Council has watered down its resolution praising Bradley Manning, the army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. “Instead of declaring Manning a hero, the revised bill calls for Manning to be treated ‘humanely’ in prison,” writes the site.
  • There’s going to be a pillow fight in San Jose this weekend. If there weren’t, there wouldn’t be a site called Pillow Fight San Jose.
  • The group that runs San Francisco Pride still owes a lot of money and is seeking partners, reports Bay Area Reporter.


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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