• Uh oh. PG&E SmartMeters are finally coming to San Francisco. The utility will soon hold public education seminars in the city, The Richmond District Blog of San Francisco reports.
  • The Informant writes about SF D.A. George Gascon’s denial of its Public Records Act request for clearance letters issued in officer-involved shooting cases.
  • Oakland Seen has posted a great photo of a Chevy auto factory in Oakland from almost a hundred years ago, when the city was viewed as the “Detroit of the West.”
Blog Beat: SmartMeters Coming to SF; Historic Photo — When Oakland was “Detroit of West” 19 February,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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