• This post on Oakland Seen contends there were no riots in Oakland the day of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination because of the influence of the Black Panther Party.
  • The Bay Area Italian deli chain A.G. Ferrari is closing stores after filing for bankruptcy, reports Berkeleyside.
  • Nominations for worst public art in the city are under way at Curbed San Francisco.
  • Check out this guy’s Sutro Tower tattoo, on Burrito Justice.
Blog Beat: Why Was Oakland Calm When King Was Assassinated?; A.G. Ferrari Goes Bankrupt 5 April,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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