• SF Weekly interviewed Harold Camping, the president of Oakland’s Family Church, the organization behind those billboards around California pegging the date of the end of the world as May 21. When asked whether he considered the end of the world good news, Camping said, “I tell you, it’s a mixed bag.”
  • Berkeleyside reports on UC Berkeley students on a hunger strike to protest the university’s “consolidation of Ethnic Studies with other social science programs.”
  • From Burrito Justice, check out this 360 degree panorama from the top of Corona Heights in San Francisco.
Blog Beat: Harold Camping Says End of World on May 21 “A Mixed Bag”; UCB Student Hunger Strike 7 May,2011Jon Brooks

  • george

    It seems as if another group has entered the billboard wars in Camping’s/Family Radio’s back yard of Oakland, CA. They are disputing Camping’s claims with a compelling message of “Jesus is already here.” Here’s the billboard photo:


  • Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence

    The bible tells us that no man knows the day or hour. Instead of freaking out about when the end will come, Jesus warned us in Matthew 24 to keep watch and be ready. We must become both physically and spiritually prepared for the things to come. How? http://www.endtimesolutions.com.


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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