• From Ocean Beach Bulletin: The Stern Grove Festival has announced its eclectic lineup of free summer concerts, including The English Beat, Aaron Neville, and the San Francisco Symphony, Ballet, and Opera.
  • If you want to see how small and insignificant San Francisco might seem to some people in the rest of the country, this video from the point of view of the International Space Station should serve nicely as a stand-in. Courtesy of a lot of effort from Burrito Justice.
  • Stuff to do in Oakland this weekend, from Oakland Local.
  • Oakland North reports on a combination story hour/library-cuts protest in front of Oakland City Hall.
  • From Fog City Journal, a funny Xtranormal video about l’affaire Alex Tourk, the campaign consultant allegedly engaged in illegal lobbying.
  • From Bluoz: The SOMA office of The Global Film Initiative, which promotes world cinema, was burglarized a few days ago, so now the organization is showcasing a long security video of the perpetrator carrying out equipment.

Blog Beat: Stern Grove Festival Lineup; View of SF From International Space Station 13 May,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. In 2014, he won a California Journalism Award for his coverage of ride services like Uber and Lyft and the taxi industry. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. 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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