Blog Beat: Audio of a Terrifying 6 Minutes During Joplin Tornado; Photos of Bernal GT Road Rally

  • On Governing California: A look at California’s overcrowded prisons
  • You can listen to a terrifying six minutes experienced by a group of people hunkered down in a convenience store as the Joplin tornado hit, on Climate Watch.
  • Oakland Unified School District gets a near-failing grade, according to one education advocacy group. Oakland Local has details.
  • Photos from the 2011 Bernal GT Road Rally, at Bernalwood.
  • Contra Costa County is in the middle of a “Click it or Ticket” campaign, according to Claycord. That means drivers better buckle up, or face a minimum fine of $142.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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