• 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 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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