• A 40-foot statue of a naked woman dancing has just been installed on Treasure Island. Photos of “Bliss Dance” on Civic Center.
  • On Oakland Local, a letter to Jean Quan from a children’s librarian, arguing for less funding for police in place of the severe cuts to libraries that the mayor has proposed under one budget scenario.
  • Rest easy. The dispute between Larry Ellison and his Pacific Heights neighbors over some trees obstructing Ellison’s view has been solved. All it took was a $40 million purchase of a third party’s home that has a clear view of the Bay. Details at Curbed SF
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Blog Beat: Treas. Island’s 40-Foot Statue of Naked Woman; Letter to Jean Quan Re: Library Cuts 31 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. 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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