Keith Laidlaw is a writer for KQED Arts & Culture and our political discussion site You Decide. He also works as a freelance writer and editor for Chow.com and SF Weekly, among others.
He moved to San Francisco in April 2007, having spent the previous 11 years living in London. His jobs there included stints with UK Esquire, Britain's leading music title NME, and The Independent newspaper's Sunday magazine supplement. He has also worked in radio production, book publishing, and -- for a few dreary months he rarely mentions on his resume -- local government.
Keith writes two blogs, and you can find links to these, and to much more of his work, at his website here.
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Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.