- Oakland North turns us on to this Oakland School Board Voter Guide from the Greater Oakland Public Schools site. What's cool about it: It's actually a video guide in which all of the candidates answer the same question from the public.
- Berkeleyside reports on a campaign launched last week to entice 1000 new people in the East Bay to start riding their bikes for everyday activities like commuting to work or school. The 1000 New Cyclists initiative focuses on the “social support” side of cycling, and its web site includes tips for novice riders, a section on bike safety, and a sign-up list to become a mentor or bike buddy. Or just click ahead to Join the 1000!
- There's something brewing between cult coffee roaster Blue Bottle and the residents around San Francisco's Dolores Park, and it ain't a double latte with a shot of whipped cream. 7 X 7 interviews Blue Bottle co-owner James Freeman about the neighborhood's intense opposition to a Blue Bottle trailer approved for doing business in the park.
- MUNI is replacing the J-Church tracks at 30th and Church and StreetsBlog San Francisco has posted this fine-looking time lapse movie of the process, shot by Ken Murphy: