- The Snitch reports that two people fainted -- actually fainted -- at an Embarcadero Center Cinemas showing of Danny Boyle's film 127 Hours. And apparently, they're not the only ones. The immediate cause: A brutal scene depicting a self-amputation. My sight-unseen review: Guh-ross! I think I'll stick to fainting at the $11.00 ticket price.
- Calpensions reports on a new wave of pension-reform proposals in California. The usual contentious debate at the end of the post follows...
- Oakland North sent four reporters to Oakland International Airport, each using a different mode of transportation -- bike, bus, BART, and car -- to see how long each took. Here is their story: