Blog Beat: SmartMeters Coming to SF; Historic Photo — When Oakland was “Detroit of West”

  • Uh oh. PG&E SmartMeters are finally coming to San Francisco. The utility will soon hold public education seminars in the city, The Richmond District Blog of San Francisco reports.
  • The Informant writes about SF D.A. George Gascon’s denial of its Public Records Act request for clearance letters issued in officer-involved shooting cases.
  • Oakland Seen has posted a great photo of a Chevy auto factory in Oakland from almost a hundred years ago, when the city was viewed as the “Detroit of the West.”

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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