Blog Beat: Trader Joe’s Opts Out of Castro; SJ Councilmembers Want Smaller Pot Biz; Alameda Measure A

  • The SFist reports that Trader Joe’s is not coming to the Castro, which it found out via Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Facebook post.
  • Some San Jose councilmembers are calling for a drastic reduction in the number of marijuana businesses allowed in the city, San Jose Inside says.
  • On The Island, Alameda is voting today on Measure A, a school parcel tax that would would raise an estimated $12 million a year over seven years for Alameda‚Äôs schools by charging property owners 32 cents per square foot of building on each parcel they own.”
  • KQED Arts hips us to The Bay Bridged podcast, “sampling some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing this month in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

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Jon Brooks

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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