• 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’s 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.”
Blog Beat: Trader Joe’s Opts Out of Castro; SJ Councilmembers Want Smaller Pot Biz; Alameda Measure A 8 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. In 2014, he won a California Journalism Award for his coverage of ride services like Uber and Lyft and the taxi industry. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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