Blog Beat: San Jose Employee Layoffs; New SF Tech Boom; Herb Caen’s 1985 View of Mid-Market

  • From San Jose Inside: City Manager Debra Figone’s letter to city employees, which projects the necessary elimination of 400 more positions on top of the 200 already scheduled for elimination.
  • 7X7 says a new San Francisco tech boom is definitely on…
  • From Bluoz, what Herb Caen thought of the mid-Market area back in 1985. (Hint: He calls the area “Le Grand Pissoir.”)

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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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