Blog Beat: Treas. Island’s 40-Foot Statue of Naked Woman; Letter to Jean Quan Re: Library Cuts

  • A 40-foot statue of a naked woman dancing has just been installed on Treasure Island. Photos of “Bliss Dance” on Civic Center.
  • On Oakland Local, a letter to Jean Quan from a children’s librarian, arguing for less funding for police in place of the severe cuts to libraries that the mayor has proposed under one budget scenario.
  • Rest easy. The dispute between Larry Ellison and his Pacific Heights neighbors over some trees obstructing Ellison’s view has been solved. All it took was a $40 million purchase of a third party’s home that has a clear view of the Bay. Details at Curbed SF
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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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