Alexis Bronson is having some serious trouble with his neighbors — and he hasn’t even moved in yet. Since the spring of 2018, Bronson and his business partners have been working to transform a vacant storefront at 152 Geary St. in the heart of San Francisco’s posh Union Square into a high-end cannabis store. Bronson has been selling marijuana since long before it was legalized. Growing up, he and his family bounced between single-room-occupancy hotels in San Francisco and the East Bay, sharing bathrooms with drug addicts and prostitutes. He took to selling weed in high school to supplement his family’s meager income. And now that recreational cannabis is legal statewide, Bronson wants to open “an inviting, well-lit, boutique cannabis outlet. No loud reggae music.” But last month, Bronson’s dream ran into the buzzsaw of San Francisco bureaucracy and neighborhood pushback. Two companies on either side of 152 Geary — including the luxury … [Read more...] about Union Square retailers fight to bar cannabis dispensary from ‘luxury zone’
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Cory Booker hasn’t gotten his respect. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images One of the abiding mysteries of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination contest is why New Jersey senator Cory Booker has never emerged as a serious threat to the many people running ahead of him in the polls. It’s not that he’s made any big mistakes. He has probably been the most consistently solid performer in the four rounds of candidate debates. He’s followed the book in building a formidable organization in Iowa. And as Michelle Goldberg noted back in August, he’s just a great candidate on paper: If you were cooking up a candidate in a lab to take on Donald Trump, you might come up with someone a lot like Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. (Well, except for the unmarried vegan part.) Like Pete Buttigieg, Booker was a Rhodes scholar and the dynamic mayor of a city afflicted by industrial decline, and unlike Buttigieg, he’d be sure to increase African-American turnout. … [Read more...] about Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign?
Malta is reaching a boiling point. The arrest of Yorgen Fenech — one of the country's richest and most influential men — for his alleged involvement in journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder saw the island nation's half-million people confront an unprecedented political crisis that reaches the highest levels of government. At a court hearing, Fenech, who has been accused of being the mastermind behind the car bomb attack, implicated Keith Schembri, the prime minister's chief of staff and closest aide. Schembri resigned last week and was brought in for questioning by police. He has denied any wrongdoing — but the fallout was such that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced he plans to step down in January. Watch video 02:52 Share Son of murdered journalist speaks of plot to kill mother Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink … [Read more...] about How a journalist’s murder haunts Malta’s ruling elite
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