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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:05/15/2018 9:00 AM

NEWS OF INTEREST

Earthquake Rattles East Bay - It struck at 7:18 p.m. Monday... Read More

Park It: Hayward hike to explore how Ohlone used plants - Naturalist Francis Mendoza will lead a 3-mile hike while discussing how the Ohlone tribes used plants for food, medicine, shelter and tools.... Read More

Contra Costa County man gets year of jail in bribery scheme that offered access to affordable housing - A Contra Costa man received jail or house arrest for a bribery conviction that centered on access to affordable housing. ... Read More

On Bike to Work Day, LimeBike expands to downtown Walnut Creek - The LimeBike bikeshare program marked its expansion to the downtown Walnut Creek area Thursday.... Read More

East Bay school district hit with federal suit over teacher charged with 23 sex assault counts - The suit claims that district employees heard "rumors and innuendo" about inappropriate contact between Daniel Gonzalez and students.... Read More

Suspect Arrested In Caltrans Shooting Near Caldecott Tunnel - The Caltrans worker was not injured. The shooting happened Thursday...Read more

California Has 524 U.S. News Best Schools In The Country For 2018 - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how CA schools ranked. .. Read more

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities - From SF Bay Area Indymedia: Oakland has the fastest pace for gentrification in the Bay Area ....Read more

California approaches collective madness on housing  - From the Washington Post: What’s the thinking behind SB-827, a law that would have given the legislature the power to increase density in mass transit corridors.... Read More

 

PENSION FUNDS

Pension liability a challenge for Solano county, supervisor candidates - The question posed was: “Solano County's unfunded liability, as of June 30, 2016 (the last CalPERS report), was $545,268,876….Read More

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Maybe things aren't as bad as they look for Republican House members in California. POLITICO's Rachael Bade writes this morning from Irvine

"Democrats are using a new strategy to prevent a primary shutout in California," by LATimes' Christine Mai-Duc: Story

How popular an endorser is Sen. Kamala Harris? Per Matier & Ross in the SFChronicle, "Harris's face is showing up on 26 Democratic candidates' mailers and TV ads, including those for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley."

"California National Guard Begins Border Training," via KQED's The California Report: Story

"Trump is more popular than Dems want to admit," by Willie Brown in SFChronicle:  Story

"Brown faces California budget fight as surplus grows," by AP's Jonathan J. Cooper: Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Stanley Middle School 7th graders get immersed in architecture - Stanley Middle school students in Lafayette spent a full week immersed in classical architectural history through lessons, discussion, model making, sketching and drawing... Read More

 

AND FINALLY…

San Ramon High Schooler Winner Of 'Doodle 4 Google' Competition - Elaine Park's art beat out more than 200,000 entries. Find out how you can help her win the national title…. Read More

 

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Flutes

Stanley Middle School’s Julia Burke Memorial Flute Choir held a special performance last night before the Lafayette City Council meeting.