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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:05/17/2018 9:00 AM

Local News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Lafayette mayor predicts court to decide housing plan ballot measure - On June 5, Lafayette voters will decide whether to approve Measure L, which calls for a 44-house development. Here’s what Lafayette’s Mayor Don Tatzin predicts will happen.... Read More

 

LOCAL NEWS

Moraga - Fire takes garage and two cars, but quick work saves homeRead More

Family, Dog Escape Moraga House Fire - Police had to close streets during the firefighting effort …Read more

Walnut Creek approves new Hilton motel near 680/North Main - City leaders have been looking for years not only for a good use for that land at Lawrence Way and Penniman Way…Read More

City manager to depart post in Alameda - Jill Keimach is quitting her job under a deal worked out with the City Council, a move that comes after she admitted she secretly audio-recorded two council members... Read More

After 10 years, Chow Danville closing its doors - This isn't goodbye – we look forward to seeing you again soon in Lafayette, where you will find the same great menu, and a lot of familiar faces...Read More

Walnut Creek - Couple Found Dead in Their HomeRead More

Highway 24 - Armed Robbery Suspect Leads Police On 100mph Chase TuesdayRead More

Oakland - A’s begin Coliseum ballpark negotiationsRead More

 

OTHER NEWS

A judge in Riverside County overturned California’s physician-assisted suicide law - The state attorney general has five days to appeal…Read More

The California High-Speed Rail Authority - New business plan to operate a bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2033 at an estimated price of $77 billionRead More

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

Bay Area condo market heats up as alternative to pricier homes - Even the first step into the real estate market for many buyers -- condominiums -- is getting higher in the Bay Area. Prices are up and inventory is down for condos across the Bay Area... Read More

Housing affordability: Mortgage rates are surging to the highest level in 7 years - A sharp sell-off in the bond market is sending mortgage rates to the highest level in seven years... Read More

Strong wage growth and steady home prices buoy California housing affordability -Thirty-one percent of California households could afford to purchase the $538,640 median-priced home in the first quarter of 2018, up from 29 percent ...Read More

 

PENSION FUNDS

Gov. Brown to pension-hammered cities: You're on your own - Brown isn't responsible for CalPERS' perfidy. But the modest pension reforms he got passed in 2012 haven't had nearly a positive effect ...Read More

League Urges CalPERS to Find Ways to Exceed 7% Return Projections - CalPERS is only 64% funded, but the largest pension plan in the US sets contributions for each of its member agencies... Read More

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

San Franciscans need to earn $333,000 a year to buy a median-priced home… Story

California hospital giant Sutter Health faces heavy backlash on prices… Story

A ban on Delta tunnels lawsuits slips into federal spending plan Story.

Cal State trustees to discuss Brown's latest budget proposal, which they say still falls $171 million short… Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Sales tax for Lafayette Sheriff's Office on Dec. 8 ballot - A 3/4-cent, parish-wide sales tax for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and Lafayette Police will be on the Dec. 8 ballot…Read More

 

AND FINALLY…

Brooks on Beer: World Beer Cup, new seasonal brews and more - The award-winning Bay Area beers and festivals you must try this summer.... Read More

 

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

We’re really excited about Saturday’s Dogtown Downtown. Bring the entire family, your pooch (or pooches) and make sure to visit the great Lafayette businesses that support this special event.  You can find details here.

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