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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:05/21/2018 12:15 PM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Rabbi Judy Shanks retires from Lafayette pulpit - LAFAYETTE, California — In the late 1960s Reform seminaries accepted women as students….Read More

  

LOCAL NEWS

Lafayette Chamber May Mixer - Lafayette Chamber May Mixer in Lafayette, 3373 Mt Diablo Blvd, Wednesday, 23. May 2018 - The Lafayette Chamber's May Mixer will be held at ... Read More

Walnut Creek couple’s deaths ruled homicide-suicide - A case involving a couple whose bodies were found at their Walnut Creek home after a welfare check has been ruled a homicide-suicide, police said.... Read More

Deadly Crash Into Pond On Crow Canyon Road Under Investigation - One man was killed in the accident, according to the CHP. The crash involved a Tesla Model S.... Read More

Driver Hits Home; Laptop Thieves: Lamorinda, East Bay Police Log - A LYFT driver is accused of rape, a driver who hit a student is accused of DUI and other police and fire stories from across the East Bay...  Read More

Alameda Theatre marking 10th year with 10 days of goodies - In celebration of this anniversary, the theater is hosting a 10-day thank-you celebration May 18-27 consisting of ongoing giveaways, special offers and surprise gifts for moviegoers.... Read More

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million toward affordable homes - Responding to a growing need for affordable housing, Kaiser Permanente announced Friday the company would invest $200 million for new housing and community needs for low-income residents. The health care giant, based in Oakland, plans to shift funds... Read More

Surging Prices, Rates Test Demand in US Housing Market - Fear of missing out may persuade Americans with an eye on buying a home to hurry their decision before it gets more expensive. But while demand ... Read More

California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes -Its impact on housing affordability will be minimal, if the California Energy Commission's figures are correct. The commission…Read More  

California Assembly District 15 candidates talk at forum on health equity - Scott Wiener's bill SB 827, which was recently voted down in committee and would have added incentive for developers to build around transit stops…Read More

Big California Housing Bills Remain After SB 827's Defeat  - SB 827 (Wiener) was the big effort to solve California's housing shortage. When the state senate killed it in committee, the senators doomed California….Read More

$660M Promised For I-680/Hwy 4 Interchange, 13 Bay Area Projects - The Contra Costa Transportation Authority was promised $34 million to upgrade the Interstate Highway 680/state Highway 4 interchange. …Read More

 

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS bringing private equity in-house - Last week, the $349 billion Sacramento-based pension fund unveiled what it will call CalPERS Direct. Poised to launch in the first half of next year…Read More

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California builders plan 30% more housing. That's not enough - Permits statewide were filed to build 28,352 residential units across the state in the first quarter, the third-largest tally among the states, according to Census Bureau stats…Story

What a $500,000 home looks like around California-and how it shapes where we move - The median price of a California single family home is now well over half a million dollars. That's more than double what the average house costs in the rest of the U.S….Story

Billionaires vs teachers union: Charter school fight amps up race for California governor - Charter advocates see teachers unions as caring more about working conditions for teachers than learning outcomes for kids. Union leaders see charters, most of which hire non-union teachers, as threats to their livelihoods. But the two sides also clash more broadly over how to improve public education… Story

San Francisco to add 250 police officersStory

Resilient by Design offers ideas for SF Bay Area to deal with rising seasStory

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

New hope builds in struggling Lafayette Square - Until that once-prime real estate is redeveloped, the entire area will suffer. This spring, a team of students from the University of Indianapolis…Read More

 

AND FINALLY…

The Bay to Breakers was this weekend -Here’s a look at some of the best and most bizarre costumes… Read More

 

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

 

A fun time was had by all, especially Lafayette’s hounds, at this past Saturday’s Dogtown Downtown. If you missed it this time, make sure to be there next year! You can see more photos soon on the Love Lafayette SmugMug site here.

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