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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:05/22/2018 9:26 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

LOCAL NEWS

Local Digs: Orindans Getting A New Sewer Line – May 21 to June 13 (NEWS24-680)…Read More

Grass Fires Break Out – Briefly – Along Our Namesake Highway (NEWS24-680)… Read More

Cougar Sighting In Pleasant Hill (NEWS24-680)… Read More

Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop's “Hawaiiana” Event (Lamorinda Patch)… Read More

EPA Awards Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award to Walnut Creek Student

(Press Release via Next Door)…Read More

Tim Hardaway, who played point guard for the Warriors from 1989 to 1996, was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. (SFGate) … Read More

Marketing Career Bootcamp (Lamorinda Patch) - An Adjunct Professor of Marketing at St. Mary's College has developed a program that will help your son or daughter more confidently pursue a career in marketing… Read More  

Astronomy Lecture: Two Faces of Cosmology (Lamorinda Patch)… Read More

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Will Visit Walnut Creek  (Lamorinda Patch) - Fans line up to buy cute collectibles and these sweet treats...Read more

If only HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ could have met Madden’s Raiders (Oakland Tribune) - There are specific rules about which NFL teams can appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" -- this year the Browns were one of six teams that couldn't refuse.... Read More

 

OTHER NEWS

Proposed “ Mayor Libby Schaaf Act,” after the Oakland mayor who this year tipped off the Bay Area to a sweep. (The Washington Times)… Read More

Brown gives prison guards a parting gift (Sacramento Bee) - California prison guards would get a 5 percent pay bump next year under a contract Jerry Brown struck with their union this month....

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30 percent of California tax agency managers have a relative on staff (Sacramento Bee) -

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HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

Is this Oakland developer building sorely needed housing — or dropping gentrification bombs? (San Francisco magazine)… Read More

Recharging electric scooters is a cutthroat business (The Atlantic) -  Companies like Bird have effectively created a lucrative scavenger huntRead More

CityLab: The American Housing Crisis Might Be Our Next Big Political Issue (HCD Blog) - Several new advocacy groups have sprung up to push for better housing policies at the state and national level. Their first job: Communicating how significant the problem really is…. Read More

California approaches collective madness on housing (Washington Post)

That was the thinking behind SB-827, a law that would have given the legislature the power to increase density in mass transit corridors. It died last ... Read More

 

EDUCATION

Why charter school backers are spending big in California's governor's race (Sacramento Bee)- Read More

 

PENSION FUNDS

Pension fund's CFO 'no longer works' for CalPERS after hiring review (Sacramento Bee)-Read More

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California lags other high-tax states on state and local deduction workaround - Story

Legislation would require airlines, commuter rail lines, buses to adopt anti-harassment rules - Story

A bar too high? Pass rate plummets to record low for California lawyer exam - Story

Why do we still care about royal weddings? - Story

Got several years and several million dollars? You probably still can't plant a Napa Valley vineyard -  Story

The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani - Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Trash, trash everywhere: Greater Lafayette seeks to clean up (Journal & Courier)- Stories just keep coming in, on social media and elsewhere. Mattresses festering off county roads for months and years. A dirty ... Read More

 

AND FINALLY…

In San Francisco, Public Art Soars High Into the Skyline (New York Times) - The Salesforce Tower, the second tallest building west of the Mississippi, has already redefined the San Francisco skyline. Now it will take the concept of public art to new heights… Read More

 

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

And speaking of public art…

  

A grizzly bear has arrived in town! The sculpture, "Ursus Redivivus, Recycled Bear," was installed yesterday at 3505 Golden Gate Way.  We’ll have more news about our grizzly soon, but in the meantime, read a Lamorinda Weekly article about the sculpture here.

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