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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:06/06/2018 9:24 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Measure L Results  –In the latest results from Contra Costa County Elections, No on Measure L has the lead with 55.50%, or 2,730 votes.  Yes on L has 44.50%, or 2,189 votes.

 

LOCAL NEWS

REAL-TIME RESULTS: Contra Costa Co.'s 2018 Primary Election Races -Patch's live roundup of Tuesday's election results from across Contra Costa County in the primary election for June 5, 2018. (Lamorinda Patch)

East Bay DA races:  Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley was ahead; Contra Costa DA Diana Becton led, but may face runoff. (BANG)

Former Bentley Teacher Arrested For Lewd Acts With Child -Bail has been set for $1.2 million for the man, who advertised on his services on babysitting sites and Facebook groups. (Lamorinda Patch)

Bridge tolls going up: Voters across nine Bay Area counties appeared to be supporting raising tolls and to use the money to fund improvements in traffic and transit. (BANG)

Contra Costa supervisors nix plan for huge home on Alamo hilltop -A controversial plan to build a 13,888-square-foot house on a highly visible local hilltop was scotched Tuesday by Contra Costa County (BANG)

Teen girl dies from injuries after fiery head-on crash in Brentwood -Crews from the California Department of Forestry, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and East Contra Costa Fire Protection districts were called to the scene. (BANG)

California Fish Grill heading to Walnut Creek - Restaurant chain has been grilling sustainable seafood for 20 years in SoCal (BANG)

Louie, of Walnut Creek’s Northgate High, earns Eagle rank - Jonathan Westley Louie, of Northgate High School, has earned his Eagle Scout Award. The Troop 810 Scout was recognized in a May 26 Court of Honor ceremony at Cornerstone Church in Walnut Creek. (BANG)

13-year-old girl hospitalized after being bitten by apparent rattlesnake at Mount Diablo -A birthday was being celebrated at the campsite at the Live Oak campground inside Mt. Diablo State Park. (KGO-TV)

California lawmaker proposes bill to force accountability on fire inspections -Hill's proposal for new legislation came as two Contra Costa County supervisors joined a chorus of local officials. (BANG)

First Look: Lafayette's new Batch & Brine -There's a fire pit, too. DETAILS: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., plus weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3602 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. (BANG)

 

OTHER NEWS

The New York Times Election Results here. (NYTs)

Here's what happened in the California primary election while you were sleeping (SacBee)

Nail-biter roundup: This morning's update on the races that were too close to call on Tuesday night. (BANG)

State voters OK parks bond: Voters gave their approval to the $4 billion conservation and parks bond and also approved a rule that would force the new gas tax to be spent exclusively on transportation projects. A measure that would have required a two-thirds vote to spend money from the state's cap-and-trade program was the only one of five to fail. (BANG)

Senator Dianne Feinstein easily won a spot on the November ballot in her re-election bid in what by every indication appears to be an easy race. Separately, Senator Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he was canceling most of the Senate’s monthlong August recess, a move that could keep incumbents senators like Ms. Feinstein tethered to Washington as the midterm elections approach. (NYTs)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

The San Francisco Bay Area's housing crisis is so out of control, a median-priced home costs -These recommendations focus on investing in transit-oriented developments, which the researchers believe would reduce housing prices in the Bay. (Business Insider)

Caltrain kicks off transit-oriented development strategy -At its upcoming board meeting on Thursday, Caltrain is kicking off a process to set its strategy and policies for land around Caltrain stations (Green Caltrain)

Council approves 'workforce housing' project -The project also represents a critical test case in Palo Alto's much-touted pivot toward "transit-oriented development. (Palo Alto Online)

Big north San Jose live-work development of offices, shops, homes is proposed  -Big north San Jose live-work development of offices, shops, homes. One such ambitious effort is Google's transit-oriented community. (BANG)

 

PENSION FUNDS

Arroyo Grande mayor's state of the city -The CalPERS obligation is based on a formula involving two variables – the shortfall of PERS funds. (Cal Coast News)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

The California Primary as Gold Rush Politics… Story.

Here's where Californians are moving to, according to new report…Story.

118,522 voters accidentally left off Los Angeles County polling place rosters… Story.

Judge Aaron Persky, who ruled in sex assault case, recalled in Santa Clara County… Story.

SF mayor's race: London Breed holds lead over Mark Leno, Jane Kim…Story.

No charges for California teacher who fired gun in class… Story.

Yosemite rock climbers smash El Capitan speed record…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

West Lafayette growth inspires increase in rental fees -West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis was adamant that the amendment was necessary. “This is a way for us to generate essential revenue.”

 

AND FINALLY…

A British baby’s first word was “Alexa.” The infant copied his parents asking Amazon’s virtual assistant for help…Story.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

It sure feels like a good day for walk downtown.

 

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