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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:06/07/2018 11:29 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

TOP STORY

Estimated 80,000 ballots uncounted in Contra Costa  -Thousands of mail-in ballots have yet to be counted, but the race between Diana Becton and Paul Graves seems headed to a November runoff. (BANG)

 

LOCAL NEWS

Lafayette Measure L; Orinda Library Tax Decided By Voters - Voters in several Contra Costa County cities voted. Lafayette voters soundly rejected Measure L, the Deer Hill project (Patch.com)

Teacher at Lafayette private school charged with molesting boy and girl, possessing child porn -A teacher at a private school in Lafayette has been charged with three felony counts alleging he sexually abused two children and possessed child porn. (BANG)

Richmond and Pinole ballot measures pass, Martinez and Lafayette too close to call -Contra Costa County Elections officials still have long days of ballot counting ahead of them with approximately 40 percent of votes still out. (BANG)

Police Union Money Flooded the East Bay's District Attorneys' Races -Law enforcement unions nearly $600,000 in Alameda and Contra Costa counties opposing progressive candidates.  (East Bay Express)

Overnight Fire In Oakland Hills Tamed By 3 Departments -Oakland, Berkeley and Contra Costa County Fire crews all attacked the fire. (Lamorinda Patch)

Danville Freshman’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning: Reports -The ruling came less than a month after 15-year-old Benjamin Curry’s tragic death. ...  (Lamorinda Patch)

Experts say the passage of a bridge toll hike to $9 in 2025 is a great step in addressing the Bay Area's terrible traffic problems, but you're probably going to end up paying more if you hope to be in the car, bus or train less (BANG)

An effort to help the homeless and their pets -Walnut Creek Police are asking for help to benefit the poor and homeless, and their pets. (BANG)

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios in the East Bay -Enjoy the summer with good food and drinks outside — with your best furry friend (East Bay Express)

 

OTHER NEWS

State leaders are “gravely concerned” -More than 118,000 names left off voter rosters in Los Angeles County on Election Day. (LA times)

Wondering why California ballots take so long to count? In part, it’s because a growing number of people vote by mail. (SacBee)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

Are Bay Area couples postponing the decision to have children because of the housing crisis? -A new survey shows some links between falling birth rates and areas where housing prices are the highest. (Mercury News)

Frustration over housing and homelessness is pushing some San Francisco voters to the right. (NYTs)

 

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS, large Canadian investors take lead to advance G-7 investment goals -Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, CalPERS and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan are among 11 institutional investors. (Pensions & Investments)

How California Could Get Its Money Out of Wall Street -$500 billion in CalPERS and CalSTRS, the state's massive public pension funds. These pools of money are restricted. (YES! Magazine)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Big spending by George Soros, liberal groups fails to sway D.A. races in California…Story.

California's major political parties feared the top-two primary but emerged as powerful as before…Story.

In SF mayor's race, being No. 2 could be key to winning the race…Column.

Judge Recalled 2 Years After Light Sexual Assault Sentence for Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner…Story.

CA voters rubber stamp every prop on primary ballot — except one… Story.

No, Californians, you won't be fined $1,000 if you shower and do laundry the same day… Story.

California's First Cannabis Business Owners Policy Approved…Story.

Larry Page's flying car…Story.

Silicon Valley Cities Consider A 'Google Tax' Or An 'Apple Tax… Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Councilwoman says Gustavo Reyna, Lafayette's mayor pro tem, planning to resign -In an effort to stall a series of upcoming votes on new drilling rules, Lafayette City Councilwoman Merrily Mazza on Tuesday revealed Mayor Pro-Tem will resign.

 

AND FINALLY…

Self-driving doubts: A new survey of Bay Area residents shows that while many people are intrigued by the idea of autonomous vehicles, fewer than half would actually ride in one. Observers say a series of high-profile crashes is likely the reason…Story.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

Lafayette Chamber: The Lafayette Plaza will be rockin' Friday nights in June with a free concert series featuring everything from tribute bands to Lamorinda Idol!

 

 

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