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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:06/12/2018 8:56 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Caldecott Tunnel Closure Plans This Week -Plan ahead to save a heap of headaches. (California News Wire Services)

 

LOCAL NEWS

Warriors fans swarm Oakland for team’s third victory parade in four years - Tens of thousands of fans were expected to descend on Oakland as the team, which won one NBA title in the team's first 52 seasons in the Bay Area, now has three NBA titles in four years. (BANG)

Warriors to mingle with fans along downtown parade route - Barriers line Broadway. A flame-spouting snail car has seats reserved for Mayor Libby Schaaf and MC Hammer. The Larry O’Brien Championship trophy is ready. (East Bay Times)

Contra Costa DA candidate Diana Becton at 50.01 percent. - 60,000 uncounted ballots remain (BANG)

West Nile Virus Found In East Bay -Spraying was done last Friday in an effort to halt the spread. Residents are asked to be vigilant. (Patch)

Pleasant Hill chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients -Two women have filed a lawsuit alleging that a Pleasant Hill chiropractor sexually assaulted them. (East Bay Times)

Pleasant Hill Pep Boys armed robbery was an inside job, DA says -A former employee at a Pep Boys in Pleasant Hill was charged with carrying out an inside job robbery in February. (East Bay Times)

Falling tree kills driver on I-680 in Danville -A fallen tree on I-680 in Danville caused the death of a female motorist (East Bay Times)

Contra Costa County's fire chief said he is hiring four new inspectors and making other changes. The department may also make temporary transfers. (The Mercury News)

Fire district approves balanced budget -The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board recently approved a balanced preliminary operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. (The Press.net)

Brush fire starts near 1991 memorial to Oakland Hills firestorm  -Oakland Fire Department crews have contained a wildfire at Tunnel Road and Hiller Drive (KTVU)

 

OTHER NEWS

Second commissioner resigns from California's political watchdog agency.  (SacBee)

Point Reyes Ranchers Create Lobbying Group to Weaken Protections for Public Lands -Critics worry that Resilient Agriculture Group, whose lobbyist is former Republican Congressman John Doolittle, wants to privatize the seashore. (East Bay Express)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

Battle brews over building height limits -Because General Plan amendments such as the city's Rail Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Plan was adopted in 2005. (San Mateo Daily Journal)

The San Francisco Bay Area's housing crisis is so out of control -The San Francisco Bay Area has become the epicenter of California’s affordable housing crisis. (Business Insider)

Berkeley Rejects Fast-track Approval for 260-unit Housing Project -The city of Berkeley informed developer West Berkeley Investments that its 1900 Fourth St. project - 260 housing units over a parking lot on Fourth Street in West Berkeley- does not apply to SB 35, which looks to expedite permitting for projects that are 50 percent affordable housing units. The site, city officials say, is a designated city landmark and thus the law is not applicable. (San Francisco Business Journal)

Real Estate Headache: Baby Boomers Who Won't Sell Their Homes -Thanks to their sheer numbers, the baby boomers have shaped society, driving social change and the economic expansion since the 1970s. But now they're influencing society in a new way -- by holding on to their homes. (MoneyWatch)

Mayor Wants to Keep Rent Control Measure off November Ballot -Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Thursday he opposes a rent control ballot measure being pushed by the powerful Service Employees International Union labor union and is instead drafting an ordinance with protections for renters he plans to bring to the City Council this summer. (SacBee)

San Francisco Takes Advantage of a Redevelopment Exemption -In San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood construction is underway on new affordable homes in an attempt by the city to deal with a major housing shortage. (Bond Buyer)

A Win for Tenants' Rights in Historic Prop F Vote in San Francisco -San Francisco has become the second city in the U.S. to guarantee renters the right to an attorney when facing an eviction lawsuit in housing court. (HCD News)

Council Considers New Interim Ordinance on Building Height Regulations -Under SB827 cities like Pasadena would have their local zoning laws usurped and replaced by new state standards. (Pasadena Now)

 

PENSION FUNDS

Public pension fund CIOs moving to exit -They include state pension plans in Connecticut, North Carolina and Hawaii. Theodore "Ted" Eliopoulos joined CalPERS in 2007. (Pensions & Investments)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Citing past budget anxiety, Gov. Brown vetoes several new tax credits…Story.

Homelessness, welfare get boost in California budget deal…Story.

Governor, legislative leaders agree on funding boost for higher education…Story.

California workers' comp insurer cuts way back on opioid spending…Story.

Charter Schools Regroup After Big California Election Loss…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette property owners to appeal to public for help with stalled redevelopment bid  -Lafayette property owners to appeal to public for help.  

 

AND FINALLY…

Meet Sammy Gelfand, a son of a physicist, - And who is also the head of analytics for the Golden State Warriors. (The New York Times)

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

It was standing room only at last night’s City Council meeting. Among other items, Councilmembers heard comments from the public on rezoning the Deer Hill property. If you cannot attend City Council meetings, you can still make your voice heard. Log on to Lafayette Listens here to comment on current topics facing the City.

 

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