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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:06/18/2018 8:49 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Lafayette council sets moratorium on Deer Hill site after voters reject housing plan -Reacting to voters’ decisive rejection of a housing plan north of Highway 24, the Lafayette City Council imposed an emergency moratorium on development of the Deer Hill property.

 

LOCAL NEWS

Grass Fire Erupts In Contra Costa County  -Grass Fire Erupts In Contra Costa County ... Three years ago, Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wood was shot by two men (USA Data)

Grass Fire Burning Near Pittsburg-Concord Border  -A grass fire has been reported this afternoon in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Pittsburg, according to the California Highway Patrol. (SFGate)

Two-Alarm Brush Fire in Concord Burns 25 Acres  -Contra Costa firefighters battled a two-alarm, 25-acre brush fire burning along Evora Road by Willow Pass Road in Concord. (NBC Bay Area)

Oakley: Homeless Start 5-Acre Vegetation Fire -On Saturday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire that broke out near Main Street and Rose Avenue. (EastCountyToday)

Water Break Reported Near Walnut Creek  -A water main break has been reported in unincorporated Contra Costa County just outside of the Walnut Creek city limits early this morning. (SFGate)

London Breed urges more housing in mayoral victory speech  -Scott Wiener's SB 827 (the proposal to force cities to build higher-density housing around transit hubs) as a policy position that worked in her favor. (Curbed SF)

More than 4,000 homes in Marin County might not make it past a 30-year mortgage because of rising seawater, according to a new report. (San Francisco Chronicle)

 

OTHER NEWS

The Mariposa Grove in Yosemite, which has been closed for three years, reopened after a $40 million restoration project. (The New York Times)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORATION

California Influencers: What can be done to make housing less expensive? -There is a great deal of opposition to new housing developments. ... more affordable housing developments, more transit-oriented development (SacBee)

Developers Should be Incentivised to Deliver Affordable Housing  -The debate on what drives housing affordability in Australia is a hot topic for state and federal governments. (The Urban Developer)

Shifting the Tide: Transit-Oriented Development and Active Transportation Planning in Los Angeles -This article presents an overview of the historical context of automobile dependency in Los Angeles and current transit-oriented development. (Semantic Scholar)

A Letter to Senator Wiener about SB 827 -Data analysis indicates that areas affected by SB827 were lower income, less white and included more renters than California as a whole. (San Francisco Examiner)

 

EDUCATION

High school graduates are increasingly leaving California for college as state universities become more expensive and crowded. Here’s a look at where they go. (The Sacramento Bee)

 

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS seeks ideal pay formula  -We are not attracting quality candidates,” CalPERS board member Richard Costigan said, speaking during a recent meeting of the pension fund. (Top1000funds.com)

  

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California Agency Says Coffee Doesn't Need a Cancer Warning…Story.

With wildfire season at hand, California on slightly safer footing this year…Story.

California judicial oversight commission escapes $500,000 budget cut…Story.

Digital billboards have nearly tripled along California freeways…Story.

Q&A: San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed on what she hopes to accomplish at the helm of her hometown… Story.

Historic sale of the L.A. Times to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong to close on Monday…Story.

Bay Area's stark gaps between haves and have-nots…Story.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges…Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette considering conceal carry after email threat  -The Mayor said an identity of the sender could not be verified, but it was deemed as a not credible threat.

 

AND FINALLY…

The World’s Ugliest Dog contest will be held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Saturday.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Wildfire season is upon us. Please be extra careful throughout the summer.

 

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