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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:06/25/2018 10:38 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

TOP STORY

Celebrate Lafayette's 50th Anniversary! -Founded in 1848, the City of Lafayette was incorporated in 1968, the City of Lafayette will hold a special anniversary party on July 29. (City of Lafayette)

LOCAL NEWS

Concord residents reacted with a mix of shock and anger after hearing reports that the federal government is eyeing the city’s shuttered naval base as a potential migrant detention camp. (The Mercury News)

Byron fire burns remote hilltop -Firefighters managed to quickly contain a 12-acre vegetation fire on a remote hilltop in Byron on Saturday, June 23. (Press Net)

Two significant fires in east Contra Costa County Saturday - Contra Costa firefighters were worked two significant East County fires Saturday afternoon. (KTVU)

Oakley shaken by five earthquakes in 3 1/2 hours -A preview to the shaking happened around 3:36 p.m. when a magnitude-2.4 quake centered near Rodeo shook West Contra Costa County. (East Bay Times)

Man and Dog Rescued by Friday by Helicopter off the Pinole Shoreline -On Friday, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Helicopter STARR 3 responded to a reported water rescue off of the Pinole shoreline around 9:00 pm. (EastCountyToday)

Young eagle released Wednesday after treatment for falls - "It is imperative that this animal be left alone so it can have a chance in the wild,” a spokeswoman for the Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital said in an emailed statement. (Walnut Creek Journal)

Backpack drive for needy Contra Costa County students starts July 18 - The drive provided 1,626 kids with backpacks a year ago. (Walnut Creek Journal)

Nation’s first hydrogen fuel-cell ferry to be built in Bay Area - Named the "Water-Go-Round," the passenger ferry will be the largest vessel to be powered with hydrogen fuel cells, a zero-emissions technology. (BANG)

OTHER NEWS

Pawnee Fire: Evacuations mandatory as Lake County fire continues to burn - The fire is mostly burning through “steep, dry terrain” that had been red-flagged for fire danger prior to the fire, an official said Sunday. (Oakland Tribune)

PG&E working the refs -The utility giant has already put aside several billion dollars in anticipation of its liability for several of the fires that burned across Northern California last year, but the company is also nearly doubling its lobbying efforts in Sacramento possibly in the hope that pliant lawmakers will help the company avoid having to pay those big bills. (BANG)

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

Cost of living rising: A HUD study of costs of living in the Bay Area revises the definition of "low income" to qualify for housing assistance into the low six figures in some Bay Area counties, while others have a "low income" that's "only" around $90,000. (BANG)

Neighborhood Association Calls Tuesday's Our Pasadena Community Meeting a "Critical Venue" -In recent City Council discussions our hard-fought gains in Downtown development levels and transit-oriented projects are under renewed attack. (Pasadena Now)

The Future of Transit-Oriented Development Breaks Ground in Seattle  -Construction of new light rail lines and stations has left the Seattle region's transit agency to decide what to do with surplus land. (Mortgage Fraud Examiners)

Housing Affordability At Its Worst Level Since 2008 Financial Crisis -A new study confirmed what many Americans have felt in recent years: It is more financially difficult to own a home than it has been in a long time. (International Business Times)

EDUCATION

Prioritize early childhood education - This month, as we celebrate the achievements of our graduates, a new group of children is waiting in the wings to start school.  A recent study suggests that less than half of them are prepared for kindergarten.  (Walnut Creek Journal)

PENSION FUNDS

A glimpse into Oroville's 2018-2019 budget -Looming pension cost increases are creating a crisis related to the California Public Employees Retirement System, or CalPERS. (Chico Enterprise-Record)

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

There's a deal to pull consumer privacy measure from the California ballot…Story

Three UC campuses did not consistently discipline faculty accused of sexual misconduct, state auditor finds…Story

California and eight other states push plan to boost zero-emission vehicles… Story

California limits daily personal water Use to 55 Gallons - kind of…Story

PG&E to pay $2.5 billion-plus for Wine Country fires… Story

San Diego considering crackdown on dockless bikes, including fees, new rules… Story

State Supreme Court agrees that SF ordinance restricting landlords went too far…Story

Northern California landlord charged with shooting tenant…Story

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Should Lafayette have its own city council? -Even though some of the council districts have few residents in the city of Lafayette, those council representatives get the same vote on city matters.

AND FINALLY…

Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English bulldog, was named the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog on Saturday in Petaluma… Story

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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Don’t miss all the fun at Lafayette’s 50th Anniversary party on July 29! See Top Story, above.

 

 

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