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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:06/28/2018 9:01 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

LOCAL NEWS

Another hot weekend:  Temperatures will begin rising around the Bay Area today as a high-pressure system settles in that, thankfully, is not expected to last too long. (BANG)

No detention center in East Bay? As an East Bay city council held an emergency meeting and both city leaders and residents spoke out against the idea of a major immigration-detention center at a shuttered naval base in Concord, Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said in an email that there are no plans for such a center "at this time."  (East Bay Times)

Man Killed In Highway 24 Crash Identified -He was ejected from his vehicle in a crash Wednesday morning. (Patch)

Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 24 near Fish Ranch Road Off-Ramp - Injuries were sustained in a multi-vehicle accident that happened Wednesday afternoon in Orinda (Blog)

Pleasant Hill Police Announce Additional Arrests In Oshry Elor Murder Case -In April 2018, the Pleasant Hill Police Department began investigating the murder of Oshry Elor at his home on Norse Drive. The initial investigation quickly led to the identification and arrest of Keith Jones, of Cuessta. (News 24/680)

Concord council vows to refrain from long discussions not on the agenda -City Council members have pledged to not have long discussions about items not on their meeting agenda after doing just that at a recent meeting. (East Bay Times)

Double white lines on I-680 will someday be removed  And BART is looking at options to increase motorcycle parking at Orinda Station. (The Mercury News)

Woman attacked by her own dog in Discovery Bay, flown to hospital  - After receiving reports of a dog biting a human, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District battalion Chief Jeff Burris said. (The Mercury News)

East Contra Costa Fire Asks Community to Take Survey -The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District released a survey which they are asking residents served by the District to participate in. (East County Today)

LOCAL EVENTS

The Lamorinda Idol Finalists will perform at Lafayette’s Rock the Plaza Concert Series. Friday, June 29 at 6:30pm in Lafayette’s Plaza Park. 

Rockets Away! 4th of July STEAM Program For Kids: Lafayette

Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Free in John Hinkel Park, July 4-July 22

OTHER NEWS

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $201 billion state budget  that he said fulfilled a pledge to bring California government out of the abyss it faced during the recession. (The Sacramento Bee)

In Wildfire's Aftermath, Santa Rosa Weighs Housing Bond - Santa Rosa, California, may seek voter approval for a $130 million housing bond to help build affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area city that saw 5% of its housing stock destroyed in an October 2017 wildfire. (Bond Buyer)

Strong Economic Growth in California-For Now -Projections from the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific expect that the state economy should maintain strong growth through 2019 despite an uncertain policy environment and financial market volatility. (Business Journal)

Sea level rise is eating away at California’s coastal cliffs —Now scientists say that in Southern California, cliffs could recede more than 130 feet by the year 2100. (The Los Angeles Times)

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

Bay Area tech company rolls out new software to help cities approve housing faster -Taking the permitting process high-tech saves time -- and helps projects break ground more quickly, the company says. (East Bay Times)

Plans to Redevelop Cupertino's Vallco Mall into Megaproject Advance under New Housing Law -The project has thousands of residential units, more than 1 million square feet of office space and 400,000 square feet of retail. A new law aimed at streamlining housing development in California has just sped up (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

S.F. Housing Projects to Get $29 Million in Carbon Trading Windfall -Two affordable housing projects in San Francisco's Mission District are getting a $29 million boost thanks to grants from California's cap-and-trade program, a pollution credit marketplace. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Can Silicon Valley Disrupt How We Build? -Flush with venture capital, the startup Katerra wants to revolutionize the construction industry. The design-build model, an alternative to design-bid-build, has been catching on in the U.S. But Katerra stands out for two reasons. (City Lab)

San Diego Fifth Most Expensive Multifamily Market In US -The City of San Diego has broken into the top five most expensive markets in the country, according to research from AppFolio. (Blog)

Housing price increases 'unsustainable in the long run,' Nationwide Insurance report warns -Measures of housing affordability already suggest that homebuyers are struggling to find affordable housing in the market." (Columbus Business First)

EDUCATION

San Ramon Unified decides not to end Alamo school construction contract - The San Ramon Valley Unified School District abruptly decided not to terminate its contract with a contractor over an Alamo school project hampered by delays, communication problems and legal threats. (East Bay Times)

PENSION FUNDS

Grand Jury Finds Santa Barbara-Area Pension Systems at Risk of Being Unsustainable – There are additional fiscal shocks, such as an exogenous fall in tax revenue or a period of low returns on pension assets held by CalPERS. (Blog)

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown signs his last California budget…Story

Justice Kennedy loves Sacramento, but friends doubt he'll retire in his hometown…Story

California Reps Demand Information From Navy on Potential for Concord Base to House Undocumented Immigrants…Story

Can California's public employee unions thwart U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision… Story

Big scramble over privacy plan…Story

Public bank that would boost pot shops, affordable housing could go before L.A. voters this fall…Story

California elected officials get a pay raise…Story

Pawnee fire grows in Lake County, with hot, windy weekend in forecast…Story

California lead paint liability initiative heads to ballot…Story

Immigration rights activists protest at Richmond detention center… Story

Californians face November decision on $2-billion spending plan for homeless housing…Story

Another building is sinking in San Francisco — this one by less than an inch…Story

Google tax to go before voters as tech giant's hometown puts proposal on ballot…Story

Google and Facebook are quietly fighting Calfornia's privacy rights initiative, emails reveal… Story

Fresno County lawyers want PG&E explosion trial closed….Story

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Precautionary boil water notice canceled in Lafayette -A precautionary boil water noticed issued for Lafayette last week was been lifted, according to reports.

AND FINALLY…

Is surfing so synonymous with California that it should be the official state sport?...  Story

PHOTO OF THE DAY

It’s going to get hot over the next few days. See Local News, above, and stay cool this weekend.

 

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