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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:07/16/2018 8:40 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

  

LOCAL NEWS

Baker, Glazer to discuss newly acquired funds for Del Valle Regional Park -Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and State Senator Steve Glazer will host a press conference with East Bay Regional Park District officials to discuss how state funds will benefit Del Valle Regional Park. (Pleasanton Weekly)

Ygnacio Valley student pleads to sex assault charges, co-defendant awaiting trial - One of two high school football players was sentenced to a maximum of nine years. (BANG)

Crews respond to broken gas line in Walnut Creek -PG&E and fire crews responded Friday to a ruptured gas line that caused the evacuation of a nearby preschool. (East Bay Times)

Three-quarters of Concord residents fear eviction, new survey says - The housing crisis is pounding down Concord's door, community leaders said Thursday, revealing startling new statistics. (BANG)

The publisher of the East Bay Express weekly newspaper, Stephen Buel, has resigned. Mr. Buel posted an apology on the newspaper’s website admitting to “indiscretions” and to using derogatory words. (SFGate)

Woman rescued after boat runs onto rocks -The woman was flown to John Muir Medical Center after East Contra Costa Fire Protection District. (ECCFPD)

Man Hospitalized After Falling Off, Being Crushed By Horse -A man was injured this evening near Bethel Island in unincorporated Contra Costa County when he fell off his horse and the horse then fell on top of him. (SFGate)

California State Controller Betty Yee hurt in Posey Tube crash - Police said the collision occurred about 3:25 p.m. in the eastbound tube near Marina Village Parkway. (BANG)

Pleasant Hill Relay For Life to link several communities  -Serving Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, the Relay For Life of Diablo Valley will run from 9 a.m. July 28. (East Bay Times)

How Oakland filmmakers came to shine in the Hollywood spotlight - Thanks to new hits like "Sorry to Bother You" and "Blindspotting," plus the mega-hit "Black Panther," Oakland filmmakers are drawing a big buzz. (BANG)

 

OTHER NEWS

A forest fire burning near Yosemite National Park exploded to 4,300 acres, forcing the closing of part of Highway 140 and prompting evacuations. The fire was only 2 percent contained Sunday, a day after a firefighter was killed battling the blaze. (Los Angeles Times)

A couple camping near Big Sur found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her car went over a cliff. To stay hydrated, the 23-year-old reportedly used a radiator hose to siphon water from a stream. (AP)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

Alameda council OKs $57M plan to redevelop marina - Up to 760 townhomes, apartments set to be built in project that includes shoring up crumbling seawall along Oakland Estuary. (Alameda Journal)

$6 million loan boosts planned Fremont affordable senior apartments - Plans for a 90-unit affordable senior apartment complex got a major boost this week, as the Fremont City Council approved loaning the developer over $6 million to cover land and pre-development costs.  (Fremont Argos)

“Our City Our Home,” an initiative that would tax San Francisco’s largest companies to fund programs for housing and homeless people, could raise $300 million. The plan is likely to lead to a political fight over concerns about higher costs for consumers and the effect on businesses. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Two new threats to building the housing California needs -The projects include a new, multistory, 100-plus-unit development in ... finding common ground in support of urban and transit-oriented developments. (North Bay Business Journal)

Sound Transit rail stations could help solve our housing crisis -As a recent Seattle Times editorial notes, Seattle alone cannot solve our housing affordability crisis. (The Seattle Times)

Developing Code-Compliant Tiny Homes to House Florida's Workers  -At a panel discussion during ULI's Florida Summit in Naples in June, a panel of experts discussed the housing affordability crisis. (Urban Land)

 

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS Earns 8.6% for Latest Fiscal Year -CalPERS Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos in the press release credited “strong performance” in the system's private equity and pubic equity funds. (Chief Investment officer)

Double-digit infrastructure returns lifts CalPERS's real assets investments -California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) recorded a return of 8% on real assets investments over the past 12 months. (IP Real Estate)

Calpers Casts Net for Law Firms to Tackle Aging Illiquid Investments -The California Public Employees' Retirement System is seeking legal advice on how to restructure illiquid holdings as many of its investments age. (Private Equity News)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Regret haunts Wine Country fire hero: 'I've never cried this much…Story

Sacramento intends to declare homeless 'shelter crisis…Story

The Valley floor is sinking, and it's crippling California's ability to deliver water… Story

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It's Time to Plant Some Trees…Story

'Lot of shame, lot of anger': For the first time since Golden State Killer's arrest, a male victim gives rare interview…Story

Meet 'The Melonator,' a harvesting machine developed to counter California minimum wage increase, farmworker shortage… Story

Mariposa firefighter dies battling Ferguson Fire near Yosemite…Story

Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees… Story

Tesla tax credit to shrink next year as firm hits 200,000 U.S. sales… Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette Police to withdraw from parishwide drug task force; sheriff objects -In his letter, Aguillard says he plans to "concentrate all available resources on specifically targeting drug issues within the city of Lafayette."

 

AND FINALLY…

Dog lovers from around San Luis Obispo County broke the world record for the “largest dog photo shoot.” An organizer said 247 dogs of all breeds appeared in the photo — shattering the previous record of 108…Story 

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Del Valle Regional Park Wikipedia

New funds for Del Valle Regional Park are being discussed. See Local News, above (Photo: Wikipedia)

 

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