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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:07/17/2018 9:15 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Lafayette voters will elect two council members in November -Lafayette voters will elect two council members in November to fill seats held by Mayor Don Tatzin, who announced his retirement last week, and council member Ivor Samson, who has not indicated whether he will run. (East Bay Times)

 

LOCAL NEWS

PG&E delays uprooting Lafayette trees for pipeline project; workshop planned -PG&E has agreed to delay uprooting hundreds of trees until after a public workshop this fall to address residents’ concerns. (East Bay Times)

Orinda PD Arrests Suspected Burglar On Glorietta Boulevard Early Monday -An Orinda police officer checking out a potential car burglary in the area of Glorietta Boulevard and Heather Lane flushed a man believed prowling the area early Monday, eventually capturing the suspect and taking him into custody at gunpoint. (News24/680)

Cannabis manufacturing plant heading to Pittsburg? City council set to approve it tonight - The City Council is poised to approve Pittsburg's first commercial facility for manufacturing and distributing medical and recreational cannabis products. (BANG)

Ruehlig Announces Run for Contra Costa County Board of Education -The following was submitted by Antioch School Board Trustee Walter Ruehlig who is announcing a run for Contra Costa County Board of Education. (EastCountyToday)

Activists Demand Release Of Immigrants Detained In Contra Costa -Roughly 169 immigrants are being held at the West County Detention Facility. (Patch)

Shooting In Concord Leaves 1 Injured -The shooting happened late Sunday night, police said. (Patch)

Alert employees help nab Suisun City woman after counterfeit currency found -Alfonso was suspected to be responsible for purchasing an expensive pair of sunglasses at its Walnut Creek location. (Fairfield Daily Republic)

Antioch youth of year to run for school trustee -Shagoofa Khan to try for seat with Antioch Unified School District while starting first semester. (East Bay Times)

Eastline Project, Bigger Than Salesforce Tower, Seeks to Transform Oakland- Two blocks north of Oakland's 19th Street BART Station are a shuttered burger stand, a public parking garage and short commercial buildings. The barren site at 2100 Telegraph Ave. could turn into one of the largest developments the city has seen. (SFGate)

Paying for Police, Parks, Potholes, Pollution in Alameda -Sales-tax increase planned for ballot: At its July 10 meeting, the City Council will consider a proposal to put a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. That measure will ask voters to enact a half-cent raise in the current sales tax. This “Essential Services Protection Measure” would protect the city’s General Fund from a projected $4.7 million annual deficit by fiscal year 2021-2022, according to a city staff report. (Alameda Sun)

 

LOCAL EVENTS

Diablo Ballet Announces Its 25th Season

2-Day Blues & Brews Festival 2018: Pleasant Hill

'Music In The Park' Free, Summer Concert 2018: Danville

 

OTHER NEWS

The Ferguson Fire, near Yosemite National Park, more than doubled in size in less than 24 hours to at least 9,266 acres. More than 100 structures are threatened. (The Fresno Bee)

The 19th-century ghost town of Cerro Gordo, on 300 acres in the Inyo Mountains outside Lone Pine, sold for $1.4 million to a group of Los Angeles investors who plan to open the former mining hub to the public. (SFGate)

Dozens of Millionaires Fled California after 2012 Tax Increase, Study Says - California lost a very small but statistically significant percentage of high-income residents after voters approved Proposition 30 - the 2012 ballot measure that raised the top state income tax rate to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation - according to a new working paper from three researchers. (San Francisco Chronicle)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

Berkeley city officials will seek out and fine landlords who keep vacant buildings off the market for too long. (BANG)

More than 60 percent of SF renters have rent control, says city -The report is a first step in what City Hall dubs its new Housing Affordability Strategy. But precisely what that will be remains to be seen. (Blog)

Burlingame questioning new growth -The light industrial region within a short distance of the Millbrae BART station is suitable for transit-oriented development. (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Council to consider resolutions for Marina development that includes two, five-story apartment -Council to consider resolutions for Marina development that qualifies as a Transit-oriented development. (Monterey County Herald)

Santa Clara VTA seeks transit-oriented developers -The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has issued requests for proposals (RFP) for transit-oriented development projects. (Progressive Rail Roading)

 

PENSION FUNDS

Cities In Distress: A Tale Of 3 California Bankruptcies -Vallejo, Stockton and San Bernardino filed and exited Chapter 9 proceedings with plans of adjustment that did not restructure pension obligations. (Law360)

The danger of debt -This type of plan expanded to other government workers. (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Facing Budget Problems, Garden Grove Considers Move to OC Fire Authority -Just about all California cities are grappling with budget problems, fueled largely by pension costs, which  for Garden Grove are expected to double over the next ten years. (Voice of OC)

If state Supreme Court rules against San Diego on pensions, it could cost city millions -The uncertainty partly stems from San Diego being the only city in California to discontinue pensions for new hires. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

CalPERS beats earnings target for second consecutive year -For the second year in a row, California's main public pension fund beat its investment return forecast. (Sacramento Bee)

Calpers generates strong returns from PE programme -The pension fund's entire portfolio generated an 8.6% return during the time period (Blog)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

New California law requires voter data breach reporting…Story.

Why California business leaders are fighting to save the gas tax increase…Story.

California is cutting greenhouse gases, but not from cars. Can that change?... Story.

Women recalls struggle to survive seven days after driving off Big Sur cliff…Story.

Northern California gas station clerk saves woman from being kidnapped… Story.

49ers great Steve Young's private equity firm accused of covering up fraud…Story.

Cupertino's business tax may yet get on 2018 ballot…Story.

It's been a bumpy ride as new BART cars spend time in the shop for repairs…Story.

2018 Shaping Up to Be Another Bad Summer for Teen Employment… Report.

Should Bay Area follow Seattle's lead and tax tech giants?... Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette aims to have 'No Kill' shelter by 2020 – This is one of the mayor's goals for the Lafayette Animal Shelter.

 

AND FINALLY…

Longer lives mean a single marriage may not be enough. More couples are wondering if the relationship they had in their first phase of adulthood is worth continuing...Story.   

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Voting (Wall Street Journal)

Get out the vote: Lafayette voters will elect two council members in November. See Top Story, above. (Photo: Wall Street Journal)

 

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