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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:10/02/2018 9:24 AM

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News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

LOCAL NEWS

Heavy Rain Coming To Lamorinda: Detailed Weather Forecast-Widespread rainfall is predicted to hit the Bay Area this week. (Patch)

Parking price hike, repairs due this month at East Bay BART stations - Prices to park at the West Oakland station are due to jump slightly, while repairs will occur at four other BART stations in the East Bay. (BANG)

The Salesforce Transit Center will remain closed for at least 10 more days as crews work to repair two cracked steel beams. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Missing Lafayette hiker found alive - A Lafayette woman, Diane Salmon, who disappeared during a hike last week in a national park was found alive and is being reunited with family members, authorities said. (East Bay Times)

Town Hall’s ‘Revolutionists’ fits moment in gender relations - With exquisite timing, Town Hall Theatre Company began its run of “The Revolutionists” on Sept. 27. (East Bay Times)

Former Moraga Councilwoman Jeanette Fritzky, 63, Dies - She stepped down from the Moraga Town Council in August as the disease progressed. (Patch)

Orinda Considers Gun Storage Law - The law would require guns to be stored in a locked, secure container when not being handled or carried on one's person. (Patch)

Televised Roundtables For Local Election Preview Now Available Online 24/7 -Contra Costa voters can now see and hear where local candidates stand on important issues through televised roundtable discussions and forums. Local “Election Preview” offers Contra Costa voters a chance to be educated on candidates and issues before casting their ballots. (News 24/680)

 

LOCAL EVENTS

Lafayette Juniors Rummage Sale On Saturday

2018 Art, Jazz & Wine Festival In Pleasant Hill Oct. 6-7

 

OTHER NEWS

Why are bunches of new Teslas parked in lots and garages across the country? Evidence being posted online has raised questions about production, logistics, quality and even demand. (The New York Times)

Los Angeles is on track to become the largest U.S. city to ban the sale of fur after a unanimous City Council vote. (The New York Times)

 

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

Gov. Brown signs BART housing bill -In the bill's text, Chiu argues that BART needs to have some land-use authority in order to develop the most effective transit-oriented housing. (Pleasanton Weekly)

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Ease Development Around BART Stations  -Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday to streamline housing development ... "Although AB 2923 directs BART to adopt new transit-oriented development standards. (MassTransitMag.com)

Governor Signs AB 2923, BART General Manager Issues Statement  -On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2923 which aims to increase affordable housing at BART stations. (East County Today)

MTC identifies 700 acres of public land in the Bay Area that could be used for affordable housing (Daily Cal)

What Berkeley Case Tells Us About SB 35 -So, the City of Berkeley has shown that it’s possible to poke a hole in SB 35. And it’s a good case to examine in assessing whether Sen. Scott Wiener’s controversial law, passed last year, will help to build more housing or will instead force cities to be more creative in getting around the law. (California Planning & Development Report)

Governor Signs Bills That Help Mobile Home Residents and Communities -Senate Bill 46 extends the ability of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to inspect mobilehome parks in California for health and safety violations an additional five years. Senate Bill 1130 helps keep California senior, blind, and disabled residents in their homes if and when they encounter financial difficulties. (Lake County News)

Encinitas Council Gets Pushback on Low-income Housing Requirements - A representative for the Building Industry Association of San Diego, as well as area landowners and developers, informed city leaders that plans to change the city's regulations could actually result in less low-income housing being built, rather than more. And, they sought extra time to review the proposals. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Backlash Prompts San Diego to More Closely Study Proposed Housing Law -Backlash against a proposal that aims to boost low-income housing construction has prompted San Diego officials to order a study by outside consultants and to create a panel of community leaders to debate it. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

 

EDUCATION

UC's largest employee union to vote on potential strike -Fearing for their job security as more positions are outsourced, the University of California's largest employee union says its members will vote. (LA Daily News)

Oakland’s Peralta Community Colleges Faculty Warn of Misspending as Bond Measure Looms -Northern California voters will consider two ballot measures in November on funding for the Peralta Community College District. (Inside Higher Ed)

Lawsuit Aims to Delay UCD Housing Expansion - A complaint has been filed against UC Davis and the UC Regents to delay housing expansion plans. (Davis Enterprise)

 

PENSION FUNDS

State Public Pension Funds' Investment Practices and Performance: 2016 Data Update  -State and local public retirement systems held $3.8 trillion in assets in 2016. (The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Rough seas to greet new CIO of CalPERS -Yu Ben Meng is returning to CalPERS as chief investment officer at a turbulent time. (Pensions & Investments)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

THE FINAL BILL COUNTDOWN:

-- Signed: 1,016, Vetoed: 201
-- Allowed to become law w/o his signature: 0
-- Total bills acted on: 1,217
-- Veto rate: 16.5 percent

California's new laws bolster security for connected devices…Story.

Do you pump breast milk? You have a right to private area at work under new California law…Story.

California Just Officially Banned The Sale Of Animal-Tested Cosmetics …Story.

Company involved with cracked transbay beams also caught up in BART problem…Story.

The house doesn't belong to you. It belongs to a Gus Kramer': East Bay assessor sells woman's Oregon home to his private attorney… Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette will finish Oatmeal Pageant after Quaker pulls sponsorship, officers say -Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Director of Occasions and Advertising mentioned the occasion's main sponsor had pulled out of the Oatmeal Festival.

 

AND FINALLY…

A new law will allow California judges to consider a pet’s well-being when awarding custody in divorce settlements. (The Los Angeles Times)

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Rain Highway 24 - YouTube

With slick roadways, tread carefully during this first rain of the season. See Local News, above. (Photo: YouTube)

 

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