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Almost Daily Briefing

The Friday Lite Edition

Post Date:10/12/2018 9:02 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette—The Friday Lite Edition

 

TOP STORY

What’s 218 inches round, weighs more than a ton and is worth over $15K?

 

LOCAL NEWS

Survivor accuses Oakland Diocese of sheltering abusive priest

BART Fined For Worker Deaths Near Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek residents oppose mental health care home

Alamo Man Killed In Walnut Creek Crash

Thomas Jerry Blackwood Jr, 81, of Lafayette, CA, dies

 

LOCAL EVENTS

Lamorinda Halloween Event Guide: East Bay 2018

Philz Coffee Interview Day at Lafayette Library

Art of Mixology Oct 13th at Orinda Theatre Square

Saffron Indian Restaurant & Bar Opens Today in Orinda Theatre Square

Indigo Cycling Studio Opens at Palos Verdes Mall in Walnut Creek

Residual Sugar wine bar expands to Concord’s Veranda

Carol Burnett coming to Oakland to share stories and laughs

Classic Car Show to return Saturday to downtown Alameda

 

OTHER NEWS

Customers who seek alternative power providers face new fees after state PUC vote

California has hundreds — if not thousands — of children who are unaccounted for

How much will the state gas tax increase really cost you?

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

The Town That Doesn’t Exist

CA Housing Headed For Slowdown

California Housing Market Can't Sustain Rising Prices

Tuolomne discusses the merits of roundabouts

Tiny Cottage Homes Coming to the Backyards and Alleyways of Old Town Clovis

Battle Heats up over Trailblazing Silicon Valley Housing Development

South City Oks Housing Policy

Northern California Cities Take First Steps to Deal with RV Dwellers - and Parking

Residents Sue to Stop Transit Oriented Development in Millbrae

 

ENVIRONMENT

Why your recyclables might have no place to go

How Carbon Trading Became a Way of Life for California's Yurok Tribe

Price carbon, and price it high

 

EDUCATION

Mt Diablo Unified School District College Fair

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

Teeth Cleanings now available at DVC

College student forgets to fix a placeholder name in essay, but luckily the professor acknowledged her creativity

 

PENSION FUNDS

California Invests in Russian Sovereign Debt Despite Looming Sanctions

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California is an economic powerhouse — now the fifth largest economy in the world after surpassing the United Kingdom in total output earlier this year… Story

Congress could override California privacy law. Supporters are imploring them not to…Story

James Murdoch in line to replace Elon Musk as Tesla chair…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lamented Lafayette Oatmeal Festival Resurrected

 

AND FINALLY…

Kanye West’s iPhone password is 000000. Reporters caught him typing his code while meeting with Donald Trump

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Pumpkin

An Oregonian took top honors this week at the 45th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay. See Top Story, above. (Photo: East Bay Times)

 

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