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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:10/22/2018 10:26 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

The Deadline To Register To Vote In California Is Almost Here -If you aren't registered to vote by tonight, you'll have no say  on the gas tax, daylight savings time, the governorship or Congress. (Patch)

 

LOCAL NEWS

Lafayette Not On Board With Moraga Building Plans  -The City of Lafayette has some unresolved issues with a proposed Moraga housing development. (Patch)

Nearly 2000 people walk to end Alzheimer's disease in Walnut Creek - On Saturday nearly 2,000 people came together to join the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in Walnut Creek. (KRON)

Fire Forces Evacuations Near Chevron Gas Line In California  -The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 that the evacuation order due to the incident had been lifted. (Oil and Gas Investor)

Orinda BART Station Arrest Among 9 on Wednesday -Arrests for serious crimes were made in both Orinda and Walnut Creek, although the suspects were from elsewhere. The level of activity is unusual. (Patch)

The Catholic Diocese of San Jose released the names of 15 priests who have been credibly accused of abusing children. (The Mercury News)

Jobs surge in Bay Area in September, East Bay leads employment gains - The East Bay added 2,400 jobs, the San Francisco-San Mateo region gained 1,000 and Santa Clara County added 200 jobs during September, according to a monthly report from the state's Employment Development Department. (BANG)

Rename Oakland airport? Petition seeks to recognize trailblazing Berkeley pilot - The story of the women who risked their lives as pilots in WWII might nearly have been forgotten. (East Bay Times)

 

OTHER NEWS

The state unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent — a record low. The lowest rates were in the Bay Area, where eight of nine counties were below 3 percent. (San Francisco Chronicle)

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

How California Became Exhibit A for a Self-Inflicted Housing Crisis  -The California tech boom should have been the engine for widely shared prosperity and renewal. Instead, contrary to the state's uber-progressive. ( Daily Signal)

Salinas is one of America’s least affordable places to live. The housing crisis there exemplifies a struggle that plagues the state’s rural and urban areas alike. (Associated Press)

The San Jose Unified School District’s plan to build affordable housing for teachers has triggered a widespread backlash. (CityLab)

Transit Oriented Development Plan  -The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan is intended to guide the critical City-led actions needed for successful TOD in Denver. (University Park Community Council)

 

PENSION FUNDS

California Public Employees Vote Against Pension-Fund Activism -While Calpers beneficiaries are demanding a renewed focus on returns, activists continue to work other channels. (Wall Street Journal)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

SF's first Amazon Go store approved for Financial District…Story.

Residents erupt in anger at Garcetti's town hall for planned homeless shelter in Venice…Story.

California officials respond after Pres. Trump blames state for wildfires… Story.

Record number of East Bay jail inmates likely to vote in 2018 midterms…Story.

Builder sues over $2 billion San Francisco transit center… Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette Council Chairman rips Mayor on property tax opposition -The Lafayette City-Parish Council chairman on Friday shot back at Mayor-President Joel Robideaux.

 

AND FINALLY…

A Girl Scout cashed in on Canada’s pot legalization. The 9-year-old sold all her cookies in 45 minutes to patrons in line at a weed shop the day marijuana was legalized.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Ballot Box

The deadline to register to vote in November’s election is tonight. See Top Story, above. Remember, those who are registered can drop off their ballots at Lafayette’s City Offices, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm.  

 

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