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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:10/24/2018 9:06 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

LOCAL NEWS

No charges for BART officer involved in fatal shooting -BART officer Joseph Mateu will not be charged criminally for the fatal shooting of Shaleem Tindle. (Patch)

Gas flow has been stopped after leak reported in Walnut Creek  -The Public Information Officer for Contra Costa Fire says they received a call around 2 p.m. about a construction crew excavated on a gas line. (KRON)

Former Danville Resident Among Those Accused Of Sexual Misconduct  -A deceased Catholic priest who lived in Danville and served in churches throughout California are among 263 in the Bay Area who were accused. (Patch)

Jogger Hit, Killed Near Iron Horse Trail In San Ramon -A Walnut Creek man who was on the Iron Horse Trail crossing at Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon was hit and killed by a car. (Patch)

 

LOCAL EVENTS

JBJ Curated Goods For Life Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

Three authors discussing local history at Museum of the San Ramon Valley

 

OTHER NEWS

Charlotte and Austin outrank San Francisco and San Jose in study of best places to work in tech - The best places to live and work for tech professionals aren’t in San Francisco or even the West Coast. (BANG)

California has lost more jobs to China than any other state since 2001. More than half a million jobs were displaced because of Silicon Valley outsourcing and the shrinking apparel industry in Southern California. (The Los Angeles Times)

U.C. hospital workers went on strike for the second time in six months, demanding better wage increases and job security. (The Sacramento Bee)

California’s battle against President Trump is most likely headed to the Supreme Court. Here’s how it got there, and how it might end. (The Week)

California is among the top five worst states for human trafficking, a new report found. (Visalia Times-Delta)

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

Bay Area Displacement and Gentrification Trends Have Regional Consequences -A joint project between the Urban Displacement Project and the California Housing Partnership examines the mobility patterns of low-income people of color in the Bay Area to understand the various impacts of rising housing costs and displacement. (Planetizen)

Bay Area Housing Finally Posts Gains -After years of recording lagging supply, the Bay Area is possibly beginning to catch up; San Jose had the biggest increase in new listings of the 45 major US metro areas. (GlobeSt)

City Council Approves Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan -This is the first update to the plan in 26 years, and city officials said it aligns Santa Monica's sustainability and mobility goals. (Santa Monica Patch)

European experts will craft big San Jose train station revamp  - It is all part of a dramatic upgrade planned for the western edges of downtown San Jose that includes the Google transit-oriented development. (The Mercury News)

Uber, but for Driving Your Kids Around  -A slew of small companies have launched in recent years, offering parents a way to outsource their daily driving. (CityLab)

A look at TRIP report on road conditions in California–which are not good (Modesto Bee)

Santa Clara County’s 2016 transit sales tax is legal, says appellate court (San Jose Inside)

Personal Injury Class Action Lawsuit Aims to Destroy E-Scooter Companies -A California class-action lawsuit has been filed against Lime, Bird, and several other e-scooter companies for “gross negligence,” for being a “public nuisance,” and for “aiding and abetting assault.” (Washington Post)

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree Not Sole Path to 'Good-Paying' Job says Dr. Fred E. Wood, chancellor of the 50,000-student Contra Costa Community College District in northern California. (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)

To Prevent Loneliness, Start in the Classroom -Young people are among the loneliest of all Americans. Schools that teach kids how to deal with feelings of isolation could help put a dent in the epidemic. (CityLab)

 

 

PENSION FUNDS

Redwood City asks voters for sales tax hike - Redwood City voters on Nov. 6 will be asked if the city’s sales tax should increase by a half cent — upping the rate from 8.75 percent to 9.25 percent — which supporters argue is crucial to curbing budget challenges largely brought on by rising pension costs (San Mateo Daily Journal)

San Francisco divests 5 fossil-fuel holdings  -San Francisco City and County Employees' Retirement System's board voted to divest its position in five companies as part of a six-point plan. (Pensions & Investments)

How California public employees fund anti-rent control fight unwittingly -The measure has found similar support from other California cities. (The Guardian)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

The FBI Is Investigating More Cyberattacks in a California Congressional Race…Story.

San Francisco police have backed off controversial 'sit/lie' citations" …Story.

SF Fire Chief Hayes-White announces retirement…Story.

SF Marriott hotel strike costs conference $300,000 and counting…Story.

Uber, Airbnb could make gig workers part-owners — if SEC gives OK…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Repairing downtown Lafayette parking garage could mean cuts to budget -The closure of the parking garage has been a nightmare for some people.

 

AND FINALLY…

The spookiest music relies on a little ditty monks used to sing  - When it comes to creating a creepy Halloween atmosphere, the modern pop canon doesn’t have much to work with.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

BART Police Shield

No charges will be filed against a BART police officer involved in a fatal shooting. See Local News, above.

 

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