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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:10/25/2018 9:32 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Man Arrested For Alleged Indecent Exposure Near School -A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly touching his genitals while staring at children from a vehicle near Lafayette Elementary School, according to police. (SF Gate)

Lafayette police respond to reports of man outside elementary school -Law enforcement officials in Contra Costa County are issuing a warning to parents and children after several incidents in which men were reportedly exposing themselves to children, near schools.

Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure After Incident In Lafayette Tuesday -Lafayette police and at least one local school are advising parents of a suspicious circumstance at a local school. (24/680 News)

 

LOCAL NEWS

Search Underway For Stolen Car Suspect In Danville Wednesday -Police are searching for a man along San Ramon Creek behind Ramon Court after a man wanted in connection with a reported car theft fled from officers this afternoon. (24/680 News)

Contra Costa Education Office To Host Safe Schools Summit  -The first-ever Contra Costa County Safe Schools Summit, featuring the official launch of a partnership. (Patch)

Investigators seek clues to origin of Oakland townhouse fire - Oakland fire Chief Darin White asked for patience as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' 20-member National Response Team (East Bay Times)

Walnut Creek Man Killed While Jogging ID'd  -The Contra Costa County coroner's office has identified a jogger who was fatally struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in San Ramon. (Patch)

Pittsburg Residents Arrested in Connection With Antioch KFC Arson  -Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) announced today the arrests of three suspects in a commercial arson case. (Blog)

That Bay Bridge commute is the worst! - Two Bay Area evening commutes were ranked among the region's 10 worst. (BANG)

High school football: Bay Area games to watch this weekend - Week 11: Pittsburg-Antioch, San Ramon Valley-Monte Vista, Campolindo-Miramonte, Los Gatos-Palo Alto headline action. (East Bay Times)

 

LOCAL EVENTS

Chamber Coffee with Lafayette City Manager Steve Falk & Communications Analyst Jeff Heyman -Friday, October 26, 8am-9am, at the Lafayette City Offices, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Room 265

Lafayette Youth Commission Haunted House

Glorious Civilizations of Southeast Asia: an Asian Art Museum Docent Lecture at Ygnacio Valley Library in Walnut Creek Oct 29th

La Finestra Ristorante Opens in Moraga Shopping Center

The Reset Clothing Boutique Popup Opens in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

Editorial: Orinda needs to provide transit-oriented housing -As home to a BART station, Orinda has a regional responsibility to provide, and would benefit from, much-needed transit-oriented development. (The Mercury News)

Bringing Americans together on the issue of affordable housing  -The researchers found that high-income citizens and conservatives were less likely to acknowledge the link between housing affordability and health. (Phys.Org)

What happens when affordability restrictions expire for half a million homes? (Next City)

Co-living Startup "Starcity" Plans Over 1,000 Tiny Apartments in SF, San Jose -The co-living startup Starcity, which builds small apartments with shared kitchens and living rooms, plans to start construction next year on over 1,000 new homes in San Francisco and San Jose. Half of the 270 units at 475 Minna St. in the South of Market District will be affordable housing for those making up to 80 percent of the area median income. The projects still require city approvals. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Robots, get your act together: The autonomous car companies with the most California crashes. (Tech.Co)

 

ENVIRONMENT

California managed to meet its climate goals four years early, but the accomplishment is overshadowed by the fact that transportation emissions have gone up. “There is a persistent belief, among both state officials and the public, that clean cars and clean fuels alone can achieve California’s climate goals, but this is fundamentally untrue,” an expert said. (Curbed)

 

PENSION FUNDS

Palo Alto want to use more realistic assumptions about pension costs -CalPERS then tacks on an additional payment amount to help whittle down the city's unfunded pension liability. (The Daily Post)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Fire chiefs said that dry conditions, warm temperatures and strong winds were primarily responsible for recent extreme fires in the Golden State — not a lack of water supply….Story.

National Park Service cancels controlled burn near earth's largest tree…Story.

Plans offer a peek into Elon Musk's tunnel in Hawthorne, including an elevator hidden in a garage…Story.

Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus… Story.

A California Mayor Wants His Beach Town to Retreat From the Shore…Story.

How do you build a safer city after California's worst wildfire? Santa Rosa officials say the answer may have to wait…Story

State Supreme Court rejects Berkeley group's suit to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette's mayor admits missteps, wants to 'push reset button'  - The Mayor on Wednesday admitted to some missteps in his handling of proposed changes to the Lafayette Utilities System.

 

AND FINALLY…

Antarctica’s “headless chicken monster” made its film debut. The rare deep-swimming sea cucumber was captured by new underwater filming technology.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Ben Interview KTVU

A man was arrested for indecent exposure after an incident in Lafayette on Tuesday, Lafayette Police Chief Ben Alldritt told reporters. See Top Story, above. (Photo: KTVU)

 

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