Almost Daily Briefing
News Roundup for #LoveLafayette
Critical wildfire conditions expected in North and East Bay hills - The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for Monday night through Wednesday, forecasting gusty winds and low humidity will create potentially dangerous wildfire conditions oi the North and East bay hills above 1,000 feet. (BANG)
Statement on Court of Appeal Decision in Save Lafayette Trees v. City of Lafayette and PG&E -On October 23, 2018, the Court of Appeal for the First District, Division 3, of California, issued a decision in the appeal by Save Lafayette Trees. (City of Lafayette)
PG&E loses round in court on plan to remove Lafayette trees -PG&E's plan to uproot hundreds of trees was dealt a setback. (East Bay Times)
‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect on run after attempted murder: Concord police -‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect on run after attempted murder: Concord police (BANG)
Tennessee woman arrested after father killed, child injured in Walnut Creek - Walnut Creek police have arrested a 35-year-old Tennessee woman on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. (KTVU)
Swat Team Shoots Armed Man Eight Times, Killing Him -A Pittsburg police SWAT team fired eight shots, killing a 37-year-old man. (SF Gate)
Threat At High School In Antioch Investigated -A social-media threat leveled Thursday against Deer Valley High School in Antioch was under investigation by police and school. (Patch)
Former Alameda City Manager Keimach see no charges for taping council members - Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach won’t face criminal charges for secretly taping conversations with two City Council members who she felt were pressuring her to hire a union leader as the city’s new fire chief. (SF Chronicle)
Club Sport Employees Honored For Saving Danville Man's Life -Two Club Sport employees were honored this week for saving the life of a Danville man. (Patch)
Man gets leg stuck between BART car and platform - Victim was believed to have been wearing flip-flops, a fire official said. (BANG)
Distinguished Award Given To Parks District Manager -East Bay Regional Park District's General Manager Robert E. Doyle has received the 2018 Honorable Cornelius Amory Award (Patch)
Two people plunge to death from Yosemite’s Taft Point - The two visitors are believed to have fallen more than 3,000 feet into Yosemite Valley below from an area near Glacier Point. (BANG)
A Trinity County sheriff apparently abandoned his job, moved to another state and is still collecting his $160,000 annual salary, an investigation found. (The Sacramento Bee)
Three volcanoes in California are at the top of the U.S. Geological Survey’s list of “very high threat volcanoes.” (The Los Angeles Times)
As Gilroy undergoes a major transition from a farming town to a Silicon Valley commuter city, it risks losing what made it the garlic capital of the world. (Curbed)
HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING
Passage of AB2923 Means New Homes Near BART -The passage of AB2923 will help add new, transit-served homes where they're needed most, the under-utilized lands near Bay Area BART stations. (Greenbelt Alliance)
Housing Development Boom Hits Contra Costa County, But How Long Will It Last? -Despite Contra Costa County being a bit of an afterthought for investors and developers, a steady pipeline of new housing units has brought the county into a development boom. Ongoing demand for housing and accessibility to BART and other means of transportation has allowed people to live in a more affordable area while commuting to their jobs in urban cores. (Bisnow)
North Berkeley BART development gains impetus with new state law -AB 2923 requires BART to adopt new zoning standards for its parking lots and requires cities to update their own zoning to meet BART's affordability. (Berkeleyside)
Could suspicious Oakland fires ignite housing prices? -Developers are taking expensive steps to protect their projects from arson, which experts say over time could raise prices for home buyers and renters. (East Bay Times)
Mountain View city council approves 144-unit teacher housing - A dire housing crisis in the South Bay got a little better, thanks to a deal between a developer and a school district. (SF Gate)
Effort underway to help find solutions to address Bay Area's housing affordability crisis -Affordable housing-- It's an issue that's generating lots of complaints but scant solutions. (KGO-TV)
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) incentives to be extended to high-capacity bus corridors -Chicago is preparing to extend Transit Oriented Development (TOD) incentives on high capacity bus corridors, starting with the South and West Sides. (Chicago Construction News)
Calpers Takes the Long, not a Political, View -Calpers needs to deliver not just for a quarter, but sustainably over decades, to meet liabilities that go out a generation and more. (Wall Street Journal)
Aging Populations Continue to Burden World Economies -The report measured 34 pension systems worldwide, and ranked them. (Chief Investment Officer)
Jerry Brown named to Doomsday Clock group…Story.
Middle class is disappearing in California as wealth gap grows…Story.
San Diego's Power Move: City Takes on Utility Over Green Energy…Story.
H-1B lottery change would help Google, Facebook, Apple and hurt outsourcers…Story.
THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE
50 filmmakers head to Lafayette for 10-day workshop -From October 28 to November 7, fifty filmmakers and creative professionals will take to the streets of the City of Lafayette.
Health officials say it’s OK to dress up your chicken for Halloween. But owners should take precautions, including not kissing their birds.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The National Weather Service is predicting high fire danger in the East and North Bay hills beginning Monday night and lasting through Wednesday. See Top Story, above. (Graphic: NOAA)
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