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Almost Daily Briefing

The Friday Lite Edition

Post Date:11/02/2018 8:48 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette—The Friday Lite Edition

 

LOCAL NEWS

Here’s where you can drop off your ballot in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County issues directions for mail-in voters

Bay Area on high alert with another red-flag warning

Police Pursue Heavily Armed Suspect West On Highway 24 Thursday

Toxic cleanup at Concord Naval Weapons Station doesn’t ease concerns

High school football: Bay Area games to watch this weekend

 

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

The Shade Store Coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

Walnut Creek Children's Winter Festival

Pacific Chamber Orchestra Offering Mini-Season Subscription

 

OTHER NEWS

California is America’s poorest state, but it is also among the richest

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

How powerful is Bay Area’s pro-housing movement? Election day will show us

A key tactic: Sue the suburbs

Rent control doesn’t automatically reduce housing supply

Oakland transitional housing facility to open in December

Transit Oriented Development

 

ENVIRONMENT

Palau is the first country in the world to ban toxic sunscreens

 

EDUCATION

350 Students To Participate In Model UN Conference In East Bay

 

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS Must Focus on Fiduciary Responsibility, Not Social Issues

CalPERS Retirement

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California Democratic Party evacuates headquarters over suspicious package…Story

Can pot save the pumpkin farm…Story

Thousands of Californians are working while homeless, and many don't want their boss to know… Story

Ghost Ship landlords break silence, blame electrician… Story

Police in California increase patrols after synagogue vandalized in Irvine…Story

Southern California Gets an Airline All Its Own…Story

The Battle of the Big-Tech Titans Over San Francisco's Tax for the Homeless…Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

 Lengthy waits in Lafayette airport security lines leaving some passengers at the gates

 

AND FINALLY…

A "short, fat rectangle.” This is what happened when The San Francisco Chronicle discovered burritos in 1977

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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Election Day is Tuesday and Contra Costa County has issued information for voters. See Local News, above.

 

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