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Almost Daily Briefing

The Friday Lite Edition

Post Date:11/09/2018 8:33 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette – The Friday Lite Edition

 

LOCAL NEWS

Blaze destroys much of NorCal town, thousands of structures burn

Smoke, haze from Camp Fire hangs over Bay Area

Smoke In Contra Costa County Is From Fire In Butte County, Near Chico

Smoke from Camp Fire prompts Bay Area school closures

Fast-moving Camp Fire in Northern California forced mandatory evacuations

Firefighters contain two-alarm Oakland Hills blaze

Dry, Windy Weather Keeps Fire Worries High

California Fire Map: List of Fires Right Now [November 8]

Contra Costa Fire Earns “Accredited Local Academy” Status

An Estimated 427K Ballots Still to Count in East Bay

Despite losing, Alameda councilman could remain on council

Unsold Halloween pumpkins become treats for Oakland Zoo animals

 

LOCAL EVENTS

Services set for Lafayette Councilman Mitchell

 

OTHER NEWS

Parts of Ventura County were under mandatory evacuation orders as the Hill Fire closed Highway 101

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

Redevelopment ideas being floated for Concord Naval Weapons Station

Trauss Trounced in YIMBY Litmus Test

24 Parcels of Land in San Francisco Could Become Affordable Housing

Million-dollar homes now even more common in Bay Area

When Affordable Housing is a Pretext for McMansions

Nearly 700 Homes Eyed Near San Jose's Winchester Mystery House

Davis Voters Support Development Plan

San Jose launching self-driving car program

See transportation-related election results at Transport Politic

 

EDUCATION

Most California school construction bonds, parcel taxes pass

 

PENSION FUNDS

1B lawsuit over CalPERS health care goes to trial

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Hero officer, big brother, student killed in bar attack…Story.

After Thousand Oaks shooting, picture emerges of a troubled ex-Marine known to authorities…Story.

Governor Brown's Still Mum on 14-Month Supreme Court Vacancy… Story.

Gov. Brown Says Way Forward For California About Unity, Not ‘Resistance’…Story.

Elon Musk says 'Sure, we can do it' about Boring Co. tunnel under S.F….Story

Millions of ducks, geese flocking to Sacramento Valley… Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Forbes Magazine recognizes Lafayette

 

AND FINALLY…

Are cuddle parties the newest wellness trend in San Francisco?

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Smoke 

The Camp Fire has "destroyed" Paradise and threatens Chico as tens of thousands of people flee. See Local News, above. (Photo: SF Gate)

 

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