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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:03/27/2018 5:59 PM

Local News Roundup for #Lafayette, California


Lafayette Candy Scramble This Saturday

The park lawn will be covered with candy for the kids to put in their baskets. The youngest are always given extra time to get their share!


Editorial: A’s pitch to buy the Coliseum misses the mark

Any agreement to sell the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum site should make taxpayers whole.

A's offer to purchase Coliseum site wins East Bay officials' hearts
San Francisco Chronicle


A’s may not want to stay at the Coliseum. But just in case, they want to buy it
San Francisco Chronicle





Scott Wiener's controversial housing bill gained a big supporter in BART

The fight over SB 827, a proposed law from California State Sen. Scott Wiener to upzone development sites near transit centers, has supporters and detractors lining up in due course.


Most California governor candidates oppose bill that would override zoning to build housing near transit
East Bay Times


Proposed Bill Would 'Upzone' LA Basin Neighborhoods

SB 827 aims to cut down on traffic congestion and carbon emissions while curbing L.A.'s steep housing prices and shortages


Antioch: Residents, environmentalists work to give voters say on more houses
East Bay Times


Santa Clara County median home price surges past $1 million





Answers are needed before Bay Area votes on Regional Measure 3
San Francisco Chronicle


Opinion: Voters need solid answers before OK of Regional Measure 3
East Bay Times


Gas prices could flirt with $4 a gallon in Bay Area
East Bay Times


Dockless bike share floods into U.S. cities, with rides and clutter.
Wall Street Journal





California Medicaid expansion enrolled hundreds of thousands of ineligible people, federal report finds," by Chad Terhune in LATimes: "California signed up an estimated 450,000 people under Medicaid expansion who may not have been eligible for coverage, according to a report by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's chief watchdog. In a Feb. 21 report, the HHS inspector general estimated that California spent $738.2 million on 366,078 expansion beneficiaries who were ineligible. It spent an additional $416.5 million for 79,055 expansion enrollees who were 'potentially' ineligible, auditors found." Story


Map locates 301 bar, restaurant and cigar lounge visits by Rep. Duncan Hunter," by San Diego Union-Tribune's Morgan Cook, Joshua Stewart and Lauryn Schroeder: "A review of records that Hunter's campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission between March 2008 and November 2017 shows at least 301 transactions totaling $138,666 at bars, cigar lounges, liquor stores, bar-dominant restaurants and similar businesses. Of those transactions, 247 charges totaling $123,786 were made at establishments in Washington, D.C." Story


After declining to 'second guess' cops who killed Stephon Clark, Sacramento mayor calls shooting 'just plain wrong'," by Capital Public Radio's Nick Miller: "The mayor says he still feels very strongly that people should 'not to prejudge the results of the investigation about the death of Stephon Clark.' But he added that he wanted to be clear: 'Regardless of those questions and the results of the investigation - the outcome - what happened Sunday night was just plain wrong. It's just plain wrong.'" Story


Reeling from Stephon Clark protests, Sacramento police hit with new abuse lawsuit," by SacBee's Sam Stanton: "The lawsuit, filed in federal court Friday afternoon on behalf of Candida Johnson, accuses Officer Patrick Mulligan of groping her bra and groin area during his March 2016 arrest of her in connection with a report of a stolen cell phone." Story


Sheriff's captain was disciplined for dozens of illegal gun sales, not charged with a crime," by San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff McDonald: Story


Cheating commuters cost Bay Area $60 million a year," by Mercury News' Gary Richards: Story


Taxpayer giveaway or fair pay? Riverside mayor sues his own city over the city manager's contract," by LATimes' Paloma Esquivel: Story


They fled the world's worst war zone to live in Sacramento. Then, the door slammed shut." by SacBee's Phillip Reese and Steve Magagnini: Story


Rent control gains traction as housing costs 'crush' tenants," by OCRegister's Jeff Collins: Story


Sacramento is removing 175 'smart' parking meters downtown. Here's why," by SacBee's Tony Bizjak: Story


Tech nomads: Globe-trotting families journey to the Bay Area, going where the gigs are," by Mercury News' Karen D'Souza: Story





Take a Virtual Tour: Lafayette home built in 1880

When this home on Ferry Street in Lafayette was built, 12 states hadn't even joined the Union yet. Built in 1880, this $300K house has more than 3,500 sq ft of space that combines historic features with modern upgrades





Mississippi's Father Jesus arrested for disturbing the peace



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