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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:05/18/2018 9:00 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette


The San Francisco metro area, including San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties, now has 74 billionaires, the third most of any region in the world, a new survey shows - New York has the most, Hong Kong is second…Read More



Here's Who Keeps Sending Robocalls to the East Bay -There were 3.4 billion robocalls in the U.S. last month. Here's who is behind them and how California ranks.... Read More

Former Orinda Doctor Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges  - He lost his license to practice due to sexual misconduct with at least one of his patients... Read more

Here’s which retailers are making moves and opening new stores in downtown Walnut Creek - Retailers are moving and opening new stores in Walnut Creek's prominent shopping corridors ... Read More

Police: Walnut Creek school locked down after suspect in car theft seen on campus - Northgate High School was briefly locked down Wednesday after a suspect in a car theft was spotted on campus, police say... Read More

New details surface in Pleasant Hill killing - Details have surfaced about a confession in Pleasant Hill's first homicide since 2012 ... Read More

Immerse in local history, the record industry and World War I at Bay Area museums - Current exhibits at these three Bay Area museums offer information on the record industry, regional history and World War I... Read More



Baby Boomers would get a huge property tax break under this November initiativeRead More

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to limit when a person’s immigration status can be disclosed in court - A measure to protect victims and witnesses from exposing themselves to deportation when they take the stand. The Legislature passed the bill as an urgency measure, meaning it takes effect immediately…Read More



California Homes Get More Affordable - Higher wages and lower seasonal home prices combined to push California's housing affordability higher in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the ... Read More

Rent control campaigns presently in ten California cities - Adding to the already-dire affordable housing crisis in California! ... Oakland has the fastest pace for gentrification in the Bay Area... Read More



Teachers Spending - A federal survey shows that 94 percent of U.S. teachers spend their own money on school supplies. Those who do spent an average of $479 during the school year… Read More



CalPERS slashed pensions for 200 workers. Their boss is suing to keep his job. - The first retiree to sue CalPERS after it decided to reduce pensions among a group of Southern California public employees is a former executive ... Read More

Exclusive: CalPERS to Announce Direct Investment Program - Officials of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) are expected to announce Thursday a $13 billion direct investment ... Read More

Woodland's $2.7M pension payment leaves a sour taste for council - Woodland's $2.7M pension payment leaves a sour taste for council ... $1 million over the next eight years in unfunded pension liabilities to CalPERS…Read More  



Governor Jerry Brown proposes $5 million hike in state arts budget - Story

State Senate leader says women having a political moment - Story

Jerry Brown once again shuns tax reform - Story

Posting mugshots on internet draws criminal charges from California attorney general - Story

The bullet train is California's biggest infrastructure project - Story

June 5 primary: Voters head to the mail box - Story

Ending 'fair share' fees will cost state workers $2,000 a year - Story

Higher gas prices won't deter record number of Californians from traveling for Memorial Day -  Story



LaFayette whittling down police candidates - The City of LaFayette is getting close to naming a new police chief. The city council's three-member police committee has interviewed ... Read More 



Like a weird little Disney ride in L.A -  Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur, promised that his dream of digging a network of “personalized mass transit” tunnels under Los Angeles could be achieved without disturbance or noise at the surface… Read More


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