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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:05/23/2018 9:16 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette


Contra Costa County Community Warning System - How to Receive Emergency Notifications (Event)

Contra Costa’s Community Warning System (CWS) is an all-hazards integrated system designed to warn and inform residents about an emergency or disaster and the protective action residents need to take to stay safe. Learn about the various methods of notification and how to register to receive them: Thursday, May 24, 10:30 – noon, Cedar Room, Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Road. To sign up, please email or call Lafayette Senior Services at (925) 284-5050.



Crash blocks one bore of Caldecott Tunnel (East Bay Times) - At least one person was injured and one bore of the Caldecott Tunnel shut down following a crash involving two vehicles Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol saidRead More

Suspect Snatched Purse From, Injured Woman, 93: Concord Police (Wire Service) - Police say a 93-year-old woman is still in the hospital following the incident in which the suspect also snatched another's woman's purse....Read More

Valet Parking Offered At Walnut Creek's Broadway Garage (Lamorinda Patch) -The goal is to create more parking supply in Downtown Walnut Creek during lunch and dinner hours without building another garage...Read more

Tesla Cooperates With Investigation Of Crash That Killed Man (Lamorinda Patch)-The Danville resident died over the weekend when his Tesla Model S crashed into a pond in Castro Valley.... Read More

Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit (East Bay Express) - It's more of a public relations campaign — and a costly one at that…Read More

Wall Street Comes to Alameda (East Bay Express) - The world's largest private equity firm buys the island's largest apartment complex…Read More

Last day nears for Panera Bread in downtown Walnut Creek (East Bay Times) - Bakery-cafe closing its Plaza Escuela location... Read More



Experts on Fire Season 2018: Dealing With the ‘New Normal’ (AP) - A firefighter struggles to protect a home from catching fire in Coffey Park, in Santa Rosa, Calif., in October. …Read More

Outrage and disappointment (New York Times) - Two hundred professors at the University of Southern California demanded the resignation of the school’s president, saying that he no longer had the “moral authority to lead” after reports that a school gynecologist had mistreated students for decades…Read More

A new poll shows the fight for second place in the governor’s race (LA Times) - John Cox, a Republican, and Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, to be unpredictable and volatile ahead of the June 5 primary. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom led both by at least 10 percentage points, and only two candidates get on the ballot…Read More  

We’re saying ‘time’s up. (NPR) - Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, devised a new way to hold hospitals accountable for the quality of their care…Read More

A State Senate committee is considering a bill (Eureka Times Standard) – It would give Cal Fire investigators and district attorneys more time to prosecute rogue cannabis farms where illegal timber clearing was done… Read More

For more than a decade, California has consistently lost residents to other states (Forbes) - From 2012 to 2016, their most popular destination was Texas…Read More



Why This Pro-Development Bill Failed to Pass the Senate ( ) - Last month, State Senator Scott Wiener presented SB 827, the California housing-transit bill, for a vote in the California State Senate...Read More

The Density Debate: Why Sacramento Lawmakers Need to Listen to Homeowners! (City Watch) -

The accusatory tone of the SB 827 advocates was much too ugly to be called a genuine conversation…Read More

Housing affordability stress affects one in nine households, but which ones are really struggling? (The Conversation AU) - Governments are concerned about the housing affordability “crisis” to varying extents, but it's probably fair to say that we have not seen many effective ... Read More

Senator Holly J. Mitchell: Bay Area Senators Want to Spend $5 Billion on Housing, Homelessness (S.F. Chronicle) - A group of state senators wants to spend $5 billion over the next four years on a range of programs to provide more affordable housing and deal with California's growing homelessness problem…Read More



California spent $11,495 per pupil in 2016. (Orange County Register) - That’s 23rd in the nation and just below the $11,762 average. But California school spending was up 9.8 percent — the biggest jump in the U.S….Read More



California's Brown Says Cities on Their Own as Pension Tab Rises (Bloomberg) - …Read More

After questions raised about CalPERS CFO's background and experience (Los Angeles Times) -  Chief financial officer of CalPERS, is no longer with the giant pension fund ... Read More



Arizona prepares for mass exodus of Californians in event of catastrophic earthquake…Story

California court opens world of uncertainty for the dying… Story

Legislators try again to ban Cow Palace gun shows…Story

Shaped by AIDS crisis, Covered California's leader champions health access…Story

Why does this investor think three Californias are better than one?... Story

The clean-energy home of the future ... outside Fresno… Story

Poll: Most Sonoma County residents didn't get official fire warnings…Story

A computer system failure hit Sutter Health. Now, patients and nurses are concerned… Story



Public Works will be street sweeping in Old Town neighborhoods the week of May 21-25, 2018. Please watch for "No Parking" signs on your block…Read More



Starbucks is beating Apple and Google in mobile payments. More than 23.4 million customers use the Starbucks app at least once every six months….Read More


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Our Lafayette Community Center on St. Mary’s Road. See the Top Story, above, about an emergency notifications event that will be held there tomorrow.

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