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The Thanksgiving Edition

Post Date:11/21/2018 9:03 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette – The Thanksgiving Edition


Teacher organizes ukulele donations for Paradise students -John McCormick, owner of Lamorinda Music of Lafayette responded by reaching out to Bay Area ukulele clubs to ask for donations of new ukuleles for Paradise students (KTVU)



Oakland Airport Expects Mob Of People Today -The airport has 48,000 ticketed passengers scheduled to pass through its terminals today. Sunday will be even busier. (Patch)

Redwood forest or Oakland International security check? - Holiday travelers will be surrounded by a 1,500 square-foot plant wall, speakers playing soothing sounds and decorative clouds, and more. (East Bay Times)

Plenty to do Thanksgiving weekend in East Bay’s open spaces - First on the agenda is a “Burn the Turkey” hike Nov. 23 at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. (BANG)

Thanksgiving Turkey Trots on track with Bay Area air quality expected to improve  -Around the Bay Area, organizers for races in Silicon Valley, Oakland, Piedmont, Walnut Creek, Concord and elsewhere. (The Mercury News)

Movie magic: 13 Bay Area arthouses for a premiere film and food outing - With Hollywood rolling out its best movies for grownups in the winter, here are 13 theaters near cool restaurants for a premiere film-going experience. (BANG)

SF Bay Area holiday dance shows: ‘Nutcrackers,’ Smuin Ballet, Irish Christmas - Here are 6 top SF Bay Area holiday shows to enrich the season, from "Nutcrackers" to Smuin Ballet to Tandy Beal and an Irish Christmas. (East Bay Times)

Holiday lights: 19 spectacular Bay Area displays - Here's where to visit spectacular shows of holiday lights around the Bay Area, hosted by homeowners, neighborhoods, the Oakland Zoo and even a cemetery. (BANG)

7 merriest Bay Area Christmas tree farms - There's something magical about choosing a Christmas tree at a farm, rather than an asphalt-paved lot. Here are seven merry options — and some don't even require an axe. Here are seven of the merriest from Half Moon Bay to Petaluma. (BANG)

Dungeness crab 2018: Where to buy, eat in the Bay Area - NorCal's favorite crustacean may show up in markets today or Saturday. (East Bay Times)

After Thanksgiving, forget the malls, get outdoors instead - It makes good sense that the next day should be a continuation of giving thanks, this time to the outdoors around us and the benefits it brings, turning Black Friday green. (East Bay Times)



Camp Fire Benefit at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette Nov 30th

Holiday Tree Lightings, Parades & Events: SF Bay Area 2018

Torsap Thai Kitchen Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

Lighting Of The Old Oak Tree & Father Christmas 2018: Danville

Alamo Holiday Boutique & Craft Sale

These 7 SF Bay Area holiday classical shows celebrate the magic of the season

Bay Area holiday ice rinks



Don’t eat any romaine lettuce, health officials warned in a sweeping alert. And throw away any you already have. (The New York Times)



Retailers are trying to get out of paying the property taxes cities rely on (CityLab)

Ford, Walmart, Postmates to begin testing autonomous deliveries (FastCompany)

Fremont approves 1-year pilot for Lime e-scooters (East Bay Times)

Uber drops e-bikes in San Diego (San Diego Union Tribune)

How I learned to stop worrying and love my bike (

Autonomous vehicles could lead to decrease in car ownership, but only in cities (Axios)



Berkeley Unified School District Considers Adopting a Sustainability Plan (StreetsBlog)

Solana Beach getting serious about plastics ban (LA Times)



PG&E-friendly wildfire bill being prepared by state lawmakers in wake of lethal Butte County inferno…Story

Trump promised California $500 million extra for fire prevention. It was an error…Story.

PG&E faces lawsuits, damages 'north of $20 billion…Story.

California's tab to fight Camp and Woolsey fires tops $118 million… Story.

Disaster after disaster, California keeps falling short on evacuating people from harm's way…Story.

Fixing state's fire problem: Costly, complex, next to impossible… Story.

Thinning Forests Won't Stop California's Most Deadly And Destructive Wildfires…Story.



Lafayette sites featured in new slate of Christmas movies -The film is a holiday homecoming, business arrangement that turns romantic and is set in Lafayette with the Mayor playing a role.



The first sweet potato marshmallow casserole was sponsored content. The divisive Thanksgiving dish was concocted by a cookbook author working for a marshmallow company.



Ukulele Donations KTVU

Ukuleles for Thanksgiving: The owner of Lafayette’s Lamorinda Music found a unique way to help the Camp Fire victims. See Top Story, above. (Photo: KTVU)


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