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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:11/30/2018 9:15 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette – The Friday Lite Edition  

LOCAL NEWS

Downpours Flood Bay Area Roadways; Winds Trigger Flight Delays; Dime-Size Hail Pummels ...

Local Lawmakers Push For CA Ban Of Flavored E-Cigs, Tobacco

Package Thief Caught On Camera, Danville Police Say

Update: Missing Man Found Safe

New Oakland renter protections attacked in court

Optimism abound at A’s open house for new ballpark

Berkeley’s beloved Ici ice cream shop closed abruptly after 12 years

The Bay Area has more three-star restaurants than any metropolitan area in the world except Paris and Tokyo

 

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

Tonight: “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” Holiday Celebration

Holiday Event Guide: Lamorinda & East Bay 2018

Ride the ferry in annual lighted yacht parade through Oakland Estuary

Holiday Stroll in Downtown Walnut Creek Dec 7th

Annual Holiday Tree-Lighting 2018: Jack London Square, Oakland

Handcrafted Holiday Sale: Shadelands, Art Center, Walnut Creek

Santa Pics at Broadway Plaza

‘Gift of the Magi’ creates gorgeous opera out of O. Henry story

Bah Humbug! 5K Run/Walk 2018: San Ramon

 

OTHER NEWS

PG&E wildfire mishaps spark fury, profanity, protests and a PUC probe

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING

Who Should Be Blamed for the Housing Crisis? Some Wrong Answers

Housing affordability could worsen in the US in 2019 as interest rates rise

Growing YIMBY movement a good sign for affordable housing

Cities prepare for catastrophic amounts of rain

To increase pedestrian safety, Coachella Valley adds signs—instead of fixing street design or calming traffic

San Francisco considers getting rid of minimum parking requirements for developers

 

PENSION FUNDS

Why California pension changes are needed to avert financial crisis

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California Democratic Party chair resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations…Story.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission holding taxpayer-funded meeting at posh Wine Country inn in Sonoma: Agency leaders to discuss homelessness during $29,000 retreat… Story.

Newsom, California lawmakers head to Mexico to forge ties with new president…Story.

What happens if PG&E goes bankrupt?... Story.

Legislators spared from living in their districts… Column.

California highway homeless camps grow dangerous…Story.

California orders safety upgrades at PG&E amid Camp Fire scrutiny…Story.

Local governments can help with roadside homeless, Caltrans says…Story.

Waste not, want not: Schools waste $5 million a day in uneaten food. Here's how Oakland is reinventing the cafeteria…Story.

Benioff puts up $6.1 million to subsidize rents for SF's formerly homeless…Story.

Google village could bring 25,000 jobs to downtown San Jose…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette Mayor weighs in on sheriff's law enforcement tax

 

AND FINALLY…

Reggae, described as “being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual, and spiritual,” is now protected by UNESCO.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Sandbag station

The rain will continue. See Local News, above. Don’t forget that the City of Lafayette provides self-serve Sandbag Stations to help residents guard against downpours. Pictured is the station at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Village Center. A more detailed story on the Sandbag Stations will be published later today in the Weekly Roundup. (Photo: City of Lafayette)

 

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