Almost Daily Briefing
News Roundup for #LoveLafayette
The Contra Costa Elections Division has posted the Final Official Results for the November 6th General Election. (Contra Costa County Elections Department)
Contra Costa DA demotes opponent in June election as part of office reorganization -Months after securing a four-year term as Contra Costa County’s top law enforcement officer, District Attorney Diana Becton demoted her opponent in the June election as one of a number of personnel changes. (East Bay Times)
Cal Fire lifts ban on residential, vegetation burns in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa counties -Following a months-long ban, residents in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties (The Mercury News )
Chilly rainstorms moving into Bay Area, with snowfall heading for Lake Tahoe - Bay Area residents should brace for cold sheets of rain this week as unusually low temperatures accompany two storms expected to blanket the region through Saturday, forecasters said. (SF Gate)
After almost two months of picket lines, Marriott workers made a deal in San Francisco to end nationwide strikes. (The New York Times)
HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING
California gears up for round 2 on controversial battle over more homes near transit - A controversial bill to add millions of apartments and condominiums near transit -- that died in its first committee hearing during the last legislative session -- is back, with a number of changes. (BANG)
Planning for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Sacramento -A ULI Advisory Services panel toured South Sacramento, California, in September, meeting with more than 75 city and county officials, local business leaders, residents, and other stakeholders. (UrbanLand)
Construction tech company with $1.2 billion in backing to build Hayward apartments near BART - Developer Legacy Partners is kicking off construction of 97-units as Hayward continues to seek smart, transit-oriented developments. (San Francisco Business Times)
As Teachers Flee Bay Area Housing Crisis, One School District Tries New Approach -Jefferson Union High School District is set to break ground next year on 116 low-cost apartments to house its teachers and staff. It is funded by a $33 million voter-approved bond, thought to be the nation's first dedicated exclusively to building teacher housing. (Mercury News)
Google buys downtown San Jose industrial property in transit village area in $3 million cash deal –The City Council voted on selling the tech titan key government-owned parcels needed for a transit-oriented development near the Diridon train station. (The Mercury News)
Deadly Camp Fire fuels California’s raging housing shortage -The Camp Fire destroyed nearly 14,000 homes in Butte County -- nearly 18 percent of the roughly 80,000 new homes California produces in an average year. (BANG)
A recent federal court ruling could serve as a turning point in how cities treat the homeless. At issue is a ban in Boise, Idaho, on sleeping on the streets. Such ordinances have been controversial in California and elsewhere. (Governing)
Berkeley will use its old city hall for a homeless shelter (Berkeleyside)
CalPERS Makes ESG Changes -Over the last eight months, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has revamped the portion of its global equity portfolio. (Chief Investment Officer)
California arrest rates at historic lows, racial disparities still wide…Story.
UC Settles lawsuit alleging events policy discriminated against conservative speakers…Story.
San Diego County wants to build 10,000 new homes in fire-prone areas… Story.
Insurer goes bust from Camp Fire with millions in claims unpaid. How will it affect Paradise homeowners?...Story.
California beaches on this list of world's best: "North America's Top 50 Beaches… Story.
Why is Santa Clara County's gender wage gap the largest in the Bay Area?...Story.
THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE
Controversial needle exchange will move to new neighborhood in Lafayette in 2019 – The County's syringe exchange program is moving over the objections of Lafayette’s Mayor.
Restaurants are too loud. Minimalist designs and the merging of bars and dining areas mean restaurants are cheaper to build—at the expense of being able to hear one another.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The final vote count in Contra Costa County is official. See Local News above. (Photo: Contra Costa Elections Department)
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