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Almost Daily Briefing

The Friday Lite Edition

Post Date:12/07/2018 9:27 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette – The Friday Lite Edition  

 

LOCAL NEWS

Social media post by BART director prompts outcry from Oscar Grant's family

ConFire Chief Jeff Carman to depart in March

Serial Contra Costa Arsonist Convicted Of 31 Felonies

$34,000 police lip sync video sparks controversy in East Bay

Pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle in unincorporated Contra Costa

$315 million is spent on downtown Oakland office tower shopping spree

Oakland shuts down encampment day after protest

 

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

Today: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life' & Tree Lighting 2018: Lafayette

Sunday: Lafayette Historical Society Breakfast with Santa

WomenSing Winter Reflections Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill Dec 12th

Elf Workshop With Crafts & Santa Photos For Ages 1-9: Danville

Christmas Day dining in the Bay Area 2018

 

OTHER NEWS

After parts of Napa burned, many lower income people couldn’t afford to come back.

Six Scout units in Butte County lost everything in Northern California wildfire

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING

San Francisco makes National Geographic‘s list of “Top Ten Cities for Bicycling”

SFMTA approves pilot parking-protected bike lanes on Valencia Street

SF might build housing on top of its bus yard

Sen. Weiner proposes a right-to-shelter bill

Asm. Ting introduces bill to require electrification of cars

California’s ex-gov rides his bike everywhere

Electric bikes can make cities safer

 

PENSION FUNDS

California Supreme Court Hears Pension Reduction Case

Brown's pension plan goes before state high court

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

Sacramento Bee files complaint over Motor Voter records…Story

Hook on PG&E Tower Eyed as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire…Story

As California wildfires displace low-income residents in wine country, tech industry continues to bolster Bay Area wealth… Story

Dozens more California priests accused of child sex abuse… Story

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Second chance Saturday set for Lafayette Animal Shelter

 

AND FINALLY…

Barnes & Noble’s holiday gift ideas lists just one book. The bookseller’s Top 20 includes four pairs of socks, Mickey Mouse speakers, and one more book than last year’s list.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Debra Allen SF Chronicle

Debora Allen, BART Director for District 1, which includes Lafayette, came under fire for a Facebook poll over the plan to rename the Fruitvale BART station in memory of Oscar Grant. See Local News, above. (Photo: San Francisco Chronicle)

 

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