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Almost Daily Briefing

Post Date:02/05/2019 9:24 AM

News Roundup for #LoveLafayette

 

TOP STORY

Lafayette councilwoman stepping down as Sen. Glazer's district director -Lafayette City Council member Teresa Gerringer, district director for state Sen. Steven Glazer, D-Orinda, has decided to step down from her administrative duties to devote more time to her new job on the council, Glazer’s office announced Monday. (East Bay Times)

 

LOCAL NEWS

Memorial service Friday for Diablo Foods founder Ed Stokes -A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's. And he loved Lafayette more than anything.” Former Mayor Don Tatzin called Stokes “the true mayor of our community.” (East Bay Times)

Bay Area weather: Storm delivers snow to mountains, rain across region - There have been reports of snow on many mountains in the Bay Area, including Diablo, Hamilton and Veeder, and on Highways 17 and 35 (Skyline Boulevard) in the Santa Cruz mountains. (BANG)

Expectation of snow forces closure of road to Mount Diablo -The gate along the road that leads up to the summit of Mt. Diablo was shut tight Monday afternoon in anticipation of low snow levels in the afternoon. (ABC 7)

Snow Falling On The Summit Of Mt. Diablo -Thanks to Alex for this picture of the snow on the summit of Mt. Diablo. (CLAYCORD.com)

Mount Diablo gets dusting of snow -A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for areas above 1,000 feet, including the East Bay hills and Mt. Diablo, which rises to 3,849 feet at its peak. (KGO-TV)

Joint Effort Possible On School Issues -The Orinda City Council on Tuesday may approve creation of a joint city council/school board committee to collaborate on "issues of mutual interest" related to education. (Patch)

Did Steph Curry Lose Out on His Latest Home Sale? We Crunched the Numbers -The answer may be hiding in the recent sale of his house in Alamo, CA. (SF Gate)

 

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

JPG@The Bank Pop-Up Art Gallery Opening this Month in Lafayette

St. Lawrence String Quartet at Lafayette Library Feb 9th

Reps DeSaulnier and Thompson to Host Town Hall on Gun Violence

Holocaust survivor Sylvia Ruth Gutmann brings her memoir to SF Bay Area appearances

Communicating Doors Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through Feb 23rd

Lottie’s Creamery Coming to Danville

 

OTHER NEWS

How many millionaires do we have in California? Hint: It’s a big number - To figure out how many millionaires are running around the United States these days, and in which states they happen to be running around, statisticians used data from the Survey of Consumer Finance and other sources to come up with their latest. (BANG)

Golden State’s population growth slows way down - We're not adding Californians like we used to: the state added an estimated 158,000 residents in 2018, the smallest growth since at least 2001. (East Bay Times)

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING

San Diego Planning Commission Approves ‘Transit Priority’ Parking Reforms-Last night, the San Diego City Planning Commission unanimously approved new rules that would eliminate parking requirements in “transit priority areas” within a half-mile of major public transit stops. (StreetsBlogCal)

The Airbnb Effect: It’s Not Just Rising Home Prices -A new Economic Policy Institute study finds that Airbnb contributes to rising home prices in cities, yet often escapes comprehensive regulation. (CityLab)

SB 100 Is Moving Cities in California Toward Zero-Emissions Futures -Buoyed by bill SB 100, marginalized communities, often overlooked by the environmental movement, have spurred progress in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland. (CityLab)

 

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS is strong — but challenges remain -That's exactly what CalPERS, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, is committed to deliver for current and future generations. (Capitol Weekly)

California's public pensions are worse off than we thought -But it was short-lived and CalPERS has not only regressed but could actually be underwater because of a new way of calculating liabilities. (Merced Sun-Star)

Gavin Newsom's record offers hints about how he'll handle unions and California pensions -Later, he was a member of the University of California Board of Regents when it in 2016 created an alternate retirement program. (Sacramento Bee)

PG&E Bankruptcy's Ripple Effects Will be Felt Beyond California -Stockholders, bondholders and thousands of PG&E retirees and their families who are casting nervous eyes on the pension fund. (Bloomberg)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

San Mateo Restaurant Owner Apologizes For 'MAGA' Hat Ban…Story.

Newsom proposes some tax simplification, but at a price…Story.

A dark side to the California dream: How the state Constitution makes affordable housing hard to build…Story.

California craving more tax revenue from recreational cannabis sales…Story.

In 2018, U.S. Consumers Ordered Cannabis Every 8 Seconds… Story.

Northern California town is sinking, according to state survey…Story.

Thousands of golf balls found off California Coast…Story.

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

Lafayette pushing for plastic straw reduction -The resolution adds the business can make alternatives available to customers by request, the Mayor says.

 

AND FINALLY…

Art restorers are finding new clients on superyachts. Champagne corks and breakfast cereal are among the threats to priceless artworks.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 Teresa

Lafayette City Council member Teresa Gerringer is stepping down from her position as district director for state Sen. Steven Glazer to devote more time to her city council role. See Top Story, above. (Photo: City of Lafayette) 

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