Almost Daily Briefing
News Roundup for #LoveLafayette
Bay Area heat to peak Monday, raising fire and health risks -The temperatures are record or near record highs, and a widespread heat advisory is in effect for all of the valleys of the Bay Area. (East Bay Times)
Drone Prevents Air Drops At Lamorinda Fire -A small brush fire broke out Friday evening in steep terrain in Lamorinda and a drone prevented air drops. (Patch)
2019 Bay Area Metro Award Winners: Part 6: Steven Falk -Steven Falk, decades-long city manager of the City of Lafayette, is recognized for his years of committed service and for his deep commitment to repairing the Bay Area’s housing shortage. (MTC)
BART Parking Confusion Reigns in Walnut Creek -Pricey parking at the Walnut Creek BART station: riders have complained about the cost for months. (CBS San Francisco)
Accused Walnut Creek Bank Robber Arrested A man suspected in two Contra Costa County bank robberies was arrested in Richmond, according to the Pleasant Hill Police Department. (Patch)
Suspect Leads Police Chase In Stolen Car Through Danville - The suspect was eventually caught and arrested after being spotted in a drainage ditch, according to Danville police. (Patch)
Memorial held for former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher in Walnut Creek -Hundreds of friends, co-workers, and admirers came to the Lesher Center For the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek. (KTVU)
Crews responding to plane crash in delta near Antioch -Fire crews responded to a plane that crashed into the delta near Antioch, Sunday afternoon. (KRON)
10-Acre Grass Fire May Have Been Started By Lawn Mower -The fire was first reported about 11:25 a.m. at the west end of Briones Valley Road. (SFGate)
Fight Breaks Out At Concord Restaurant, 3 Arrested: Police -Two teen-aged girls were arrested Thursday night after allegedly getting into a fight with each other inside an all-you-can-eat buffet. (Patch)
In Bay Area, small retail struggles while tech booms -In the San Jose metro area, the number of small retailers dropped 8.1 percent between 2007 and 2017. (East Bay Times)
Pacific Gas & Electric cut off power to 20,500 customers in Yuba and Butte Counties over the weekend as gusty winds and dry conditions heightened the risk of wildfires. The shutdown was part of the utility’s plan to prevent its equipment from sparking potentially catastrophic blazes. (The San Francisco Chronicle)
State officials are grappling with how to cover the costs of wildfires to come. (The New York Times)
Six Flags Magic Mountain evacuated park-goers and closed early as firefighters worked to contain a brush fire nearby. (Los Angeles Daily News)
State Sen. Scott Wiener makes his case for SB50 in Palo Alto -Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, on Friday (June 7) defended his controversial Senate Bill 50 in Palo Alto — a hotbed of opposition to the bill. (The Daily Post)
HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING
Emeryville could get 54-story skyscraper, by far the East Bay’s tallest -A Vancouver company’s plans to bring a 54-story, 638-foot skyscraper to Emeryville — much taller than any other building in the East Bay. (BANG)
Mega-measure: $100 billion traffic-busting tax plan for the Bay Area taking shape -A BART train is seen next to commuter traffic on East bound Highway 24 in Lafayette. (The Mercury News)
The Largest Co-Housing Building in the World Is Coming to San Jose -The co-living startup Starcity plans to build an 800-unit, 18-story “dorm for adults” to help affordably house Silicon Valley's booming workforce. (CityLab)
Tracy council tackles California's affordable housing crisis -California's affordable housing crisis has taken hold in Tracy, and on ... could find examples both in town and in high-end communities in the Bay Area. (The Tracy Press)
Should community colleges build housing? Last month, Ohlone College in the San Francisco Bay Area, scrapped plans. (CALmatters)
County supervisors to hold budget hearing Tuesday -This is due to changes in CalPERS' assumed investment earnings, changes in accounting methodology and revised assumptions. (Davis Enterprise)
Sonoma supervisors not crazy about providing deputies to all-male Bohemian Grove… Story.
California's job engine is slowing as U.S. nears recession, UCLA predicts…Story.
Online degrees made USC the world's biggest social work school. Then things went terribly wrong…Story.
California's largest wildfire was caused by a hammer, Cal Fire says…Story.
California's high-speed rail fail could pay off for other states…Story.
Judge finds Sacramento sheriff violated public records act, orders release of deputy records…Story.
LA Might Make It Illegal To Keep Your Engine Running While Parked… Story.
Crows Are Crowding Your Bay Area Skies. Why?...Story.
THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE
Lafayette advancing baseball stadium despite higher cost -Lafayette's mayor doesn't plan major changes to plans for a new city baseball stadium even though construction bids totaled nearly $4 million more.
Air New Zealand staff are free to get inked. The company dropped a ban on visible tattoos after complaints that it discriminated against Māori employees.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
East Bay locations will be hitting triple digits today before temperatures are expected to drop tomorrow. See Local News, above. (Photo: Patch)
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