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Almost Daily Briefing, October 3, 2019

Post Date:10/03/2019 9:56 AM

News for the #LoveLafayette Community

 

LOCAL NEWS

This Bay Area suburb is ranked best place to raise a family in California -Rounding out the rankings are the Bay Area's Saranap, which is near Walnut Creek, at number 10 and Oakland's swanky suburb, Piedmont is 11. (BANG) 

New Seats, Two New Auditoriums – Owners Hope To Make Some Changes To “The Rheem” -The new owners of the Rheem Theatre have submitted plans to attach a 4,113 square-foot addition to the rear of the existing cinema, bringing two new auditoriums into play and increasing the number of screens. (News 24/680)

Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop-Women's Cashmere Sale -On Tuesday, October 8, at 9:30 a.m., Lafayette's well-known landmark will transform to a virtual garment district. By Betty Miller, Patch Contributor. (Patch)

What creature is digging up a Walnut Creek lawn? - Plus, is there something wrong with a bird that's been sitting on a nest for three months? (Walnut Creek Journal)

BART's wish list for $100 billion 'mega measure': Second bay crossing, new fare gates -A BART train is seen next to commuter traffic on East bound Highway 24 in Lafayette, Calif. (Vallejo Times Herald)

Contra Costa judge's honesty under scrutiny in misconduct hearing -A Contra Costa judge facing serious discipline. (The Mercury News)

SF may compel more severely mentally ill people into treatment under new state law -The state law will immediately allow the city to expand conservatorship, which is court-ordered. (San Francisco Chronicle) 

What does baseball lose if the Oakland A’s leave the Coliseum? (The New York Times)

 

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

First Annual Oktoberfest, Lafayette

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2019: Forest Home Farms Historic Park, San Ramon

Oktoberfest & Carnival 2019: Clayton

'Oaktoberfest In The Dimond' Oktoberfest 2019: Oakland

Oktoberfest On The Lake 2019: Lake Chalet Restaurant, Oakland

Oktoberfest 2019 With Nature Friends Tourist Club: Oakland

Oktoberfest - Final Sunday 2019: Speisekammer, Alameda

 

OTHER NEWS

A law requiring Los Angeles restaurants to offer plastic straws only upon request went into effect on Tuesday. (Los Angeles Daily News)

State law makes utilities like PG&E liable for fires caused by their equipment. But contractors face liability, too — and that is making it harder to get the insurance needed for the work. (The New York Times)

Generators causing fires during planned power shutoffs -Some power companies in California are turning off the electricity during periods of high wildfire danger to prevent fires (Wildfire Today)

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Gov. Newsom signs wildfire legislation -Senate Bills 560 and 670 both seek to improve communication between entities when power outages affect first responders. (Record Bee)

 

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING

Huge Amount of Pollution from Car Tires (SFChron)

BART GM on Listening Tour (SFChron, SFExaminer)

New BART Stations to Open this Year? (SFGate)

Hybrid Buses Go All Electric in “Green Zones” (SFChron)

Barriers for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Lane (EastBayTimes)

Can a new regional agency fix housing? (CALmatters)

BART chooses new fare gates (SF Chronicle)

California readies plans to launch “its own damn satellite” to measure climate change (LA Times)

Marin Assemblymember wants to start a conversation about the future of the Richmond Bridge (Marin Independent Journal)

In Australia, someone just went ahead and painted a pedestrian crossing (Yahoo News)

A.B. 5 only solves part of a huge problem (Capitol Weekly)

 

CALIFORNIA MIXTAPE

California's Newsom Signs More Than 20 Wildfire Response Bills

The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires

San Diego cracking down on marijuana billboards but loosening other rules

Flu season could complicate fight against vaping illnesses, top California official says

'Hunker-down mode': Juul's difficult path forward

Lawsuit alleges California fails to make sure non-citizens barred from voting

PG&E is less than one-third done with its 2019 tree-trimming work

 

THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE

The Cellar Wine Bistro opens in bigger space with new look in downtown Lafayette -When Michelle Wise would visit Lafayette from California years ago, she would look around downtown Lafayette, at its restaurants and offerings. Could Lafayette use a wine bar, she pondered.

 

AND FINALLY…

Horrible bosses follow the saboteur’s approved playbook. A declassified spy manual shows that the US planned to use uncooperative workers to take down the Nazis.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 Saranap East Bay Times

Saranap was ranked number 10 and Lafayette came in at number 19 in a survey on the best suburbs in which to raise a family in the Bay Area. See Local News, above. (Photo: East Bay Times)

 

 

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