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Almost Daily Briefing, October 30, 2019

Post Date:10/30/2019 9:59 AM

The Almost Daily Briefing

Published news articles from local, regional, and national media on topics of interest to the #LoveLafayette Community 

Publication Note: The Almost Daily Briefing will not be published the week of November 4-8, 2019.



PG&E Says Equipment Involved in Lafayette Fires

California's Lafayette Fire Burns Tennis Club, Forces Evacuations

Lafayette fire forces evacuations, burns tennis club

Fires Near Highway 24 Prompt Evacuations in Lafayette

California emergency responders headed to 5 Bay Area counties ahead of 'critical fire weather'

PG&E Power Lines May Have Started Fires In Bay Area This Weekend

Smoke Chokes Air Quality In Bay Area, Residents At Risk

Third straight Spare the Air day coming on Wednesday

NWS Cancels Wind Advisory For North Bay Mts.

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations in Martinez

Fire Crews Knock Down Brush Fire Near Route 242 In Concord

Carquinez Bridge reopens after fire in Vallejo

Are infamous Diablo winds responsible for recent wildfires?

North Bay fires, power outages affect transit service

Without cell service, Bay Area fears emergency alerts for fires won't go through

Cell service fails in parts of Bay Area during PG&E outages

Bid to reopen East Bay landmark theater gets big boost

Bay Area told to brace for near-freezing temperatures

From the Lamorinda Weekly

Orinda park gets $4M in state funds for largest creek daylighting project in Bay Area

City leaders weigh in on controversial car wash plans

Lafayette Police Department recruits four-legged help

Tennis Club a total loss in Lafayette fire

Lamorinda Petanque, 30 years strong

Lynn Hiden - 40 years as heart and soul of the community

Local authorities continue to stress importance of evacuation planning

Continuing saga of Rheem sinkhole

A shifting tide in the use of potentially dangerous herbicides

Now is the time for testing the appetite in Orinda for new taxes

Orinda trials employee parking permits

How prepositioning of fire resources saved homes in Moraga’s Sanders Ranch

New ConFire assistant chief  jumpstarts Fire Prevention Bureau

Distracted driver causes geyser on Canyon Road

Lafayette Police Blotter

Moraga Police Blotter

Safety First: Emergency Preparation and the ‘Go-Bag’

Beyond Aero bike shop opens in Orinda

Changes at Rheem Shopping Center

Moraga Town council members have emergency alternates in place

A haunting tour of Saint Mary’s College

THT In the Wings staged reading features ‘The River’

Find the perfect preschool for your children at upcoming Fair

Lamorinda teens saved the day at Orinda Olive Festival

Stanley Middle School’s annual One Book-One School program reaches its 12th year

Lafayette Reservoir Run local results

Halloween Parade - fun for Orinda’s youngest residents

Trick-or-Treating around town

Hometown Halloween skit hits milestone year


Overnight battle: Cal Fire's army of 4900 vs. Kincade Fire

Mount Tamalpais Among 17 State Parks Closed By Fire, Shutoff

205K Southern California Edison customers remain under shutoff consideration amid wildfire threat

How Did the California Wildfires Start? Kincade Fire Linked to PG&E Electrical Malfunction

Watch: 118 years of California wildfires in 1 minute



PG&E decides not to cut power to five Bay Area counties Wednesday

PG&E cancels outages in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Businesses, residents feel effects of PG&E shutoffs, questioning if it was necessary

California accuses PG&E of mishandling power outages, endangering lives

CPUC opening investigation into PG&E's public safety power shutoffs

PG&E faces liability, bankruptcy during recent wildfires despite shutting off power

Pacifica Schools Closed Because Of Traffic Concerns Caused By Power Shutoff

PG&E Power Shutoff: Another Shutdown, School Closures In Marin

Schools In Mt. Diablo Unified Open Monday Amid Shutoff

Lights out at East Bay campus, but school stayed in session

PG&E contractor dies in Humboldt County prior to PSPS

PG&E scheduled power outage affects UC Berkeley classes, city

PG&E agrees to credit customers for blackouts, Gov. Newsom says



Council Legislation Committee

Transportation & Circulation Commission

Planning Commission



California Attempts to Tackle Housing Affordability Crisis

San Jose ahead of new push to disclose housing development fees

SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise, figures reveal

No action on city threat to revoke Lyft’s e-bike permit

Power’s not the only thing scarce in Sonoma, stations are running out of gas, too

San Francisco Puts 2 Big Affordable Housing Measures to Voters. Here’s What They’d Do



SF teacher's housing nightmare: Waking at 3:30 a.m. to drive from Sacramento home

Extreme' warning issued ahead of hurricane-force Santa Ana winds

400,000 PG&E customers haven't had power since Saturday, no answer when it will return

Is the Getty Center on fire? No, the renowned art museum is OK and here's why

Airbnb hosts are offering free housing to thousands of California wildfire evacuees

California Teachers Association posts membership decline of about 15,000

California Nursing Home Residents Told To Find New Homes

College gets $2.9 million to help Latino students

Irvine ranked safest U.S. city, 9 other Southern California cities make Top 50

Swarm of earthquakes shake area near Hollister



Talk of possible Lafayette Mayor-President debate ongoing



Ants don’t do traffic jams.



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