The Giants won the freakin’ World Series!
But other than that:
Election Day has come and gone, but there are still several candidates wondering whether or not they’ve been elected.
Incumbents carried the day in Lafayette and Moraga. But the races for City Council and, to some extent, school board in Orinda are too close to call. Candidates will have to wait until at least Monday to find out if they’ve won or lost.
One council member who has likely lost is Orinda Mayor Tom McCormick, who late last week learned the state Fair Political Practices Commission will not investigate claims he violated conflict of interest laws (background articles here and here). McCormick, who lives near the downtown, has requested FPPC advice on whether he has a conflict of interest on downtown-related issues, but that will be a moot point if the election results hold.
In non-election news:
A Stanley Middle School teacher pleaded not guilty to molestation charges.
A Moraga couple is collecting used kids’ bikes for charity.
Heaven help us, the holiday shopping season has already begun.
Onward to college basketball season …