Thursday’s Briefing: Warriors Are One Game Away from Another Championship; Takeaways from Tuesday’s Election Results;


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Kevin Durant scored 43 points to help the Warriors clinch Game 3 of the NBA Finals last night. Game 4 is Friday night. (SFGate)

The election results in Alameda County’s district attorney race reveal a stark divide between communities of color most impact by crime and mass incarceration and more affluent suburban neighborhoods. (East Bay Express)

What other conclusions can be drawn from the election? Here are other East Bay winners and losers. (East Bay Citizen)

What will happen to Berkeley renters and landlords if the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which limits rent control, is repealed in November? (Berkeleyside)

A homeless encampment caught on fire, causing several loud explosions, near Home Depot in Emeryville Monday night. According to a witness, the fire appeared to have been caused by a propane tank that was ignited by an open barbecue or candle. There were no reported injuries. (E’ville Eye)

West Oakland bike maker “Tall Paul” died in May after a six-month battle with lung cancer. Paul Brown was known for his custom-made bikes and neighborhood charity, and could often be seen cruising on his double-stacked bike. (Hoodline)

A former employee of a Pinole group home who was charged with sexually abusing a developmentally disabled adult also worked as an aide at the West Contra Costa County school district for at least three years. Authorities are asking any additional victims to contact the Contra Costa County DA’s office or Pinole police. (East Bay Times)