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Terry Ring honored for behind the scenes work
This year's Business Person of the Year has been named - Terry Ring of Ring Construction. He will be honored with a dinner celebrating his many contributions to Lafayette at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa on Friday, Feb. 1. Mayor Cam Burks will also give the State of ...By Pippa Fisher

Meet Jules, a digital butler
Longtime tech entrepreneur and Lafayette resident Kent Godfrey today launched Jules, an application designed to help families manage their busy lives by using a cloud-based service to track many aspects of their homes, belongings and personal information.
By Sora O'Doherty

Three generations of dentists serve Lamorinda for 55 years
In July, Blake Swimmer became the third generation Swimmer to practice dentistry in Lafayette.
His grandfather, Al Swimmer, began the general dentistry practice in 1963 when Lafayette's ...
By Kara Navolio

Terry Ring named Lafayette Business Person of the Year
This year's Business Person of the Year is Terry Ring of Lafayette's Ring Construction. A dinner and formal presentation will take place at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa on Feb. 1.
By Pippa Fisher

Lynn's Top Five
Welcome to the end of the tax year. And what a year it's been! With all the coverage of what some embrace as a great step forward and some disparage as a total mess, here we are nonetheless with just a few short weeks left to put the final touches on almost all the ...By Lynn Ballou, CFP(r)

Baagan vegan restaurant opens in Moraga
Baagan, an Indian-inspired vegan restaurant, opened in the Rheem Shopping Center in mid-November in the space previously occupied by New Delhi Bistro. "Eat the Way Nature Intended" is Baagan's slogan; the menu offers organic, healthy, plant-based meals like burgers, ...By Jenn Freedman

Saint Mary's business students strive to tackle Rheem Theatre's woes
It's no secret that the Rheem Theatre has gone through its share of ups and downs in the past 10 years. The Moraga Chamber of Commerce and Saint Mary's College partnered to organize a business competition aimed at focusing on the theatre's financial issues.
By Vera Kochan

Keeping your hair Sharp in Lafayette
In movies like "Barbershop" and shows like "The Andy Griffith Show," the barbershop was far more than a place to get your hair cut. It was a place for friends to meet, share ideas, debate the issues of the day and leave the shop looking better than when you walked ...By Jon Kingdon

New executive director of Orinda Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face
Cindy Powell, an Orinda icon, has taken over the job of executive director of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce from Sophie Braccini, who moved to a job at UC Berkeley. Powell had been sharing the office with Braccini. While Braccini handled the Chamber, Powell was ...By Sora O'Doherty

Lynn's Top Five
Socially Responsible Investing. Impact Investing. Sustainable Investing. And most recently, ESG Investing. In these current strained political times, more and more investors look more closely at their investment selections and discuss these options with their ...By Lynn Ballou CFP(r)

More coffee options coming to Lafayette with Philz
The signs are up, the tables are in and very soon residents will wake up and smell the coffee ... at the new Philz Coffee shop in Lafayette.
The store is going in where the old Homegrown ...
By Pippa Fisher

PaperBox Bread & Pastry: new addition at Moraga Farmers' Market
The year-round Moraga Farmers' Market does not cease to diversify, attracting new vendors such as mushroom producers or unique grape growers (have you heard of "Thomcord" grapes?) as well as cooks, bakers and pastry chefs. One recent addition pushed the market toward ...By Sophie Braccini

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2018 showed solid ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

The Music Coop fills a void in local musical training
The Music Coop, with studios in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, is filling a void in musical instruction caused by the closure of other venues and cutbacks in elementary music programs.
By John T. Miller

Oh ... rats!
Your home is your castle, except when it comes to rodents. These invaders storm your roof, occupy wall space and attics, burrow beneath foundations, plunder available food sources, and establish a breeding colony all in short order. But the presence of rats does not ...By Cathy Dausman

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