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Downtown businesses - comings and goings
Even as residents comment on empty storefronts in Lafayette's downtown area, new businesses are starting to move in.
Going from east to west, here are a few of the changes residents can ...
By Pippa Fisher

Questions to consider when deciding on design

During the beginning of the new year I always have a surge of clients reaching out to make changes in their home. Whether it be a single room design, whole house update, kitchen or bath ...
By Amanda Eck

The Peter Pan Foundation moves into new Lafayette Location
The Peter Pan Foundation - a 12-year-old Lafayette nonprofit organization that inspires children of all ages to reach their full potential by encouraging confidence, character, and creativity through music and theater, while instilling the value and benefits of ...Submitted by Gina Campo

Luck Women's Boutique opens in Lafayette
Lafayette gained a new luxury women's (and girls) clothing boutique Jan. 8 when local mom Lorin Platto opened Luck. A recent East Bay transplant from San Francisco, Lorin was inspired to bring some of the city's boutique culture to Lamorinda. "I have loved fashion all ...By Jenn Freedman

Chamber honors Moraga Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year
In a departure from past procedures of naming a Business Person of the Year, the Moraga Chamber of Commerce decided to change things up by honoring a Business of the Year. And, since three of the nominations were nonprofits, a separate category, Nonprofit of the Year, ...By Vera Kochan

Housing trends exposed at Home Expo
Every current or prospective homeowner has ...By Lou Fancher

The Real Estate Year in Review
2018 was another extremely strong year for sellers of residential real estate in Lamorinda. Sales volume was solid with a minimal increase in supply matched by continued strong demand and average price increases in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.
By Conrad Bassett

Lynn's Top Five
Do you make New Year's resolutions? Turns out that although many of us do, studies indicate that far less than half of us will succeed in accomplishing them! So instead of making some resolutions we may never actually achieve, let's take a different view and create a ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Bay Area Ballplayers grand slams its way into Moraga
If you buil itd, they will come.
Moraga Shopping Center now has its own high-tech field of dreams. Bay Area Ballplayers, located in the retail space vacated by Hallmark nearly six years ...
By Vera Kochan

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

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