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Unincorporated Reliez Valley Road residents want influence in Lafayette
Despite a 4-1 vote from the Lafayette City Council at its May 28 meeting - with Council Member Susan Candell the only one opposing - to notify the Local Agency Formation Commission of its opposition to any change in sphere of influence for unincorporated Reliez Valley ...By Pippa Fisher

Family-friendly activities planned for Fourth of July
For the past 35 years, community members have gathered along the parade route in downtown Orinda to cheer as marching bands, bagpipers, martial arts demonstrations, floats, stilt walkers, singers, dancers, and local clubs pass by, starting in Theatre District on Moraga ...By Sora O'Doherty

Cardinals Win Lafayette Little League AAA Championship
After an exciting, hard fought doubleheader with the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals won the Lafayette Little League AAA Championship game 8-7 on Sunday, June 2 at Buckeye Fields. The Cardinals are now moving on to represent LLL at the Tournament of Champions. ...Submitted by Bianka Ahuja and Ali Krick

Woodstock in Lafayette
The Fog City Swampers brought the sounds of Woodstock to the Plaza Park June 7. With plenty of tie-dye in evidence, the Chamber of Commerce transformed the Plaza to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous festival.
By Pippa Fisher

Is Lafayette going to the dogs?
Every dog has its day - and that day in Lafayette was June 1, when the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce hosted Dogtown Downtown for the benefit of canines big and small. This year the annual event focused on highlighting the dog-friendliness of the downtown area.
By Pippa Fisher

Nonprofit builds momentum in bid to `Light up the Park Theater'
The city council heard a presentation May 28 from Tracey Farrell of the newly formed Park Theater Trust as momentum builds around the possibility of purchasing and operating the historic Park Theater cinema.
By Pippa Fisher

City nails down timeline for selection of permanent city manager
The city council held a special meeting June 4 with Paul Kimura, principal of Avery and Associates, the executive search firm hired by the city to recruit the next permanent city manager following Steven Falk's resignation last year. It is likely that the position ...By Pippa Fisher

Lafayette rainbow flag flies to celebrate LBGTQ+ Pride month
The city council voted at its May 28 meeting unanimously in favor of a proclamation to recognize June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning + Pride month in Lafayette. On June 1 Mayor Mike Anderson raised the rainbow flag on the pole in Plaza Park, where ...By Pippa Fisher

Outdoor summer entertainment opens in Lamorinda
Residents of Lamorinda won't have to venture far from home to enjoy entertainment options this summer. Orinda will be offering a series of concerts, including the annual Opera in the Park, as well as five family-friendly movies. The Orinda concerts, at which food ...By Sora O'Doherty

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Remembering Mark Mitchell
A plaque naming Mitchell Ridge in honor of Lafayette's late Mayor and Council Member Mark Mitchell, who passed away last November, was placed at the corner of Carlyle Terrace and Sweet Drive during a May 18 dedication ceremony to remember him and all the work he did to ...By Pippa Fisher

Taste of Lafayette offers sumptuous samplings at annual event
...By Victor Ryerson

Woodstock Lafayette - free Rock the Plaza concerts
Friday evenings in downtown Lafayette through the month of June mean one thing for sure - Rock the Plaza is happening. And this year the series of free concerts will have a special "Woodstock" twist, marking the 50th anniversary of this iconic hippie counterculture ...By Pippa Fisher

Council OKs signature art piece for the city
A split Lafayette City Council approved the design of a public art display for the Town Center III BART Pathway and Bike Center project at its May 13 meeting, with one council member voting no because of the number of parking spaces the project would take up in the ...By Nick Marnell

Lafayette bans sale of flavored tobacco products
Flavored tobacco products will be on the way ...By Nick Marnell

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