Pacific Chamber Orchestra season opens Sept. 14 in Lafayette
In celebration of 30 years of stellar performances, Pacific Chamber Orchestra Conductor Lawrence Kohl offers "a season of inspiring performances to travel the hero's road, soar to the heavens, revel in the tango, marvel at genius and party!" With Kohl's illuminating ...Submitted by Lawrence Kohl
BART weekend closures planned between Walnut Creek and Orinda stations
BART is making extensive repairs and upgrades to the track between Orinda and Walnut Creek stations on most weekends through October, including some upcoming full weekend closures with bus bridges. Closure weekends: Aug. 31-Sept. 2 (Labor Day Weekend), Sept.14-15, ...
Homeless day care facility to open temporarily in Saranap
In a flurry of activity near the end of July, the Trinity Center announced that the temporary quarters for its homeless day care facilities would be relocated to the old Sufi Center/Holy Ghost Hall in the Saranap area.
By John T. Miller
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Proactive Lafayette property owners helped prevent a catastrophe
The drone shot from the Lafayette Police Department shows the aftermath of the Aug. 1 vegetation fire on Reliez Valley Road. The charred, 1.5-acre circular area in the center shows that the fire avoided the homes that ringed the blaze.
By Nick Marnell
Lafayette portion of North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break completed
Work began the week of July 20 on the North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break, a $4 million state-funded program managed by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District to remove hazardous fuels from a 1,500-acre stretch of land extending from Tilden Park to near Acalanes High School. By ...By Nick Marnell
National Night Out - gaining popularity in community
This year's National Night Out on Aug. 6 saw five separate events across Lafayette, with a total of 90 people attending gatherings on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, South Silver Springs Road, Solana Court, Black Forest Court, and at Lafayette Pointe. Several other events were ...By Pippa Fisher
Vice mayor announces intent to participate in Deerhill Road development decisions
Lafayette Vice Mayor Susan Candell surprised many in attendance at the Aug. 12 city council meeting with a statement announcing that having sought her own independent legal counsel, she now intends to participate in future discussions and decisions regarding the ...By Pippa Fisher
Lady Gaga's foundation to promote kindness in Lafayette
The Aug. 12 city council meeting got off to a positive start with Mayor Mike Anderson issuing a proclamation on behalf of the city that Sept. 1-21 be designated as "BeKind 21" days in Lafayette, as part of the Born This Way Foundation's campaign. Schools, orga ...By Pippa Fisher
Srivatsa takes the driver's seat at city offices
The Lafayette City Council voted Aug. 12 to award a three-year city manager contract to Niroop Srivatsa who has been serving as interim city manager since January.
The community hall was ...By Pippa Fisher
Emotionally charged discussion over housing bill
`Tis the season. Housing legislation bills are once again winding their way through various committees in Sacramento and Lafayette Council Member Cam Burks wants everyone to pay attention. In his view lawmakers in Sacramento are aiming to strip local land use control ...By Pippa Fisher
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Green Awards given for work done locally and globally
Mayor Mike Anderson, recognizing outstanding efforts that contribute to a more sustainable community and help the city achieve its environmental goals, presented this year's annual Lafayette Awards of Environmental Excellence, otherwise known as the Green Awards, at ...By Pippa Fisher
Speakers and expo lined up for 2019 Senior Symposium
With much attention being given to one of the city's objectives this year - that of senior inclusion - this year's Senior Symposium, hosted by the Lafayette Community Foundation, is as valued as ever. The event will be taking place, once again, at the easily accessible ...By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette adopts legislative agenda
Designed to be the basis for the stand ...By Pippa Fisher