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PG&E to address safety concerns at special meeting
The city will hold a special meeting Sept. 10 with officials from both PG&E and from the California Public Utilities Commission in order to address more than 150 safety concerns raised by local residents.
By Pippa Fisher

Lafayette Art and Wine - a monster of a street party!
It's almost Art and Wine time again - Lafayette's biggest community party, a weekend-long opportunity for residents to stroll along Mt. Diablo Boulevard without traffic, wine in hand, listening to great music and browsing unique art with friends.
By Pippa Fisher

County Connection Transit Agency announces proposed fare and route changes
The County Connection Transit Agency is proposing changes to routes and fares effective March 2019.
According to Ruby Horta, director of planning and marketing for the transportation ...
By John T. Miller

State of the East Bay forum focuses on growth
Growth was the operative word Aug. 8 at the ...By Lou Fancher

Community-building on National Night Out
Sgt. Tom Rossberg and Police Records Supervisor Cathy Surges-Moscato encouraged youngsters at Lafayette Pointe to explore a police car as part of National Night Out Aug. 7 as neighbors engaged with police in three communities across Lafayette.

BART bill to head for senate vote
The controversial BART bill, proposing dense residential construction on BART-owned land, came a step closer to reality Aug. 16, with a 5-2 vote for the bill from the Senate Appropriations Committee. Now the bill is heading for a full senate floor vote within the next ...By Pippa Fisher

Acalanes Class of '68 celebrates 50 years
They came of age listening to Elvis Presley to a backdrop of the Vietnam War and assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. It was Lafayette's first year as a city. And now the Acalanes class of 1968 is preparing to celebrate its 50th high school ...By Pippa Fisher

Condos proposed for Lafayette Circle
Plans for the proposed mixed-purpose retail/condominiums development on Lafayette Circle are moving forward to the consent calendar for resolution and conditions of approval in early September.
By Pippa Fisher

A last-chance glimmer of hope for Lafayette Park Theater?
Could a density transfer be an option for saving the Park Theater? Lafayette lawmakers have decided to take initial exploration of this as a creative solution further and plan to form a committee with the city, the developer and community organizations together with ...By Pippa Fisher

Lafayette Little League - 11's District Champions
Lafayette Little League's 11-year-old All Star team won back-to-back District 4 Championships after winning the title last year as 10 year olds. They are only the second Lafayette team in the last 20 years who have accomplished this feat. They have gone undefeated in ...Submitted by Mary Beth Stadt

Huge turnout for Lafayette Swim Conference Championship
The 7th Annual Lafayette Swim Conference Championship was held the weekend of July 28-29 at Acalanes High School. Bearing the moniker "Adventures on the Seven Seas," the meet had over 1,000 swimmers ranging in age from 4 to 18. The participating clubs, LMYA (164), ...By Jon Kingdon

Highway 24 gridlock: Why no local notifications or traffic control?
A single vehicle accident on Highway 24 near the Orinda BART station on July 21 caused a traffic standstill on the westbound freeway, with local residents complaining about two-hour delays to drive between Pleasant Hill and Orinda, gridlock on downtown Lafayette ...By Nick Marnell

Work progressing on Lafayette Fire Station 16, March opening still planned
The construction site may not appear to be a buzz of activity, but a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official assured Lafayette residents that work on Fire Station 16 is moving along on schedule.
By Nick Marnell

Experts discuss state of retail in Lafayette
What is the state of retail in Lafayette and in the larger region? What is the cause of all the vacant stores in Lafayette? And how can Lafayette attract quality businesses to fill them? These were the questions posed to a panel of four commercial real estate experts ...By Pippa Fisher

Lafayette celebrates the past 50 years, enjoys the present and looks to the future
The "Love Lafayette" slogan seemed particularly apt at the party celebrating Lafayette's 50 years of incorporation as a city. In the sunshine both young families and old-timers enjoyed the joyful celebration but at a meeting beforehand during which many shared memories ...By Pippa Fisher

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