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Lafayette decides against accepting "Crosses" land donation
Lafayette city council members had mixed reactions to Charles Clark's recent offer to donate the well-known 2.7-acre property on Deerhill Road, known as "The Crosses of Lafayette" to the city.
By Pippa Fisher

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New Bell and Block Schedule receives passing grade, so far
By all accounts, most stakeholders in the Acalanes Union High School District are finding the new bell and block schedule is accomplishing its purpose of more efficient use of academic time, reduction of stress and anxiety, and more time for collaboration between ...By John T. Miller

Escalating rents prompt call for council action
Rent review programs are unusual in a small town such as Lafayette but following complaints in August from residents whose rents have been escalating by as much as 20 percent, the Lafayette City Council is examining the pros and cons of just such a program.
By Pippa Fisher

Walking, rolling, running - fundraising fun on the trail
Lafayette residents may notice a whole lot of fun happening on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail this weekend as Las Trampas takes to the trail for the Eighth Annual Walk n' Roll.
Members of ...
By Pippa Fisher

Fun at Lafayette's 22nd Annual Art and Wine Festival
With absolutely perfect weather on tap, this past weekend once again saw Lafayette's downtown converted into a bustling art marketplace with residents and visitors alike enjoying the perfect wines and beers also on tap at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce's 22nd Annual ...By Pippa Fisher

A few local politicos' best friends
In this dog-eat-dog world of politics, it is imperative to have a pack of loyal followers. Who better than those who are always by your side and only occasionally growl at the media? Saturday is national Dogs in Politics Day, a celebration first unleashed Sept. 23, ...By Cathy Dausman

Andersen initially opposes interim district attorney appointment
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed Diana Becton as interim district attorney to replace DA Mark Peterson, who resigned in June. The supervisors interviewed five candidates at their Sept. 12 public board meeting and appointed Becton by a 3-2 vote.
By Nick Marnell

Longtime Lafayette resident gets Lifetime Award
The seeds for 15 years dedicated to conservation were sown in the Moraga Community Garden, at least for this year's Sustainable Contra Costa's Lifetime Award recipient, longtime Lamorinda resident, Kathryn Lyddan.
By Pippa Fisher

Winner of the 50th anniversary art contest
Lafayette Council Member Cam Burks, Mayor Mike Anderson and Acalanes High School student Sofia Cruz at the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival with her winning 50th anniversary design. - Pippa Fisher

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce finds new digs after the fire
Nothing slows the energy of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, not even a catastrophic fire that burned the building down for a total loss. Now, rising from those ashes, the Chamber has announced its new home will be just around the corner from the old location in an ...By Pippa Fisher

'Being Mortal' author focuses on what's important toward the end of life
With today's fastest growing segment of the population being 85 years old and up, there has never been a better time for planning how and on what terms one wants to live a full life through the "golden years."
By Pippa Fisher

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Lafayette determined to clean up commissions
Members of the public made their voices ...By Pippa Fisher

State deems Lafayette icon seismically unstable
The California Division of Safety of Dams released new classifications and assessments of its statewide jurisdictional dams, including the 22 owned by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. All of the EBMUD dams were given a "satisfactory" rating in September, except ...By Nick Marnell

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