Lafayette's strolling community dinner party coming soon
Now in its 16th year, Lafayette's annual restaurant walk is coming up on Tuesday, May 15. The once-a-year chance to sip, stroll and socialize at Taste of Lafayette is a perfect opportunity to get together with friends and try out many of the city's world-class ...By Pippa Fisher
Heyman joins city staff in new communications role
There is a new face at the city offices. Jeff Heyman has joined the city staff in its newly created role of communications analyst.
Heyman started in the new position April 9, coming to ...By Pippa Fisher
Green award winners educate and inspire others
Two Lafayette residents were recognized for their contributions to helping the city achieve its environmental goals.
The Environmental Task Force, now in its 11th year, selected winners ...By Pippa Fisher
PG&E to close St. Mary's Road for the summer
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. informed the city of Lafayette and the town of Moraga that it would have to replace a mile of pipe under St. Mary's Road in the coming months. The plan as it currently stands will completely close the arterial from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday ...By Sophie Braccini
Lafayette's planning commission cranking back into action
The city has appointed its first replacement ...By Pippa Fisher
AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette STEM Conference at SMC
Examining a sheep's brain, noting the differences from a human brain, making slime, and getting creative with coding. These are but a few of the hands-on workshops that 200 middle school girls attended at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ...By Bobbie Dodson-Nielsen
First poet laureate wants Lafayette and Orinda to resonate with this art form
The Lamorinda Arts Council poet laureate committee recently announced the selection of Amy Glynn as the first Lafayette/Orinda poet laureate. Glynn, who is a Lafayette resident and published poet, is full of ideas to make poetry an accessible and popular discipline in ...By Sophie Braccini
Lafayette activist continues personal battle for an assault weapons ban
Steve Sposato lost his wife on July 1, 1993 when Gian Luigi Ferri, a disturbed loner, stormed the law offices of Pettit and Martin at 101 California St. in San Francisco, carrying semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Ferri killed eight and ...By Nick Marnell
Las Trampas School recognized on 60th anniversary
Orinda Mayor Amy Worth was delighted to present a proclamation recognizing the 60th anniversary of Las Trampas School at the city council meeting April 10. Mayor Worth called the school "one of the treasures of our community." The school was honored for its efforts on ...By Sora O'Doherty
Blazin' Jayz Smoke Shop opens third branch in Lafayette
Given the opportunity to promote themselves, new businesses are usually excited to run down the list of products or services they provide the marketplace.
But Adam Abdallah, owner of ...By Nick Marnell
Bear relocates to Lafayette
A rather large grizzly bear will be relocating to Golden Gate Way very soon. Lafayette will be hosting the bear sculpture for a two-year period in the city's first experience of temporary public art.
By Pippa Fisher
Community urged to give the gift of green at this year's Earth Day Festival
Lafayette's annual Earth Day celebration will once again be offering fun for all ages but organizers Sustainable Lafayette also want to draw residents' attention to its focus of the entire month - the 50th Anniversary Community Gift or the gift of clean energy.
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's native son among those honored in new memorial
Twenty-two fallen service men and women from Contra Costa County who lost their lives in the line of duty since 9/11 will be honored and permanently remembered on a new memorial to be installed at the front of the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center. It will be the only ...By Pippa Fisher
Jenkins honored as Citizen of the Year
Lafayette's Citizen of the Year Don Jenkins was honored April 13 at a sold-out dinner attended by local dignitaries, friends and family all of whom agreed that Lafayette is a better place for all the time he has volunteered in so many capacities.
City council to serve as planning commission during new commissioner search
While Lafayette prepares to get new planning ...By Pippa Fisher