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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

Trial turn restrictions on County Supervisors' agenda
In an effort to ease congestion on Reliez ...By Pippa Fisher

Eight school board seats open up in LAFSD and AUHSD combined
This November there will be four seats up ...

Lafayette resident heads to Caltech
Lafayette resident Luc Davis, a recent Tilden Preparatory School graduate, will be heading to California Institute of Technology in the fall as a member of the Caltech Men's Fencing Team.
Submitted by Gint Federas

Lafayette Little League donations help children in Dominican Republic
Lafayette Little League parent and manager Tony Dudum organized a baseball equipment drive over the summer to benefit kids in the Dominican Republic. It was a huge success with hundreds of pieces of equipment ranging from bats, balls, helmets, and uniforms donated by ...Submitted by Tony Dudum and Andy Orear

Lafayette business part of fundraiser for pet lifesaving equipment
A foundation that provides pet resuscitation equipment for fire, police and other medical first responders, and bulletproof vests for police K-9 units, raised over $150,000 in July to be allocated for pet lifesaving equipment among fire and police agencies in ...By Nick Marnell

New downtown light panels complement dramatic sculpture
Among the latest additions to Lafayette's public art are some panels installed along a stone wall under a walk way leading into the Town Center III condominiums, behind Panda Express and to the south of the walkway leading to the BART station. It is easy to miss them ...By Pippa Fisher

Two seats up for grabs on Lafayette City Council
The Nov. 6 general municipal election will ...

Performers provide harmony at city council
Providing somewhat more joy than has been seen lately in city council meetings, the Town Hall Theatre opened the meeting with sparkle and talent from its youth education program.
At the ...
By Pippa Fisher

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