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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

Local recycling concerns mount
China's March 1 decision to halt import of select categories of solid waste, including certain types of plastics, paper and textiles, has put pressure on the local recycling industry, as public officials look for ways to offset the loss of a large market for the ...By Nick Marnell

Lafayette 6th graders win Next Level Flag Football Championship
The 6th grade team Navy completed an undefeated season (10-0) and won the Next Level sixth grade Flag Football Championship. The championship game was played at De La Salle High School on March 11. The attached photo shows the champions after their big victory.
Submitted by Flavia Trento

A taste of wine in Lafayette
For anyone curious about the wine made from some of the many vineyards scattered around the Lamorinda hills, at last there is an opportunity to enjoy some wine tasting in Lafayette.
By Pippa Fisher

Lamorinda groups help Grateful Gatherings tackle biggest project yet
Furnishing a 27-room facility is a huge undertaking, but that is exactly what the Oakland-based, nonprofit organization Grateful Gatherings is doing with help from many in the Lamorinda area. This particular project requires the help of all six Bay Area chapters, local ...By Pippa Fisher

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