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Published on January 20, 2021
Closing for good, Sewnow says goodbye
It is a business that has touched countless young lives, giving them skills and perhaps more importantly a safe, "happy place" for over 14 years. But like several other Lafayette institutions, Sewnow will be closing for good at the end of January.
By Pippa Fisher

Published on January 6th, 2021
Lafayette resumes its Business Assistance Program
The City of Lafayette is once again offering ...By Pippa Fisher

Published on December 9th, 2020
Pillar - more than just a space to work in Lafayette
It was an idea two years in the making, born out of the demand, identified by two moms juggling working from home and caring for an infant, for a space to work while keeping their small children safely nearby. The state-of-the-art, co-working space in downtown ...By Pippa Fisher

Published on November 11th, 2020
Lynn's Top Five
As I'm writing this, it's the night before the election and so much is still up in the air regarding our shared political futures. That said, it's pretty unlikely we'll get any earth-shaking last minute tax law changes inflicted upon us before the clock strikes ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Published on November 11th, 2020
Local artisans 'pop up' in Lafayette for eco-friendly holiday shopping
Following Lafayette's successful art gallery `pop-up' model, and solving several problems in one go, comes another pop-up to the downtown - this one just in time for the holidays.
The ...
By Pippa Fisher

Published on November 11th, 2020
Business comings and goings in Lafayette amid the pandemic
After eight months of varying levels of restrictions and closures in the area, Lafayette is starting to see some businesses shutting down and, perhaps more surprisingly, still others opening.
By Pippa Fisher

Published on November 11th, 2020
County move to level Orange not a respite for Orinda businesses
Even though Contra Costa County loosened COVID-19 controls on businesses, owners in the city of Orinda weren't celebrating. And the move to the California orange tier was quickly toned down with additional restrictions as Contra Costa County's COVID-19 cases and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on October 28th, 2020
New book store opens; offers thoughtful escape amid pandemic
Independent bookstores are something of a rarity these days. And that's even without a pandemic. So it came as a bit of a surprise to many in Lafayette to see a brick-and-mortar book shop open its doors in mid-September.
By Pippa Fisher

Published on October 14th, 2020
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2020 showed tremendous activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate versus the year ago quarter. This activity continues to be based upon both a buildup from the lower amount of second quarter closings and an exodus of people moving ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Published on October 14th, 2020
Lynn's Top Five
As I watch the unprecedented fire storms surrounding us in NorCal affecting us all, it seems fitting to write this column focusing on what to do in the event you or your loved ones experience loss during these times.
By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Published on September 16th, 2020
Lafayette resident simplifies self-storage
A Lafayette resident has come up with a ...By Pippa Fisher

Published on September 16th, 2020
Parking lots evolve into active sites during pandemic
Public health restrictions on indoor gyms have hurt many local big and small fitness businesses. Several have migrated to Zoom to deliver classes over the internet to compensate for the revenue loss and make sure clients stayed active. Some are taking to the streets, ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on September 2nd, 2020
Restaurants and cafes turn to food trucks to expand reach
Many restaurants are going the reverse route to stay in business during coronavirus mandates. Finding that delivery, takeout and outdoor-dining-only isn't enough to sustain a business in these times, some restaurant owners are purchasing food trucks and hitting the ...By Vera Kochan

Published on September 2nd, 2020
Former MCF treasurer pleads guilty to criminal charges
In early September 2019, the Moraga ...By Vera Kochan

Published on September 2nd, 2020
Some outdoor offerings can now move in amid new guidelines
A recent drive around Lamorinda revealed a new business practice: operating in the open air. Fortunate to enjoy mild weather, and in the absence of recent smoke drift from California fires, Lamorinda residents were seen enjoying outdoor dining at local restaurants and ...By Sora O'Doherty

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