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Artisanal bakery rises in Moraga
Taking a leap of faith, Tom Kelly has quit his corporate job in financial services and started a bread business out of his home in Moraga. But Kelly looked before he leaped, for two years taking classes at the San Francisco Baking Institute on bread and viennoiserie ...By Sora O'Doherty

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The first quarter of 2019 showed a continued fast pace in activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. Supply remains low, so the resulting sales quantities remain low. The average sales price continues to increase in Lafayette versus a year ago, while ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T; Licensed Real Estate Broker

Lynn's Top Five
None of my friends who are tax advisors had time to chat with me when I sat down to write this column - shocking, right? However, since we share clients, you can imagine I've had a lot of interaction with those in the tax trenches this year. I think I heard the word ...By Lynn Ballou, CFPr

Downtown businesses - comings and goings
Even as residents comment on empty storefronts in Lafayette's downtown area, new businesses are starting to move in.
Going from east to west, here are a few of the changes residents can ...
By Pippa Fisher

Questions to consider when deciding on design

During the beginning of the new year I always have a surge of clients reaching out to make changes in their home. Whether it be a single room design, whole house update, kitchen or bath ...
By Amanda Eck

The Peter Pan Foundation moves into new Lafayette Location
The Peter Pan Foundation - a 12-year-old Lafayette nonprofit organization that inspires children of all ages to reach their full potential by encouraging confidence, character, and creativity through music and theater, while instilling the value and benefits of ...Submitted by Gina Campo

Luck Women's Boutique opens in Lafayette
Lafayette gained a new luxury women's (and girls) clothing boutique Jan. 8 when local mom Lorin Platto opened Luck. A recent East Bay transplant from San Francisco, Lorin was inspired to bring some of the city's boutique culture to Lamorinda. "I have loved fashion all ...By Jenn Freedman

Chamber honors Moraga Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year
In a departure from past procedures of naming a Business Person of the Year, the Moraga Chamber of Commerce decided to change things up by honoring a Business of the Year. And, since three of the nominations were nonprofits, a separate category, Nonprofit of the Year, ...By Vera Kochan

Housing trends exposed at Home Expo
Every current or prospective homeowner has ...By Lou Fancher

The Real Estate Year in Review
2018 was another extremely strong year for sellers of residential real estate in Lamorinda. Sales volume was solid with a minimal increase in supply matched by continued strong demand and average price increases in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.
By Conrad Bassett

Lynn's Top Five
Do you make New Year's resolutions? Turns out that although many of us do, studies indicate that far less than half of us will succeed in accomplishing them! So instead of making some resolutions we may never actually achieve, let's take a different view and create a ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Bay Area Ballplayers grand slams its way into Moraga
If you buil itd, they will come.
Moraga Shopping Center now has its own high-tech field of dreams. Bay Area Ballplayers, located in the retail space vacated by Hallmark nearly six years ...
By Vera Kochan

Terry Ring honored for behind the scenes work
This year's Business Person of the Year has been named - Terry Ring of Ring Construction. He will be honored with a dinner celebrating his many contributions to Lafayette at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa on Friday, Feb. 1. Mayor Cam Burks will also give the State of ...By Pippa Fisher

Meet Jules, a digital butler
Longtime tech entrepreneur and Lafayette resident Kent Godfrey today launched Jules, an application designed to help families manage their busy lives by using a cloud-based service to track many aspects of their homes, belongings and personal information.
By Sora O'Doherty

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