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Refurbished vintage Beetle finds new home in Lafayette
With only two days left before retiring as longtime city manager of Lafayette, Steven Falk received a surprise farewell gift. It came neither from the city nor his co-workers, but from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club.
Submitted by Thomas Black

City increases support for school crossing guard program
The city council voted unanimously, minus Council Member Susan Candell who was absent, at its Jan. 14 meeting to increase participation in funding for the school district's crossing guards to a rate of 50 percent.
By Pippa Fisher

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

Lafayette's mayor takes it to the streets
Lafayette Mayor Cam Burks is becoming quite a familiar face around town. In fact, he spent the weekend of Jan. 12-13 walking the entire downtown area and stopping in on more than 70 businesses along Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Additionally he held his usual weekend mayor's ...By Pippa Fisher

The hunt is on - an update
Now that the city council is complete and up ...By Pippa Fisher

Nominations are open for the 2019 Lafayette Citizen of the Year
Do you have a person in mind for this year's ...

Large art gallery pop-up brings culture, commerce, community to downtown
Although vacant for a while now, the highly visible former home of Wells Fargo Bank on the corner of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Boulevard will soon come to life with the arrival of a "pop-up" art gallery, opening this Valentine's Day.
By Pippa Fisher

And then again there were five - Steven Bliss appointed to city council
Lafayette city council moved forward at its Jan. 10 special meeting, appointing Steven Bliss, former vice chair of the planning commission, to the fifth seat, made vacant by the sudden passing of Council Member Mark Mitchell in November. Bliss will serve until November ...By Pippa Fisher

Front porch open mic launches in Lafayette
For Lamorinda musicians looking for an opportunity to strum guitars, play their fiddles or hum bluegrass harmonies with like-minded country fans, there haven't been many options locally. Until now, that is, after a couple of Lafayette residents decided to do something ...By Pippa Fisher

American Red Cross teaches kids disaster safety with Pillowcase Project
Does your child know what to do in the event of a natural disaster? The American Red Cross has implemented a program called The Pillowcase Project aimed at teaching children how to get through this type of situation with a modicum of awareness.
By Vera Kochan

Greg Wolff appointed acting planning and building director
With Niroop Srivatsa stepping into the city manager's shoes until a permanent replacement is found, Assistant Planning Director Greg Wolff will be at the helm of the planning department, acting as interim planning and building director. With more than 20 years working ...By Pippa Fisher

New Year, new city council lineup
Although at press time the city council was still awaiting the appointment of a fifth member, who will fill the seat left by the sudden passing of Council Member Mark Mitchel, right now the lineup is Mayor Cam Burks, Vice Mayor Mike Anderson, and council members Susan ...By Pippa Fisher

Maintaining local control for land use high on new mayor's list
This year sees Lafayette coming off a divisive election with two brand new city council members and, as of press time, one yet to be appointed. Without a permanent city manager, it will fall to the experience of the city's new mayor and vice mayor to provide leadership ...By Pippa Fisher

Cancer Support Community to bring holistic healing to Lafayette
CEO Jim Bouquin knew as soon as he set eyes on the 5.75-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Lafayette Reservoir that this would be the perfect location for the new Cancer Support Community building and grounds.
By Pippa Fisher

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