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Sarah's story - a Lamorinda connection across the pond
Life's bizarre twists and turns occasionally change lives. So it was for the manager of a Lafayette shop, who found herself back in the country of her birth, having called the East Bay her home for 27 years.
By Pippa Fisher

More coffee options coming to Lafayette with Philz
The signs are up, the tables are in and very soon residents will wake up and smell the coffee ... at the new Philz Coffee shop in Lafayette.
The store is going in where the old Homegrown ...
By Pippa Fisher

Community Thanksgiving Breakfast, now in its 40th year
It is a sure sign that fall is in the air ...By Pippa Fisher

Time Travel at Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre went back in time Nov. 3 at the Sun King's concert celebrating 50 years since the release of the Beatles' White Album.
Concertgoers came dressed as characters from the ...
By Pippa Fisher

Voters elect Candell and Gerringer to city council
Voters had their say Nov. 6, electing Susan Candell and Teresa Gerringer to the Lafayette city council.
Candell comes to the council from her position on the Circulation Commission. ...
By Pippa Fisher

Lafayette mourns unexpected death of Council Member Mark Mitchell
Lafayette City Council Member Mark Mitchell passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Nov. 5 at the age of 61.
The sudden loss has stunned the community.
By Pippa Fisher

Smoke a reminder to plan ahead
Life, they say, is what happens when you're making other plans.
But life in California - here and now - is defined by a new norm: year-round wildfires of unprecedented ferocity. "The ...
By Cathy Dausman

LLLC Exhibit features Lafayette artist
The Lafayette Public Art Committee welcomes its newest exhibit "Travels with an Artist" by Lafayette resident Helen Ann Licht, who shares her colorful paintings based on her many travels through India and Burma. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.
Submitted by Juliet Hansen

Eagle Scout project updates Lafayette Rim Trail signs
Residents who hike the Lafayette Reservoir Rim Trail likely have noticed the hard work of Alex Mangoba of Moraga Boy Scout Troop 234. The East Bay Municipal Utility District, which manages the trail, has numerous Backcountry Regulations signs posted along the 4.7-mile ...Submitted by Linda Murphy

Lafayette residential occupancy fire inspections nearly complete
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District made several changes to its fire prevention bureau in order to catch up on past due fire inspections and Fire Chief Jeff Carman has assured Lafayette residents that all mandated residential occupancy inspections will ...By Nick Marnell

Trick-or-Treat Street at Fiesta Square

Pippa Fisher

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da ... Town Hall celebrates 50 years since Beatles' White Album release
This year marks another notable 50th anniversary - in the same year that Lafayette became a city, a Liverpudlian band of some fame released The White Album. And Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre will be celebrating that release in authentic Beatles-style on Nov. 2 and 3 ...By Pippa Fisher

Springhill residents talk disaster preparedness on eve of National ShakeOut Day
It's a nightmare scenario that no one wants to think about, but the audience heard the message loud and clear at a recent neighborhood meeting: have a plan, be prepared. In the case of a wildfire or large earthquake, residents need to be ready to evacuate.
By Pippa Fisher

Panel examines state of downtown retail in second city-led workshop
Lafayette council members, members of the planning commission and members of the public had the state of downtown retail once again as their focus as a four-person panel of Lafayette business owners took a look at the pros and cons of doing business in the city.
By Pippa Fisher

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