Lynn's Top Five
Socially Responsible Investing. Impact Investing. Sustainable Investing. And most recently, ESG Investing. In these current strained political times, more and more investors look more closely at their investment selections and discuss these options with their ...By Lynn Ballou CFP(r)
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
PaperBox Bread & Pastry: new addition at Moraga Farmers' Market
The year-round Moraga Farmers' Market does not cease to diversify, attracting new vendors such as mushroom producers or unique grape growers (have you heard of "Thomcord" grapes?) as well as cooks, bakers and pastry chefs. One recent addition pushed the market toward ...By Sophie Braccini
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2018 showed solid ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T
The Music Coop fills a void in local musical training
The Music Coop, with studios in Walnut Creek and Lafayette, is filling a void in musical instruction caused by the closure of other venues and cutbacks in elementary music programs.
By John T. Miller
Oh ... rats!
Your home is your castle, except when it comes to rodents. These invaders storm your roof, occupy wall space and attics, burrow beneath foundations, plunder available food sources, and establish a breeding colony all in short order. But the presence of rats does not ...By Cathy Dausman
Square Baby opens in Theatre Square
Two Orinda moms with five children between them at Glorietta School have just launched a new business in town: Square Baby. Square Baby recently launched its online site, selling its products that are delivered to the door frozen, in 100 percent compostable boxes. On ...By Sora O'Doherty
State of the East Bay forum focuses on growth
Growth was the operative word Aug. 8 at the ...By Lou Fancher
Campana Music closing its doors
After 71 years doing business in Lafayette, Campana Music will be closing its doors for good later this month.
The last official day for the store will be Aug. 16, but it will host a ...By John T. Miller
Lynn's Top Five
When I picked a topic to write about for this column, I thought about what's relevant now in my own practice. A few recurring themes seemed to emerge in recent conversations which I'd like to share with you here.
By Lynn Ballou, CFP(r)
Miner Road closure to end Aug. 10 after problem vegetation removed
To outline a vegetation removal project along Miner Road, the city of Orinda held a July 26 neighborhood meeting that included representatives from Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the city and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District. PG&E and the city explained that 110 trees ...By Nick Marnell
Changes at Orinda Chamber of Commerce and Lamorinda Weekly
After serving as the executive director of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce for the past two and a half years, Sophie Braccini is leaving to take up a position with UC Berkeley. Braccini, who has been a staff writer for Lamorinda Weekly since its beginning 11 years ago, ...By Sora O'Doherty
Moraga chamber begins economic development plan roll-out
When Bob Fritzky took the presidency of the Moraga Chamber of Commerce at the beginning of the year he announced several new programs to materially support local economic vitality. The chamber is rolling out a new value card to set in place the first piece of a puzzle ...By Sophie Braccini
Experts discuss state of retail in Lafayette
What is the state of retail in Lafayette and in the larger region? What is the cause of all the vacant stores in Lafayette? And how can Lafayette attract quality businesses to fill them? These were the questions posed to a panel of four commercial real estate experts ...By Pippa Fisher