Mike Anderson takes over as mayor
The Lafayette City Council voted unanimously to appoint Mike Anderson as mayor and Susan Candell as vice mayor effective immediately at its April 22 meeting.
Former Mayor Cam Burks ...By Pippa Fisher
Clearing the confusion around teen drug use
What are the roles, responsibilities, rules ...By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's own come together for an evening of music at Community Music Festival
Once a year the Town Hall Theatre hosts a real treat for music-lovers - an evening when local musicians come together to play, donating their talents in a significant fundraiser for the theater. This year the Ninth Annual Community Music Festival will take place ...By Pippa Fisher
Time to hit the trails - it's a springtime challenge!
It's spring in Lamorinda and the three Parks and Recreation Departments of Moraga, Orinda and Lafayette want nothing more than to see residents out enjoying the area's beautiful trails. For this reason they are offering a challenge - the first-ever Lamorinda Trails ...By Pippa Fisher
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
Local congressman attempts to boost quality journalism through legislation
Feeling that quality local journalism is crucial to a strong democracy, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier introduced a House Resolution April 3 that would allow local news outlets to band together to negotiate terms of product distribution and compensation with major online ...By Nick Marnell
Lafayette Police Blotter
Lafayette Fire Station 16 reopening delayed until June
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District placed Engine 16 into service in early April, which is the month the district expected to reopen Fire Station 16 in Lafayette. But between the rainy weather and a construction site problem with the Pacific Gas and ...By Nick Marnell
Town council approves a joint Moraga-Lafayette pavement surface seal project
The town of Moraga and the city of Lafayette ...By Vera Kochan
Bunny to oversee Annual Candy Scramble
It really must be spring - The Lafayette Rotary Club is gearing up for its Annual Candy Scramble on the Lafayette Plaza Park on the corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Moraga Road.
By Pippa Fisher
Burton Valley student pushes school to go green this Earth Day
Burton Valley Elementary School is ditching the use of plastic utensils in the lunchroom starting April 22, appropriately enough on Earth Day. As impactful as that is, it is all the more remarkable for being introduced by an environmentally conscious fifth-grader who, ...By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette Earth Day Festival focuses on sustainable youth
The 14th Annual Earth Day Festival will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 along Golden Gate Way behind the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. This year's theme is "Taking Action."
By Pippa Fisher
5G - It's coming, like it or not
The next generation of wireless is arriving in California and there is very little local government can do about it, thanks to Federal Communication Commission orders and federal laws that place procedural and substantive limitations on local authorities. Lafayette ...
Cam Burks steps down as Lafayette mayor
Mayor Cam Burks is stepping down from the mayoral role as of April 20. He will continue to serve out his term on the council.
Burks, who is four months into his first term as mayor, made ...
Sunny skies for Spring Egg Hunt
A big topic among the adults at the April 13 Spring Egg Hunt was the weather. Everyone remembered last year's rainy event and were grateful for the pause in the current rainy season.