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Street Name is Clue to Reliez Valley History

Just off Reliez Valley Road, a small cul-de-sac leaves a big clue about local neighborhood history. That clue is in its name: Rossi Street. We used that clue to find the typed transcript of Serafino Rossi’s 1973 oral history in the file cabinet at the Lafayette Historical Society. Serafino Rossi — From italy to Lafayette Reading Rossi’s oral history transcript feels a little like we’re...

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Discover & Go Library Program

Local Outings, Free with Your Library Card

It’s true — there were a few moments of sun today, but they didn’t last and the outlook for the weekend is likely going to impact outdoor youth sports. Again. So what are we supposed to do? One of the nice things about Lafayette is its easy access to freeways and BART. If you’re up for either a BART or car ride, consider taking advantage...

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Rancho Swim Club -- Winter

It’s Swim Team Sign-up Time. Again.

Three blocks from Burton Valley Elementary School, in the heart of Lafayette’s Burton Valley neighborhood, the Rancho Colorados Pool is quiet today. The only movement? Raindrop ripples. But this won’t last. Soon it will be jammed with kids in Wahoo blue and gold. Swim team is a big tradition in Lafayette, and it starts with March sign-ups. Last week it was Las Trampas. This week,...

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Civil War Re-enacters comes to Saint Mary’s College

It’s a pretty good bet that it’s going to rain tomorrow, so you can forget those Little League games and other outdoor sports. What’s a family to do if that happens? Something unusual and fun, if you just drive onto Saint Mary’s College campus. (Another reason we love living so close to this college campus — there seems to always be something happening we can...

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Sustainable Lafayette – Stories to Learn By

It’s learning the old fashioned way – neighbors sharing personal stories. And it works. There’s something really compelling happening on the recently updated Sustainable Lafayette Website. There’s a growing archive of real world local stories  — sustainability successes, lessons and new ideas, divided into categories: Resident Stories Business Stories Non-profit Stories School Stories Our current favorite? The article about the new home Lafayette residents Gwenn and...

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