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Post Date:06/17/2016 5:07 PM


June 17, 2016 | What’s Doing in Lafayette?


Even The Losers Get Lucky at Lafayette Plaza Tonight!

Rock the Plaza rocks again tonight with The Big Jangle, a Tom Petty cover band.  *Conversation overheard at the Chamber of Commerce this week*:  “I need to know:  have you been to Rock the Plaza yet this summer?  No?  Don’t do me like that!  Enough with the waiting!  Even the losers get lucky sometimes, and you really don’t have to live like a refugee, so get on over to Lafayette Plaza or else you might find yourself free falling and have a breakdown.  In fact, I insist that you attend, and I won’t back down!”  The band promises to play Here Comes My (American) Girl.  6:30pm tonight.  No cost; bring a picnic and enjoy the band!  See you there!



 make music lafayette

Make Music Lafayette!

Next Tuesday is worldwide Make Music Day, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Lamorinda Music to make it happen here in Lafayette, too.  You’ll find musicians playing from 6 to 8P in these eight restaurants:  Rancho Cantina, Rustic Tavern, Reve Bistro, Yankee Pier, Bonehead's BBQ, Sideboard, Bistro Burger, and Peets/Noahs.  There will also be live music at Merrill Gardens and Chateau Lafayette.  Who knows? You might even see troubadors on street corners.  And if you’re in the mood to rock out yourself, join the live band karaoke in Lafayette Plaza from 6P to 8P.  That’s right:  this is your rock star moment, your chance to sing on the big stage with a live band.  Interested? Here's the list of songs you can choose from.   There are limited spots, so sign up here to reserve your star turn.  Rumor has it that local celebrities, including Port of Oakland PIO Mike Zampa, BAM Magazine founder Dennis Erokan, and City Manager Steven Falk, will make appearances at 6P or thereabouts.


How’d You Like to Go Carbon Free?

On April 21, 2016, Marin Clean Energy’s (MCE) Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve Lafayette as a member of MCE.  Starting now, Lafayette residents and businesses will be able to choose between using MCE or PG&E for their power. If customers take no action, Lafayette power customers will automatically be enrolled in MCE’s “light green” 50-percent renewable option at the start of their September 2016 billing period, but customers can also choose to switch to MCE’s “dark green” 100-percent renewable option, MCE’s “local sol” 100-percent local wind and solar option, or continue to use PG&E at 27-percent renewables at any time. Following the delivery of the first enrollment notices at the beginning of next week, MCE will provide in-office support at the Lafayette City Offices on Wednesday, June 22nd and Thursday, June 23rd. Feel free to stop by on those days to get your questions answered, call MCE at (888) 632-3674, learn more about MCE on the City’s website here, or contact Megan Canales at or Julia Koppman Norton at  




Summer Recreation Haikus

Some kids think that the

Community Center is

Summer paradise!


What do the kids do?

Sponge Bob Needs Pants Sponge Toss Game?

Or hold a real snake?


All at five hundred

St. Mary’s Road.  See photos

and videos here!



avila beach 

New Art in the LLLC Gallery

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee welcomes its newest Art Exhibit at the Lafayette Library, featuring oil paintings by Geoff Meredith, pastels and watercolors by Dalia Alekna, and ceramics by Olga Jusidman.  Please join the PAC for a reception honoring the artists next Monday, June 20, from 5:30P to 7:30P


This Week at the Library

To see what’s happening at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center this week, click hereSupport your Library - Shop at Friends Corner Book Shop, corner of 1st St. & Golden Gate Way! 


Quote for the Week

A reputation for one thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment.

Ernest Bramah



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