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Archive for May, 2012

Acalanes, Campolindo both in NCS baseball finals

The Campolindo baseball team is one game away from another NCS crown after their 10-0 semifinal win over College Park yesterday.  The Cougars have sailed through the NCS Division 2 playoffs, winning all three games by 10 runs, including two mercy rule victories in the first two rounds. The Cougars play Dougherty Valley in the championship on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Oakland Coliseum.

The Acalanes baseball team will be playing for the NCS Division 3 title on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Oakland Coliseum. The Dons beat Sonoma Valley, 9-4, yesterday to clinch their spot in the championship game. They’ll face off against Tamalpais in the championship after Tamalpais knocked off Miramonte yesterday.

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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Lafayette Bank of America robbed

The Bank of America located at 3530 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette was robbed Tuesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m.

The man entered the bank, presented a cashier with a note and escaped the scene likely on foot, according to the Lafayette Police Department.

Lafayette Police searched the area for the suspect and stopped BART trains to search the BART station, but they were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.

Anyone with information that could help police in their investigation are being asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 925-299-3230.

Bank security cameras captured the image of the robber seen below.

Photo of bank robbery suspect (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office)

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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Lafayette Farmers Market is back

The Lafayette Farmers Market is back and ready to stay. The “new” Lafayette Farmers Market will be holding its opening day on Sunday, June 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The new schedule for the Lafayette Farmers Market will be a year-round market that will take place every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The location of the market has also changed from Lafayette Plaza to the south parking lot of the Lafayette BART station off of Happy Valley Road, which should help clear up some of the parking and traffic issues.

As part of the opening day celebration, visitors to the Farmers Market on June 10 will receive free flower and produce seed packets.

Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Gold Coast Chamber Players Finale

The Lafayette-based Gold Coast Chamber Players will be performing their season finale, “Spanish Strings,” on Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m.

The performance, which is open to the public, will be at the Lafayette Library, so seating will be limited. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $10 for students.

The Gold Coast Chamber Players combine the sounds of a string quartet with a guitar and a piano to play a variety of chamber music.

For more information about the Gold Coast Chamber Players, or to purchase tickets to the performance, visit their website at

Posted on Monday, May 28th, 2012
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Campolindo boys volleyball wins NCS; Miramonte girls LAX falls

The Campolindo boys volleyball team repeated as NCS champions with a dominant win on their home court Friday night. The Cougars, the number two seed in the playoffs, defeated league rival, Dougherty Valley, in straight sets, 25-14, 25-16, 25-14, to improve their record to 29-7 overall this year.

The Miramonte girls lacrosse team came up just short of an NCS crown. The Matadors lost in the final to the number one seed and host Marin Catholic, 16-10, on Saturday. The Matadors finish the year with a record of 16-7.

Campolindo’s Carrie Verdon continued her dominance of girls long distance running by winning the 3,200-meter race at the NCS Meet of Champions with a time of 10:30.76.

Posted on Sunday, May 27th, 2012
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CCCC Auditions

The Contra Costa Children’s Chorus is currently holding auditions for open positions for Fall 2012 and also accepting enrollment into their Summer Theatre for Arts program.

Auditions are being held throughout the rest of May and June and can be scheduled by calling 925-945-7101 or via their website.

The group holds rehearsals on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in their main rehearsal site, located at 1035 Carol Lane in Lafayette.

The Contra Costa Children’s Chorus has won countless honors and awards since its inception in 1984. The group also regularly participates in national and international tours.

For more information or to sign-up for auditions, visit their website at

Posted on Saturday, May 26th, 2012
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Local teams going for NCS titles this weekend

The Campolindo boys volleyball team will host the NCS Division 2 championship game tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Cougars are the number two seed in the playoffs with a 28-7 overall record and will face league rivals Dougherty Valley. The Wildcats are the fourth seed with a 22-12 overall record. The Cougars earned their spot in the final by beating Acalanes, 25-23, 25-22, 19-25,22-25,15-9, in the semifinals.

The Miramonte girls lacrosse team is playing in the NCS Divison 2 championship game Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at Marin Catholic High School.

The local track teams will be competing at the NCS Meet of Champions on Saturday. The Campolindo girls team is the strongest in the area and will be fighting for the Meet of Champions title after finishing first at the Tri-Valley Area Meet last weekend. The Miramonte boys earned the best local boys finish in the Tri-Valley Area Meet, finishing in fifth.

Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Local NCS champions crowned this spring

The Campolindo boys swim team turned in another dominant performance at the NCS Championships, as the Cougars finished with 246 points, 42 points better than second place Miramonte. The title is the Cougars eighth in a row and fourteenth overall. The Acalanes boys finished in eighth. The Campolindo, Miramonte and Acalanes girls swim teams finished in fourth, tenth and thirteenth places, respectively.

The Miramonte boys tennis team won the NCS Division 1 team title, beating the highly-touted number one seed Monte Vista, 5-2, in the final. The Matadors beat rival Campolindo, 6-1, in the semifinals to earn their spot in the championship.

Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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Results of Springhill Blood Drive in Memory of Rachael Wenger

The Red Cross blood drive that was held at Springhill Elementary School in Lafayette in memory of Rachael Wenger collected 45 units of blood from 54 people who registered. The blood drive last year collected 42 units of blood.

Five additional people have donated blood to the cause by going to the blood center in Pleasant Hill, and Rachael’s family is asking that anyone who would like to support the cause do the same.

To donate blood to the cause, call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to and enter “Rachael Wenger” in the “How were you recruited today?” column.

Posted on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
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Sully is coming to Lafayette

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who famously safely landed his plane on the Hudson River, will be in Lafayette on Monday, May 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., for a lecture and discussion on the qualities of leadership.

Sullenberger recently published a book on the topic of leadership called “Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders.”

The event, which is sponsored by the Commonwealth Club of California, will be held at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall.

Cost is $20 for general admission, $12 for Commonwealth members and $7 for students.

For more information, or to buy tickets, visit

Posted on Saturday, May 19th, 2012
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