Longtime peace activist Louise Clark, who owned the property on which the “Crosses of Lafayette” war memorial was built, passed away Sunday at age 86.
The last white cross has been hammered into the hillside memorial in Lafayette this week, memorial organizers said.
More than a dozen fire hydrants were opened in five Contra Costa County cities over roughly a two-hour period, and investigators are looking for the culprits, fire officials said Saturday.
Last year’s San Bruno pipeline explosion created plenty of worry over leaking gas lines. For one Lafayette homeowner, those concerns became reality.
Water service was restored to customers in Lafayette Thursday morning after a water main broke Wednesday night, East Bay Municipal Utility District spokesman Charles Hardy said.
Scott Dyleski, who was convicted of murdering the wife of East Bay defense attorney Daniel Horowitz, has asked the Contra Costa County Superior Court to reopen his case.
The defeat of several parcel tax measures has forced educators in Pleasanton, Rodeo and Union City to weigh how many more programs can be reduced or eliminated, and just how big class sizes will become.
Tom Del Beccaro told delegates that the state GOP has become the “party of limited communication” and needs to engage better with minorities and younger voters.
Two men who were robbing a jewelry store in Lafayette on Friday afternoon were shot at by the store’s owner.
Thieves broke into a mausoleum in a Lafayette cemetery on Sunday and stole an urn containing human remains, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.