Assembly Passes Bill Giving Local School Districts Power To Deny Funds For Home SchoolingA major fight is brewing in Sacramento over the effect charter schools are having on public education.  And caught up in that battle are people who educate their kids at home.
Lafayette Officials Encourage Residents To Prepare For Catastrophic WildfireWith northern California suffering through major wildfires in the past two years, police and fire officials in the Contra Costa County area around Lafayette are stepping up efforts to prepare residents in case of a disaster.
Tesla Crashes Into Lafayette Dry CleanerA Tesla crashed into a dry cleaner in Lafayette Wednesday morning.
Drone Video Shows Firefighters Battling To Save Historic Lafayette RestaurantThe Contra Costa County Fire Protection District on Wednesday released drone video of fire crews fighting the fire that damaged a popular high-end Italian restaurant Tuesday evening.
East Bay Community Bands Together To Protect, Maintain 'Lafayette Crosses'For 13 years, a hillside in Lafayette has served as a memorial to the high cost of war. Now, groups are banding together to protect and maintain the 'Crosses of Lafayette.'
Lafayette Church Blessed After Toppled Oak Tree Causes Little DamageEarly Wednesday morning, when folks arrived at the Saint Perpetua Church in Lafayette, they discovered a nearly 100-year-old oak tree had fallen over onto one of their buildings.
BART Faces Backlash Over Bill Giving It Authority To Develop New Housing At StationsThere's a backlash to BART plans for new housing at some of its stations around the Bay Area. Suburban communities are worried they could get "big-timed" by the transit agency.
Man Arrested For Alleged Attempted Kidnapping In LafayetteContra Costa County sheriff's deputies said a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a woman near the Lafayette BART station early Tuesday morning, but two additional suspects remain at large.
Contra Costa Health Officials Warn Of Measles ExposureHealth officials in Contra Costa County on Wednesday warned residents of possible exposure to a confirmed measles case earlier this month.
Lafayette City: Council To Discuss Plan To Save Park TheaterThe Lafayette City Council will discuss a proposal Monday night that could help save the historic Park Theater in the downtown area, and allow a developer to build an apartment building nearby.
CHP Patrol Vehicle Fire Briefly Shuts Down Westbound Hwy 24A CHP patrol vehicle that caught on fire while traveling westbound on Highway 24 in the East Bay late Tuesday morning shut down lanes as the flames and heat set off ammunition inside, according to authorities.