Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  July 6, 2015 News & Events
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle

The EBMUD crew will be working tomorrow,  Tuesday, July 7 along Lafayette Circle between Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Round Up Saloon) and Hough and Hough south to Brook Street. Crews will begin grinding and replacing the road.  This project will take most of this week.  Then EBMUD crew will move to another job site in Lafayette.  No word yet on when the work on Lafayette Circle will begin again from Hough up to Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Bank of the West).  The EBMUD team has finished the work on laying the pipeline on Brook and is now chlorinating the system.  Sometime next week, they will begin connecting businesses and residence to the new pipeline.  Some of this work will be done at night.

Questions? Please contact Matt Luttropp, Senior Engineer, City of Lafayette, Ph. 925.299.3247 Fx. 925.284.3169, or Stan Polite, EBMUD Project Manager,, (510) 774-6266.

Monday, July 6 - City Meetings Tonight

City of Lafayette logo The City Council has scheduled a special meeting tonight, Monday, July 6  to discuss "The Homes at Deer Hill".  This is a chance for the public comment.  The City Council Meeting will held in the Community Room at the Library.   The Planning Department also meets in the Arts & Science Discovery Center at the Library to discuss the Chase Bank project at Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Dewing.  The PC will review an amendment to revise the language in the General Plan to allow non-retail uses on the ground floor of buildings along Mt. Diablo Blvd. in the Downtown Core subject to a land use permit or other criteria.  Currently there is some inconsistencies between the language in the General Plan and the Downtown Specific Plan.  Both meetings begin at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, July 8 - Young Professionals Group Meet-up

The Young Professionals Group has a special event this month. After a long day in the office it's time to stretch those legs (You know you need it), and what a better way to do it than with a free yoga class taught by the experts at Earth and Sea Yoga on Wednesday, July 8 from 6:00pm - 7:15pm. Earth and Sea Yoga is located at 3400 Mt. Daiblo Blvd., Suite 209.  For more information visit the YPG meet-up page.
City of Lafayette Plastic Bag Ordinance 

The City of Lafayette Plastic Bag Ban that went into effect on July 1 requires that all bags provided by retail establishments or public eating establishments for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale be recycled paper carryout bags or reusable bags. For more information on this new regulation, visit the City of Lafayette's website.


Thursday, July 16 - Entrepreneur's Club

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Please join us for our monthly gathering on Thursday,
July 16 in the Chamber Conference Room. All Chamber members are welcome.  Coffee and conversation are served up beginning at 8:30am.  This month our guest speaker is  Betty Jo Waxman, Senior Trainer with Productive Learning. Please park on the street.
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In This Issue
Today's EBMUD Pipeline Project/Lafayette Circle Update
Monday, July 6 - City Meetings Tonight
Wednesday, July 8 - Young Professionals Group Meet-up
City of Lafayette Plastic Bag Ordinance
Thursday, July 16 - Entrepreneur's Club
Saturday, July 18 - Operation Swingtime Concert
Welcome to Our New Members!
Lamorinda Relay for Life
Congratulations to our Chamber Members voted 2015 Best of the East Bay!
Name the New Salon - Win a Prize
Discount Tickets to Chamber Members for Gourmet Gallop
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Saturday, July 18 - Operation Swingtime Concert

Our local Rotary Clubs (Lafayette, Lamorinda  Sunrise, Orinda, Moraga and Rossmoor) are planning a very special evening concert on the Rotary stage at the Lafayette Reservoir on Saturday, July 18 beginning at 5:00pm. Operation Swingtime is a free outdoor concert featuring Mic Gillette on Trumpet (formally with Tower of Power), the Big Band of Rossmoor and the Swingin Blue Stars. Bring a picnic and enjoy a family concert honoring our veterans lakeside. For more information please visit


Welcome to Our New Members!

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from June 26 - July 6:

GraceHealthCare of Moraga - Health Care / Wellness
U.S. Army Career Center - Military Recruiting
Walgreens - Drug Store

Lamorinda Relay for Life

Join the fight against cancer!  This event gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate, remember and fight back in the battle against cancer. The American Cancer Society is currently seeking committee members, team captains, survivors, sponsors and volunteers. Bring the entire family.  Unlike most of the "Relays for Life" that run 24 hours, Lamorinda's event is a six hour event from 3:00pm - 9:00pm on August 1st at Glorietta Elementary School at 15 Martha Rd., Orinda, Ca.  for more information please visit


Congratulations to our Chamber Members voted 2015 Best of the East Bay!


The following Lafayette Chamber Members were voted Diablo Magazine's 2015 Best of the East Bay:

California Shakespeare TheaterTheater Troupe 
Concord PavilionConcert Venue 
Orinda TheatreMovie Theater 
Diablo BalletDance Troupe 
WomenSingMusic Ensemble 
Lafayette Art GalleryIndie Art Gallery 
Chow - Take-out Food & Kid Friendly Restaurant
Uncle Yu's - Chinese Restaurant
The Cooperage - Restaurant Decor
Swad Indian Cuisine - Indian Restaurant
UFC Gym - Boxing Gym
Renaissance Club Sport - Gym/Sports Club & Racquetball/Squash Courts
Lafayette Reservoir - Hiking Trail & Dog-Friendly Hike
The Round Up Saloon - Local's Bar
Venture Quality Goods - Men's Casual Clothing Store
Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa - Stress-free Overnighter
Wine Thieves - Wine Store
Gagnon's Party Rentals  - Party Rentals
The Storyteller Bookstore - Kid's Bookstore
The Art Room - Art Classes
Four Seasons Animal Hospital - 24-Hour Pet Hospital
Caroline's Salon - Hair Colorist & Hair Stylist
18/8 Fine Men's Salons - Place for a Shave
 Lashify Studio - Place for Faux Lashes

Name the New Salon - Win a Prize

Help name the new salon owned by 20+ year hair styling veteran Victoria Monteiro by sending your suggestions to The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market. The name of the salon and the winner will be announced at our Grand Opening Party on August 4. The Salon is located in Merrill Gardens, 1010 Second Street.

Discount Tickets to Chamber Members for Gourmet Gallop

Chamber members are being offered a discount on purchasing tickets to the Diablo Ballet's 2015 Gourmet Gallop on Thursday, August 13, 6-9pm. Sip, sample and stroll your way through Walnut Creek's extraordinary restaurants and wineries: Buon Vino, 54 Mint Il Forno, Lark Creek, Lottie's Creamery, Massimo, Opa!, Peet's Coffee, SF Creamery, Silk Road, Steinway Piano Gallery, Sunol Ridge, Walnut Creek Yacht Club & We Olive. Tickets, normally $39 if purchased by July 31st, can be purchased for $30 by calling Diablo Ballet at 943-1775. Proceeds benefit Diablo Ballet and its PEEK Youth Outreach Program.


What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center


Tuesday, July 7 - Sustainable Lafayette Film Series presents: Food Patriots - 6:30 - 8:30PM - Community Hall. The filmmakers behind Food Patriots have a goal of improving consumer buying and eating habits by 10%. That's 10% more fresh fruits and veggies, 10% more organics, and 10% more locally grown. As consumers learn to demand better food, food system supply changes will continue to be sought. $10 suggested donation at door; $5 for students. Free refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.

Thursday, July 9 - Didgeridoo Down Under! - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Community Hall. This high-energy, interactive Australia-themed show introduces kids to the didgeridoo, a hollowed-out tree trunk played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years. At this one-of-a-kind "edu-tainment" experience, you'll learn about Aussie culture, animals and more, while moving & grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didge! For more information click here.

Friday, July 10 - Summer Music Series: Dirty Cello - 7:00 - 8:00PM|Community Hall. The Lafayette Library presents Dirty Cello, featuring the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of uptempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern- European dance music, a bit of bluegrass, and some classic rock.
Free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library. Free; Register here.

Saturday, July 11 - Contra Costa Performing Arts Society: Jazz Piano Concert - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Community Garden. Join us at the Lafayette Community Garden (across from the Lafayette Reservoir) as we explore the sounds of the garden! Stories, crafts & music! For more information click here.


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Upcoming Chamber Events 
July 24 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

No Social Media Workshop in July

No Mixer in July - Save the Date for Mega Mixer - Thursday, August 6 

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 103
Lafayette, CA 94549