Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  October 6, 2015 News & Events
EBMUD Work on Lafayette Circle - Weekly Update

EBMUD Construction Project on Lafayette Circle
Work on Lafayette Circle continues with big delays on the horizon. The EBMUD crew has trenched and dropped new pipes for the replacement water main over the last two weeks. However, they have run into some issues that will cause a slow down or stop to the work. It seems that the stretch from 200-250 Lafayette Circle may have been Native American burial grounds. As the crew digs, they are finding what may be artifacts and bones that suggest activity years ago. This get complicated as geologists and tribal representatives will weigh in and decide how to proceed. So you may see EBMUD moving forward with the project, slow it down to assess or simply stop the project until a decision has been made. More to follow as information becomes available. This work is taking place along Lafayette Circle between Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Hough.
 
Questions? Please contact Matt Luttropp, Senior Engineer, City of Lafayette, 299.3247 (phone), 284.3169 (fax) or email  mluttropp@ci.lafayette.ca.us or Stan Polite, EBMUD Project Manager, spolite@ebmud.com, (510) 774-6266.
  
Tonight - Tuesday, October 6 - Downtown Creeks Workshop

Tonight - Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center, the community will get its first opportunity to learn about the Lafayette Downtown Creeks Preservation, Restoration and Development Plan, and provide comments on opportunities and constraints that should be considered as the plan is prepared.  The Lafayette Downtown Creeks Plan will establish a long term vision for downtown creeks so they become more of an amenity for the area.  Please join the City Creeks Committee, City staff, the project consultant, and other members of the community at this public workshop for a brief presentation on what we have learned about existing conditions in the downtown creeks, followed by a community discussion on ways to preserve and celebrate our downtown creeks.  We need your input!    
If you have questions about the Downtown Creeks Plan or event, please contact Steven Goetz, Senior Planner, at sgoetz@ci.lafayette.ca.us, or visit our website www.lovelafayette.org/creeksplan.   

Thursday, October 8 - Ribbon Cutting at Wax A Peel

Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 5:00pm for a Ribbon Cutting at the new location of Wax A Peel. They are located at 3579 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in the lane by Patxi's Pizza and Floret.  

Monday, October 12 - Chamber Office Closed 

The Chamber Office will be closed Monday, October 12 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00am.
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The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from September 18 - October 4:

HomeEco - Real Estate Services
Studio Nish - Interior Design

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In This Issue
EBMUD Work on Lafayette Circle - Weekly Update
Tonight - Tuesday, October 6 - Downtown Creeks Workshop
Thursday, October 8 - Ribbon Cutting at Wax A Peel
Monday, October 12 - Chamber Office Closed
Welcome to Our New Members!
Message from Tom & Anchalee Karmonphet of Amarin Thai Restaurant
Friday, October 16 - Pen Farthing - Founder of Nowzad at Lafayette Library
Wednesday, October 21 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop
Lafayette School District Community Engagement Meetings Schedule
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Message from Tom & Anchalee Karmonphet of Amarin Thai Restaurant

After nineteen years of being a part of this community, we are excited to announce that we will be retiring. Starting October 1st, we will be leaving Amarin Thai in the capable hands of our niece, owner of Grand Avenue Thai Cuisine in Oakland. We will miss seeing all of our friends from the restaurant, but we know that you will continue to receive excellent food and great service for many years to come! 

Sawasdee krup (Good-bye) - Tom & Anchalee Karmonphet
Friday, October 16 - Pen Farthing - Founder of Nowzad at Lafayette Library

At the request of Trust in Education, Pen Farthing, recipient of the 2014 CNN Hero Award and founder of Nowzad, the only authorized animal shelter in Afghanistan, that has helped reunite more than 700 soldiers, with the dogs and cats they rescued from Afghanistan's front lines, will speak at the Lafayette Library on October 16, beginning at 7 pm. He will share the difficulties and rewards of working in a country where animals are not valued as companions, and the Taliban pose a serious threat. Doors open at 6:30 and admission is free. Donations welcome. 
 
Wednesday, October 21 -  "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop

"Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00am at Lafayette Library & Learning Center. Let's put your business on the Google Map for Local Search. It's time to use the "Google My Business" dashboard to claim & optimize your Google Plus Local Business Profile. Google Plus Local replaced Google Maps and "Google Local". If you've claimed either in the past, it's time to update. This is particularly important for businesses with brick and mortar locations and/or with defined local service areas.

Free - But Space Limited. Reservations Recommended. Register online: www.robinsfox.com/social-media-workshops or email workshops@lafayettechamber.org. Questions? 925.451.3069.

 
Lafayette School District Community Engagement Meetings Schedule

High quality, modern school facilities are essential to continuing the excellent teaching and learning that makes our neighborhood schools among the best in the state. This is why Facilities Master Planning is becoming more important than ever for our school district. An essential part of our Facilities Master Planning process involves reaching out to parents and community members to share information, listen, and gather input about facility needs.

Community Engagement Meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

Thursday, October 15th - Lafayette Elementary Library - 6:30 P.M. 
Monday, October 19th - Burton Valley Elementary Multi-Use - 6:30 P.M. 
Thursday, October 22nd- Stanley Middle Library - 6:30 P.M. 
Monday, October 26th - Springhill Elementary Library - 5:30 P.M. 
Tuesday, October 27th - Happy Valley Elementary Library - 6:30 P.M.

For more information about our Facilities Master Planning process or other District meetings, please visit the District website at www.lafsd.k12.ca.us. All meetings are open to the public and community input is welcome. The District appreciates Lafayette's continuing interest in its local public schools.

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Wednesday, October 07 - Commonwealth Club presents: The Way of Wanderlust with Travel Writer Don George - 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM - Community Hall. Details.


Friday, October 09 - CCPAS Concert: Master Composers - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. Details.

Sunday, October 11 - Announcing Litquake at the Lafayette Library - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Community Hall. Litquake comes to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, presenting a program of panel discussions on truth, beauty, and books about the environment you live in. Details.

 
Always check out the latest events at www.LLLCF.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Upcoming Chamber Events 
 

October 22 - Ribbon Cutting at Robineve Interiors Universal Design Specialist - 5:00pm - 2225 No. Main Street, Walnut Creek

October 23 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

October 25 - 23rd Lafayette Reservoir Run - Downtown Lafayette

October 27 - Green Committee Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room

October 28 - Mixer at Bradley School of Music - 5:30pm - 1042 Brown Avenue    

October 30 - Trick or Treat Street - on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oak Hill Rd. to Dewing Ave. and in La Fiesta Square from 4:00-6:00pm

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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