Artisan Bistro Closes in Lafayette

1005 Brown Ave, Lafayette

Thanks to all who sent word about this… Yesterday was the last day (eight years in total) for the California French restaurant Artisan Bistro in Lafayette as they focus on their Peruvian restaurant LiMA at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. An employee pointed out that some Artisan Bistro influences may eventually be included at LiMA.


Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions through April 19th

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest Call for Submissions:

The Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on May 7th at 3pm. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers of all ages an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community screening. Entries for the Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest will be accepted from now until April 19th. The competition is open to anyone five years of age or older who is living, working or attending school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga.
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RadioShack Closing in Lafayette

Lafayette Clocktower

Thanks to a reader for sending word (and photo) that RadioShack is closing at the Lafayette Clocktower on Mt. Diablo Blvd. A couple of years ago they integrated Sprint stores within but looks like it was too little too late. For a way bigger selection Fry’s Electronics is located in Concord, worth the trip.


Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod Playing at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette on March 4th

Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
8:00 PM | $15 – $20 suggested

Come jump in the time machine and travel back to the early 1900s. Craig’s virtuosic early-jazz and Tin Pan Alley chord-melody guitar playing is nothing short of astonishing, as well as hugely transportive and Meredith’s voice, well …


Joseph Di Prisco Speaking at Lafayette Library on March 30th

Joseph Di Prisco:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
6:00pm – 8:30pm | $15

Joseph Di Prisco’s anticipated memoir brings the hustler, gambler, criminal, bookmaker, and confidential informer―Joe’s father―back to life, and reveals the fascinating and unsettling truths that simultaneously bound and separated father and son. The Pope of Brooklyn is both sequel and prequel to his much-praised memoir, Subway to California.

Joseph Di Prisco is an acclaimed writer of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and a prize-winning poet. His latest book of poems is Sightlines from the Cheap Seats.

Joe will be in conversation with poet Kim Dower, the Poet Laureate of West Hollywood.

6:00PM Reception hosted by Joseph Di Prisco, wine and small plates catered by Postino
7:00PM Program

Real Estate

House of the Day

Brendan Moran is a broker associate with The Simply Bay Area Team at Keller Williams Realty. Neither he nor any company he’s affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. The source of information is Contra Costa Association of Realtors MLS. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

This one of a kind contemporary Lafayette home is straight out of Architectural Digest with beautiful views of the Lafayette Reservoir and Mt. Diablo just sold for a cool $5 million and change! This beauty has 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and over 5,800 square feet on a nearly 2 acre lot.

Address: 1152 Brown Ave, Lafayette, CA
List Price: $4,999,888
Sold Price: $5,082,388
Days on Market: 117
Close of escrow: 2/1/17

Listing courtesy of Anton Danilovich and Maribel Cribb with Bay Sotheby’s International Realty.


Smokey Joe’s Cafe Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette March 3rd – 25th

Smokey Joe’s Cafe:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Friday, March 3rd – Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Did you ever hear a tenor sax swingin’ like a rusty axe? Baby, that is rock and roll, and the two voices behind an entire generation were Leiber & Stoller. With music such as Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, On Broadway, Stand By Me and many, many more, don’t miss the greatest rock and roll revue of all time, and the most explosive event of the season!