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Stabbing at Lafayette BART Station – Search for Suspect continues in Lafayette

From the Lafayette PD:

BART PD and local law enforcement officers are currently searching for a suspect in a stabbing at the Lafayette BART Station. The suspect is a white, male, in his 20s with blonde hair wearing a green jacket. The suspect exited the BART Station and is believed to be on foot in the neighborhood of the station.

This incident began at 1000 this morning

If you see the suspect, please contact our dispatch center at 911. Expect to see officers and canines in the area as they search for the suspect.

Please stay away from this area if possible.

Events

Paul Madonna – Close Enough for the Angels at Lafayette Library on Oct 20th

Paul Madonna – Close Enough for the Angels:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, October 20th, 2017
1:00 – 2:00pm | Free ($5 recommended)

Join Paul Madonna as he discusses Close Enough For The Angels, and the writing maxim ‘show don’t tell,’ and the process of turning experience into art.

Paul Madonna, award-winning artist and writer, combines his signature blend of drawing and storytelling to deliver a beautiful and entertaining novel filled with suspense, surprise, and humor. With over one hundred lush and haunting drawings, this full-length, character-driven story is a fresh and innovative reinvention of the illustrated novel.
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Events

Daniel Levitin and Tom Brosseau Playing at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette Sept 29th


Daniel Levitin and Tom Brosseau Playing:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Friday, September 29th, 2017
8:00 PM | $25 suggested

Daniel Levitin is a musician, producer, preeminent brain scientist, race car driver and astronaut. Umm … mostly. But certainly the first three. He is the best-selling author of ThIs Is Your Brain on Music, Weaponized Lies and The World in Six Songs. He’s been touring the country with a fine and fascinating singer/songwriter called Tom Brosseau, and this evening of conversation and music promises to be a unique treat. It’s unlikely that this show will be webcast, so come on down in person, eh?

The Suggested Donation for this one is $25, and the favor of an RSVP is requested, via email only, please, to stevie@mightyfineguitars.com.

Events

Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse: Disqualified at Lafayette Library on Sept 27th


Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse: Disqualified:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Olympic medalist, Eddie Hart and award-winning sportswriter, Dave Newhouse as they discuss their new book Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics which sheds entirely new light on the true story of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

A strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash and the title of World’s Fastest Human, Hart found himself disqualified from the 1972 Olympic event after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Hart’s disappointment, though excruciating, was just one of many subplots to the most tragic of Olympic Games, at which eight Arab terrorists assassinated eleven Israeli athletes and coaches as the world watched in horror.

Eddie Hart earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s from Cal State-Hayward before embarking on a career as a teacher and coach at the college level. Dave Newhouse was an award-winning sportswriter and columnist at the Oakland (CA) Tribune prior to his retirement in 2011. This is his twelfth book.

Events

The Song of the Nightingale Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette Sept 28th – Oct 21st


The Song of the Nightingale: A Musical Fairy Tale:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, September 28th – Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Based upon a Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, The Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. In an ancient empire in China, a beautiful Nightingale sings. Seeking to better her station in life, a lowly kitchen maid captures the bird and presents it to the Emperor. But the Emperor is soon distracted, and fails to see the plain little brown bird’s true inner beauty.

Events

The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century at Lafayette Library Tonight


The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, September 13th, 2017
6:30 – 8:00pm | $15 (students free)

Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joins us to examine and highlight important lessons on the disarmament enterprise. Drawing on his experience in the making and implementation of US policy during the Obama administration, Dr. Roberts will provide insights to the new problems in strategic conflict we face in the 21st century in which nuclear weapons remain relevant, but major changes in strategies for deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability are necessary.