• Pittsburg's defense stifles Freedom - 10/31/2014 10:52 PM PDT

    Talk Back: CHP photo scandal
    Do you believe an independent investigation is needed in the CHP nude photo scandal to determine how widespread the problem is?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    Lafayette Reservoir Run: Far from 'Frozen'

    Sam Richards/Staff photos Gracie LaForce, 2, left photo, of Moraga breaks away from mom (and fellow "Elsa" from the movie "Frozen"), Jennifer LaForce, nearing the end of the two-mile Fun Run as part of the 22nd annual Lafayette Reservoir Run on Sunday, Oct.26, in downtown Lafayette. Runners in the 5K division, top right, beat feet along Mt. Diablo Boulevard as part of the event, which also included a 10K run, live music by the Stanley Middle School band and a kids' zone. An estimated 1,800 to 2,000 runners took part in this year's various races, about the same number of participants as last year. 
    LAFAYETTE -- By the time Tom Steuber first went camping, he was an adult. He was put on "suspension" for bad behavior by his family and warned he wouldn't be included in future trips if he couldn't be a good sport.  
    A motorcyclist was injured in a crash that briefly blocked westbound lanes of state Highway 24 in Lafayette this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.  
    Stephen Busch
    Inspired, dedicated amateurs learn from one another's' critiques  
    Sam Richards
    When the 'dome' came down, this Mountain arose  
    Stephen Lopez of Lafayette has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for defrauding investors out of more than $1 million, prosecutors say.  
    Murder and mayhem return to Center Repertory Theater as the company presents Ira Levin's "Deathtrap" through Nov. 22 at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts.  
    Lamorinda's BestEvents 'War Comes Home,' Contra Costa County Library countywide read -- An exploration of the experience of our veterans. The library will distribute books by two New York Times bestselling authors: Karl Marlantes' "What It Is Like to Go to War" and Luis Carlos Montalván's  
    Story's 'false, misleading' statementsThe Times' Oct. 31 article "Moraga Town Council incumbent criticized for interactions with attorney handling lawsuit against town" (online headline), which refers to me, contains false and misleading statements.  
    A Jack-o-tini for Halloween

    This year's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival attractions include all sort sof pumpkin treats, including jack-o-tinis, made by the new Half Moon Bay Distillery.