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John Kiefer, of Lafayette, top, speaks, while Brad Wade, above left, and Linda Riebel, listen, during the July 27 dedication ceremony of the John Kiefer Trail along Leslyn Lane in Lafayette. The trail was dedicated in Kiefer's honor and is formerly known as the Springhill Valley Trail, a three-quarter-mile trail that connects the neighborhood near Springhill Elementary School with the Lafayette Ridge Trail at the far southeast edge of Briones Regional Park. Kiefer oversaw construction of the trail in 1988, and is now coordinator of the city of Lafayette's Volunteer Trails Maintenance Program.


John Kiefer, of Lafayette, speaks during the dedication of the John Kiefer Trail along Leslyn Lane in Lafayette, Calif., on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The
John Kiefer, of Lafayette, speaks during the dedication of the John Kiefer Trail along Leslyn Lane in Lafayette, Calif., on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The trail was dedicated in Kiefer's honor and is formerly known as the Springhill Valley Trail, a three-quarter-mile trail that connects the neighborhood near Springhill Elementary School with the Lafayette Ridge Trail at the far southeast edge of Briones Regional Park. Kiefer oversaw construction of this trail in 1988, and is now coordinator of the City of Lafayette's Volunteer Trails Maintenance Program. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)