Taste of Lafayette: Wine, food and friends

Hilary Mrachek, left center, Heather Delaplane, center -- both of Lafayette -- and friends sample wine during the 13th annual Taste of Lafayette wine and beer reception at Lafayette Plaza Park on Tuesday. Jane Tyska/Staff photos 
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Show a tribute to the landmark that defines the East Bay's urban-rural atmosphere  
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New attractions for 2015 include expanded PetFest  
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.