We couldn't find a partridge in a pear tree. But we found more than 150 ornaments on a plum tree in the promenade around Lafayette Reservoir, which gets a lot of holiday visits for those intent on exercise (for themselves or their dogs) before bellying up to the dinner table for a holiday feast.
For Christmas Eve and Christmas, we reran our feature on the plum tree on the trail at Lafayette Reservoir, taking a picture of wise women from North Carolina who came bearing ornaments. And Diddo Clark left us a comment saying that Elizabeth Penn, retired Campolindo High phys ed teacher, was the first one to put an ornament on that tree. Does anyone else remember that?
Also on Christmas Eve, we ran a listing of closings of city offices and schools around Lamorinda.
On Wednesday, East Bay Patch took a look at a "dirty dozen" list of the area's gnarliest traffic snarls.
On Thursday, we ran the announcement from ConFire that , including one in Lafayette.
We polished off the week with a connection to a blog of St. Mary's students preparing for a Jan Term trip to Cambodia to teach in rural schools and work on infrastructure projects.