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Lafayette Lawn Bomb, Oscar at the Rheem, Benzo Bummer

Here's a look at some of the stories you may have missed from last week's Lamorinda Patch.

Lafayette Police Investigate Homemade Bomb
A plastic bottle bomb was found on the front lawn of a home on Glenside Dr. in Lafayette. Police managed to remove it without incident, but it gave the neighborhood a fright.

Lamorinda Burglaries and Clearance Rates Between 2002-2011
A meeting last week of the police chiefs of Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga resulted in a conversation about burglary closure rates, or the number of burglaries which have resulted in arrest and/or conviction. Here are the numbers.

Watch: Rheem Theater Needs 200K to Stay Open
The historic theater needs cash to keep the screen bright, and to that end, there is an Oscar party on Sunday. Will you be attending?

Police Probe Theft of Mercedes-Benz Customers' Data
In a brazen robbery, thieves broke into the Walnut Creek Mercedes dealership and stole 2,000 customer files, which included very personal information like names, addresses, and Social Security numbers.

Where Do You Fill Up In Lamorinda When Gas Prices Shoot Up?
Now that gas prices have skyrocketed to $4 a gallon or more, we're asking drivers in Lamorinda to share their favorite spots to save a few pennies per gallon.

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