The Lafayette United Methodist Church was established in 1855 and made its home in a number of historic…More buildings in Lafayette until 1927, when they moved into the town's school house. The old school bell tower can still be seen and has been designated as a historic landmark. Children of the church's parishioners are allowed to ring the bell each Sunday morning before services.
The church buildings house several different entities and groups, including the church's Joyful Beginnings Preschool, the Jr. High After-School Mentor Center, ESL classes, Senior Citizens luncheons, and Wednesday evening Bible classes as well as Sunday evening youth programs.
Lamorinda Pétanque Club 480 St Marys Rd, Lafayette, CA94549 The Lamorinda Pétanque Club was started in 1992. The club plays the game of pétanque, which is popular in…More countries like France and Italy. Club meets are at the Lafayette Community Center Pétanque Field, which is located at the address provided. Members come from the town or surrounding areas. New members of all levels are welcomed. Pétanque games are on Sunday at around 1pm, with frequent games on Thursdays at 2:30pm.
Lafayette is at the center of the two cities, Lafayette and Orinda, and one town, Moraga, that form the region known…More as "Lamorinda." The city was incorporated in 1968, although settlement of the area began in 1848 and the Pony Express made a quick stop here in 1860.
Today, Lafayette is favored by long-term residents and new arrivals for its semi-rural charm, quality of life, top-rated schools, low crime rate, mild climate and oak tree-studded hills. Located between Berkeley and Walnut Creek, Lafayette has its own Bay Area Rapid Transit station (BART) and is only a 25-minute BART ride from San Francisco.
A "limited services" city with police and fire protection contracted to county agencies, Lafayette's administrative offices are responsible for human resources, finance and office operations. Code enforcement, engineering, parks & recreation, planning, and public works are headquartered at city hall.
The Police Services Division provides contract law enforcement services through a contract with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. Police Chief Mike Hubbard heads a team of 15 sworn officers, five reserve officers, a canine officer and five non-sworn officers.
Duties include crime suppression, investigation, traffic enforcement, youth services, vehicle abatement, and community outreach and education. The Public Safety function includes the school crossing guard program, with all costs shared with the Lafayette School District.
Call 925 284-5010 for 24-hour dispatch or 911 for emergencies.