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From left: Leonard Pirkle, Linda Summers Pirkle, Edy Schwartz and Derek Zemrak were among more than 100 attendees at the final viewing of "Shape of Water" on Sunday night at the Rheem. Photo Andy Scheck
Rheem Theatre closes its doors: Will the phoenix rise up again?
By Sophie Braccini
The Rheem Theatre's lights went out for good on Sunday, Jan. 7. A fairly large number of residents came to the last evening and expressed their sorrow at seeing the only Moraga entertainment venue closed.  ...read

Siesta Valley in Orinda Photo courtesy EBMUD
EBMUD updated Watershed Master Plan available for public view
By Nick Marnell
Each Lamorinda community presents a unique challenge to the East Bay Municipal Utility District as it manages the 29,000 acres...  ...read


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Windy Margerum shows off her winning medals (left). Margerum in long jump (top right); Monte Upshaw, 1954 (lower right). Photos provided
Keeping track of Lamorinda long jumpers
By John T. Miller
Three generations of track and field stars continue to make news in the Lamorinda area.
Monte Upshaw, the patriarch of the ...read

New Public Works/Engineering Director Mike Moran Photo Lamo archive
Lafayette department of engineering to merge with public works
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's engineering and public works departments are set to merge in early February in a minor reorganization.
Recently ...read
Jasmine Forcadilla Photos Tod Fierner
Saint Mary's women's basketball season starts strong
By Jon Kingdon
Head Coach Paul Thomas, entering into his 12th season at Saint Mary's, has compiled a composite record of 215-137.  ...read

A gas fire on logs can be used on Spare the Air days. Photo Cathy Dausman
Snap, crackle, pop: a fireside story
By Cathy Dausman
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius once said "a blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown into it." More than 1,800 years later we're still burning wood. We may be more fire ...read
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Go Gaels women's basketball!

As one of four retired guys who follow women's and men's St. Mary's Basketball please note that Thursday, Jan. 18 the St. Mary's Women will play the Gonzaga women in Moraga at 6:30 p.m. We will be at midcourt cheering for the women
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Thank you for the article on private roads

I think the unfairness of having about a quarter of Orinda residents pay for all public road maintenance without getting any support for their private road maintenance was under-emphasized.
I had only lived in big cities prior to purchasing my Orinda home 23 years ago. When the agent told me it was a private road my reaction was "My how quaint," not having...

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Emergency response training at schools includes active shooter scenario
By Pippa Fisher
"You are not helpless. What you do matters." This is the main message from Lafayette police in their emergency response trainings, currently ongoing for all staff in Lafayette's public elementary and middle ...read

A transparent and ethical local government is of utmost importance to Lafayette's 'new' mayor
By Pippa Fisher
As Don Tatzin starts his eighth term as mayor and his 33rd year on the Lafayette City Council, he discussed goals for the upcoming year (and years beyond), reflecting on the changes he has seen and lessons he ...read

Dana Green - at home in community
By Pippa Fisher
For Lafayette Realtor Dana Green, it is all about community. In fact it is her love and appreciation of community in Lafayette that drives all she accomplishes and is a large part of why she is so deserving of ...read
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Interim town manager brings a wealth of experience to Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
There must be something left of his adventurous Swedish ancestors in Jim Holgersson's blood to explain the many adventures he lived as manager of cities in many states. From Texas to Michigan, from Illinois to ...read

A day for West Commons
By Sophie Braccini
What do you do for a park that needs extra care in a town that has barely enough maintenance staff to do the everyday upkeep? If you're the town of Moraga, you call on volunteers.

First Lamorinda boba tea opens in Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
Boba tea, also known as pearl milk tea, is an interesting concoction that, according to CNN Travel, originated in Liu Han-Chieh's Chun Shui Tang teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s. It has since spread ...read
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Trash talking with a techie accent
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda will soon be considering joining the ranks of those using "smart" trash cans provided by Bigbelly. The company, which has been in business for 14 years, uses technology to make trash and recycling ...read

2018 may bring surprises for Bella Oaks development
By Sora O'Doherty
Last June Paul Ugenti, developer of the Bella Oaks project at 25 Orinda Way, was disappointed when the city council refused to grant a waiver that would let him lease a large ground floor space to Chase Bank. ...read

Art & Garden Center rises in Wilder
By Sora O'Doherty
It has been a long time coming, but the Art and Garden Center at Wilder is taking shape and will open to the public this year. The Center is a 6,600-square-foot building that features a 3,150-square-foot room ...read
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Keeping track of Lamorinda long jumpers
Lafayette department of engineering to merge with public works
Rheem Theatre closes its doors: Will the phoenix rise up again?
Emergency response training at schools includes active shooter scenario
Is Lafayette ready for cannabis?
A transparent and ethical local government is of utmost importance to Lafayette's 'new' mayor
Dana Green - at home in community
Moraga Police Blotter
Interim town manager brings a wealth of experience to Moraga
A day for West Commons
Orinda Police Blotter
Trash talking with a techie accent
2018 may bring surprises for Bella Oaks development
Art & Garden Center rises in Wilder
Plenty of 'new' for MOFD in 2018
ConFire all-day training session preps first responders for medical emergencies
Contra Costa LAFCO seeks one special individual
Letters to the Editor
EBMUD updated Watershed Master Plan available for public view
First Lamorinda boba tea opens in Moraga
TK and Kindergarten registration for 2018-19 school year
Superintendent Zinn announces her retirement
Fire extinguisher recall
Campolindo high-schooler tracks toward Formula One career
Local touring company combines a love of gardens with English history
Free classical concert at SMC Chapel, Jan. 26
Rotary camper gets a home
Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young to open Orinda Theatre Live Concert Series, Feb. 1
American Legion dedicates bench at Moraga Bocce Courts
19 East Bay Debutantes Presented at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Winter Ball
Record sales at this year's Holiday See's Candy shops
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
'Garden Abstraction' opens at the Moraga Art Gallery
Cobalt Scraps
Film Clips
Radish Salad with so many greens!
Acalanes Adult Ed course focuses on three mysteries with strong historical context
Family Focus
Saint Mary's women's basketball season starts strong
2017-18 DAL All-League - Foothill Division and Valley Division
The Lamorinda Soccer Club '07 girls win championship
St. Monica 7th grade basketball girls wins tournament
St. Perpetua 4th-grade National boys win tournament
Snap, crackle, pop: a fireside story
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Contra Costa LAFCO seeks one special individual
By Nick Marnell
If you made a new year's resolution to become more active in local government, an alternate public seat with the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission may be just what you are looking for.
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Superintendent Zinn announces her retirement
After 38 years in education, longtime leader of the Lafayette School District, Rachel Zinn, announced her retirement as superintendent on Jan. 5. According to a memo sent to Lafayette families and community ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Feb. 12, at 4pm
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2017-18 DAL All-League - Foothill Division and Valley Division
Boys Cross Country - 2017-18
1st Team All-League
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The Lamorinda Soccer Club '07 girls win championship
Submitted by Jean-Paul Cozzatti
The Lamorinda Soccer Club '07 Girls bested the San Juan Soccer Club '07s 3-1 to win the Championship at Copa Del Rey in Rancho Cordova on Dec. 10.
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St. Perpetua 4th-grade National boys win tournament
Submitted by Andrea Hilsabeck
The St. Perpetua fourth-grade National boys basketball team won the MVP Flight holiday tournament at the Ultimate Fieldhouse winning all three of their games against Santa Maria, Santa Monica and St. ...read
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“Garden Abstraction” at the Moraga Art Gallery featuring paintings by Orinda artist Lisa Gunn. Gunn’s work captures the light, the colors and the shifting shapes and shadows found ...

Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, the Bay Area’s premier women’s vocal ensemble, has openings for experienced women singers for its Spring 2018 season – particularly altos. ...

SEED is hosting a screening of an award-winning documentary called “Swim Team” about a New Jersey swim team that is comprised of athletes on the autism spectrum, followed ...

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Campolindo high-schooler tracks toward Formula One career
By B. B. Kaye
Motor sports require a lot of space to play in, and enough distance from housing to soak up the ear-splitting roar of unmuffled big-bore engines. That much space in Lamorinda is impossible; but travel North ...read

Local touring company combines a love of gardens with English history
By Sophie Braccini
Sometimes an individual's life path can gain meaning when they embark on a new adventure where all the facets of their previous experiences seem to coalesce. Once her children reached college age, longtime ...read

Free classical concert at SMC Chapel, Jan. 26
Ensemble ARI, a group of Korean American musicians in the Bay Area dedicated to bridging Korea and other communities through western instruments while honoring Korean history and culture, will be collaborating ...read

Rotary camper gets a home
By Cathy Dausman
It might be a stretch to call it a perfect fit for the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary camper's new owners, but it is a good fit. "It would have been great when the boys were little," David Evans said candidly (sons ...read
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