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Tireless Book Adventuress Takes Over Orinda Books
By Sophie Braccini
Maria Roden, the new owner of Orinda Books, looks forward to sharing her love of books with the Lamorinda community. Photo Sophie Braccini
The future of Orinda Books seemed uncertain as longtime owner Janet Boreta prepared to retire. The 38-year-old institution is true north for many Lamorinda book lovers and the place that roughly 100 book clubs call home. But an equally passionate woman stepped forward to assume the challenge of keeping the independent bookstore alive and vibrant - Maria Roden is enthusiastically making plans for the business that she and her ... read
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Fortunate Kate Widmann (front, in blue) along with her aunt, Michelle Donaldson, uncle, Colin Parmelee, and cousin, Ashton Donaldson-Parmelee, are ready to fish at the Lafayette Reservoir Photo Andy Scheck
Local Little Angler Lands First Fish
By Cathy Tyson
With the Lafayette Reservoir stocked with trout and catfish, not only is this gem of Lamorinda a great place to walk and hang out, but also a great place to fish. Unfortunately as many fisher-people know - ...read

Kids enjoyed investigating this police cruiser at last year's Night Out in Lafayette. Photo Carol Yates
Hosts Wanted for National Night Out
By Cathy Tyson
Call it an emergency preparedness block party from sea to shining sea - and Lamorinda is just one of many community links in the chain of National Night Out. This year will be the first time all three ...read
The English National team Photos provided
Lamorinda at the World Lacrosse Championship
By Michael Sakoda
As the World Cup wrapped up in Brazil, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships got underway in Denver. Miramonte graduate Josh Roden is competing for England.
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This living room is regularly taken over by pre-teens and teens, who surf the Internet on the TV, or interact via laptops and other technological devices that they bring to each other's homes when "hanging out." Photos Chris Lavin
Situating Technology for Teens
By Chris Lavin
The admonitions ring throughout the day. "Not at the dinner table!" Or "turn that light off and go to bed." One such recent command was made by the mother of 15-year-old Sam Russo in Canyon. A request that was ...read
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Editor:

My family and I would like to thank the neighbors at and near 44 Rheem Boulevard for their assistance to my daughter and her three friends whose vehicle was severely damaged by a hit and run driver. The driver straddling the double-yellow line caused my daughter to take evasive action to avoid a head-on but the other driver still smashed into the rear of her vehicle destroying the tires, axle and puncturing the gas tank.
Three or four households responded immediately including ...


Editor:

Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa is quoted in a Lamorinda Weekly news article (July 2) about Orinda's Housing Element, a plan to bring low-income housing to Orinda. In the Weekly's article, Tutu mentions "forgiveness and reconciliation ... "
The Weekly's article covered a turbulent meeting in Orinda on June 26. At the meeting, audience members screamed and shouted at a consultant hired to assist Orinda with the planning of a Housing Element scheduled for the years 2015-2023.
The Weekly's article might have included a quotation by another famous person, an American, who said that a governmental entity "has erected a multitude ...

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Detour Jamming Moraga Road
By Cathy Tyson
Burton Valley residents aren't thrilled; neither are Moraga drivers.
Reliez Station Road is getting its pavement freshened ...read

Narrowing Options for Old Library
By Cathy Tyson
After meeting roughly twice per month for the last six months, the Old Library Reuse Task Force has come to some conclusions on two city-owned properties, the old library structure and the parking area and ...read

Plaza Way Storefronts Almost Complete
By Cathy Tyson
New paint, new windows, and new front facades are obvious at first glance at the busy intersection of Plaza Way and Moraga Road. It is just shy of a year since the Poy family shuttered beloved eatery The ...read
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August Start for Pavement Project
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga's 2014 pavement campaign gets underway in August and when the dust settles in November, 28 street segments will be ready for prime time. The neighborhood roads repair project is funded by Measure K, the ...read

SMC Parking and Traffic Impacts Concern Council
By Sophie Braccini
Barry Behr was not happy May 24. It was commencement day at Saint Mary's College and 758 students - the largest graduating class in the history of the college - received their diplomas. For the Moraga ...read

Development Projects Look for Fall Approval
By Sophie Braccini
It is hard to miss the striking story poles recently erected along Moraga Way, next to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District's station 41, which represent the 36 units of the Moraga Center Homes project proposed by ...read
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Orindans Work to Build Baseline Understanding
By Laurie Snyder
Well into the opening weeks of preparations for Orinda's fifth cycle of the Housing Element of the General Plan for 2015-2023, the City of Orinda continued its outreach efforts to local citizens July 9 by ...read

OUSD Opens New District Office Building
By Laurie Snyder
The new district office building of the Orinda Union School District is officially complete. District staff have been unpacking and settling in since relocating June 27 from their temporary offices. C ...read

PG&E Prunes Plans for Undergrounding
By Laurie Snyder
New faces turned out for the July 2 Orinda City Council meeting at which residents and elected officials mulled Miner Road's potential utility undergrounding. Interest in the issue spiked after council members ...read
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Local Little Angler Lands First Fish
Hosts Wanted for National Night Out
Lafayette Police Blotter
Detour Jamming Moraga Road
Narrowing Options for Old Library
Plaza Way Storefronts Almost Complete
Moraga Police Blotter
August Start for Pavement Project
SMC Parking and Traffic Impacts Concern Council
Development Projects Look for Fall Approval
Orinda Police Blotter
Orindans Work to Build Baseline Understanding
OUSD Opens New District Office Building
PG&E Prunes Plans for Undergrounding
Letters to the Editor
Departures Hobble Fire Districts
New MOFD Battalion Chief
Tireless Book Adventuress Takes Over Orinda Books
business briefs
PG&E to Double Up Vegetation Management
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art Mounts Mesmerizing Chihuly Display
Acalanes Student Creates Own Jewelry Line
'On Looking' Opens Eyes to Local Writer's (and Walker's) World
Sports Plug
Orinda Siblings to Attend Summer Academic Programs for the Gifted
Assemblywoman Gets Special Tour at Old Firehouse School
Lions Pride Awards Presented to Middle School Students
Abundant Art Exhibit at the Moraga Country Club
Vital Legal Documents During Kids' College Years
Summertime Traveling: For Fun and For Health
Cal Shakes' 'Comedy of Errors' is Fast-Paced Fun
Orinda Rotary Kicks Off Year of Music with Two Blockbuster July Concerts
Sustainable Lafayette Film Series Continues
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Operation Swingtime
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
A Taste of Local History
Rancho Style Beans
Lynn's Top Five Downsizing Can Save You Money!
Lamorinda at the World Lacrosse Championship
Bottoms-Up Tradition Continues
Moraga July 4th Fun Run Results
Women's Tennis Team Advances to Nationals
Pacific Rim Dominates in Houston
Magic Girls Win Western Regional
LMSC Takes Title
Second Place Finish
Sweet Revenge
Midnight Madness
Situating Technology for Teens
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Feng Shui Balance The Fire Element of Summer
Clear the Brush - It's the Law!
Digging Deep-Gardening with Cynthia Brian From Seed to Shining Seed
Acalanes Student Creates Own Jewelry Line
By Sophie Braccini
Siena Kuan's head is filled with a world of whimsical bright objects inspired by Asian pop culture - cute little pandas, colorful giggly worms, Chinese peaches that look like little pink hearts with green ...read

Vital Legal Documents During Kids' College Years
By Elizabeth LaScala
Did you know that once children turn 18, parents lose the legal authority to make decisions for them? An individual who has reached the age of 18 is considered an adult in the eyes of the law. This includes ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
TBA

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
TBA

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
TBA
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Bottoms-Up Tradition Continues
By Marissa Harnett
The Moraga Valley Pool swim team hosted the 39th Annual Bottoms-Up Swim Invitational at the Soda Aquatics Center at Campolindo High School on July 13. The meet is designed to give kids at the "bottom" of ...read

Moraga July 4th Fun Run Results
Campolindo's Track and Field and Cross Country programs sponsored the annual Moraga 4th of July "Fun Run." The race is both a fundraiser for the team and a chance for the community to kick off the town's ...read

Magic Girls Win Western Regional
Submitted by Greg Davis
The U14 California Magic girls won the US Club Soccer Western Regional championship in the tournament's Super Group division June 24. After dropping their opening match 3-1, the resilient Magic girls fought ...read
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Join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy ...

The 2014 season of Woodminster Summer Musicals will open with Les Misérables, one of the most popular musicals in history. It will run through July 20 at Woodminster Amphitheater ...

Restoring Movement – Improving Function – Free Community Lecture series: Ergonomics for the Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 with Lynn Harrington, PT, Ergonomist at Lafayette Physical Therapy...

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Saint Mary's College Museum of Art Mounts Mesmerizing Chihuly Display
By Laurie Snyder
There are artists and then there are artists. Dale Chihuly is the latter - the kind of innovator whose work stops you in your gallery browsing tracks and leaves you standing nonplussed at curious combinations ...read

'On Looking' Opens Eyes to Local Writer's (and Walker's) World
By Lou Fancher
Oh, to walk! As a freelance writer who abhors sitting, there's nothing better than a quick stride out the door and 20 minutes in the Lamorinda outdoors. When deadlines ...read

Sports Plug
By Cathy Dausman
Pity the lowly fire hydrant - a bland, stubby affair resembling R2D2's distant, poor cousin. We barely give it a glance. But add a splash of paint, and suddenly it becomes a canvas for a bold sports statement. ...read

Abundant Art Exhibit at the Moraga Country Club
By Sophie Braccini
Cindy Raleigh, curator of the new Moraga Country Club art exhibit, was amazed by the talent of local artists when putting together the Moraga Country Club Art Faire.
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