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Indian Valley safety concerns frustrate Canyon residents
By Nick Marnell
Canyon residents flocked to the July 18 Moraga-Orinda Fire District board meeting to speak out against the proposed Moraga development at Indian Valley, many arguing that the district is recommending an unsafe fire access road that ...read

 
CAIFF Opening Night 2018
By Derek Zemrak
For the first time its 21-year history, the California Independent Film Festival will kick off the festivities, and set the tone for the remaining seven days, with the world premiere of an international film - the delightful Austrian romantic drama "The Salzburg Story." CAIFF opens Aug. 24 at the Rheem Theatre. "The Salzburg Story" is ...read


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Kate Rochios, Moraga Country Club (MCC), 13-14 Girls Backstroke start. Photo Gint Federas
Top swimmers shine at OMPA
By Jon Kingdon
With the clarion call of car horns blaring throughout Lamorinda last weekend, it could only mean one thing - the 62nd annual Orinda/Moraga Pools Association Championship Meet. With 1,698 swimmers, 600 ...read

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Emergency moratorium on accessory structure setback exemptions adopted
By Sora O'Doherty
At a special meeting on July 31, all five members of the Orinda City Council voted to pass an urgency ordinance imposing a 45-day moratorium on exceptions to setback requirements for accessory structures ...read
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Huge turnout for Lafayette Swim Conference Championship
By Jon Kingdon
The 7th Annual Lafayette Swim Conference Championship was held the weekend of July 28-29 at Acalanes High School. Bearing the moniker "Adventures on the Seven Seas," the meet had over 1,000 swimmers ranging ...read

Every one of the Five Elements is well represented in this living room, including the Earth element. Can you locate the Earth element additions? Photo provided
Feng Shui
By Michele Duffy
The Five Elements are the second most important and used tool in Feng Shui, besides the Bagua map. In Feng Shui, we use the Five Elements to balance and enrich home spaces so that the feeling of home promotes ...read
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Teen drinking

May 23 of 2019 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the tragic death of Joseph Loudon at a teen party that involved underage drinking. For those who still remember, Joseph Loudon was a much-loved teenager who played three team sports and had a 3.8 GPA. After the tragedy, the summer of 2009 were the darkest months in Orinda where there were lots of grief, sadness, finger pointing and law suits. However, how quickly did the teenagers and parents forget? Everyone has moved on, and teenagers are back to hosting or attending teen parties whenever parents are out of town. My own son did just

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Trial turn restrictions on County Supervisors' agenda
By Pippa Fisher
In an effort to ease congestion on Reliez Valley Road, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is expected to place the proposed pilot program for turn restrictions on the Pleasant Hill Road corridor on ...read

Lafayette celebrates the past 50 years, enjoys the present and looks to the future
By Pippa Fisher
The "Love Lafayette" slogan seemed particularly apt at the party celebrating Lafayette's 50 years of incorporation as a city. In the sunshine both young families and old-timers enjoyed the joyful celebration ...read

Experts discuss state of retail in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
What is the state of retail in Lafayette and in the larger region? What is the cause of all the vacant stores in Lafayette? And how can Lafayette attract quality businesses to fill them? These were the ...read
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Teresa Onoda will not seek re-election
By Sophie Braccini
Vice mayor and former mayor Teresa Onoda said that she would not run again for her seat on the Moraga Town Council in the Nov. 6 general election, indicating that she felt her mission had been accomplished, ...read

Jeanette Fritzky resigns from town council
By Sophie Braccini
Jeanette Fritzky, who was elected to sit on Moraga's highest body of the town a year and a half ago, resigned from her post on the Moraga Town Council for medical reasons at the end of July to focus on getting ...read

Moraga chamber begins economic development plan roll-out
By Sophie Braccini
When Bob Fritzky took the presidency of the Moraga Chamber of Commerce at the beginning of the year he announced several new programs to materially support local economic vitality. The chamber is rolling out a ...read
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Orinda considers options to fix ongoing parking problems
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda is again trying to solve its parking problems, this time focusing on commuter parking lots, a long-term shuttle program, and residential permit programs. The city council unanimously approved a new ...read

Public asks city council to agendize gun safety; council agrees
By Sora O'Doherty
After Elaina Ayers, representing Orinda for Gun Safety, on July 24 asked the Orinda City Council to put two proposed ordinances on an upcoming agenda, the council agreed to do so. One ordinance deals with ...read

Downtown Development Subcommittee gets ready for action on Streetscape Master Plan
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda residents have a lot of ideas about how the upcoming Streetscape Master Plan should be researched - so much so that the Downtown Development Subcommittee of the city council vowed to hold its next ...read
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Top swimmers shine at OMPA
Emergency moratorium on accessory structure setback exemptions adopted
Eight school board seats open up in LAFSD and AUHSD combined
Trial turn restrictions on County Supervisors' agenda
Lafayette celebrates the past 50 years, enjoys the present and looks to the future
Experts discuss state of retail in Lafayette
Teresa Onoda will not seek re-election
Jeanette Fritzky resigns from town council
Moraga chamber begins economic development plan roll-out
Orinda considers options to fix ongoing parking problems
Public asks city council to agendize gun safety; council agrees
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Downtown Development Subcommittee gets ready for action on Streetscape Master Plan
Changes at Orinda Chamber of Commerce and Lamorinda Weekly
Indian Valley safety concerns frustrate Canyon residents
Work progressing on Lafayette Fire Station 16, March opening still planned
Moraga Police Department Incident Summary Report July 3 to July 8
Orinda Police Department Incident Summary Report July 15 to July 28
Miner Road closure to end Aug. 10 after problem vegetation removed
Highway 24 gridlock: Why no local notifications or traffic control?
Letters to the Editor
Big weekend at Miramonte starts Aug. 17
21st California Independent Film Festival opens Aug. 24
Moraga Teen takes on fight for safer gun laws
Lynn's Top Five
Cycling Lamorinda
Campana Music closing its doors
A crunchy breakfast companion for seasonal fruit
'The Third Murder' a reflection on truth and destiny
Orinda student awarded pre-med scholarship
Tanya A. (Nelson) Ojala
Local authors underscore acceptance and share uncommon bond
Of awe and oddness
CAIFF Opening Night 2018
Huge turnout for Lafayette Swim Conference Championship
Burnsed opens third season with Acalanes football
Miramonte sophomore lacrosse player named to All-American team
CC United 16U Boys win silver at National Junior Olympics
Lafayette Little League - 11's District Champions
Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club 'B' Meet
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Feng Shui
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Current trends in home remodels
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for August
Big weekend at Miramonte starts Aug. 17
By Sora O'Doherty
Miramonte Principal Julie Parks hopes to fill the stands for the first home football game on Aug. 17, which will also be the annual Mat's Day when students receive their schedules and ensure they are ready for ...read

Eight school board seats open up in LAFSD and AUHSD combined
This November there will be four seats up for election on the Lafayette School District governing board, with three four-year terms open, currently filled by Teresa Gerringer, Suzy Pak and David Gerson and one ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
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LAFSD Office
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Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
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Burnsed opens third season with Acalanes football
By John T. Miller
When Solano Community College dropped its football program in 2012, and then offered a generous buyout and bonus to retiring teachers in 2016, it looked like the end of a distinguished career for head football ...read

Miramonte sophomore lacrosse player named to All-American team
By Jon Kingdon
Midway through the 2018 girls lacrosse season at Miramonte, Anna "Boo" DeWitt went down with a serious knee injury forcing her to miss the rest of the season. Though only playing 12 of the team's 21 regular ...read

Sleepy Hollow Swim & Tennis Club 'B' Meet
Submitted by Dana Wentworth
Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club held it's 32nd Annual "B" Invitational on Sunday, July 22. This meet celebrates the "B" swimmers from the nine teams within the Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA). It is ...read
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14th Annual Summer Wine Festival 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Soda Center at Saint Mary’s College offers an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers, a ...

Orinda Starlight Village Players present Dave Freeman’s fast, furious and frantic farce, “Kindly Keep It Covered,” through Aug. 11 at the Orinda Community Park’s outdoor amphitheater.  ...

Join your neighbors from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs ...

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21st California Independent Film Festival opens Aug. 24
By Sophie Braccini
Now in its 21st year, this year's California Independent Film Festival will open again at the Rheem Theatre - something that had been quite improbable until just a few months ago - and will be held in a ...read

Moraga Teen takes on fight for safer gun laws
By Sophie Braccini
Vasch Gerber is not your average Lamorinda student. The energetic teen is back from a year in Taiwan where Gerber lived with different families and learned Mandarin as part of a program sponsored by the Moraga ...read

Cycling Lamorinda
By Cathy Dausman
I am a lifelong cyclist, contentedly stuck at a recreational level. While I've managed some hills in Marin County, ridden to California beaches, coasted the flatlands in central Oregon and slogged through ...read

Local authors underscore acceptance and share uncommon bond
By John T. Miller
Members of the Lafayette Rotary were quite moved by a presentation from Holocaust survivor Bernie Rosner at a recent monthly meeting. Rosner related the tale of not only surviving the Holocaust, but also of ...read
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