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Steve Sposato and daughters Danielle, left, and Jenna at the Walnut Creek march against assault weapons Courtesy Steve Sposato v
Lafayette activist continues personal battle for an assault weapons ban
By Nick Marnell
Steve Sposato lost his wife on July 1, 1993 when Gian Luigi Ferri, a disturbed loner, stormed the law offices of Pettit and Martin at 101 California St. in San Francisco, carrying semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Ferri ...read

Adam Abdallah, proprietor of Blazin' Jayz Smoke Shop in Lafayette Photo Nick Marnell
Blazin' Jayz Smoke Shop opens third branch in Lafayette
By Nick Marnell
Given the opportunity to promote themselves, new businesses are usually excited to run down the list of products or services they provide the marketplace. But Adam ...read




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A Republic Services truck picks up recycables in a Lafayette neighborhood on April 13. Photo Andy Scheck
Local recycling concerns mount
By Nick Marnell
China's March 1 decision to halt import of select categories of solid waste, including certain types of plastics, paper and textiles, has put pressure on the local recycling industry, as public officials look ...read

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Orinda City Council expresses outrage about EBMUD soil removal project
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda City Council members reacted with shock and anger when staff told them that the East Bay Municipal Utility District plans to move some 200,000 cubic yards of accumulated trench soil over Orinda roads ...read
Diego Jenab Photo Gint Federas
Lamorinda boys lacrosse
By Jon Kingdon
After a successful 2017 season, Acalanes boys lacrosse team continues to be a force with a 9-3 record and 5-0 in league play so far. Head coach Brent Ringwood has found much to appreciate about this team: ...read

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Bringing back the natives - plants and art in Lamorinda gardens and beyond
By Sophie Braccini
Each year, the Bringing Back the Natives organization opens amazing gardens planted mostly with native plants to inspire and delight. This year music and visual art is included in the presentations on Sunday, ...read
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Orinda council should vote "no" on Wilder Amendment

The Orinda City Council should reject the proposed Eighth Amendment to the Wilder Development Agreement. An important issue is being overlooked.
The issue that is being overlooked is that the City and the Developer have a binding contract that the Developer wants to change so it can make more money, while offering the City little or nothing in return. It is the duty of the Council to represent
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Moraga Storm Drain Fee

We've all seen the signs around town, now here are the facts:
Each of our property owners in Town are being asked to vote on a fee based on their fair share of storm water that they contribute to the Town's storm drain system. This fee...

A request for yes on storm drain fee

Moraga has a problem - a big problem - a problem that needs attention. It needs attention now.
Our public storm drain system is old and deteriorating. Conspicuous failures tell the story - the Rheem Boulevard sinkhole that disrupted traffic for a year; failure of this same pipe 40 feet away 10 years earlier; flooding of the Pavilion on the...


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City council to serve as planning commission during new commissioner search
By Pippa Fisher
While Lafayette prepares to get new planning commissioners in place as soon as possible, the council has adopted an urgency ordinance to allow the city council to serve as the city's planning commission until ...read

Lafayette's native son among those honored in new memorial
By Pippa Fisher
Twenty-two fallen service men and women from Contra Costa County who lost their lives in the line of duty since 9/11 will be honored and permanently remembered on a new memorial to be installed at the front of ...read

Community urged to give the gift of green at this year's Earth Day Festival
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's annual Earth Day celebration will once again be offering fun for all ages but organizers Sustainable Lafayette also want to draw residents' attention to its focus of the entire month - the 50th ...read
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Hillside and Ridgeline regulation approved after 5 years of work
By Sophie Braccini
At its April 11 meeting the Moraga Town Council approved the updates and modifications of its regulations pertaining to hillside and ridgeline development. The process to amend local code started five years ...read

Staffing levels in Moraga discussed
By Sophie Braccini
During his short tenure as interim town manager, Jim Holgersson asked Management Partners for a report assessing staffing levels in town and improvements that could be made. The results show that Moraga has ...read

Storm drain fee vote: the business of ballots
By Sophie Braccini
All Moraga property owners by now should have received the ballots to vote for or against the storm water fee. The fee includes the 12 parcels owned by the town, which are assessed approximately $14,500 a year ...read
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Debate continues over Orinda's private road maintenance
By Sora O'Doherty
Residents of private roads continue strenuously to press the Orinda City Council to alleviate their plight, which they say is unfairly burdensome on them for no logical reason, but Orinda staff have r ...read

Resident requests code enforcement; city responds, "sue your neighbors"
By Sora O'Doherty
John Bilello lives in a lovely home on Lombardy Lane in Orinda, but he isn't happy. Since he bought the house about two years ago, he is now facing $200,000 worth of work to his home to address water damage ...read

Red-legged frogs and friendly goats welcome visitors to Wagner Ranch Wildlife Festival
By Sora O'Doherty
Once a year the historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve at Wagner Ranch Nature Area in Orinda opens to the public for its wildlife festival, which this year occurs on Sunday, April 22. From 11:30 a.m. to ...read
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Local recycling concerns mount
Orinda City Council expresses outrage about EBMUD soil removal project
City council to serve as planning commission during new commissioner search
Jenkins honored as Citizen of the Year
Lafayette's native son among those honored in new memorial
Community urged to give the gift of green at this year's Earth Day Festival
Bear relocates to Lafayette
Moraga Police Blotter
Hillside and Ridgeline regulation approved after 5 years of work
Staffing levels in Moraga discussed
Storm drain fee vote: the business of ballots
A new Finestra (window) opens at the Hacienda
Orinda Police Blotter
Debate continues over Orinda's private road maintenance
Resident requests code enforcement; city responds, "sue your neighbors"
Red-legged frogs and friendly goats welcome visitors to Wagner Ranch Wildlife Festival
Believe it! Fire Station 16 is under construction
3 Orinda elementary schools among 7 distinguished schools in county
Will Landed help Orinda educators purchase homes?
Blazin' Jayz Smoke Shop opens third branch in Lafayette
Las Trampas School recognized on 60th anniversary
Letters to the Editor
Lafayette activist continues personal battle for an assault weapons ban
Local musicians to showcase talents at upcoming community music event
River of Words - young Orinda poet honored
Political scholars address 'Bridging the Political Divide' at SMC
First poet laureate wants Lafayette and Orinda to resonate with this art form
OIS spring production opens April 26
AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette STEM Conference at SMC
Kicks4Kids Athletic Shoe Drive to help 200 local under-resourced youth
Sharon Reichow Memorial Scholarship offered for middle school students
Jay Milton Puckett
Efforts to build an orphanage in Sierra Leone
Lynn's Top Five
'American Radio Hour' concert program offers a musical trip back in time
Broadway Icon Andrea McArdle at 'Live at the Orinda Theatre' May 3
A taco twist to the breakfast burrito
Orinda's Restaurant Tour a feast for the senses on May 1
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Lamorinda boys lacrosse
Lamorinda girls lacrosse
DAL lacrosse teams participate in league championship series
7-year-old signs Letter of Intent with Saint Mary's Soccer
Lamorinda Rugby Team goes 3-0 in Ireland
Bringing back the natives - plants and art in Lamorinda gardens and beyond
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The real estate quarter in review
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
3 Orinda elementary schools among 7 distinguished schools in county
Submitted by Carolyn Seaton
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced the elementary schools honored as California Distinguished Schools for 2018. Orinda Union School District's Del Rey Elementary, ...read

Will Landed help Orinda educators purchase homes?
By Sora O'Doherty
Recognizing that attracting and retaining talented teachers, staff and administrators is of utmost importance to maintaining educational excellence, the Orinda Union School District board of trustees has taken ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, April 18, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, May 14, at 6pm
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Lamorinda girls lacrosse
By Jon Kingdon
In her second year as the head coach at Acalanes, Courtney Neff, an Acalanes graduate herself, has set a goal for her lacrosse team: "It's about having fun and growing as a team. That's my main priority, ...read

7-year-old signs Letter of Intent with Saint Mary's Soccer
By Jon Kingdon
There are numerous rules regarding signing a letter of intent to be on a college's athletic team. However, the one constant for every school is that the signee be at least a senior in high school.
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DAL lacrosse teams participate in league championship series
By Jon Kingdon
For the first time, the Diablo Athletic League boys and girls lacrosse teams are going to participate in a league championship series. Because of this change, the schools are no longer playing a home and home ...read
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Campolindo Arts Festival “Explorations in Identity and Self-Expression” runs April 19 through 20 in the Campolindo High School Library. There will be an opening reception ...

8th Annual Lafayette Community Music Festival Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street in Lafayette. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is modeled  ...

Orinda Intermediate School Bulldog Theater stages “All Shook Up Young@Part Edition,” April 26 through April 28 at Orinda Intermediate School, 80 Ivy Drive. This musical ...

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Local musicians to showcase talents at upcoming community music event
By Pippa Fisher
Once a year Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre hosts a truly unique singer-songwriter music experience. It takes the best part of a year to bring it all together, run as a fundraiser for the theater and organized ...read

River of Words - young Orinda poet honored
By Sophie Braccini
There is something delicate about Sarah Inouye, something of a rosebud about to bloom, shyly sensing, but not yet completely acknowledging her own power. Inouye, who is 15, just won in her age category the ...read

First poet laureate wants Lafayette and Orinda to resonate with this art form
By Sophie Braccini
The Lamorinda Arts Council poet laureate committee recently announced the selection of Amy Glynn as the first Lafayette/Orinda poet laureate. Glynn, who is a Lafayette resident and published poet, is full of ...read

Efforts to build an orphanage in Sierra Leone
By Sophie Braccini
Dianne Wilson, Moraga Royale executive director and current president of the Moraga Rotary, recently went to Sierra Leone in West Africa to get field knowledge of the area where her club is sponsoring the ...read
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