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More Details Emerge on ConFire Station 16
By Nick Marnell
The rebuild of Fire Station 16 in Upper Happy Valley cleared a major hurdle in December when the Lafayette Planning Commission granted a land use permit to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which seeks...
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John Jex: The Accidental MOFD Director
By Nick Marnell
Becoming a director of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District was never on John Jex's bucket list.
Since he retired as an audit partner with Deloitte in San Francisco, Jex has served on boards of numerous national...
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Mike Anderson gets ready to make beer. Photo provided Dave and Debbie Trotter reach new heights. Photo provided Eve Phillips with her favorite small constituent, daughter Cary. Photo provided
New Mayors Ready to Face Challenges
By Peggy Spear
Late 2016 saw the changing of the guard in all three Lamorinda cities, as new mayors took the helm of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.
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Blodgetts, a Foundation of Local Business, Turns 70
By John T. Miller
In 1946, Kermit Blodgett, along with his wife Leah Belle, decided to open a business with just three rolls of linoleum and a Model A, with the rumble seat removed, converted to a pickup truck.
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Guy Baker Named Executive Director of Lamorinda Water Polo Club
By John T. Miller
Already boasting some of the best and most successful Bay Area coaches in its program, Lamorinda Water Polo Club named legendary coach Guy Baker to its newly created position of executive director.
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'Smart' Gadgets are Lighting up Homes
By Peggy Spear
No, you're not going crazy. Your house may be talking to you.
Actually, it's a device in your home that you can program to ...read
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5 Things to Look Forward to in 2017
By Pippa Fisher
The beginning of a New Year always seems like a time to look forward to and anticipate changes and events coming up in the next 12 months. What can Lafayette expect? In no particular order:
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Joining Forces to Learn More about Lafayette's Police
By Pippa Fisher
For those interested in glimpsing insights into the workings of Lafayette's finest, the Citizens' Police Academy is tailor-made for that exact purpose.
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Mike Anderson: Brewing up Leadership in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
No stranger to community service, Lafayette's mayor for 2017 is Mike Anderson. It is his third term in the role following his previous stints in 2008 and 2013. He was elected to the city council in 2004 and ...read
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Moraga: Five Things to Look Forward to in 2017
By Sophie Braccini
The New Year is a time of resolutions, or at least looking ahead. Here are five major issues that will impact Moraga in 2017.
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Law Student Juggles Works as Moraga Reserve Officer
By Cathy Dausman
Moraga Town offices were closed because of their regular every other Friday off schedule, but that didn't stop Kevin Walker from coming to work. Moraga Police Department's newest reserve officer leads a full ...read

Steering Committee Ponders Moraga Center's Future
By Sophie Braccini
Will the Moraga center area plans be reworked in 2017?
A steering committee, including members of the Moraga Town Council, the ...read
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Orinda: Five Things to Watch for This Year
By Sora O'Doherty
The year 2017 promises a lot of things for Orinda, but boredom isn't one of them. Here is a look at five things that will keep residents and civic leaders busy in 2017:
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OUSD Says Farewell, and Hello to New Trustees
By Sora O'Doherty
The day was chilly, but the greetings were warm, as Orinda Union School District installed its new board members and also formally switched on its new solar arrays.
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Eve Phillips, Orinda's New Mayor, Runs Toward a Better Future
By Sora O'Doherty
Eve Phillips didn't let a new baby or a very active life slow her down, and she's running into the job of Orinda's new mayor with the same zeal with which she dives into running marathons.
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Mike Anderson: Brewing up Leadership in Lafayette
New Board Members Take Over at the Lafayette School District
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Law Student Juggles Works as Moraga Reserve Officer
Steering Committee Ponders Moraga Center's Future
Mayor, Interrupted: Trotter to Step Down After Injury
Fritzky and Korpus: A Tale of Contrasts on the New Council
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More Details Emerge on ConFire Station 16
John Jex: The Accidental MOFD Director
Famulener Takes Over as President of Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board
Lamorinda Laughter Coming to Town Hall Theatre's Comedy Night
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Papillion Owner Oum is Honored as Lafayette's Business Person of the Year
Kindergarten Registration Begins in January
Botanica Show Blooms at Moraga Gallery
New Town Hall Theatre Director is Experienced and Ambitious
Children's Chorus Makes Beautiful Music
Moraga Girl Launches Country Music EP
Burton Valley AIM Students Raise More Than $1,400 for Shelter Inc.
Eagle Scout Project Builds Fences for Church Site
Local Brownie Troop Adopts a Family for Christmas
Acalanes Graduate Crowned Miss California USA
The Art Room Hosts High School Competition
Moraga Lions and Campo Leos Spread Holiday Cheer
Perlmutter Gallery becomes The Peace Chamber in honor of the Crosses of Lafayette
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New Board Members Take Over at the Lafayette School District
By Nick Marnell
Lafayette School District Superintendent Rachel Zinn swore in Mark Kindhouse and Meredith Meade Dec. 14 as the newest district board members.
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Moraga Welcomes New School Board
The new board of the Moraga School District was sworn in in December.
Pictured from left are board members Heather O'Donnell, ...read
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Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Feb. 13, at 6pm
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The Winter Rose Pruning workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 is a must for rose lovers. Rejuvenate your rose bushes and encourage beautiful new canes ...

Diablo Ballet presents the second program of its 23rd season, “Body and Soul,” featuring four diverse ballets with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Sonya ...

The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee welcomes its latest art exhibit featuring the Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA). The exhibit is on display in the Library Gallery ...

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New Town Hall Theatre Director is Experienced and Ambitious
By Sophie Braccini
Town Hall Theatre recruited a part-British lover of English language and literature, Susan E. Evans, to lead the next chapter of the history of the venerable local live theater company.
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Botanica Show Blooms at Moraga Gallery
By Kara Navolio
The stunning photographs of flowers by Lucy Beck will be featured at the Moraga Art Gallery's upcoming show "Botanica" beginning Jan. 11.
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Children's Chorus Makes Beautiful Music
By Diane Claytor
On a Monday evening, the small church chapel is filled with close to 25 teenagers. They haven't seen each other in two weeks and the post-holiday chatter is deafening. Suddenly, Andrew Brown claps his hands; ...read

Perlmutter Gallery becomes The Peace Chamber in honor of the Crosses of Lafayette
By Sophie Braccini
A unique and unusual art concept was born of the creativity and vision of local artist Lara Dutto, an exhibition that recounts and revives the crosses memorial on the Lafayette hill across from BART. read
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