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MOFD wood chipper on the job Photo courtesy MOFD
MOFD suspends community chipping program
By Nick Marnell
In the face of a passionate outcry from district residents to continue the program, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board June 17 passed on an opportunity to extend the district's highly acclaimed community chipping program through the summer months, citing the program cost...read

 

Diners enjoy the extra al fresco dining space on a stretch of Lafayette Circle, closed to traffic June 19. Photo Pippa Fisher
Embracing European-style street dining in COVID era
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette City Council unanimously backed plans aimed at helping the city's restaurants stay afloat, with a multi-phase approach to expand outdoor dining options.
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New Food Hall approved for downtown Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
A market hall along the lines of Oakland's Rockridge or Napa's Oxbow was unanimously approved by the Orinda planning commission June 9. The project for 25A Orinda Way, a vacant lot across the street from the ...read
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Creative workouts continue as studios prepare to reopen July 1
By Jon Kingdon
The gym and workout studios have not been immune to the effects of the coronavirus. Gold's Gym, a national chain filed for bankruptcy in May, temporarily closing its 700 global gyms while permanently closing ...read

Pale pink roses imbue solace in warm weather. Photo Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"I should like to enjoy this summer flower by flower as if it were to be the last one for me." - Andre Gide
Summertime and the ...read
Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
Support local businesses

I have had the privilege of serving the Moraga Chamber of Commerce for 10 years: seven as Executive Director and, prior to that, three as its Administrator. On March 16, 2020, my role changed dramatically. Essential businesses, social distancing, no-contact payment, masks, gloves, innovation and
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A moment of hope

Lafayette, Calif. managed to have a protest on June 5. We borrowed enough black folks from somewhere so that we looked appropriately diverse. It wasn't a big party and everyone went home around 5 p.m.
I have...

Please don't let "I told you so" happen .

Lafayette businesses are so happy to be serving you again. And it's not just because they miss you. They must open if they are going to survive. We have a chance to help them and stay healthy at the same time.
The citizens...


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Planning Commission vote on Terraces pushed back again
By Pippa Fisher
The continuation of a very long May 18 Lafayette Planning Commission meeting to decide the fate of the 315-unit Terraces project has once again been pushed back.
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Lafayette starts conversation about racism
By Pippa Fisher
The city of Lafayette is opening dialogue to address racism within the community and among the first steps was a public safety subcommittee meeting attended by several dozen residents to hear the police ...read

Return of normalcy ... a la goat
By Pippa Fisher
Hard-working goats were back the week of June 16, doing their part to help prevent fires by chomping their way through the vegetation on the Cancer Support Community's land next to the Lafayette Reser ...read
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Moraga Chamber's Town Hall meeting addresses COVID-19 related concerns
By Vera Kochan
Coronavirus questions and concerns were addressed by a panel of town experts under one "virtual" roof June 8 as part of a Moraga Chamber of Commerce Zoom conference organized by Executive Director Kathe ...read

Moraga stares down pandemic, presents balanced 2021 operating budget
By Nick Marnell
Though the coronavirus pandemic has thrown many financial forecasts into disarray, the relative stability of Moraga's revenue sources allows the town to forecast a balanced operating budget for 2021. But the ...read

Canyon Road Bridge construction moves closer to completion
By Vera Kochan
Much has been accomplished regarding the first phase of construction for the new Canyon Road Bridge. The installation of "planks" spanning across the "dewatered" creek creates the false work used to build a ...read
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El Toyonal affected by EBMUD work, parking plan
By Sora O'Doherty
El Toyonal is a long, narrow, twisty road in north Orinda that runs from Camino Pablo to Wildcat Canyon. The narrow street was made more narrow when the city installed berms to stabilize the road. Recently, ...read

Orinda begins conversation on policing
By Sora O'Doherty
Emphasizing that this is only the beginning of the conversation, the Orinda city council opened a forum on policing policies in the city in response to numerous communications received from the public. During ...read

New Food Hall approved for downtown Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
A market hall along the lines of Oakland's Rockridge or Napa's Oxbow was unanimously approved by the Orinda planning commission June 9. The project for 25A Orinda Way, a vacant lot across the street from the ...read
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Embracing European-style street dining in COVID era
New Food Hall approved for downtown Orinda
Planning Commission vote on Terraces pushed back again
Lafayette starts conversation about racism
Moraga Chamber's Town Hall meeting addresses COVID-19 related concerns
Moraga stares down pandemic, presents balanced 2021 operating budget
Canyon Road Bridge construction moves closer to completion
Moraga Police Chief updates council on departmental procedures
Criminal charges filed against former Moraga Community Foundation treasurer
New town website now operational
El Toyonal affected by EBMUD work, parking plan
Orinda begins conversation on policing
MOFD suspends community chipping program
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Moving into the likely reopening of schools
Letters to the editor
A crack in the door: 'Live' art returns to Lamorinda
Return of normalcy ... a la goat
Local plans for 'virtual' Fourth of July celebration
Sumptuous potato salad for summer barbecues
Does your health care advocate really know what you want?
NCL Acalanes Area Chapter continues volunteer efforts during pandemic
Lamorinda teens shield the vulnerable
Campo Key Club food drive continues through end of June
Troop 234 offers food drive through June 28
Creative workouts continue as studios prepare to reopen July 1
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
One local gardener's awakening
Moving into the likely reopening of schools
By Sophie Braccini
The current general thinking about the reopening of the schools in the fall is that a blended model will allow all students to be back in their schools at least several days a week. The push from parents is ...read

Campo Key Club food drive continues through end of June
Submitted by Tim Freeman
Sophia Taylor picks up a donation for the Campo Key Club Food Drive benefitting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. The food drive extends through the month of June. Donations of non-perishable food ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
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Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
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Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
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Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
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Creative workouts continue as studios prepare to reopen July 1
By Jon Kingdon
The gym and workout studios have not been immune to the effects of the coronavirus. Gold's Gym, a national chain filed for bankruptcy in May, temporarily closing its 700 global gyms while permanently closing ...read

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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LAA MEMBER SHOW at aRt Cottage “Summer Musings 2020”. The Lamorinda Arts Alliance is looking for members to submit their entry into the “Summer Musings 2020” show at aRt Cottage. All mediums and all works will be accepted.

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Moraga Art Gallery Exhibit “Kaleidoscope” is Now Open for Limited Days and Hours! Our temporary open hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. In addition, the Moraga Art Gallery’s “Shelter in Place Virtual Tour” featuring  ...

Experience Native Ways:  Online Morning Camp. An experiential immersion into Native name choosing, tool making, art, and dwelling “building,” using  ...

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A crack in the door: 'Live' art returns to Lamorinda
By Sophie Braccini
Much like in the spring when little flowers start poking their heads out of the ground, art projects are gently sprouting again in Lamorinda. A new painting was installed at the Moraga Commons Park, Jennifer ...read

Local plans for 'virtual' Fourth of July celebration
By Vera Kochan
Patriotism is alive and well in Lamorinda despite coronavirus restrictions. Moraga's annual family friendly Fourth of July celebration, traditionally held in the Moraga Commons Park has been reconfigured this ...read

Sumptuous potato salad for summer barbecues
By Susie Iventosch
Summer is my very favorite season because I love warm evenings and the unbridled anticipation of outdoor dining, patio barbecues and picnics in the park. And, when you think of barbecues and picnics, potato ...read

NCL Acalanes Area Chapter continues volunteer efforts during pandemic
Submitted by Jillian Esopa
Members from the National Charity League, Inc., Acalanes Area Chapter, continue to serve NCL's mission and its commitment to service by helping the local community and disaster relief efforts.
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