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Trees along the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail are situated close to an underground high transmission gas pipeline. Photo provided
Court orders PG&E to wait on tree removal, for now
By Pippa Fisher
A judge has once again called a halt, at least for now, to Pacific Gas & Electric Company's plans to cut down 17 trees on East Bay Regional Park District property within the city of Lafayette, issuing a preliminary injunction order that will ...read



Meat Manager Jim Gates holds a fresh turkey, alongside Diablo Foods Owners Dan Stokes and his sister Connie Collier. Photo Pippa Fisher
Lafayette grocery store's decision benefits local restaurants
By Pippa Fisher
This year family-run Diablo Foods has chosen not to offer its traditional complete takeout Thanksgiving turkey dinners - a decision made specifically in order to encourage its customers instead to support ...read

 
 
MOFD lifts burn ban, offers Thanksgiving safety tips
By Nick Marnell
Though Contra Costa County reverted to a more restrictive ban on activities Nov. 17 due to a spike in coronavirus infections, a total gut punch was attenuated when the Moraga-Orinda Fire District lifted its ...read
2020 SMC men's basketball team Photo Tod Fierner
A new year with new challenges and new optimism for Saint Mary's men's basketball
By Jon Kingdon
During the 2019-20 season, the Saint Mary's men's basketball team was gripped by ecstasy and then agony. This year it's all about the pandemic, patience, and practice. Last year the team went 26-8, ...read

The fall view from the balcony is always spectacular. Photo Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Let the beauty we love be ...read
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Have emergency lights at the ready

The latest bill from PG&E reminds us that we should have emergency lights at the ready because "severe weather can cause unexpected power outages." Moragans can find an extensive collection of flashlights at Moraga Hardware. The
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Reopening schools

I just wanted to respond to the topic of schools reopening and to voice my opinion on the article. I am a ninth-grader, and I go to De La Salle High School in Concord. We are already doing a hybrid model at this school, with half of the students going on Monday and Tuesday, and the other half going on Thursday...

Flag display

The story about the commendable Rotary Club effort to foster the display of the American flag on Veterans Day deserves comment. Rotary and its members deserve commendation.
However the article implies that Lafayette would not allow the American flag to be...


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City imposes temporary cap on third-party food delivery services during pandemic
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette has become one of a handful of cities around the Bay Area to adopt an urgency ordinance establishing a 15% cap on service fees imposed by third-party food delivery vendors such as DoorDash, Uber Eats ...read

What's brewing in Lafayette?
By Pippa Fisher
Amid the selection of many eateries that line the streets of downtown Lafayette, there is one type of establishment that has been notably absent - a brewery. That is set to change this coming spring.
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Court orders PG&E to wait on tree removal, for now
By Pippa Fisher
A judge has once again called a halt, at least for now, to Pacific Gas & Electric Company's plans to cut down 17 trees on East Bay Regional Park District property within the city of Lafayette, issuing a ...read
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Town releases its 2020 audited financial report
By Nick Marnell
Further distancing itself from the fiscal emergency it declared in 2017, the town of Moraga unveiled its 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in November, which showed the town not only adhering to its ...read

Town council attempts to further clarify development guidelines
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga Town Council unanimously adopted a resolution Nov. 10 that established new guidelines for the aesthetic development of the Moraga Center, a 187-acre area of the town that includes the Safeway ...read

MSD makes last-minute decision to postpone in-person learning amid county COVID surge
By Jenn Freedman
The Moraga School District governing board made an 11th hour pivot Nov. 13 to hold off on hybrid in-person learning that was set to begin the following Monday. The emergency board meeting was held in response ...read
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Appeal of memory care facility raises doubts; proceedings continued to January
By Sora O'Doherty
Following an almost five-hour hearing on Nov. 17 and citing a lack of sufficient information to rule on the appeal of the approval of the memory care facility planned for 1 Wilder Road, the Orinda City Council ...read

Orinda garbage rates to increase by nearly 7%
By Sora O'Doherty
An increase in fees for garbage collection for Orinda residents will include an increase to the vehicle impact/street maintenance component charged by Orinda to RecycleSmart, which is passed on to rate payers. ...read

OUSD and City Council adopt joint proclamation on diversity, equity and inclusion
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda's city council and its school board have adopted a joint proclamation on diversity, equity and inclusion as part of their efforts to cooperate on substantive initiatives and action to further these ...read
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Lafayette grocery store's decision benefits local restaurants
MOFD lifts burn ban, offers Thanksgiving safety tips
City imposes temporary cap on third-party food delivery services during pandemic
What's brewing in Lafayette?
Court orders PG&E to wait on tree removal, for now
Lafayette lights up with Holiday cheer!
Town releases its 2020 audited financial report
Town council attempts to further clarify development guidelines
MSD makes last-minute decision to postpone in-person learning amid county COVID surge
Appeal of memory care facility raises doubts; proceedings continued to January
Orinda garbage rates to increase by nearly 7%
OUSD and City Council adopt joint proclamation on diversity, equity and inclusion
Orinda residents seem willing to trade off taller buildings for community benefits
To checkmate the 2021 fire season, ConFire beefs up apparatus fleet
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Local schools shelve plans for return to campus as county moves back to purple tier
Letters to the editor
Miramonte student strives to 'create curiosity' through the lens
The perfect breakfast muffin to follow a filling Thanksgiving feast
Mother was sweet and now she is angry
Battling cancer, stroke for stroke
Rotary Clubs unite to present big payday for local food bank
Moraga Rotary completes `Peaceful Community Center' in Sierra Leone, Africa
Strength in numbers, a town effort
Veterans honored in Moraga Nov. 11
Campo students trailblaze new pathways into nature
Giving during COVID-19 pandemic
Season of Giving
Rediscover charming Solvang
A new year with new challenges and new optimism for Saint Mary's men's basketball
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
MSD makes last-minute decision to postpone in-person learning amid county COVID surge
By Jenn Freedman
The Moraga School District governing board made an 11th hour pivot Nov. 13 to hold off on hybrid in-person learning that was set to begin the following Monday. The emergency board meeting was held in response ...read

Local schools shelve plans for return to campus as county moves back to purple tier
By Sora O'Doherty and Sophie Braccini
All four local school districts - Orinda Union, Lafayette, Moraga and the Acalanes Union High School District - had been about to launch a limited return to school when Contra Costa County announced that the ...read
 
 
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A new year with new challenges and new optimism for Saint Mary's men's basketball
By Jon Kingdon
During the 2019-20 season, the Saint Mary's men's basketball team was gripped by ecstasy and then agony. This year it's all about the pandemic, patience, and practice. Last year the team went 26-8, ...read

Battling cancer, stroke for stroke
By Jon Kingdon
Hellen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." It's a philosophy that David Miller has taken to heart.
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Saint Mary’s College Dance Company Presents “VIII: a Virtual Dance Performance” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Join us for “VIII,” the fall dance concert choreographed by eight Dance Majors from the Saint Mary’s College ...

The Peter Pan Foundation presents “Winter: A Season of Virtual Entertainment and Inspiration,” featuring local youth and teen performers, professional headliners and special guests from the Broadway ...

Free help with Medicare plan changes for 2021. HICAP is a program of Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services. HICAP is here to help you to figure out how these changes affect your coverage in 2021,...

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Miramonte student strives to 'create curiosity' through the lens
By Diane Claytor
It's often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If someone wanted to use words to describe photographs taken by Miramonte High School junior Thomas Edwardson, "breathtaking," "beautiful," "awesome," ...read

The perfect breakfast muffin to follow a filling Thanksgiving feast
By Susie Iventosch
I was looking for bread recipes when I stumbled upon this great recipe for English muffins on Valerie's Kitchen cooking blog. It sounded like such a fun thing to do and so I went straight to it! They were ...read

Mother was sweet and now she is angry
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson
"Since my mother has shown signs of dementia, now confirmed as Alzheimer's, she seems to get angry all the time."
"Dad seems ...read

Rediscover charming Solvang
By Fran Miller
Most know Solvang merely as a sugar stop along Highway 101. This Danish capital of America has long served as a brief road-trip detour for butter cookies, butter rings, kringles, and cinnamon crisps. But ...read
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