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MidMod is a new concept in shopping in Theatre Square
By Sora O'Doherty
Owner Janell Lamela recounts how she would watch passersby check out her new shop, but not come in, thinking it was an expensive boutique. Then she put a sign up proclaiming that nothing inside cost more than $40, and suddenly passersby ...read


 
 
Neighbors vote to keep overnight parking restrictions for lower El Toyonal
By Sora O'Doherty
Following up on a request to seek greater public input on a resolution adopted in September 2018 that prohibits overnight parking on lower El Toyonal, the city of Orinda polled ...
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Head coach Paul Thomas with Ayla Zawadski after she signed her letter, with parents Mark and Reigen watching from the table. Photo provided
8-year-old signs letter of intent with SMC women's basketball team
By Jon Kingdon
Whether it's to replace an injured player or add a player to try and improve the team, as a rule, it's only professional teams that can bring on a new player during the season. Once again, the Saint Mary's ...read

 
Appellate Court upholds city's 2016 approval of cabana project
By Pippa Fisher
The city announced a victory in the case heard by the Court of Appeals, filed by a small group of Lafayette residents challenging the approval by the city of a neighbor's cabana construction.
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Nick Geannacopulos (Acalanes #23) and Gio Sponzilli (Miramonte #9) Photos Gint Federas
Acalanes and Campolindo lead boys soccer into the playoffs
By Jon Kingdon
Once again, Acalanes head coach Paul Curtis has led the Dons to another season with double-digit wins (12-3-4, 8-1-3 in league games) heading into the playoffs. "The success of our season has been about the ...read

 
Feng Shui
By Michele Duffy
St. Valentine was many things and known as the Roman saint who was martyred on Feb. 14, after ministering to persecuted Christians. The traditional "Feast of St. Valentine" initially, was an opportunity to ...read
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For over 50 years our Family has lived and done business in Lafayette.
Our children attended Lafayette public schools, some of the best in California in spite of being substantially under funded by the State when compared to California's

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Measure M maintains Moraga's quality education

Almost 40 years ago, a group of concerned parents came together to begin to address the inadequacy of state funding for Moraga's public schools by establishing an education foundation. In the years since its inception, the need to privately...

Yes on Measure J

We can all agree that we have to do something to reduce traffic congestion and improve transit in our community. That's why we ask you to join us and other elected leaders across Contra Costa in supporting Measure J on the March ballot.
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City council throws support behind school funding measure
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette city council unanimously voted to endorse the Yes on L Campaign - Measure L, Lafayette School District's proposed parcel tax to secure additional funding for all district schools - at its Feb. 10 ...read

Introducing Rocco
By Pippa Fisher
Residents got to meet the newest member of the Lafayette Police Department at the Feb. 10 city council meeting.
Rocco, a ...read

An evening of community issues
By Pippa Fisher
The Sequoia Room at the Community Center was full Feb. 6 for a Lafayette Homeowners Council meeting. The crowd was engaged for an evening of three presentations on "community issues."
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The tent behind Safeway (aka Cirque du Moraga)
By Vera Kochan
Ever since the large white tent was erected behind Moraga Shopping Center's Safeway in early January, locals have been speculating as to its purpose. Many have wondered (tongue-in-cheek) whether the circus was ...read

Alu-Motion: the newest public art display in Moraga
By Vera Kochan
At the intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Moraga Road is a small plot of land known as "the triangle." The Moraga Garden Club maintains the area with seasonal flowers, providing an oasis in the middle of one ...read

T J Maxx thieves apprehended thanks to teamwork by witnesses
By Vera Kochan
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 12, the T J Maxx located at 472 Center Street in the Rheem Shopping Center of Moraga fell victim to thieves.
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Orinda takes a deep dive into storm drains
By Sora O'Doherty
Having completed most repairs of residential roads by the end of 2019, Orinda's public works department has turned its attention to arterials and collectors and to public storm drains. On Feb. 4 Orinda Senior ...read

2020 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest opens for Orinda students
By Sora O'Doherty
Once again this year all students who reside and/or attend high school in Orinda are invited to compete in the Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest. Students may submit up to three entries, but no more than ...read

Orinda City Council ends meeting by honoring Steve Gentry
By Sora O'Doherty
The mayor and members of the city council took time at the conclusion of their meeting on Feb. 4 to honor Steve Gentry, who died on Jan. 20. Mayor Darlene Gee began by saying that Orinda lost a very dear ...read
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8-year-old signs letter of intent with SMC women's basketball team
Appellate Court upholds city's 2016 approval of cabana project
City council throws support behind school funding measure
Introducing Rocco
Lafayette citizens of the year announced
An evening of community issues
The tent behind Safeway (aka Cirque du Moraga)
Alu-Motion: the newest public art display in Moraga
Moraga's Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year named
T J Maxx thieves apprehended thanks to teamwork by witnesses
Orinda takes a deep dive into storm drains
2020 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest opens for Orinda students
Neighbors vote to keep overnight parking restrictions for lower El Toyonal
Orinda City Council ends meeting by honoring Steve Gentry
Crisp, fresh look for redesigned MOFD website
ConFire bolsters ability to successfully treat cardiac arrest victims
ConFire adds 22 firefighters
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
MidMod is a new concept in shopping in Theatre Square
Want a pet? Need a pipe repaired? Call MOFD. Well, sort of...
Rotary Gala to benefit nonprofit; bring hope to child victims of sex trafficking
Family Focus
What the fork? Campaign aims at getting rid of high school plastic utensils
Big brother steps into the gym
Warm up this winter with purÇed poblano soup
Wells Fargo Bank's new interior mural honors Moraga's history
Starry Night Parachute Prom helps toddlers celebrate Valentine's Day
Five local students win Good Citizen awards
Burton Valley students support Kincade Fire victims
Children's Health Guild raises over $182K for kids
Steve Gentry
Acalanes and Campolindo lead boys soccer into the playoffs
Supporting student-athletes at Saint Mary's
Lafayette resident honored as 2019 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
St. Perpetua 6th grade American League team wins West Diablo CYO 2020 Championship
St. Monica teams win at 2020 West Diablo CYO Basketball Playoffs
Basketball and soccer playoffs schedule
Feng Shui
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
What the fork? Campaign aims at getting rid of high school plastic utensils
By Sora O'Doherty
Mabel Vo, president and founder of the Zero Waste Club at Campolindo High School, has collected about 500 metal forks to replace the plastic ones used on campus that wind up in the landfill. A similar plan ...read

Burton Valley students support Kincade Fire victims
Submitted by Lila Morrison
It's official: Burton Valley Elementary's AIM class annual fundraiser, "the Book Bonanza," was a success once again! Every year, Cathy Martinsen's AIM class raises money from the Book Bonanza and donates it to ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30pm

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

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, March 9, at 6pm
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Supporting student-athletes at Saint Mary's
By Jon Kingdon
With the recent spate of negative press regarding the falsification of athletic participation of students by parents who felt the need to purchase their offspring's way into colleges, it actually puts a more ...read

Basketball and soccer playoffs schedule
GIRLS BASKETBALL
TEAM (SEED) Div. OPPONENT (SEED) DATE
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Lafayette resident honored as 2019 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Submitted by Antonia Hutzell
US Sailing Announced the 2019 Rolex Yachtsmen and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards on Feb. 6, aboard the historic and storied USS Midway in San Diego at Navy Pier. The best U.S. sailor athletes of 2019 were ...read
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Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) is opening two new exhibitions on Feb. 12; “Feminizing Permanence” features 40 historical and contemporary artworks by 40 women artists from the permanent ...

Town Hall Theatre Company presents “The Cherry Orchard” Feb. 27 through March 21 at 3535 School Street, Lafayette. Tickets: $18 Previews $27-30 evenings, $25-27 Sat. & Sun. matinees. Discounts  ...

The Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center has an invitation to all Lafayette students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Here is an opportunity to express your artistic talent ...

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MidMod is a new concept in shopping in Theatre Square
By Sora O'Doherty
Owner Janell Lamela recounts how she would watch passersby check out her new shop, but not come in, thinking it was an expensive boutique. Then she put a sign up proclaiming that nothing inside cost more than ...read

Want a pet? Need a pipe repaired? Call MOFD. Well, sort of...
By Nick Marnell
Firefighters enter into the profession because they are driven to help those in need, and many of the firefighters of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District continue their efforts to assist even when they are off ...read

Family Focus
By Margie Ryerson, MFT
"Jill" mentioned during a therapy session that her 8-year-old son, "Brandon," who was in third grade, was being bullied on the school playground by a boy in his class. The other child called Brandon names, ...read

Big brother steps into the gym
By Jon Kingdon
Technological gadgets have become an extension of our lives, with different smart phone applications used to wake us up, count the steps we take, and tell us how to get to different locations . like the gym. ...read
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