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Appeals court dismisses Nowicki claim against MOFD
By Nick Marnell
A court of appeals has dismissed the lawsuit brought against the Moraga-Orinda Fire District by former Fire Chief Pete Nowicki, who claimed that MOFD was obligated to make up the money stripped from his pension by a county agency. Nowicki signed on as MOFD fire chief ...read


Temporary OSH banner signals "open for business" Photo Vera Kochan
It's déjà vu - there's an OSH back in town
By Vera Kochan
No, you're not seeing things. The new OSH is open for business at 1550 Canyon Road, Moraga. Replacing Orchard Supply Hardware, which parent company Lowe's closed last November, the new Outdoor Supply Hardware (aka OSH) quietly opened its doors for ...read

Lafayette Tennis Club a total loss after Oct. 27 wildfire Photo Nick Marnell
PG&E equipment the cause of Lafayette Tennis Club fire
By Nick Marnell
Major fires the last Sunday of October pushed the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to its limits and caused the evacuation of thousands of residents in Lafayette, all part of possibly the busiest ...read

A memorial was erected in downtown Orinda for victims of the 114 Lucille Way mass shooting on Halloween. Photo Sora O'Doherty
Orinda to ban non-hosted short-term rentals following mass shooting
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Library Auditorium was full and an overflow room in the community center was opened Nov. 5 as the city council tried to decide what to do about short-term rentals in the aftermath of a shooting on ...read
Madeline Holland
Strong shooting a hallmark for this year's SMC women's basketball team
By Jon Kingdon
Last year was a banner year for Saint Maryís womenís basketball head coach Paul Thomas. He became the winningest coach in Saint Maryís womenís basketball history with 256 victories, it was the eighth-straight ...read

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Prepping for a perfect Thanksgiving
By Amanda Eck
Can you believe we are just weeks away from the holidays? This year I am in charge of cooking for Thanksgiving. God help us! But with these great tips I am hoping to pull off a successful and satisfying ...read
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State control of local housing

I recently read where Lafayette Council member Cam Burks spoke out strongly against AB1487, which promotes State control of local housing. Mr. Burks said Lafayette had about 760 housing units built or pending against a Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 400 units. Thus, Lafayette was "doing our part." The
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A message from the Lafayette Chamber

Small businesses run on hard work and expectations. One of those expectations is knowing you will be open and ready for business each day. But that has changed for many businesses in our neighborhood. The PSPS (Power Shutdowns) have been a big challenge to our community. For families, it disrupts their routines. Added pressure comes when you don't have electricity  ...

Halloween massacre and an issue of race

When I saw the news reports last Friday that three people were killed at a Halloween party in Orinda, not a mile from my own home, I was devastated, as I am certain all residents of our small town would be. Murders are rare...


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Cancer Support Center shares plans at public information meeting
By Pippa Fisher
A 5.75-acre plot of hillside opposite the Community Gardens, nestled near the Lafayette Reservoir, is soon to be home to the Cancer Support Center. Or at least that is the hope of CEO Jim Bouquin, who has ...read

Nonprofit $2M nearer to lighting up the Park Theater
By Pippa Fisher
The recently-formed nonprofit Park Theater Trust has announced it has a contingent donation of $2 million, which it says will go a long way toward its goal of protecting and renovating Lafayette's iconic Park ...read

'Day at the Library' commemorates 10th birthday
By Pippa Fisher
There was quite a crowd in attendance at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Nov. 9, including some fictional characters from a galaxy far, far away. Why? Because, well, storm troopers!
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No movement to remove blight at 90 Greenfield Drive in Moraga
By Vera Kochan
For nearly three years residents in the vicinity of 90 Greenfield Drive have had to put up with a visual blight and fire hazard pertaining to a house that is currently in a state of disrepair and apparent ...read

Rheem sinkhole property owner appeals abatement notice
By Vera Kochan
At a special Moraga Town Council meeting on Oct. 30, Stars Holding Co., LLC, property owner of 398 Rheem Blvd., made an appeal regarding the Notice and Order to Abate Violations.
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Public Works Department gets pavement preservation award for Moraga
By Vera Kochan
It is evident with all of the road work that went on around town this summer that public works has been busy improving the streets. The 2019 Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation should come ...read
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In the wake of the Halloween shooting in Orinda, Airbnb struggles to change
By Sora O'Doherty
The shooting on Halloween that left five young people dead and one in a coma has prompted Airbnb to make changes, as it contemplates going public next year. Airbnb CEO and founder Brian Chesky on Nov. 6 stated ...read

Orinda Garden Club hard at work now for future beauty
By Sora O'Doherty
Members of the Orinda Garden Club on Nov. 8 gathered to work on The Triangle, and plan another work day on the Highway 24 offramp. The group planted many bulbs and other plants to assure that the two ...read

Orinda to ban non-hosted short-term rentals following mass shooting
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Library Auditorium was full and an overflow room in the community center was opened Nov. 5 as the city council tried to decide what to do about short-term rentals in the aftermath of a shooting on ...read
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PG&E equipment the cause of Lafayette Tennis Club fire
Orinda to ban non-hosted short-term rentals following mass shooting
Cancer Support Center shares plans at public information meeting
Nonprofit $2M nearer to lighting up the Park Theater
'Day at the Library' commemorates 10th birthday
Thousands of lights adorn historic tree
No movement to remove blight at 90 Greenfield Drive in Moraga
Rheem sinkhole property owner appeals abatement notice
Public Works Department gets pavement preservation award for Moraga
Rheem Theatre addition gets green light from Planning Commission
In the wake of the Halloween shooting in Orinda, Airbnb struggles to change
Orinda Garden Club hard at work now for future beauty
Appeals court dismisses Nowicki claim against MOFD
Sen. Glazer named recipient of 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Lamorinda officials come down hard on PG&E over power shutoffs
It's déjà vu - there's an OSH back in town
Lynn's Top Five
Letters to the editor
Making a difference one backpack at a time
The solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short life of man is now a board game
Holiday songs at Diablo Women's Chorale concert in Lafayette
LAA exhibit features abstract paintings and pastels at Samadian Gallery
Veterans honored at Moraga Commons Park
Troop 224 of Scouts BSA acknowledges milestone
Cycle Recycle returns
Katz wins $3,500 in STEM contest
Eagle project provides instruments to Oakland Unified
'Walk for Adley' event raises much-needed funds for research
Looking Good in Lamorinda
Sweet and savory side dish perfect for Thanksgiving
Strong shooting a hallmark for this year's SMC women's basketball team
Campolindo, Acalanes and Miramonte in football playoffs
Campolindo and Acalanes Girls Volleyball teams head to state tournament after reaching NCS Finals
MOL football champs
Tiger Cats win the 2019 5th/6th Grade MOL Super Bowl
'Hoop Shoot' Free Throw Contest, Dec. 8
Ravens Win Super Bowl
State recognizes karate athletes
CAL MAGIC 2008 girls win Boofest tournament
Prepping for a perfect Thanksgiving
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for November
Making a difference one backpack at a time
By Diane Claytor
Driving through the 19 cities that make up Contra Costa County is a study in contrasts. From the multi-million dollar homes with pools and expansive yards to the small, rundown apartment buildings butted up to ...read

Katz wins $3,500 in STEM contest
Submitted by Wendy Li
Isabelle Katz, a 15-year-old from Moraga, placed first in the mathematics category of the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), giving her $3,500 to spend on a ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7pm

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

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Dec. 2, at 6pm
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Campolindo, Acalanes and Miramonte in football playoffs
By Jon Kingdon
Last year, there was a three week-delay in football playoff games due to the fires. With the fires this year, there has only been a one-week delay in the NCS playoffs.
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Campolindo and Acalanes Girls Volleyball teams head to state tournament after reaching NCS Finals
By Jon Kingdon
Despite losing in the championship games in the NCS Divisions 1 and 3 respectively, the Campolindo (24-6) and Acalanes (19-7) Girls volleyball teams have to be happy with how their seasons have evolved. ...read

MOL football champs
Submitted by Meighan Baldwin
MOL football just finished its 2019-20 season this past weekend- celebrating 50 years of tradition uniting the Lamorinda suburbs of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda in flag football sportsmanship.
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On view at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) through Dec. 8 “Kal Spelletich: Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots” explores boundaries between humans ...

Grand Reopening of the Moraga Art Gallery - to celebrate its reopening in a spacious, light-filled oasis in the Rheem Shopping Center, the gallery invites the public to a free reception ...

Diablo Women’s Chorale Fall concert, “Winter’s Light,” at 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, in Lafayette. Backed by live musicians, the chorale will present a program...

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Making a difference one backpack at a time
By Diane Claytor
Driving through the 19 cities that make up Contra Costa County is a study in contrasts. From the multi-million dollar homes with pools and expansive yards to the small, rundown apartment buildings butted up to ...read

The solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short life of man is now a board game
By Sora O'Doherty
Several years ago Orinda resident Evan Ho was discussing life, when he called to mind the board game, The Game of Life, the classic board game where the game pieces are little colored convertible cars and ...read

Holiday songs at Diablo Women's Chorale concert in Lafayette
Submitted by Jennifer Mack
What do you get when you mix "Fa-La-La" with "Cool Yule," add a dash of "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home," and fold in a blend of other winter holiday songs? You get the Diablo Women's Chorale fall concert, ...read

Looking Good in Lamorinda
By Moya Stone
It's all about dressing up at Myara Children's Boutique, a recent addition to the Lafayette Clocktower. Proprietor Maryam Moraveji opened her shop earlier this year bringing to the table 18 years of experience ...read
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