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Budget midyear revision: Moraga on the mend
By Sophie Braccini
Despite a midyear forecast of an additional $940,000 in the town's general fund balance, the Moraga Town Council and the audit and finance committee agreed that it was still too early to rescind the fiscal emergency that was declared in July. The better than expected ...read

 
 
MOFD denies monetary claim from former fire chief
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board voted to reject damage claims of former Fire Chief Pete Nowicki, who had his $20,076 monthly pension lowered by the district retirement plan manager because it claimed that Nowicki's retirement benefits had been improperly calculated. Nowicki retired on Feb. 1, 2009, and in September 2015, the chief learned that the ...
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This private road is one of many in Orinda in need of repair, but the miles of private roads in Orinda are currently not maintained by the city. Photo Tod Fierner
Orinda road plans deferred due to private roads issue
By Sora O'Doherty
A controversial issue that has been appearing before the city council frequently in the past months was again brought up on Feb. 6 and led the council to defer a decision on the most recent plan for road and ...read

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker presents her views on school funding, as state Sen. Steve Glazer awaits his turn. Photo Nick Marnell
State must do more for Lamorinda schools, say elected officials
By Nick Marnell
California schools receive more money from the state than ever before, but it is still not enough, explained a panel of analysts and public officials Feb. 8 at the Lamorinda Education Forum hosted by the ...read
From left: Milly Yates, Megan McKay, Carly Turner and Jasmine Forcadilla Photos Tod Fierner
Saint Mary's women's basketball's South Pacific influence
By Jon Kingdon
There have been numerous articles written about the influx of Australian players on the Saint Mary's College men's basketball team. Overlooked has been how Paul Thomas, the Saint Mary's women's head coach, ...read

Top right, a new copper pipe is installed to replace the aged pipes. Photo Andy Scheck
Piping problems
By B. B. Kaye
Plumbing runs largely unseen through our homes, serving to bring us comfort and cleanliness. "Plumb' is from the Latin "plumbum" for lead, because in the early days of plumbing that's the material that was ...read
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Storm drain fee and schools

I read with great concern recent articles that Moraga's proposed storm drain fee will be levied - significantly - on our public schools to the tune of $30,000-$35,000 per year.
A town extracting money from the public schools is objectionable standalone. It's an
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Storm drain fee discussion

Over the next few months Moraga residents will be hearing about the proposal to provide funding for the restoration of our storm drains. Few of us gave any thought to this unseen part of our infrastructure until the Rheem sinkhole got our attention. Working with engineering firms, the Town inspected the storm drains and concluded that the work required to fix the problem would cost...

Orinda Private Roads

The residents of private roads are frustrated. We have attended many city meetings for almost a year. We have made no progress in getting private streets adopted for public maintenance at a reasonable cost. This can be done by changing City policy. This is about being fair to all tax paying residents...

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City council to appeal planning commission decision on crosses property
By Pippa Fisher
The fate of the land that is home to the Lafayette crosses is once again on the table as the result of a request for appeal brought by a city council member.
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Safety measures to stay in place on Reliez Valley Road
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette is making permanent the safety improvements along Reliez Valley Road.
And it does seem that wheels are spinning a ...read

Lafayette's police station officially opens
By Pippa Fisher
If residents noticed SWAT vehicles on the streets of Lafayette recently, fear not - the scary-looking vehicles were probably on their way to the grand opening of Lafayette's new, state-of-the-art police ...read
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Cynthia Battenberg tapped as Moraga's next town manager
By Sophie Braccini
Mayor Dave Trotter said at the Feb. 14 town council meeting that as the council members searched for a new town manager, they were looking for the next Jill Keimach, and that he believed they found her in ...read

MCF announces ADA bathroom funding initiative
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga Community Foundation, the volunteer-led group that raised funds for the surveillance camera police network in Moraga, recently announced its intent to fund a campaign to update the bathrooms located at ...read

Residents seek answers about new storm drain fee
By Sophie Braccini
The $120 fee for most residents that the town of Moraga plans to include on a mail-in ballot this spring is triggering questions from residents. Either at public sessions or online, Moragans are asking how the ...read
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Orinda creeps forward with streetscape plan
By Sora O'Doherty
Downtown planning has always been a controversial subject in Orinda, but, despite objections from some members of the public, the city council on Feb. 6 generally approved a plan to issue a request for ...read

File under improvements: Orinda Library closes for carpet upgrade
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Community Library will close for 13 days starting Friday, March 2 due to the installation of new carpet. The library will reopen on March 15.
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No pool stop for school bus on El Toyonal
By Sora O'Doherty
There was some hope that the serious situation that arose after the cancellation of the school bus route on El Toyonal might have been somewhat alleviated by a stop at the Orinda Park Pool, which is located ...read
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Orinda road plans deferred due to private roads issue
State must do more for Lamorinda schools, say elected officials
Budget midyear revision: Moraga on the mend
City council to appeal planning commission decision on crosses property
Safety measures to stay in place on Reliez Valley Road
Parking relief for Safeway shoppers at last
Lafayette's police station officially opens
Moraga Police Blotter
Cynthia Battenberg tapped as Moraga's next town manager
MCF announces ADA bathroom funding initiative
Residents seek answers about new storm drain fee
Moraga Center Homes breaks ground
Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda creeps forward with streetscape plan
File under improvements: Orinda Library closes for carpet upgrade
Citizens invited to learn more about wastewater treatment
No pool stop for school bus on El Toyonal
MOFD denies monetary claim from former fire chief
MOFD widens pool for chief officer candidates
A lousy way to start the week
LAFSD parcel tax discussion leads only to more questions
Retired teacher group assists local teachers with planning for future
Mt. Diablo Nursery & Garden closes
Letters to the Editor
Next Generation Science Standards extend to Orinda elementary schools
Local students perform at Carnegie Hall
Teen Opinion
Climbing the Aconcagua: a tale of resilience and friendship
Call for entries for Lamorinda Arts Council High School Visual Arts Competition
East Bay Children's Theatre family musical in Orinda March 11
Orinda launches 2018 Poul Anderson writing contest
Troop 204 to honor new Eagle Scouts
Miramonte student wins Lions' Speech Contest
Local students honored as DAR Good Citizens
East Bay Jewish International Film Festival opens in Orinda March 1
College Advisor
Local artist captures Frida Kahlo's courageous spirit
A warm side for cold winter nights
Tomato-stuffed Bell Peppers
An insider's perspective into life under Communist Russia at SMC Museum of Art
Saint Mary's women's basketball's South Pacific influence
Gonzaga handles Saint Mary's easily, 78-65
Lamorinda female wrestling participation on the rise
St Monica's 5th Grade boys win championship
St. Perpetua girls basketball team undefeated
Team Harmeyer wins CYO championship
4th grade boys win CYO championship
10U girls Diablo Alliance Water Polo Frozen Cup Tournament Champions
Diablo Alliance water polo team wins gold
Lamorinda women take part in national collegiate signing day
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Piping problems
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Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Retired teacher group assists local teachers with planning for future
By John T. Miller
A group of teachers and staff from the Acalanes Union High School District attended a pre-retirement workshop sponsored by the California Retired Teachers Association Division 52 at Diablo Valley College last ...read

Call for entries for Lamorinda Arts Council High School Visual Arts Competition
Submitted by Denise Nomura
Lamorinda Arts Council will host its 15th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition from March 1-26 at the Orinda Library Art Gallery. This annual exhibition provides the community a wonderful opportunity to ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, March 12, at 6pm
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Gonzaga handles Saint Mary's easily, 78-65
By Jon Kingdon
The 11th-ranked Saint Mary's basketball team seemed to have everything pointed in their favor Feb. 10 as they faced off against their biggest rival. They defeated Gonzaga on their home court earlier in the ...read

Lamorinda female wrestling participation on the rise
By Jon Kingdon
Since 2004, what high school sport, percentage wise, can claim to have the fastest growing group of participants? In all likelihood, you've guessed incorrectly. It's wrestling. No, it's not the boys but in ...read

Lamorinda women take part in national collegiate signing day
Submitted by Keven Guillory
Earlier this month, seven young women, members of Lamorinda's US Soccer Development Academy, signed National Letters of Intent to play soccer at Universities around the nation.
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All are invited to celebrate with Saint Mary’s College Guild St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/ Auction Fundraiser from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Featuring a delicious, ...

Breast Cancer Update: Highlights from the 40th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Community Hall at Lafayette Library and Learning Center. The ...

Seak the Treasure at Orinda Library through the month of February. Solve the clues inspired by the Lamorinda Teens Read book selection, “Salt to the Sea,” by Ruta Sepytys, to find the treasure. A Lamorinda Teens Read event. ...

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Next Generation Science Standards extend to Orinda elementary schools
By Audrey Spindler
Next Generation Science Standards, guidelines implemented across the United States as of April 2013, have been adopted in 19 states as of November, and have continued to develop as schools work toward ...read

Local students perform at Carnegie Hall
By Pippa Fisher
Four talented Lamorinda students were among the finalists chosen from all over the world to perform in February on New York's most famous stage. And all four musicians attend Campolindo High School.
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Climbing the Aconcagua: a tale of resilience and friendship
By Sophie Braccini
The story of the Aconcagua climb by Mylan Jarett and Ethan Mark is one of adventure, extreme mountaineering and courage, but it is also the tale of a friendship that has endured since these two first met over ...read

East Bay Children's Theatre family musical in Orinda March 11
Submitted by Ron Lytle
To celebrate 85 historic years of bringing free musical theatre to under-served elementary school children, East Bay Children's Theatre is raising the curtain on the musical adventure "It Must be Pinocchio!" - ...read
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