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How to properly store water for emergencies
By Vera Kochan
After the last round of unpredictable power outages, miscommunications and unreliable utility usage, it became increasingly clear that residents must do all they can to take emergency survival matters into their own hands. While the public, through trial and error, has learned to cope without electricity, thus far water resources and its availability have not been put to the test this season. According ...read


Jewel Roemer scored three goals and blocked a number of Sacred Heart shots at NorCal Championships. Photo Gint Federas
Acalanes Girls, Campo Boys win NorCal Championship
By Jon Kingdon
How do you improve on an undefeated season where you win the North Coast Section championship? If you're the Acalanes girls water polo team, you extend your unbeaten streak to 57 games, you win the NCS ...read

Workers seen creating a gateway from the PG&E property onto Olympic Boulevard Nov. 5. Photo Pippa Fisher
PG&E no-show at Lafayette city council meeting
By Pippa Fisher
Despite multiple urgings from council members and city staff to engage with and hear the public, Pacific Gas and Electric Company declined an invitation from the mayor to attend the Nov. 12 council meeting to ...read
Lamorinda CERT team prepares to participate in a Bay-Area-wide drill. Photo Sora O'Doherty
Lamorinda teams assist in county-wide emergency drill
By Sora O'Doherty
On Saturday, Nov. 16, as the Bay Area was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake, a gas station in Moraga fell into a sinkhole. Well, not really, but Lamorindans with active imaginations reported this and other ...read

A thick pile of Japanese maple leaves blanket the garden. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, Novelist
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Safety and circulation issues cited as car wash proposal is nixed
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette City Council unanimously agreed to deny a controversial car wash proposed next to the Acalanes High School on appeal, overturning previous approval by the planning commission, and directed city ...read

Fall Citizens' Police Academy class graduates applauded
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette Police Chief Ben Alldritt congratulated the graduating Citizen's Police Academy fall class at the Nov. 12 city council meeting.
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Hillside Memorial vigil honors those who served
By Pippa Fisher
As the sun went down Nov. 11, members of the community joined together beneath the imposing swath of crosses at the Lafayette Hillside Memorial to hold a vigil marking Veterans Day with poetry, music and ...read
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'Tis the season to be wary
By Vera Kochan
The holidays are just around the corner, and scammers are gearing up to separate generous donors from their money and more. While scamming is always in season, the holidays are more rampant with nefarious ...read

SMC SEBA Case Competition utilizes Painted Rock as this year's focus
By Vera Kochan
The Moraga Chamber of Commerce and Saint Mary's College have once again partnered for the second annual case competition. The School of Economics and Business Administration was tasked with developing a ...read

Kwan leaves Moraga after seven years on the job
By Vera Kochan
Director of Public Works Edric Kwan announced his resignation to a stunned town council during the Nov. 13 meeting. He begins his new career in January with the County of Alameda as Deputy Director of Public ...read
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Orinda council responds to resident concerns, amends urgency ordinance on short-term rentals
By Sora O'Doherty
The urgency ordinance banning non-hosted short-term rentals in Orinda was adopted by the city council on Nov. 19, but with some changes in response to issues raised by the public. The ordinance is effective ...read

Orinda accepts final ConnectOrinda plan
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda City Council unanimously welcomed the final ConnectOrinda plan Nov. 19. Mayor Inga Miller praised the plan as "very Orinda," calling it "a special, special document that allows us to dream about ...read

Suspects arrested in ongoing investigation into Orinda shooting
By Sora O'Doherty
The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff on Nov. 21 served additional arrest warrants and search warrants in multiple locations, including Martinez and Vallejo, in connection with the Oct. 31 Orinda ...read
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Acalanes Girls, Campo Boys win NorCal Championship
PG&E no-show at Lafayette city council meeting
Safety and circulation issues cited as car wash proposal is nixed
Fall Citizens' Police Academy class graduates applauded
Hillside Memorial vigil honors those who served
'Tis the season to be wary
SMC SEBA Case Competition utilizes Painted Rock as this year's focus
Kwan leaves Moraga after seven years on the job
Orinda council responds to resident concerns, amends urgency ordinance on short-term rentals
Orinda accepts final ConnectOrinda plan
Lamorinda teams assist in county-wide emergency drill
Suspects arrested in ongoing investigation into Orinda shooting
Painted Rock charred after second MOFD controlled burn
How to properly store water for emergencies
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
When schools go dark during PG&E outages
Fifth-grade students enjoy First Thanksgiving event at Wagner Ranch Nature Area
Local bands entertain to combat cancer at Roundup
Seventh annual 'It's a Wonderful Life' kicks off the holiday season
Son of Moraga's vice mayor is medal-winning gymnast
Kiwanis See's Candy Holiday Shop opens at Rheem
'Be the Star You Are!' charity honored by California legislature
GivingTuesday gives matching opportunity to area nonprofits
NCL service honored
All stars art exhibit - real people at the ballpark
Amigos holiday fundraiser kicks off
Make an impact at Thanksgiving with Jalapeno-Lime Cranberry Sauce
Attitude of gratitude: Live longer and healthier
After NCS Championship win, Cougars go on to win NorCal Championship
Miramonte and Campo girls water polo heartbreak
Miramonte makes it to NCS Finals and into State Tournament
Basketball tournament champions
Undefeated Acalanes JV football team thanks coach
Cal Magic '04 Girls Clinch Fall League Title
Campolindo comes up short in state finals
Lamorinda Freshmen and JV Teams - Foundations for Success
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
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When schools go dark during PG&E outages
By Ania Keenan
The Acalanes Union High School District on Oct. 29 sent out a message to parents and students at Miramonte, Campolindo, and Acalanes high schools announcing that they had decided to keep schools open the ...read

Amigos holiday fundraiser kicks off
By John T. Miller
Amigos de las Americas will hold its annual fundraising over the holiday season, selling Texas Ruby Red grapefruit ($30 a box), locally grown florist quality poinsettias ($15 each), and organic, fair-trade ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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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Miramonte and Campo girls water polo heartbreak
By Jon Kingdon
With a 20-6 record, Miramonte was only an 8-6 loss to Acalanes in the NCS finals and 9-8 loss to Sacred Heart in the NorCal semifinals from having a truly memorable season. Head coach Lance Morrison and the ...read

Campolindo comes up short in state finals
By Jon Kingdon
Campolindo girls volleyball head coach John Vuong was concerned when the Cougars were up to Division I for the NCS playoffs, having to compete against teams that had far larger student bodies. Ironically, the ...read

Lamorinda Freshmen and JV Teams - Foundations for Success
By Jon Kingdon
If you were to peruse the rosters of the Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte football teams, every player would have at least one thing in common - at one point, they all played for a freshman and/or JV team. ...read
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“Teachers Have Class,” Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way. The Lamorinda Arts Council is honored to feature the work of current and retired teachers who are also artists ...

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 ...

Town Hall Theatre Company presents “Cinderella: A Fairytale” Dec. 7-21 at 3535 School Street, Lafayette. There will be previews ...

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Fifth-grade students enjoy First Thanksgiving event at Wagner Ranch Nature Area
By Sora O'Doherty
A part of the fifth-grade curriculum at Orinda elementary schools is a "First Thanksgiving" event at Wagner Ranch Nature Area. On different weeks, the students join naturalist Toris Jaeger in the event, ...read

Local bands entertain to combat cancer at Roundup
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's iconic Roundup Saloon will once again be holding a fundraiser on the night after Thanksgiving featuring The Ripplers and many other bands, this time to benefit the American Cancer Society. The ...read

Seventh annual 'It's a Wonderful Life' kicks off the holiday season
By Pippa Fisher
It's one of the official signs that the holiday season is here; the annual "It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will be taking place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The ...read

Son of Moraga's vice mayor is medal-winning gymnast
By Vera Kochan
Eleven-year-old Benjamin Korpus took to gymnastics at a much later age than is typical. Before trying his hand at the sport, he played soccer. At the age of 8 he trained in parkour, the activity or sport of ...read
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