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Contaminants creep up but water still safe in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
Following a flurry of media reports and alarm on social media about increased contaminants in local water, should Lafayette residents be worried their drinking water might cause cancer?
East Bay Municipal Utility District says no. In correspondence with the city of Lafayette, EBMUD Community Affairs Representative Kathryn Horn says, "I want to clarify that EBMUD drinking water quality remains in full compliance with all state and federal regulations, and  ...read

 
 
MOFD chief ordered to cut district expenses
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board ordered the fire chief to cut more than $400,000 of operating expenses and slash $100,000 of projected overtime before it approves the 2017-18 district budget. The cuts would reduce costs in the two categories to match their 2016-17 actual expenditures. "This budget does not ...read


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The crowd was light on a hot day, but that didn't stop the fun at the opening summer concert at the Moraga Commons. Photo Andy Scheck
Heat doesn't stop the hot music at the Commons
By B. B. Kaye
Thursday Evening, June 22. The blistering heat of the day rolled off the land, replaced by a perfect Lamorinda summer evening. Families settled comfortably into lawn chairs on the lush green slope of Moraga ...read

Lilly and Raim Regelson were the longest married couple at the luncheon. Photo Sora O'Doherty
Orinda hosts 3/4 Century Lunch, the celebration for 75s and better
By Sora O'Doherty
In the year 2000 John Fazel introduced to Orinda an idea from his native Perry Iowa: an annual luncheon for residents who had achieved their three-quarter century. In his little town of 5,000, Fazel grew up ...read
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Local ballplayers drafted by four MLB teams
By Nick Marnell
Four baseball players from Lamorinda programs were selected in the June Major League Baseball Draft, including two former Campolindo High School standouts and two star players from Saint Mary's College.read

The easy flow, open concept style in this new contemporary Lafayette house is what homebuyers seem to be hoping for. Photo provided
Outdoor living, great schools and accessibility keep Lamorinda real estate hot
By Diane Claytor
No one has to tell those of us lucky enough to live here: Lamorinda is a very desirable place to be. According to the Contra Costa Association of Realtors, home sales continued their fast pace of activity in ...read
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Moraga Police reporting trivializes serious crimes

Dear Editor,
It would be appreciated if you stopped including attempts at humor in publishing Moraga

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Kudos to firefighters

Dear Editor,
Because of the recent Campolindo fire my wife and I were evacuated from our home. The fire started on a ridge above Campolindo High. Our neighbors, the Jacobsen's, called 911 to report the fire. Within minutes we had one fire truck followed ...


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Photo contest winners capture a rainy look in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette Public Art Committee unanimously selected the top three photos submitted ...

Keeping residents involved is key to fighting crime in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's crime continues to decrease, thanks to a combination of factors, including cameras and the extensive  - ...read

Gold Star Families to be honored at annual Tribute to the Troops concert
By Pippa Fisher
Families will have a chance to relax together, bring a picnic, enjoy great patriotic music and, most importantly,  ...read
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Town awards sinkhole bid, with repairs to start soon
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Town Council unanimously agreed to award the sinkhole repair contract to McGuire and Hester, with implementation to start immediately. Lower Rheem Boulevard will be closed during the time needed to ...read

Secondary Units: State law encourages easier approval process
By Sophie Braccini
As of Jan. 1 the state law regulating how in-law units are approved supersedes local municipal codes, requiring that each city adapt its code to the new rules crafted to promote an easier approval of such ...read

Moraga decides to install a one-lane temporary bridge
By Sophie Braccini
After reviewing different options, the Moraga Town Council chose gave the go-ahead to install a temporary one-lane bridge into Canyon,  ...read
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Public to view a fixed Miner Road at special event
By Sora O'Doherty
For the first time since Jan. 11, vehicles will soon be able to traverse the whole of Miner Road, which is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic on Monday, July 3. To celebrate, the city is inviting ...read

Wilder prepares for Art and Garden center
Vice Mayor Amy Worth and Council Member Inga Miller break ground for the Art and Garden Center at Wilder, which is expected to be open to the public by next summer. The ground breaking ceremony was also for ...read

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Heat doesn't stop the hot music at the Commons
Orinda hosts 3/4 Century Lunch, the celebration for 75s and better
Contaminants creep up but water still safe in Lafayette
Lafayette Police Blotter
Photo contest winners capture a rainy look in Lafayette
Keeping residents involved is key to fighting crime in Lafayette
Gold Star Families to be honored at annual Tribute to the Troops concert
Saranap Village goes to county Planning Commission
Moraga Police Blotter
Town awards sinkhole bid, with repairs to start soon
Secondary Units: State law encourages easier approval process
Moraga decides to install a one-lane temporary bridge
Orinda Police Blotter
Public to view a fixed Miner Road at special event
Wilder prepares for Art and Garden center
MOFD chief ordered to cut district expenses
Lafayette ConFire commissioner Granados retires
Blaze behind Campolindo sparks fears
Letters to the Editor
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Acalanes High School says goodbye to beloved administrative assistant
Stanley principal moves on but stays local as OUSD Director of Curriculum
Orinda Academy says Congratulations to its 2017 graduates
Community Activities Light up the Fourth of July
Photography exhibit celebrates fatherhood at the Lafayette Library
Orinda student to study Chinese in China on State Department scholarship
In 'Jasper's World,' friendship is more important than a ton of dog treats
Nancy Taber Moore
3 Lafayette Girl Scouts honored with prestigeous Silver Award
New Eagle Scouts for Troop 237
Troop 30638 earns Silver Awards
Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind Teams shine at World Finals
Rotary gives $5,000 for better Lamorinda emergency communications
Artists push artistic boundaries in new Moraga Art Gallery show
Author sensitively chronicles the horrors of war and its aftermath
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Thoughtful Food
Porcini Pappardelle (with morels)
Egg Noodles
Local ballplayers drafted by four MLB teams
NBA stars return to Saint Mary's for charity basketball game
Lafayette AB Oaks take first in their final game together as a team
Acalanes High School annual signing day event
Orinda Aquatics brings the 2017 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics to Moraga
CYO Presents Inspirational Award
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Outdoor living, great schools and accessibility keep Lamorinda real estate hot
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
At Home with Amanda
July Gardening Guide
Acalanes High School says goodbye to beloved administrative assistant
By John T. Miller
Acalanes High School will be losing a vital cog in the operation of the campus when LeeAnn Martini retires at the end of this month.
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Stanley principal moves on but stays local as OUSD Director of Curriculum
By Pippa Fisher
Although Stanley Middle School is losing its principal of 10 years David Schrag, the Orinda Union School District is happy to be gaining from his decision to accept the position as Director of Curriculum and ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
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1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
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Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
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Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
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Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
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NBA stars return to Saint Mary's for charity basketball game
Saint Mary's College presented the Second Gaels All-Star Classic June 25 at McKeon Pavilion, and the program featured an alumni basketball game with SMC players across several decades. Patty Mills coached the ...read

Lafayette AB Oaks take first in their final game together as a team
Submitted by Catherine Burns
The 14U Lafayette Oaks (part of the Advanced Baseball Program of Lafayette Little League) took first place in their age group in the 2017 Summer Splash tournament at the Big League Dreams complex in Manteca. ...read

Orinda Aquatics brings the 2017 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics to Moraga
On July 7, over 800 swimmers will descend upon the Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga for the 2017 USA Swimming, Junior Olympics. Orinda Aquatics (OA) is hosting the championship meet where top swimmers, ages 14 ...read
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The Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents a new exhibit titled Halcyon Days at the Diablo Fine Art Gallery in Walnut Creek that opens on Tuesday, July 11 and runs through Aug. 5. Halcyon Days’ refers to a period of peace and calm, something ...

Orinda Starlight Village Players present Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” though July 1 at the outdoor theater in Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way. Showtimes and general admission tickets are . ...

Make Solar Fairy Lanterns from 12 - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at the Lafayette Community Garden with artist Susan Dannenfelser for a magical workshop! Bring that special Mason jar you’ve been saving (not required), along ...

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Community Activities Light up the Fourth of July
By Sophie Braccini and Peggy Spear
If you are around for Fourth of July in Lamorinda you can find plenty of fun options to celebrate the nation's birthday. The Orinda parade is one of the best around and the Moraga fireworks attract people from ...read

Photography exhibit celebrates fatherhood at the Lafayette Library
By Kara Navolio
The bond between father and child is beautifully captured by photographer Nancy Rubin in her show Mighty Dads at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
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Orinda student to study Chinese in China on State Department scholarship
Submitted by Emily Marley
Sienna Marley, a rising senior at Miramonte High School in Orinda, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship for 2017-18 by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of E ...read

In 'Jasper's World,' friendship is more important than a ton of dog treats
By Sophie Braccini
Sarah Gunn has been carrying the stories of Jasper the dog in her mind for many years. It has been a long process, but the local author is now published and starting a new adventure: promoting her new children ...read
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