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Dr. May Lin administers vaccine to office manager Aryana Davani. Photo provided
A COVID-19 vaccination Q&A
By Jenn Freedman
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout has been a bit bumpy so far, causing confusion and frustration for some in the community. To help, Lamorinda Weekly connected with Contra Costa Health Services as well as two local doctors, May Lin, D.O., family medicine physician and local mom, and Andrew Min, M.D., pediatrician and local dad, to answer some common vaccine questions. ...read



The new normal: hand sanitizer before entering the classroom on the first day back to school at Del Rey Elementary School since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of schools. Photo Sora O'Doherty
Elementary students make slow return to classrooms
By Diane Claytor
After 11 long months, meeting after meeting, survey upon survey, plans and schedules developed and revised, guidelines given then changed, and opening dates aborted, it's finally a reality. Lamorinda schools ...read

PG&E roadwork on Camino Pablo across from JMIS Photo Vera Kochan
Multiple PG&E projects pursued throughout Moraga
By Vera Kochan
Drivers in Moraga can't help but notice all of the roadwork popping up around town. While the projects belong to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, there is nary a familiar baby blue utility vehicle in sight. ...read
Dylan Gunn Photo provided
Cross country runners step up for new season
By Jon Kingdon
The ice has finally been broken for California high school sports. With the state in the purple tier, the Lamorinda high schools on Feb. 1 began their track and field, cross country, swimming, golf, and boy's ...read

A variety of daffodils bloom along with Chinese fringe. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
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Questions to ask about gas leaf blowers

I, too, dislike the sound and smell of gas powered leaf blowers and I commend the young activists for their concern about air and noise pollution. Having said that, I believe that more research is necessary before final action is taken. Following are some questions that need to be answered: Who are the primary
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The science behind gas leaf blower pollution

I commend and applaud the three Renton siblings who have taken up the banner of community health and sanity. Thank you for publishing their story!
Recently...


Moraga road work

I guess I should feel grateful that work is being done on our streets, but what is it that's being done? Road construction signs, yellow safety vests, road construction equipment, steel plates, and re-routing give no information to...


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Council tackles backup generator noise concerns, amends ordinance
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette leaders are set to pass an amendment to the city's noise ordinance, which will exempt generators during power outages in the daytime hours, and for those with medical requirements at night too.read

Mayor reviews challenging year, looks ahead to reopening
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette Mayor Susan Candell covered five themes during her first State of the City Address, much of it optimistic even following what she referred to as a challenging year; one she said compelled city ...read

City seeks to maintain traffic safety during overpass protests
By Pippa Fisher
The discussion about dangers posed to freeway traffic versus first amendment rights on a Lafayette overpass broadened as the council heard from various agencies and looked for possible ways to mitigate threats ...read
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Bellavista subdivision improvements completed
By Vera Kochan
After years of negotiations and public input, the Moraga town council Feb. 10 voted to accept the Bellevista subdivision as complete. An initial planning application by Summerhill Homes, LLC was originally ...read

Town bids farewell to retiring Chamber executive director
By Vera Kochan
Anyone who replaces Moraga Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathe Nelson will have some very big shoes to fill. Nelson announced her retirement in January, and according to the Chamber's board of ...read

Multiple PG&E projects pursued throughout Moraga
By Vera Kochan
Drivers in Moraga can't help but notice all of the roadwork popping up around town. While the projects belong to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, there is nary a familiar baby blue utility vehicle in sight. ...read
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Orinda selects David Biggs as new city manager
By Sora O'Doherty
After an extensive search, Orinda selected Hercules city manager David Biggs to succeed outgoing city manager Steve Salomon. Biggs, who will start with Orinda in April, has a long career in the management of ...read

Orinda appoints new oversight commission to monitor sales tax spending
By Sora O'Doherty
When Orinda voters agreed on a new, increased sales tax, part of the equation was the formation of a new oversight committee that will monitor how the sales tax funds are being spent by the city. To ...read

Orinda wins grant to install solar panels, battery storage at community center
By Sora O'Doherty
The city of Orinda has won a very large grant and the city council has unanimously approved the installation of a new system of solar panels and a battery backup for the community center. One of three ...read
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Elementary students make slow return to classrooms
Multiple PG&E projects pursued throughout Moraga
Council tackles backup generator noise concerns, amends ordinance
Mayor reviews challenging year, looks ahead to reopening
City seeks to maintain traffic safety during overpass protests
Lafayette school district approves racial equity policy
Bellavista subdivision improvements completed
Town bids farewell to retiring Chamber executive director
Education foundation donations critical for high school student wellness during pandemic
Orinda selects David Biggs as new city manager
Orinda appoints new oversight commission to monitor sales tax spending
Orinda wins grant to install solar panels, battery storage at community center
Artify Orinda
Lamorinda Arts Council features Leon Kennedy in celebration of Black History Month
A COVID-19 vaccination Q&A
County fire agencies collaborate to expand vaccine distribution
Lafayette intent on improving neighborhood wildfire mitigation
Orinda lawmaker pushes for stronger communication between utilities and fire agencies
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
SMC grad helps Numi Organic Tea make its global mark
Healdsburg: A happy hamlet for escape
Wrap up healthy goodness in these roasted veggie crepes
Hastened by COVID, a test optional experiment is underway in college admission
American flag retired from Campo's Soda Aquatic Center
DAR bestows Good Citizen Awards on four local students
GCCP presents 'Sphinx and Sitkovetsky' Feb. 28
Sandra Landin
Cross country runners step up for new season
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Care, feeding and fixing your garbage disposal
Lafayette school district approves racial equity policy
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette School District has unanimously adopted a board policy focused on racial equity.
The vote was taken at the Feb. 2 ...read

Hastened by COVID, a test optional experiment is underway in college admission
By Elizabeth LaScala
The movement toward optional use of standardized tests dates back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges have moved in the same direction. This year, ...read
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Cross country runners step up for new season
By Jon Kingdon
The ice has finally been broken for California high school sports. With the state in the purple tier, the Lamorinda high schools on Feb. 1 began their track and field, cross country, swimming, golf, and boy's ...read

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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The Diablo Valley Literacy Council (DVLC) has a personalized approach to help adult English learners in our community to become proficient in the English language.  If you are 18 ...

Sphinx and Sitkovetsky. February 28, 2021 at 4 p.m. Virtual concert link remains available until March 7. In celebration of Black History Month, Gold Coast offers a collaboration with legendary ...

Lamorinda Arts Alliance announces the exhibit “Tiny But Mighty: Honoring RBG” which will feature abstract and representational 2-D artwork that is bright, bold and powerful, just like ...

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SMC grad helps Numi Organic Tea make its global mark
By Vera Kochan
Most would think working for an organic tea company would be all zen, without much strife. But when Brian Durkee, who was recently promoted to CEO after several years serving as the company's president, ...read

Healdsburg: A happy hamlet for escape
By Fran Miller
The farmer frequented feed stores that once surrounded Healdsburg's central, tree-shaded plaza have been replaced with wine tasting rooms and charming restaurants, yet the agricultural essence of this tiny ...read

Wrap up healthy goodness in these roasted veggie crepes
By Susie Iventosch
First, we roast a huge tray of assorted vegetables tossed in olive oil with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Then we chop it all up, mix it with grated Gruyere cheese and roll it into a freshly cooked ...read

GCCP presents 'Sphinx and Sitkovetsky' Feb. 28
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen
Gold Coast Chamber Players continue its virtual concerts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 with "Sphinx and Sitkovetsky," the third of six Main Stage Virtual Concerts in 2021 that celebrate love and diversity. read
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