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An open letter to State Sen. Steve Glazer and Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
 
Dear Sen. Glazer and Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan, California Assembly Bill 5, which affects how freelance journalists and independent contractors are classified and compensated, is now in effect as of Jan. 1. Since the summer of last year we have spent countless hours trying to figure out how AB5 would affect the Lamorinda Weekly, the paper your offices once commended when we were honored as the Business Persons of the Year in Lafayette. While shopping ...read


 
 
Lamorinda board elections shatter tradition and protocol
 
The reorganization of several Lamorinda public governing boards has been anything but routine the past two years. The Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which set the tone with an unprecedented reorganization in 2018, added to its legacy by electing Steven Danziger to a second consecutive term as board president Dec. 18. Traditionally - and that word has assumed less and less significance in MOFD elections - the ... read

Niyi Olabode at the non-conference game against Granada, Livermore Dec. 28. Photo Gint Federas
Miramonte basketball teams winners in Wyoming tournament
By Jon Kingdon
For those looking to get away for their Christmas and New Year's break, Gillette, Wyoming, located in the northeast section of the state, would not be most people's first choice. However, for a boys or girls ...read

Phase 1: complete by end of 2019. Phase 2 & 5: January through end of March 2020. Orinda 401: tentatively March to June 2020. Image provided
PG&E attempts to reduce wildfire risk in El Toyonal area by hardening equipment
By Sora O'Doherty
Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials, including project manager Tony Chan, came to the Dec. 17 Orinda City Council meeting to explain how a project intended to harden equipment to reduce the risk of ...read
Lauren Frechman Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda girls basketball shines in West Coast Jamboree
By Jon Kingdon
The Christmas break has become far more than just a time for college football bowl games. For the East Bay, it's become a tradition to watch high school girl's basketball at the West Coast Jamboree T ...read

Prune or shape your crape myrtles. Photo Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian Garden Trends for 2020, Part 1
By Cynthia Brian
"Take a deep breath of life and consider how it should be lived."
~Miguel de Cervantes
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Anderson spells out 2020 goals for the city
By Nick Marnell
Though recent operational reports show the city of Lafayette in good overall shape, Mayor Mike Anderson pushed the city for more as he presented his major goals for 2020 at a December city council meeting.read

Lafayette battalion chief charged with grand theft and misappropriation of public funds
By Nick Marnell
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office filed criminal charges in December against former fire district Battalion Chief Lou Manzo, who was charged with 12 counts of grand theft and misappropriation ...read

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Moraga Police Department celebrates 40th anniversary
By Vera Kochan
Congratulations are in order to the Moraga Police Department for keeping the town one of the safest cities in California.
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Construction management contract awarded for Canyon Bridge project
By Vera Kochan
After receiving proposals from six firms, the field was narrowed to three by the Moraga Public Works Department in regards to awarding a time and materials contract toward the construction of a new Canyon ...read

2020 Census workers needed from Lamorinda
By Vera Kochan
Since 1790, when the first United States census was conducted, every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five United States territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin ...read
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Miller gives Mayor's Award of Excellence to Mo Mashoon
By Sora O'Doherty
Mo Mashoon may be the first person to spend significant money improving downtown Orinda in the past 30 years. The owner of Mash Petroleum Inc. has not only completely renovated the gas station at 1 Bryant ...read

New library manager is a familiar face
By Sora O'Doherty
Michael Beller is a colorful, friendly academic type who has been the interim manager of the Orinda library since mid-October 2018. Now the wish of the Friends of the Orinda Library has been granted, and ...read

Orinda's new mayor has legislative agenda
By Sora O'Doherty
Stepping up from vice mayor to mayor of Orinda on Dec. 13, with, as she put it, the most experienced vice mayor, Amy Worth, in the history of Orinda, Darleen Gee has decided that she has four key priorities ...read
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Miramonte basketball teams winners in Wyoming tournament
PG&E attempts to reduce wildfire risk in El Toyonal area by hardening equipment
Anderson spells out 2020 goals for the city
Lafayette battalion chief charged with grand theft and misappropriation of public funds
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Department celebrates 40th anniversary
Construction management contract awarded for Canyon Bridge project
Moraga Police Blotter
2020 Census workers needed from Lamorinda
Miller gives Mayor's Award of Excellence to Mo Mashoon
New library manager is a familiar face
Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda's new mayor has legislative agenda
Lamorinda homeowners receive break from California Department of Insurance
Community shows it cares after burglary at Lafayette business
Lamorinda board elections shatter tradition and protocol
An open letter to State Sen. Steve Glazer and Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
Declutter and help someone in need, all at the same time
Seasonal Blues: Feeling depressed, but only in winter?
Comedic production raises money for charity
Peter Emil Graf
John Edward McClellen
Travel log
Super savory side dish or Super Bowl appetizer
Family Focus
Campo Leo Club members spread holiday cheer
'Journey of Peace' poster contest winners
Moraga community comes through for Toys for Tots
Ex-Marine buys multiple tickets, wins Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary motorboat raffle
Lamorinda girls basketball shines in West Coast Jamboree
St. Perpetua 6th Grade Girls National Basketball Team wins CYO MVP Flight Holiday Classic Tournament
The St. Perpetua 6th Grade boys win championship game in the MVP Holiday Tournament
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian Garden Trends for 2020, Part 1
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Comedic production raises money for charity
By Ania Keenan
The air buzzed with irreverent energy. The noise echoed around the small theater as people made their way to their seats. As the clock struck seven, the lights dimmed and the stage was filled with a soft, wide ...read

'Journey of Peace' poster contest winners
Submitted by Robert Murtagh
Each year the Lamorinda Lions Club joins 49,000 Lions clubs around the world in sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest. The contest encourages young people, ages 11 to 13, worldwide to artistically express their ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Jan. 13, at 6pm
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Miramonte basketball teams winners in Wyoming tournament
By Jon Kingdon
For those looking to get away for their Christmas and New Year's break, Gillette, Wyoming, located in the northeast section of the state, would not be most people's first choice. However, for a boys or girls ...read

St. Perpetua 6th Grade Girls National Basketball Team wins CYO MVP Flight Holiday Classic Tournament
Submitted by Kevin Guthrie
The St. Perpetua Sixth-Grade Girls National Basketball Team captured the Championship in the highly competitive CYO MVP Flight Holiday Classic Tournament Dec. 21-23. Determination, tenacity, and teamwork were ...read

The St. Perpetua 6th Grade boys win championship game in the MVP Holiday Tournament
Submitted by Andrea Hilsabeck
Back row, from left: coach Ronell Jones, Graham Schlicht, coach Brad Hilsabeck and Jack Cooney; front row: Corbin Gallegos, Jack Moran, Curtis Resnick, Preston Hilsabeck, Mason Briones, Illias Kaplanes-Jones, ...read
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Moraga Art Gallery’s new show “Serendipities,” runs through Feb. 1 and includes artwork by a score of guest and member artists, including Graig Crossley of Moraga ...

Packets for TK-5 Registration for the next school year, 2020-21 are now available at your neighborhood elementary school. Registration for Lafayette students entering TK and Kindergarten ...

Orinda Books presents an ARF Fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at 276 Village Square, Orinda. Photographer Barbara Brady-Smith introduces Hug Tails, stories about the Pet ...

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Declutter and help someone in need, all at the same time
By Diane Claytor
We all do it. The calendar changes from one year to the next and we make lists of all the things we're going to change, all the ways we're going to improve ourselves and our lives. Lose weight. Exercise more. ...read

Seasonal Blues: Feeling depressed, but only in winter?
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson
The holiday season brings with it a myriad of emotions and social gatherings. These are typically tied to positive experiences and uplifting memories, but for some, the holiday season can bring up emotions ...read

Community shows it cares after burglary at Lafayette business
By Jennifer Wake
Having a business next to Johnny's Donuts has its perks. On the Saturday before Christmas, Lafayette Vogue Cleaners and Alterations owner Minoo Montlagh grabbed her reusable coffee cup (since she's ...read

Travel log
By Cathy Dausman
Kathy Ferber went to Chile for a wedding and a Spanish immersion class; little did she know she would "end up learning far more about this fascinating country" than she had ever imagined.
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