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Company that defaulted on MOFD construction contract convicted of fraud
By Nick Marnell
Principals of the Federal Solutions Group, a San Ramon-based government contractor that failed to live up to the terms of a 2017 construction agreement with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance premium fraud and related felonies Sept. 2. According to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office, the company principals also admitted to an aggravated white collar crime enhancement for a loss exceeding $500,000 through ...read



Hip-hop dance class outside at Joy in Motion in Moraga. Photo Sophie Braccini
Parking lots evolve into active sites during pandemic
By Sophie Braccini
Public health restrictions on indoor gyms have hurt many local big and small fitness businesses. Several have migrated to Zoom to deliver classes over the internet to compensate for the revenue loss and make ...read

 
Orinda prepares for potential power shutoffs
By Sora O'Doherty
The threat of COVID-19 has caused the city of Orinda to rethink its plans for providing assistance to residents during potential upcoming Pacific Gas and Electric Co. public safety power shutoffs (PSPSs). ...read
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Carey Schueler - in a league of her own
By Jon Kingdon
Having a father who is a professional athlete does not necessarily imbue one with athletic ability, but in the case of Carey Schueler, it didn't hurt. Carey's father, Ron, was a pitcher in the major leagues ...read

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Squeaky clean hacks for the home
By Amanda Eck
Since we have all been spending more time indoors this year, I decided to do some research on some fun and interesting cleaning hacks. Having everyone at home 24-7 has definitely led to a messier house. I am ...read
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Carl Anduri endorsement

I have lived in the town of Lafayette for almost twenty-two years. When I first moved here in 1998 from Los Altos on the Peninsula, I was impressed how well the town was run as it evolved from a sleepy suburban community to much
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Orinda Measure R

When we moved to Orinda in 1973, it was not long after the county had completed restoring Camino Sobrante around the north side of Lake Cascade. That piece...

Re-Elect John Jex to MOFD Board

John Jex, a 40+ year Moraga resident, strongly supports fire prevention and the best interests of our community. He has demonstrated by his actions that his number...


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City council candidates share their views on Lafayette hot topics
By Pippa Fisher
Four candidates, Carl Anduri, Cam Burks (incumbent), Gina Dawson and Farschad Farzan, contest three seats on the Lafayette city council in the upcoming election. Lamorinda Weekly asked for their comments on ...read

AUHSD set to continue Free Community Meals Program
By Pippa Fisher
The hard-working food service staff throughout the Acalanes Union High School District is happy to make its free Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals available once again during distance learning to any child ...read

Donations help wildfire-displaced animals
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette resident Vickie Balestrieri is taking the lead in gathering donations of pet food and other supplies to help support animals displaced by the Bay Area wildfires.
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MCSP Town Hall takes a new turn regarding public comments
By Vera Kochan
Up until now, any public comments regarding the Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project predominantly revolved around safe and efficient evacuation in the event of an emergency. With a potential ...read

Town council candidates respond to Moraga's interests now and for the future
By Vera Kochan
Of the 13 goals listed in last year's "Town Council and Community Goals for 2020 - Building for the Future," most have either been accomplished or are in the process - quite a feat considering what Moraga has ...read

Margaret DePriester - two-term mayor during the 1980s passes away leaving her imprint on Moraga
By Vera Kochan
With a can-do attitude and an indomitable spirit, Margaret DePriester could easily have been given the title "Moraga's Ambassador of Good Works."
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Crossroads Park hits snag with PG&E
By Sora O'Doherty
With reluctance, the Orinda City Council agreed to put the Crossroads Park project on hold for up to three years in order to obtain either a long-term lease or title to the small park that serves as the entry ...read

Orinda city council candidates respond to questions
By Sora O'Doherty
The Lamorinda Weekly posed three questions to the three candidates vying for seats on the Orinda city council, incumbents Mayor Darlene Gee, council member Inga Miller, and challenger Latika Malkani. read

Wilder Homeowners Association appeals approval of memory care facility on Wilder Road
By Sora O'Doherty
At a special meeting on Sept. 29, the Orinda City Council will hear an appeal regarding the planning commission's approval of Wilder CountryHouse Memory Care to be built by Agemark, owned by Orinda resident ...read
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Parking lots evolve into active sites during pandemic
Orinda prepares for potential power shutoffs
Lamorinda steps up to aid LNU Complex fire victims
City council candidates share their views on Lafayette hot topics
AUHSD set to continue Free Community Meals Program
Donations help wildfire-displaced animals
Lafayette wants to hear from you!
MCSP Town Hall takes a new turn regarding public comments
Town council candidates respond to Moraga's interests now and for the future
Margaret DePriester - two-term mayor during the 1980s passes away leaving her imprint on Moraga
Crossroads Park hits snag with PG&E
Wilder Homeowners Association appeals approval of memory care facility on Wilder Road
Orinda management staff get 3% salary hike
Orinda city council candidates respond to questions
Company that defaulted on MOFD construction contract convicted of fraud
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Lafayette resident simplifies self-storage
Letters to the editor
Crossing Borders: Art collective disrupts at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
A cool treat to beat the summer heat
Family Focus
Summer virtual tour of 'Dark and Light, A Delicate Balance' exhibit offered
'Conviction' - an intense French court drama now available online
Local cyclists participate in Cycle for Hope event during pandemic
Volunteers help distribute food kits to Latinx children and their families
Carey Schueler - in a league of her own
Squeaky clean hacks for the home
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
AUHSD set to continue Free Community Meals Program
By Pippa Fisher
The hard-working food service staff throughout the Acalanes Union High School District is happy to make its free Grab and Go breakfast and lunch meals available once again during distance learning to any child ...read

 
 
 
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Carey Schueler - in a league of her own
By Jon Kingdon
Having a father who is a professional athlete does not necessarily imbue one with athletic ability, but in the case of Carey Schueler, it didn't hurt. Carey's father, Ron, was a pitcher in the major leagues ...read

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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October events at Orinda Books. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. Virtual Book Club. Allisson Wood will introduce her new memoir, “Being Lolita,” a stunning coming-of-age story that shines a bright ...


Prayer Garden open to all for quiet meditation at Christian Science Church, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda. Everyone  ...

Lafayette Garden Club Monthly program begins Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.  on Zoom, featuring guest speaker Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University ...

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Crossing Borders: Art collective disrupts at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
By Sophie Braccini
At the intersection of "happening" and "exhibit," the Global Art Project offers an immersion into contemporary mixed-media art in the downtown Lafayette Jennifer Perlmutter gallery. Perlmutter has opened her ...read

A cool treat to beat the summer heat
By Susie Iventosch
It's really hard to pass by a gelato shop without at least sampling a taste! The display cases are beautifully designed in a rainbow of pastels with pieces of fruit or candy on top to depict each flavor. They ...read

Family Focus
By Margie Ryerson, MFT
We need Miss Manners more than ever now. All around us are more and more instances of people treating each other rudely, dismissively, or even hostilely. Some of our local Nextdoor postings got so nasty that ...read

Summer virtual tour of 'Dark and Light, A Delicate Balance' exhibit offered
Submitted-by-Carla-Gelbaum
The Moraga Art Gallery is offering a "Summer Virtual Tour" of the exhibit "Dark and Light, A Delicate Balance," which features the work of member artists Irene Needoba and Mary Leigh Miller and is available to ...read
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