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The story behind the emergency preparedness and evacuation guide
By Nick Marnell
The idea to publish the Lamorinda Guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation, delivered to residents' homes in late May, arose from a trip to Napa after the 2017 firestorm that burned 245,000 acres and destroyed more than 8,000 ...read

The Fog City Swampers opened the Concert at the Park series at Lafayette Plaza Park on June 7. Photo Pippa Fisher
Outdoor summer entertainment opens in Lamorinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Residents of Lamorinda won't have to venture far from home to enjoy entertainment options this summer. Orinda will be offering a series of concerts, including the annual Opera in the Park, as well as five ...read

Photo courtesy MOFD
Private drone operator impedes MOFD firefighting efforts
By Nick Marnell
Crews from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Cal Fire and the East Bay Regional Park District extinguished a 1-acre vegetation fire June 7 on a steep hillside ...read
David Ahazie in March at the CIF Championship game Photo Gint Federas
Campo Basketball's David Ahazie
By Jon Kingdon
Playing basketball was a step-by-step process for David Ahazie, which culminated in a state championship for Campolindo High School and his being named second team all-state. Ahazie, who also played one year ...read

A grouping of roses, calendula, and Nigella offers scents of summer. Photo Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"As the scent to the rose, are those memories to me." - Amelia C. Welby
Cooler weather has bidden a sweet goodbye, and warmer ...read
Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
A response to recent letters on Climate Change

The science of climate change begins with John Tyndall in 1859. He measured large differences in the abilities of "perfectly colorless and invisible gases and vapors" to absorb radiant heat. So-called "greenhouse" gases, including CO2 and methane, transmit incoming solar radiation, but absorb long-wave infrared radiation reflected back from the surface of the earth.
Svante
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Periphery residents want to be seen

After a decade-long uptick in elementary school students' commutes increasing from 6 minutes to 30 minutes, residents in the northeast of Lafayette started organizing efforts to thwart WAZE users. Commuters from outside jurisdictions, as far away as Antioch and Brentwood, were using Reliez Valley, Lafayette...


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Lafayette rainbow flag flies to celebrate LBGTQ+ Pride month
By Pippa Fisher
The city council voted at its May 28 meeting unanimously in favor of a proclamation to recognize June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning + Pride month in Lafayette. On June 1 Mayor Mike ...read

City nails down timeline for selection of permanent city manager
By Pippa Fisher
The city council held a special meeting June 4 with Paul Kimura, principal of Avery and Associates, the executive search firm hired by the city to recruit the next permanent city manager following Steven ...read

Nonprofit builds momentum in bid to `Light up the Park Theater'
By Pippa Fisher
The city council heard a presentation May 28 from Tracey Farrell of the newly formed Park Theater Trust as momentum builds around the possibility of purchasing and operating the historic Park Theater ...read
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Council approves pay raise for town manager
By Jennifer Wake
At its May 22 meeting, the Moraga Town Council approved by a 3-1 vote a salary increase of 8.5 percent for Town Manager Cynthia Battenberg to be retroactively effective March 12. Battenberg was hired March ...read

Scammers prey on Social Security fraud fears
By Vera Kochan
The latest scam to hit the unsuspecting public involves Social Security numbers.
Most often the scam comes in the form of an ...read

Moraga Arco armed robbery suspects captured in high-speed chase
By Vera Kochan
The whole scenario was like something out of a movie or TV show, except that it actually happened in Moraga.
Around 8 p.m. on ...read
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Orinda reaches a settlement to open the 53 Rheem easement soon; pays property owners $45,500
By Sora O'Doherty
Following a June 4 closed session, Orinda Mayor Inga Miller announced that the long-running controversy over the easement across the property at 53 Rheem Blvd. had been settled, avoiding threatened litigation. ...read

After ConnectOrinda Celebration, city council favors near-term projects
By Sora O'Doherty
A plan to show off one of the near-term projects for downtown Orinda, the use of Vashell Way as a pedestrian area got washed out by wet weather, but was rescheduled and held inside on May 28. At the event, ...read

Arts Affair 2019
By Sora O'Doherty
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Outdoor summer entertainment opens in Lamorinda
Private drone operator impedes MOFD firefighting efforts
Lafayette rainbow flag flies to celebrate LBGTQ+ Pride month
City nails down timeline for selection of permanent city manager
Nonprofit builds momentum in bid to `Light up the Park Theater'
Is Lafayette going to the dogs?
Council approves pay raise for town manager
Scammers prey on Social Security fraud fears
Public Works welcomes new assistant engineer
Moraga Arco armed robbery suspects captured in high-speed chase
Orinda reaches a settlement to open the 53 Rheem easement soon; pays property owners $45,500
After ConnectOrinda Celebration, city council favors near-term projects
Arts Affair 2019
ConFire powers up to head off dangerous fire season ahead
MOFD fire flow tax unchanged for 2019-20
The story behind the emergency preparedness and evacuation guide
Taco Bell reopens in Moraga
Letters to the editor
Lamorinda celebrates its graduates
Woodstock in Lafayette
Volunteers overhaul petanque courts, welcome community to the sport
Although some standouts, 'Women on the Verge' misses the mark
Saklan students perform `West Side Story'
Doggone Fun Fest planned for June 23
Girls Scouts achieve 'trip of a lifetime' goal
Hedgebrook Writing Retreat offered at SMC June 15
NCL Acalanes Area Chapter reflects on incredible year of rewarding volunteer service
White Pony Express pushes to reach "Three Angel" $300K Matching Fund Challenge
Campo senior recognized for Leo Club service and leadership
Gold Award recipients honored
A wonderful weekend recipe: Chilaquiles with Tomatillo Salsa
JM jungle party ushers eighth-graders into next adventure
Performing Arts Seniors Recognition Day at Acalanes
'On Borrowed Time' a feel-good movie from the United Arab Emirates
Campo Basketball's David Ahazie
Maddy Doane: a profile of perseverance
2019 Acalanes seniors recruited to play their sport at the NCAA level
2018-2019 Boys DAL All League
Soccer Champions
Moraga Mavericks 14U repeat as USSSA NorCal Champions
Cardinals Win Lafayette Little League AAA Championship
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Summer's the season for outdoor entertaining
Lamorinda celebrates its graduates
Acalanes Class of 2019
Roya Abkenari
Bernard ...read

Saklan students perform `West Side Story'
Submitted by Lori Anders
The Saklan School presented its 11th Annual Middle School Musical at Town Hall Theater in Lafayette May 17 and 18 with the Broadway Musical "West Side Story," School Edition with Grace Chaffey, the Music and ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, June 26, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
TBA

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Aug. 12, at 6pm
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Maddy Doane: a profile of perseverance
By Jon Kingdon
When someone uses the term "Third time's a charm," it's generally a reference to something positive. Such was not the case for Maddy Doane, a senior at Campolindo High School. Doane would suffer a torn ...read

2018-2019 Boys DAL All League
DAL All-League - Foothill Division
Baseball - 2018-19
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2019 Acalanes seniors recruited to play their sport at the NCAA level
Submitted by Julia Bates
The following Acalanes High School athletes are going on to play an intercollegiate sport (club level sports are not included). Divsions 1, 2 and 3 are recognized.
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Lamorinda Arts Alliance announces “A Warm Palette” June 3-27 at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. Member artists dazzle with the warm ...

The June exhibit at the art gallery at the Orinda library will feature acrylic paintings by Carla Gelbaum, photography by Jennifer Dzendzel, ceramics by Andrea Ciak, and jewelry ...

Saint Mary’s College MFA in Dance Program presents Convergence, premiering thesis concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 at Saint Mary’s College of California ...

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Volunteers overhaul petanque courts, welcome community to the sport
By Pippa Fisher
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Lamorinda PÇtanque Club. And the courts have never looked better.
In fact the ...read

Although some standouts, 'Women on the Verge' misses the mark
By Sophie Braccini
Pedro Almadovar's movie "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" was a cult movie of the `80s, fun, irreverent, provocative, and sexy; it ignited a whole generation of Europeans and Americans alike. Now the ...read

Hedgebrook Writing Retreat offered at SMC June 15
Submitted by Mike McAlpin
The MFA Creative Writing Program at Saint Mary's College and Hedgebrook, the prestigious women's writing organization, are collaborating again on Bridging: A One-Day Hedgebrook Writing Retreat for wom ...read

Girls Scouts achieve 'trip of a lifetime' goal
By Kara Navolio
What can 13 eighth-grade girls accomplish with determination and hard work? The trip of a lifetime, according to the Girl Scouts of Troop 32886.
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