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Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Photo Sora O'Doherty 
Orinda mom takes over District 16 California Assembly seat
By Sora O'Doherty
Lawyer and law professor Rebecca Bauer-Kahan didn't find out that she had won her seat in the California legislature until 10 days ...read

Next in line for an overhaul Photo courtesy MOFD
MOFD fire chief the impetus behind relocation of Moraga Fire Station 41
By Nick Marnell
According to local officials, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District is under no pressure from developers or the town of Moraga to move Fire Station 41, which sits on Moraga Way next to the new Town Center Homes development.
"It's 100 percent my idea," said
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Saint Mary's Guard Jordan Ford takes his shot at the Dec. 1 rivalry game against Cal. Photo Tod Fierner
Saint Mary's trounces Cal in rivalry game
By Jon Kingdon
After a 30-year hiatus, the California basketball team deigned to make the 14-mile drive to Moraga to take on Saint Mary's Dec. 1 at McKeon Pavilion. Playing in front of a loud and highly partisan crowd, ...read

Phairs in Orinda Photo Sora O'Doherty
Hometown owner cares for Phairs
By Sora O'Doherty
Joanna Guidotti grew up in Orinda and has strong ties to the community, even though she left to open Churchill Manor in Napa 30 years ago. She inherited a half ownership in Country Club Plaza from her father, ...read
Campolindo boys water polo team with the NCS trophy. Photo Stewart McGuire
Acalanes girls and Campolindo boys win NCS Championships
By Jon Kingdon
For the second year in a row, there was an undefeated water polo team that came out of Lamorinda. Last year it was the Miramonte Girls that went 30-0 on their way to the NCS championship. This year it was the ...read

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Simple reminders to make the holidays bright
By Amanda Eck
Can you believe we are in the home stretch of 2018? Where did the year go? It's like they say, the days are long but the years are short. I am sure most of you are gearing up for the holidays: shopping, ...read
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In support of block schedule

The schedule change that occurred in my school has completely changed the experience of high school. I believe all high schools should adopt the block scheduling. It has helped me have more time to do my homework. I am a football player who would have practice for almost 3 hours and then I would go to weights for another 45 minutes. I would get home by 7 p.m. each day however with block scheduling I easily finished my homework that would be due the next day. I am

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Gas pipeline safety

Lafayette's City Council and City staff have historically done an excellent job of representing and serving its citizens, and for that we should all be thankful. I find it difficult to understand, however, why Council and Staff have historically ignored the high-pressure gas pipelines that line our trails and traverse our neighborhoods.
Residents reported exposed pipeline along the Lafayette-Moraga Trail and Beechwood Drive to the City decades ago. Only after hundreds of Lafayette citizens...

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Lafayette loses longtime resident, 'honorary mayor'
By Pippa Fisher
Founder of Lafayette's Diablo Foods Ed Stokes passed away peacefully Nov. 28 amidst family and friends.
Stokes was known as ...read

Outgoing public servants honored
By Pippa Fisher
Driving rain didn't dissuade hundreds of people from showing up to a joint reception at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center Nov. 27 for six public servants who are retiring or moving on in their service to ...read

City wins victory in lawsuit
By Pippa Fisher
The city of Lafayette won a trial court victory Dec. 6 over a group of neighbors who alleged the city had used biased procedures in reaching a land use decision in 2016.
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Critter Tree tradition continues at Moraga Library
By Vera Kochan
Just when you think you've seen your share of critters around Moraga, along comes the annual Critter Tree exhibit at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary's Road. These critters come in the form of adorable ...read

Moraga police remind residents to beware of scammers
By Vera Kochan
The holiday season is a time for giving, and scammers are literally banking on your generosity. Consumers have the ability to detect fake charities at their fingertips, and it's all available on the very same ...read

Saint Mary's business students strive to tackle Rheem Theatre's woes
By Vera Kochan
It's no secret that the Rheem Theatre has gone through its share of ups and downs in the past 10 years. The Moraga Chamber of Commerce and Saint Mary's College partnered to organize a business competition ...read
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MOFD to conduct evacuation drills in Orinda and Moraga Dec. 15
By Sora O'Doherty
All traffic in both lanes of Moraga Way from the Orinda city limit at Ivy Drive to Glorietta Boulevard will travel only in the northbound direction from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 as the Moraga-Orinda Fire ...read

New assistant city manager is familiar face: Larry Theis
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda's director of public works has been named assistant city manager. The city council affirmed the appointment at its Nov. 27 meeting. The role will be in addition to Larry Theis's regular duties and ...read

2019 Youth Ink Writing Contest now open
By Sora O'Doherty
The 2019 Youth Ink writing contest - created by the Orinda Junior Women's Club to support the literary arts among young people in the Orinda community and open to all sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders who ...read
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Saint Mary's trounces Cal in rivalry game
Hometown owner cares for Phairs
Lafayette loses longtime resident, 'honorary mayor'
Outgoing public servants honored
Lafayette through the eyes of the lens; photos on display
City wins victory in lawsuit
Community hall renamed for Tatzin
Critter Tree tradition continues at Moraga Library
Moraga police remind residents to beware of scammers
Community gathers for annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Moraga Commons
Saint Mary's business students strive to tackle Rheem Theatre's woes
MOFD to conduct evacuation drills in Orinda and Moraga Dec. 15
New assistant city manager is familiar face: Larry Theis
Orinda mom takes over District 16 California Assembly seat
2019 Youth Ink Writing Contest now open
New MOFD board defies tradition, elects Danziger president
MOFD elections: Firefighters union achieves 100 percent ROI
ConFire Chief Jeff Carman to depart in March
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Letters to the Editor
MOFD fire chief the impetus behind relocation of Moraga Fire Station 41
Santa drops by It's a Wonderful Life
Baagan vegan restaurant opens in Moraga
Amigos fundraisers help send volunteers to Latin America
Foundation linked to Lady Gaga promotes acts of kindness in local communities
Orinda baby food store helps organization collect diapers for mothers in need
The prolific practice of yoga is expanding
Lafayette Inventor Shares Secrets on Raising Kids to be Problem-Solvers in New Book
Girl Scout Gold Award project helps homeless
Lions provide free eye screenings in Lafayette
Lafayette: New Eagle Scouts in Troop 200
Troop 237's newest Eagle Scouts
Lynn's Top Five
Can you afford your 'dream school'?
Planning is key for seniors in emergencies
'The Gold Seekers' (Los Buscadores) at Rheem
A perfect pumpkin bread to serve holiday house guests
Pumpkin-Squash Breakfast Bread
Acalanes girls and Campolindo boys win NCS Championships
Lamorinda girls soccer - 2018
Campo cross country squads reach state meet podium
LMYA 2018 girls soccer champions
5th & 6th Grade girls LMYA soccer champions
St. Perpetua fifth grade boys national team winners
Lamorinda wrestling roundup
Campolindo loses to Bishop O'Dowd
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Simple reminders to make the holidays bright
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Amigos fundraisers help send volunteers to Latin America
By John T. Miller
In an annual ritual dating back to 1975, truckloads of grapefruit and holiday poinsettias arrived in Moraga recently to signal the beginning of this year's Amigos de las Americas fundraising drive.
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Can you afford your 'dream school'?
By Elizabeth LaScala
Does your child have her heart set on a "dream school"? If determination carries her forward, that dream could become an admissions reality. But, depending on your family financial situation, that dream might ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Jan. 14, at 6pm
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Lamorinda girls soccer - 2018
By Jon Kingdon
As has been mentioned incessantly for all sports, the infamous air quality index was a factor for the girls soccer teams, limiting the opportunity to practice and prepare for the season.
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Lamorinda wrestling roundup
By Jon Kingdon
It's been a unique start of the season for the Lamorinda wrestling teams as it has been for every other sport. Due to the academic schedule, wrestling practice started two weeks early but with the smoke ...read

Campolindo loses to Bishop O'Dowd
By Jon Kingdon
In a game where Campolindo needed to play a mistake-free game Dec. 1 and didn't, the Cougars lost to Bishop O'Dowd by a score of 35-14.
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5A Rent-A-Space presents Santa’s Secret Wrapping Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1-24. Equipped with colorful paper, ribbon, bows, boxes, scissors and tape. Everything needed to wrap gifts free, without the watchful eyes of the recipients! Open to the public.

Friends Corner Book Shop, located at the corner of First Street and Golden Gate Way in Lafayette, is having a half-price sale  ...

Benefit Concert to support aid to victims of the Paradise Camp Fire, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way in Orinda. The...

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Foundation linked to Lady Gaga promotes acts of kindness in local communities
By Diane Claytor
Sept. 11, 2001. A young Maya Enista Smith was eagerly looking forward to beginning her col-lege days as a freshman at New Jersey's Rutgers University. Then the planes crashed, the buildings came down and the ...read

Orinda baby food store helps organization collect diapers for mothers in need
By Vera Kochan
According to Help A Mother Out, a nonprofit organization that distributes donated diapers to institutions and families in need, one in three families struggle to afford diapers, which can cost $75-$100 a ...read

The prolific practice of yoga is expanding
By Lou Fancher
As a former professional ballet dancer and physical fitness devotee, I'm always seeking athletic challenges and opportunities. Running, biking, hiking, swimming, tennis, weightlifting and occasional tree ...read

Lafayette Inventor Shares Secrets on Raising Kids to be Problem-Solvers in New Book
By Kara Navolio
When Jim Marggraff was 4 years old he was placed in a special education class because he stuttered and had a droopy eye. He almost didn't finish college at MIT because, as a child of a single mom, he couldn't ...read
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