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Chabad Center opens in Lafayette
By Sora O'Doherty
The Chabad Jewish Center of Lamorinda hosted a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 19 to welcome the community to their new premises at 3574 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette.
The center is under
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Public Forum
 
Lafayette Councilmember Candell can vote on Deer Hill Apartments Project

Lafayette voters have watched in recent months as lawyers for Deer Hill developer O'Brien Land challenged the right of Lafayette Councilmember Susan Candell to deliberate and vote on the controversial 315 apartments project O'Brien resubmitted ...read
Fire at Sanders Ranch in Moraga; lines for gas in Lafayette; shuttered shops in Orinda; refrigeration trucks at Whole Foods Market. Photos courtesy MOFD; J. Wake; Pippa Fisher; Sora O'Doherty
Fire and fury experienced in Lamorinda
By Nick Marnell, Jennifer Wake, Sora O'Doherty and Pippa Fisher
In an effort to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire event, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoff left millions of people without power across 35 counties in Northern and ...read

 
Private roads workshop facilitator reports back to Council, where now?
By Sora O'Doherty
At the Oct. 1 Orinda City Council meeting Jim Bourgart, a former California assistant secretary of transportation, listed 17 "ideas for possible exploration" suggested to him during a workshop on private ...read
Photo Gint Federas
Lamorinda girls tennis dominant as a group
By Jon Kingdon
There are positives and negatives to having the Lamorinda girls tennis teams being so talented. It makes for very competitive matches but it will also make it difficult for all of the teams to thrive record ...read

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Does your home truly reflect you?
By Amanda Eck
In today's world we are constantly bombarded with images of beautiful spaces, from Instagram, Pinterest, magazines, home dÇcor TV shows and don't get me started on the inundation of local home dÇcor retail ...read
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The facts on Orinda's Private Roads

I read John Nackley's "warning" of the danger being posed by Orinda's Private Road owners with concern. We do not need this kind of fact fabrication.

The facts are:
 Orinda voters have approved
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Deep Green goes down

Last night at the Moraga Town Council, 10 people, including three students, spoke to the Council asking them to move their electricity to a program called Deep Green that would mean we operate our Town from clean, renewable energy. The...

How Dare You Moraga

How Dare You. The words of 16-year-old climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Greta Thunberg to the leaders of the world at the United Nations. How dare Moraga's elected officials sit at the dais at the end of a clear climate crisis day...


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Moraga Road second right-turn lane pilot program continues to end of year
By Pippa Fisher
The two-lane right-turn from Moraga Road onto Mt. Diablo Boulevard pilot program is set to continue through the end of the year. Such was the unanimous decision of the Transportation and Circulation Commission ...read

Witches got rhythm
By Pippa Fisher
Halloween got off to an early start this month with a coven of witches expressing their spooky style as they rocked the broom dance on the Plaza Oct. 5 before heading out for a walk through town.
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Mayor recognizes 75 years of THT's contribution to community
By Pippa Fisher
Town Hall Theatre received a proclamation recognizing its 75th anniversary at the Sept. 23 city council meeting.
Mayor Mike ...read
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Hacienda could finally see a restaurant in its future
By Vera Kochan
Before presenting a request to the town council regarding the possibility of locating a restaurant at the Hacienda de las Flores, Moraga Town Manager Cynthia Battenberg, Parks and Recreation Director Breyana ...read

CCTA requests additional half-cent sales tax
By Vera Kochan
In 2004, voters approved Measure J which provided funding to cities and towns for the maintenance of local streets and roads within the county. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority was also able to ...read

Moraga rejects switch to "Deep Green"
By Vera Kochan
In August the town council asked staff to research the possibility of enrolling Moraga's electricity accounts with MCE's 100 percent renewable energy option known as "Deep Green," thereby attempting to reduce ...read
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Orinda Chamber of Commerce to become 'virtual'
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced Oct. 1 that the chamber will transition over a few months to a more virtual organization structure and will rely upon volunteers rather than paid ...read

Orinda will watch the kids so you can go out!
By Sora O'Doherty
Once a month during the school year, Orinda Parks and Recreation hosts a Kids' Night Out where children ages 4-11 can play games, make arts and crafts, watch a movie, and have dinner treats with friends. The ...read

Orinda Library Gallery exhibitions and new gallery hours at Wilder Art and Garden Center
By Sora O'Doherty
The October exhibition in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library features artwork from five members of Three-Eight Art Studio: Doris and Wang Hai Chen, Celia Huddleston, Beichen Li, and Lucia Tsang during the ...read
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Fire and fury experienced in Lamorinda
Private roads workshop facilitator reports back to Council, where now?
Moraga Road second right-turn lane pilot program continues to end of year
Witches got rhythm
Mayor recognizes 75 years of THT's contribution to community
Lafayette kicks off park refurbishment with a cool $300K
Run, Lafayette, run!
Hacienda could finally see a restaurant in its future
CCTA requests additional half-cent sales tax
Moraga rejects switch to "Deep Green"
Orinda Chamber of Commerce to become 'virtual'
Orinda will watch the kids so you can go out!
Orinda Library Gallery exhibitions and new gallery hours at Wilder Art and Garden Center
Orinda library welcomes new interim manager
Czech visiting student enjoys his time in California
Peer support team helps firefighters cope with stresses of the job
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
One Minute to Evacuate: a personal perspective from the Oct. 10 fire
Chabad Center opens in Lafayette
Letters to the editor
Public Forum
Feral pigs dig up the dirt on the community playing fields
Navy officer, optometrist, professor ... turned chestnut farmer?
Town Hall Theatre celebrates 75 years
New Art Moves Project installation planned for this weekend
SMC Student Recital Series open to community Submitted by Renée J. Witon
Art about the community, by the community
AAUW Tech Trekkers thrilled by experiences at Grace Hopper STEM Camp
Trends for the Class of 2020 to consider
Donald Clyde Drennan
Imperfect produce put to good use
Comestible Fine Catering's delectable short ribs
Lamorinda girls tennis dominant as a group
Teaching football players yoga . and so much more
Basketball Tournament Champions
Cal Magic 2005 girls take 2nd in Nevada Cup
Signs of stress and its management for middle school students
9Round Kickboxing Fitness Center opens in Lafayette
Does your home truly reflect you?
Lamorinda home sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Czech visiting student enjoys his time in California
By Sora O'Doherty
Sixteen-year-old Erik Stoklasa applied to the Orinda/Tabor Sister City Foundation to be this year's visiting student at Miramonte High School because he sees it as a great opportunity to experience staying in ...read

Imperfect produce put to good use
Submitted by Cathy Harrison
At the beginning of this summer harvest season, a local volunteer-run farm in Moraga was looking for channels for imperfect and ripe produce so the produce would not go to waste. Camino Pablo Elementary ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Nov. 4, at 6pm
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Teaching football players yoga . and so much more
By Diane Claytor
Twenty minutes after the last bell of the day has rung at Miramonte High School, 30 young men, all varsity football players, begin sauntering into the gym. There's bantering and fist pumps as they warmly greet ...read

Basketball Tournament Champions
Submitted by Jon Nickens
Lafayette-based Bay Area Blitz 2028 Boys Team (fourth grade) won the Select Fall Classic in Hayward over the Sept. 21-22 weekend. With victories over Prime Gold 10u, OC Elite 10u and the No. 1 ranked team in ...read

Cal Magic 2005 girls take 2nd in Nevada Cup
Submitted by Lynn Barney
The Cal Magic 2005 girls went to Reno to compete in the Nevada Cup soccer tournament. They placed second overall, having to overcome a 0-2 deficit in their final game; coming back to win 3-2 in the final ...read
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Lamorinda Arts Alliance announces “Keep It Local” at Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette. The exhibit features local scenes by local artists ...

Sweet Thursday Presents: Dave Newhouse on Slip Madigan from 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall. Slip Madigan was a football coach ...

Trunk-or-Treat at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at 10 Moraga Valley Lane, Moraga. Trunk-or-Treaters come in costume and have a blast going ...

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Navy officer, optometrist, professor ... turned chestnut farmer?
By Sora O'Doherty
There is a saying, "If you want something done, ask a busy person." Weylin Eng seems to be proof that this is true. At 77, the Orinda resident is currently in his fourth successful career. He has been an ...read

Town Hall Theatre celebrates 75 years
By Adam Blake
Throughout its rich history, many community members of Town Hall Theatre have stepped up to preserve the 104-year-old landmark. The late Wirtabel Harris played an instrumental role in saving the building back ...read

New Art Moves Project installation planned for this weekend
Submitted by Dina Bogan
Art Moves Project continues to create new forms of public art for the Lafayette community by commissioning California-based artists and choreographers from varying disciplines and backgrounds, using n ...read

SMC Student Recital Series open to community Submitted by Renée J. Witon
Musicians at Saint Mary's College will perform in the first of five Wednesday Student Recital Series concerts at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Saint Mary's College Chapel. Featured performers include the ...read
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