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Smiles and signs of gratitude are displayed at former Trinity Center. Photo provided
Homeless day care facility to open temporarily in Saranap
By John T. Miller
In a flurry of activity near the end of July, the Trinity Center announced that the temporary quarters for its homeless day care facilities would be relocated to the old Sufi Center/Holy Ghost Hall in the Saranap area. The Trinity Center, which is in the middle of a huge renovation project, had been using a building at ...read

 
 
ConFire responds to grand jury report on fire inspections
By Nick Marnell
A Contra Costa County civil grand jury found that the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District had fallen behind in its mandatory fire inspections of schools and multifamily residences in 2018 and presented the district eight findings and six recommendations, mostly regarding the number of personnel needed ...read


An elementary school student walks along on the new path constructed along Glorietta Boulevard. Photo Sora O'Doherty
New 'safe route to school' for Glorietta students, other roadwork underway
By Sora O'Doherty
A new path has been constructed along the side of Glorietta Boulevard from Rheem Boulevard to Overhill Drive. The path is a "safe route to school," and was a top priority for the city of Orinda. DeSilva Gates ...read

Orinda Council Member Amy Worth, left, and Clayton Vice Mayor Julie Pierce address concerns about AB 1487 at the Lafayette City Council meeting Aug. 12. Photo Jeff Heyman, city of Lafayette
Emotionally charged discussion over housing bill
By Pippa Fisher
`Tis the season. Housing legislation bills are once again winding their way through various committees in Sacramento and Lafayette Council Member Cam Burks wants everyone to pay attention. In his view ...read
Grant Harper, Campolindo Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda football season preview
By Jon Kingdon
With an early start to the 2019 football season, hope springs eternal in Lamorinda. Campolindo and Miramonte return their starting quarterbacks for a second season. Acalanes has a senior four-year starter at ...read

"Activate" the Metal Element Bagua areas with a metal light fixture or a Metal Buddha (Helpful People) Photos provided
Activating and balancing the Metal element in your home this fall
By Michele Duffy
In the last few months I've shared a small bit about the wisdom of the Five Elements in Feng Shui interior design and how to apply them at home, in accordance with the Feng Shui Bagua map.
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Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
Looking at long-term development

An article by Pippa Fisher pointed to a problem that might be occurring in Lafayette. The town has started allowing offices to be torn down and replaced by housing. Lafayette was always a balanced town with jobs and housing. However, if the town is going to continue to allow this to happen, just so someone can make a few bucks here and there, the character of Lafayette will change. A lot of housing is being proposed for the Eastern downtown area, also replacing businesses. Yes, we need the housing, but we also need balance in the community. The council and the Planning Commission have to be very careful and think ahead to the ramifications of what they are doing. I am not certain that the long view is being considered.

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Srivatsa takes the driver's seat at city offices
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette City Council voted Aug. 12 to award a three-year city manager contract to Niroop Srivatsa who has been serving as interim city manager since January.
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Lady Gaga's foundation to promote kindness in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
The Aug. 12 city council meeting got off to a positive start with Mayor Mike Anderson issuing a proclamation on behalf of the city that Sept. 1-21 be designated as "BeKind 21" days in Lafayette, as part of the ...read

Vice mayor announces intent to participate in Deerhill Road development decisions
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette Vice Mayor Susan Candell surprised many in attendance at the Aug. 12 city council meeting with a statement announcing that having sought her own independent legal counsel, she now intends to ...read
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Many 2019 town council goals achieved mid-year in Moraga
By Vera Kochan
Moraga is bouncing back this year, shaking off the doldrums that took hold of the town beginning in 2016. The two biggest culprits, the closure of the Canyon Bridge and the first Rheem sinkhole, set the town's ...read

Town of Moraga receives excellence in financial reporting award
By Vera Kochan
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada notified Town Manager Cynthia Battenberg that Moraga's Administrative Services Department was once again awarded The Certificate of ...read

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director - Moraga's ambassador
By Vera Kochan
Working out of the Chamber of Commerce's tiny office, located in the Rheem Shopping Center, Executive Director Kathe Nelson makes big things happen for Moraga.
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Orinda urges residents to plan for longer blackouts
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda has released a guide to assist residents in planning for potential two- to five-day PG&E shutoffs. Because most of Orinda has been designated by the California Public Utilities Commission as "elevated" ...read

OUSD receives $10K for wildfire mitigation efforts
By Sora O'Doherty
Kyle McKibbin, Keenan, Account Executive for East Bay Schools Insurance Group, presents a $10,000 check to the Orinda Union School District board of trustees. The check from the Northern California Regional ...read

Orinda Classic Car Show bigger than ever
By Sora O'Doherty
There have been some changes in personnel, but the Orinda Classic Car Show will continue into its 15th year with more cars on display than ever. John Vaneck of Orinda Motors Classic Car Center, one of the ...read
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New 'safe route to school' for Glorietta students, other roadwork underway
Emotionally charged discussion over housing bill
Srivatsa takes the driver's seat at city offices
Lady Gaga's foundation to promote kindness in Lafayette
Vice mayor announces intent to participate in Deerhill Road development decisions
National Night Out - gaining popularity in community
Many 2019 town council goals achieved mid-year in Moraga
Campolindo Tech Club receives grant from Kiwanis for new equipment
Town of Moraga receives excellence in financial reporting award
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director - Moraga's ambassador
Orinda urges residents to plan for longer blackouts
OUSD receives $10K for wildfire mitigation efforts
Orinda Classic Car Show bigger than ever
ConFire responds to grand jury report on fire inspections
Lafayette portion of North Orinda Shaded Fuel Break completed
Proactive Lafayette property owners helped prevent a catastrophe
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Homeless day care facility to open temporarily in Saranap
BART weekend closures planned between Walnut Creek and Orinda stations
Letters to the editor
The Ted Gallagher 150: Walking for a Cause
Pacific Chamber Orchestra season opens Sept. 14 in Lafayette
Film Festivals offer late summer entertainment in Orinda
Please, do touch the art
Moraga's annual pear harvest nets recording-breaking donation to Food Bank
CHG raises $440K to help children
Summer and wine at Saint Mary's College was a perfect pairing
2019 Lamorinda Idol finalists delight audience at Orinda Theatre
Salmon pulls it all together for tasty taco night
Rabies awareness
Lamorinda football season preview
Meadows named new Campolindo Athletic Director
Florida Gulf Coast University honors former Campolindo student
Far Westerns Diving Meet
Lamorinda 10U Girls Win Junior Olympic Gold
Activating and balancing the Metal element in your home this fall
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Campolindo Tech Club receives grant from Kiwanis for new equipment
By Vera Kochan
Many people dream of becoming famous on stage or in front of a camera, but there are those who prefer to remain behind the scenes on the technical side of a production. Such is the case for the Campolindo ...read

OUSD receives $10K for wildfire mitigation efforts
By Sora O'Doherty
Kyle McKibbin, Keenan, Account Executive for East Bay Schools Insurance Group, presents a $10,000 check to the Orinda Union School District board of trustees. The check from the Northern California Regional ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
TBA

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Sept. 9, at 6pm
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Meadows named new Campolindo Athletic Director
By Jon Kingdon
After heading an athletic department that led to Campolindo being named Cal-Hi's Division III School of the Year, Shannon Rogers has stepped away from the athletic administration and will be devoting all of ...read

Far Westerns Diving Meet
Submitted by Steve Sherman
Below are the results of some local divers, from Sherman Divers in Lafayette, who competed in the Far Westerns Diving Meet, which has been held in the Bay Area for over 90 years. It took place at the Santa ...read

Florida Gulf Coast University honors former Campolindo student
Submitted by Richard Kilwien
Former Campolindo student and soccer player Preston Kilwien has been named FGCU's Most Outstanding Male Athlete for 2018-19.
 A ...read
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Youth Maker’s Expo at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. New this year to the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is the Youth Maker’s Expo (Y-ME)! Local young entrepreneurs ages 9-16 ...

The August exhibit at the art gallery at the Orinda Library features wood turning by David Fleisig, and paintings by ...

Moraga author Jo Mele will hold a book signing for her memoir The Odd Grandmothers at 3 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Cine Cuvee Wine Bar, 2 Theatre Square, Orinda. She compares the ...

Life in Lamorindaread all
The Ted Gallagher 150: Walking for a Cause
By Diane Claytor
When Edwin Gallagher, Sr. passed away in early 2014 at the age of 93, his son, Ted Gallagher, Jr., wanted to do something to memorialize his father in a way that was both meaningful and truly fitting of the ...read

Pacific Chamber Orchestra season opens Sept. 14 in Lafayette
Submitted by Lawrence Kohl
In celebration of 30 years of stellar performances, Pacific Chamber Orchestra Conductor Lawrence Kohl offers "a season of inspiring performances to travel the hero's road, soar to the heavens, revel in the ...read

Film Festivals offer late summer entertainment in Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
With the temporary closure of the Rheem Theatre in Moraga, this year's California Independent Film Festival will take place largely at the Orinda Theatre, except for the closing film and celebrations, which ...read

Please, do touch the art
By Garrett Leahy
At the latest exhibit at the Museum of Art in Saint Mary's College, not only is touching the art encouraged, it is required to fully experience each piece. `'Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots'' is ...read
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