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Public pension plan investment performance continues to lag the financial markets
By Nick Marnell
The portfolios of the organizations that manage the pension plans for Lamorinda public agencies have failed for years to deliver investment returns that match those of a mainstream domestic equity index, putting pressure on the public agencies to make up the investment shortfall out of their local ...read

 
 
Applications Sought for Government Oversight Program
Submitted by Anne Granlund
Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the fiscal year 2019-20. Nineteen members will be selected and serve for one year, July through June, ...read

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Photo Pippa Fisher Art lovers and many others filled the old Wells Fargo Building on Feb. 14 in Lafayette.
Packed opening night For the Love of Art
By Pippa Fisher
The building was packed and there was a long line of people outside waiting to get into the opening of Jennifer Perlmutter's pop-up art gallery Feb. 14 at the old Wells Fargo building on the corner of Mt. ...read

 
More frequent bus service for Lamorinda arriving soon
By Sora O'Doherty
County Connection has announced more frequent weekday service on Route 6, which serves customers on a loop from the Orinda BART station, through Moraga to the Lafayette BART station and back, with selected ...read
Steven Williams, Acalanes Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda wrestlers converge at the Diablo Athletic League Tournament
By Jon Kingdon
Thirteen high schools came together at Campolindo High School Feb. 9 to compete in the Diablo Athletic League Tournament to qualify for the upcoming North Coast sectionals where they will compete for a ...read

The new front entrance with its French touch Photo provided
Lafayette remodel features French facade and new front entry
By Jennifer Wake
It's a well-known fact among those in real estate circles that curb appeal can be the difference between a home selling quickly or sitting on the market. Orinda architect Rick Kattenburg, of Kattenburg ...read
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In support of cows

I am replying to the article about "The question of cows" by John T. Miller. I am grateful that he wrote about cows grazing in open land. He was pretty articulate. The benefits are many, the drawbacks are few. The statement about

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Community Comments on Changes to Downtown Orinda

I write to correct the reporting of my comments at the January 29 ConnectOrinda Workshop. I did not say that bikes should be allowed access to the existing ...

A comment about Council Member Candell

I read with increasing dismay the recent legal correspondence regarding the proposed Terraces of Lafayette development (www.lovelafayette.org/
city-hall/quick-links/hot-topics/terraces-of-lafayette/terraces-2018-documents) excerpted...


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City adds 20 acres for neighborhood hillside trails, open space
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette, in partnership with John Muir Land Trust, has added 20 acres of open space to its inventory of natural parkland with the purchase at the end of last month of the "Batwing" property - the rambling ...read

City hires recruitment firm, will seek public engagement on new city manager hire
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette City Council signed an agreement at its Feb. 11 meeting with the recruitment consulting company Avery & Associates, as a first step to finding a replacement city manager. The search is likely to ...read

Mitchell Ridge named in honor of Lafayette's native son
By Pippa Fisher
As a fitting tribute to the memory of a man who was loved and respected by so many in the community, the city council adopted a resolution to name one of Lafayette's ridges in honor of former mayor and council ...read
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Sale of Firearms Ordinance passes in Moraga
By Vera Kochan
The Moraga Town Council, with a 4-1 vote, approved an ordinance for the sale of firearms to include only the Limited Commercial Zone. Vice Mayor Kymberleigh Korpus cast the no vote.
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Moraga Police Department swearing-in ceremony
By Vera Kochan
Police Chief Jon King couldn't have seemed prouder as he addressed his officers, their families and friends of the Moraga Police Department before the swearing-in ceremony Feb. 7 at the Hacienda de las Flores. ...read

Moraga to get new Mobile Moraga work order management system
By Vera Kochan
Want to report a pothole, graffiti or animal control issue? The town of Moraga is taking more steps toward moving into the digital age. A new work order management system, known as Mobile Moraga, is coming to ...read
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BART work will cause temporary pain to achieve long-term improvements
By Sora O'Doherty
New cars, smoother, safer rides and cleaner, safer stations are some of the improvements BART riders can look forward to in the near future. However, Lamorinda commuters will have to make some sacrifices while ...read

Tickets available for Orinda Awards Dinner
By Sora O'Doherty
Each year, the Citizen of the Year award honors very special volunteers who dedicate many hours of their time for the betterment of the community. The annual awards presentation, sponsored by the Orinda ...read

Bigbelly is a big success in Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
The benefits of switching from 126 traditional trash and recycling receptacles to 45 double Bigbelly receptacles has far exceeded even what was predicted, according to a six-month update given to the Orinda ...read
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Packed opening night For the Love of Art
More frequent bus service for Lamorinda arriving soon
Moraga Police Department swearing-in ceremony
City adds 20 acres for neighborhood hillside trails, open space
City hires recruitment firm, will seek public engagement on new city manager hire
Performance before council meeting
Mitchell Ridge named in honor of Lafayette's native son
Don Tatzin - Citizen of the Year
Sale of Firearms Ordinance passes in Moraga
Moraga under water?
Moraga to get new Mobile Moraga work order management system
BART work will cause temporary pain to achieve long-term improvements
Miramonte students chat with scientists about drugs and alcohol
Tickets available for Orinda Awards Dinner
Bigbelly is a big success in Orinda
Public pension plan investment performance continues to lag the financial markets
ConFire welcomes 24 new firefighters
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Fire Station 43 on track, temporary station not cooperating
Fire Station 16 on track, oak tree cooperating
Early Morning Robbery at Moraga Center CVS
Letters to the editor
Applications Sought for Government Oversight Program
SEED foundation opens eyes, offers support to special needs kids
Lafayette resident pens memoir after tragedy strikes
Local schools offer parent education on vaping and juuling
The foundation's foundation
Value by Design: Meeting the interests of the artistic student
Campo alumna raises childhood cancer awareness as St. Baldrick's ambassador
Acalanes DAR scholarships awarded to local high school seniors
Orinda Troop 237 Honors New Eagle Scouts
Troop 219 honors 10 Eagle Scouts
Duck confit with caramelized shallot sauce a superb winter dish
Duck confit
Young artists display work at Orinda Library
Academy Awards gala and exhibit, 'An Affair to Remember,' at Orinda Theatre
Award-winning pianist featured in free solo piano concert at SMC
Lamorinda wrestlers converge at the Diablo Athletic League Tournament
Playing Division I football
Lauded local basketball player back in the Bay Area
Girls soccer roundup
Magic coach nominated for national coaching award
Santa Maria third-grade boys basketball team wins
St. Perpetua third grade wins CYO Championship
Santa Maria sixth-grade boys basketball team champions
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Lafayette remodel features French facade and new front entry
Lamorinda home sales recorded
One room FengShui lux re-dux
Cynthia Brian's Digging Deep
Miramonte students chat with scientists about drugs and alcohol
By Sora O'Doherty
The Miramonte Peer to Peer Club logged in to chat with scientists from the National Institution on Drug Abuse on National Chat Day Jan. 24. In preparation, the students sent a schoolwide email to every ...read

Local schools offer parent education on vaping and juuling
By Sora O'Doherty
A special program to educate parents about vaping and juuling is being offered jointly by the Acalanes Union, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Union school districts. Parents are invited to join an interactive ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 13, at 7pm

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

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, March 11, at 6pm
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Playing Division I football
By Jon Kingdon
It's not unusual to see football players from Lamorinda schools play Division I football and in a few special cases go on to play professional football, such as Norm Van Brocklin (Acalanes), Drew Bennett and ...read

Lauded local basketball player back in the Bay Area
By Jon Kingdon
A triple-double in basketball occurs when a player records a double-digit total in a game in three of the following categories: points, rebounds, assists and blocks. To accomplish such a feat requires a ...read

Girls soccer roundup
By John T. Miller
Both Miramonte and Campolindo girls soccer teams advanced to the semifinals in the North Coast Section tournament with wins Saturday, Feb. 16. No. 1 seed Miramonte will host No. 4 Analy of Sebastopol, while ...read
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Lafayette resident, Papa John Kiefer, will, again, offer workshops on “How to Raise Your Own Chickens.” Topics will include ...

First Friday Forum presents a cutting edge topic for its guests at 1:30 p.m. on March 1 in the Sanctuary of Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette. Jim Marggraff ...

Mindful Littles Kindness Book Club from 10:30 a.m. to noon on March 9 at the Orinda Library Garden Room. Read a book ...

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SEED foundation opens eyes, offers support to special needs kids
By Diane Claytor
Picture it: a classroom of third-graders, all wearing socks on their hands and trying to button a shirt, lace a shoe or open a piece of candy. Or fourth-graders cutting paper with their nondominant hand, ...read

Lafayette resident pens memoir after tragedy strikes
By Kara Navolio
July 31, 2010 started off a normal day for Lafayette residents Francie and Tony Low. He was working in the morning then going out for a training ride. Francie left the house about 30 minutes after her husband ...read

The foundation's foundation
By Cathy Dausman
Ellen Long has devoted a lifetime to serving her family and community. She's been a preschool teacher and teacher's aide, but she devoted heart and soul - and 34 years of her life - to Rescue One Foundation. ...read

Campo alumna raises childhood cancer awareness as St. Baldrick's ambassador
By Vera Kochan
Brooke Vittimberga, 23, from Moraga, was chosen by the St. Baldrick's Foundation as one of its five 2019 Ambassadors, picked to represent kids diagnosed with cancer. The main qualification for being an ...read
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