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Dana Green - at home in community
For Lafayette Realtor Dana Green, it is all about community. In fact it is her love and appreciation of community in Lafayette that drives all she accomplishes and is a large part of why she is so deserving of this year's Business Person of the Year award.
By Pippa Fisher

Rheem Theatre closes its doors: Will the phoenix rise up again?
The Rheem Theatre's lights went out for good on Sunday, Jan. 7. A fairly large number of residents came to the last evening and expressed their sorrow at seeing the only Moraga entertainment venue closed. Questions about whether the Moraga Community Foundation might be ...By Sophie Braccini

Grocery store trends shift to the tech-savvy shopper
Retail grocery is a moving matrix. In Lamorinda, the action swings from family-owned Diablo Foods to corporate Safeways to healthy food Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Markets-now owned by Amazon-to specialty food purveyors and farmers' markets. Local residents have seen ...By Lou Fancher

Dana Green named Lafayette's Business Person of the Year
This year's Business Person of the Year award goes to Lafayette realtor Dana Green.
Last year's Business Person of the Year together with both the Chamber's outgoing board president and ...
By Pippa Fisher

Lynn's Top Five
I recently had lunch with a good friend who is working with her daughters to instill in them the importance of retaining some financial autonomy even as they forge new relationships and build families. Her daughters are grown, college graduates, and by all appearances, ...By Lynn Ballou, CFP(r)

Diablo Writers' Workshop inspires Lamorinda writers
Andrea Firth of Moraga and Janine de Boisblanc of Lafayette met in 2013 while working on their MFAs in Creative Non-Fiction from Saint Mary's College. Both authors pursued their degrees in order to hone their craft and tell their stories. Firth has written a ...By Kara Navolio

Lamorinda golfers take advantage of class offerings off the course
As a golfer, living in the Bay Area has many advantages. Weather permitting, one can conceivably play golf 12 months a year. Unless you belong to one of the two very fine private clubs in the Lamorinda area, The Orinda Country Club and The Moraga Country Club, one is ...By Jon Kingdon

Looking Good in Lamorinda: Holiday Chic
It's been over a year since Lafayette resident Debra Szidon launched her line of handbags called The Cass Clutch. Inspired by her love of vintage, Szidon recreated a 1970s handbag that she found in a San Francisco secondhand shop. The versatile bags in suede are a chic ...By Moya Stone

A good match for the holidays: Hollie's Homegrown and Hofssi Chocolates at Cine Cuvee
At a recent Lamorinda Business Women group meeting, Hollie Lucas-Alcalay participated in a panel discussion about partnerships. For the Moraga entrepreneur who grows and sells her herbs and derivative concoctions, it was a topic she understands well; she recently ...By Sophie Braccini

New business instills the love of books in local children
It's one of the best antidotes to a hectic day spent rushing from one activity to the next, one place to another: cuddling on the sofa or snuggling in bed with your freshly bathed, clean-smelling toddler beside you, reading his or her favorite story (even if it is for ...By Diane Claytor

Saranap Nostalgia: Digging into the past
With Hall Equities Group set to begin work on the new Saranap Village, we take another nostalgic look back to dig up old memories before the backhoes arrive.
Last issue recalled the old ...
By John T. Miller

Business symposium focuses on 'getting back to basics'
Four distinguished panelists will examine ...Submitted by Kathe Nelson

Lafayette entrepreneur creates unique jewelry inspired by love of water
Launching a business takes planning, smarts, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. It's rare to find all those qualities in a 21-year-old. But Lafayette resident Marisa Tashima has done it with her own brand of jewelry, which she designs and creates herself.
By Kara Navolio

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2017 showed solid ...By Conrad Bassett

Saranap Nostalgia: Many memories to be razed
In a few short months the wrecking crews will descend on what was once the hub of unincorporated Saranap in order for Hall Equities Group to build the new, vibrant and updated Saranap Village.
By John T. Miller

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