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SunShares program returns to Lafayette
For residents considering installing solar energy, the sunny city of Lafayette is once again making choices simpler and more affordable with the return of the SunShares program.
By Pippa Fisher

Community-based babysitting service connects Lamorinda parents with trusted caregivers
Date night. Reservations at a romantic restaurant have been made. But wait ... who's taking care of the kids? You have a long-planned girls' night out but, just your luck, your husband had to go out of town, or you were told about a last minute business dinner you have ...By Diane Claytor

Roughing It Day Camp celebrates 45 Years of happy campers
Horseback riding, kayaking and fishing are all activities that add to the charm and attraction of locally based Roughing It Day Camp, which has brought joy to kids and families across the Bay Area for generations.
By Lisi Burciaga

Moraga will streamline commercial permitting process
Moraga officials promised at a recent council meeting that it would take only three months to do what years of discussions could not achieve: streamlining the commercial permitting process. It took the determination of a property owner and the persuasion of the Moraga ...By Sophie Braccini

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2017 was again seasonally strong with an increase in year over year closed sale activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. Supply continued to be low, pending were sales up, and the average sales price remained high in Lafayette, ...By Conrad Bassett

Lynn's Top Five:
About this time of year families are often scrambling to keep kids occupied, while still having money in the bank to pay for the school supplies needed in just two short months. When the chlorine at the pool gets to be too much, or you are between camps, here are five ...By Lynn Ballou

Contaminants creep up but water still safe in Lafayette
Following a flurry of media reports and alarm on social media about increased contaminants in local water, should Lafayette residents be worried their drinking water might cause cancer?
By Pippa Fisher

Steve Benjamins, the man who works slowly
Steve Benjamins lives on another planet, one where timelessness and quality reign. In our world where impermanence is everywhere, he talks about musical instruments made to last centuries.
By Sophie Braccini

Loto Rickman named Moraga's Employee of the Month
Loto Rickman, the assistant director of the Moraga Royale Senior Living Community in Moraga, has been named the Moraga Employee of the Month for April.
Rickman has served Moraga ...
Submitted by Kevin Reneau

Keep horsing around with the help of these local equestrian shops
Three saddlery, tack, and bridle stores, with three different stories, have been created in the Lamorinda area to serve the robust equestrian community here.
Horsing Around
By John T. Miller

Three local businesses given East Bay Leadership Council awards
The East Bay Leadership Council recently honored three Lamorinda businesses selected by their local Chambers of Commerce as Small Business of the Year at a luncheon held during National Small Business Week.

70 years of bean dip and margaritas at El Charro
It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night and the parking lot at El Charro's is virtually full. As one car backs out, another enters to take its place.
El Charro has been packing in customers for ...
By John T. Miller

A new look for the 11th annual Moraga Community Faire
For 10 years now Ellen Beans had been the Moraga Chamber of Commerce's Community Faire leader. Now, the former Citizen of the Year decided that a decade was enough and passed the baton. It took two co-chairs to fill her shoes: Ashley Louisiana and Ian Cook represent ...By Sophie Braccini

In Focus: Jim Marggraff
This year one of the judges at the prestigious Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program will be Lafayette resident Jim Marggraff.
The awards program, now in its 31st ...
By Pippa Fisher

Menge honored as Employee of the Month in Moraga
Virginia Menge, a popular barista at Starbucks Coffee, has been named the Moraga Employee of the Month for March.
Menge has served Moraga customers for the past 11 years and has been ...
Submitted by Kevin Reneau

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