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Acalanes students will work for college
A pair of enterprising students from Acalanes High School has formed a business partnership focused on providing needed labor to community members, while also helping to fund their college educations.
By John T. Miller

After 4 years, Moraga approves new Chase building
Moraga's latest Town Council Meeting was the stage of a long-lived piece of local drama, one that pits those who want to create a new vision for the downtown versus those who take into account what exists and settle for it.
By Sophie Braccini

Wild Magnolia Blooms in Orinda
Restaurant mogul Michael Karp is at it again. After scrapping the tequila passports, unstoppable guac and high-end Mexican entrees of Theater Square's Barbacoa and opening business casual taproom and comfort food eatery The Fourth Bore last fall, Karp has moved a few ...By A.K. Carroll

Ten years as a Lamorinda Weekly reporter
Ten years ago, when I told my mother that I had gotten a job at Lamorinda Weekly, I heard disappointment in her voice after I explained what the paper was, "You are going to write about "les chiens ‚cras‚s" - road-kills," she said. Since I graduated from the Political ...By Sophie Braccini

Let the presses roll!
The Lamorinda Weekly is printed at Transcontinental Printing in Fremont.
It is the fourth printer the paper has used in its 10-year history. The number of changes can be attributed to ...

Many original advertisers still find a home in Lamorinda Weekly
Several advertisers have been with the Lamorinda Weekly since its inception in 2007, and those early adopters share two similar characteristics with publishers Andy and Wendy Scheck: They are community-oriented, and they are famously nice people. Their recollections ...By Nick Marnell

Lamorinda Weekly Turns 10
It takes a start-up about five years to be considered a success. This week, the Lamorinda Weekly is celebrating its 10th anniversary, an ambitious and laudable achievement given the history of jouralism in today's world.
By Peggy Spear

Orinda Chamber of Commerce announces Business of the Year awards
Three local businesses - Land Home Financial ...By Sophie Braccini

The Real Estate year in review
2016 was another extremely strong year for sellers of residential real estate in Lamorinda. Sales volume was down due to a lack of supply and prices moderated a little in Lafayette and Moraga, but not in Orinda, where the average continued to climb.
By Conrad Bassett

Lynn's Top Five
Many of us are joined together holding our collective breath, waiting to see what exactly comes out of Washington over the next months, how those actions will frame our own planning, and what we'll do next. It's tempting to just sit by and wait --- you know, fritter ...By Lynn Ballou By Lynn Ballou

Lafayette, Millie's Kitchen will miss its founder as Millie Harris dies at 91
The old-fashioned street sign on Oak Hill Road reads "Millie's Kitchen." The sign was designed and contributed by a San Francisco policeman who was a restaurant patron. While the sign and the name remain, Millie Harris, original chef and owner of Millie's Kitchen in ...By Cathy Dausman

Damage closes McCaulou's in Moraga
The McCaulou's department store in Moraga closed temporarily as of Thursday Feb. 2 because of rain damage. Store owner David McCaulou said that before reopening, the store will be remodeled and the roof repaired. McCaulou added that the rain will have to stop before ...

Lafayette showcases its many wedding vendors with a unique 'Bridal Crawl'
The winter months leading up to Valentine's Day are when 75 percent of couples get engaged, so wedding season is just around the corner and brides are making big decisions this time of year.
By Paula King

7-Eleven Owner Saleh is Moraga Business Person of the Year
Samir "Sam" Saleh is nearly a blur behind the counter; quickly bagging purchases, counting out change, greeting incoming customers with a cheery and personal, "What's going on?" or "How 'ya doing?"
By Cathy Dausman

Online Purchases Rain on Some Local Merchants During Holiday Shopping
With the Bay Area's economy running in high gear, retail businesses made a good showing in Lamorinda during the holiday period, but the allure of online sales nevertheless affected many shoppers. No one is claiming to have had a banner holiday shopping season, and some ...By Victor Ryerson

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