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Family Focus
There is often a fine line between loving parenting and indulgent parenting. Because so many parents have wonderful intentions and are highly motivated, sometimes they may overlook how much they are actually doing for their children.
By Margie Ryerson, MFT




Acalanes Adult Ed course focuses on three mysteries with strong historical context
When Joan Trezek's husband was dealing with ...



Film Clips
When Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborate on a project for the first time it is a must see. If they are all on board for the same movie project, the standards are set very high. "The Post" is that movie and it will not disappoint.
By Derek Zemrak



Cobalt Scraps
While my peers with national awards and Mensa-level IQs agonize over impending admissions verdicts at America's top colleges, I was disheartened when a classmate celebrated the spot her ability to row a boat swiped her at Harvard.
By Alexandra Reineke




'Garden Abstraction' opens at the Moraga Art Gallery
The Moraga Art Gallery's 2018 schedule of shows begins with paintings by Orinda artist Lisa Gunn. Entitled "Garden Abstraction," Gunn's work captures the light, the colors and the shifting shapes and shadows found in the course of a day in her lush backyard garden. ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft



Rotary camper gets a home
It might be a stretch to call it a perfect fit for the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary camper's new owners, but it is a good fit. "It would have been great when the boys were little," David Evans said candidly (sons Owen and Grady are 12 and 9 respectively), but he also says ...By Cathy Dausman



Free classical concert at SMC Chapel, Jan. 26
Ensemble ARI, a group of Korean American musicians in the Bay Area dedicated to bridging Korea and other communities through western instruments while honoring Korean history and culture, will be collaborating with Calextone, an early music ensemble that specializes in ...



Local touring company combines a love of gardens with English history
Sometimes an individual's life path can gain meaning when they embark on a new adventure where all the facets of their previous experiences seem to coalesce. Once her children reached college age, longtime Moraga resident, Contra Costa master gardener, and former parks ...By Sophie Braccini



Campolindo high-schooler tracks toward Formula One career
Motor sports require a lot of space to play in, and enough distance from housing to soak up the ear-splitting roar of unmuffled big-bore engines. That much space in Lamorinda is impossible; but travel North along the two-lane freeway of Route 37 through the flat, ...By B. B. Kaye



Keeping track of Lamorinda long jumpers
Three generations of track and field stars continue to make news in the Lamorinda area.
Monte Upshaw, the patriarch of the family, passed away in July and will be honored next year with ...
By John T. Miller



Film Clips
Happy holidays and a very prosperous 2018! The Orinda and Rheem theatres will be busy over the next week and we have something for everyone.
"The Greatest Showman" is now playing at The ...
By Derek Zemrak



Pressures on high school students
Junior year is infamous among students as ...By Sophia McManus



Window opens for local filmmakers to compete in Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest
Lamorinda Arts Council will host its 3rd Annual ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center at 3 p.m. Feb. 11. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community ...Submitted by Christy Mack



A matter of balance: overcoming the fear of a fall
Starting Jan. 12, Lamorinda Village is offering the senior community an innovative eight-week fall prevention program: "A Matter of Balance." What makes this program different is that it addresses the fear of falling and aims at changing the perceptions as well as the ...By Sophie Braccini



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