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The 20th Annual California Independent Film Festival is right around the corner, Sept. 7-16, and CAIFF is very excited about the amazing lineup of films. Our slogan, "Something for Everyone from Around the World," holds true with over 75 films from the U.S., Canada, ...By Derek Zemrak

Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Competes in 2017 Eisteddfod
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (PEBCC) competed in two categories at the 2017 International Musical Eisteddfod, held July 3-9 in Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom, winning second place in both the Children's Folk Song Choir competition and the Senior Children's ...Submitted by Wendy Waggener

Large crowds could eclipse the eclipse itself
Planning a trip to view the Aug. 21 eclipse ...By Cathy Dausman

Lafayette couple celebrates 60 years of marriage
Stan and Diane Pedder celebrated 60 miraculous years of marriage on Saturday, July 22 with their children and grandchildren at Postino Restaurant in Lafayette. The Pedder family originally settled in Lafayette in the 1930s and has stayed loyal to its Lafayette roots ...

Exercise caution when encountering local wildlife
During the last week of July, a positive rabies test result came back on a bat discovered in a Clayton park. This bat was found sick and brought in for treatment, but died several days later, serving as a reminder to us all that rabies is present everywhere in the ...By Mona Miller, DVM

Don't fall for this romantic entanglement 'Sweetheart scams' on the rise
An Orinda resident, whom we will call Beverly to protect her privacy, recently lost all her money to someone she met online, becoming victim to an ever-increasing and disturbing trend: the sweetheart scam. She not only faces a very difficult financial situation, but ...By Sophie Braccini

Battle of the Bands at the Roundup
In front of a packed house at the Roundup Saloon in Lafayette, four bands competed in a Battle of the Bands July 21 to see which one would get a paying gig to open the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival next month.
By John T. Miller

New book underscores teens' truth
"Declare What You Know To Be True" is a manifesto and an ode to the freedom and creativity felt by a group of Lamorinda teen girls. The recently published book is a compilation of original texts from high school students who have participated in one of the Intuitive ...By Sophie Braccini

Snoopy hosts hi-octane hockey seniors
Moraga local Charles MacNulty said, "I'm the youngest on my team, at 70. Someone here is around 84," as he prepared in the locker room with his hockey team, the Wanderers, for their match with the Portland Old Buds July 20. While they chatted and checked their gear, ...By B. B. Kaye

Pack up some legal documents when your child goes to college
Did you know that once children turn 18, parents lose the legal authority to make decisions for them? An individual who has reached the age of 18 is considered an adult in the eyes of the law. This includes the loss of parental ability to access educational i ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Free concerts to rock Lamorinda this summer

Film Clips
The California Independent Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th year Sept. 7 - 13 at the Rheem and Orinda Theatres. Oscar Recipient, four-time Golden Globe winner and four-time Emmy recipient, Helen Hunt, will be the honored guest and will receive the 2017 ...By Derek Zemrak

Family Focus
"There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you're useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose." ? Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes
Anna sobbed in my office ...
By Margie Ryerson

National Night Out 2017: a time to enjoy community and safety
Aug. 1 promises to be a night of lights, ...By Cathy Dausman

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