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'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' 'Justice League' and 'Wonder' at Lamorinda Theatres
The Rheem Theatre will screen "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The film won three Oscars in 1949 (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Walter Huston, Best Director John Huston and Best Screenplay) and it will be the last Moraga Movers ...By Derek Zemrak

Lamorinda Arts Council calls for poet laureate applications
Lamorinda Arts Council president Lawrence ...Submitted by Christy Mack

Family Focus
Finding balance in parenting is always a challenge. You don't want to be too authoritarian or too permissive. Sometimes, of course, you may veer too much in one direction or the other, but then it's important to get back to aiming for the middle ground.
By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Saint Mary's Chamber Musicians concert a perfect respite for the holiday season
The Saint Mary's College chapel will serve as a beautiful backdrop for the first of two free concerts offered by the Saint Mary's Chamber Musicians. The Nov. 20 evening performance will feature beautiful instrumental and vocal music by Bach, Telemann, Massenet and ...

Miramonte and Campolindo win Contra Costa County Model UN event awards
Instead taking part in their schools' football games, dances, and other fun weekend activities, 360 Bay Area high school students (representing 70 countries) buckled down Nov. 3-4 to discuss and provide workable solutions to many of our world's biggest challenges, at ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

Lafayette resident receives 'Lawyer of the Year' award
Lafayette resident R. Lewis Van Blois was ...

OIS fall production of 'Spamalot' opens Nov. 30
This fall, the Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater presents the production of "Monty Python's Spamalot" Young@part edition, beginning Nov. 30.
This version of the 2005 Tony ...
Submitted by Jeanette Lipp

Turkey Trot: a new Moraga tradition?
The Moraga Country Club with the support of the Chamber of Commerce will host this year's first annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot on Nov. 23, exemplifying the club's renewed desire to be involved with the town's recreation scene. The purpose, according to MCC general ...By Sophie Braccini

Classic manners being taught in the classroom
Can behavioral rules established 400 years ago in France's Louis XIV court possibly be relevant today? Just ask the kindergarteners and fifth-graders taking Tina Hayes's etiquette classes.
By Cathy Dausman

To Lamorinda singles over 40: There's hope!
World Series over. No Sharks game. No Warriors game. Still plenty of time to procrastinate writing my own articles for the paper. It was Tuesday night and I had nothing to do, so I went to dinner at Rancho Cantina on Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette.
By Nick Marnell

One woman's hobby captures Lafayette history in miniature
Walking through Nancy Flood's charming house on a quiet, tree-lined Lafayette street, it's obvious that she collects things - table tops, shelves and cabinets display her collections of glassware, salt shakers, paper punches, mice, antique bottles and souvenir spoons. ...By Diane Claytor

Beyond beauty alone, Carr Ranch adds significant habitat to Lamorinda open space
The dedication of a new piece of land to open space preservation in perpetuity is a special moment that brings a lot of satisfaction to the hearts of those who have worked on the project, and those living nearby with a consciousness of what they owe to nature. Giving ...By Sophie Braccini

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Veterans Day to be celebrated inclusively, and mindfully, in Lamorinda
The town of Moraga will hold its traditional Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 with the inclusion this year of Girl Scout members along with Boy Scout troops and music at this adult ceremony, which also welcomes children. In Orinda on Nov. 10, the Lamorinda group Mindful ...By Sophie Braccini

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