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It was 10 years ago today (or thereabouts)
A lot has happened in Lamorinda and in the ...By Cathy Dausman

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

Town Hall's 'Smokey Joe's Cafe is a delicious musical delight
It seems that musicals are in the air...and this one is for our utmost delight. "Smokey Joe's Caf‚," opened to a sold out audience on March 4 at Lafayette's Town Hall Theater.
The ...
By Sophie Braccini

Fighting for Lamorinda sanctuary status
Three young Lamorinda residents and their friends have decided to take on a highly visible political campaign: get the three communities to declare sanctuary city status.
Sanctuary ...
By Sophie Braccini

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

Pet Projects
Our rainy Bay Area winter has kept many of us inside, including our pets. Just as we gain a bit of "winter weight", so do the dogs and cats. This is the perfect time of year to assess your pet's body condition, and start to slenderize if needed.
By Mona Miller, DVM

Don't be fooled by the quiet - underneath ...By Analie Fernandes

Film Clips
At 4:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 there will be an awesome Sci-Fi event at the Rheem Theatre. Join us for a special comedy matinee as comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola presents "Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters!"
By Derek Zemrak

Transformative Buddhism: A way of life for several Lamorindans
Several times a month Lamorinda members of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI) gather to share their commitment to their Buddhist faith, often meeting at the home of Carla and Martin Gelbaum in Moraga.
By Sophie Braccini

College financial aid awards and scholarships - getting your best offer
Comparing student aid packages and figuring out the true affordability of any particular college can be both challenging and confusing. The essential first steps are to distinguish quality from quantity (more is not necessarily better) and to separate free money ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Del Rey students make their own Wild Thing
Fifty years after the musical group Troggs sang about "Wild Thing," a group of Del Rey School students gave life to a Wild Thing of their own.
Their white welded metal sculpture is ...
By Cathy Dausman

Miramonte's Theater-in-Education makes an impact at Orinda Intermediate
Do transgender kids change their names?
Why did you put labels on each other?
Do you wish you had stood ...
By Sora O'Doherty

ÔLetÕs Go on a Letter HuntÕ childrenÕs book gets MomÕs Choice Silver Award
Lynn Champagne (aka Lynn McAuliffe) and Sue Tenerowicz are longtime business partners at Spell-It-Out Photos, a business that specializes in the creation of a range of personalized gifts using alphabet letter art photography. They heard that friends and teachers were ...By Sophie Braccini

Review: 'The Salesman' is profound and universal
For the third time this year the International Film Showcase in Orinda will feature an Oscar-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Lamorinda has already been treated to two others: "A Man Called Ove" from Denmark, "Tanna" from Vanuatu - and now the very powerful ...By Sophie Braccini

Miramonte students take Harvard by storm
Under the direction of Law and Society teacher Mike Rose, the Miramonte High School Model UN club scored big at the international competition held at Harvard University last month.
Three ...
By John T. Miller

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