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Published on May 27th, 2020
The Saclan Indians - Lamorinda's first residents
Over 200 years ago, the Saclan Indians thrived within the area now known as Lamorinda. With tribal borders as far north as Highway 24, south to the Alameda County line, east through Burton Valley and west to Canyon, the Saclans belonged to the East Bay Miwok tribes (a ...By Vera Kochan

Published on May 27th, 2020
What will local schools look like when they reopen?
When Acalanes Union High School District Superintendent John Nickerson at the May 6 board meeting presented what the high schools will look like this fall, he did not lay down one, two or even three possibilities; he introduced a continuum of options that the school ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on May 27th, 2020
Lamorinda celebrates its graduates
Acalanes Class of 2020

Published on May 27th, 2020
AUHSD makes graduation happen for seniors
Mindful that high school graduation ceremonies are an important part of student life, the superintendent and principals at the Acalanes Union High School District have been hard at work to make something happen for this year's seniors, caught in the an unexpected ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 27th, 2020
Veterinary visits in the time of COVID-19
In October 2019, I wrote an article for this publication that in hindsight, I should have written for this month: Lamorinda Weekly, https:// www.lamorindaweekly.com/
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By Mona S. Miller, DVM

Published on May 27th, 2020
Crisis brings revival of the homestead
It has become quite a hunting game to find some of the most coveted tomato plants or beneficial herbs at local nurseries. Growing vegetables or raising chickens in Lamorinda has definitely been on the uptick for the past two months, with chicks just as hard to find as ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on May 13th, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on college admissions
As college counselors, we frequently hear concerns from parents and students. For high school juniors, concerns have revolved around how COVID-19 will impact the college admissions process. Our efforts to address these concerns give us unique insights into what the ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Published on May 13th, 2020
The International Film Showcase continues online
Each month for nearly 10 years the International Film Showcase has brought to Orinda - and for a time to Moraga - internationally acclaimed movies that predominantly had not been released in the state or even in the country. These Oscar-worthy movies are treats for the ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on May 13th, 2020
Home alone during COVID-19
According to the National Institutes of Health, research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive ...By Vera Kochan

Published on May 13th, 2020
Slow reopening of outdoor spaces begins
On a beautiful afternoon during the first week of May, Larry and Betty Sydora and their friend Patrick Lowry took their first swings in weeks at the Moraga Country Club. The happy golfers were part of those tennis players, golfers, skaters, and frisbee throwers who ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on April 29th, 2020
Programs for Kids SUMMER CAMPS & Classes
Learning and fun continue this summer

Published on April 29th, 2020
Students keep connected while discovering distance learning
Students on March 13 received an email ...By Ania Keenan

Published on April 29th, 2020
One family finds silver lining during stay-at-home order
Moraga mother of three, Tami Shaffer, who is also owner and manager of children's play space Gymboree Play & Music in Lafayette, found some silver linings after the few first weeks of shelter-in-place, the first being that her family was way overscheduled.
By Jennifer Wake

Published on April 29th, 2020
Five tips to managing anxiety in challenging times
Staying healthy and managing stress is even more crucial to our lives now. Given "Stay in Place" orders, we have time to explore a variety of mindfulness practices both to change and improve our habits that will lead to better lives.
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson

Published on April 29th, 2020
A pandemic can't keep this Orinda singer down
Mina Lim has put her musical talent to work, and can be found singing a Covid-19 parody on YouTube these days. The 13-year-old is familiar to the Lamorinda arts scene as a frequent competitor in the Lamorinda Idol contest, last year winning the 6-8 grade category and ...By Sora O'Doherty

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