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A new look for the 11th annual Moraga Community Faire
For 10 years now Ellen Beans had been the Moraga Chamber of Commerce's Community Faire leader. Now, the former Citizen of the Year decided that a decade was enough and passed the baton. It took two co-chairs to fill her shoes: Ashley Louisiana and Ian Cook represent ...By Sophie Braccini

In Focus: Jim Marggraff
This year one of the judges at the prestigious Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program will be Lafayette resident Jim Marggraff.
The awards program, now in its 31st ...
By Pippa Fisher

Pour Me
There is perhaps no one more deserving of an all-day celebration than the woman who bore you, burped you and brought you up. As a child, you could get away with a handmade card and breakfast in bed, but now that you're full-grown it's time to kick it up and brunch like ...By A.K. Carroll

Special Acalanes assembly shows consequences of drug use
Parents are encouraged to engage their ...By Pippa Fisher

Moraga pioneers Leisure Sport Triathlon
Triathlons have grown in popularity and are attracting the most fit, as exemplified by the very successful triathlon in Moraga in April.
But now the city is trying something new. The ...
By Sophie Braccini

Moms' groups grow up with their children
It began for Ellen Pedersen with a colicky baby in the late 1970s. She was unable to find a parenting support group at the time, so she simply "read everything I could get my hands on." Eventually Pedersen learned enough that she was asked to teach parenting classes, ...By Cathy Dausman

Tickle your taste buds at annual Taste of Lafayette
Orinda isn't the only community celebrating its culinary delights. Lafayette's downtown area will be transformed into a large, strolling, community dinner party on May 16 when the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce once again hosts the Taste of Lafayette.
By Pippa Fisher

Orinda Restaurant Tour: One more bite for the roads
Food, wine, art and music will be the stars ...By Sora O'Doherty

Wagner Ranch Nature Area opens its gates for a day of fun and learning
On Sunday, April 23, the public will have ...By Sora O'Doherty

Pet Projects
Our wet winter this year has brought many benefits to parched California, and more specifically the Bay Area. However, one negative consequence might be an increase in the number of animals exposed to a potentially fatal disease called Leptospirosis - or Lepto, for ...By Mona Miller, DVM

Pacific Chamber Orchestra's spring concert offers breathtaking Brahams
Pacific Chamber Orchestra's last concert of the season will be its largest, with 36 musicians playing brass, winds, and string instruments, interpreting works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Edward Elgar and Johannes Brahms. Once again Maestro Lawrence Kohl proposes a unique ...By Sophie Braccini

Project Empathy: opening young minds
In the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School large gym on March 16, sixth-graders with blindfolds over their eyes sat divided into seven groups, each led by two or three eighth-graders. One group clumsily try to spread jam, mustard or ketchup on a piece of bread. Another ...By Sophie Braccini

'Frantz': Love, lies and secrets during WWI
Dramatic and sentimental are two of the many adjectives that characterize this month international film presented in Orinda Theatre, "Frantz."
The French/German film touches on many ...
By Sophie Braccini

SMC performs 'In the Heights', a slice-of-life play From Lin-Manuel Miranda
These days it's hard to scroll through social media without seeing a photo or post about a recent performance of "Hamilton." The rap-happy musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton won a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, and 11 of its 16 Tony nominations in ...By A.K. Carroll

Town Hall Theatre continues to lead by 'green' example in Lafayette
Joining forces with Sustainable Lafayette for an educational movie night, Town Hall Theatre continues to be a leader in "going green."
Sustainable Lafayette will be presenting a special ...
By Pippa Fisher

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