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Town Hall Theatre announces donor thank you event: 'Gone Missing'
Town Hall Theatre's annual donor thank you event - a one-night only performance of the original and inventive documentary musical "Gone Missing," created by The Civilians - will be held at 8 p.m. July 14 at Town Hall Theatre Company.
Submitted by Susan Evans

Tell Me More about UC Irvine
Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For the sake of fairness, going alphabetically, the first article was all about the top-ranked UC Berkeley http://www.doingcollege.com/tell-me-more-about-uc-berkeley/ and the second ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Close encounter with an African bird in Orinda
The large silvery-cheeked hornbill was standing proudly, unrestrained, grasping a simple wooden perch with its powerful claws. Her demeanor was peaceful. Her eyes on her friend and owner, Molly Gleason-Kodama, she intermittently uttered little sounds that seemed to ...By Sophie Braccini

Orinda literary luncheons offer lively discussions with top authors
Although the guest of honor didn't - and never could - show up, lunch with Eleanor Oliphant June 14 at Orinda Books was a surefire hit.
Summer salads, wine, lively conversation, ...
By Lou Fancher

Spirit turned into art: a Moraga artist expresses her creativity
Dina Asna may walk with two crutches and struggle a bit over natural obstacles, but there is nothing weak about the woman. The painter and jewelry maker of Iranian origin was told by her father since she was a girl that nothing was impossible for her, even if she was ...By Sophie Braccini

Cal Shakes' 'Quixote Nuevo' a terrific, music-filled romp
Attending live theater performances at California Shakespeare Theater is risky business.
First, there's the possibility of sweating during a matinee in 100-degree temperatures or having ...
By Lou Fancher

'Won't You Be My Neighbor'
I f you asked any 30 to 80-year-old "What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Won't You Be My Neighbor," I would guess that 75 percent would say "Mr. Rogers" and the other 25 percent would say "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." But who was Fred Rogers, the ...By Derek Zemrak

Lamorinda Montessori goes green
In addition to committing to "going green" by teaming with MCE to provide 100 percent renewable energy, Lamorinda Montessori's next step was to get its teachers and older students actively involved in composting.

From Miramonte to the wilds of Alaska: one woman's story
Growing up in Orinda, Laura (Melohn) Emerson never even dreamed about living off the grid in Alaska, but in her 50s that's exactly what she wound up doing. It wasn't an easy transition, but now she loves her life. How has she changed? She says that she is more ...By Sora O'Doherty

Lamorinda Arts Council hosts first Arts Affair
The Lamorinda Arts Council invited the public to join them in an Arts Affair, a party celebrating the arts June 6 at the Orinda library. Cocktails were offered by the Art of Mixology award winner, Portia Battistini from the Cooperage, along with hors d'oeuvres by ...By Sora O'Doherty

Ways to reduce pain without medications – part 3 of a 4 part series
In an ongoing effort for state and federal governments to limit access to opioid-containing pain relieving medications, a number of guidelines have been recently enacted that recommend that doctors prescribe less or even no pain medication. Many patients find that ...By Richard C. Shinaman, M.D.

Eight SMC correographers featured in 'Unearthed' concerts
This year's dance thesis candidates will be presenting "Unearthed," a series of two concerts featuring work by eight choreographers - the culminating work of Saint Mary's College of California Class of 2018 MFA in Dance students that includes themes of healing, ...Submitted by Aurelia Moulin

Miramonte students open discussion about distracted and drunk driving
Inspired by the Every 15 Minutes organization that creates drunk driving simulations at schools, Miramonte High School juniors Jennifer Giron and Gracie Guidotti presented a video about distracted and drunk driving to the entire school during a breakout session April ...By Jennifer Wake

Campo senior recognized at International Science and Engineering Fair
Campolindo High School senior Vasily Tremsin has been creating inventions to create solutions to real world problems for the past four years. His projects have won a variety of awards at the county and state levels and qualified to compete at the international level. ...Submitted by Roxanna Jackman

'Precision Beauty' at Moraga Art Gallery
The title of the new exhibition at the Moraga Art Gallery expresses acutely what the two featured artists are all about: precise and finely crafted art, where the beauty emerges seamlessly through the enormous amount of work needed for the art's completion. Karen ...By Sophie Braccini

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