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NYT's best-selling author speaks at LLLC
Approaching the two-year mark after the 2016 Presidential election, many people continue to puzzle over what happened, why it happened, and the impact Donald Trump's presidency will have on the future of the United States.
By Lou Fancher

Talking to kids about race
Infants as young as six months old pay attention and respond to race, according to research performed by experts, including Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, a Berkeley-based psychologist. Fed sugar water and their eye patterns tracked, babies shown someone of a race outside ...By Lou Fancher

Holiday magic at the Moraga Art Gallery
The quaint art gallery in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center has curated for the end of the year a show that combines beautiful objects, unique jewelry and diverse paintings. Always driven by a need to create uniqueness, the artists present a wide palette for art ...By Sophie Braccini

Students and disabled adults create crafts for 1st Annual Peace and Kindness Carnival
The local nonprofit Mindful Littles brought together 10 disabled adults from Las Trampas School in Lafayette and 22 students from Carondolet High School in Concord Oct. 10 to create mindful crafts, like beaded bracelets, lavender sachets, and painted pots, which will ...By Jenn Freedman

Communing with nature in the outdoor classroom
Using the 35-acre Twin Canyon Girl Scout ...By John T. Miller

Tots search for treats at Halloween event
The afternoon of Oct. 25 was sunny and bright, the tooth fairy wore a gown of blue with a sparkling crown and led a sizeable contingent of tots around Orinda Community Park, with stops to collect treats offered by Orinda Parks and Rec folks, including one dressed as ...By Sora O'Doherty

Tell me more about UCLA!
With easy access to the beach, mountains and Hollywood glitter, it's no wonder that UCLA received more applications last cycle than any other UC campus. Increasing its appeal further is the fact that Los Angeles is a global capital for entertainment, aerospace, ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Local horror host brings Halloween to the Rheem Theatre
Lord Blood-Rah, host of the syndicated TV show "Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre," will be bringing his own brand of Halloween chills and cheer to the Rheem Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
By Derek Zemrak

Art Moves Project set to present latest artistic work in Lafayette, Oct. 19
Art Moves Project brings new forms of public art to Lafayette by commissioning California artists and choreographers from varying disciplines and backgrounds using exploratory and socially relevant themes. "Encased: Presented" will be installed at Lafayette Plaza Park, ...Submitted by Christy Mack

Annual Art of Mixology benefits LAC
Hundreds of thirsty pleasure seekers attended the Lamorinda Arts Council's fifth annual Art of Mixology fundraiser Oct. 13 at Orinda's Theatre Square, which featured approximately 20 well-known and upcoming East Bay mixologists who came together to offer unique ...

Team Laura roots for a Moraga mother fighting for life
Laura Cryan Zellmer has not had it easy. The almost 45-year-old Moraga mom has a whole team of family and friends rooting for her and supporting her years-long fight against cystic fibrosis. Lamorinda Weekly wrote about the movie she made in 2014 to tell her story to ...By Sophie Braccini

Stanley students' thoughts on sticky notes create a wall of inspiration
To emphasize arts education and promote performing and visual arts at the local schools, the National PTA organization runs an art contest called the PTA Reflections Program - an arts recognition and achievement program for students first launched in 1969. National PTA ...Submitted by Angie Zener

Orinda Books partners with Paw Fund for a pet-friendly day
Over 100 residents stopped by Orinda Books on Oct. 7 to cuddle kittens and play with pups for a Paw Fund adoption event. Forty hopeful pet lovers turned in applications, and several adoptions were completed that day. Pet lovers could also find a large selection of ...By Kara Navolio

SMC alum brings Hollywood to Rheem Theatre
Saint Mary's College alumnus, actor Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2017 Academy Award Best Picture winner, "Moonlight," is returning to Moraga to promote his new film, "Green Book," which is based on a true story.
By Vera Kochan

New vision of education explored in film, 'Beyond Measure'
The Saklan School will host a screening of Vicki Abel's latest film, "Beyond Measure," on Oct. 18 at the Lafayette Veterans Hall. Abel's earlier film, "Race to Nowhere," chronicled the problems with the U.S. educational system that is often transfixed on test scores, ...By David O'Connell

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