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You don't know Jack (fruit)...
Seasonal fruit in groceries and farmers' markets across Lamorinda offer peaches and pears aplenty, but these edible anomalies may have you doing double takes.
Jackfruit, alternately ...
By Cathy Dausman



There's a new venue for Lamorinda Safety Fair
An absolute alphabet soup of first responder organizations - and their acronyms - will gather Aug. 5 at Saint Mary's College for the fifth Lamorinda Safety Fair.
East Bay locals can ...
By Cathy Dausman



Moraga's one-man band
"I've loved music my whole life," DJ Ryan O says.
While the "O" stands for Oettinger (his last name) it could also stand for out and about, as the 40-something Moraga resident connects ...
By Cathy Dausman



New CERT training trailer carries the load
Duncan Seibert was like a kid in a candy store, only this store had wheels and a trailer hitch.
Seibert, program manager for Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team was showing off ...
By Cathy Dausman



Lafayette artist rises from ashes to create new works inspired by local landscapes
When your home catches fire and you lose everything, including your life's work of paintings, it might be hard to imagine recovering from such a devastating loss.
But recover is exactly ...
By Kara Navolio



Roughing It Day Camp celebrates 45 Years of happy campers
Horseback riding, kayaking and fishing are all activities that add to the charm and attraction of locally based Roughing It Day Camp, which has brought joy to kids and families across the Bay Area for generations.
By Lisi Burciaga



Rescue One marks its 40th year quietly helping to save lives
Few people know that the Moraga Fire District was the first fire district in Northern California to possess a fully equipped paramedic unit to serve the population's medical emergencies.
By Sophie Braccini



Total devastation in Lafayette Circle fire
A discarded cigarette on a restaurant patio likely caused the explosion and fire that ripped through the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce building, fire officials said. In minutes the fire wiped out more than 40 years of Lafayette history, completely destroying an iconic ...By Nick Marnell



A note to caregivers when it's time for outside care for elderly loved ones
If you're feeling guilty about placing a family member in a care facility, you are in the "normal" range of the family caregiver trajectory. And in defense of the word "normal," there is none. We all proceed through events differently.
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson




A realistic and raw version of 'The Glass Menagerie' at CalShakes
It starts slowly, almost softly like a sweet song on an old record player. Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" is a play about memory, yes, but painful memories. The kind that tore you apart growing up and that can only be looked at with a nostalgic feeling of ...By Sophie Braccini



Film Clips
There are several special events coming to the Lamorinda theaters in the next few weeks beginning with "Titanic" at the Orinda's Thursday Free Movie Night, 7 p.m. July 13. The story of the Titanic begins in the present, 2.5 miles under water where a fortune hunter ...By Derek Zemrak



Service-Learning Camp offers teens a diverse experience
Hidden behind towering shelves of canned goods and fresh produce, a group of 15 cheerful Lamorinda day-campers diligently bagged juicy plumbs into bright green bags.
These young ...
By Adam Blake



Community mourns Miler Gloor Magrath, longtime Lafayette business owner
Miler Gloor Magrath, who for over 40 years ...By John T. Miller



Moragan runs half marathon to take Global Healing to its next phase
Doctor John Donnelly has never been afraid to reinvent himself in order to achieve what he believes is the right thing.
The Moraga resident was an immunologist who conducted research ...
By Sophie Braccini



Orinda on parade: Celebrations mark Independence Day around town
Thousands of people from Lamorinda and beyond, festively dressed in red, white and blue, strolled from the BART station and parking lots of businesses closed for Independence Day. Families set up folding chairs, couples chatted arm-in-arm, children ran excitedly, and ...By B. B. Kaye



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