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When you need a doctor and you need one now
A medical industry trend has descended upon Lamorinda with the opening in August of a third urgent care facility over the past four years.
The urgent care industry developed out of the ...
By Nick Marnell

Annual bike event benefits Holden High School students
For nearly 50 years, Holden High School in Orinda has been quietly referred to as "the miracle in the basement" by grateful parents and students.
Holden helps teens with learning ...
Submitted by Mawiyah Johnson

Lamorinda Arts Council hosts Art of Mixology fundraiser, Oct. 7
More than 20 well-known and upcoming East Bay mixologists will come together from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 to support the Lamorinda Arts Council - a nonprofit that has been igniting and sustaining artistic expression and appreciation in the visual, performing ...Submitted by Christy Mack

Cancer-fighting superhero pens empowering book for children
When Jessica Reid Sliwerski discovered the lump in her breast, her baby girl was only 3 months old. The 2000 Acalanes graduate was only 30.
"Just two weeks before I discovered the lump ...
By Kara Navolio

Ongoing discoveries at Perlmutter gallery: 'Refuge' and 'Stranger Things' pop-up show
Jennifer Perlmutter is never afraid to take risks and venture into new art territory. She is a modern art painter who dared entering the gallery business three and a half years ago. Since then she has brought to Lafayette contemporary ambitious art that attracts ...By Sophie Braccini

Classical music is alive and well, flourishing in youth
If one accepts commercial broadcasts as exclusive representatives of culture, one could well miss the resurging interest in classical music.
Young musicians file into the performance ...
By B. B. Kaye

'Marina' - a story about music, love and prejudice
The movie from the Netherlands presented by the International Film Showcase this month at the Orinda Theatre is the biographical tale of Belgian singer of Italian origin, Rocco Granata, whose humble life began as the son of an immigrant miner, before rising to stardom ...By Sophie Braccini

SMC jazzes it up at first of three concerts
Like jazz? The Lamorinda community is invited to attend the first in a series of three lively Saint Mary's College Jazz Band concerts, featuring "up-tempo numbers, dance tunes, and instrumental jazz soloists" under the direction of maestro John Maltester at 7:30 p.m. ...By Jennifer Wake

Profound issues raised in a seemingly simple fairy tale at Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with "The Song of the Nightingale," a musical fairy tale that mixes acting, live music, songs and advanced choreography. A sweet and simple story, it also touches upon deeper themes such as the nature of art, real and ...By Sophie Braccini

New Community Theater at the Rheem
After the success of recent plays performed this year at the Rheem Theatre, Ann Montgomery and I have decided to start a Rheem Community Theater.
Montgomery has a bachelor's degree in ...
By Derek Zemrak

Moraga's Got Chalk!
Having a mayor who is an artist definitely helps to foster vibrancy in the local art scene. Kathe Nelson, Moraga Chamber's executive director, immediately got a positive response and added impetus from Moraga Mayor Teresa Onoda when she suggested a chalk festival in ...By Sophie Braccini

Locals decry DACA's looming end
With Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, potentially placed on the chopping block, Saint Mary's College president James Donahue, as well as members of a local political organization, and even a lone protestor, are making their displeasure known, ...By Cathy Dausman

College Advisor
Beginning Oct. 1 college-bound families may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be approved for federal direct student loans as well as need-based scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. It considers your family's income and assets, excluding home ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD

Orinda creeks are cleaner, thanks to volunteer effort
Twenty-one Friends of Orinda Creeks volunteers spent their Saturday morning picking up trash and recyclables from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 along a half mile of creek and creek banks in downtown Orinda as part of the annual beach and inland watershed Coastal Cleanup Day. ...Submitted by Adriane Bosworth

Documentary highlights search for toxic link to disease
The Orinda Garden will be presenting a documentary film "Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer" at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Orinda Theatre. Why is a garden club focusing on health issues? According to club member Deb Stephenson, "The Orinda Garden Club is dedicated to ...Submitted by Judy Shallat

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