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AUHSD schools take steps to combat stress and anxiety
Despite the fact that Americans are safer and more secure today than at any other point in human history - as reported by Taylor Clark in his book "Nerve" - anxiety and stress issues are at unprecedented highs at school campuses around the nation.
By John T. Miller

Lafayette Garden Club hosts its Artful Garden Tour in May
The Lafayette Garden Club will host its Artful Gardens Tour over Mother's Day weekend on Saturday May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The self-guided tour will explore five magnificent Lamorinda gardens at the height of their spring glory, plus offer a pop-up market and ...By Jenn Freedman

French film 'Back to Burgundy' opens in Orinda
After two powerful but dark movies, the International Film Showcase brings a much sweeter feel-good film to Orinda with the French production, "Back to Burgundy." The French title, "Ce qui nous lie," has a double meaning and could be translated to either "what attaches ...By Sophie Braccini

Understanding broader perspectives of personal cyber security
The safest path to cyber security is paved ...By Lou Fancher

Orinda resident completes 32nd consecutive Boston Marathon
One of the great traditions in sports is the annual running of the Boston Marathon, which is run on Patriot's Day, the third Monday of April. The race began in 1897 with a total of 18 runners and has grown to the point where there are over 30,000 runners and 500,000 ...By Jon Kingdon

Orinda's Restaurant Tour a feast for the senses on May 1
Perfect for hungry locals or for foodies who fancy jumping off BART for a leisurely ramble through Orinda's Crossroads District in and around Theatre Square, sampling food and wine while being musically entertained, the 2018 Restaurant Tour, Wine & Dine, will be held ...By Sora O'Doherty

Broadway Icon Andrea McArdle at 'Live at the Orinda Theatre' May 3
Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway's original "Annie," for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics' Circle awards for her performance. On Broadway ...By Derek Zemrak

'American Radio Hour' concert program offers a musical trip back in time
Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Lawrence Kohl, will take audience members back to 1944 - before the internet, computers, even television, when the radio was king - to enjoy an "American Radio Hour" concert program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April ...Submitted by Lawrence Kohl

Lynn's Top Five
When I think about spring it's the warming weather and beautiful gardens that come to mind. I also believe that it's a fantastic time of year to challenge ourselves to a Fiscal Fitness Test and where we come up short, make changes now. Here are five areas to focus ...By Lynn Ballou, CFP(r)

OIS spring production opens April 26
Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater will present the musical, "All Shook Up Young@Part" April 26-28 at OIS.
"All Shook Up" tells the story of an unexpected small town romance ...
Submitted by Jeanette Lipp

First poet laureate wants Lafayette and Orinda to resonate with this art form
The Lamorinda Arts Council poet laureate committee recently announced the selection of Amy Glynn as the first Lafayette/Orinda poet laureate. Glynn, who is a Lafayette resident and published poet, is full of ideas to make poetry an accessible and popular discipline in ...By Sophie Braccini

Political scholars address 'Bridging the Political Divide' at SMC
Saint Mary's College will offer a timely ...Submitted by Mike McAlpin

River of Words - young Orinda poet honored
There is something delicate about Sarah Inouye, something of a rosebud about to bloom, shyly sensing, but not yet completely acknowledging her own power. Inouye, who is 15, just won in her age category the River of Words international contest as a poet. ROW is an ...By Sophie Braccini

Local musicians to showcase talents at upcoming community music event
Once a year Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre hosts a truly unique singer-songwriter music experience. It takes the best part of a year to bring it all together, run as a fundraiser for the theater and organized by Lafayette residents Tom and Kiki Stack. All the musicians ...By Pippa Fisher

Lafayette activist continues personal battle for an assault weapons ban
Steve Sposato lost his wife on July 1, 1993 when Gian Luigi Ferri, a disturbed loner, stormed the law offices of Pettit and Martin at 101 California St. in San Francisco, carrying semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Ferri killed eight and ...By Nick Marnell

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