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Not a prime delivery method
Orinda police officers responded the afternoon of Sept. 8 to a vehicle accident on Hall Drive near Rheem Boulevard, where the officers found an Amazon delivery van lying on its side. According to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, the driver, a contractor for ...By Nick Marnell

Outgoing and incoming Orinda Books owners honored by city council
As history repeats itself Orinda Books is once again changing hands, and once again the new owner, Pat Rudebusch, has a history of working in the shop, which is an Orinda institution. Maria Roden similarly took over the bookstore after some years of working in it (and ...By Sora O'Doherty

Scandal rocks Moraga Community Foundation
Moraga Community Foundation announced in a ...By Vera Kochan

Squeeze smoothie bar opens in Rheem Center
Bright white walls beckon thirsty customers into Squeeze - Moraga's new smoothie bar located just to the right of CVS Pharmacy at 578 Center St.
Owner and Moraga resident Aiden Ciani ...
By Vera Kochan

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director - Moraga's ambassador
Working out of the Chamber of Commerce's tiny office, located in the Rheem Shopping Center, Executive Director Kathe Nelson makes big things happen for Moraga.
Nelson began her chamber ...
By Vera Kochan

Lynn's Top Five
Financial advisors spend a lot of time advising retirees or those nearing financial independence on all the moves they should be focusing on to maximize their financial resources. Unfortunately we don't always spend enough time helping millennials, thinking that they ...By Lynn Ballou, CFPr

It's official - Canyon Club Brewery is open for business
After numerous delays, mostly due to the Bay Area's long and wet rainy season, Canyon Club Brewery has finally opened its doors signifying that "prohibition ends in Moraga".
The weekend ...
By Vera Kochan

Fond farewell to Nifty Thrift
Managers Shabboo Navaii, left, and Sheila Renfro at the July 11 Nifty Thrift Farewell Bash, attended by customers, participants and families marking the end of an era in Lafayette. The store closed on July 15. - P. Fisher ...By Pippa Fisher

A cut above at RnR Barber and Salon
There are many reasons to come and visit Lafayette - the proliferation of so many restaurants, walking around the reservoir and it is starting to become known as a place for tonsorial excellence. In other words, it's become a great place to get your hair cut or ...By Jon Kingdon

Boswell's shuts its doors after 22 years in Lafayette
July 3 was the last day of business for the party supplies store, Boswell's. The announcement was made just a couple of weeks prior, surprising employees who said they were sad to hear the news.
By Pippa Fisher

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2019 was again seasonally strong with a solid volume of closed sale activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate, excepting Orinda. Supply, however, increased significantly in Moraga and especially Orinda while in Lafayette inventory ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Lynn's Top Five Meaningful family gifting that won't break the piggy bank!
A lot has been written about how to get our adult children to launch, to stop living on our couches, and to get their stuff out of our houses, closets and garages already! But I don't think enough is written about next steps - how parents and grandparents can ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Community saddened as Nifty Thrift shuts after 40 years
For over 40 years the quaint little house on Golden Gate Way has been home to Nifty Thrift, a second-hand retail business. Operated under Futures Explored, the shop has served as a living classroom for developmentally disabled participants in its vocational program. ...By Pippa Fisher

Taco Bell reopens in Moraga
After over a year of delays, the newly remodeled Taco Bell, located at 410 Moraga Road in the Rheem Shopping Center, officially opened on June 5.
Just in time for warm summer days, ...
By Vera Kochan

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