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Lynn's Top Five
I wrote this while waiting for the power outage ax to fall. Not exactly how I was hoping to enjoy those otherwise beautiful fall days and I'm sure you shared my frustration! When the power was back on and your lives returned to "normal," your thoughts might have ...By Lynn Ballou, Certified Financial Planner

It's dj vu - there's an OSH back in town
No, you're not seeing things. The new OSH is open for business at 1550 Canyon Road, Moraga.
Replacing Orchard Supply Hardware, which parent company Lowe's closed last November, the new ...
By Vera Kochan

Lynn's Top Five
It's always fun to have a theme for my column. With Halloween here tomorrow, this is a wonderful opportunity to dig into my bag of planning treats to share five "tricks" to avoid in your financial planning. See if you recognize yourself in any of these disguises and ...By Lynn Ballou, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM

Changes at Rheem Shopping Center
The fall season has brought a handful of changes to Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center. In September, Squeeze Juice Bar opened in the former location of Little Hearty Noodle next to CVS. The bar features smoothies, shakes, fresh pressed juices, and soft-serve ice cream; ...By Jenn Freedman

Beyond Aero bike shop opens in Orinda
A new bicycle shop has opened in Orinda at 85 Orinda Way, formerly the home of Tally Home, which closed. Andres Douzoglou had been operating his shop, Beyond Aero, in Berkeley for a little over five years. The shop, located off San Pablo Avenue near Gilman, had a ...By Sora O'Doherty

Lamorinda growers begin grape harvest
Surrounded by the rolling Lamorinda hills in the morning glow above the vineyard, the leaves on the vines planted in 2005 beginning to change color, wine club members from Captain Vineyards in Moraga met early on Oct. 12 to participate in the annual harvest and crush ...By Jennifer Wake

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2019 showed solid ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Does your home truly reflect you?
In today's world we are constantly bombarded with images of beautiful spaces, from Instagram, Pinterest, magazines, home dcor TV shows and don't get me started on the inundation of local home dcor retail catalogs (some weighing more than my first born). We live in a ...By Amanda Eck

9Round Kickboxing Fitness Center opens in Lafayette
There's not a lot you can do in three minutes besides boiling an egg and getting into a ring to box and dance while trying to avoid being hit. Multiply those three minutes by nine and you will be able to get a complete workout at the recently opened 9Round Fitness Gym ...By Jon Kingdon

Navy officer, optometrist, professor ... turned chestnut farmer?
There is a saying, "If you want something done, ask a busy person." Weylin Eng seems to be proof that this is true. At 77, the Orinda resident is currently in his fourth successful career. He has been an optometrist and local business owner, a captain in the U.S. ...By Sora O'Doherty

Chabad Center opens in Lafayette
The Chabad Jewish Center of Lamorinda hosted a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 19 to welcome the community to their new premises at 3574 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette.
The center is ...
By Sora O'Doherty

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

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