Lynn's Top Five
I recently had lunch with a good friend who is working with her daughters to instill in them the importance of retaining some financial autonomy even as they forge new relationships and build families. Her daughters are grown, college graduates, and by all appearances, ...By Lynn Ballou, CFP(r)
Diablo Writers' Workshop inspires Lamorinda writers
Andrea Firth of Moraga and Janine de Boisblanc of Lafayette met in 2013 while working on their MFAs in Creative Non-Fiction from Saint Mary's College. Both authors pursued their degrees in order to hone their craft and tell their stories. Firth has written a ...By Kara Navolio
Lamorinda golfers take advantage of class offerings off the course
As a golfer, living in the Bay Area has many advantages. Weather permitting, one can conceivably play golf 12 months a year. Unless you belong to one of the two very fine private clubs in the Lamorinda area, The Orinda Country Club and The Moraga Country Club, one is ...By Jon Kingdon
Looking Good in Lamorinda: Holiday Chic
It's been over a year since Lafayette resident Debra Szidon launched her line of handbags called The Cass Clutch. Inspired by her love of vintage, Szidon recreated a 1970s handbag that she found in a San Francisco secondhand shop. The versatile bags in suede are a chic ...By Moya Stone
A good match for the holidays: Hollie's Homegrown and Hofssi Chocolates at Cine Cuvee
At a recent Lamorinda Business Women group meeting, Hollie Lucas-Alcalay participated in a panel discussion about partnerships. For the Moraga entrepreneur who grows and sells her herbs and derivative concoctions, it was a topic she understands well; she recently ...By Sophie Braccini
New business instills the love of books in local children
It's one of the best antidotes to a hectic day spent rushing from one activity to the next, one place to another: cuddling on the sofa or snuggling in bed with your freshly bathed, clean-smelling toddler beside you, reading his or her favorite story (even if it is for ...By Diane Claytor
Saranap Nostalgia: Digging into the past
With Hall Equities Group set to begin work on the new Saranap Village, we take another nostalgic look back to dig up old memories before the backhoes arrive.
Last issue recalled the old ...By John T. Miller
Business symposium focuses on 'getting back to basics'
Four distinguished panelists will examine ...Submitted by Kathe Nelson
Lafayette entrepreneur creates unique jewelry inspired by love of water
Launching a business takes planning, smarts, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. It's rare to find all those qualities in a 21-year-old. But Lafayette resident Marisa Tashima has done it with her own brand of jewelry, which she designs and creates herself.
By Kara Navolio
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2017 showed solid ...By Conrad Bassett
Saranap Nostalgia: Many memories to be razed
In a few short months the wrecking crews will descend on what was once the hub of unincorporated Saranap in order for Hall Equities Group to build the new, vibrant and updated Saranap Village.
By John T. Miller
Michelle Marcucci named Moraga Employee of the Month for October
The Moraga Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Moraga announced UPS store manager Michelle Marcucci was named October's Moraga Employee of the Month.
Marcucci, who has managed ...Submitted by Kevin Reneau
50 years of Valley Glass
Valley Glass is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in the Saranap area, churning out windows and mirrors for local homeowners and businesses at the same consistent pace as when it first opened in 1967.
By John T. Miller
Barranco finds a niche in Lafayette
Despite an abundance of dining choices available in Lafayette, the latest addition to "restaurant row" is generating quite a buzz. And it is not surprising. Named for the chef's hometown in Lima, Peru, Barranco specializes in fresh seafood.
By Pippa Fisher