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Fire districts prepare for PG&E planned power shutoffs
By Nick Marnell
As they are for any hazard, the Lamorinda fire agencies are prepared for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoffs that the utility may implement in extreme fire danger this summer and fall. "We don't consider the shutoffs any different from any other emergency," said Aaron McAlister, deputy fire chief of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. "We prepare ...read



9-year-old Lyla Mediano, Moraga Country Club Photo Gint Federas
Over 40 years of fun at Bottoms Up Meet
By Jon Kingdon
As a rule, being "odd" does not generally work in your favor and bottoms up is an invitation to take a drink. However, at the Bottoms Up Swim Meet held at Miramonte High School on June 30, being odd was an ...read

Photography by David Grube for John Muir Land Trust, c 2019
MOFD conducts first controlled burn exercise in Moraga
By Nick Marnell
Still frightened by the 2018 grass fire near Buckingham Drive, Moraga residents questioned the timing and the safety of a controlled burn conducted by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District on property recently ...read
Cassidy Haskell in 2016 Photo Gint Federas
Cassidy Haskell - running from Miramonte to California
By Jon Kingdon
With a high school career that could be described as ranging from the ecstasy to the agony and back again, Cassidy Haskell took a trip to Norway where she was able to visit "lots of family." It was here that ...read

Colorful succulent flowers Photo Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul"- John Muir
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Foul language

A fight broke out in Colorado among parents and coaches at a Little League game for 7-year-olds after the 13-year-old umpire issued a warning about their foul language.
Recently we tuned
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Affordable Housing

My husband and I have been residents of Lafayette since 1969. And we wanted to comment on the article by Nick Marnell about Assembly Woman Rebecca-Bauer-Kahanss positions on AB 1482 and AB 1487 by saying that we are the supporters of Bills that would help make fair and affordable housing in our city a possibility. The Assemblywoman did not vote against these bills...

National Lineworker Appreciation Day

July 10 is National Lineworker Appreciation Day, a day that we ask East Bay residents to take a moment to recognize the men and women who work around the clock to keep the lights on for our community.
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Here we go again - PG&E work to close St. Mary's Road this summer
By Pippa Fisher
If it sounds familiar, that's because it is the same as last year. Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be replacing sections of its natural gas pipeline between Rohrer Drive and South Lucille Lane. The ...read

Tribute to the Troops to honor military
By Pippa Fisher
It is a Lafayette favorite - with a backdrop of the setting sun by the tranquil waters of the Lafayette Reservoir, the Tribute to the Troops concert will be taking place on Saturday, July 13 from 5 p.m. to ...read

Community saddened as Nifty Thrift shuts after 40 years
By Pippa Fisher
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 ...read
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Town of Moraga and EBMUD in talks to avoid litigation
By Vera Kochan
During a Special Closed Session of the June 12 town council meeting, council members had authorized legal council to initiate litigation proceedings against East Bay Municipal Utility District, going so far as ...read

Broken water main causes minor detour on Canyon Road
By Vera Kochan
Just when Moraga residents thought that the town's underground woes were a thing of the past, on Monday, June 24, the Moraga Police Department initiated a detour off of Canyon Road near Sanders Drive.read

Wildfire prevention and preparedness workshop offers fire safety tips
By Vera Kochan
Campolindo High School hosted a community awareness workshop June 27 to further educate homeowners about wildfire prevention and preparedness. Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan sponsored the event, which was ...read
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Grand opening of Art and Garden Center gallery curated by Lamorinda Arts Council
By Sora O'Doherty
The public had the opportunity to meet featured artist Judy Chamberlin of Walnut Creek at  ...read

From Broadway to Opera, Orinda Rotary presents Opera in the Park
By Sora O'Doherty
Solo Opera teams up again this year with the Orinda Rotary Club to present the club's 11th annual Opera in the Park on Sunday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Orinda  ...read

Orinda icon loses lease for barn and pasture on PG&E land
By Sora O'Doherty
Bobbie Landers, former mayor of Orinda who was instrumental in the incorporation of the city and founded the  ...read
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Over 40 years of fun at Bottoms Up Meet
MOFD conducts first controlled burn exercise in Moraga
Here we go again - PG&E work to close St. Mary's Road this summer
Tribute to the Troops to honor military
Temporary Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail Bridge Closure
Free music and fun marks decade at Lamorinda Music
Community saddened as Nifty Thrift shuts after 40 years
Town of Moraga and EBMUD in talks to avoid litigation
Broken water main causes minor detour on Canyon Road
Wildfire prevention and preparedness workshop offers fire safety tips
Grand opening of Art and Garden Center gallery curated by Lamorinda Arts Council
From Broadway to Opera, Orinda Rotary presents Opera in the Park
Rheem easement is now a park
Orinda icon loses lease for barn and pasture on PG&E land
Fire prevention rises toward celebrity status at MOFD
Lafayette Fire Station 16: The long and winding road
Fire districts prepare for PG&E planned power shutoffs
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
Local artists' work offers glimpses of our modern world
A bitter subject at Sweet Thursdays author talk
Lynn's Top Five Meaningful family gifting that won't break the piggy bank!
Looking Good in Lamorinda
First Court of Honor for Lafayette Girls BSA Scout Troop
Moraga Lions Pride Award winners announced
~ Celebrations ~
Yolande Lesley Rowe
'Secret Ingredient' - Macedonian movie in Moraga
'The Good Person of Szechwan' in Orinda
Flaky, fluffy buttermilk biscuits a perfect jam accompaniment
STARS 2000's ABBA-solutely fun production of `Mama Mia!'
Students perform at Music Teachers Association convention
Cassidy Haskell - running from Miramonte to California
Swim team snack shack profits sink under county regulations
Two local water polo champs head to USC and Stanford
LMSC U15 Boys win Norcal Premier Spring League
9U MBA wins Touch Em All South Bay Tournament
LMYA Minors Girls Softball Champs
Moraga Mavericks 12U begins summer with a blast
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Students perform at Music Teachers Association convention
Submitted by Chris Casado
Lamorinda piano teacher Katharine Austin had six of her students perform at the Music Teachers Association of California convention in San Jose over the June 29 weekend. The kids were among 250 selected from ...read

STARS 2000's ABBA-solutely fun production of `Mama Mia!'
Submitted by Brian Purcell
Stars 2000, which includes 15 Lamorinda cast members, will bring the storytelling magic of ABBA'S timeless songs and the enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship to the stage starting July 19 at the ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
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Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
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Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
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Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
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Two local water polo champs head to USC and Stanford
By Jon Kingdon
It was Billie Jean King who said, "Champions keep playing until they get it right." Starting as freshmen for the Acalanes girls water polo team, Lexi Rowell and Alex Fellner led the Dons to an improved record ...read

Swim team snack shack profits sink under county regulations
By John T. Miller
A routine water quality check by the county health department at the Sun Valley pool in Lafayette a couple of years ago turned disastrous for the team's snack bar, essentially forcing its closure.
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LMSC U15 Boys win Norcal Premier Spring League
Submitted by Carolyn Martin
The Lamorinda Soccer Club 04BW team finished the NorCal Premier League Spring season undefeated and top of the table in the gold division. ...read
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Anne Morrison Rabe will be the featured Artist at Dr. Samadian’s Center for Reconstruction and Implant, 23 Orinda Way suite 301, Orinda. The show will run through the beginning ...

Outdoor concert with local singer-songwriter Laura Zucker at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $20 cover and ...

The Kyle Athayde Dance Party is coming to Lafayette on Wednesday, July 24 for a one set performance at the Lafayette Library, featuring special guest, Bijon Watson. The 20-piece big band features world class musicians from New York City, Los Angeles, and ...

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Local artists' work offers glimpses of our modern world
By John T. Miller
Taking their inspiration from the 19th century Impressionists, a pair of local artists will be showcased at the Orinda Library with their paintings titled "21st Century FlÉneurs." The show will run through the ...read

A bitter subject at Sweet Thursdays author talk
By Garrett Leahy
The topic at June's Sweet Thursdays author talk at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center was anything but sweet. New York Times bestselling author and Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Flynn Siler ...read

Looking Good in Lamorinda
By Moya Stone
Summer is here! It's time to freshen up our warm weather duds. Trends for the season include white, white, and more white. But color is important too and this year is all about off shades such as fiesta ...read

'Secret Ingredient' - Macedonian movie in Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
Macedonian movies are somewhat of a rarity in the U.S.; having one presented at the Rheem Theatre in Moraga is probably an all time first. "Secret Ingredient" is part of the International Film Showcase that ...read
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