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Moraga Stormwater Fee Measure failed
The property-related fee was proposed to generate revenue to address deteriorating storm drain pipes, infrastructure, and sinkholes; protect drinking water sources from pollutants; and, prevent local flooding due to insufficient capacity or condition. There was strong voter participation with 58.6% of parcels voting. The measure, however, was defeated with 52% (or 1,744) of the votes against and 48% (or 1,607) in support. This item has been placed on the Town Council May 23, 2018 agenda. -posted by Cynthia Battenberg, Moraga Town Manager

 
Fraudulent voter forms reappear in Lafayette
By Nick Marnell
Anxiety flooded through Lafayette as reports of fraudulent voter information forms emerged, rekindling concerns  ...read

Prop 64 made cannabis legal in Lamorinda. So where's the pot?
By Nick Marnell
Despite California's legalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana for adults, the three Lamorinda municipalities  ...read

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Kelsey Levant, left, and John Stepp work in the Campolindo garden with advisor Jane Kelson looking on. Photo John T. Miller
Learning farm to table techniques
By John T. Miller
Like keepers of the secrets to survival, a small percentage of students at Miramonte, Campolindo and Acalanes high schools are connected to garden projects where they learn the rudiments of seed production, ...read

 
Moraga digs its way out of fiscal emergency
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga town council members asked questions of administrative director Joe Tanner on May 8 before they agreed to support staff's recommendation to rescind the fiscal emergency that the town declared 10 ...read
Jacob Torba Photos Gint Federas
Split decision for Lamorinda Lacrosse at DAL Championships
By Jon Kingdon
The boys and girls DAL championship games played on May 4 had a distinct Lamorinda flavor  ...read

Liz Bittner, park supervisor of the Tilden Park Botanical Garden, collects samples in Orinda during Sudden Oak Death Blitz. Photos Sora O'Doherty
Locals take part in world's largest citizen scientist project
By Sora O'Doherty
Sudden Oak Death is an emerging infectious disease, and citizen scientists can  ...read
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Yes on L is best option

Yes on Measure L is Lafayette's best option. It's the safest way to protect against high-density development and unbearable traffic gridlock at Deer Hill and Pleasant Hill Road across from Acalanes High School.
I don't always agree with our City Council, but this time I do. City leaders are NOT engaging in scare tactics. If Measure L is defeated, the developer can

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BART Projects

The continuing project at the parking lot at the Lafayette BART station began in June 2017. It was supposed to take eight months. At the time of writing BART could not give the date it will be completed.
At the April 23...

No on L

Although I am a member of the Lafayette City Council, I am writing this letter in my capacity as a private citizen. From comments I have heard and questions that I have been asked, I believe that the following points need to be clarified:
* The Lafayette City...



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New memorial unveiled
By Pippa Fisher
The culmination of many years of work, the new memorial outside the Veterans Memorial Center was officially unveiled on April 29. The monument is inscribed with the 23 names of residents of Contra Costa County ...read

Community canine capers in Dogtown Downtown
By Pippa Fisher
Is Lafayette going to the dogs? It certainly is, at least on Saturday, May 19 with the ever-popular Dogtown Downtown event.
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Traffic dangers for students near schools
By Pippa Fisher
It was not an evening during which action would be taken, but the special joint meeting of the Lafayette City Council and the Lafayette School District board was nonetheless a good opportunity for dialog ...read
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2018 town goals approved at almost mid-year
By Sophie Braccini
The town council approved at the end of April the goals staff has been working on since the beginning of the year. This year's goals are predominantly continuations of last year's goals. With just over half of ...read

Joe Tanner: Moraga new administrative services director
By Sophie Braccini
Joe Tanner jumped in the driver's seat of Moraga's administrative services close to the finish line of the budget cycle: a very fast ride that required him to pick up speed within a few weeks. It was not a ...read

Moraga School District votes yes for storm drain fee
By Sophie Braccini
As the results from the vote regarding the storm drain fee are expected any day now, the Moraga School District board gave a last minute boost to the proponents of the fee by deciding to vote yes for its own ...read
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Compromise reached: Orinda to pay $200,000, Wilder to get sidewalks
By Sora O'Doherty
Negotiations between the Wilder Developer OGLLC and the city of Orinda have resulted in a compromise that allowed residents to support the adoption of the eighth Development Plan Amendment. The developer has ...read

Recognizing that special spark - Orinda School District honors its teachers
Submitted by Sylvia Jorgensen
Orinda has a long tradition celebrating the educators of its school district; after all, schools are the first reason people move to or stay in the city. This year the new superintendent of schools, Carolyn ...read

Orinda's Gilmore moves on
By Sora O'Doherty
As a small city, Orinda functions as a stepping stone for staff to gain valuable experience for a few years before moving on to more challenging venues. So it is that Tonya Gilmore, who has served as ...read
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Learning farm to table techniques
Moraga digs its way out of fiscal emergency
Fraudulent voter forms reappear in Lafayette
New memorial unveiled
Community canine capers in Dogtown Downtown
It's a wrap!
Traffic dangers for students near schools
City and schools work together for student safety on campus
Moraga Police Blotter
2018 town goals approved at almost mid-year
Joe Tanner: Moraga new administrative services director
Moraga School District votes yes for storm drain fee
Heated discussion on the dais about process
Orinda Police Blotter
Compromise reached: Orinda to pay $200,000, Wilder to get sidewalks
Recognizing that special spark - Orinda School District honors its teachers
Orinda's Gilmore moves on
Girls Makers Market showcases young entrepreneurs
Questions arise over MOFD financial strategy
Lafayette ambulance service unaffected by state bid-rigging allegations
Near-record attendance at MOFD Open House
Lafayette School District 2018-19 Teacher of the Year receives special visit
Goldsmith apprentices learn 3,000-year-old craft under close watch of master
Letters to the Editor
Prop 64 made cannabis legal in Lamorinda. So where's the pot?
Acalanes musical educator set to retire
The Peter Pan Foundation makes a difference through music and service
Wagner Ranch musical opens June 1
Talking with children about race
Cal Shakes summer conservatory at Saint Mary's College
Lamorinda OoTM teams advance to World Finals
Eleven Young Women Receive AAUW OML Scholarship Awards
Two new Troop 243 Eagle Scouts honored
Mary Corinne Collins Moore
Lucille Jane Madsen
2018 SUMMER CAMPS/Classes
Youth Ink ceremony 2018
Two new movies open this week in Orinda
A cheesy twist for cauliflower
Whole Cauliflower Roasted and Stuffed
Dog Flu in the Bay Area
Split decision for Lamorinda Lacrosse at DAL Championships
Acalanes and Miramonte Competitive Sport Cheer teams come to fore
Oakland Strokes sweep to nationals
2017-2018 Boys DAL All League Winter Sports
Lamorinda Divers qualify for NCS
California Magic 07 Boys win Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
California Magic 08 Girls sweep Bay Area Spring Cup
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Locals take part in world's largest citizen scientist project
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
New designs for spring
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
City and schools work together for student safety on campus
By Pippa Fisher
The city and school boards continue to work hard collaboratively to ensure student safety, particularly with regard to school site security.
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Lafayette School District 2018-19 Teacher of the Year receives special visit
Submitted by Jonathan Lance
Recently, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited Scott Westphal's classroom at Burton Valley Elementary School in Lafayette. Westphal, a 34-year Lafayette School District teacher, ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 30, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, June 11, at 6pm
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Acalanes and Miramonte Competitive Sport Cheer teams come to fore
By Jon Kingdon
What do George W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Kirk and Michael Douglas all have in common? They were all cheerleaders in high school. Cheerleading dates to 1877 at Princeton University though females did not ...read

2017-2018 Boys DAL All League Winter Sports
DAL All-League - Foothill Division
 Boys Basketball - 2017-18
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Oakland Strokes sweep to nationals
Submitted by Rachel Yates
The many hours of training, early mornings and grueling land and water workouts paid off this weekend for the Oakland Strokes Rowing Program as they put on a powerful performance to take a record breaking 18 ...read
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Lamorinda Village Travel Series: Photographer Rick Whitacre at 1 p.m. on May 22, at LOPC, 49 Knox Dr. Love photography and nature? Come see/hear from Rick! His specialty is scenes ...

The City of Orinda is hosting a Pan-Asian Arts Festival this Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27 at the Orinda Community Center and Orinda Library. The two-day celebration, part ...

Saint Mary’s choirs (Glee Club and Chamber Singers) present a “send-off” concert series at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18 at the Saint Mary’s Chapel before heading ...

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Acalanes musical educator set to retire
By John T. Miller
Revered music instructor Norm Dea, who worked 35 years in the Acalanes Union High School District, will retire at the end of this school year. Instead of answering the bell in August on the first day of ...read

The Peter Pan Foundation makes a difference through music and service
Submitted by Gina Campo
The Peter Pan Foundation is a nonprofit group in Lafayette, whose mission is to spread light, love and joy every day throughout the Bay Area at a dizzying pace, like when 10 princesses knocked on the door of a ...read

Talking with children about race
By Lou Fancher
The best way to talk about race with your children begins with a conversation with yourself. The self-speak must include close examination aimed at stripping the cover off a person's choice of friends, social ...read

Cal Shakes summer conservatory at Saint Mary's College
By Sophie Braccini
It is a match so perfect that one would wonder why it did not happen sooner: a summer Shakespeare Conservatory led by Cal Shakes on the beautiful grounds of Saint Mary's College. The theater company brings the ...read
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