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Lafayette Chamber office burns to the ground
By Nick Marnell
A 3-alarm fire destroyed a commercial building at 100 Lafayette Circle that housed 10 local businesses, including the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and La Finestra Restaurant. ...read


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Fire Chief departing MOFD
By Nick Marnell
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Stephen Healy plans to leave the district in September, he announced July 11. “New boards come in with different values and perspectives and I have to respect that,” Healy said. ...read


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Residents and city dignitaries cut the ribbon to reopen Miner Road. Photo Steve Ehrhardt
With fanfare, Miner Road reopens to the public after sinkhole
By B. B. Kaye
As city officials set out tables and chairs, bottled water and cupcakes, residents streamed in to see the reopening ceremony of Miner Road. Work crews hurried to clear the site, right up to the minute Orinda ...read

Trees at risk at the Lafayette Reservoir. Photo provided
Complaint filed in attempt to save targeted trees in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
The group known as Save Lafayette Trees has filed a complaint in court demanding the reversal of a tree-cutting agreement in order to protect 272 trees deemed at risk from PG&E chainsaws.
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Brooke Panfili's first love is basketball. Photos Gint Federas
Double trouble: Acalanes' Brooke Panfili earns 1st-Team honors in 2 sports
By Karl Buscheck
For veteran coach Victor Silva, it's difficult to name a peer when it comes to Brooke Panfili, the recently graduated as a dual-sport star at Acalanes.
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Star jasmine cascading over a rock border gives dimension to a garden. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
The singular American summer festivity of Independence Day is a time for people to gather, celebrate, travel, and spend treasured moments with family and friends. Picnics, barbecues, swim parties, parades, ...read
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Clean up your trash at the Commons

Dear Editor, Even though Moraga's small public works staff did its usual amazing job of getting the Commons back in order after the Fourth of July extravaganza, a tremendous amount of trash on the bandshell hill needed to be removed on the morning of the July 5. It made
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Less students on the bus means more cars on the road

Dear Editor, Reportedly a "School Bus Stop Safety Study" has been done for Orinda School Bus Routes which proposes "significant school bus route changes" to many Orinda bus routes
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Vision for Lafayette creeks applauded but council takes no action yet
By Pippa Fisher
As plans for the restoration and development of the downtown creeks are unveiled - including viewing areas and patios, creek access  ...read

Leigh Creekside Park is as controversial as ever
By Pippa Fisher
More than 50 meetings later, the controversy around Leigh Creekside Park remains as acrimonious as
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County Planning Commission OK's Saranap Village; Board of Supes next
By John T. Miller
Before an overflow crowd of more than 200 residents, the Contra Costa County Planning Commission voted 4-1 to approve Hall Equity Group's plans to build Saranap Village. Commissioner Donna Allen, who echoed ...read
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Moraga declares fiscal emergency with thin budget
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga Administrative Director Amy Cunningham asked the Moraga Town Council to declare a fiscal emergency for the town.
This ...read

Moraga Town Council postpones local Poet Laureate decision
By Sophie Braccini
The members of the Moraga Town Council could not decide if a local poet laureate should be a shared Lamorinda resource or uniquely Moraga's.
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Jay Ingram reflects on future challenges for Moraga Parks and Recreation
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga Parks and Recreation Director Jay Ingram left the town of Moraga after the Fourth of July festivities to take a new position in Pleasanton, where he will lead the much bigger community services ...read
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Main Street America promotes a healthy vision for Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
When Main Street America offered its final report to the Orinda city council, there were some surprises.
While the study ...read

Taste of the World food trucks coming to Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Orindans will soon be able to enjoy a weekly food truck event involving seven food trucks from Taste of the World from 5 to 9 p.m. each Thursday Aug. 5 through Oct. 19 in front of the Orinda Community Center. ...read

Orinda employees strike, citing 'bad faith negotiating'
By Sora O'Doherty
City of Orinda workers represented by Teamster Union 856 staged a two-day strike to protest what they see as unfair bargaining by the city.
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With fanfare, Miner Road reopens to the public after sinkhole
Complaint filed in attempt to save targeted trees in Lafayette
Lamorinda's doctor in the dugout
Lafayette Police Blotter
Mark Kindhouse resigns, opening a vacancy on the Lafayette School District board
Vision for Lafayette creeks applauded but council takes no action yet
Leigh Creekside Park is as controversial as ever
Moraga Police Blotter
Moraga declares fiscal emergency with thin budget
Moraga Town Council postpones local Poet Laureate decision
Jay Ingram reflects on future challenges for Moraga Parks and Recreation
Check presentation for all-access playground
Orinda Police Blotter
Main Street America promotes a healthy vision for Orinda
Taste of the World food trucks coming to Orinda
Orinda employees strike, citing 'bad faith negotiating'
Orinda Planning Commission supports Short Term Rental restrictions
Still no construction activity at stations 43 and 16
County Planning Commission OK's Saranap Village; Board of Supes next
Letters to the Editor
Lamorinda Pétanque goes global
Lafayette Plaza rocked by Lamorinda Idol finalists
Orinda on parade: Celebrations mark Independence Day around town
Moragan runs half marathon to take Global Healing to its next phase
Community mourns Miler Gloor Magrath, longtime Lafayette business owner
Lafayette Juniors raise $60,000 for local nonprofit charities
Moraga Troop 212 celebrates 10 new Eagle Scouts
Troop 30638 earns Silver Awards
Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award
Rotary helps fund buses and other aid for Indian orphanage
Lions roar with Pride Awards
Service-Learning Camp offers teens a diverse experience
Film Clips
A realistic and raw version of 'The Glass Menagerie' at CalShakes
Thoughtful Food
Carne Asada & Charred Vegetable Parmesan-crusted Tacos
A note to caregivers when it's time for outside care for elderly loved ones
Double trouble: Acalanes' Brooke Panfili earns 1st-Team honors in 2 sports
2016-2017 Boys DFAL All League, Spring Sports
Lamorinda U16 Girls reach Champions State Cup Final
MBA Yankees win Mustang division championship
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Orinda Aquatics hosts the 2017 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Mark Kindhouse resigns, opening a vacancy on the Lafayette School District board
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette School District board announced a vacancy following the resignation of Board Member Mark Kindhouse and is now seeking applicants.
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Lions roar with Pride Awards
Submitted by Dan Hagan
Once again the Moraga Lions gave out Lions Pride awards to students from the Lamorinda middle schools. The students are recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school. The 2016 ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, TBA, at 7:30pm

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

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

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, TBA, at 4pm
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2016-2017 Boys DFAL All League, Spring Sports
DAL All-League - Valley Division
Baseball - 2016-17
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Lamorinda U16 Girls reach Champions State Cup Final
Submitted by Christine Pitt
The U16 Lamorinda girls soccer team reached the champions U16 State Cup Final, the highest level of the State Cup.
For many ...read

MBA Yankees win Mustang division championship
Submitted by Brian Myers
On June 6 the Moraga Baseball Association Yankees won the Mustang division championship, hosted at Buckeye Fields in Lafayette.
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Calendar, Event Listingsread all
Enjoy a Twilight Concert and Picnic honoring our veterans and saluting our troops featuring The Midnight Flyers (acoustic Eagles covers) and The Big Band ...

Cal Shakes will present “The Glass Menagerie” written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Lisa Portes from July 5-30 at the Bruns Amphitheater  ...

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center is celebrating makers, creators, and the curious in the community at MakerFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. The ...

Life in Lamorindaread all
Lamorinda Pétanque goes global
By Sophie Braccini
Do you know pÇtanque? Fourteen-year-old Lafayette resident Noah Sonet does and he is representing Lamorinda at the pÇtanque world championship in Marseilles, France this summer.

Orinda on parade: Celebrations mark Independence Day around town
By B. B. Kaye
Thousands of people from Lamorinda and beyond, festively dressed in red, white and blue, strolled from the BART station and parking lots of businesses closed for Independence Day. Families set up folding ...read

Moragan runs half marathon to take Global Healing to its next phase
By Sophie Braccini
Doctor John Donnelly has never been afraid to reinvent himself in order to achieve what he believes is the right thing.
The ...read

Service-Learning Camp offers teens a diverse experience
By Adam Blake
Hidden behind towering shelves of canned goods and fresh produce, a group of 15 cheerful Lamorinda day-campers diligently bagged juicy plumbs into bright green bags.
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