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MOFD Chief Dave Winnacker outlines new fire code Photo Nick Marnell
Moraga audience presses MOFD chief over his proposed fire code
By Nick Marnell
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Chief Dave Winnacker spelled out the rationale for his proposed fire code, which will affect district parcels, remodels and new construction, to an audience of nearly 100 at the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School
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Giant rolls of paper Photos Vera Kochan
What it takes to bring the Lamorinda Weekly to your door
By Vera Kochan
Few people realize the hard work and time consuming effort it takes to produce a newspaper. From the conception of an article to the final process of delivery, keeping
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Hank the horse walks into the Roundup, then critiques Carole Sinclair's pool stance on a recent visit to the saloon. Photos provided
A horse walks into a bar...
By Pippa Fisher
What's to be done at the local saloon when there's no hitching post? Why, ride `em right in, of course.
It is certainly not an ...read

 
Controversial housing bill SB 50 fails to pass senate
By Sora O'Doherty
The California Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 50 Jan. 30, effectively killing the controversial housing bill for this legislative term. The vote was 18 in favor, 15 against, and six "no vote recorded." ...read
Drew Anderson in 2013 Photos Gint Federas
Drew Anderson's long and winding road to the NFL
By Jon Kingdon
The Arizona Cardinals concluded the 2019 season Dec. 29 with a loss to the Los Angeles Rams, finishing their season with a 5-10-1 record. Earlier in the week, with little fanfare, the Cardinals activated Drew ...read

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Design tips to shoo away winter blues
By Amanda Eck
The chilly air and overcast skies can dampen our spirits, but using a few tried and true design tips can help enhance our homes and chase away the winter blues. Bringing in pops of color and shimmering light ...read
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The importance of Lafayette Parcel Tax Measure

We recently received a mailing from the Lafayette School District (LafSD) that illuminated, again, the fiscal challenges the LafSD faces because of inadequate funding from the State of California. This State support is responsible for the majority

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A vote for Measure L

As a dad, my children's education is an extraordinary priority. We moved to Lafayette because of the outstanding schools and the special character, semi-rural nature of the community. When we saw that the town's official motto was "Green Hills, Great Schools" it was...

Request for more detail

I was perplexed by the Jan. 22 article "Skinner letter prompts outrage." It didn't clearly explain what State Sen. Nancy Skinner allegedly did that was wrong (much...


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Traffic concerns at heart of residents' objections to 315-unit development
By Pippa Fisher
The Planning Commission held a joint meeting with the Transportation and Circulation Commission on Jan. 21 as a first look at the results of the traffic impact study report for the proposed Terraces d ...read

Council strikes a more measured note in response to Skinner letter
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette City Council spent close to an hour and a half thrashing out the nuances of language for their response to a message received in December from State Sen. Nancy Skinner at a recent meeting. ...read

Sold-out event celebrates Business Person of the Year
By Pippa Fisher
The city of Lafayette celebrated its 30th Business Person of the Year, Jennifer Perlmutter, Jan. 31 with a sold-out dinner at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa. The annual event traditionally also features the ...read
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Building for the Future: Moraga town council's goals for 2020
By Vera Kochan
Each January the Moraga Town Council decides upon the goals for the new year, and this year was no exception. Labeling the goals "Building for the Future" is the mantra the council members and town staff ...read

Town council officially endorses Measure M
By Vera Kochan
At the Jan. 22 Moraga Town Council meeting, the council members unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the renewal of the $192 parcel tax benefiting the Moraga School District through the upcoming Measure ...read

Moraga announces Business Person and Nonprofit of the Year
By Vera Kochan
This year's recipients for Business and Nonprofit of the Year are Mechanics Bank and Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team. Both recipients will be celebrated at a special dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. ...read
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Orinda polls residents on renewing/increasing sales tax; attitude toward private roads
By Sora O'Doherty
Selected Orinda residents will be polled early this month on a potential ballot measure to renew the current half-cent sales tax and perhaps raise it to one cent. A subcommittee of the city council consisting ...read

Orinda makes the list of America's best cities
By Sora O'Doherty
City Manager Steve Salomon included in his Jan. 21 report to the Orinda City Council the fact that in a survey of the 50 best cities in America, Orinda ranked number 28. The 24/7 Wall St. ranking, published on ...read

Controversial housing bill SB 50 fails to pass senate
By Sora O'Doherty
The California Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 50 Jan. 30, effectively killing the controversial housing bill for this legislative term. The vote was 18 in favor, 15 against, and six "no vote recorded." ...read
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A horse walks into a bar...
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Brook Street Park creek bank restored by Girl Scout group
Building for the Future: Moraga town council's goals for 2020
Campolindo brothers
Controversial housing bill SB 50 fails to pass senate
Council strikes a more measured note in response to Skinner letter
Design tips to shoo away winter blues
Diablo Symphony's All Beethoven Concert features award-winning Campo choir
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Drew Anderson's long and winding road to the NFL
Home organization tips from a pro
Lafayette Police Blotter
Lamorinda Cancer Crushers raise funds to crush leukemia and lymphoma
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary donation to THT used for new carpeting
Lamorinda vintner receives coveted wine competition awards
Letters to the editor
Making Orinda and Moraga HeartSafe
Moraga announces Business Person and Nonprofit of the Year
Moraga audience presses MOFD chief over his proposed fire code
Moraga Police Blotter
No sweets for our sweet dogs for Valentine's Day
Orinda makes the list of America's best cities
Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda polls residents on renewing/increasing sales tax; attitude toward private roads
'Pain & Glory' - Pedro Almodovar's latest touching self-portrait
Rocky Road Cake, a dense and delicious dessert
Sold-out event celebrates Business Person of the Year
Town council officially endorses Measure M
Traffic concerns at heart of residents' objections to 315-unit development
What it takes to bring the Lamorinda Weekly to your door
Town council officially endorses Measure M
By Vera Kochan
At the Jan. 22 Moraga Town Council meeting, the council members unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the renewal of the $192 parcel tax benefiting the Moraga School District through the upcoming Measure ...read

Brook Street Park creek bank restored by Girl Scout group
Submitted by Esther Dean, El Reid, Celia Farrell

On the banks of Lafayette Creek, just a hop over the fence from Brook Street Park, 21 volunteers stood listening to John ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb 12, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Feb. 10, at 6pm
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Campolindo brothers
By Jon Kingdon
Last season, the theme song for the Campolindo boy's basketball team was "We are the Champions" by Queen. Though that may ultimately be their theme song once again this year, as this point, it could just as ...read

Drew Anderson's long and winding road to the NFL
By Jon Kingdon
The Arizona Cardinals concluded the 2019 season Dec. 29 with a loss to the Los Angeles Rams, finishing their season with a 5-10-1 record. Earlier in the week, with little fanfare, the Cardinals activated Drew ...read

 
 
 
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Saint Mary’s College Museum Art (SMCMoA) is opening two new exhibitions on Feb. 12; “Feminizing Permanence” features 40 historical and contemporary artworks by 40 women artists ...

Campolindo High School Music Department invites you to their Winter Concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Campolindo Performing Arts Center, 300 Moraga Rd., Moraga. The concert ...

Orinda Books - The Poetry Circle will read and discuss “Father’s Day” by Matthew Zapruder at 11 a.m. on Feb. 10. They meet  ...

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'Pain & Glory' - Pedro Almodovar's latest touching self-portrait
By Sophie Braccini
"Pain and Glory" is probably the most personal of the famous director, Pedro Almodovar. The Spanish movie scene's "enfant terrible" is now 70 years old, and with this film, part autobiography and part fiction, ...read

Lamorinda Cancer Crushers raise funds to crush leukemia and lymphoma
By Sora O'Doherty
Two high school candidates are participating in a national fundraising drive to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Under the mentorship of Jonathan Faulks, Acalanes students Riley Perlman and ...read

Diablo Symphony's All Beethoven Concert features award-winning Campo choir
Submitted by Helen Duncan
The award-winning concert choirs of Moraga's Campolindo High and Danville's San Ramon Valley High join the Diablo Symphony Orchestra and four Bay Area soloists in performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at ...read

Home organization tips from a pro
By Jenn Freedman
With the new year comes resolutions and fresh starts, and for many of us, the craving to get organized. But where do you start? And how do you get organized and stay organized?
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