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Firefighters called upon to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
By Nick Marnell
Acknowledging that the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout has moved slowly, Contra Costa Health Services announced Jan. 11 that it will use firefighter-paramedics to help distribute the vaccine within the county. Since mid-December, the county had administered 36,000 doses of the vaccine as of Jan. 15. At that rate, with the county's professed goal of vaccinating 725,000 residents ...read



Dying Monterey pines clustered near Briones Reservoir in Orinda. Photo Nick Marnell
Thousands of dead trees pose extreme fire risk in Lamorinda
By Nick Marnell
You do not have to drive very far in Lamorinda before you see dead or dying trees. "I removed thousands of dead trees in Lamorinda last year," said Brian Gates of Expert Tree Service in Orinda. "By summer, ...read

Seniors aged 75 and older roll down their windows to receive vaccinations Jan. 16 at a drive-through event. Photo Pippa Fisher
Community partnership brings vaccines to local seniors
By Pippa Fisher
Hundreds of seniors were able to get their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations at a drive-through event that was the result of a true community partnership.
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Parents and students protest Jan. 15 at a "Let them Play" rally outside Acalanes High School. Photo Melissa Murphy
Frustration with state and governor prompts rallies for high school sports
By Jon Kingdon
Parents from all around the state of California held "Let Them Play" rallies Jan. 15 at their respective high schools, which included Acalanes and Campolindo. A Facebook account started by parents at Torrey ...read

Arugula is easy to grow from seed. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandhi
I popped the crunchy pods of my ...read
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New mayor lays out goals for 2021
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette's newly elected mayor laid out her goals for the coming year during the final meeting of 2020, highlighting public safety, housing, wildfire safety, term limits, and equity and inclusion.
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Lamorinda Village honors Lafayette resident Suzy Pak
By Pippa Fisher
A global pandemic isn't going to deter one of Lamorinda's most proactive seniors organizations from celebrating the year and honoring all the volunteers on whom they rely. This year the Ed Stokes Volunteer of ...read

Limited number of affordable homes now available at Woodbury Highlands
By Pippa Fisher
The chance to apply for a new below market rate home in Woodbury Highlands is being offered now but the current pre-application period is set to close soon.
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New Moraga mayor looks forward to serving the community
By Vera Kochan
Mike McCluer was officially nominated and elected mayor of Moraga during the Dec. 9 town council meeting with Steve Woehleke nominated and elected as vice mayor.
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Town council establishes a Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee
By Vera Kochan
In a year full of unprecedented global turmoil and disruption, and in response to local efforts to increase awareness about diversity issues, the Moraga Town Council formed a Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc ...read

Moraga's electric vehicle charging stations are up and running
By Vera Kochan
In keeping with the town's Climate Action Plan goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, four electric vehicle charging stations are now fully functional within Moraga.
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Orinda honors volunteers and PG&E friend
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda city council took the opportunity on Jan. 12 to honor some people who have contributed to the quality of life in the city.
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No plays in the park? Enjoy 'Pinocchio' online
By Sora O'Doherty
Recognizing that fans are missing live performances at Orinda Community Park, the Orinda Starlight Village Players (OrSVP) has released a video of its 2015 production of "Pinocchio." The free video is ...read

Orinda changes approach to road maintenance
By Sora O'Doherty
The city of Orinda, which was incorporated in 1985 primarily to deal with the horrendous condition of its roads, is now taking a major step in adopting a new policy for how it will deal with road maintenance. ...read
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Thousands of dead trees pose extreme fire risk in Lamorinda
Community partnership brings vaccines to local seniors
New mayor lays out goals for 2021
Lamorinda Village honors Lafayette resident Suzy Pak
Limited number of affordable homes now available at Woodbury Highlands
Lafayette mayor addresses concerns on overpass protest tensions
New Moraga mayor looks forward to serving the community
Town council establishes a Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee
Moraga's electric vehicle charging stations are up and running
Longtime Public Works employee retires after 25 years on the job
Orinda honors volunteers and PG&E friend
No plays in the park? Enjoy 'Pinocchio' online
Orinda changes approach to road maintenance
LAC keeps Orinda galleries going virtually
Firefighters called upon to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
Upcoming Community Wildfire Prevention Plan meetings
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Closing for good, Sewnow says goodbye
Food trucks pop up at the Roundup
Saint Mary's College names its 30th president
'Deconstruction:' Empowering cancer survivors through art
Packed with flavor, this Mediterranean meal will bowl you over
Lynn's Top Five
Gold Coast Chamber Players announce virtual concerts for 2021
Legal professionals needed for Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial
Lamorinda Idol winter finalists announced
Local church offers help to community's food insecure
Holly Fisher Baumgartner
Aras Vytautas Grakauskas
Frustration with state and governor prompts rallies for high school sports
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
The Real Estate Year in Review
Legal professionals needed for Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial
Submitted by Jonathan Lance
Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are invited to provide assistance to their future colleagues at the upcoming 40th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held ...read

Lamorinda Idol winter finalists announced
By Sora O'Doherty
Lamorinda Idol finalists in categories including kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eight grade and high school have been named by the Lamorinda Arts Council. There are ...read
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Frustration with state and governor prompts rallies for high school sports
By Jon Kingdon
Parents from all around the state of California held "Let Them Play" rallies Jan. 15 at their respective high schools, which included Acalanes and Campolindo. A Facebook account started by parents at Torrey ...read

 
 
 

 
 
 
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'Deconstruction:' Empowering cancer survivors through art
By Diane Claytor
A very small group of family and friends will safely gather Jan. 24 to celebrate the 70th birthday of longtime Lafayette resident Joyce Mallonee. Sadly, she will not be in attendance. Mallonee died in October ...read

Packed with flavor, this Mediterranean meal will bowl you over
By Susie Iventosch
Bowls are trendy and also a fun way to combine all sorts of your favorite ingredients into a dish that can be a complete and colorful meal! It's hard to find a menu these days that doesn't offer a "bowl" ...read

Gold Coast Chamber Players announce virtual concerts for 2021
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen
Gold Coast Chamber Players continue their virtual concerts in 2021 with an ambitious series of six new programs. The 2020 Fall Series, Bach Shorts, featured leading Bay Area cellists in an intimate exploration ...read

Lynn's Top Five
By Lynn Ballou CFPr
I've received many inquiries these past few weeks from those who are concerned about Prop 19's provision regarding the transfer of their property tax basis to children and grandchildren with respect to certain ...read
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