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Saint Mary's College Graduate School Advisor Brother Glenn Bolton, FSC, EdD. Photo Vera Kochan
Saint Mary's College seeks job placement opportunities for its students
By Vera Kochan
It comes as no surprise to anyone living in Lamorinda that there is a prestigious college within our midst. Looking to add another link in the town-gown bridge is Saint Mary's College Graduate School Advisor Brother Glenn Bolton. Bolton and ...read

Don Tatzin with his wife Ellen Reintjes and border collies (from left) Cloud, Tenaya and Greylock form what the family calls a "Happy Pack." Photo provided
Lafayette's Citizen of the Year, four decades of service
By Pippa Fisher
This year's Citizen of the Year needs little introduction to many in the community. Indeed if there are any residents who haven't heard his name, the odds are still pretty good  ...read


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Cal Fire conservation crew at the 2018 Bear Ridge fuel reduction project in north Orinda. Photo MOFD
MOFD awarded major state wildfire prevention grant
By Nick Marnell
Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved a multimillion dollar project to reduce fuel loads in the high-risk wildfire areas of north Orinda and along Lafayette Ridge, stemming from a grant application submitted to the ...read

Lamorinda council members hear a presentation on the CASA Compact at the March 6 Tri-Cities meeting. Photo Jeff Heyman, city of Lafayette
Lamorinda officials tear into regional housing proposal
By Nick Marnell
A plan to confront the housing affordability crisis in the Bay Area failed to impress the 15 Lamorinda council members or the public at the March 6 Tri-Cities Council Meeting in Lafayette, with host city ...read
Aidan Mahaney Photos Gint Federas
Campo wins state championship
By Jon Kingdon
Champions! Utilizing a consistent offense and a smothering defense, the Campolindo boys high school basketball team claimed the State Championship at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento by defeating Colony High ...read

Creating an outdoor oasis of greenery landscape attracts abundance and new beginnings to your home. Photo provided
Welcome spring with the delightful Feng Shui wood element
By Michele Duffy
Although the chilly morning temps register at a brisk 37 degrees, spring is awakening slowly and this much-anticipated season is long overdue. The backdrop of spring's bloom provides a gentle shift away from ...read
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Potential MOFD financial emergency warning

Director Jex has once again asserted that MOFD is facing a "financial emergency." Since his first Board meeting over two years ago Director Jex has repeatedly stated the District faces potential "bankruptcy". In fact, on at least two separate occasions Director Jex has stated the District must be prepared to "close a Fire Station".
Director Jex has made a significant contribution to the auditing of MOFD's Financials. His skill as an auditor is non pareil. However, when Director Jex steps from the role of an auditor to one of a financial analyst, Director Jex demonstrates

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City moves closer to codifying procedure to fill vacancies on council
By Pippa Fisher
Following the contentious and divisive situation the city council found themselves in two months ago as they grappled with how to fill a suddenly-vacant seat on the city council mid-term, the council has now ...read

Lafayette set to outlaw FTPs
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette is moving closer to banning flavored tobacco products and implementing a tobacco retailer's license.
The council ...read

Lafayette to form `hybrid' citizen group on gas safety
By Pippa Fisher
It might not look exactly like what Save Lafayette Trees had in mind for establishing a safety task force, but, mindful of minimizing potential exposure to litigation, the Lafayette City Council has agreed to ...read
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Moraga's Public Works Department wins prestigious award
By Vera Kochan
The Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association has bestowed a high honor upon Public Works Director Edric Kwan and his team. The 2019 award was in the category of Disaster or ...read

Donation from Hacienda Foundation earmarked for Casita improvements
By Vera Kochan
The Hacienda Foundation of Moraga, established in 2006, had a mission to "enhance, promote and preserve the Hacienda de las Flores."
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Mayor proclaims March as American Red Cross month
By Vera Kochan
Given the constant rate of global natural disasters, few, if any, have not heard of the American Red Cross and the amazing work it has done to alleviate humankind's misery. During Moraga's March 13 town ...read
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EBMUD moves forward with photovoltaic energy project
By Sora O'Doherty
A large 20-acre flat area near Briones Reservoir has been selected by the East Bay Municipal Utility District for a 5-megawatt renewable energy project. Known as the Duffel Site, the photovoltaic energy ...read

Council recognizes newly appointed city commissioners and committee members
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda City Council included on its March 5 agenda a measure to recognize newly appointed city commissioners and committee members. The following individuals were recognized: Robert Hubner, Planning ...read

ConnectOrinda reaches project selection stage
By Sora O'Doherty
Following the consultant selection, the launch and the workshop,
ConnectOrinda received over 1,000 comments between the ...read
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Campo wins state championship
MOFD awarded major state wildfire prevention grant
Ribbon cutting at St. Perpetua's new community center - building 'community and connection'
City moves closer to codifying procedure to fill vacancies on council
Lafayette's Citizen of the Year, four decades of service
Lafayette set to outlaw FTPs
Lafayette to form `hybrid' citizen group on gas safety
Moraga's Public Works Department wins prestigious award
Donation from Hacienda Foundation earmarked for Casita improvements
Mayor proclaims March as American Red Cross month
EBMUD moves forward with photovoltaic energy project
Council recognizes newly appointed city commissioners and committee members
`Magic Penny' adds to magical Orinda awards night
ConnectOrinda reaches project selection stage
Broschard named new ConFire chief
Fire chief departs with the respect and appreciation of the rank and file
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Lamorinda officials tear into regional housing proposal
Letters to the editor
Saint Mary's College seeks job placement opportunities for its students
Papa John celebrates 1,000th student at chicken workshop
Orinda woman honored for 30 years of volunteering for hospitalized children
Playwrights' CageMatch pits writers against one another
Acalanes alum speaks to local teens about anxiety
NCL `Love Your Heart' Event a huge success
New Troop 224 Eagle Scouts
Several Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state finals
PCO performs `Schubert - The Sublime' at LLLC
With summer fast approaching, lifeguard slots open at regional parks
`Lamorinda Teens Read' program returns for second year
Say goodbye to winter with this white bean chicken chili
The College Admissions Scam
Burton Valley fifth-grader advances to GeoBee state finals
15th Annual JF Kapnek 5/K Fun Run Supports Education and Wellness for Zimbawe Children
Saint Mary's defeats No. 1 Gonzaga to earn spot in NCAA Tournament
Lamorinda softball season's optimistic open
Lamorinda Water Polo makes strong showing at KAP7
A soggy but strong open to Lamorinda baseball season
2018-2019 Boys DAL All League, Winter Sports
Lamorinda 'Lamo' Rugby currently ranked No. 1 high school club team in the nation
Lafayette 7th Grade Boys win Next Level Championship
St. Monica 6th Grade Boys do it again
Santa Maria 6th Grade American Girls win Diocese Championship
7th Grade Girls National CYO Champions - Santa Maria
California Magic 04 Girls Soccer Team finds success at Copa Surf
Welcome spring with the delightful Feng Shui wood element
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
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Several Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state finals
Submitted by Nancy Phan Fields and Hannah Yan
After facing tough competition at the regional finals held March 2 at Concord High School, several local Odyssey of the Mind teams advanced to compete at the Northern California State finals this year: Orinda ...read

Burton Valley fifth-grader advances to GeoBee state finals
Submitted by Diane Hong
Burton Valley Elementary School fifth-grader Jacob Jo won this year's National Geographic GeoBee at his school and passed the qualification test to enter the state finals. According to its website, The ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Tuesday, April 16, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, April 8, at 4pm
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Saint Mary's defeats No. 1 Gonzaga to earn spot in NCAA Tournament
By Jon Kingdon
This has been quite a weekend for the Bennett family and defensive basketball. After watching his sons Cade and Chase's Campolindo basketball team defeat Colony High School to win the state championship, ...read

Lamorinda softball season's optimistic open
By Jon Kingdon
It would not seem like the start to a new season if there wasn't some type of distraction for the Lamorinda softball teams as they began preseason preparation. Battling through the rain, the teams have begun ...read

A soggy but strong open to Lamorinda baseball season
By Jon Kingdon
All three of the Lamorinda High Schools made the playoffs last season and all have demonstrated the potential to reach the playoffs again this year.
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Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, performs Schubert’s Octet, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, and Francaix’s Dixtuor, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 ...

April’s First Friday Forum speaker, William Gee Wong, will bring a special perspective to the issue of immigration, among other issues, as he presents “Father and Son: Exclusion, Inclusion ...

The Orinda Garden Club presents Fire Resistant Landscaping by garden designer Kate Frey at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the Orinda Library Auditorium. It’s a given that homeowners ...

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Papa John celebrates 1,000th student at chicken workshop
By Pippa Fisher
Proving the impact one individual can have on a community, John Kiefer, better known in these parts as Papa John, clocked his 1,000th student at his March 3 chicken workshop. It could be said his impact is far ...read

Orinda woman honored for 30 years of volunteering for hospitalized children
By Sora O'Doherty
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area honored Orinda resident Deana Freedman at the end of February with the organization's 2018 Big Red Shoe Award. Every year, RMHC Bay Area's Big Red Shoe Award is ...read

Playwrights' CageMatch pits writers against one another
By Sophie Braccini
Over 300 playwrights from across the English speaking world entered a unique theater competition offered through Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette - all for the glory and the fun of it. The five best plays will ...read

Acalanes alum speaks to local teens about anxiety
By Diane Claytor
Anyone who is a teenager, has a teenager or ever was a teenager can fully understand what the experts say: those teen years are difficult. Young people, perhaps more so today than in the past, are stressed, ...read
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