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Canyon bridge closed indefinitely
 
The Canyon Road bridge that connects Moraga with the community of Canyon and the Redwood Canyon area, Tuesday, April 18 for an indefinite period of time. The bridge will be closed to all traffic, including vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian. ... read


Leslie Price in front of her new store. Photos provided
Designing woman: Local entrepreneur opens new shop in Lafayette
By Sophie Braccini
Leslie Price began her design career 17 years ago, while raising her two sons in Moraga. She started in real estate staging houses. Wanting to work with her hands, she developed an upholstery and a cushion making enterprise in her garage, before embarking in the next phase of her business life just a few weeks ago as she opened...
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Lafayette's Earth Day Festival targets 'Sustainable Youth'
By Pippa Fisher
With a very "hands-on" approach this year, Lafayette's 12th annual Earth Day Festival will showcase local youth groups as well as exhibitors.


Tom Stack wants to eliminate plastic water bottles at THT. Photo A. Scheck
Town Hall Theatre continues to lead by 'green' example in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
Joining forces with Sustainable Lafayette for an educational movie night, Town Hall Theatre continues to be a leader in "going green."
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The Don's Anna De Roque. Photos Gint Federas
All 3 Lamorinda girls' lacrosse teams in mix for Diablo Athletic League crown
By Karl Buscheck
As the second half of the Diablo Athletic League girls' lacrosse season rolls along, all three Lamorinda programs are making bids to secure the top spot in the standings.
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A Lafayette garden on the tour seen through an arbor. Photo provided
Orinda Garden Tour highlights outdoor living
By Sophie Braccini
Five Orinda and Lafayette gardens have been selected this year to showcase the best in elegant Californian suburban outside living in the biannual Orinda Garden Club Tour May 11.
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Lafayette's Downtown Creeks Plan continues to flow
By Pippa Fisher
While it continues to tweak the wording of the Downtown Creeks Preservation, Restoration and Development Plan, Lafayette's Creeks Committee will be moving the draft to the Planning Commission with the ...read

Judge rules in favor of city's position in lawsuit on Deer Hill housing development
By Pippa Fisher
A San Francisco-based housing advocate group suffered a setback in a recent Contra Costa Superior Court ruling regarding the potential development at Deer Hill in Lafayette.
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Lafayette wins Great Place in California award
By Pippa Fisher
As residents of Lafayette have long suspected, they are living in a pretty great city. Now the California Chapter of the America Planning Association has made that official with its "Great Places in C ...read
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Town of Moraga mulls tax for storm drain repair
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga has started preliminary work to propose a new tax of some form to fund its storm drain network repair and maintenance.
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Full-day kindergarten to start in Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
Beginning next fall, Moraga School District will implement a full-day kindergarten, probably with the present first-grade schedule.
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Group holds anti-war protest at Moraga Commons
Members of Indivisible Moraga braved a chilly north wind at the Moraga Commons April 13 and held a protest in tandem with nationwide vigils called by the organizers of the Women's March for the people of ...read
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Orindans eager to hear Urban Land Institute's initial thoughts on city's downtown development plans
By Sora O'Doherty
An overflow crowd of about 150 came to hear a presentation on downtown development by the Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel to a joint meeting of Orinda's city council and planning commission. ...read

Orinda police chief says crime is down, more solved
By Sora O'Doherty
Residential burglaries are down in Orinda, perhaps owing to security cameras, and the solve rate for crimes has jumped by double digits from five percent to 28 percent. In other good news, there is no "blue ...read

Orinda sinkhole repair clears high hurdle, work to begin this week
By Sora O'Doherty
For the first time, the Orinda City council used an exception to the Brown Act to add an urgent item to its agenda that came to light in order to quickly begin repairs on the Miner Road sinkhole: permits.read
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Lafayette's Earth Day Festival targets 'Sustainable Youth'
Town Hall Theatre continues to lead by 'green' example in Lafayette
Local school districts anticipate possible budget deficits
Lafayette Police Blotter
Lafayette's Downtown Creeks Plan continues to flow
Judge rules in favor of city's position in lawsuit on Deer Hill housing development
Every dog can have his day at Dogtown Downtown in Lafayette
Lafayette wins Great Place in California award
Residents can take steps to deter crime, says Lafayette Police Chief
Moraga Police Blotter
Town of Moraga mulls tax for storm drain repair
Full-day kindergarten to start in Moraga
Group holds anti-war protest at Moraga Commons
EBMUD, parks district under town scrutiny regarding Moraga landslide
Rheem Center Study Session
Orinda Police Blotter
Orindans eager to hear Urban Land Institute's initial thoughts on city's downtown development plans
Orinda police chief says crime is down, more solved
Orinda sinkhole repair clears high hurdle, work to begin this week
New website debuts with announcement of photo contest winners
MOFD fire suppression rating improves, and lower insurance rates may follow for residents
Former Moraga firefighter takes on a massive challenge as East Contra Costa County chief
Letters to the Editor
Water pumping station gets a roof, but installing it may be noisy
Garden Club helps Lafayette bloom at Oak Hill Road off ramp
Designing woman: Local entrepreneur opens new shop in Lafayette
Lynn's Top Five
Transportation tax, Trump highlight Glazer-Baker Lafayette Town Hall
Congressman rips Donald Trump and his policies at Lafayette Town Hall
SMC performs 'In the Heights', a slice-of-life play From Lin-Manuel Miranda
'Frantz': Love, lies and secrets during WWI
Project Empathy: opening young minds
Pacific Chamber Orchestra's spring concert offers breathtaking Brahams
Pet Projects
JM to host pancake dinner
Orinda Boy Scout Troop 57 Honors Record Eight New Eagle Scouts
Lafayette Rotary support planting
Five Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to World Finals
Campolindo team shines at state Academic Decathlon finals
OIS presents "Madagascar JR"
Wagner Ranch Nature Area opens its gates for a day of fun and learning
Film Clips
Environmentally sound sandwiches in Lafayette
Homegrown's Chicken Cherry Pecan Chicken Salad
Orinda Restaurant Tour: One more bite for the roads
Tickle your taste buds at annual Taste of Lafayette
All 3 Lamorinda girls' lacrosse teams in mix for Diablo Athletic League crown
Campo and Miramonte golf teams among league frontrunners
Mats, Cougars prepare for 'highlight' of DAL swimming season
Local divers compete at Greg Louganis Invitational Meet
Panfili named All-Star MVP
DAL All-League - Foothill Division Boys 2016-2017
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Orinda Garden Tour highlights outdoor living
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Digging Deep
Local school districts anticipate possible budget deficits
By John T. Miller
The Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga school districts will be looking at ways to make ends meet as they face possible deficits in funding for the upcoming year.
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Project Empathy: opening young minds
By Sophie Braccini
In the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School large gym on March 16, sixth-graders with blindfolds over their eyes sat divided into seven groups, each led by two or three eighth-graders. One group clumsily try to ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, April 19, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, May 8, at 4pm
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Campo and Miramonte golf teams among league frontrunners
By Karl Buscheck
At the tail end of spring break, Jack Schram, the head coach of the Miramonte golf team, fired off an email to his squad.
In ...read

Mats, Cougars prepare for 'highlight' of DAL swimming season
By Karl Buscheck
On April 21, some 200 to 250 athletes - half wearing green, the other half wearing red - will descend on the deck of the Soda Aquatic Center in Moraga for the marquee event on the Diablo Athletic League ...read

Panfili named All-Star MVP
Submitted by Justin O'Bryant
Acalanes basketball player Brooke Panfili was selected to play in the GST/Passthaball Senior All-Star game recently in San Leandro along with some other very good Division 1-bound players, including Limari ...read
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The Orinda Library Gallery presents The Glover Group Color and Light: The Legacy Continues May 1 through 31. A passion ...

Concert: “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” at 4 p.m. on April 30 at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, Lafayette. The Chamber Ensemble closes its season with selections by Brahms, Barber, Gershwin, ...

Saint Mary’s College Creative Writing Reading Series presents visiting writer in creative nonfiction, Joyce Maynard, at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in Hagerty Lounge, De La Salle Hall. Maynard is the author ...

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SMC performs 'In the Heights', a slice-of-life play From Lin-Manuel Miranda
By A.K. Carroll
These days it's hard to scroll through social media without seeing a photo or post about a recent performance of "Hamilton." The rap-happy musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton won a Pulitzer ...read

'Frantz': Love, lies and secrets during WWI
By Sophie Braccini
Dramatic and sentimental are two of the many adjectives that characterize this month international film presented in Orinda Theatre, "Frantz."
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Pacific Chamber Orchestra's spring concert offers breathtaking Brahams
By Sophie Braccini
Pacific Chamber Orchestra's last concert of the season will be its largest, with 36 musicians playing brass, winds, and string instruments, interpreting works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Edward Elgar and Johannes ...read

Pet Projects
By Mona Miller, DVM
Our wet winter this year has brought many benefits to parched California, and more specifically the Bay Area. However, one negative consequence might be an increase in the number of animals exposed to a ...read
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