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EBMUD to jumpstart Lafayette Reservoir tower repairs
By Nick Marnell
Officials of the East Bay Municipal Utility District said that it will begin the seismic renovations to the Lafayette Reservoir outlet tower in 2020 once the project is approved by the California Division of Safety of Dams and the district completes its planning, design and community outreach. The DSOD found that the tower was vulnerable ...read


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The evening sky over Lamorinda Oct. 12 filled with smoke from the North Bay wildfires. Photo Andy Scheck
Smoke puts a chokehold on Lamorinda
By Nick Marnell
The worst air quality ever recorded in many parts of the Bay Area descended upon Lamorinda the week of Oct. 9 with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District reporting Very Unhealthy air caused by smoke from ...read

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Get your street feast on: food trucks staying in Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Much to the delight of What's Up Downtown Orinda, the City Council agreed to continue the pilot food truck project on Thursday nights into the spring, while at the same time seeking a request for proposals for ...read
Robbie Rowell Photos Gint Federas
Explosive offenses highlight home stretch for football
By Jon Kingdon
With the high school football season over half way completed, Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte are all well on their way to qualifying for the post-season playoffs. With each team displaying explosive ...read

Kent Cremolini carefully reviews plans with Francis Combes of Premiere Kitchens in Lafayette. Photo Andy Scheck
Adventures in home renovation - pitfalls and triumphs of kitchen rehab
By B. B. Kaye
Kitchens have evolved dramatically over the last 100 years. Your great, great, or even only great grandparents may well have cooked meals in a wood burning fireplace or over a coal-burning stove, after pumping ...read
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Anti-BDS legislation Kudos to Cindy Swanson. An article in the Oct 4th issue of the Lamorinda Weekly reports on an Orinda Town Hall meeting in which Cindy Swanson spoke out against the anti-BDS legislation supported by Rep. Catharine Baker. In endorsing anti-BDS legislation, Catharine Baker has bowed to a foreign country's
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Thanks to Garden Club for 'Toxic Puzzle' showing We would like to publicly thank the Orinda Garden Club for arranging the special sold out showing of "Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer" and guest Dr. Paul Alan Cox. For anyone who missed the award winning documentary about the search for cures for Alzheimer's, ALS and Parkinson's, known ...

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Delayed opening still possible for Lafayette Res, but not effective yet
By Pippa Fisher
Concerned early walkers at the Lafayette Reservoir made their voices heard after seeing signs indicating that the reservoir would be pushing back the daily opening of the park from 6:30 to 7 a.m.
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Second lawsuit filed in attempt to keep PG&E chainsaws out of Briones
By Pippa Fisher
Save Lafayette Trees has initiated another lawsuit in its attempt to save trees that PG&E says need to be axed in order to protect underground high transmission gas pipelines as part of the utility company's ...read

More kids than ever participate in Lafayette Walk/Bike to School Day
By Pippa Fisher
With at least 50 percent of the school student population taking advantage of this year's Walk/Bike to School Day, Lafayette Elementary School's event was clearly a big success.
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Town approves additional $1M to complete Canyon Bridge construction
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Public Works Department received much higher bids than expected for the preparation of the site and the installation of a temporary bridge that will restore communication with the Canyon community. ...read

More property owner input sought for zoning of the Moraga Center Specific Plan
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Center Specific Plan was approved seven years ago, envisioning the construction of up to 600 new residences, new commercial spaces, and the creation of roads and civic spaces at the crossing of ...read

Town manager recruiter seeks community input
By Sophie Braccini
Bobbi Peckham of Peckham & McKenney presented to the town council the draft documents to advertise the town manager position in Moraga. All mostly agreed to the language proposed by the consultant, asking that ...read
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Expert discusses restoring streams in difficult urban locations
By Sora O'Doherty
If there is one thing that Orindans seem to agree would be a positive step in the development of downtown, it is the daylighting of San Pablo Creek. It is also generally acknowledged that doing so will be a ...read

Orinda's approved short-term rentals must be registered, pay TOT
By Sora O'Doherty
With the growth of hosting platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO and Craigslist, short-term rentals out of private homes have been growing in recent years, but short-term rental registration got off to a good start ...read

Orinda wins Outstanding Sustainable Engineering Project of the Year award
By Sora O'Doherty
Using full depth reclamation to restore Orinda's roads garnered an award for Public Works Director Larry Theis and Paving Engineer Project Manager Farah Khorashadi at the American Society of Civil Engineers ...read
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Smoke puts a chokehold on Lamorinda
Get your street feast on: food trucks staying in Orinda
EBMUD to jumpstart Lafayette Reservoir tower repairs
Lafayette Police Blotter
Delayed opening still possible for Lafayette Res, but not effective yet
Bay Area young musicians audition in Battle of the Bands
Second lawsuit filed in attempt to keep PG&E chainsaws out of Briones
More kids than ever participate in Lafayette Walk/Bike to School Day
Moraga Police Blotter
Town approves additional $1M to complete Canyon Bridge construction
More property owner input sought for zoning of the Moraga Center Specific Plan
Town manager recruiter seeks community input
Rheem reopening ceremony scheduled for early November
Orinda Police Blotter
Expert discusses restoring streams in difficult urban locations
Orinda's approved short-term rentals must be registered, pay TOT
Orinda wins Outstanding Sustainable Engineering Project of the Year award
MOFD to add firefighters, but no full-time ambulance for Orinda
MOFD firefighters take on larger roles with their labor union
Orinda resident named ECCFPD fire chief
Letters to the Editor
50 years of Valley Glass
Michelle Marcucci named Moraga Employee of the Month for October
Saranap Nostalgia: Many memories to be razed
Local halloween happenings set to delight young and old
Local residents rally in response to North Bay fires
From chemical engineer to first-grade teacher, retiree takes leap of faith
Second concert of the GCCP season: 'Wayfarers'
Miramonte senior founds adaptive unlimited sports program
Orinda fifth-grader takes 1st in international young pianists competition
Fall family festival focuses on children with special needs
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School takes on global water crisis
Fun in the vineyard
Soccer team holds bake sale to raise funds in honor of Coach Coco
Longtime director of Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute honored for work
A touching tribute built at Moraga care home
Pet emergency preparedness
George Anderson Talbot
Upcoming movies and events at Orinda and Rheem theatres
Comforting seasonal cuisine offered at The Park Bistro & Bar
Braised Short Rib, Crushed Okinawan Yam, Tokyo Turnip, Dandelion Greens
Explosive offenses highlight home stretch for football
Miramonte alum obliterates MAC passing record
Players show strengths in tough tennis matches
USPTA Jr Circuit kicks off season
5th grade girls basketball team wins 2017 Bay City Fall Classic tournament
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Adventures in home renovation - pitfalls and triumphs of kitchen rehab
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
From chemical engineer to first-grade teacher, retiree takes leap of faith
By Sophie Braccini
Kind eyes shielded by his glasses, Bob Creek does not expose much of his inner world. The first contact is still that of a "chemi," a chemical engineer from the petroleum industry that enjoys working formulas ...read

Miramonte senior founds adaptive unlimited sports program
By John T. Miller
Bryce Radlow, an enthusiastic and driven senior at Miramonte High School, has funneled his passion for tennis into forming an Adaptive Unlimited Sports organization for local youth to have fun and be ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Nov. 13, at 4pm
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Players show strengths in tough tennis matches
By Jon Kingdon
Campolindo High School, which has historically had competitive tennis teams, has this season become the victim of senior graduations and coming up on the wrong side of a couple of 5-4 matches, compiling a 2 ...read

Miramonte alum obliterates MAC passing record
By Jon Kingdon
Talk about a Matador making the most of an opportunity.
University at Buffalo backup quarterback Drew Anderson smashed both ...read

USPTA Jr Circuit kicks off season
Submitted by John Sharpe
The USPTA Jr Circuit kicked off its 2017-18 season with tennis tournaments at Orinda Country Club and Sleepy Hollow Tennis and Swim. The circuit consists of nine local events from September 2017 to June 2018. ...read
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Humanities West Fireside Chat: Norman Sicily at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Fireside at the Orinda Library. Join George Hammond of Humanities West ...

Lafayette Reservoir Rim Trail meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Meet in the parking lot out from Lafayette BART’s main entrance. We form carpools ...

The big semi-annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Moraga Library will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road....

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Local residents rally in response to North Bay fires
By Cathy Dausman
While evacuations continued and ashes began to cool in devastated areas of the ferocious North Bay wildfires, the needs for those who had already been displaced were immediate. Food. Shelter. Clothing. read

Second concert of the GCCP season: 'Wayfarers'
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen
The second of this season's Gold Coast Chamber Players' five concerts, titled "Wayfarers," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall in Lafayette. The concert ...read

Orinda fifth-grader takes 1st in international young pianists competition
Submitted by Goodman Gu
Glorietta Elementary School fifth-grader Andrew Gu won the Rosalyn Tureck Prize (first prize) in Category Two Oct. 7 at the prestigious Fifth Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists in ...read

A touching tribute built at Moraga care home
By Cathy Dausman
Grant Larsen always enjoyed his grandfather Vince Jones' company - whether he was mowing his grandfather's lawn or chatting with him after a Campolindo High School football game. The two continued to meet even ...read
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