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MOFD Division 1 race features stark differences between candidates
By Nick Marnell
Independent candidate and Moraga businessman Nate Bell runs against union-backed Greg Baitx, a Moraga resident and firefighter with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection ...read


Two Orindans compete to succeed Brad Barber in MOFD Division 4
By Nick Marnell
Independent candidate and Orinda businesswoman Lucy Talbot runs against union-backed Michael Donner, a retired firefighter, for the Division 4 seat on the Moraga-Orinda ...read

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Last year's Lafayette Res Run at Lafayette Reservoir. Photo Gint Federas
Get set for annual Res Run this weekend
By Pippa Fisher
The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette are getting ready to host the 26th annual Lafayette Res Run for Education. This year the event, which attracts all ages and all levels of athletic ability - ...read

Free gun lock Photo Sora O'Doherty
Many speakers but not much controversy as Orinda adopts safe gun storage ordinance
By Sora O'Doherty
A new law making it an infraction to fail to keep guns safely stored was unanimously adopted by the Orinda City Council Oct. 2 and will be finalized Oct. 16. Members of the public had asked the city to adopt ...read
Steve Dougherty Photo Tod Fierner
Saint Mary's Men's Soccer performs as a whol
By Jon Kingdon
W
hen an athlete performs to his absolute maximum on the field, it's called "being in the zone." It's not a common event but ...read

Apples are ripe and ready. Bobbing for apples was a game begun because of the goddess Pomona. Photos Cynthia Brian
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide
By Cynthia Brian
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it." - George Elliot
Fall is filled with legends, myths, fairs and festivals, all ...read
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Teresa Gerringer for Lafayette City Council

I am writing to heartily endorse Teresa Gerringer’s candidacy for the Lafayette City Council. She will bring fiscal discipline, thoughtfulness, dedication and a wonderful ability to listen to, really hear, and bring consensus
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We write to endorse Susan Candell and Ivor Samson for Lafayette City Council. All of us taxpayers and voters know that Lafayette will be different in five years. AB 2923 is law, but we don’t know how its implementation will unfold. Steve Falk...

We are writing this letter to express our enthusiastic support for Steve Woehleke for Moraga Town Council.
We have known Steve and his family for a number of years and they have lived in Moraga for...

I write to endorse Kathleen Jenkins and Eve Phillips for Orinda City Council. Here’ s why.
One of the most important issues facing Orinda is the future of our two downtowns. Of the five candidates running for the three seats that are at stake in this election...


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City postpones follow-up meeting with PG&E officials
By Nick Marnell
Because of the unavailability of key community members, Lafayette postponed its meeting with Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials to discuss pipeline safety and other public frustrations with the ...read

AUHSD board candidates offer their insights about education
By John T. Miller
Incumbent Nancy Kendzierski, along with candidates Paul Derksen, Christopher Severson and Bob Hockett are vying for three open seats on the Acalanes Union High School District board. Lamorinda Weekly reached ...read

Acalanes Wellness Fair features new Wellness Center
Submitted by Graham Wiseman
The third annual Wellness Fair held Sept. 28 at Acalanes High School, organized by the Acalanes Parents Club, Wellness Committee led by Holly Nolan, Graham Wiseman, Kelsey Kobayashi and Sylvia Sheehan along ...read
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St. Mary's Road roundabout project discussed with public
By Vera Kochan
Town representatives and project team members invited the public to attend another community informational meeting Sept. 27 at Saint Mary's College to hear updates regarding the St. Mary's Road and Rheem ...read

New Canyon Bridge design and construction update
By Vera Kochan
Impressive plans for the construction of the new Canyon Bridge were revealed to the Moraga Town Council during its Oct. 10 meeting. Heading up the presentation were Edric Kwan, Moraga's public works director, ...read

MCN Sponsors Town Council candidates' forum
By Vera Kochan
The Moraga Citizens Network sponsored a Moraga Town Council candidates' forum Oct. 3 at Holy Trinity Cultural Center. Unlike the Sept. 17 forum held in the Moraga Library, questions to the candidates were ...read
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Discover & Go offers free BART rides to select venues through year's end
By Sora O'Doherty
The Contra Costa County Library is once again offering free BART access for use with Discover & Go reservations through December. County residents 18 or older can submit requests for BART tickets, which will ...read

Visiting Czech student preparing for Orinda Czech celebration
By Sora O'Doherty
Marie Ruzickov† is enjoying her time at Miramonte High School as a visiting student from Orinda sister city Tabor, even though she is homesick. Actually, Ruzickov† isn't exactly from Tabor, but a really small ...read

One way or the other, Rheem easement will reopen
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda City Manager Steve Salomon asked the city council on Oct. 2 to once again continue action on accepting the easement at 53 Rheem Blvd. and promised that on Oct. 16 he would either return to them with an ...read
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Get set for annual Res Run this weekend
Many speakers but not much controversy as Orinda adopts safe gun storage ordinance
City postpones follow-up meeting with PG&E officials
AUHSD board candidates offer their insights about education
Acalanes Wellness Fair features new Wellness Center
St. Mary's Road roundabout project discussed with public
New Canyon Bridge design and construction update
MCN Sponsors Town Council candidates' forum
Jeanette Fritzky Tribute Walk planned for Oct. 27
Discover & Go offers free BART rides to select venues through year's end
Visiting Czech student preparing for Orinda Czech celebration
One way or the other, Rheem easement will reopen
New principal at Orinda Intermediate School
Split MOFD board approves three-year labor contract with firefighters union
Fire chief dismisses two employees for unauthorized political activity
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
MOFD Division 1 race features stark differences between candidates
Two Orindans compete to succeed Brad Barber in MOFD Division 4
Incumbent looks to hold off two challengers in MOFD Division 3 race
Letters to the Editor
Plant-powered in Lamorinda
Two Lafayette men pulled into the Green Rings circle
Art show at Orinda Books celebrates instinct to stick together
New vision of education explored in film, 'Beyond Measure'
SMC alum brings Hollywood to Rheem Theatre
Orinda Books partners with Paw Fund for a pet-friendly day
Stanley students' thoughts on sticky notes create a wall of inspiration
New Troop 243 Eagle Scouts
Myron Konjoyan
Jeanette Fritzky
Joan Muer
Team Laura roots for a Moraga mother fighting for life
Annual Art of Mixology benefits LAC
Art Moves Project set to present latest artistic work in Lafayette, Oct. 19
Local horror host brings Halloween to the Rheem Theatre
Caramel-icious bread pudding a perfect dessert for cool fall days
Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread Pudding with Caramel Glaze
Tell me more about UCLA!
Saint Mary's Men's Soccer performs as a whol
Lamorinda girls tennis teams show strength on the court
MAAC Charity Golf Raises Funds for Painted Rock Land Trust, Mineta Legacy Project and Eth-Noh-Tec
Navy girls' soccer compete in the Dublin Fall Classic
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Stanley students' thoughts on sticky notes create a wall of inspiration
Submitted by Angie Zener
To emphasize arts education and promote performing and visual arts at the local schools, the National PTA organization runs an art contest called the PTA Reflections Program - an arts recognition and ...read

Tell me more about UCLA!
By Elizabeth LaScala
With easy access to the beach, mountains and Hollywood glitter, it's no wonder that UCLA received more applications last cycle than any other UC campus. Increasing its appeal further is the fact that Los ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Nov. 12, at 6pm
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Lamorinda girls tennis teams show strength on the court
By Jon Kingdon
With a combined 33-9 record so far this season, the Lamorinda girls tennis teams are positioning themselves for the upcoming postseason tournament. Each of the schools has improved their won-lost record and ...read

MAAC Charity Golf Raises Funds for Painted Rock Land Trust, Mineta Legacy Project and Eth-Noh-Tec
Submitted by Sharron Sue
The 18th Annual and final Moraga Asian American Club Charity Golf Tournament was held Sept. 23 at Corica Park. Tournament Chairs Sharron Sue and Ron Tanaka announced, "We thank our golfers, as well as our ...read

Navy girls' soccer compete in the Dublin Fall Classic
Submitted by Joel Flory
The Lamorinda United 09 Navy girls' soccer competed in the Dublin Fall Classic and took first place in the gold division. They went undefeated in the tournament going 4-0 and outscoring opponents 12-2. The ...read
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Bay Area Studio Artists will present “Herd,” an exhibit of paintings in acrylics and oils at Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, during the month of October. You’re invited to ...

In the spirit of the season, the Moraga Art Gallery presents “Holiday Magic in Porcelain and Paint,” a colorful new show featuring the works by two of Lamorinda’s most ...

The Lafayette-based Peter Pan Foundation and the Bay Area chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation have partnered this year to bring wishes to life for children with life-threatening ...

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Two Lafayette men pulled into the Green Rings circle
By Sophie Braccini
Steven Richard and Wei-Tai Kwok call themselves ordinary citizens, but the volunteer actions they took over the last six years have pulled them from making a difference behind the scenes to the front stage ...read

Art show at Orinda Books celebrates instinct to stick together
By Kara Navolio
"The Herd Instinct," the newest art exhibit on display at Orinda Books, speaks to the instinct we all have to come together. Most of the paintings feature animals, from cows to ladybugs and whales to ...read

New vision of education explored in film, 'Beyond Measure'
By David O'Connell
The Saklan School will host a screening of Vicki Abel's latest film, "Beyond Measure," on Oct. 18 at the Lafayette Veterans Hall. Abel's earlier film, "Race to Nowhere," chronicled the problems with the U.S. ...read

SMC alum brings Hollywood to Rheem Theatre
By Vera Kochan
Saint Mary's College alumnus, actor Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2017 Academy Award Best Picture winner, "Moonlight," is returning to Moraga to promote his ...read
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