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Rise Bakehouse owner Tom Kelly Photo Sora O'Doherty
Artisanal bakery rises in Moraga
By Sora O'Doherty
Taking a leap of faith, Tom Kelly has quit his corporate job in financial services and started a bread business out of his home in Moraga. But Kelly looked before he leaped, for two years taking classes at the San Francisco Baking Institute on bread ...read


 
 
Hassle-free transportation information event for commuters
By Vera Kochan
In an effort to save Lamorinda commuters time and money with transportation options, the Moraga Chamber of Commerce is planning a Transportation Information Event from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at the Moraga Country Club, 1600 St. Andrews Drive in Moraga. Designed ...read

Jacqueline Samaniego (Acalanes) scored second place in girls competition (29 divers). Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda divers score big at NCS; three head to state meet
By Jon Kingdon
Taking a dive is generally a pejorative term when it refers to sporting events. It was just the opposite for the Lamorinda divers in the North Coast Section Diving Championships May 7 at the Concord Community ...read

From Left: Katy Himsl, Julie Murphy and Janet Brandi-Routt Photo Andy Scheck
MOFD makes history with all-female engine company
By Nick Marnell
For the first time in the 22-year history of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, an all-female crew was assigned to a shift, with acting Capt. Janet Brandi-Routt partnering with acting engineer Julie Murphy and ...read
Justin Lineweaver Photo Gint Federas
Campolindo defeats Northgate to win NCS Championship
By Jon Kingdon
After a bruising first game loss, the Campolindo boys volleyball team came back to win the next three games over the No. 1 seeded team in the tournament, Northgate, to win the North Coast Section championship ...read

Meandering paths and front entrance doors flanked with plants are excellent Feng Shui. Photo provided
Feng Shui
By Michele Duffy
We all know intuitively that the first impression a home makes, specifically the front entrance, is important for setting the tone for the entire home.  ...read
Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
The climate crisis

Contrary to what we constantly read in the local newspapers, the real crisis is climate change, not a housing shortage. Climate change and its companion issues, climate engineering and methane expulsion have enormous negative repercussions. The planet, climate, environment, infrastructure, transportation systems all have real physical limits. In the Bay Area, those limits have already been exceeded. More housing will just make matters worse.
Climate
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A thanks to the town of Moraga

I'm 16 years old and am a Scout with Troop 212. I just wanted to compliment the Town staff and Council for the wonderful job they are doing to keep Moraga...


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The Terraces - next step: environmental review
By Pippa Fisher
The Don Tatzin Community Hall was packed for a special meeting of the Lafayette City Council and the Planning Commission April 29 as city staff gave an update on the Terraces, a 315-unit apartment project on ...read

Lafayette's old library - final days
By Pippa Fisher
The old library's days are numbered. The building is slated for demolition at the end of the month.
As sharp-eyed residents ...read

Local author examines family's experience with mental illness
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette Library and Learning Center is featuring Lafayette resident Mark Lukach for the May author talk. Lukach's internationally bestselling memoir "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward" seems particularly apt ...read
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New Town Treasurer commits to third term for Moraga
By Vera Kochan
Robert Kennedy was unanimously chosen during the April 24 town council meeting to serve as town treasurer for a nonconsecutive third term following a recommendation by the Audit and Finance Committee. Kennedy ...read

Behind the scenes of Moraga Library events
By Vera Kochan
Most patrons appreciate the variety of events that the Moraga Library has to offer, but aren't aware of the process behind providing interesting programs for young and old alike.
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Moraga Parks and Rec reduces rates for Hacienda facility rentals
By Vera Kochan
The Parks and Recreation Department will reduce facility rental rates for the Hacienda de las Flores effective July 7.
...read
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City to revise financial policies for 2019-20 fiscal year
By Nick Marnell
The Orinda City Council authorized Finance Director Paul Rankin to update the city's general fund reserve policy and to create a retiree health care trust as part of the staff preparation of the 2019-20 city ...read

Orinda homeowner seeks historical landmark status for Neutra home
By Nick Marnell
The Orinda City Council May 7 took the next step toward designating the Nelson House, 511 Miner Road, as a city historical landmark. The structure features a distinct 1950s design by architect Richard Neutra, ...read

Del Rey Elementary School installs colorful shade sails courtesy of a grant
By Sora O'Doherty
Thanks to the dedication of a former Orinda dermatologist and the ingenuity of Orinda Union School District's Director of Facilities Stuart House, Del Rey Elementary School has installed shade sails to create ...read
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Lamorinda divers score big at NCS; three head to state meet
MOFD makes history with all-female engine company
The Terraces - next step: environmental review
Lafayette's old library - final days
Local author examines family's experience with mental illness
New Town Treasurer commits to third term for Moraga
Behind the scenes of Moraga Library events
Moraga Parks and Rec reduces rates for Hacienda facility rentals
The Moraga Community Faire - an unofficial marker for the start of summer
City to revise financial policies for 2019-20 fiscal year
Orinda homeowner seeks historical landmark status for Neutra home
Del Rey Elementary School installs colorful shade sails courtesy of a grant
MOFD honored by Bay Area Red Cross
McAlister appointed ConFire deputy fire chief
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Artisanal bakery rises in Moraga
Letters to the editor
Hassle-free transportation information event for commuters
Event focuses on fire prevention and evacuation strategies
Cal Shakes' new season opens May 22
Travel
The history behind the cork oaks on SMC campus
Pacific Chamber Orchestra: `Beethoven - The Heroic' this weekend
Rossmoor Scholarships awarded to local students
Fabulous turnout for JF Kapnek Trust Family Fun Run
Cyclists endure 335-mile bike ride to help stamp out hunger
Celebrations
Local WWII hero to be interned at Arlington
2019 SUMMER CAMPS and Classes
Acclaimed film `Never Look Away' showing at Orinda and Rheem
A refreshing twist to a summertime staple
Anti-anxiety medications for vet visits
Authors, artists invited to join inaugural `Art Embraces Words' event
Campolindo defeats Northgate to win NCS Championship
Jenna Chan makes it to Foul Shooting Championship in Chicago
Jenna Chan makes it to Foul Shooting Championship in ChicagoCampolindo leads Miramonte and Acalanes to state swimming tournament
Feng Shui
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Interior design questions answered
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
2019 SUMMER CAMPS and Classes
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Del Rey Elementary School installs colorful shade sails courtesy of a grant
By Sora O'Doherty
Thanks to the dedication of a former Orinda dermatologist and the ingenuity of Orinda Union School District's Director of Facilities Stuart House, Del Rey Elementary School has installed shade sails to create ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 22, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, June 3, at 6pm
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Jenna Chan makes it to Foul Shooting Championship in Chicago
By Jon Kingdon
Jake Chan, who started for the state champion Campolindo Cougars basketball team, was not the only member of his family to compete for a championship this year. Jenna Chan, his younger sister, made it to the ...read

Jenna Chan makes it to Foul Shooting Championship in ChicagoCampolindo leads Miramonte and Acalanes to state swimming tournament
By Jon Kingdon
Once again, the swimming programs in Lamorinda were on display at the North Coast Section Swimming Championships which were held at the Concord Community Pool May 8-9. There were over 175 high schools ...read

Cyclists endure 335-mile bike ride to help stamp out hunger
Edited by Jennifer Wake
In the early morning hours of March 23, Moraga resident Tom Naab and two other brave souls, Mike Stewart and Rich Thurman, showed up with their bikes at the base of Tunnel Road in Berkeley to start what Naab ...read
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Saint Mary’s College invites you to join guest curator, Megan Wilkinson, and artist, Foad Satterfield, for a conversation exploring Satterfield’s new body of large scale paintings ...

Stanley Middle School presents Jazz Cafe from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 31 in the Stanley multi-use room. This is a collaborative performance of jazz student musicians. ...

The North Orinda Fuel Break is one of the highest priority projects in California. Lamorida Village is sponsoring a presentation at 1 p.m. on May 31 at LOPC. Jerry Kent, longtime EBRPD official ...

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Cal Shakes' new season opens May 22
By Sophie Braccini
As the days become longer and the Orinda woods more enticing, Cal Shakes actors get ready to take over the verdant space of the Bruns Amphitheater for its 28th season. Executive Director Eric Ting and his team ...read

Travel
By Fran Miller
For the past five years I've driven back and forth to Santa Barbara countless times. I might stop in Paso Robles for lunch on the square, or perhaps in San Luis Obispo for a High Street Deli sub. But never ...read

The history behind the cork oaks on SMC campus
By John T. Miller
Enquiring minds have wondered: How did there come to be 20 mature cork oak trees lining the entryway into Saint Mary's College, providing shade on the large expanse of lawn in front of the Chapel?
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Pacific Chamber Orchestra: `Beethoven - The Heroic' this weekend
Submitted by Lawrence Kohl
Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, performs Beethoven's Eroica Symphony No. 3, Coriolanus Overture and the "Triple" Concerto with Trio Foss as soloists May 18-19. read
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