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Finding ones self through art and helping others along the way
There is human hunger no cuisine can feed. Nor can drink slake the thirst of a person whose inner voice is parched and seeks refuge, relief and rejuvenation that comes primarily from rest, retreat and reflection.
By Lou Fancher

4th of July in Lamorinda

Behind the scenes with Charlie Chaplin
The Comedians come and go, but none of them kept the public laughing as long and hard as Charlie Chaplin. From 1914 to 1967 he made over 80 films, and for the first 25 years of his career he reigned supreme as the funniest man on earth. Since his gags were visual ...By Derek Zemrak

Looking Good in Lamorinda
Summertime is travel time and I kicked off the season with a visit to New Orleans, where temperatures reached the high 90s, as did the humidity. While there I checked out the fashion scene and I noticed that women's approach to beating the heat was with the classic ...By Moya Stone

Having a field day at Field Day
Two dozen people started a conversation in Moraga Commons Park on a recent Saturday, kept at it for eight hours straight, and they still finished early.
It was amateur radio Field Day ...
By Cathy Dausman

Lynn's Top Five
I remember scrambling every summer for activities to keep the kids entertained and mentally engaged so that they didn't lose the momentum of the school year. I also wanted to slip some life lessons in there in ways that were fun and palatable - sort of like popsicles ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Family caregivers overwhelmed and untrained
An AARP study published in 2015 states that family caregivers are overwhelmed and untrained. Can you relate to this? There are about 40 million family caregivers over the age of 55 who are giving an average of 30 hours a week to this task. It is almost a full-time ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson

Great therapy: Seniors talking with their peers
We tend to think of Lamorinda as an area that's perfect for young families. And it is, with the outstanding schools, beautiful parks and proliferation of activities geared to families and children. But go to the grocery store, walk the trail or enjoy dinner out and you ...By Diane Claytor

Traveling with grandkids builds family bonds
Summertime, and the living is easy - even when traveling with grandchildren. That's the message audience members received during Lamorinda Village's recent third and final travel series presentation. Speakers discussed trips ranging from local jaunts to Oakland, to ...By Cathy Dausman

Annual twilight concert honors active and former military
One of the best times to support and honor active military, reserves, veterans and Gold Star Families is on the heels of America's most patriotic of holidays, when the country celebrates its independence. And what better venue in which to honor them, surrounded by ...By Pippa Fisher

Swim or stay out of the lake? - blue-green algae toxicity
A local veterinary hospital recently had a case that involved a get-away dog walking at the Lafayette Reservoir, who ended up swimming the length of the reservoir before entangling her leash in the weeds on the far end, enabling her rescue. In addition to being ...By Mona Miller, DVM

Fourth of July festivities in Moraga and Orinda
Looking for something fun to do on the Fourth of July? You won't have to go far, with many wonderful activities offered in Moraga and Orinda to help you celebrate. Start the day off with a full day of parades, pancakes, fun and games, starting with a fun run/walk at ...

Leonard Maltin to be honored at the 21st California Independent Film Festival
The 21st California Independent Film Festival is less than two months away and planning is already in full swing. The dates for the festival are Aug. 24-30 in Rheem and Orinda Theatres and it will end on Sept. 1 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
By Derek Zemrak

Final Haley's Run for a Reason Color Run on Fourth of July
This year will be the last "Haley's Run for a Reason Color Run" in Orinda. After organizing the event in support of the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Foundation for the past 14 years, organizer Suzanne Tom has decided that it's time to move on. But she is ...By Sora O'Doherty

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