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Tell me more about UCLA!
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 Angeles is a global capital for entertainment, aerospace, ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Local horror host brings Halloween to the Rheem Theatre
Lord Blood-Rah, host of the syndicated TV show "Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre," will be bringing his own brand of Halloween chills and cheer to the Rheem Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
By Derek Zemrak

Art Moves Project set to present latest artistic work in Lafayette, Oct. 19
Art Moves Project brings new forms of public art to Lafayette by commissioning California artists and choreographers from varying disciplines and backgrounds using exploratory and socially relevant themes. "Encased: Presented" will be installed at Lafayette Plaza Park, ...Submitted by Christy Mack

Annual Art of Mixology benefits LAC
Hundreds of thirsty pleasure seekers attended the Lamorinda Arts Council's fifth annual Art of Mixology fundraiser Oct. 13 at Orinda's Theatre Square, which featured approximately 20 well-known and upcoming East Bay mixologists who came together to offer unique ...

Team Laura roots for a Moraga mother fighting for life
Laura Cryan Zellmer has not had it easy. The almost 45-year-old Moraga mom has a whole team of family and friends rooting for her and supporting her years-long fight against cystic fibrosis. Lamorinda Weekly wrote about the movie she made in 2014 to tell her story to ...By Sophie Braccini

Stanley students' thoughts on sticky notes create a wall of inspiration
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 achievement program for students first launched in 1969. National PTA ...Submitted by Angie Zener

Orinda Books partners with Paw Fund for a pet-friendly day
Over 100 residents stopped by Orinda Books on Oct. 7 to cuddle kittens and play with pups for a Paw Fund adoption event. Forty hopeful pet lovers turned in applications, and several adoptions were completed that day. Pet lovers could also find a large selection of ...By Kara Navolio

SMC alum brings Hollywood to Rheem Theatre
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 new film, "Green Book," which is based on a true story.
By Vera Kochan

New vision of education explored in film, 'Beyond Measure'
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. educational system that is often transfixed on test scores, ...By David O'Connell

Art show at Orinda Books celebrates instinct to stick together
"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 jellyfish, in various groupings, sometimes in a whimsical manner.
By Kara Navolio

Two Lafayette men pulled into the Green Rings circle
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 with former Vice President Al Gore. At the recent Climate ...By Sophie Braccini

Plant-powered in Lamorinda
Plant-based eating has become a global trend that is here to stay: from millennials to elite athletes to corporate workplaces to mainstream health organizations, veganism - a diet that excludes all animal products (meat, dairy, and eggs) - has emerged from the fringes ...By Jenn Freedman

Jeanette Fritzky Tribute Walk planned for Oct. 27
A tribute walk honoring late Council Member Jeanette Fritzky will be held at the Moraga Commons Park, 1425 St. Mary's Road, Moraga. The 1.6-mile roundtrip walk along the Lafayette-Moraga Trail on Saturday, Oct. 27, will benefit the American Cancer Society. The goal is ...By Vera Kochan

Get set for annual Res Run this weekend
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 - from serious runners to dogs in tutus - will be held on ...By Pippa Fisher

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