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Moraga Adobe moves closer to approval as an Orinda cultural institution
The Orinda Planning Commission unanimously recommended Nov. 14 that the city council approve General Plan and zoning map amendments applicable to the Moraga Adobe, an historic landmark on the site of the future J and J Ranch subdivision. A local community group, the ...By Nick Marnell

First Sale at Kiwanis’ See’s store
Kiwanian Tim Freeman greets Moraga Mayor Teresa Onoda for the first 2017 sale at the Grand Opening of Kiwanis seasonal See's candy shop at the Rheem Shopping Center. This shop and another at the Moraga Shopping Center will be open through the holidays. Proceeds benefit ...Submitted by Bob Reynolds

Moraga's arterials reopen
Over the last two weeks Moraga was able to reopen Canyon Bridge and Rheem Boulevard, after the two major infrastructure failures disrupted traffic and cost the town over $6.8 million to repair. In the words of council members, the town has turned the corner this ...By Sophie Braccini

Two special town events planned for December
The Hacienda Foundation, which was formed in ...

Hillsides and ridgelines: Town council begins laying new law of the land
While revision of land development regulations is not a sexy topic, it is complex, and decisions that are made now will affect the future of Moraga for years to come.
After years of ...
By Sophie Braccini

Moraga Police Blotter
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Cannabis growers in Bollinger Canyon respond to allegations
Three Bollinger Canyon residents who were referred to in a recent article regarding cannabis growing in that area contacted this newspaper to give their version of what was happening in their neighborhood, painting a picture of small family organic farms growing ...By Sophie Braccini

Turkey Trot: a new Moraga tradition?
The Moraga Country Club with the support of the Chamber of Commerce will host this year's first annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot on Nov. 23, exemplifying the club's renewed desire to be involved with the town's recreation scene. The purpose, according to MCC general ...By Sophie Braccini

Cannabis in Bollinger Canyon
On an early October morning, two deputies from the county sheriff's office knocked on the door of a farm located toward the end of Bollinger Canyon Road. The owners were not happy to see the two officers but knew why they were there; the crop growing on the property ...By Sophie Braccini

Hillside and ridgeline town council study session Wednesday, Nov. 15
After several years of meetings and study sessions the planning commission submitted its recommendation to the Moraga Town Council regarding new hillside and ridgeline regulations. The commission recommended most of the text with some exceptions, such as a new rule ...

Emergency phone provides access to police services
Moraga police officer Michael Dreyfuss shows the new red emergency phone located next to the police department's office at 329 Rheem Blvd. Chief of Police Jon King explains that the phone is accessible 24/7 even if the department's offices are closed and connects ...

New winemaker regulations get final planning commission review
The problem is simple to state: regulating ...By Sophie Braccini

Celebration planned to mark end of the Moraga sinkhole, Nov. 16
Town staff decided to hold the reopening of Rheem Boulevard party on Nov.16 after all the different pieces are in place, giving the town a finished product: a repaired culvert, a repaved arterial, reconstructed sidewalks, new and cured pavement, new striping and new ...By Sophie Braccini

Moraga proposed firearms regulation attracts attention beyond town's borders
The topic of firearms regulation was on the ...By Sophie Braccini

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