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Another Moraga Road accident prompts further discussion of bicycle, pedestrian safety
For the second time in just over two months another person has been hit on Moraga Road.
The most recent incident happened on Wednesday, Sept. 27 and involved a cyclist and a Mercedes at ...
By Pippa Fisher

New Bell and Block Schedule receives passing grade, so far
By all accounts, most stakeholders in the Acalanes Union High School District are finding the new bell and block schedule is accomplishing its purpose of more efficient use of academic time, reduction of stress and anxiety, and more time for collaboration between ...By John T. Miller

Canyon Bridge dismantling and rebuilding begins
The old Canyon Bridge is gone. It had been closed to traffic for over five months, though it had been rumored that bicyclists and walkers had occasionally been trespassing. The declaration of instability and closing of the bridge following the landslide of the adjacent ...By Sophie Braccini

Moraga's Got Chalk!
Having a mayor who is an artist definitely helps to foster vibrancy in the local art scene. Kathe Nelson, Moraga Chamber's executive director, immediately got a positive response and added impetus from Moraga Mayor Teresa Onoda when she suggested a chalk festival in ...By Sophie Braccini

Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley contributes to Moraga Rotary's All-Access Playground project
Representatives of the Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley recently presented a check to the Rotary Club of Moraga in support of Rotary's All-Access Playground Project, which is to be constructed at the Moraga Commons Park.
Submitted by Dick Olsen

A few local politicos' best friends
In this dog-eat-dog world of politics, it is imperative to have a pack of loyal followers. Who better than those who are always by your side and only occasionally growl at the media? Saturday is national Dogs in Politics Day, a celebration first unleashed Sept. 23, ...By Cathy Dausman

Andersen initially opposes interim district attorney appointment
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors appointed Diana Becton as interim district attorney to replace DA Mark Peterson, who resigned in June. The supervisors interviewed five candidates at their Sept. 12 public board meeting and appointed Becton by a 3-2 vote.
By Nick Marnell

Country Club's new general manager Ron Haas
The Moraga Country Club has hired a consummate hospitality professional to replace Andrew Scott as general manager. Ron Haas is not boastful, but behind his ready wide smile one can detect the iron hand in the velvet glove. He is keenly aware that the club accommodates ...By Sophie Braccini

Sinkhole and Canyon Bridge on their way out
On Sept. 18 WC Maloney Inc. started preparation work for the removal of Canyon Bridge. On Sept. 20 the heavy duty equipment should arrive and demolition will begin. The first two days of the week were used to protect the creek bed so debris is not carried by the ...

Surveillance cameras in Moraga confirmed for the end of the year
Chief of Police Jon King confirmed after receiving a $60,000 check from the Moraga Community Foundation that his team would install six new security cameras on Moraga's busy traffic arterials before the end of the year. One is already in use on Moraga Way. The chief ...By Sophie Braccini

Moraga Police Blotter

Process launched to recruit new town manager
Moraga town manager Bob Priebe is adamant: He says that the snafu that followed the town's declaration of fiscal emergency and the questioning of staff's pay raises at the time have nothing to do with his resignation this month.
By Sophie Braccini

Moraga man marks half-century of summer camps
Jeff Werth would rather interview than be interviewed, but he talks easily about his longtime commitment to summer camp.
Werth is somewhat of an expert on the swimming, fishing, hiking, ...
By Cathy Dausman

Manuel Valdez takes oath of office as Moraga postmaster
Manuel Valdez raised his right hand at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 and was sworn in as postmaster at the Moraga post office on Center Street. In doing so, he followed a proud tradition that dates back to 1886 when the first post office opened.

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