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EBMUD updates Orinda on drought, infrastructure and vegetation management
By Sora O'Doherty
Gone are the days when Orinda raged against the East Bay Municipal Utility District's failure to communicate, as back in 2017 concerning the fiasco over the Orchard Road detour. EBMUD directors showed up in full force on Sept. 7 to update the Orinda City Council about its operations in the city, which, according to EBMUD, is the heart of the East Bay water system. The update had been scheduled previously, but was postponed when a closed session ran extremely long. Director Marguerite Young, representing Ward 3 which includes Orinda, Moraga, El Sobrante and portions of Pinole and Richmond, introduced the presentation. EBMUD serves approximately 1.4 million customers, she said, and its mission is to manage natural resources, provide reliable water and wastewater services, and to preserve and protect the environment for the public. "Our board hugs the watershed," she said, "and Orinda is the heart of EBMUD."
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A miles-long line of first responder vehicles wind down Moraga Way toward Orinda. Photo Vera Kochan
First responders bid farewell to MPD officer
By Vera Kochan
In a solemn funeral procession, the communities of Lamorinda observed a visually emotional display of solidarity amongst the "brothers in blue" honoring one of their own - Cpl. Kevin Mooney.
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Parents and students deposit flowers and toys at school memorial site. Photo Sharon K. Sobotta
Parents call for school safety as community mourns crossing guard death
By Sharon K. Sobotta
Ashley Dias showed up at Stanley Middle School long before the students on the morning of Sept. 8. Dias wasn't new to the job of being a crossing guard, but he was just two days into his assignment at that ...read
From left: Jade Profilio, Georgia Winkles, Hanna Hageboeck, Apple Walton, Emma Johnson, Gianna Manzone, Isabela Yanakieva and Aly Kirke Photo provided
Lamorinda girls volleyball preview
By Jon Kingdon
Like all the other fall sports, the girls volleyball teams were forced to make some adjustments, though far fewer than under the spring protocols. "There were no major changes in our preparation," said ...read

Trees are loaded with apples Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Tickle it with a hoe and it will laugh into a harvest." ~ English Saying
Every September I think about two major garden ...read
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In response to recent housing coverage

Two recent housing-related articles in Lamorinda Weekly present a one-sided narrative about housing policy, featuring misleading quotes presented without context or fact-checking.
One article, "Proponents for Local Land Use
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School safety

This is an accident that could and should have been prevented.
The City, School and Police department are not making sure that there is safe passage for the kids going to and from all of the schools in Lafayette.
There are a number of traffic safety precautions that must be made today.
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Planning Commission reapproves application for six residential condos on Mt. Diablo Boulevard
By Lou Fancher
The five members of the Lafayette Planning Commission representing a quorum at a meeting Sept. 7 voted unanimously to reapprove an application from Nikhil Gera on behalf of Outdo 3742 Mount Diablo LLC to build ...read

'BeKind 21' campaign under way in Lafayette
By Jennifer Wake
The Lafayette City Council issued a proclamation on July 12 announcing another BeKind 21 campaign between Sept. 1 through 21, in partnership with the Born This Way Foundation, an organization that "aims to ...read

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Town council reviews options to fill Stromberg's vacated seat
By Vera Kochan
Former council member David Stromberg submitted his letter of resignation on Aug. 26, citing that he is moving out of Moraga. He announced that his last day on the council would be Sept. 9. The remaining four ...read

South Camino Pablo Annexation and Subdivision appeal denied
By Vera Kochan
The land in question has been owned by the Carr family for over 100 years. Currently a portion of it, the South Camino Pablo Annexation and Residential Subdivision, has been the subject of a tug-of-war since ...read

Town of Moraga honors three-time mayor, Al Dessayer, for 47 years of service
By Vera Kochan
The town council approved a proclamation honoring Al Dessayer for his decades of varying service to the Moraga community. During the Aug. 25 meeting, Mayor Mike McCluer stated, "I just want to say how much we ...read
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Orinda welcomes new staff, recognizes Cynthia Casey
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda City Council took the opportunity at its Sept. 7 meeting to welcome aboard some new hires. Micki Cronin has begun work as the new senior management analyst, a position that was promised by the city ...read

Long-term public works director Larry Theis leaves Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Larry Theis, who has been with Orinda for eight years as Director of Public Works and Assistant City Manager, is leaving for a position in the private sector. Orinda Mayor Amy Worth said it had been an honor ...read

Orinda honors outgoing police chief, David Cook
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda City Council on Sept. 7 took the opportunity to formally commend David Cook on his service as Orinda's chief of police. Cook's two-year term as chief of police in Orinda included some very ...read
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First responders bid farewell to MPD officer
Parents call for school safety as community mourns crossing guard death
Planning Commission reapproves application for six residential condos on Mt. Diablo Boulevard
'BeKind 21' campaign under way in Lafayette
Town council reviews options to fill Stromberg's vacated seat
South Camino Pablo Annexation and Subdivision appeal denied
EBMUD gives water conservation tips for current drought conditions
Town of Moraga honors three-time mayor, Al Dessayer, for 47 years of service
Moraga's street repair project picks up where it left off
Orinda welcomes new staff, recognizes Cynthia Casey
Long-term public works director Larry Theis leaves Orinda
Orinda honors outgoing police chief, David Cook
EBMUD updates Orinda on drought, infrastructure and vegetation management
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
Outdoor event planning business pairs perfectly with pandemic restrictions
'Movie Under the Stars' returns to Moraga Commons
Cal Shakes returns with 'The Winter's Tale'
Gold Coast Chamber Players kick off season with 'Spheres of Influence'
Energy bites pack flavorful punch
Oscar finalist 'Better Days' from China at Orinda Theatre
'Anything Goes' at the Moraga Art Gallery
Colleges are 'getting back to normal' - or are they?
Two original exhibitions open at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
Terry Towers Witharm
Lamorinda girls volleyball preview
Campolindo's Robbie Mascheroni named Boys Athlete of the Week
Flitter tapped as head varsity girl's basketball coach at Campolindo
Saint Mary's men's soccer on the cusp of success
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
It's wildfire season: Be prepared beyond a 'go bag'
Colleges are 'getting back to normal' - or are they?
Most colleges planned on fall 2021 being a time to return to in-person education. Yet the sudden explosion of COVID's Delta variant has thrown these plans into a helter-skelter morass of confusion. Schools are ...read

Parents call for school safety as community mourns crossing guard death
By Sharon K. Sobotta
Ashley Dias showed up at Stanley Middle School long before the students on the morning of Sept. 8. Dias wasn't new to the job of being a crossing guard, but he was just two days into his assignment at that ...read



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Lamorinda girls volleyball preview
By Jon Kingdon
Like all the other fall sports, the girls volleyball teams were forced to make some adjustments, though far fewer than under the spring protocols. "There were no major changes in our preparation," said ...read

Campolindo's Robbie Mascheroni named Boys Athlete of the Week
By Jon Kingdon
With 6 receptions for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns in Campolindo's 56-21 victory in Moreau Catholic high school in the first week of the football season, Robbie Mascheroni was named the Bay Area News Group Boys ...read

Saint Mary's men's soccer on the cusp of success
By Jon Kingdon
With a record of 40-4-3 over the last three seasons, the Saint Mary's soccer team has not lost a beat winning three of their first five games this season. With the players on last year's team not being ...read
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Cal Shakes returns with 'The Winter's Tale'
By Lou Fancher
"Infuriating, hideous, comfortable, cooperative, divisive, dystopic, transformative, technological, popcorn, lost, frustrating, light, dark, isolating."
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Gold Coast Chamber Players kick off season with 'Spheres of Influence'
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen
The Gold Coast Chamber Players return to the stage Sept. 18 with "Spheres of Influence," the first of a series of five concerts named Best Concert Series of the East Bay 2021 by Diablo Magazine, kicking off ...read

Energy bites pack flavorful punch
By Susie Iventosch
These little nuggets are full of energy, made with so many delicious nuts and seeds! They are crunchy and creamy, and salty and sweet, and tasty and healthy and easy . oh my! They are super flavorful, made ...read

Oscar finalist 'Better Days' from China at Orinda Theatre
By Sophie Braccini
The film "Better Days" (Shaonian de ni - ????)ˇtells a dark story of bullying among Chinese teenagers. Games of domination and persecution turn deadly for several youths who live in a world where the question ...read
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