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MOFD board gives green light to use grant for comprehensive evacuation support system
By Jennifer Wake
In a continuing effort to facilitate communication among emergency services agencies, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board May 21 approved a motion to use $300,000 in grant money to enter into a software agreement with Zonehaven, Inc. to develop a comprehensive evacuation support system in the amount of $627,750. According to ...read



Top left: Moraga Commons Park bustles with activity; lower left: Moraga police officers talk with skateboarders. Upper right: Patrons enjoy coffee and food on Lafayette Circle; lower right: Orinda Farmers' Market bustles with activity. Photos V. Kochan, S. O'Doherty and J. Wake
Lamorinda makes slow return to a sense of normal
By Vera Kochan, Sora O'Doherty, and Jennifer Wake
With June 15 anticipated to be the marker for a return to a sense of normal for most Californians, signs that the world is reverting back to familiar times are being seen throughout the three Lamorinda ...read

 
Split city council OK's Orinda parade on the Fourth of July
By Sora O'Doherty
In the face of Fourth of July celebrations being canceled by nearly every nearby municipality in the East Bay, the Orinda City Council voted to allow the annual parade to go on this year. Mayor Amy Worth and ...read
Jordan Allred Photo Gint Federas
Jordan Allred - from Miramonte to Moscow . Idaho
By Jon Kingdon
With the onset of the coronavirus, this was a particularly difficult year for the seniors of Lamorinda - limited to Zoom classes, anticipating graduation, the lack of social interaction, the potential ...read

A living retaining wall sprouts green on the hillside. Photo Gint Federas
Using Mother Nature against Mother Nature
By Jon Kingdon
After 33 years living in Lafayette in the same house, Gint Federas and his wife, Geni, took on a major landscaping project to halt the erosion of their property. "We originally had a retaining wall which ...read
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What do the firefighters want?

Last issue's article about MOFD being absorbed into ConFire ended with "it's a dead issue".
The trouble is, the "problem" that was being addressed, has not been solved. Only one person that I heard cut to the crux of the issue and that was Orinda Council
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A brief history on the Moraga Youth Involvement Committee
Thank you for featuring The Moraga Youth Involvement Committee (MYIC) in your May 26, 2021 edition. I was co-founder of the MYIC and I have missed reading about it and knowing what they have been doing. Kaye Yost and...

afayette voters deserve better legal representation

The City Attorney has failed to advocate for Lafayette for years, creating a very real problem, which needs to be remedied:
On Dec. 4, 2020, the Superior Court ordered the City to pay $118,625 in attorney fees...


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City continues fight to keep local control on housing development
By Jennifer Wake
In an effort to retain local control over housing development in the city of Lafayette, council members and staff have entrusted the help of Townsend Public Affairs State Capitol Director Casey Elliott to ...read

Council approves reflective beacon alert installation at St. Perpetua crosswalk
By Lou Fancher
At the May 24 Lafayette City Council meeting, consensus was reached regarding the addition of a reflective beacon alert and radar speed sign at a crosswalk near St. Perpetua School on Hamilin Road. After a ...read

First of Lafayette's large events already a sold-out success
By Lou Fancher
Liberated by the lifting June 15 of California's COVID-related public safety capacity regulations and color codes restricting large gatherings, the 2021 Taste of Lafayette is already a sellout affair. Tickets ...read
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Moraga amends employment agreement with town manager
By Vera Kochan
The town council was tasked with approving and authorizing the mayor to execute the third amendment of the employment agreement between Moraga and Town Manager Cynthia Battenberg during the May 26 council ...read

Town continues long-standing dispatch services with county sheriff's office
By Vera Kochan
When the Moraga Police Department was established in 1979, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department was contracted for dispatching services, which also included 911 and non-emergency services.read

A Saint Mary's College fixture - Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, passes away at 92
By Vera Kochan
The Saint Mary's College Community received a formal notification on May 22 from President James A. Donahue stating: "It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that I inform you that our beloved Brother Mel ...read
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Orinda joins in proclaiming June LGBTQ+ Pride Month
By Sora O'Doherty
Declaring that it is important for communities to both show support for residents and stand in opposition to intolerant treatment and discrimination of lesbian women, gay men, bisexual people, transgender and ...read

Orinda garden club again joins Bouquets to Art at the De Young Museum
By Sora O'Doherty
After a gap in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bouquets to Art is happening once again at the De Young museum in San Francisco. Continuing a 20-year tradition, Diana Kennedy and Phoebe Kahl will be ...read

Orinda library art gallery reopens to in-person viewing
By Sora O'Doherty
June brings back in-person art appreciation in Orinda. Following many months of only online exhibitions, the Lamorinda Arts Council has announced that it's June exhibitions in the Orinda library gallery will ...read
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Lamorinda makes slow return to a sense of normal
Split city council OK's Orinda parade on the Fourth of July
City continues fight to keep local control on housing development
Council approves reflective beacon alert installation at St. Perpetua crosswalk
First of Lafayette's large events already a sold-out success
Lafayette School District warns seniors about phone scam
Moraga amends employment agreement with town manager
Town continues long-standing dispatch services with county sheriff's office
A Saint Mary's College fixture - Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, passes away at 92
Orinda joins in proclaiming June LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Poul Anderson Writing Contest winners announced
Orinda garden club again joins Bouquets to Art at the De Young Museum
Orinda library art gallery reopens to in-person viewing
MOFD board gives green light to use grant for comprehensive evacuation support system
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Resourcefill - a great resource for eco-friendly products
Michael Fraser Madden
CVS Pharmacy offers prizes to boost COVID vaccinations nationwide
Letters to the editor
At age 99, veteran Vic Smith looks back at a life well lived
'See You Up There' - great film that condenses lyricism, passion and redemption opens in Orinda
Brown butter shortbread cookie packs caramelized pecan crunch
Local artists open studios in Lamorinda June 12-13
JM graduates take the stage for next step in education
Simple, preventative health measures that transcend time
Burton Valley Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team wins State Championship
Lafayette student creates digital space to keep fellow students connected
Justice Murals promote social justice from a student's perspective
Gold Award project helps first responders during evacuations
Jordan Allred - from Miramonte to Moscow . Idaho
Matai Bell - from Cougar to Cadet
Campo varsity girls soccer team goes undefeated
MBA's 14U Mavericks finish as 680 League Champs
Using Mother Nature against Mother Nature
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lafayette School District warns seniors about phone scam
By Jennifer Wake
Lafayette School District Superintendent Richard Whitmore said in a June 3 announcement that the district is working with the Lafayette Police Department regarding telephone scammers who are calling local ...read

JM graduates take the stage for next step in education
Submitted by Amy Martinez
The eighth-grade students of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School graduated in person, outdoors in a socially distant ceremony on May 26 at the Joaquin Moraga School Pavilion. Students received their diplomas ...read
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Jordan Allred - from Miramonte to Moscow . Idaho
By Jon Kingdon
With the onset of the coronavirus, this was a particularly difficult year for the seniors of Lamorinda - limited to Zoom classes, anticipating graduation, the lack of social interaction, the potential ...read

Matai Bell - from Cougar to Cadet
By Jon Kingdon
Campolindo head football coach Kevin Macy claims that the success of his program down through the years was "to have kids that did not look like football players but played tough." However, when Antioch ...read

Campo varsity girls soccer team goes undefeated
Submitted by Luis Pinto
After a very unique season - one that almost didn't happen - the Campolindo Girls Soccer 2021 Varsity team went undefeated 10-0 this season. The players and coach decided to give their seniors a season to ...read
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At age 99, veteran Vic Smith looks back at a life well lived
By Sora O'Doherty
Vic Smith found God at 300 miles per hour, flying just 20 feet from the ground. He kept God, added a wife, children, and is up to nine great-grandchildren, with a 10th on the way.
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'See You Up There' - great film that condenses lyricism, passion and redemption opens in Orinda
By Sophie Braccini
The film "See You Up There" starts at the end of World War I and talks about the return of two surviving soldiers to civilian life, as Paris explodes with the Roaring '20s. Albert Dupontel, the movie director, ...read

Brown butter shortbread cookie packs caramelized pecan crunch
By Susie Iventosch
This little cookie is fabulously delicious and really, what isn't when it's made with brown butter? The caramelized toasty, nutty flavor you get when you brown butter just makes anything taste divine, whether ...read

Local artists open studios in Lamorinda June 12-13
By Jennifer Wake
One of the most interesting aspects of art is experiencing it in person and talking to the artists about their work and what inspires them. East Bay Open Studios will once again be offering these in-person ...read
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