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"Parasol Adventures" illustrator, Sue Jensen (left) and author Lindy Novak sign copies of their whimsical childrens' book. Photo Lisa Spencer
Orinda author brings whimsical fantasy to life in 'Parasol Adventures'
By Diane Claytor
Three adorable sisters each carry a colorful parasol wherever she goes. One day, a hefty spring breeze lifts the parasols from their hooks and off they go on a lively and fun-filled excursion. "A craving for adventure, a longing to explore. . Who gets what they wish for? These three did, and more!" This is the story of "Parasol Adventures," the second children's book written by Orinda resident Lindy Novak. The high-quality book, written ...read

Firefighters from across the Bay Area joined for a training exercise June 17 at Painted Rock in Moraga. Photos Sora O'Doherty
Wildfire preparation plans in full swing for fire season
By Sora O'Doherty
If you are a very early riser, on Memorial Day morning you might have seen Moraga-Orinda Fire District's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Dennis Rein and volunteer Charles McNulty driving around in a little ...read

 
Lamorinda Fourth of July festivities will finish with a bang
By Vera Kochan
Get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July in a big way as Moraga and Orinda plan on keeping residents and visitors alike busy throughout the entire day.
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Megan Reid Photo Angel City FC
Megan Reid's serpentine path to professional soccer
By Jon Kingdon
Growing up in Lamorinda, there's been no shortage of sports to play, beginning at an early age. For many people, it's a matter of picking one sport and playing it exclusively, not just for their school but ...read

Spanish lavender is excellent as a water-wise and pollinator plant. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian

"Water is the driving force ...read
Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
Antiracism IS racism

A letter published June 8th asserted that "Antiracism is not racism" and "the recent mass murder of black people in Buffalo by a racist white man [is] part of an enduring legacy of whites killing blacks." Neither statement is accurate.
Kendi popularized the term "antiracism" in "How to be an Antiracist." On page 19, he writes "The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination." He calls for more racism in the form of racial discrimination. Discrimination based on race is racism. Opposing racism is good. Working to combat racism is better. But antiracism is just more racism. And
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Wildfire prevention and preparedness tops Lafayette's budget items list
By Lou Fancher
Lafayette Administrative Services Director Tracy Robinson in presenting to the council the Fiscal Year 2022-23 proposed budget and work plan addressed four goals set this year by the council she described as ...read

Inaugural Lafayette Community Day brings folks together to give back
By Jennifer Wake
Nearly 200 volunteers rolled up their sleeves June 4 to work on various projects throughout Lafayette to benefit local nonprofits as part of the first annual Lafayette Community Day - the brainchild of the ...read

School Safety initiatives to start over the summer
By Lou Fancher
School safety is a top priority for the city of Lafayette. According to a report presented by the Safe Routes to Acalanes High School team three cyclists and two pedestrians were struck and killed in ...read
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Town council briefed on Local Roadway Safety Plan analysis results
By Vera Kochan
Moraga could soon have safer streets thanks to the Local Roadway Safety Plan. The State of California is federally required to have a Strategic Highway Safety Plan aimed at reducing traffic accident fatalities ...read

MPD welcomes new lieutenant
By Vera Kochan
Although he's new to the Moraga Police Department, Lt. Steve Borbely comes to the town with over 27 years of law enforcement experience.
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Moraga Chamber's new executive director works to get businesses back on track
By Vera Kochan
After nearly a year without anyone in the executive director's position at the Moraga Chamber of Commerce, Katie Bidstrup has agreed to take the reigns following a trial period when her title was preceded by ...read
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Rare Orinda city council split leaves Orindawoods private road maintenance intact
By Sora O'Doherty
At the June 7 city council meeting the council split 3-2 and as a result declined to cancel its agreement with the Orindawoods development to maintain certain private streets. Mayor Dennis Fay and council ...read

Draft safety element available for public review
By Sora O'Doherty
The city of Orinda has made available for public review its draft Safety Element and Vulnerability Assessment Report. The draft, which was reviewed by the planning commission on June 14, will be reviewed by ...read

Orinda Theatre finds surprise solution to serious problem
By Sora O'Doherty
Just when Orinda Theatre owner Derek Zemrak thought things were going great, with the theatre showing "Top Gun: Maverick," he was suddenly forced to close the theatre June 11, when the 80-year-old circuit ...read
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Wildfire preparation plans in full swing for fire season
Lamorinda Fourth of July festivities will finish with a bang
Wildfire prevention and preparedness tops Lafayette's budget items list
Inaugural Lafayette Community Day brings folks together to give back
School Safety initiatives to start over the summer
Passing the Baton - Kim departs as LES principal, Barclay steps in
Town council briefed on Local Roadway Safety Plan analysis results
MPD welcomes new lieutenant
Moraga Chamber's new executive director works to get businesses back on track
Rare Orinda city council split leaves Orindawoods private road maintenance intact
Draft safety element available for public review
Orinda Theatre finds surprise solution to serious problem
Orinda agrees to expand red-flag day parking bans
Con Fire receives $3M Lafayette/Walnut Creek Shaded Fuel Break Grant from Cal Fire
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
Orinda author brings whimsical fantasy to life in 'Parasol Adventures'
Local libraries host summer reading programs
Homemade salsa the perfect color palate for Fourth of July festivities
Garden Club event underscores impact of butterflies in a community
Cal Shakes hosts summer performances at The Bruns
Misinformation - What is the real story?
CP brings life to Senior Community Center in Oakland
Utility boxes get spruced up as part of Artify Orinda
Chef's Table event benefits Park Theater renovation fund
Maureen Hession
Megan Reid's serpentine path to professional soccer
Hennessy named new athletic director at Miramonte
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Easy air travel tips for simplifying your trip
Passing the Baton - Kim departs as LES principal, Barclay steps in
By Sharon K. Sobotta
When Ann Kim departs her role as the Lafayette Elementary School principal this month, she'll leave behind both a depth and a breadth of experiences in the district. Kim arrived in the Lafayette School ...read

School Safety initiatives to start over the summer
By Lou Fancher
School safety is a top priority for the city of Lafayette. According to a report presented by the Safe Routes to Acalanes High School team three cyclists and two pedestrians were struck and killed in ...read
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Megan Reid's serpentine path to professional soccer
By Jon Kingdon
Growing up in Lamorinda, there's been no shortage of sports to play, beginning at an early age. For many people, it's a matter of picking one sport and playing it exclusively, not just for their school but ...read

Hennessy named new athletic director at Miramonte
By Jon Kingdon
When James Lathrop, the longtime teacher, coach and Miramonte's athletic director since 2018, opted to move on to become an assistant water polo coach at Stanford, Principal Ben Campopiano did not have to look ...read

 
 
 
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Orinda author brings whimsical fantasy to life in 'Parasol Adventures'
By Diane Claytor
Three adorable sisters each carry a colorful parasol wherever she goes. One day, a hefty spring breeze lifts the parasols from their hooks and off they go on a lively and fun-filled excursion. "A craving for ...read

Local libraries host summer reading programs
By Casey Scheiner
As the calendar turns to June, children turn away from the classroom to the green grass, blue sky, and freedom that summer brings. Nonetheless, though school may be out, student reading interest and p ...read

Homemade salsa the perfect color palate for Fourth of July festivities
By Susie Iventosch
I was trying to make a gluten-free chocolate cake, which would be great to share for Fourth of July gatherings, but it just wasn't coming together as planned. Sometimes this happens, and even though it can be ...read

Misinformation - What is the real story?
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson
Misinformation seems to be everywhere. These three frequent issues are just a few of the questions families bring to Professional Geriatric Care Managers who are also called "Aging Life Care Experts."read
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