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Published on January 19th, 2022
Local foodie family conducts annual taste-test tradition
The Coane family loves food. Whether it's mom, Karen, cooking her favorite family meals at home, daughter Kayla journaling another entry into her Instagram "thatfooddoee" account, son Michael eating everything in sight to put on extra weight for high school sports, or ...Submitted by Craig Coane

Published on January 19th, 2022
Business Person of the Year selection hits a high note with Lamorinda Music co-owner John McCormick
Last year was a good year for Lafayette's John McCormick. The co-owner of Lamorinda Music completed his second term as president of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. His popular store was selected by Diablo Magazine readers as the East Bay's 2021 Best Musical ...By Diane Claytor

Published on December 22nd, 2021
Lamorinda Music co-owner named the 2022 Business Person of the Year
John McCormick, 2020-21 Lafayette Chamber board president and co-owner of˙Lamorinda Music˙with wife Colleen McCormick (who was named the 2013 Business Person of the Year), has been named Lafayette's 2022 Business Person of the Year. John McCormick joins a long list of ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 27th, 2021
Moraga mom launches Veggie Explorers Club subscription for kids
Local mom and "The Family Kitchen Coach," Amy Jizmagian, has created an engaging and educational subscription box for kids. Veggie Explorers Club creatively introduces vegetables to children through simple sensory activities focused on sight, smell, touch and taste. ...By Jenn Freedman

Published on October 13th, 2021
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2021 continued to show ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Published on September 15th, 2021
Outdoor event planning business pairs perfectly with pandemic restrictions
Childhood pursuits carried into adult purpose are leading young people, especially women, to pursue entrepreneurship, according to industry experts and census-takers tracking trends in the American workforce in 2021. Reflecting that dynamic locally, Gen-Zers Lucy ...By Lou Fancher

Published on September 1st, 2021
Johnny's Donuts extended hours delight community
Cambodian immigrant Kim Soeung has made area residents very happy by extending the hours of the popular donut shop, Johnny's in Lafayette. When she acquired the shop at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, she extended the hours from a 2 p.m. closing to a 5:30 ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 4th, 2021
Building community two wheels at a time
It's a dream lots of people have: quit the corporate grind, team up with a good friend, and start a business devoted to something you love. With the recent opening of First Mile Cycle Works, a new retail and repair shop located on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, two Lamorinda ...By Jeff Gomez

Published on August 4th, 2021
Lynn's Top Five
In the past two years we've been on quite the roller coaster ride with markets both swooning and swelling. For good reasons, we've been glued to the news wondering when it will be safe to travel, eat out and most basically, hug our friends and family! And despite the ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Published on July 21st, 2021
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2021 was extremely ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T

Published on July 7th, 2021
The beat goes on! How to get back on track with your post-pandemic financial planning
It's perhaps premature and too optimistic to say we are in a true post-pandemic phase now, however, it appears that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel. Which means it is absolutely time to shake out the dust and brush off the cobwebs to clearly review and ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Published on July 7th, 2021
Orinda Books summer reading challenge is underway
Orinda Books, an independent bookstore in Orinda Village, is challenging readers from kids to young adults to read five books and claim a prize from Loard's Ice Cream or Orinda Theatre by Sept. 10. To qualify for the prize, a reader needs to read three books from the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on July 7th, 2021
25A Orinda Way about to break ground and, unfortunately, a newly repaved street
Just as the Orinda City Council was about to approve a contract for the repaving of the entire length of Orinda Way, the developer of 25A Orinda Way announced that they are about to break ground on the project. Developer Paul Ugenti won approval from the council in ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Local bookstore and libraries start summer reading challenges
The start of summer for many of the literary individuals in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda means the start of some good reading. This summer, Reasonable Books in Lafayette is less quiet as owners Betty and Rudy Winnacker are getting the word out regarding their summer ...By Grace Gonsalves

Published on June 9th, 2021
Resourcefill - a great resource for eco-friendly products
It was a staggering and disheartening headline in a recent National Geographic article: "A Whopping 91 Percent of Plastic isn't Recycled." Look around your house. Think about all the products you regularly use that are made of plastic or come in plastic containers. You ...By Diane Claytor

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