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Published on May 24th, 2023
First Orinda-Miramonte photography challenge winners named
The Orinda City Council at its May 9 meeting was treated to the photographs selected for the months of January, February, March, and April for its photographic challenge to the students of Miramonte High School.
By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 24th, 2023
Hybrid work is here to stay: How to maximize productivity when working at home
The pandemic taught us many things about ourselves, our world, and our priorities. During the lockdown, people slowed down, families were playing with their kids on the street in the middle of the day and big bonus - there were hardly any cars on the road.
By Jennifer Raftis, CPO

Published on May 24th, 2023
Ekphrasis exhibit: Improv jazz for artists and authors
Curator and Board Member Bill Carmel of the Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC), past president and V.P. Linda Hartmann of the California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Branch (CWC) and President Donna Arganbright and V.P. of Exhibitions Ruth Stanton of Lamorinda Arts Alliance (LAA) ...Submitted by Elana O'Loskey

Published on May 24th, 2023
Cal Shakes announces lineup for 'At the Bruns'
California Shakespeare Theater˙(Cal Shakes) ...Submitted by Kevin Kopjak

Published on May 24th, 2023
Bringing Back the Natives Tour features gardens in Orinda, Moraga
Barbara and Phil Leitner's garden in the Glorietta neighborhood of Orinda and the green home of Anne Chambers and Ed McAlpine in the Campolindo area of Moraga were featured in this year's Bringing Back the Natives Tour. The 2023 tour featured 55 gardens across Alameda ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on May 10th, 2023

Published on May 10th, 2023
Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents 'Refreshing' in Orinda, May 20
Pacific Chamber Orchestra will present two performances of its "Refreshing" program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Orinda and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at Livermore's Bankhead Theater. This captivating program features the "Fab Four" ...Submitted by Leslie Silberman

Published on May 10th, 2023
Family Focus
Last time we looked at some common ways parents may inadvertently contribute to lowering children's self-esteem. Here are a few more:
Emphasize how other kids or siblings are doing well ...
By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on May 10th, 2023
'Every Day is Memorial Day' photographs of the Lafayette Crosses to exhibit at the Lafayette Library
The City of Lafayette's Public Art Committee has selected "Every Day is Memorial Day," a collection of nine black and white photographs of the Lafayette Crosses by East Bay photographer Jeff Heyman, for an exhibit at the Lafayette Library's Public Art Gallery through ...Submitted by Jenny Rosen

Published on May 10th, 2023
Moraga dad utilizes AI to write book to help kids overcome fears
In 2017, Kendell Haynes crossed an item off his bucket list. "It had always been a dream of mine to drive across the country," he recalls. "So I got into my little Honda Civic and drove from my home in New Jersey to California."
By Diane Claytor

Published on May 10th, 2023
'Ajoomma' - A feel-good movie from Singapore at the Orinda Theatre
The movie opening at the Orinda Theatre on May 19, "Ajoomma," is not a K-drama. Even though it is filmed mostly in South Korea, it is a Singaporean-Korean co-production directed by Singaporean director He Shuming.˙ It has none of the sugar-coating, glamorous unrealism ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on May 10th, 2023
Stanley middle schoolers headed to OM World Championships
With many of the team members having worked creatively together since the second grade, a team of seventh-graders will represent Stanley Middle School and Lafayette at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Michigan later this month.
Submitted by Manju Lind

Published on May 10th, 2023
Geo Cache - a global treasure hunt with locations in Lamorinda
The "treasure" at each Geo Cache (pronounced JEE-oh-cash) location is most definitely nothing comparable to a pirate's chest of riches, but then, that is not the point of geocaching.
Geo ...
By Vera Kochan

Published on May 10th, 2023
Lafayette Rotary Club's Concert at the Res to honor Dick Holt
Dick Holt, who came up with the idea of the ...By Jennifer Wake

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