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Published on July 21st, 2021
Watermelon contest winner!
Ren Parker, age 9, was declared the winner of the July 4 Moraga Farmers' Market watermelon eating contest. Approximately a dozen children participated in the contest, with the goal for contestants to eat as much watermelon as possible in 90 seconds without using their ...Submitted by Masaki Hirayama

Published on July 21st, 2021
Having a Good Relationship with Your Adult Children, Part 2
One glaring behavior that interferes with having good relationships with children 18 and older is when parents give unsolicited advice. I think we all know this, but sometimes it's just hard to stifle ourselves. And sometimes, our innocuous comments may be mis ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on July 21st, 2021
Kiku Sushi & Vegetarian offers fresh options for all
Kiku Sushi & Vegetarian opened its doors on May 18 on the west side of Lafayette Circle. Kiku's original location, Kiku Sushi, in Berkeley on Gilman Avenue has been open for 10 years.
By Jenn Freedman

Published on July 21st, 2021
Headlands Brewing Co., a new family-friendly hangout
Headlands Brewing Co. opened its doors May 28 on the east side of Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, adjacent to Bonehead's Texas BBQ. The taproom features a 20-tap floating draught tower, two outdoor patios with fire pits, family and dog-friendly landscaping, and live ...By Jenn Freedman

Published on July 21st, 2021
Gold Coast Chamber Players return to the stage in September
Named Best Concert Series of the East Bay in 2021 by Diablo Magazine, the Gold Coast Chamber Players return to the stage on Sept. 18 with a series of five concerts. Each performance is held at the Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo ...Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen

Published on July 21st, 2021
Janice Peacock: Author, artist, teacher
Lamorinda resident Janice Peacock is always challenging herself. Whether it's mastering techniques in glass art, writing a mystery series, or picking up computer skills thanks to COVID-19, she's always learning something new.
By Jeff Gomez

Published on July 7th, 2021
Pacific Chamber Orchestra returns to concert stage
Pacific Chamber Orchestra's first program of its 2021-22 season is themed "Renewal" and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July˙17 in Moraga at the Campolindo Performing Arts Center and at 3 p.m. July˙18 in Livermore at the Bankhead Theater. Music Director Lawrence Kohl ...Submitted by Shelly Rose

Published on July 7th, 2021
Looking Good in Lamorinda
When we were on lockdown last year, I never stopped wearing jewelry. In fact, I dug out some long forgotten pieces. Every day I'd don something different, something I hadn't worn in ages. Wearing jewelry while staying home lifted my spirits.
By Moya Stone

Published on July 7th, 2021
'The Silent Revolution' ('Das schweigende Klassenzimmer'): coming of age during the Cold War
Films based on true stories have a special way to grip you. "Silent Revolution" is one of these. Set in East Germany in 1956 during the Cold War, it follows a class of graduating high school students confronted with decisions that will define who they are and change ...By Sophie Braccini

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
The illusion of 'test optional' colleges
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the onset of nearly universal distance learning for all high school students, both parents and students have been relieved to hear that many college admission procedures are going "test optional" this year. While "test optional" does ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Published on July 7th, 2021
Free SMC Museum of Art exhibition through July 11
The current Saint Mary's Museum of Art exhibit, "Aesthetic Forces: Nature in the Modern California Landscape, 1915-2015" explores how 20th and 21st-century art practice assimilated and reconsidered ideas of the "sublime" and "picturesque" in dialogue with Modernism and ...Submitted by Britt Royer

Published on July 7th, 2021
Campo grad publishes children's book to honor his late mother
In 2019 Alex Tandy, a 2005 Campolindo graduate and Moraga resident, learned that his mother not only had cancer but had also passed away from the disease. Judy Ohlrogge, his mom, who was remarried and living in Ecuador, had kept her disease a secret from him and his ...By Kara Navolio

Published on July 7th, 2021
From flags to vintage planes, it was a flying Fourth in Orinda
Having only missed one year since its inception in 1984, the Orinda Fourth of July Parade was back in 2021, a little bit smaller, but still replete with bands, politicians, cars and even airplanes. With 38 entries, the parade was announced at its starting point in the ...By Sora O'Doherty

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