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Published on August 17th, 2022
Community Open House at Lafayette Community Garden, Aug. 28
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is celebrating its 11thˇyear with a Community Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The event is free and will feature inspirational speakers: Jim `Doc' Hale will share fascinating information ...Submitted by Janet Thomas

Published on August 17th, 2022
'Lost Illusions' - how great literature can give birth to excellent entertainment
Honorā de Balzac wrote "The Human Comedy" during the first part of the 19th century in France. There, without any indulgence and with great sharpness, he painted a changing world where capitalism was emerging, where social classes were intermingling in a big post ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on August 17th, 2022
Modern verse translation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear' opens at Cal Shakes, Sept. 7; Ting to step down after 7 years at helm
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced the full cast and creative team for ”Lear,” the world premiere modern verse translation of Williams Shakespeare’s ”King Lear” by playwright and Oakland-native Marcus Gardley (`black odyssey’ at Cal Shakes).
Submitted by Kevin Kopja

Published on August 17th, 2022
Moraga native and ultra marathoner Rod Farvard
If Moraga native, Rod Farvard, asks you to come along with him for a little run, be forewarned that little can be a relative term. Know that the "Far" is Farvard is no misnomer.
Farvard ...
By Jon Kingdon

Published on August 17th, 2022
Lamorinda Idol finals return to Orinda Theatre
Must love dogs? Jen Frase just loves dogs. In fact, she adores them. As a photographer for the past 15 years, she changed her focus to just dogs about two years ago and now has opened Jen Frase Photography, a dog photography studio in Theatre Square.
By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 17th, 2022
Rolling out universal meal service at schools has joys and disappointments
As Lamorinda kids went back to school in August, social media erupted in a barrage of comments. While parents were concerned, there was largely a tone of understanding, as Lamorinda schools began to roll out the universal meal program adopted by the State of ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary schedules notable speakers for August
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club has on tap a ...Submitted by Tom Black

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Does applying to more get you through the door? Why more is not better in college
As a college admissions advisor in Lafayette I am often asked some version of this question: "If 5 - 10% of applicants are accepted to the most highly ranked schools, will I have a better chance of getting into one of them if I apply to all of them?"
By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on August 3rd, 2022
New pictorial history of Orinda out Aug. 8
You wouldn't expect a newcomer from the UK to be the person to write the latest history of Orinda, but Alison Burns has done just that, in addition to taking over the somewhat moribund Orinda Historical Society and giving it the kiss of life. "Images of America: ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Why the James Webb Space Telescope promises to answer some, but not all of our most fundamental questions
A million miles away, the James Webb Space ...By Karl Buscheck

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Swim clubs dive into OMPA traditions
Every year in late July, a magical air washes across Orinda and Moraga. Hundreds of cars drive around town, adorned with supportive messages. A mass of kids, all in identical T-shirts, might be shoulder to shoulder at a matinee showing at the Orinda Theatre. Most ...By Casey Scheiner

Published on July 20th, 2022
Newest Artify Orinda installation graces Big Belly trash can
Artist Anne Fallin stands beside her painting which was recently installed on the back of a Big Belly trash and recycling can in Orinda in front of Starbucks across from Safeway as part of the Artify Orinda project. This is one of five original artworks installed on ...Submitted by Maggie Boscoe

Published on July 20th, 2022
Family Focus
In the first part of this column, we looked at how guilt and societal expectations play a role in keeping some people plugged into destructive family relationships. We're conditioned to think that family means accepting any and all behavior solely because we're family. ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on July 20th, 2022
Buttery scones the perfect breakfast treat
Scones are just an all around special breakfast treat. They seem so fancy! We love them with a bit of a shortbread texture . nice and crispy on the edges, but still soft in the center. What makes scones especially fun is the myriad ways you can make them - plain or ...By Susie Iventosch

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