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Published on December 7th, 2022
What is a good college?
If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you might get 100 different answers. If there is so much variation just in what constitutes a good college, we know there is even more variation in what constitutes a best fit for a ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Published on December 7th, 2022
Longtime Lafayette resident turns 100
Lafayette's Joseph M. Fox III celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 20.ˇ And he did it as he does just about everything - with vigor and enthusiasm.ˇ Talk to people who know Joe, and they all say the same thing: he has been remarkable at just about any age, and the ...Submitted by Betty La Porte

Published on December 7th, 2022
Local author's work focuses on courage, strength and resourcefulness
To enter the Lafayette kitchen or the imagination of award-winning author, public speaker, editor and TV chef Ying Chang Compestine is to experience good fortune. An opportunity to observe Compestine wield a wok filled with vegetables, herbs, oils, and an array of ...By Lou Fancher

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Learning to tap into the wonder of the natural world
The Indigenous people of the Earth have learned to live in harmony with nature. This means following nature's lead. They developed technologies for finding plants and animals to benefit their lives but always made sure there was plenty for the future.
By Toris Jaeger

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Lamorinda holiday events to add sparkle to the season
With Thanksgiving soon to be a distant memory, holiday festivities are just around the corner for Lamorinda residents looking to mingle.
The popular holiday event, "It's a Wonderful ...
By Sora O'Doherty and Jennifer Wake

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Looking Good in Lamorinda
Body Piercing is fast becoming a fashionable must have. Florence Pugh, who starred in Greta Gerwig's hit film "Little Women," was recently on the cover of Harper's Bazaar sporting a nose ring. Actors such as ZoČ Kravitz and Demi Lovato regularly show off their latest ...By Moya Stone

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Saint Mary's College music program features three festive concerts in December
The Saint Mary's College Music Program will ...Submitted by Ben Enos

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Local bee expert writes enticing children's book
You won't find beehives, hive stands, honey extractors, veils or any beekeeper accessory in Melissa Edwards' Lafayette backyard. That's because Edwards, a talented landscape architect and self-taught bee expert, does not raise bees. But she is passionate about them and ...By Diane Claytor

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Lamorinda's historical societies join forces with a Caldecott Tunnel/Orinda blast-from-the-past event
Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda's historical societies put their collective heads together and produced an event that drew an overflow crowd of history buffs from the Lamorinda area. Expecting an audience of around 30, thanks to final RSVP tallies, the Nov. 6 event ended ...By Vera Kochan

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Bright Ideas Film Festival returns to Orinda Theatre, Dec. 2
Created to give student filmmakers a place to celebrate their hard work with family, friends, and others who appreciate the art of filmmaking, the 7th Annual Bright Ideas Film Festival will once again be screening a showcase of short films, as well as a Q&A with the ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on November 9th, 2022
Surprising discovery unearthed amongst the dried weeds at Los Perales
Doing its part to participate in wildfire mitigation measures, the folks at Los Perales Elementary School in Moraga made an unusual and historic discovery.
During the process of ...
By Vera Kochan

Published on November 9th, 2022
Sweet Thursday Author Series features Author Barbara Quick
Friends of the Lafayette Library presents ...Submitted by Laurie Miles

Published on November 9th, 2022
"Kincsem - Bet on Revenge" - an epic Hungarian film at the 23rd CAIFF
The 23rd California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) opens at the Orinda Theatre Nov. 10 with India's selection for the 2023 Oscars, "Last Film Show." Information about all the films and festival events can be found at "Kincsem ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on November 9th, 2022
Can being in the moment help you?
Camino de Santiago, a walk that brings life messages. I had the experience of walking over 100 miles on the Camino in Spain this past month. The path is the pilgrimage of the apostle St. James the Great, his bones are housed in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson

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