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Published on February 1st, 2023
After the rain: Lake Cascade is full again
Thanks to the wave of recent storms, Lake Cascade, a favorite of Lamorinda dog walkers and joggers alike, has recovered from the drought. The human-made lake, which supplies water to irrigate the golf course at the Orinda Country Club, is full again. So full, in fact, ...By Jeff Heyman

Published on February 1st, 2023
High School Visual Arts Competition returns to Orinda Library
Registration is now open for the 20th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition, which will be back in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library for 2023.˙The online registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 17 at midnight, with artwork drop off at the Orinda Library on March ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on February 1st, 2023
Lamorinda trainers reaction to and preparation for any medical emergency
In a nationally televised NFL football game on Jan. 2 Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after being hit in his chest. The collision caused his heart to stop beating, creating a life or death situation with time being of the essence.
By Jon Kingdon

Published on February 1st, 2023
The real life of an LPIE instructor
Laura Zucker still remembers leaving her law practice behind in Connecticut to embark on a fresh start in Lafayette with her partner and three children nearly two decades ago. It didn't turn out like she imagined it.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on February 1st, 2023
Longtime Orinda News editor retires, moves on to follow love of acting
After nearly 30 years of working for the Orinda Association, first as associate editor and for the past 22 years as editor, Sally Hogarty is retiring from The Orinda News to pursue other interests in her life.
By Sora O'Doherty

Published on February 1st, 2023
Moraga 9-year-old launches charitable artisan chocolate business
It's not often that a preadolescent starts a business, much less a business rooted in philanthropy. But that is exactly what Kalyana Salvi has done, along with the help of her mom, Tenaya Garrett. In the fall of 2022, they launched Chocolates for Change, an artisan ...By Jenn Freedman

Published on January 18th, 2023
Saint Mary's Performing Arts welcomes back January Term productions for young audiences

Submitted by Ben Enos

Published on January 18th, 2023
Solo seniors
Forbes magazine, December 2022 issue had an interesting article about the number of people living alone over 50, with the article noting that number to be 26 million Americans. If you or a friend is a "solo senior" without family, it is very important to do some good ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson

Published on January 18th, 2023
Ukrainian-Canadian artist's paintings to be featured at Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre Gallery
The city of Lafayette's Public Art Committee has selected "Movement," a collection of paintings inspired by the Avant Garde movement in Kyiv by local Ukrainian-Canadian artist Yana Verba, for exhibit at the Town Hall Theatre Gallery in Lafayette. The exhibition runs ...Submitted by Jenny Rosen

Published on January 18th, 2023
'My Sailor, My Love,' a lesson in forgiveness and compassion for human frailty
An old man who hides his decrepitude, a daughter burdened by resentment, an older woman who wants to believe in love and acceptance touch each others' lives in the intriguing and poignant Swedish/Irish film, "My Sailor, My Love" opening in Orinda on Jan. 20.˙
By Sophie Braccini

Published on January 18th, 2023
Miramonte student spreads awareness on Catalan Independence Movement
Most high school students focus on a mixture of academics, athletics, and social activities. However, one local teenager has an even higher priority: promoting awareness for a major independence movement in Spain.
By Casey Scheiner

Published on January 4th, 2023
A few ways to save native flora and fauna from human impacts
As someone given the gift of nature awareness at a very young age and becoming a naturalist for the Wagner Ranch Nature Area some 45 years ago, I feel I must use my voice to speak for local flora and fauna.
By Toris Jaeger, Naturalist, FONA

Published on January 4th, 2023
GCCP announces end of era
The Gold Coast Chamber Players announce that this season, their 23rd, will be their last.
Voted Best East Bay Concert Series, only three GCCP concerts remain for this leading Bay Area ...
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen

Published on January 4th, 2023
Family Focus
In my work with couples and families, I often see situations where people have been beating their heads against the wall. This is because we all develop patterns of thought and behavior that cause us to repeat ourselves, despite the realization that it is getting us ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on January 4th, 2023
Moraga Art Gallery exhibit ignited by 'Light and Fire'
The˙Moraga Art Gallery announces its initial exhibit of 2023, opening on Jan. 18.˙ Entitled "Light and Fire,"˙it features the work of two celebrated member artists from Lafayette: Lucy Beck, an award-winning photographer who˙uses light to capture the˙astonishing color, ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft

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