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Published on April 14th, 2021
Seven simple ways to go greener at home (and save green too!)
With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22, it's a natural time to reflect on how our choices impact the environment, and an apropos time to consider some effective ways to go greener at home. One of the biggest first steps to take is to compost and recycle ...By Jenn Freedman


Published on April 14th, 2021
What's in a name?
What's in a name? The phrase comes from Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet" - "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." A name is an arbitrary label, but when it comes to Campolindo, Acalanes and Miramonte high schools, ...By Vera Kochan


Published on April 14th, 2021
Lynn's Top Five
Well, we made it to another tax season, and "surprise," it's still not quite business as usual. Let's review five things you may want to consider before filing your returns this year, and as you get set up for 2021.
By Lynn Ballou CFPr


Published on April 14th, 2021
GCCP Season Finale focuses on interconnectedness of cultures
Gold Coast Chamber Players conclude their virtual concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1 with Dvorak's America. Virtual links remain available for one week following the concert date. Q&A with the musicians follows the premiere at 8:30 p.m.
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen



Published on April 14th, 2021
80 years growing, an Orinda garden hosted generations of one family
A beautiful two-acre garden tucked away near Lake Cascade was the joy and work of its original owner for 80 years, and during her life, Nancy Shurtleff Miller enjoyed hosting events for her four children, eight grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren in the garden. ...By Sora O'Doherty


Published on April 14th, 2021
Some pandemic perks have staying power
Every Friday at 5 p.m., neighbors - now friends - grab their outdoor chair, beverage and glass, snack, mask and sweater, and head up the hill to the end of their Moraga street. Chairs are placed in a socially distanced circle and, as more people arrive, the circle ...By Diane Claytor


Published on March 31st, 2021
We have one week to find Mom a care setting!
"My mother fell, went to the hospital and had her hip replaced and her shoulder stabilized, and then she was sent to a Skilled Rehab center just a week ago and they say she will be discharged next week!" Jane exclaimed over the phone. "Yikes! She can't go home - she ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson


Published on March 31st, 2021
Moraga author brings Viet culture to America through young adult fantasy
Writing a novel, for many, is a difficult endeavor. But try writing one (or two) in your native language, and having it translated into English when names and cultural differences don't always compute.
Submitted by Meera Phadnis


Published on March 31st, 2021
Local Flying Tiger Lines flight attendant recalls years of service to troops during Vietnam War
It was a war that eventually drew criticism and disdain in the United States. Nevertheless, the men and women who served in Vietnam had the courage to answer when called upon to enter into one of the most unforgiving and terrifying experiences of their lifetime.
By Vera Kochan


Published on March 17th, 2021
COVID increased the importance of diversity essays on college applications: Four questions to help you brainstorm
Diversity statements are an increasingly common requirement on college applications. These questions are going to become even more common in upcoming cycles because of the ways the COVID pandemic has changed college admissions. With more colleges offering test optional ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD


Published on March 17th, 2021
Campolindo graduate on Broadway
Dr. Joseph A. Mele, M.D, FACS, made it to a marquee on Broadway in an unusual way. No, not for acting, although he did appear in a Moraga Playhouse production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The Campolindo High School graduate won The Top Surgeon ...


Published on March 17th, 2021
'Hamilton' actor speaks to Moraga students about diversity and inclusion in the arts
The Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) hosted an inspiring conversation Feb. 26 with Leslie Odom Jr., acclaimed actor and singer who played Aaron Burr in Broadway's "Hamilton" (and earned a Grammy Award and Tony Award for his role). Nearly 500 families tuned in to this ...By Jenn Freedman


Published on March 17th, 2021
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Published on March 17th, 2021
GCCP presents 'Love Story' March 20
Gold Coast Chamber Players continue their virtual concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20 with "Love Story" - the fourth of six Main Stage Virtual Concerts in 2021 that continues the season theme celebrating love and diversity.
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen


Published on March 17th, 2021
19 Lamorinda students named National Merit finalists
Officials from the National Merit S ...By Jennifer Wake



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