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Published on March 27th, 2024
Miramonte and Campolindo Open Mic sparks connection among teen poets
"Next up," calls Campolindo senior Laurel Tringe, "reading his slam poetry piece about hip-hop. Vinny Yu!"
It's 6 p.m. at the Miramonte library. Sophomore Yu steps onstage. Taps the mic. ...
By Emma Wong

Published on March 27th, 2024
Moraga residence on Electrified Home Tour
A glittering, solar-powered roof. Powerwall batteries. An induction stove, heat pump water heater, and clothes dryer.
Self-powered, electric living may appear too good to be true. But ...
By Emma Wong

Published on March 13th, 2024
'Rebel without a cause' (1955) comes to the Orinda Theatre March 26
The ongoing Hollywood Orinda Classic Movie Matinees brings James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, and Dennis Hopper in director Nicholas Ray’s groundbreaking dramatic story of post-war teenage angst unleashed, ‘Rebel without a cause’. One show only, Tuesday ...

Published on March 13th, 2024
Persian festival brings overflow crowds to Wilder Art & Garden Center
In the words of organizer Farigol Bineshpour, “When mothers get together, magic happens.” Three generations of her family joined Minoo Akbarian and other organizers of the first annual Norouz Bazzar and Spring Equinox celebration at the Art & Garden Center at Wilder on ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on February 28th, 2024
Longtime editor is leaving Lamorinda Weekly
Almost 17 years ago (March 14, 2007 to be exact), the Lamorinda Weekly published its very first issue. Among the early writers was Jennifer Wake, who wrote stories about Saint Mary's College happenings. With a degree in media communications from Cal State, Sacramento, ...By Diane Claytor

Published on February 28th, 2024
My spouse was diagnosed with MCI - now what?
MCI is the acronym for Mild Cognitive Impairment. It does not mean "Dementia" at this stage. A large percentage of those with this diagnosis never progress further than short-term memory loss. Research has shown with lifestyle changes, improvements in cognition are ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson

Published on February 28th, 2024
Lamorinda Arts Council welcomes Ali Kozoll as new Executive Director
Ali joins the Lamorinda Arts Council with a professional background in brand development, program management, strategic planning, and building communities around meaningful work. Her leadership aims to elevate the council's initiatives and expand outreach efforts.

Published on February 28th, 2024
'Io Capitano' - A hero's journey
What makes a good movie? How about giving the audience a window to a moment of the human experience that will touch them so deeply that they will leave the theater a different person. Such is "Io Capitano."
By Sophie Braccini

Published on February 28th, 2024
Moraga resident's mission: Keep Moraga clean and beautiful
Scott Parker is nothing if not persistent; passionate and stubborn may also be words used to describe the Moraga resident. What began more than three years ago as a way to kill a few hours while his son practiced soccer has grown into a lofty mission: keep Moraga ...By Diane Claytor

Published on February 28th, 2024
SMC Museum of Art features three new art exhibits
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art has introduced three new exhibitions: "Harmonia Rosales's Omega Alpha", "The Decisive Moment: Photo Urbanism in San Francisco Bay, 1930s - 1960s," and "Vignettes -- Select Views of SMCMoA's Permanent Collection."
By Vera Kochan

Published on February 28th, 2024
Town Hall Theatre presents film in honor of International Women's Day
International Women's Day is on March 8 and ...By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on February 14th, 2024
Students from Laratelier Art Studio volunteer at Aegis Living Moraga
With a few careful brushstrokes, high school junior Lilia Maharbiz gazes at a masterpiece - a sprawling assembly of purple flora. A warm smile is visible, even through the mask she dons. But this creation isn't hers to claim - the senior woman beside Maharbiz is the ...By Emma Wong

Published on February 14th, 2024
Are summer pay to play programs worth it?
As a high school student, it's likely that you've been extended an invitation, urging you to consider applying for a pre-college program taking place on a college campus over the summer. Most of these programs are for profit (although some award scholarships and some ...By By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on February 14th, 2024
Bay Area comics bring free laughs to the Roundup Saloon
Ryan Rodriguez has been an entertainer of sorts. But it wasn't until he sustained an injury that took him out of his gig as a professional wrestler that he found his way to the comedy scene.˙
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on February 14th, 2024
Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated at Moraga Library
While the Chinese New Year technically began on Feb. 10, the Moraga Library's interactive celebration was held on Feb. 3. Attendees were encouraged to sample, as well as help make their own Dumplings, Sweet Rice Ball Soup, and Hot Pot edibles. A calligraphy table ...By Vera Kochan

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