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Published on November 24th, 2021
Celebrate the season at these special holiday events
Opportunities abound to gather with friends ...By Jennifer Wake


Published on November 24th, 2021
Looking Good in Lamorinda
"People on the slopes want handmade hats," says Marcia Brunning, proprietor of Busy Stix in Lafayette. It's warm gear season and the trend is for handmade; and not just knit, but also crochet. Fashion designers showed crochet on the runways this year and the trend ...By Moya Stone


Published on November 24th, 2021
Good grief
When you fight hard, you seek out every possible resource and engage a great team. But then your family member dies and you feel you didn't do all you could. We end up feeling guilty, even knowing that this is part of the process and it can hit us hard.
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC


Published on November 24th, 2021
CAPA's 'Nutcracker' returns to the live stage
After this intense year of the pandemic, California Academy of Performing Arts returns to the stage Dec. 2-5 with its beloved "Nutcracker" performance at the Campolindo Performing Arts Center.
By Jennifer Wake


Published on November 24th, 2021
Local author supports ADHD kids in new book
When Karen Ann Leonard learned that one of her grandsons was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at a very young age, she wasn't angry. She wasn't worried nor upset. She was sad, because, of course, she wants the very best of everything for ...By Diane Claytor


Published on November 24th, 2021
Sunrise Stroll at Res focuses on diversity, equity & inclusion
By the time the sun rose on the morning of Nov. 19, an intergenerational crowd of about four dozen people were stretching in preparation for a stroll around Lafayette Reservoir. The sunrise stroll replaced the annual community breakfast and incorporated the United ...By Sharon K. Sobotta


Published on November 10th, 2021
Art Embraces Words: Costumed literary and artistic characters present lively program
While the skies were overcast and the air a bit chilly, the mood was warm on Oct. 30, and the costumed characters stole the show at Art Embraces Words. The free program, sponsored by the Lamorinda Arts Council, was held outdoors in the Amphitheater at the Lafayette ...Submitted by Elana O'Loskey


Published on November 10th, 2021
Music and dance at Saint Mary's College
Local residents will have three exciting opportunities in November to enjoy dance and music at Saint Mary's College.

By Jennifer Wake


Published on November 10th, 2021
'Hive' - a portrait of a woman survivor in the aftermath of war
In the film from Kosovo, "Hive," presented in Orinda by the International Film Showcase, the director zooms in on the repercussions on a family after the disappearance of the father, during the war against Serbia. No need to show violence and mass killing to impress on ...By Sophie Braccini


Published on November 10th, 2021
Local woman helps rescue wildlife after oil spill
When in early October thousands of barrels of crude oil were released from a pipeline into the Pacific Ocean about five miles off the coast of Huntington Beach in Orange County, the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) called up volunteers and staff to come to the site ...By Sora O'Doherty


Published on November 10th, 2021
Local firefighters describe deployment during this year's historic fire incidents
The firefighters with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are not only charged with keeping Lamorinda safe, they choose to volunteer in other jurisdictions when blazes become out of control for local fire companies, like ...By Vera Kochan


Published on October 27th, 2021
COVID, colleges, and your student
Most colleges planned on fall 2021 being a time to return to in-person education. Yet the sudden explosion of COVID's Delta variant threw these plans into question. Schools adopted a range of approaches to reopen while trying to keep their students, faculty, and staff ...By Elizabeth LaScala


Published on October 27th, 2021
Marquee talent for Park Theater fundraiser
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Lafayette's Park Theater, The Park Theater Trust - an all-volunteer group dedicated to reopening the classic theater - has partnered with the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery to hold an exhibition of neon art. The show features work from ...By Jeff Gomez


Published on October 27th, 2021
A ghostly presence or two at Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre?
Most playhouse theatres can be spooky enough during the day, but at night with all manner of bizarre props and human-like mannequins as part of the normal backstage d‚cor, anyone with an active imagination could easily become startled. Add to the mix, the month of ...By Vera Kochan


Published on October 27th, 2021
Parents hope for fun Halloween from the past
With many COVID restrictions still in place on Halloween last year, door-to-door trick-or-treating became almost non-existent. This year, however, is shaping up to be a bit more like those of Halloweens past.
By Jennifer Wake



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