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Published on March 29th, 2023
Rites of spring - Holi Lamorinda
Many cultures around the world acknowledge the end of winter and the coming of spring. In the Indian subcontinent this welcome is the exuberant and sometimes riotous celebration of colors called Holi. The festival has evolved over the years, tacking on new traditions ...Submitted by Gayatri Krishnakumar

Published on March 29th, 2023
Local foundation helps Afghans trapped under Taliban rule
It was 20 years ago when Lafayette resident Budd MacKenzie happened to read a Parade article about Greg Mortenson with the title that said, "He fights terror with books." The article went on to explain how Mortenson built a school in a small village in Northern ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on March 29th, 2023
Families gather for some spring fun during respite from rain
After more severe winter weather than many young Lamorindans can remember, the skies cleared up for the community to enjoy a bouquet of fun spring events over the weekend before the rains returned with a vengeance. Moraga kicked things off March 25 with the 40th ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on March 15th, 2023

Published on March 15th, 2023
Four college visit must dos
There is no better way to find out if a college is a good match for you than by scheduling a campus visit. Today's busy families make sacrifices in time and money to tour campuses, so make yours count.
By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on March 15th, 2023
Looking Good in Lamorinda
Viva Magenta is the color of the year, says Pantone Color Institute, the company behind the standardized color matching system. Magenta comes from the red family and it is described by Pantone as a shade with "vim and vigor" and is "expressive of a new signal of ...By Moya Stone

Published on March 15th, 2023
'Cairo Conspiracy' - a spy thriller in today's Egypt
Tarik Saleh is the writer and director of the movie, "Cairo Conspiracy," that will be presented in Orinda for at least one week, starting on March 24. Saleh is a Swedish national of Egyptian decent with a keen knowledge of his father's country, as proved in his ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on March 15th, 2023
Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents spirited program, 'Passionate'
Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO)˙welcomes audiences to experience the passionate Nuevo tango of Piazzolla's "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires," an exquisite blend of classical and jazz in its thrilling program, "Passionate," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at St. ...Submitted by Leslie Silberman

Published on March 15th, 2023
A few reasons why horse sightings began to poop out along Moraga's streets
Seeing horses and cattle on the hills of Moraga is a common sight. There was a time when you didn't have to look up at the hills to see horses, because they were walking down the streets of town carrying their owners to the Moraga Shopping Center, the library (formerly ...By Vera Kochan

Published on March 1st, 2023
Final farewell performances planned for Gold Coast Chamber Players
For 35 magical seasons, Gold Coast Chamber Players founder, Artistic Director and violist Pamela Freund-Striplen˙has brought vibrant, high caliber chamber music concerts and top tier musicians to the East Bay. After launching Gold Coast in grand homes in Alameda and ...By Lou Fancher

Published on March 1st, 2023
SMC welcomes two new art exhibits
Two new exhibits opened at the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art as of Feb. 15: "Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints" and "From the Ground Up," which highlights the work of Louis Siegriest.
By Vera Kochan

Published on February 15th, 2023
Annual bookmark contest opens for entrants
Friends of the Lafayette Library and ...Submitted by Katherine Pekrul

Published on February 15th, 2023
Robins get to work as spring season is right around the corner
The robins don't seem to realize that it is still winter for five more weeks. With flowers and fruit trees budding earlier and earlier, colorful robins have invaded our Lamorinda gardens. Flocks, like these seen here enjoying young apricot blossoms in an Orinda yard, ...By Jeff Heyman

Published on February 15th, 2023
'Anything Goes' SF production taps local talent
Renee DeWeese Moran, the executive director and founder of Performing Academy in Lafayette, will be playing "Angel/Ensemble" in 42nd Street Moon's upcoming production of the Tony Award winning "Anything Goes," which launches the company's 2023 Mainstage Season. This ...Submitted by Jonathan White

Published on February 15th, 2023
Deferred? Now what?
When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the same way as enrollment numbers dropped. However, the opposite occurred and this past early cycle results show applications are up, in some cases dramatically so. Due to ...By Elizabeth LaScala

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