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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

Published on February 14th, 2024
Not sure what to do for Valentine's Day? You might consider Dublin
No, not the Dublin in Alameda County, but Dublin, Ireland. Whitefriar Street church has been a place of pilgrimage on Valentine's Day for many years. Of course, for those who have already found love, Lamorinda offers many lovely ways to celebrate this February as ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on February 14th, 2024
Lions and swords open the Year of the Dragon in Orinda
Orinda celebrated Chinese New Year at the Orinda Library on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Year of the Dragon was welcomed by members of the Concord Kung Fu Academy, who performed a Lion Dance and a sword demonstration at the Orinda Library auditorium. This special event was ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 31st, 2024
'The Teachers' Lounge' a fascinating drama behind closed doors
The International Film Showcase brings to Orinda a very personal and interesting movie set in today's Germany inside the confines of a school, a perfect metaphor of society as a whole, with its denunciations, injustices, racism, cruelty, and manipulation.. This ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on January 31st, 2024
Retired Campolindo Spanish teacher's desire to help students 'over rough spots' continues
After nearly 60 years in the classroom, Lola Danielli arguably saw it all - the good, the bad, and the gray area.
The Acalanes Union High School District board recently pulled the plug ...
By David Scholz

Published on January 17th, 2024
5 questions to consider about where to live in retirement
Where to live in retirement? That is either a challenging question or one that has not been contemplated fully. I hear from many people of all ages that they are concerned about this aspect of their own aging or that of a parent. The good news is there are now many ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson

Published on January 17th, 2024
Local author writes about his disability, many accomplishments
Sitting in a coffee shop talking with Jonathan Winchell about his life and his recently published book, it's easy to forget that he's not like most other older Lamorinda residents. Winchell says some of his facial features and physical characteristics are evidence but ...By Diane Claytor

Published on January 17th, 2024
Local farmers' markets offer food and fun, rain or shine
Recent blustery weather didn't deter eager shoppers of all ages from indulging their culinary curiosity to peruse the bountiful fresh and often organic goods on offer at both the Orinda and Moraga farmers' markets. A weekend morning tradition for not only Lamorindans, ...By Jeff Heyman

Published on January 3rd, 2024
August and Ivy Salon is thriving in Theatre Square
August and Ivy Salon Co-owners Lily Fortson and Chelsea Salezo moved to Orinda Theatre Square last January, charmed by the location, which felt quaint and perfect to them. They relied on sweat equity to remodel the space, calling in family members to help with ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 3rd, 2024
Moraga Library bird event garners "rapt" interest from attendees
More often than not, when one hears mention of a raptor, a first inclination is to think "dinosaurs." However, a raptor refers to any bird of prey, and in this case the Moraga Library's Dec. 21 guest speakers, Native Bird Connections, brought along a live falcon, a ...By Vera Kochan

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