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The Outfox Field Guard (designed by a Bay Area local) is a basket of mesh that encircles the dog's head, allowing him to see effectively, but with small enough mesh that it's very difficult for a foxtail to penetrate through. Image provided
Common symptoms to look for in pets during foxtail season
By Mona S. Miller, DVM
For those of us in the veterinary field, we anticipate the start of "foxtail season" with some degree of dread, since these little plant awns can burrow into any part of an animal's body. Foxtails are the plant dispersal unit for a wild annual grass that ...read


 
Bob Athayde virtually entertains music fans from the comfort of his Orinda living room. Photo provided
Music man offers soothing balm through sound
By Diane Claytor
Kahlil Gibran, the famous writer, poet and philosopher, reportedly said, "Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife." Singer Billy Joel said "music is ...read

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Park Theater on path to reopening
By Lou Fancher
Marking a notable stride forward along the path to restore and reopen the city's iconic Park Theater building, Tracey Karsten Farrell reported at the April 26 city council meeting that the Park Theater Trust ...read
#2 Chase Bennett, Campolindo and #23 Noah Bloch, Acalanes Photo Gint Federas
Lamorinda boys' basketball leads the way in talented DAL
By Jon Kingdon
If you want to find any type of positive from the coronavirus, it would be the newfound appreciation in participatory sports. This was true even when the teams were prevented from practicing indoors.
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This Happy Valley home boasts spectacular views that can be enjoyed from the pool or hot tub, the sauna, or the heated loggia. Photos Sora O'Doherty
Lafayette Juniors tour focuses on life in your own backyard
By Sora O'Doherty
Sparkling pools, outdoor kitchens, vegetable gardens and chicken coops were some of the elements shared by the homes on the Outdoor Living Tour hosted by the Lafayette Juniors on Saturday, May 1. Owing to the ...read
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Dissolving MOFD and merging into the County Fire District proposal

At the request of MOFD Director Baitx, the MOFD Board on May 19th at 7 p.m. Zoom meeting will discuss the process for dissolving our local fire district and merging Moraga and Orinda into the County fire district (ConFire).
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Wagner Ranch Nature Area

What an extraordinary resource we have in Orinda - and it would not be possible without the dedication and determination of Toris Jaeger and the Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area. The OUSD almost closed the Nature Area some years back, but...


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Lafayette police chief updates council on crime rates, emergency preparedness
By Lou Fancher
Summarizing 2020, a year that saw a global pandemic, systemic public health and safety disparities and social justice protests leading to calls for police reform at local and national levels following the ...read

Council approves study of proposed downtown growth scenarios
By Jennifer Wake
Discussions of housing development opportunities in the city of Lafayette continued past midnight at the April 26 city council meeting after the council was tasked to consider approval of two proposed growth ...read

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Pedestrian safety one of top priorities discussed during Moraga council meeting
By Vera Kochan
A big part of the Five-Year Capital Improvement Program concerns traffic and safety issues within Moraga. One of the town council's goals for 2021 is to "continue to focus on traffic safety and explore ...read

Town Council hears preliminary Capital Asset Replacement Five-Year Plan
By Vera Kochan
In consideration of one of the town council's 2021 goals to "continue work on a financial plan to sustain core operations of the town," which includes asset replacement, Parks and Recreation Director Breyana ...read

Canyon Bridge closure planned May 17-21
Submitted by Sharon Chan
Construction of phase 2 of the Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project is underway. The contractor is working Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect traffic delays of 15 minutes or longer. ...read
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Orinda begins search for a high priority analyst
By Sora O'Doherty
To begin the search for a senior management analyst to assist the Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee (SSTOC) and other priority assignments, the Orinda City Council on May 4 approved a revised job ...read

Local leaders gather to raise awareness of wildfire danger and push residents to prepare
By Sora O'Doherty
The Directors of the California Office of Emergency Services, the Director of Cal Fire, the mayors of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda, the president of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board, MOFD Fire Chief Dave ...read

Popular Orinda Union School District superintendent retires
By Sora O'Doherty
After five years, superintendent Carolyn Seaton is leaving the job; indeed, leaving the state, to retire in Colorado where she will be closer to her family. Seaton has completed 37 years in education, ...read
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Music man offers soothing balm through sound
Park Theater on path to reopening
Lafayette police chief updates council on crime rates, emergency preparedness
Council approves study of proposed downtown growth scenarios
Pedestrian safety one of top priorities discussed during Moraga council meeting
Town Council hears preliminary Capital Asset Replacement Five-Year Plan
Canyon Bridge closure planned May 17-21
Walnuts - Moraga's forgotten cash crop
Orinda begins search for a high priority analyst
Local leaders gather to raise awareness of wildfire danger and push residents to prepare
Popular Orinda Union School District superintendent retires
Police warn residents of three phone scams
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Longtime choral teacher takes new position
AUHSD to host on-site vaccine clinics in the coming weeks
John E. Carey, Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Tierney
Bonnie Lafaye Hoydal
Common symptoms to look for in pets during foxtail season
Local artist hopes to inspire creativity in others
Tangy, zesty chimichurri slaw a perfect fit for outdoor entertaining
IFS features `Riders Of Justice' inside newly reopened Orinda Theatre
LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series presents `Guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier'
Boys Team Charity celebrates six-year commitment
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary makes vital donations to Putnam Clubhouse
Saint Mary's offers spring musical film on-demand
Miramonte students bring community together with gift of song
Lamorinda boys' basketball leads the way in talented DAL
Summer Camps 2021
Miramonte Girls Water Polo end Acalanes' 59-game winning streak
Kevin Macy - 25 years at Campolindo
Lafayette Juniors tour focuses on life in your own backyard
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
AUHSD to host on-site vaccine clinics in the coming weeks
By Sophie Braccini
The Acalanes Union High School District is planning to start the 2021-22 school year this coming August with the same schedule as pre-pandemic. In order to do so safely and in anticipation of health a ...read

Popular Orinda Union School District superintendent retires
By Sora O'Doherty
After five years, superintendent Carolyn Seaton is leaving the job; indeed, leaving the state, to retire in Colorado where she will be closer to her family. Seaton has completed 37 years in education, ...read
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Lamorinda boys' basketball leads the way in talented DAL
By Jon Kingdon
If you want to find any type of positive from the coronavirus, it would be the newfound appreciation in participatory sports. This was true even when the teams were prevented from practicing indoors.
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Miramonte Girls Water Polo end Acalanes' 59-game winning streak
By Jon Kingdon
On April 10, in a game looked forward to all season by both Miramonte and Acalanes, Miramonte came out on top 8-6, stopping the Acalanes winning streak at 59 games.
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Kevin Macy - 25 years at Campolindo
By Jon Kingdon
This was to be a celebratory 25th season for Campolindo Head Football Coach Kevin Macy but the coronavirus split it in thirds. "In December, I finished season 25A. The season in the spring was 25B. You're ...read
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Local artist hopes to inspire creativity in others
By Kara Navolio
Believing in what is next for your life without knowing exactly what that is takes courage. That's often what artists must do. It's what 32-year Lafayette resident Ann Marie Quinn did when she transitioned ...read

Tangy, zesty chimichurri slaw a perfect fit for outdoor entertaining
By Susie Iventosch
Chimichurri is a deliciously fresh and zesty sauce of Latin American origins made from fresh herbs, chilies, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. We also include cilantro and lime juice for an extra tangy finish. ...read

IFS features `Riders Of Justice' inside newly reopened Orinda Theatre
By Sophie Braccini
Lamorinda can reconquer the full breadth of its international culture now that the International Film Showcase returns to a reopened Orinda Theatre. The first movie is "Riders of Justice" a USA premiere from ...read

LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series presents `Guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier'
By Diane Claytor
One of the more popular programs sponsored by Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation (LLLCF) is their Distinguished Speaker series. Pre-COVID, prominent authors would discuss, and often read, their ...read
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