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ConFire Chief Proposes Additional Revenue Sources
By Nick Marnell
The The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District board of directors authorized Fire Chief Jeff Carman to contract with Willdan Financial Services to perform an impact fee study, which will include the possibility of forming community ...read


 
Differences Seep Through in High-profile MOFD Race
By Nick Marnell
Distinctions between Victoria Smith and Craig Jorgens, candidates for the Division 5 seat on the Moraga-Orinda Fire District governing board, may not seem as glaring as those between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Still, shades of difference creep into the north Orinda candidates' dialogue, especially regarding the tax disparity between the two district municipalities. ...read



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Photos Gint Federas and Andy Scheck
Local Candidates Prepare for '16 Election
By Pippa Fisher, Sophie Braccini, Sora O'Doherty and Nick Marnell
The complexity of creating a vibrant community, or a cluster of communities, is often mired in the details, which are often painstakingly decided upon after hours of contemplation, discussion, negotiation and ...read

Lafayette Goes Round and Round on Roundabouts
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette circulation committee gave the green light for two future roundabouts on Deer Hill Road.
The issue of the ...read
Tim Tague Photos Gint Federas
Football Heavyweights Prepare for League Action
By Karl Buscheck
Thanks to a talented nucleus of seniors and a rising crop of juniors, the Miramonte football team has rolled out to a 4-0 record in the opening weeks of the 2016 season.
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Seed extraction Photo Sophie Braccini
Saving Seeds - The Full Circle of Gardening
By Sophie Braccini
The Lafayette Community Garden was established five years ago and has now reached such a level of maturity and stability that the members have decided to start saving its seeds.
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Dear Editor:
I wanted to express my support for What's Up Downtown and the re-visioning of Downtown Orinda. I was raised in the area and am fortunate to be raising my three children here. As we all know, most of the redevelopment and new commercial investment has headed to Lafayette. I don't know that we want to, or could, mirror ...

Dear Editor,
I was astonished by both the size and the composition of the crowd at the Sept. 9 food trucks event at Moraga's Hacienda de Los Flores. The lawn was overflowing with young families, and more were pouring in when we left. The same kind of crowd covers the hill at the summer concerts in the Commons. It is quite a different population from...

Dear Editor:
I am very proud of what we have achieved since I joined the Orinda School Board. In the past year and a half, we have:
Hired a new superintendent who has a bold vision for taking our schools from excellent to world class;
Achieved an increase in our credit rating from AA to AA+;
Initiated a new policy and program for the Wagner Ranch Nature Area which will open it to educate all of our students...


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Two Incumbents, One Newcomer to Fill Lafayette Council
By Pippa Fisher

Mike Anderson
Uncontested this year, Mike ...read

Art Chosen for the Jennifer Russell Building
By Pippa Fisher
In a discussion that was more like "American Idol" than a city meeting, the Lafayette City Council made the final decision on which of two pieces of artwork will grace the vestibule area of the Jennifer ...read

Arson Suspect Charged in Betty Lane Fire
By Nick Marnell
The Contra Costa County district attorney charged a Lafayette resident with arson and attempted murder after a fire leveled a home in the 3300 block of Betty Lane, injured several of the occupants and sent one ...read
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Four to Grapple for Three Council Seats in Heated Moraga Race
By Sophie Braccini
Four candidates - including one incumbent - are vying for three seats on the Moraga Town Council. Here's what they have to say about Moraga.
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Council Acts to Protect the Town's Interests
By Sophie Braccini
It is not that the Moraga Town Council does not care about clean water; it does. But the council clearly has difficulty with the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, which imposes r ...read

The 2016 Pear and Wine Festival is Ready to Roll
By Sophie Braccini
Moragans of all ages can enjoy several different family-oriented musical activities and concerts at this year's Moraga Pear and Wine Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at the Moraga Commons. read
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4 for 4: Orinda City Council Candidates Answer Questions
By Sora O'Doherty
The Lamorinda Weekly asked the four candidates competing for two seats on the Orinda City Council to answer four questions about themselves and issues facing the city of Orinda. Here are their answers:read

Interest in Orinda's Downtown Creek Running High
By Sora O'Doherty
Better restaurants and a gourmet market are popular goals for the revitalization of downtown Orinda, while the issue of downtown housing is more controversial, but everybody seems to agree on the restoration ...read

Historic Nature Gem Hidden in Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Like Brigadoon, once a year the Nature Area at Wagner Ranch becomes visible to the general public at the Annual Olive Festival held by the Friends of The Wagner Ranch Nature Area. The rest of the time, this ...read
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Local Candidates Prepare for '16 Election
Lafayette Goes Round and Round on Roundabouts
Lafayette Police Blotter
Art Chosen for the Jennifer Russell Building
Arson Suspect Charged in Betty Lane Fire
Jonathan 'Ace' Katayanagi - The Face of Fun in Lafayette
Lafayette Again Joins SunShares Program
Moraga Police Blotter
Council Acts to Protect the Town's Interests
Rotary Launches All-Access Playground Fundraising
The 2016 Pear and Wine Festival is Ready to Roll
New Chamber of Commerce Office is Ready for Business
Orinda Police Blotter
Interest in Orinda's Downtown Creek Running High
Historic Nature Gem Hidden in Orinda
ConFire Chief Proposes Additional Revenue Sources
Differences Seep Through in High-profile MOFD Race
Letters to the Editor
Two Incumbents, One Newcomer to Fill Lafayette Council
Four to Grapple for Three Council Seats in Heated Moraga Race
Lynn's Top Five
Business Bites
4 for 4: Orinda City Council Candidates Answer Questions
The Family History Project Society
Bringing Joy and Motion to Lamorindans of All Ages
Moraga Gallery Exhibit Reveals Stark Contrasts
Campolindo Bestows Service Awards to Students
Girl Scouts Help Fifth Graders Prepare for Middle School
Campolindo's Leo Club Donates Funds to MEF
Moraga Native Venetia Baker Receives Rotary Global Grant
Kohl Receives Arts Recognition Award from County Commission
Robert A. Depolo
Yes SIR, There's A Club For You
An Artist's Prompt
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Thoughtful Food
Pistachio-crusted Red Snapper
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Football Heavyweights Prepare for League Action
Cross County Squads Star in Early-Season Action
Lamorinda Soccer Club Rounds out Successful Year
Local Girls' Tennis Teams Set for League Play
Saving Seeds - The Full Circle of Gardening
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Stylish Solutions
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Digging Deep
Campolindo Bestows Service Awards to Students
Submitted by Barbie Bocks
Campolindo High School recognized more than 100 students at the Third Annual Volunteer Service Awards on May 24 in the Performing Art Center. Students received awards for their service to organizations as ...read

An Artist's Prompt
Submitted by Charlie Keohane
Every year, the teenagers who run the Lafayette Youth Arts Society host a writing and photography contest for middle schoolers, arranging prompts, judges, monetary prizes and an awards ceremony. The contest ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Oct. 10, at 4pm
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Cross County Squads Star in Early-Season Action
By Karl Buscheck
Running in a new division, the Miramonte cross country team will garner some extra attention this fall.
"The boys immediately ...read

Lamorinda Soccer Club Rounds out Successful Year
Submitted by Keven Guillory
Lamorinda's 17 year olds began their summer at the Davis Legacy College Showcase, where they dominated the top flight G19 Super Group and took the podium as champions for the 3rd straight year. To achieve ...read

Local Girls' Tennis Teams Set for League Play
By Karl Buscheck
Typically, Steve Robinson - the head coach of the Campolindo girls' tennis team - has one or two freshmen in his sqaud. This fall, the number of newcomers is much higher than that.
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The City of Lafayette Public Art Committee invites the public to attend a welcome reception for its newest art exhibit “Art of Lundy Siegriest” featuring oil paintings from the late Lundy Siegriest. The reception will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Library Gallery ...

The Moraga Pear and Wine Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Moraga Commons Park. This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating Moraga’s Pear history!  Join your friends and neighbors for ...

Celebrate Family History Month at Orinda Books at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. The evening will include a presentation and Q&A with a panel of people who have pursued different aspects of family history research and publication ...

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The Family History Project Society
By Sophie Braccini
Ever think about publishing your family's history? If so, you're not alone.
Three and a half years ago a group of Orinda ...read

Bringing Joy and Motion to Lamorindans of All Ages
By Diane Claytor
Two years ago, Justin Cole dressed as the Energizer Bunny for Halloween. There is unquestionably not a more appropriate costume for this bundle of energy.
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Moraga Gallery Exhibit Reveals Stark Contrasts
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Art Gallery this month presents an exhibition starring George Ehrenhaft, one of the gallery's partners and the featured painter of the exhibition, and metal workers David Bowman and son. The rich ...read

Yes SIR, There's A Club For You
By Kara Navolio
What's a guy to do with all his free time after retirement? If he's interested in staying active, making new friends, and trying new things, he might join Sons in Retirement (SIR). Its mission is to promote ...read
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