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Lafayette Reacts to Station 16 Announcement
By Nick Marnell
Though the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced that it will consider reopening Lafayette fire station 16, city officials and emergency services task force members refrained from patting each other on the back just yet.
"It's been a long time. Financially, 16 is viable and we're behind it," said task force co-chair and Lafayette vice mayor Traci Reilly. But she told the fire district board ...read

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Taking Root
By Sophie Braccini
Cindy Kastner wants to help people obtain a healthy lifestyle through food and expand her reach to people who particularly need a healthy diet, those recovering from heart surgery or cancer. In July she launched Taking Root - a dedicated cooking and delivery service of plant-based meals in Lafayette. ...read



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Row With Champions - a Beautiful Regatta for a Cause
By Sophie Braccini
With temperatures in the 70s and a light breeze, it looked like it was going to be a perfect day for the first all-level rowing regatta sponsored by Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary and Oakland Strokes last Saturday, ...read

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Creek Culverts: The Weakest Links of the Moraga Storm Drain System
By Sophie Braccini
After reviewing the storm drain pipes for corrosion and damage at the beginning of the year, the town of Moraga worked with consulting civil engineers Schaaf and Wheeler to study the capacity of the drainage ...read
Campolindo Football Documentary to Debut at California Independent Film Festival
By Spencer Silva
Campolindo Head Coach Kevin Macy likes to talk about the improbability of success in a sport like football, where some teams, simply put, are bigger, faster and stronger than others. "There are no Cinderella ...read

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Growing Vines, and More, In Time of Drought
By Sophie Braccini
For Sal Captain, minimizing water usage is a culturally ingrained characteristic. "In the house in England where I was raised, you had to put in shillings to get hot water," he remembered fondly. Captain ...read
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Editor:

In her August 12, 2015, letter to the editor, Kathi Torres demonstrates a lack of knowledge about how our City of Lafayette works. Yes, city manager Steven Falk does ponder solutions to issues that may or may not impact the citizens of Lafayette. That is part of his job. Our elected and voluntary City Council members decide the path that we take to solutions. Mr. Falk implements that path. His comments to downtown problems may be troubling to some, but they are on point and anything but insulting.
The will of our citizens is and has been articulated in our General Plan (G. P.). One of the guiding principles that is listed in its introduction
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Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Lafayette.
Lafayette who?
Lafayette, the city that ignores EPA Air Quality issues even though their city is built on a freeway.
Oh, that Lafayette! HA! The joke is on them!
For better or worse, Lafayette is built on a freeway, but the City of Lafayette refuses to enforce EPA Air Quality guidelines. The most recent development, the Homes at Deer Hill, is about to be approved even though the residents
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Deer Hill Project Wins Approval
By Cathy Tyson
After numerous meetings and hours of passionate public comment over the past four years, an application for a 315-unit apartment complex on Deer Hill Road is wrapping up with a sober business-like review of a ...read

Franklin Lane Construction Mystery Solved
By Cathy Tyson
Contrary to some rumors that may be swirling about, the heavy equipment on Franklin Lane in Happy Valley is for work on a drainage project that was a condition of approval to divide just that 3.7-acre portion ...read

Need Electronic Device Help?
Look no further than the thoughtful, smart students who are volunteering at the new Teen Tech Help at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in the Homework Center.read
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Small Animals Ordinance Study Session Goes Smoothly
By Sophie Braccini
The love of small animals, chickens and bees, was definitely in the air at the Aug. 17 Moraga Planning Commission meeting. It was scheduled as a study session for a modification of the existing ordinance that ...read

Hacienda Transformation: Economic Stakes Emerge
By Sophie Braccini
Parks and Recreation Director Jay Ingram invited representatives of local stakeholder groups to meet with architectural firm Gould Evans Aug. 17 and weigh in as the concept for renovating the historic public ...read

Referendum on Aug. 26 Agenda
The Town Council will acknowledge at its Aug. 26 meeting the petition that was filed by a group of citizens to stop the Moraga Center Homes development next to the fire station on Moraga Way. The Contra Costa ...read
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Council OKs Green Striping for Camino Pablo Bike Lane
By Victor Ryerson
The Orinda City Council has given the green light to a revised striping plan that will add green conflict zone striping to the northbound Camino Pablo bike lane near the Highway 24 on- and off-ramps. However, ...read

Planning Commission Sends Wilder Developer Back to the Drawing Board
By Victor Ryerson
By unanimous vote at its Aug. 11 meeting, the Orinda Planning Commission approved the design of two single-story homes in Wilder, but sent the developer home to redesign three others for failure to comply with ...read

City Marks 30th Anniversary at Concerts in the Park
The City of Orinda had a brief ceremony to commemorate its 30th anniversary of cityhood at the Aug. 11 Concert in the Park. Current and former council members and founders assembled for the occasion. Mayor ...read
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Row With Champions - a Beautiful Regatta for a Cause
Creek Culverts: The Weakest Links of the Moraga Storm Drain System
Lafayette Police Blotter
Deer Hill Project Wins Approval
Franklin Lane Construction Mystery Solved
Need Electronic Device Help?
Moraga Police Blotter
Small Animals Ordinance Study Session Goes Smoothly
Hacienda Transformation: Economic Stakes Emerge
Referendum on Aug. 26 Agenda
Orinda Police Blotter
Council OKs Green Striping for Camino Pablo Bike Lane
Planning Commission Sends Wilder Developer Back to the Drawing Board
Council Resolves Zoning Issues
City Marks 30th Anniversary at Concerts in the Park
ConFire Station 16 Back in Play
Lafayette Reacts to Station 16 Announcement
Lafayette Joins SunShares Program
Letters to the Editor
Taking Root
business briefs
A Walk in the Woods, The Long Trail Up
Good Guy Spy from Moraga's Past
Catherine Jolivet Takes Francophilia To the Next Level
Last Show by Cal Shakes' Moscone a Mystery
As Seen In Lamorinda: A Fisher Stands Alone
'Class Enemy'
Specialties of the House: The Hunt for Happy Hour
Lafayette Resident and Katrina Rescue, Joey, Share Good Times
New Troop 224 Eagle Scouts
Day Trippin
Immunization Conversation
Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School
Hollywood Legend and Icon Kicks off the 18th Annual California Independent Film Festival
Moraga Farmers' Market Contest Elicits Enticing Peach Recipes
Grand Prize Winner
2nd Place Winner
Kid's Category Winner
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Campolindo Football Documentary to Debut at California Independent Film Festival
Twin Goalies 'Tagg Team' Club Sports, Now College
Miramonte's Sabrina Ionescu Continues Rise to National Prominence
680 18U Girls Take Home Gold From Junior Olympics
Sleepy Hollow Places Fourth at County Meet
LMSC Takes First in Premier Showcase Tournament
Rancho Colorados Ladies Win NorCal District Championships
CC United U14 Black Places Seventh in Junior Olympics
Lamorinda Takes Home Title at Futbol Classic
Growing Vines, and More, In Time of Drought
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Stylish Solutions
Drought Fells Orinda Cottonwood
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for September
Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School
By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.
Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years ago. Selecting a college is a big decision, and both public and private schools are increasingly competitive. Going ...read

Immunization Conversation
By Cathy Dausman
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 277 June 30, yet immunization conversations continue. The bill, which largely eliminates the personal belief exemptions for school-required immunizations, takes effect Jan. ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Sept. 15, at 4pm
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Twin Goalies 'Tagg Team' Club Sports, Now College
By Emily Dugdale
Few people have a twin sibling. Even fewer have a twin sibling who is also an elite athlete. For Madison and Spencer Tagg, it's a well-earned reality. The twin goalies and recent Campolindo grads will head to ...read

Miramonte's Sabrina Ionescu Continues Rise to National Prominence
By Karl Buscheck
A two-time gold medalist and recently-crowned national champ, Sabrina Ionescu has officially arrived as one of the premier girls' basketball prospects in the entire country.
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680 18U Girls Take Home Gold From Junior Olympics
Submitted by Sam Fabrice
The 680 18-under girls' water polo team won the 2015 Junior Olympics, and with it a National Championship. The tournament took place July 29-Aug. 2 in Orange County, Calif. Lamorinda locals on the championship ...read
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Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art presents “Bright and Beautiful: Early San Francisco Bay Area Watercolors” featuring the collection of Roger and Kathy Carter, which runs through Sept. 13, and ...

The 10th annual Lamorinda Idol Finals will take place on Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Orinda Theatre, featuring performances by 33 soloists and 12 groups. Winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished ...

3-D printing at the Moraga Library at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The program will start with a short video presentation, followed by demonstrations of the 3D printer and what it makes. Extra ...

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A Walk in the Woods, The Long Trail Up
By Chris Lavin
A certain ethos exists among the people who torture themselves by hiking long, excruciating distances. "Oh, he's done the whole PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)," is something that might be said while burgers are ...read

Good Guy Spy from Moraga's Past
By Cathy Dausman
A 76-year-old home sits on the outskirts of Moraga. Grape leaves blossom in its vineyard and the landscaped grounds are a visual treat, but equally important is what is missing.
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Catherine Jolivet Takes Francophilia To the Next Level
By Sophie Braccini
For years Catherine Jolivet has been known in Lafayette and beyond for the French immersion school, French For Fun, she created and manages. The energetic and passionate woman decided to revive the old ...read

Last Show by Cal Shakes' Moscone a Mystery
By Lou Fancher
The biggest mystery surrounding "The Mystery of Irma Vep" might be why artistic director Jonathan Moscone chose the play as he leaves Cal Shakes after 16 seasons. It is the last of 22 productions Moscone has ...read
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