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New mileage markers relieve the mystery of driving on Pinehurst Road
By Nick Marnell
In order to allow quicker access to the area for emergency vehicles, and to help drivers navigate a remote and tortuous road, mileposts along the six miles of Pinehurst Road in Contra Costa County have been upgraded thanks to the efforts ...read

Some trees slated for removal along this trail enjoy a stay of execution. Photo Nick Marnell
Luck Women's Boutique opens in Lafayette
By Jenn Freedman

Lafayette gained a new luxury women's (and girls) clothing boutique Jan. 8 when local mom Lorin Platto opened Luck. A recent East Bay transplant from San Francisco, Lorin ...read

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Residents placed color-coded dots and sticky notes on an aerial photo of Orinda to indicate which areas they believe need improvement and the types of improvements they would like to see. Photo Sora O'Doherty
Community comments on potential changes to downtown Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Library Auditorium was packed to overflowing on Jan. 29 as residents gathered to participate in the ConnectOrinda workshop. Director of Planning Drummond Buckley and Associate Planner Adam Foster ...read

Some trees slated for removal along this trail enjoy a stay of execution. Photo Nick Marnell
Lafayette on the hook for legal fees that PG&E does not pay
By Nick Marnell

One ramification of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Jan. 29 bankruptcy filing is that the company will likely no longer ...read
Michelle Goll Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda freshmen make their mark on varsity teams
By Jon Kingdon
It was in 1954 that freshmen were ruled ineligible to play varsity sports in college. It was not until 1973 when freshmen became eligible to play all sports on the varsity level again. Still more the ...read

Living room remodel Photos provided
Questions to consider when deciding on design
By Amanda Eck

During the beginning of the new year I always have a surge of clients reaching out to make changes in their home. Whether it ...read
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Editor: Having endured yet another frustrating program by someone who didn't know the difference between public speaking and ordinary talking, I urge speakers to recognize the differences between the two forms of communication. Public speaking requires that you speak slower, louder, and with enhanced enunciation.
The continuous form of modern talking is unsuitable for public speaking, but we still hear long sentences that drift away quietly in a listless search for a period. Speak to me and the other old guys with poor hearing.

Dale Walwark
Moraga


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Lafayette officials fire back at regional housing recommendations
By Nick Marnell
Lafayette officials largely denounced an action plan developed by a regional committee that would spur housing growth in the Bay Area by raising $1.5 billion annually through revenue sources like a vacancy ...read

Proposed Citizen Gas Safety Task Force moves one step forward
By Nick Marnell
The principals of Save Lafayette Trees formally requested Jan. 28 that the Lafayette City Council form a Gas Safety Task Force, and though the city has been sued by the grassroots organization, the council ...read

Lafayette takes steps to become an Age-Friendly Community
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette is taking proactive steps toward supporting its older residents as it kicks off the AARP/World Health Organization "age-friendly community" initiative with a meeting hosted by the Senior Services ...read
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Moraga's town goals and public suggestions for 2019
By Vera Kochan
While Moraga's council members and supporting departments have many goals for 2019, the public also gave voice to a few concerns for the upcoming year during the Jan. 23 town council meeting.
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Chamber honors Moraga Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year
By Vera Kochan
In a departure from past procedures of naming a Business Person of the Year, the Moraga Chamber of Commerce decided to change things up by honoring a Business of the Year. And, since three of the nominations ...read

Town discusses use of upcoming injection of Palos Colorados funds
By Vera Kochan
The Palos Colorados Funds, also known as Fund 100 - One Time Developer Fees, are on the verge of a cash injection this June. If all stays on track, the town's bank balance will increase to $2.5 million.read
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Council continues moratorium on accessory structures
By Sora O'Doherty
A moratorium put in place in July will remain in place until the rules governing accessory structures are changed. The rules that allowed accessory structures to be built within five feet of the property line ...read

North Orinda fire evacuation drill runs smoothly
By Sora O'Doherty
The early morning hours on Saturday, Jan. 26 saw many Orinda residents being alerted to a practice fire danger and evacuating their north Orinda neighborhoods. Fire Station 45 served as the command center for ...read

Orinda Police use GoFundMe to buy a drone
By Sora O'Doherty
Somewhat surprised Orinda city council members were treated to a first-ever indoor flight of a drone in the Library Auditorium as Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel and Contra Costa Sheriff's Officer Joe Ladner ...read
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Community comments on potential changes to downtown Orinda
Lafayette on the hook for legal fees that PG&E does not pay
Lafayette officials fire back at regional housing recommendations
Proposed Citizen Gas Safety Task Force moves one step forward
Lafayette takes steps to become an Age-Friendly Community
Housing trends exposed at Home Expo
Moraga's town goals and public suggestions for 2019
Chamber honors Moraga Business of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year
Work to begin for safer intersection this summer
Town discusses use of upcoming injection of Palos Colorados funds
Council continues moratorium on accessory structures
North Orinda fire evacuation drill runs smoothly
Orinda Police use GoFundMe to buy a drone
Wells elected to California Professional Firefighters executive board
New mileage markers relieve the mystery of driving on Pinehurst Road
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
Luck Women's Boutique opens in Lafayette
The Peter Pan Foundation moves into new Lafayette Location
Moraga schools excel in the Greatest Kindness Challenge
The question of cows
'What Will People Say' - a film that resonates close to home
Catherine Jolivet's legacy in the service of French culture
Hands-on access to STEM activities at LLLC Hackathon
Campolindo student musicians help teach the teachers for a day
Cantor's Concert 'Coming Together: Songs of Unity and Community' at Temple Isaiah
Boys Team Charity supports homeless families through Grateful Gatherings
Hard work brings beauty to Moraga hillsides this spring
Girl Scouts earn cooking badge and serve homeless
Mary Bailey Litzenberger
Sweet puffy, and pink melt-in-your-mouth Valentine's Day treats
Calming cats during vet visits
Author of debut memoir discusses decades of struggle following Holocaust
Broadway Star Carolee Carmello - Live at the Orinda
Lamorinda freshmen make their mark on varsity teams
Two local basketball alum in running for Bevo Francis award
Diablo Alliance 12U Frozen Cup Tournament Champions
Magic 06 Boys win Nor Cal Fall League
Miramonte wins and takes 2nd in League
Stanley Middle School 7th Grade Basketball Champions
Lamorinda Rugby Goes Undefeated at UCLA
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Moraga schools excel in the Greatest Kindness Challenge
By Vera Kochan
The 19th century novelist Henry James was quoted as saying, "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
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Campolindo student musicians help teach the teachers for a day
Submitted by Kathi Torres
Before dawn on a recent Saturday morning, the Campolindo Symphonic Band and their music director Johnny Johnson boarded buses headed for San Jose State University. Their destination was a workshop for the Bay ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Feb. 11, at 6pm
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Two local basketball alum in running for Bevo Francis award
By John T. Miller
Two Lafayette grads are in the running for the Clarence "Bevo" Francis award, given annually to the player considered to have had the best overall season within Small College Basketball.
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Lamorinda Rugby Goes Undefeated at UCLA
Submitted by Lamorinda Rugby
As a traditional kickoff to the rugby season Lamorinda Rugby (Lamo) played in the 14th Annual Dennis Storer Classic tournament held at UCLA over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. High school and college ...read

Miramonte wins and takes 2nd in League
Submitted by Jason Rosiak
Key wins by Dylan Welch and Andrew Patten fueled a 45-36 dual match victory over Berean Christian. The Mats squad finished league play with a 4-2 record which put them in second place in the division. Great ...read
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The Moraga Art Gallery presents its new show, “A Sense of Place,” running through March 16 and featuring Wenda Pyman’s ...

Temple Isaiah’s Cantor Leigh Korn presents “Coming Together: Songs of Unity and Community” featuring a stellar ...

The 2019 Bookmark Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library & Learning Center will be open to all Lafayette students grades K-8th to enter their original artwork. The...

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The question of cows
By John T. Miller
A recent spat of postings on a Saranap social media site addressing the issue of cows in the open space has brought attention to the risk of injury versus the benefits of grazing cattle. It's safe to say the ...read

'What Will People Say' - a film that resonates close to home
By Sophie Braccini
The second movie by Norwegian director of Iraqi origin, Iram Haq, "What Will People Say" ("Hva vil folk si") is a suspenseful drama, sometimes difficult to digest, that shows how social pressure and t ...read

Catherine Jolivet's legacy in the service of French culture
By Sophie Braccini
She was known simply as "Madame" to her students and their parents. Catherine Jolivet, a quintessential French woman who created and ran the French immersion school "French For Fun", recently died of cancer. ...read

Hands-on access to STEM activities at LLLC Hackathon
By Lou Fancher
Free form, digital learning "the kind with no homework!" is on tap Feb. 23 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall. "Hack the Future 23" is a free, all-day extravaganza for youth ages 10-19 ...read
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