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Owners Ian and Sue McKinlay at Lafayette Pack and Ship Photos A.K. Carroll
Lafayette Pack and Ship Brings Boutique Feel to Mail
By A.K.Carrolll
"It has always been in the cards," said Sue McKinlay, when I asked why she and her husband, Ian, moved from Denver to California, where they run the new Lafayette Pack and Ship, located on Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Originally from London, the McKinlays had long been planning to pack up their Colorado shipping business (which they sold last February) in order to spend ...read

 
 
MOFD Revives Sophisticated Planning Tool
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District survived the Great Recession, a labor contract is in place and the station 46 negotiations have ended, and though the district is on its third fire chief since 2009, this one gives no indication that he is about to leave. So the district has committed to redraft its strategic plan, last updated seven years ago, at the time expected to posit ...read



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Shirly Siegel and Neshe Ganch getting ready for Valentine's Day orders. Photo Andy Scheck
The Cost of Convenience
By Nick Marnell
A stressed-out consumer, not knowing much about flowers and feeling the extra pressure of Valentine's Day, makes for an easy mark in the floral industry, and plenty of operators are ready to pounce, many ...read

A downed tree on Rancho Road in Lafayette is removed. Photo Dana Farkas
Of Life and Limb
By Cathy Dausman
Local trees, including mature oaks and pines, are falling and in need of removal, but the recent El Nino rain storms are only partly to blame. It is more apt to be a combination of events - call it the perfect ...read
Eddy Ionescu (4) and Madison Young (24) Photos Gint Federas
Mats Hunt for DFAL Title, Cougars and Dons in NCS Mix
By Karl Buscheck
Miramonte dished out some revenge against Campolindo on Feb. 2, claiming round two of the rivalry matchup 60-48. The victory also positioned the Mats to make a play for the DFAL boys basketball crown.read

Fuchsia colored cyclamen mixed with sky blue pansies adds cheer to a window box. Pansy flowers are edible, too. Photos Cynthia Brian
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for February
By Cynthia Brian
"It is Nature that causes all movement. " - Veda Vyasa, The Bhagavadgita The creeks are rushing, hillsides are saturated, lawns are green, and rain is in the forecast for the month. Our H2O dances and prayers ...read
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Rent Moratorium Shelved for Troubled Complex
By Cathy Tyson
Noting the recent improvement in discussions between tenants and management of the 1038 on Second apartment complex, Lafayette City Council members, at their Jan. 25 meeting, wished them well and opted to ...read

Greener Power Likely Coming to Lafayette
By Cathy Tyson
City leaders want residents to have a choice of where their electricity comes from.
After weighing all the options, ...read

2016 Citizen of the Year Nominations Requested
Do you have a person in mind for the City of Lafayette to honor as 2016 Citizen of the Year?
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Implementing the Moraga Center Specific Plan
By Sophie Braccini
Recent controversy over developments in the Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) area has shown that land use regulation without implementation rules can lead to projects that are compliant and hard to ...read

Moraga Inches Toward Enrolling in Community Choice Aggregation
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Town Council agreed to send a non-binding letter to Marin Clean Energy (MCE), indicating its preliminary interest in having Moraga join the nonprofit structure that competes with PG&E for generating ...read

Chief of Police Becomes Interim Town Manager
By Sophie Braccini
Chief of Police Bob Priebe turned in his uniform Feb. 1 to fill the position of Moraga town manager until a replacement for Jill Keimach can be found. Priebe, who has served on the police force for the past 38 ...read
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Community Outreach Meeting Kicks Off Downtown Parking Study
By Victor Ryerson
Orinda's parking study consultant, TJKM, began public outreach efforts on its parking study of Orinda's downtown area by conducting a public meeting for the city on Jan. 27. At that meeting the methodology ...read

Survey Results Create Dilemma for Council
By Victor Ryerson
An evenly split Orinda City Council struggled with the question of whether to approach voters with a proposal to fund just another piece of the city's ongoing Road Maintenance and Improvement Project, or shoot ...read

New Planning Director Named
By Victor Ryerson
Orinda has selected Drummond Buckley as its permanent planning director, filling a vacancy that has existed since last September. Buckley succeeds Interim Planning Director Victor Carniglia. He will ...read
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The Cost of Convenience
Of Life and Limb
Lafayette Police Blotter
Rent Moratorium Shelved for Troubled Complex
2016 Citizen of the Year Nominations Requested
Greener Power Likely Coming to Lafayette
Moraga Police Blotter
Implementing the Moraga Center Specific Plan
Moraga Inches Toward Enrolling in Community Choice Aggregation
Moraga Community Foundation Seeks Applicants for Board Positions
Chief of Police Becomes Interim Town Manager
Orinda Police Blotter
Community Outreach Meeting Kicks Off Downtown Parking Study
Survey Results Create Dilemma for Council
New Planning Director Named
MOFD Revives Sophisticated Planning Tool
Kevin Reneau: Moraga's 2015 Business Person of the Year
Lafayette Pack and Ship Brings Boutique Feel to Mail
business briefs
No Room at the Shelter
Lamorinda Music Teacher Recognized for Life of Achievement
Young Pearl Vet Shares Memories
You Want to Become a Filmmaker?
Orinda Author Turns 'Trumpisms' into Compilation of Quotes
Middle School Girls Step into STEM Experience at Conference
Lynn's Top Five
'Facing Life and Death'
Free Film Screening Focuses on Anti-Bullying Movement
Miramonte Student Wins Lions' Speakers Contest
CAPA Fundraiser for Special Camp
Senior Girl Scout Troop 30072 Helps Feed Those in Need
Lamorinda Village Receives Generous Donation for Orinda Membership Subsidies
'Accused'
'Hail, Caesar!'
Hearty Soup made with Perfect Hominy
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Mats Hunt for DFAL Title, Cougars and Dons in NCS Mix
Acalanes Girls Continue Hunt for Elusive NCS Title
Miramonte Baseball Gives Back Through Partnership With Grateful Gatherings
Super Bowl 50 A Homecoming for Miramonte Legend Dorsey
Bantam Bears Capture Unlikely Overtime Victory
Cal Magic U11 Girls Runners Up
Santa Maria 3rd Grade CYO Team Wins Diocese Championship
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for February
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Taylor Morrison Returns to Walnut Creek with Collection of Townhomes
Understanding the Balance of Feng Shui
Young Pearl Vet Shares Memories
By Cathy Dausman
Tom Marnane is a Pearl Harbor survivor who was in uniform awaiting his bus at Oahu's Wheeler Army Airfield Dec. 7, 1941. He and his friends were strafed by enemy airplane fire. Fortunately, they all survived, ...read

Middle School Girls Step into STEM Experience at Conference
By Sophie Braccini
Middle school girls will have the opportunity to dig into science and mathematics at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) day offered by the American Association of University Women March 19, ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 102, at 7pm

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

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, March 14, at 6pm
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Acalanes Girls Continue Hunt for Elusive NCS Title
By Emily Dugdale
"You have a target on your back," head coach Evan Sassano told his huddled players before last Wednesday's soccer match against Las Lomas.
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Miramonte Baseball Gives Back Through Partnership With Grateful Gatherings
By Emily Dugdale
When Jocelyn walked into her new two-bedroom apartment last Saturday afternoon, she was speechless. Her kitchen was fully stocked. Bunk beds were already set up for her young daughters. There was even laundry ...read

Super Bowl 50 A Homecoming for Miramonte Legend Dorsey
Ken Dorsey, the former All-American quarterback for Miramonte, who led the Mats to consecutive NCS Championship games in 1997 and 1998, was at Super Bowl 50 in a professional capacity on Sunday. The Orinda ...read
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The Lamorinda Arts Alliance invites you to its premier photography show at Town Hall Theatre Gallery in Lafayette. The new show, which ...

Discovering Opera: Bizet’s “Carmen,” presented by Bradford Wade, opera lover for 35 years from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Lafayette Library, ...

Soprano Litz Plummer will sing the greatest opera arias of all time, live at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Rheem Theatre in Moraga. She will be performing ...

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Lamorinda Music Teacher Recognized for Life of Achievement
By Daniel Smith
It's strange to hear longtime music teacher Rick Meyer say he feels embarrassed about receiving the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Hall of Fame Award. After four decades teaching in Lamorinda, ...read

You Want to Become a Filmmaker?
By Sophie Braccini
The Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest was born from the imagination of an 8-year-old Lamorinda child, and it is nicely taking shape through the leadership of the Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC). Amateur documentary ...read

Orinda Author Turns 'Trumpisms' into Compilation of Quotes
By Lou Fancher
Whatever your politics - whether you consider him a populist or eye-popping - there's no question presidential candidate Donald Trump has Americans flipping out.
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Lynn's Top Five
By Lynn Ballou, CFP(r)
I have come to believe that market volatility is the new normal. Ever since public access to the Internet connected us in profound and irreversible ways, so too has more information been available to ...read
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