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MOFD director threatens to resign over financials
By Nick Marnell
In its analysis of the district financial statements, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District financial reporting ad hoc committee, comprising directors John Jex and Craig Jorgens, found that the district reported $20 million more in assets than it actually had, a mistake that the committee insisted the district correct before publication.
"The liabilit
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Signage for ConFire Station 15, left, will soon be upgraded to the look of Station 2, in red. Photos Nick Marnell
ConFire rolling out new station signage
By Sora O'Doherty
The Lafayette fire stations will soon shed the austere church bingo announcement look of their exterior signage in favor of a stylish, vibrant motif as the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District continues to upgrade its facilities. New signs sport the updated district logo and the same deep red paint applied on the stations themselves. The signage upgrade project began in early February with Fire Station 2, adjacent to district headquarters in Pleasant Hill.
Wendy Riley,
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Battering storms ravage Lamorinda By Sora O'Doherty
Battering storms ravage Lamorinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Storms with heavy rain and strong winds battered the Lamorinda area this month, causing widespread damage. In Orinda, there was a serious mudslide at Van Tassle Lane, resulting in one home being red-tagged and ...read

Miramonte baseball players, members of a Grateful Gathering community, clean donated furnishings before delivering them to a Richmond family. Photo D. Claytor
Grateful Gatherings: Delivering love and homes to those in need
By Diane Claytor
On a recent Saturday afternoon, a sweet 7-year-old girl who had spent months living in her family's car jumped on her new bed and squealed with pure joy. She told Moraga's Chris Flitter that she now has three ...read
Mitchell Smith
Postseason arrives for boys' hoops
By Karl Buscheck
After claiming a share of second place in the Foothill division of the Diablo Athletic League, the Campolindo boys basketball team embarks on its North Coast Section run knowing one thing for certain - the ...read

Project manager Brian Egloff consults a precision altimeter to insure the foundation is level. Photo Cathy Dausman
Ensuring your home's strong foundation
By Cathy Dausman
There are old-fashioned house-raising projects, and then there are the types that Jim and Janet Hoffman recently experienced: The Lafayette couple saw right away a "little droop" in the front room floor of the ...read
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Group Hopes to Save Rheem Theatre

Dear Editor and to the members of our community:

My name is Renata Sos, and I am the President of the Moraga Community Foundation. On behalf of the MCF Board, I wanted to give our donors and other members of the community an update on our recent activities and our anticipated projects for the short term.
The Moraga Community Foundation (MCF) was established in 2015. It is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to working with the community to build a vibrant future for Moraga. MCF focuses on significant capital projects that the Board
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Reasons to Keep Park Passive

Dear Editor,
Thanks to Nick Marnell who accurately covered the debate swirling around Leigh Creekside Park in his article, "Council: Still no decision on Leigh Creekside Park" in the Feb. 8, issue. In 1999, my wife and I donated $5,000 to the community campaign to preserve this quiet green space across the street from our house, on the land that once belonged to our neighbors, John and Ethel Leigh. The park is named after them and it's worked well without trouble for 17 years ...

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Lafayette residents balk over costs to repair curbs and gutters
By Nick Marnell
Lafayette residents lashed out at the city council Feb. 13 over the requirement that property owners pay for curb and gutter repair in front of their homes before the city begins its road construction program ...read

Lafayette firefighters ignore local politics, quietly do their jobs
By Nick Marnell
Through all of the drama of Lafayette's recent unhappiness with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the failed Fire Station 46 venture and the torpid pace of the Fire Station 16 rebuild, the ...read

Noise now permitted at Lafayette swimming pool
By Nick Marnell
The Lafayette Planning Commission settled the Sun Valley Swimming Pool Association neighborhood dispute that has dragged on for nearly three years, but even that decision required two separate votes of a split ...read
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Despite small surplus, asset replacement still a challenge
By Sophie Braccini
The town of Moraga continues to scramble to find money to fund the replacement of its assets such as police cars, computers and generators. The mid-year budget review presented by Administrative Services ...read

Moraga warns consultant in Specific Plan project
By Sophie Braccini
As the town prepares a detailed zoning for the Moraga Center Specific Plan, some members on town council say they are willing to reconsider some boundaries and densities, not to mention those in favor of ...read

Moraga challenges EBMUD in year-old landslide incident
By Sophie Braccini
Despite the East Bay Municipal Utility District claim that nothing can be done at this time due to pending litigation, the Moraga town council is urging the agency to take action to ensure safety and provide ...read
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Main Street America Comes to Assess Orinda's main streets
By Sora O'Doherty
Matt Wagner, a representative of the National Main Street Center, arrived in Orinda this month to interview residents and city leaders for two days about their visions of what development of downtown Orinda ...read

Orinda's Officer of the Year
Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel presents an award to Officer of the Year Denny Cai, with the Orinda City Council.
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Battering storms ravage Lamorinda
Grateful Gatherings: Delivering love and homes to those in need
Saint Mary's College puts on a show for the basketball nation
Lafayette Police Blotter
Lafayette residents balk over costs to repair curbs and gutters
Lafayette firefighters ignore local politics, quietly do their jobs
Noise now permitted at Lafayette swimming pool
Moraga Police Blotter
Despite small surplus, asset replacement still a challenge
Moraga warns consultant in Specific Plan project
Moraga challenges EBMUD in year-old landslide incident
Moraga seeking Citizen of the Year nominations
Orinda Police Blotter
Main Street America Comes to Assess Orinda's main streets
Orinda's Officer of the Year
MOFD director threatens to resign over financials
ConFire rolling out new station signage
Shared words of wisdom: How to be an effective city council member
Orinda Chamber of Commerce announces Business of the Year awards
Letters to the Editor
Miramonte students take Harvard by storm
Review: 'The Salesman' is profound and universal
‘Let’s Go on a Letter Hunt’ children’s book gets Mom’s Choice Silver Award
Miramonte's Theater-in-Education makes an impact at Orinda Intermediate
Del Rey students make their own Wild Thing
Annual fashion show to benefit Children's Hospital programs
Local kids rock it in 'Spring Awakening' in Oakland
Lions Club Student Speakers Contest winner announced
Winner of the iKind poster contest awarded
Campolindo wins Regional Academic Decathlon for the seventh straight year
Local kids send love to refugees
College financial aid awards and scholarships - getting your best offer
Transformative Buddhism: A way of life for several Lamorindans
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Postseason arrives for boys' hoops
Campo and Miramonte girls’ basketball teams share league title
Acalanes soccer advancing through NCS
St. Monica's 8th grade CYO Team are undefeated Champions
KAP7 International Water Polo Tournament Champion
2nd place for Lamorinda Wrestling Club member
Ensuring your home's strong foundation
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
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Campolindo wins Regional Academic Decathlon for the seventh straight year
Submitted by Jonathan B. Lance
At the energy-filled Academic Decathlon Awards Reception Feb. 8, it was announced that Campolindo High School won the 2017 East County Regional Academic Decathlon for the seventh straight year. Acalanes High ...read

College financial aid awards and scholarships - getting your best offer
By Elizabeth LaScala
Comparing student aid packages and figuring out the true affordability of any particular college can be both challenging and confusing. The essential first steps are to distinguish quality from quantity (more ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 8, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, March 13, at 6pm
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Campo and Miramonte girls’ basketball teams share league title
By Karl Buscheck
With the Campolindo girls basketball team riding a 10-game regular season win streak, it would be difficult for the squad to enter the NCS D3 bracket on a higher note.
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Acalanes soccer advancing through NCS
By Karl Buscheck
Acalanes continued its march through the NCS DII postseason, dispatching neighbor Campolindo, 1-0, on Feb. 18 at home.
The ...read

St. Monica's 8th grade CYO Team are undefeated Champions
Submitted by Lyn Schmidt
St. Monica's 8th grade boys basketball team defeated St. Perpetua 56-53 in OT making this an undefeated season for the team. They move on to the Diocese Championship Playoffs the weekend of Feb. 24. This is ...read
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Celebrate local artists between the age of 80 and 99 at a reception in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 where a video of their recent “Around the World at 80” exhibit ...

Town Hall Theatre Company presents “Smokey Joe’s Café,” directed by Lauren Rosi from March 4 - 25 with preview showings on March 2 and 3. With music such as Poison Ivy, Charlie ...

Moraga Baseball Association’s Opening Day Parade is at 9 a.m. is on Saturday, Feb 25 along Camino Pablo Road in Moraga. The parade route runs from Camino Pablo Elementary School to Rimer Drive. The community is invited to enjoy coffee and hot chocolate, view vintage cars, the Moraga Fire and Police departments and cheer on the players. ...

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Miramonte students take Harvard by storm
By John T. Miller
Under the direction of Law and Society teacher Mike Rose, the Miramonte High School Model UN club scored big at the international competition held at Harvard University last month.
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Review: 'The Salesman' is profound and universal
By Sophie Braccini
For the third time this year the International Film Showcase in Orinda will feature an Oscar-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Lamorinda has already been treated to two others: "A Man Called Ove" from ...read

Transformative Buddhism: A way of life for several Lamorindans
By Sophie Braccini
Several times a month Lamorinda members of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI) gather to share their commitment to their Buddhist faith, often meeting at the home of Carla and Martin ...read

Film Clips
By Derek Zemrak
At 4:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 there will be an awesome Sci-Fi event at the Rheem Theatre. Join us for a special comedy matinee as comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola presents "Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters!"read
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