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Grand Jury Tells County to Attack State Pension Laws
By Nick Marnell
The Contra Costa County grand jury in May charged the Board of Supervisors to orchestrate a direct attack on state pension law in order to reduce its pension obligations, both of the county and of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which it also governs. The grand jury suggested that the county could save $100 million per year through pension reform, and it directed the Board to form a task force to review all options available to change California public pension law and allow future, unearned pension benefits to be subject to reductions through collective bargaining.
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A juvenile swallow waits for a meal from mom or dad at the Wilder sports complex in Orinda. You know that it's a juvenile, according to birder Erica Rutherford, because of the yellow lines across its bill. Soon it will fledge and leave the nest. Photo Chris Lavin
65 Years of Old-School Ice Cream at Loard's
By A.K. Carroll
In a society that's obsessed with the newest and latest in trends and innovation, it's rare to find a formula that stands the test of time, even when it comes to eating. In such a world, Loard's old-fashioned ice cream is a rebel - revolutionary ...read
 

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A juvenile swallow waits for a meal from mom or dad at the Wilder sports complex in Orinda. You know that it's a juvenile, according to birder Erica Rutherford, because of the yellow lines across its bill. Soon it will fledge and leave the nest. Photo Chris Lavin
Protecting The Wild Things at Wilder
By Chris Lavin
With civilization encroaching on lots of land throughout Lamorinda, it's no surprise that a protected band of cliff swallows has taken up residence at the sports complex in the Wilder housing development in ...read

Daniel Andrade at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley Photo provided
Helping Others is in Firefighters' Blood
By Nick Marnell
For firefighter Daniel Andrade, donating his blood stem cells to an anonymous patient was not much different from his standard job procedure.
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Goalie Spencer Tagg Photo Gint Federas
Top Water Polo Clubs Gear Up for Junior Olympics
By Emily Dugdale
The Water Polo Junior Olympics began in Orange County, Calif., this past weekend. The boys' tournament was held July 25-28, and the girls' tournament is slated for July 29 to Aug 2. The tournament consists of ...read

Wing Chairs are classics. I especially like this frame because it has a curved side flange and a curved front leading edge. Photos courtesy Couture Chateau LLC
Stylish Solutions
By Ann McDonald
It's summer and that means people all over are cleaning out, dusting off and remodeling. Even businesses take time during the slower summer months to clear out storage areas, and tidy up. How do I know? We get ...read
Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
Dear Editor:

As one familiar with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and its Technical Assistance Program (TAP) program, I believe Orinda would benefit from a ULI study of our downtown. Just like our roads, which were long ignored to our detriment, the time is long overdue to address our downtown. Previous local attempts have proven divisively partisan - hardly useful in problem solving.
The ULI is a national, volunteer,

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Editor:

I have an office in my home looking out on a cul-de-sac street in Moraga. I am home most of the time and I have made it a habit to leave my garage door up with my car in the garage. I also leave the keys in the front seat compartment (both bad ideas). Friday morning at about 11 a.m. I noticed a silver SUV drive up my street then back down. A few minutes later I noticed a girl in her early 30s dressed in black pants and a long sleeve black shirt with shoulder length blond hair and dark glasses. Suddenly it dawned on me that she had not passed by my window. I had a feeling she had gone into my garage. I quickly went to the inside garage
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Priority Report Spurs Question of Possible Tax
By Cathy Tyson
Responding to results from the recent Community Conversations that identified issues residents wanted to see the city accomplish over the long term, the Lafayette City Council wrestled with how to fund them. ...read

Controversial Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary on Track for Spring 2016 Completion
By Adam Blake
Anyone driving in the Saranap neighborhood located on the Lafayette border has undoubtedly noticed the large trucks and tall fencing at the construction site on Boulevard Way. The new Sufism Reoriented ...read

Proposed Saranap Project Now Slightly Smaller
By Cathy Tyson
In response to community feedback and additional market research, developer Hall Equities Group has downsized their proposed mixed-use multi-building Saranap Village project, around the intersection of ...read
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Third Approved Moraga Project to Break Ground by Year's End
By Sophie Braccini
The Via Moraga project received final approval at the July 20 Planning Commission meeting. Signatures Homes should break ground before the end of the year to construct 17 new single-family homes along Moraga ...read

Making Moraga Pedestrian and Bike Friendly
By Sophie Braccini
The new committee appointed to recommend revisions to the Moraga Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan met for the first time July 21. Consultant Niko Letunic, who will lead the process, was introduced to the ...read

New Electronic Sign Spurs Controversy
By Sophie Braccini
The town of Moraga installed an electronic sign along Moraga Road, opposite the Commons Park, to display electronically lit revolving community messages. The new system, which was approved by the council ...read
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Planners Move J&J Ranch Development Construction, Moraga Adobe Restoration Closer to Reality
By Victor Ryerson
The Orinda Planning Commission has cleared the way for construction of 13 new homes and restoration of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, the oldest residential structure in Contra Costa County. After scrutinizing a ...read

Roads Issue Drives Council's Selection of New Member
By Victor Ryerson
After an evening of interviewing candidates and listening to public comment, the Orinda City Council selected Darlene Gee to fill the vacancy created by Steve Glazer's May 28 departure at a special meeting on ...read

Kudos for Unsinkable Lucy Hupp Williams, Orinda Historian
By Victor Ryerson
"Ilike talking about the old stuff," said Orinda historian Lucy Hupp Williams with uncharacteristic understatement, explaining why she became active in the Orinda Historical Society. But it is not like her to ...read
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Protecting The Wild Things at Wilder
Helping Others is in Firefighters' Blood
Lafayette Police Blotter
Priority Report Spurs Question of Possible Tax
Controversial Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary on Track for Spring 2016 Completion
Senior Symposium this Saturday
Proposed Saranap Project Now Slightly Smaller
Moraga Police Blotter
Third Approved Moraga Project to Break Ground by Year's End
Making Moraga Pedestrian and Bike Friendly
New Electronic Sign Spurs Controversy
Orinda Police Blotter
Planners Move J&J Ranch Development Construction, Moraga Adobe Restoration Closer to Reality
Roads Issue Drives Council's Selection of New Member
Kudos for Unsinkable Lucy Hupp Williams, Orinda Historian
Firefighters' Union Balks at Station 46 Joint Venture
Supervisors Award ConFire County Ambulance Contract
Moraga Structure Fire
As Seen in Lamorinda A Road Less Traveled
65 Years of Old-School Ice Cream at Loard's
business briefs
National Night Out in Lamorinda Aug. 4
Grand Jury Tells County to Attack State Pension Laws
Letters to the Editor
Looking for Life at Leuschner
Campo Troops Rally to Repair to Garden
Sold-Out Author Event Spreads Excitement for Rotary Regatta, Scheduled Aug. 22
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Lt. Col. Lloyd F. Childers, USMC (ret.) Ph.D.
Saigon to the San Francisco Bay
Saint Mary's to Host California Teachers Summit
Youth Theater Camp Prepares Full Musical Within Three Weeks
Support Still Strong for ALS Awareness
Moraga and Rossmoor Rotary Clubs Send Crutches to Africa
Willow Spring Community Church Camp Helps Families
Lafayette Man Wins 2015 National Energy Globe Award
Bringing Smiles to the Faces of Seniors
Lamorinda Iron Chefs Take Top Prize at California State Fair
They're Coming to Get You, Barbra!
Tangy Salad Just in Time for Summer
Grilled Romaine with basil-lemon vinaigrette
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Top Water Polo Clubs Gear Up for Junior Olympics
Campo Football Star Commits to Yale Despite 'Bigger' Offers
Lafayette Little League Team Bows Out in Section 1 Championship Game
Lafayette 11's Capture District 4 Banner
Meadow Takes Second at 45th Annual Mini Meet
Local Sailors Place Third at US Sailing Youth Championships
Lamorinda United's U12 Team Claims Second Place in Davis Cup Tournament
Davis College Showcase: LMSC's United 98 Defend Championship
Davis College Showcase: LMSC U15 Girls, a Small Club With Big Results
Davis College Showcase: LMSC U14 Navy Girls
Stylish Solutions
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Lamorinda Landscapers Earn Beautification Awards
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide For August
Campo Troops Rally to Repair to Garden
By Chris Lavin
A stealthy nighttime melee caused by vandals at the school garden at Campolindo High School inspired some dedicated students to pull out their cell phones and summon help to repair benches, signs, plants and ...read

Saint Mary's to Host California Teachers Summit
By A.K. Carroll
"With Common Core, the big goal is to prepare students to be college and career ready," said Adam Clark, assistant superintendent for the Liberty Union High School District. "Before we can make them ready, ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
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LAFSD Office
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Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
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Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
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Campo Football Star Commits to Yale Despite 'Bigger' Offers
By Spencer Silva
With 13 minutes left in the 2014 season, the Campolindo Cougars needed a miracle. With El Capitan (Lakeside, Calif.) ahead 28-7, it looked as though the Vaqueros would cruise to an easy victory. In the ...read

Lafayette Little League Team Bows Out in Section 1 Championship Game
By Karl Buscheck
There will be no repeat for the Lafayette Little League 12-and-under team. The squad's impressive summer run came to an end on July 23, as Lafayette lost to Petaluma Valley 13-0 in the Section 1 All-Star ...read

Local Sailors Place Third at US Sailing Youth Championships
Submitted by Neil Marcellini
Acalanes High School junior Neil Marcellini and Robbie Englehart (Summit High School, San Jose) finished third place as one of 13 top national 29er teams invited to attend the 2014 U.S Sailing Youth C ...read
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Orinda Library’s Summer of Music features a musical performance by Hot Air Saxophone Quartet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. Four saxophones and nothing else but hot air. But ...

Authors and Athletes presents Endurance Athlete Barbara Edelston Peterson from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Champion XTERRA ...

Kitten season is here! Meet these adorables at Community Concern for Cats’ weekend adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at Pet ...

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Looking for Life at Leuschner
By Cathy Dausman
Many Moraga residents can easily point out the Saint Mary's College hillside observatory. But like a distant star nearly invisible to the naked eye, another observatory sits largely unnoticed among the hills ...read

Sold-Out Author Event Spreads Excitement for Rotary Regatta, Scheduled Aug. 22
By Lou Fancher
Every rower knows the drill: catch, drive, release, recovery; catch, drive, release, recovery. And athletes like those in Dan Brown's "The Boys in the Boat," the award-winning book published in 2013 that ...read

Bringing Smiles to the Faces of Seniors
By Diane Claytor
Donna, an avid Denver Broncos fan, wished to go to a game and meet the players. She did. Neil wanted to go fishing one more time. He did - and caught four catfish! Rudy, a train enthusiast, wanted to see ...read

Saigon to the San Francisco Bay
By Cathy Dausman
Moraga resident Phuong Tran's life has flowered in two countries. Tran (whose name means flower) and her family once led what she called an "easy life" in Saigon. With a banker for a father and a nurse for a ...read
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