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MOFD to add firefighters in time for fire season
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board authorized Fire Chief Dave Winnacker to hire six new firefighters, which, barring any sudden departures, will boost to 58 the number of district fire suppression personnel by the beginning of the fire season in July. Four of the firefighters were technically approved in 2017 as part of the district $1.4 million ...read

Although Madison Smith and his son John Smith declined to be photographed for this article, you can find them behind the door of their quaint shoe repair shop in the Lafayette Plaza. Photo John T. Miller
Smith's still satisfying customers
By John T. Miller
Tucked in the rear row of businesses between two vacant office spaces and behind the Blue Ginko in the Lafayette Plaza, Madison Smith's shoe repair shop has been serving the Lamorinda area since 1981. Advertising only ...read


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A group of children gathered in the front line of a big crowd watch Moraga Rotary President Dianne Wilson and Moraga Mayor Dave Trotter cut the ceremonial ribbon. Photo Carol & Gary Irwin
Excitement abounds at all-access playground opening
By B. B. Kaye
A large crowd attended a sunny, balloon-festooned inaugural ceremony Jan. 28 for the new, all-access playground in Moraga Commons Park. Children thronged at the entrance, waiting for the moment a red ...read

MCE Solar One, a new 60-acre, 10.5 MW solar farm in Richmond. Photo provided
Lamorinda mayors balk at proposed CPUC resolution
By Nick Marnell
Mayors Dave Trotter of Moraga and Don Tatzin of Lafayette have urged the California Public Utilities Commission to vote against implementing a registration process for new community choice aggregators, arguing ...read
Oliver Feigin (Acalanes) Photo Gint Federas
Lamorinda high school boys soccer doing well despite injuries, illness
By Jon Kingdon
Coming off a championship season, Acalanes coach Paul Curtis was certainly aware that it was going to be difficult to match last season's 20-2-4 record and accomplishments. In the heart of league play, with a ...read

This Love remodel is an updated version of an Eichler home. Photo Mendelson Architecture
Repeat remodelers love life on the trail
By Cathy Dausman
When it comes to home remodeling, Courtney and Steve Love have amassed a lifetime of experience in a mere 15 years.
The Loves' ...read
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Traffic solutions, all options still being explored
By Pippa Fisher
When it comes to addressing downtown congestion, the Lafayette City Council agrees - every single option comes with a cost, and it's not just financial.
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First Orinda, now Lafayette considers LimeBike
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette is joining neighboring cities in considering introducing dockless bike sharing for its residents.
The city council ...read

The Chamber of Commerce is back, bigger and better than ever
By Pippa Fisher
There was quite a lively party lighting up Lafayette Circle on a recent, rainy weeknight as over 200 people came by the new Chamber of Commerce offices to help celebrate the grand opening of the new digs.read
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Accessory dwelling units ordinance regulation change
By Sophie Braccini
Like many other municipalities, Moraga has now adapted its municipal code to make it easier for property owners to add secondary dwelling units to their residences. "Over the counter" permits will be given to ...read

Property fee assessment for storm drains headed toward a special election
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga Town Council decided to no longer kick the storm drains down the road.
"It is important that the council speak ...read

Can this company encourage more college students to Shop Moraga?
By Nick Marnell
LimeBike, a San Mateo-based bike-sharing company that is spreading across the U.S., pitched to begin operations in Moraga at the Jan. 24 town council meeting.
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Educational Foundation of Orinda opts for professional leadership
By Sora O’Doherty
After almost 40 years of successful fundraising to benefit Orinda schools, the Educational Foundation of Orinda has decided to hire an executive director to drive donations higher than the current annual ...read

Orinda Community Foundation celebrates 8 years
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the life of all Orinda residents, will celebrate its eighth anniversary at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Heggie Plaza on the upper ...read

Orinda library parcel tax increase likely to appear on June ballot
By Sora O'Doherty
At a special Jan. 25 meeting of the Orinda City Council to receive the results of a poll on the acceptability of a ballot measure to increase the existing library parcel tax, the council agreed to place a ...read
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Excitement abounds at all-access playground opening
Lamorinda mayors balk at proposed CPUC resolution
First Orinda, now Lafayette considers LimeBike
Traffic solutions, all options still being explored
The Chamber of Commerce is back, bigger and better than ever
Don Tatzin delivers State of the City Address
Moraga Police Blotter
Accessory dwelling units ordinance regulation change
Can this company encourage more college students to Shop Moraga?
Property fee assessment for storm drains headed toward a special election
Orinda Police Blotter
Educational Foundation of Orinda opts for professional leadership
Orinda Community Foundation celebrates 8 years
Public can help choose Orinda's summer movies in the park
Orinda library parcel tax increase likely to appear on June ballot
MOFD to add firefighters in time for fire season
Down goes 16!
Lafayette couple has a confection to make
Smith's still satisfying customers
Lafayette realtor Dana Green honored
Married, and in high school
Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest moves event date, extends deadline
Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents 'Golden Strings,' Feb. 17-18
RC competition a first for Campolindo
Lively, fun-filled concert benefits Educational Foundation of Orinda
Local businesses support LPIE over the holidays
Dons show true spirit
Keeping up with the Hendersons
Lafayette mayor joins Stanley students in annual concert
Author discusses memoir and apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
College Advisor
Super blood moon shines over Lamorinda
Local libraries join forces to offer 'One Community, One Book' to teens
Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom at Orinda Theatre, March 1
Campo students learn from musical mentors
Nothin' says lovin' like chocolate cake in the oven
Lamorinda high school boys soccer doing well despite injuries, illness
Challenging season for Lamorinda girls soccer
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Repeat remodelers love life on the trail
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
At home with Amanda
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
RC competition a first for Campolindo
By Cathy Dausman
The rubber meets the road for the first time as Campolindo High School students enter the 2018 Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge. The first round of H2AC, as it is called, allows science and automotive ...read

Campo students learn from musical mentors
By Diane Claytor
Fifty students, all string players from Campolindo's orchestra, sat in a semi-circle on the school's Performing Arts Center stage last week. Most looked enthralled and listened intently as four of their ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Feb. 12, at 6pm
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Challenging season for Lamorinda girls soccer
By Jon Kingdon
The 2017-18 season for Lamorinda girls soccer teams has proven to be a bit of a challenge for each of the schools. Interspersed with some very positive games and efforts by each of the teams, the combined ...read

Keeping up with the Hendersons
By John T. Miller
An incomparable athletic dynasty at Acalanes High School is about to come to an end with the graduation of Nick Henderson this spring.
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Dons show true spirit
Submitted by Louise Laemmlen
The Dons women's varsity soccer team players' spirit really shined through when they made care packets, which they handed out at games all season long, and had two volunteer opportunities this season at the ...read
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The 2018 Friends of the Lafayette Library Bookmark Contest will be beginning Feb. 16. The contest is open to all Lafayette students, grade K-8. Entry forms will be available at school libraries in the Lafayette School District and ...

Contra Costa Tale Spinners at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Orinda Library Garden Room – includes a story swap with featured teller, Lois Kincy. Her story, an adaptation of “Little Match Girl” is dedicated to the grandmothers who ...

“Me Too” Founder Tarana Burke to speak at Saint Mary’s College of California at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Soda Center. Burke is senior director for the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity and director and founder  ...

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Married, and in high school
By John T. Miller
By all accounts, sharing the same work place with your spouse seems to be a hit with a number of married couples who work together in the Acalanes Union High School District.
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Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest moves event date, extends deadline
Submitted by Denise Nomura
Lamorinda Arts Council has extended its entry deadline to March 18 for the 3rd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, which will now be held at 3 p.m. on April 15 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall. read

Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents 'Golden Strings,' Feb. 17-18
Pacific Chamber Orchestra's upcoming concert "Golden Strings," under the direction of Maestro Lawrence Kohl, will feature Mendelssohn's very first exuberant Symphony for Strings, Samuel Barber's heartfelt ...read

Local libraries join forces to offer 'One Community, One Book' to teens
By John T. Miller
In a collaborative effort between the high school libraries of Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte, and in conjunction with the Contra Costa County Library, the Lamorinda communities are invited to participate ...read
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