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Rising Loafer Earns Green Awards at All Levels
By Sophie Braccini

When Central Costa County Sanitary District inspectors conduct their yearly inspections of restaurants to ensure that these businesses are complying with their permit requirements, they sometimes notice practices that go beyond the legal demands. When they do, they nominate these businesses to get the Pollution Prevention Award. That's what happened to the Rising Loafer Café in Lafayette, and the small business became the only restaurant in Contra Costa County to earn the 2013 award. Additionally, Cool California, ... read story
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Energy, healing and fitness. Master Marilyn Cooper of the Little River Kung Fu School teaches Orinda seniors the slow, synchronized movements of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. From left: Delafrooz Mostaghimi, Azam Moini, Erika Bojnowski, Ron Clendenen, Lupe Jimeno, and Tasha Benjamin, social work coordinator, Orinda Senior Village. Photo Ohlen Alexander
Boomers and Beyond Take Aging in Stride
By Laurie Snyder
News flash: You're aging. Whether you're keeping Mother Nature at bay with a Botox-filled syringe or are letting laugh lines deepen as you march gleefully forward with Father Time, you will be older by the ...read

At Long Last, a Labor Agreement
By Nick Marnell
No corks popped out of champagne bottles. No confetti fell from the ceiling. No party banners unfurled at the April 16 district meeting after the ratification of the tentative agreement between the ...read
Jade Frampton Photos Tod Fierner
No. 46 Gaels Fight for NCAA Berth
By Caitlin Mitchell
Saint Mary's women's tennis wrapped up WCC play with a win over rival Santa Clara. The No. 46 Gaels knocked off the Broncos 5-2 on April 18.
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A bird's eye view of this pool reveals a different kind of ship. Photo Andy Scheck
Outdoor Spaces Redefined
By Cathy Dausman
Five Lamorinda outdoor spaces will be on display to benefit the homeless during the 2014 Moraga Juniors Garden Tour May 3. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine; this year proceeds ...read
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The Lamorinda and Walnut Creek communities have long placed a high value on quality public schools. Their support of the high school district and partner K-8 districts within the communities - Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Walnut Creek - has resulted in some of the top performing public schools in the State and nationwide. It is ...


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Measure J-the Orinda roads bond-is a vital step toward repairing our worst residential roads. We've made a good first step with the passage of the Measure L sales tax, which is yielding nearly $1 million annually. But the total cost to fix our ...


Editor:

I have been a teacher in the Acalanes Union High School District for 15 years. Every day I see students benefiting from the generous support that our community provides through the existing parcel tax. As a district we have some of the best performing arts programs in Northern California. Unfortunately, I have also seen firsthand the real ...


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Rethinking City Survey Options
By Cathy Tyson
City leaders recently asked for information on more technology options they could use to survey residents' priorities. Originally city staff had requested approval to spend approximately $25,000 for a voter ...read

The End is Near - of Failed Roads
By Cathy Tyson
While the condition of roads is usually a hot, or at least warm, topic in Lafayette there wasn't a huge turnout at a recent Planning Commission meeting to discuss the multi-year plan, which is addressed ...read

Unique Glass Art Panels Go Up at La Fiesta Square
By Cathy Tyson
Drivers heading into La Fiesta Square were treated to an artwork in progress recently. Artist Ellen Blakeley was busy over a period of two days installing the three lovely, large scale glass panels on the ...read
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Chambers Approved by Council
By Sophie Braccini
It is a personal victory for Jill Keimach, Moraga's town manager. In a town where everything has to be done on a shoestring budget, she was able to put together a team that proposed a plan to renovate 331 ...read

Livable Moraga Road Project Takes Shape
By Sophie Braccini
Protected pedestrian paths, bicycle lanes, landscaped median strips, new crosswalks: Moraga Road could become this dream for all modes of transportation, for all ages. The plan is taking shape one public ...read

Soul Searching for the Sports Facility Subcommittee
By Sophie Braccini
The Joint Ad Hoc Facilities Planning Subcommittee is a large, 12-member body that includes representatives from Saint Mary's College, the Moraga School District and Campolindo High School, town staff and ...read
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Protecting and Preserving Orinda's Infrastructure
By Laurie Snyder
"The future starts today, not tomorrow." Reportedly made by Pope John Paul II, that statement might just as easily serve as the 2014 mission statement for the Orinda City Council as evidenced by its latest ...read

Seeing Justice Served - Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes in Orinda
By Laurie Snyder
You call the Orinda Police to report a stranger peering through the back windows of a neighbor's home. The black and whites roll, police spot the dastardly dude and hustle him out from the back yard and into a ...read

Orinda Police Blotter
Incident Summary Report, March 16-29
Alarm 53
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Boomers and Beyond Take Aging in Stride
At Long Last, a Labor Agreement
Lafayette Police Blotter
Rethinking City Survey Options
The End is Near - of Failed Roads
Unique Glass Art Panels Go Up at La Fiesta Square
Moraga Police Blotter
Chambers Approved by Council
Livable Moraga Road Project Takes Shape
Orinda Police Blotter
Protecting and Preserving Orinda's Infrastructure
Seeing Justice Served - Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes in Orinda
Rising Loafer Earns Green Awards at All Levels
business briefs
One Man Show
Lamorinda Fire News Briefs
Letters to the Editor
Public Forum
Orinda Theatre and CAIFFA Raise Money for Campo and Miramonte Grad Nights
A Celebration of Service
Moraga Garden Club’s ‘Day at the Movies’ a Success
Moraga Rotary and Guests Donate to Eradicate Polio
Dogs and Their People Party Downtown
Sales Tax Increases in Lamorinda
Soul Searching for the Sports Facility Subcommittee
Town Council Opts for Electronic Sign
Community-Wide Garage Sale in Moraga
Moraga Citizen of the Year
Sharing Art and Vision
Yom HaShoah - What the Holocaust Can Teach Us
A Profile of Simplicity in This Spectrum Called Life
Summer Legal Internship in Orinda
Love is in the Air at the Rheem Theatre
A Decision Driven by Passion: Orinda Musician Hye Yeong Min
'Like Father Like Son' - A Philosophical Tale about Fatherhood
Miramonte's Public Speaking Team Remains Triumphant
Hello from Boston
Rheem School Student Advanced to State Geo Bee Finals
Beach Music in Lafayette
Vuafu Goes to Iowa!
Too Much Stress is Harming Today's Teens
Gold Coast Chamber Players Mentor in Music
Taking Charge of College Admission
Lafayette Native Awarded Donald A. Strauss Foundation Scholarship
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Earth Day in Lafayette: Fun and Water Wise
Middle East Meets Wild West in Bend
Forbidden Black Rice-Tabouli Chicken Bowl
No. 46 Gaels Fight for NCAA Berth
Dons "Ace" Out Their Rivals
Dons, Mats Fight for DFAL Lax Title
Moraga Baseball Association Box Scores
Lamo JV Win Playoff Game
Dons to the Next Level
LMSC Wins Las Vegas Titles
Seals Win Again
Outdoor Spaces Redefined
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Ask Cynthia Brian-Avocado Pit Reader's Request
Importance of FengShui Principles When Buying or Selling a Home
Summer Legal Internship in Orinda
By Sophie Braccini
High school students who have ever wondered what it would be like to be a lawyer, to work in the legal profession, or are just curious about the different branches of public and private law, mediation and ...read

Miramonte's Public Speaking Team Remains Triumphant
Submitted by Fatima Hasanain
For most people, the term "March Madness" refers to the frenzy of college basketball games that consume people's lives for the entire month. However, for Miramonte High School's public speaking team, the ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 14, at 7pm

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

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, may 12, at 6pm
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Dons "Ace" Out Their Rivals
By Clare Varellas
A tennis ball whizzed back and forth over the net of one of the Campolindo tennis courts on April 17 as Campolindo Cougars' Tilden Oliver rallied against Acalanes Dons' Dan Cardiff at the rivals' second match ...read

Dons, Mats Fight for DFAL Lax Title
By Scott Wu
Midway through the girls' high school lacrosse season, two Lamorinda schools are battling for the league title. Acalanes and Miramonte sit atop the DFAL standings. The undefeated Dons have a slight edge on the ...read

Moraga Baseball Association Box Scores
Submitted by Jin Meng
Pinto Division:

March 22
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Saint Mary’s College Associate Professor Lino Rivera, Ph.D., will present a talk/recital, "A Conversation with Bach," at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette.  Piano ...

Bring the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 for delightful adventures under the oak trees between 1 and 4 p.m. at the 13th Annual Earth Day-Wildlife Festival on Sunday, April 27 at the Wagner Ranch Nature ...

The Orinda Library turns 100 this year. Come join the celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in the Library Plaza. Outside the Library, three local musical groups will perform, and there will be a raffle...

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Sharing Art and Vision
By Lou Fancher
Artists, like the art they produce, come in all shapes and sizes. Their resumÇs are frequently patchwork: occupations like chemist, mountain climber, marine biologist, firefighter often stitch themselves to ...read

Yom HaShoah - What the Holocaust Can Teach Us
By Laurie Snyder
"We remember because it is an unthinkable scar on humanity. We need to understand what human beings are capable of." - Raye Farr, "Why We Remember the Holocaust," United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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A Profile of Simplicity in This Spectrum Called Life
By Amanda Kuehn
Char Orina is a thinker and an artist. She likes Tudor houses and big fat fish. She is fascinated with jewelry and collects bracelets and lipstick, though she rarely wears either. She takes her coffee black ...read

A Decision Driven by Passion: Orinda Musician Hye Yeong Min
By Mei Sun Li
Into her late 30s and well established as a cancer research scientist, Orinda resident Hye Yeong Min (pronounced "Hey Young") in 1997 courageously and decisively took a detour in her career. She abandoned ...read
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