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A Bit of Whimsy in Lafayette
By Sophie Braccini
Nicole Jarotzky and her children at Whimsy. Photo provided
"Whimsy" is the perfect name for the new children's store that opened Aug. 20 in the Lafayette Shopping Center on Mt. Diablo Boulevard. The store is the manifestation of Nicole Jarotzky's vision. The Burton Valley mom, who was raised in Orinda and created the very successful home/Internet business Fairies and Feathers - which caters to every little girl's wildest dreams of fabulous, fantasy tutu dresses - is now settling into a brick ...read

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High school friends (from left) Rayna Prieto, Sammy Tague, Ava Tajbakhsh, and Emma Johnson "celebrate" the last day of summer vacation Sunday afternoon by accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and getting doused at Moraga Commons Park. Unseen behind the girls is Chris Brown, who is hefting a second, much larger, bucket of ice water. Ava's mom opted to make a donation to ALS research but enjoys wielding a bucket. On the right, Lafayette resident Tami Mirner is doused by her husband, Christian.
ALS Ice Bucketing Catches Fire in Lamorinda
Lamorinda residents have joined a cadre of thousands of people across the world who are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, helping to raise tens of millions of dollars for research of the progressive ...read

Then-governor Ronald Reagan presented the certification plaque to new Moraga Town Council members (from left) Mike Cory, Sue McNulty, Merle Gilliland and Barry Gross in Sacramento. The fifth council member, Bill Combs, was unable to make the trip. Photo courtesy Moraga Historical Society
Moraga Turns 40
By Sophie Braccini
Forty years is a big milestone in anyone's life, and so it is for Moraga, which is preparing to celebrate its 40th birthday this year. A look at the reasons why residents decided it was important to ...read
After a summer of running drills and practice in the hot sun, Lamorinda teams will test their readiness this Friday night in preseason match-ups. Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda's Friday Night Lights
By Michael Sakoda
High school football kicks off Friday after Lamorinda teams have put in a summer of hard work.
Miramonte went 8-2 (5-1 DFAL) ...read

The Milovic family on site, from left: Ed, Carolyn, Tanya and Danica. Photos provided
Green House Rises on Lafayette Hillside
By Cathy Tyson
Starting from scratch on a challenging acre-sized lot on the west side of Lafayette, Ed and Carolyn Milovic designed their new home for maximum energy efficiency and included durable, sustainable products in ...read
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Editor:

A picture says a thousand words. Not anti-development, but do agree with many others that the proposed Moraga Town Center Homes Project site is a poor location for this development.

Dylan Davis
Moraga


Editor:

When Robert G. Cleland published his classic book in 1941, about the Californios' California, he called it, "The Cattle on a Thousand Hills." If he came back today and wrote another, might he title it, "The Condos on a Thousand Hills?"
According to his August 13, letter to the editor, Fritz Stoop "nearly ran off Moraga Way" the first time he saw those giant tinker toys indicating the height of proposed buildings. Take a look at Lafayette where buildings have grown from two stories to three stories to four stories to . . . Well, nobody knows to what. Some of us remember when the 26-story "Telephone Company" headquarters building on New Montgomery ...


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Election Very Low Key in Lafayette
By Cathy Tyson
At a special meeting of the Lafayette City Council on Aug. 20, it was decided to forego the November election for city council candidates. With veteran members Don Tatzin and Brandt Andersson running ...read

Significant Uptick in Construction in Lafayette
By Cathy Tyson
Are construction trucks the new civic mascot for Lafayette? It's possible given the amount of remodels, grading, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work that's been happening within the city limits, ...read

Meet the New Planning Commissioner
By Cathy Tyson
Instead of serving his fellow citizens as vice chair at the monthly Monday night Creeks Committee meetings, Peter Gutzwiller is doubling down on his commitment to Lafayette with his recent appointment to the ...read
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Coming Up at Town Council: Appeals and Zoning
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Town Council has a passel of appeals to consider at its next two meetings. Council members will also soon discuss zoning changes related to the Moraga Center Specific Plan.
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School Board Candidates to be Appointed
By Sophie Braccini
There are four seats on the Moraga School Board coming up for election this fall - but there are only three candidates: Incumbent Parker Colvin and newcomers Jonathan Nickens and Heather O'Donnell. What's a ...read

Summer at the Library a Hit
By Sophie Braccini
Andrea Freyler is the acting librarian in Moraga - the town has had a little trouble holding on to a librarian for more than a few months since the departure of Linda Waldroup in 2011. Freyler and her team ...read
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New Orinda Union School District Administration Building Opens Its Front Door
By Laurie Snyder
School may have been out for the summer, but Orinda Union School District administrators were busier than ever as they readied for their move into the district's new administration building. Lamorinda Weekly ...read

Orinda TSAC Takes on Distracted Driving
By Laurie Snyder
The slow drift. The sudden veer. Most adult Orindans have had more than their fair share of whoa-inducing commute moments after which they've silently thanked BMW for their cars' responsive steering systems. ...read

Orinda TSAC Takes on Distracted Driving
By Laurie Snyder
The slow drift. The sudden veer. Most adult Orindans have had more than their fair share of whoa-inducing commute moments after which they've silently thanked BMW for their cars' responsive steering systems. ...read
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ALS Ice Bucketing Catches Fire in Lamorinda
Moraga Turns 40
Lafayette Police Blotter
Election Very Low Key in Lafayette
Significant Uptick in Construction in Lafayette
Meet the New Planning Commissioner
Tepid Response to More Downtown Art
Moraga Police Blotter
Coming Up at Town Council: Appeals and Zoning
School Board Candidates to be Appointed
Planning Director Resigns
Summer at the Library a Hit
Orinda Police Blotter
New Orinda Union School District Administration Building Opens Its Front Door
Orinda TSAC Takes on Distracted Driving
Letters to the Editor
MOFD Increases Fire Season Staffing
Two MOFD Seats Uncontested
On the Bus
A Bit of Whimsy in Lafayette
business briefs
There's Gnome Place Like Home
Big Brother is Watching
Battle of the Bands Returns to Lafayette
Campolindo Alum Places First in Scrabble Championship
Lafayette Teen Makes a Difference at Indian Orphanage
Lamorinda Kids Read
Two Extraordinary Lamorinda Women Direct and Produce Two CAIFF Films
World President-Elect of Rotary International Speaks at Rotary Club of Moraga Meeting
'Two Lives' a Fascinating and Dark Movie
Two Local Blood Drives Address an Urgent Need
Lafayette Little League Hits Home Run for ALS
Family Focus
Choices, Choices
10th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show to Feature '50s Retrospective
Career Shift by Moraga Resident Focuses on What She Loves: Singing
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'When the Game Stands Tall'
It's a One-Two-Three Punch for Fun Summertime Drinks!
Grapefruit and Juniper Gin and Tonic
Campfire Coffee
Root Beer Float
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Lamorinda's Friday Night Lights
Rowing for USA
Lamorinda's Fastest Swimmers Take on County Competition
Lamorinda Water Polo Honors Seniors
Undefeated
Lamorinda Wins MVP
Firefighter Takes to the Ice
Lamorinda Storms Stanford
Summer Magic
Two-Time Champions
Water Polo at Junior Olympics
Summer Gym Rats
Green House Rises on Lafayette Hillside
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Stylish Solutions
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for September
On the Bus
By Sophie Braccini
The Lamorinda School Bus Program transports approximately 1,400 students daily to the area's elementary, intermediate and high schools - that's about 25 percent of the student population. This fall, the ...read

Campolindo Alum Places First in Scrabble Championship
By Submitted Conrad Bassett
Moraga native Conrad Bassett-Bouchard won the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) 2014 Top-Division Scrabble Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. that concluded Aug. 13. He finished with a record of ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
TBA
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Lamorinda's Fastest Swimmers Take on County Competition
By Clare Varellas
Barefoot 6-year-olds clad in tiny racing swimsuits and clutching snow cones squeezed past muscled high school swimmers on their way to the pool at the 54th Contra Costa County Championship Swim Meet on Aug. ...read

Rowing for USA
Submitted by Mark Presten
Lamorinda women Brittany Presten (Orinda, Stanford) and Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Brown University) qualified for the lightweight 4x boat for the USA National Team. They competed at the U23 World Championships in ...read

Lamorinda Water Polo Honors Seniors
Submitted by Bill Bush
Lamorinda Water Polo honored its 2014 graduating class. Amongst the seniors, nine were recognized as High School All-Americans and eight as High School Academic All-Americans. Out of 33 graduating athletes, ...read
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Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art’s annual summer landscape exhibition, “By Invitation Only: Revealing the Landscape,” includes more than 80 works of art – paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture ...

Town Hall Theatre is excited to kick-off their 2014-15 Main Stage season with Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Company.” Winner of seven Tony awards and seven Drama Desk awards, “Company” focuses ...

ZimbabWE CARE Family Festival benefiting JF Kapnek Pediatric AIDS fund Zimbabwe will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette. Bring ...

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There's Gnome Place Like Home
By Cathy Tyson
Artist, mom and longtime Lafayette resident Carey Carpenter will have an exhibit of her charming, quirky gnomes at the Orinda Library during the month of September. While the gnomes have a home, sadly the ...read

Big Brother is Watching
By Lauren Kim
While some kids believe their biggest problem regarding social media is blocking their parents to prevent the occasional embarrassing "mom comment," they will one day or another realize there are concerns of ...read

Lafayette Teen Makes a Difference at Indian Orphanage
By Uma Unni
To most, the word "orphanage" conjures images of grim buildings, hungry children and the various cruelties meted to Oliver Twist. However, thousands of miles away from Dickensian London, in a small orphanage ...read

Lamorinda Kids Read
By Sophie Braccini
The Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda libraries will once again give out books to kids as part of the Lamorinda Kids Read program, which will feature East Bay author Marissa Moss and her book "Mira's Diary: Bombs ...read
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