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Students make use of the new Academy period Sept. 29 at Acalanes High School to learn about the various clubs on campus. Photo John T. Miller
New Bell and Block Schedule receives passing grade, so far
By John T. Miller
By all accounts, most stakeholders in the Acalanes Union High School District are finding the new bell and block schedule is accomplishing its purpose of more efficient ...read

Paige Meyer, left, with MOFD Fire Chief Stephen Healy Photo Nick Marnell
Festive sendoff for MOFD Chief Healy
By Nick Marnell
Family, friends and coworkers of Fire Chief Stephen Healy celebrated his 31-year fire service career and his 12 years with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District during a farewell party ...read


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The dismantling of the Canyon Bridge continued after darkness fell on Sept. 26. Photo Andy Scheck
Canyon Bridge dismantling and rebuilding begins
By Sophie Braccini
The old Canyon Bridge is gone. It had been closed to traffic for over five months, though it had been rumored that bicyclists and walkers had occasionally been trespassing. The declaration of instability and ...read

The Second Street apartment property at the center of the rent controversy. Photo Pippa Fisher
Escalating rents prompt call for council action
By Pippa Fisher
Rent review programs are unusual in a small town such as Lafayette but following complaints in August from residents whose rents have been escalating by as much as 20 percent, the Lafayette City Council is ...read
Avalon Schenone Photos Gint Federas
Range of talent on local high school girls golf teams
By Jon Kingdon
Under the leadership of head coach Tim Scott and assistant coach Dan Weiner, the Acalanes High School Girls Golf Team comprises 18 girls.
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Seasonal plants and flowers by FrontDoor Treatment adorn this front entry area. Photo courtesy Erica Bradley-Pacheco
Why D.I.Y.?
By Cathy Dausman
When it comes to keeping up appearances outside their home, Lamorindans with limited free time and more discretionary income sometimes opt to employ someone else's elbow grease. Lawn services, window washing, ...read
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On Orinda School Safety

Our highest priorities as Trustees of the Orinda School Board are to provide our students with an excellent education and to keep them safe. Recently, there have been reports of some very disturbing incidents of racial and anti-Semitic bullying on our campuses. We want to emphasize that our school district repudiates bullying of any kind, and we especially condemn racial taunting and teasing.
We have
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In defense of Lafayette city manager

I am commenting on a letter to the editor published Sept. 20 in regard to the City Manager of Lafayette, Steve Falk. To blame and find fault with the City Manager for the actions of the City Council, with which one might disagree, is absurd. Mr. Falk and his staff work for the citizens of Lafayette through policy...

Another side of the city manger story

I write in response to a letter in the Sept. 20 issue, strongly criticizing the work performance of Lafayette's City Manager, Steve Falk. The author states he is offering "a few facts". However, in choosing to present only the negative side of the story, one wonders what is the other agenda? They tell me we live in a democracy, therefore, I write to tell the other side
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Lafayette decides against accepting "Crosses" land donation
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette city council members had mixed reactions to Charles Clark's recent offer to donate the well-known 2.7-acre property on Deerhill Road, known as "The Crosses of Lafayette" to the city.
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Another Moraga Road accident prompts further discussion of bicycle, pedestrian safety
By Pippa Fisher
For the second time in just over two months another person has been hit on Moraga Road.
The most recent incident happened on ...read

Buy or rent? Lafayette continues to look for options
By Pippa Fisher
The city of Lafayette has long entertained the idea of owning its own city offices with periodic discussions at the council level over many years. At a recent city council meeting however a unanimous vote ...read
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Moraga's new unique park will need some TLC
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga Mayor Teresa Onoda has been a longtime advocate of the concept of a passive park that provides access to examples of what natural Moraga was like through different phases of its history. As of Sept. 23 ...read

Don't park on the street for more than three days
By Sophie Braccini
The public may not know that is not permitted to leave vehicles parked in the right of way continuously for more than 72 hours in Moraga. Cars and other vehicles have to be in garages or driveways, not ...read

Town attempts to combat negative press coverage at council meeting
By Jennifer Wake
The Moraga Town Council at its Sept. 27 meeting briefly discussed the necessity to respond officially to the Sept. 15 San Francisco Chronicle article, "Town tapped out: Moraga's fiscal crisis shocks, baffles ...read
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Salomon to continue as Orinda city manager
By Sora O'Doherty
Steve Salomon has had a successful career in local government over the past 40 years. He previously served 17 years as Visalia's city manager, was Albany's city administrator, and city manager for the cities ...read

October ADAPT events focus on underage drinking, drug use
By Sora O'Doherty
Two upcoming events in Lamorinda will examine alcohol and drug use in the community, and especially among local youth. On Oct. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Sarge Littlefield Community Room, Orinda City ...read

Orinda Town Hall with Baker, Andersen, and Phillips
By Sora O'Doherty
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, County Supervisor Candace Andersen and Orinda Mayor Eve Phillips held a town hall to interact with their constituents on Sept. 25 at the Orinda Library auditorium. The event was ...read
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Canyon Bridge dismantling and rebuilding begins
Escalating rents prompt call for council action
New Bell and Block Schedule receives passing grade, so far
Lafayette Police Blotter
Lafayette decides against accepting "Crosses" land donation
Another Moraga Road accident prompts further discussion of bicycle, pedestrian safety
Buy or rent? Lafayette continues to look for options
Sustainable Lafayette's next film night highlights 'gangster gardeners'
Lace up, Lafayette!
Moraga Police Blotter
Moraga's new unique park will need some TLC
Don't park on the street for more than three days
Town attempts to combat negative press coverage at council meeting
Orinda Police Blotter
Salomon to continue as Orinda city manager
Orinda Town Hall with Baker, Andersen, and Phillips
October ADAPT events focus on underage drinking, drug use
Young Orindan to be recognized for charity work
Photographers capture beauty of their city in Adore Orinda contest
Festive sendoff for MOFD Chief Healy
ConFire donor meets his bone marrow recipient
Public expects next MOFD chief to thoroughly grasp the numbers
Police arrest two in elder abuse case
Letters to the Editor
Barranco finds a niche in Lafayette
Profound issues raised in a seemingly simple fairy tale at Town Hall Theatre
SMC jazzes it up at first of three concerts
'Marina' - a story about music, love and prejudice
Classical music is alive and well, flourishing in youth
Ongoing discoveries at Perlmutter gallery: 'Refuge' and 'Stranger Things' pop-up show
Cancer-fighting superhero pens empowering book for children
Caring Hands volunteers make a difference in seniors' lives
Lamorinda Arts Council hosts Art of Mixology fundraiser, Oct. 7
Annual bike event benefits Holden High School students
When you need a doctor and you need one now
Ways to Reduce Your Pain Without Medications
Laughs, magic and scares hit the Lamorinda theaters this October
Lynn's Top Five
Cut a slice of pure deliciousness from this caramel-glazed apple cake
Dear America
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Range of talent on local high school girls golf teams
Strong start for Lamorinda girls volleyball
LaMO United 07 Navy girls win South Lake Tahoe tournament
Karate students win trophies at International Championship
Lamorinda Rugby Club's JV team NorCal Champs
Campolindo men's water polo team wins San Diego Kap7 Invitational
Sleepy Hollow hosts USTA Junior Open
Why D.I.Y.?
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Simple steps to usher in the season
Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide for October
SMC jazzes it up at first of three concerts
By Jennifer Wake
Like jazz? The Lamorinda community is invited to attend the first in a series of three lively Saint Mary's College Jazz Band concerts, featuring "up-tempo numbers, dance tunes, and instrumental jazz soloists" ...read

Classical music is alive and well, flourishing in youth
By B. B. Kaye
If one accepts commercial broadcasts as exclusive representatives of culture, one could well miss the resurging interest in classical music.
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School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Oct. 9, at 6pm
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Strong start for Lamorinda girls volleyball
By Jon Kingdon
Having lost a number of key offensive players from last season due to graduation, Miramonte coach Lisa Bachtold was approaching this season with cautious optimism having to rely on a number of unproven ...read

Campolindo men's water polo team wins San Diego Kap7 Invitational
Submitted by Kristin Miller
The Campolindo men's water polo team won all five games they played at the Seal Family Foundation-sponsored San Diego Kap7 Invitational over the weekend of Sept. 22-23. They had a quarterfinal victory over ...read

Lamorinda Rugby Club's JV team NorCal Champs
Submitted by Lamo Rugby
The 2017 Lamo Rugby JV team was unstoppable; they went the entire season without a loss, won the NorCal Championship and contributed several players to an All-Stars team that represented the Bay Area in a ...read
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The Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents its 3rd Annual Art Show and Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Lafayette Christian Church at 584 Glenside Dr., Lafayette. Twenty-four artists will display ...

Lisa Bograd, MFT, will lead a workshop from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Orinda Library where parents (of elementary and preschool-aged children) will learn ...

Carr Ranch property dedication and public opening of 604-acre Carr Ranch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 in Moraga. Guided hikes, a family square dance, food trucks, and other activities. Carr Ranch will ...

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Profound issues raised in a seemingly simple fairy tale at Town Hall Theatre
By Sophie Braccini
Town Hall Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with "The Song of the Nightingale," a musical fairy tale that mixes acting, live music, songs and advanced choreography. A sweet and simple story, it also touches ...read

'Marina' - a story about music, love and prejudice
By Sophie Braccini
The movie from the Netherlands presented by the International Film Showcase this month at the Orinda Theatre is the biographical tale of Belgian singer of Italian origin, Rocco Granata, whose humble life began ...read

Ongoing discoveries at Perlmutter gallery: 'Refuge' and 'Stranger Things' pop-up show
By Sophie Braccini
Jennifer Perlmutter is never afraid to take risks and venture into new art territory. She is a modern art painter who dared entering the gallery business three and a half years ago. Since then she has brought ...read

Cancer-fighting superhero pens empowering book for children
By Kara Navolio
When Jessica Reid Sliwerski discovered the lump in her breast, her baby girl was only 3 months old. The 2000 Acalanes graduate was only 30.
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