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Soon-to-be interim fire chief Jerry Lee Courtesy MOFD
MOFD board appoints interim chief, retains search firm
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board of directors named Battalion Chief Jerry Lee as the interim fire chief effective Sept. 20, the day of Fire Chief Stephen Healy's departure. The board also agreed to retain an executive search firm ...read

 
 
Community-based babysitting service connects Lamorinda parents with trusted caregivers
By Diane Claytor
Date night. Reservations at a romantic restaurant have been made. But wait ... who's taking care of the kids? You have a long-planned girls' night out  ...read

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Peter Brassinga of the Rancho Colorados swim team came in first in the boys 15-18 100-yard breaststroke with 59:52. Photo Gint Federas
LSC High Point goes to Springbrook
By Jon Kingdon
Over 940 swimmers from 60 teams met over the weekend of July 29-30 at the sixth annual Lafayette Swim Conference Championship Meet, held at Acalanes High School where families erected tents, set out lawn ...read

 
An inconvenient liability, presented by Lamorinda public agencies
By Nick Marnell
According to the latest audited financial statements, Lamorinda school districts, municipalities and the local fire district carry a combined net pension and retiree health care liability of nearly $200 ...read
The sinkhole site during construction Photo Andy Scheck
Window of opportunity missed for fast permanent restoration
By Sophie Braccini
The work for restoring the sinkhole finally started on Rheem Boulevard, with the consequence of closing that arterial until October. Public Works Director Edric Kwan explains that the town had to wait over a ...read

Architect Joseph Esherick designed this mid-century Lafayette home built in 1951. Photo courtesey of Ashley Battersby
The recurring allure of mid-century modern architecture
By Paula King
With sweeping hillside views and window walls that showcase outdoor living spaces and lush grounds, Lamorinda's mid-century modern homes fit the indoor and outdoor California lifestyle and are more popular ...read
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Lafayette PG&E tree cutting

PG&E wants to lower the cost of monitoring and maintaining their existing natural gas pipelines by remove hundreds of priceless trees in our community. I would like you to consider this within the context of what we must do in the coming decades to control global warming.
Climate scientists tell
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A fond farewell from a Lafayette business owner

The Need of Hope
We had a fire!
A wonderful building died alone in the dark all by itself without anyone there by its side.
A terrible disaster to...

A plea for return to old police blotter

I cannot believe when I opened the paper today, turned to my favorite section "the Moraga crime report", and it was boring!!!
I have talked to...

Response to MOFD morale issues

This is in response to the July 26th edition article entitled: "Morale plummeting at MOFD due to board actions."
With all sincerity, I greatly admire the tremendous personal risk firefighters bravely...


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Moraga Road fatality underscores the importance of pursuing solutions to Lafayette's traffic woes
By Pippa Fisher
With the start of a new school year right around the corner, drivers are urged to pay extra attention when traveling along busy Lafayette streets.
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Pleasant Hill Road traffic trials
By Pippa Fisher
The Lafayette City Council is supporting the continued exploration of ways in which to lessen Reliez Valley Road traffic woes as it considers the twofold problem of traffic either traveling at unsafe speeds ...read

Miwok tribe recreated in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
With the emphasis on Native American values of respect, honor and being connected to the earth, retired third-grade teacher and longtime Lafayette resident Peggy Magilen recreated a tribe within Lafayette for ...read
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New book offers pictorial journey of Moraga's history
By Sophie Braccini
At a recent meeting of the California Conference of Historical Societies, four Moraga residents received awards for their service to the Moraga Historical Society, a local institution that will celebrate its ...read

License plate readers in sight for Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
A generous and anonymous Moraga family is offering a matching grant of $15,000 to the Moraga Community Foundation to complete the $60,000 in necessary funds to purchase video security cameras for the town. The ...read

Hacienda Nights: Food trucks a big success again this year
By Sophie Braccini
Most cities that have food truck events sign a contract with a company that organizes it for them, such as Off The Grid or Taste of the World. No such company wanted to take the Moraga risk, however, so the ...read
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Nightmare on Orchard Road
By Sora O'Doherty
Residents of a tiny residential road in Orinda showed up in earnest at the Aug. 1 city council meeting to express concerns and to protest the use of Orchard Road as a detour from Moraga Way while the East Bay ...read

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft submitted; additional $1.75M needed to cover storm damage
By Sora O'Doherty
In order to be eligible for FEMA mitigation funding, Contra Costa County has to submit a draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) by the end of August and Orinda's part was due to the county on Aug. 7. ...read

Old yellow house opens to public for fourth Fandango for Moraga Adobe
By Sora O'Doherty
Supporters of the historic structure, the Joaquin Moraga Adobe in Orinda, will be treated to tours of another historic building, known as the Old Yellow House in Orinda on Moraga Road. The Yellow House will ...read
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LSC High Point goes to Springbrook
An inconvenient liability, presented by Lamorinda public agencies
Window of opportunity missed for fast permanent restoration
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Road fatality underscores the importance of pursuing solutions to Lafayette's traffic woes
Pleasant Hill Road traffic trials
Miwok tribe recreated in Lafayette
Local residents can get a charge at three new Lafayette EV stations
Moraga Police Blotter
New book offers pictorial journey of Moraga's history
License plate readers in sight for Moraga
Hacienda Nights: Food trucks a big success again this year
Orinda Police Blotter
Nightmare on Orchard Road
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft submitted; additional $1.75M needed to cover storm damage
Old yellow house opens to public for fourth Fandango for Moraga Adobe
MOFD board appoints interim chief, retains search firm
Vegetation fire
Letters to the Editor
Community-based babysitting service connects Lamorinda parents with trusted caregivers
New AUHSD schedule hopes to broaden scope of student learning
Principal changes for Moraga
Lamorinda bids a fond farewell to local retiring teachers and staff
Snoopy hosts hi-octane hockey seniors
New book underscores teens' truth
Battle of the Bands at the Roundup
Don't fall for this romantic entanglement 'Sweetheart scams' on the rise
Three new Eagle Scouts join ranks of Lafayette's Troop 224
Troop 303 honors three new Eagle Scouts
Orthodontics office donates to all-access playground
Saklan students discuss world food challenges at EF Global Leadership Summit
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Exercise caution when encountering local wildlife
Lafayette couple celebrates 60 years of marriage
Large crowds could eclipse the eclipse itself
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Competes in 2017 Eisteddfod
Jill Dewey Duckworth
David Pierce
Film Clips
The perfect pick: Huckleberry pie
Huckleberry Pie
Tyler Petite - from Campolindo to the University of Southern California
Prestigious MCC tourney touts top tennis talent Runs through Aug. 13
Lafayette Buckeyes are the 2017 Turf and Dirt Champs
Lafayette Little League's 10-year-old All Star team Champions
Lafayette Generals Baseball Team takes second place
Lafayette Little League 11-year-old stars win the Buckeye Classic
Diablo Valley Track and Field Club brings home gold from national Junior Olympics
2017 OMPA Championship Final Results
The recurring allure of mid-century modern architecture
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
At Home with Amanda
Digging Deep-Gardening with Cynthia Brian
New AUHSD schedule hopes to broaden scope of student learning
By John T. Miller
Students at the Acalanes Union High School District will be greeted by a new bell schedule and a modified block schedule when they return to school on Monday, Aug 21.
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Principal changes for Moraga
By Sora O'Doherty
Joaquin Moraga Assistant Principal Brian Sullivan has been hired to replace retiring Elaine Frank as principal of Donald Rheem Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year. The Moraga School Board also hired ...read
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Acalanes Union High School District
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LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
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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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2017 OMPA Championship Final Results
Team Rankings
Place Team Points
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Tyler Petite - from Campolindo to the University of Southern California
By Jon Kingdon
According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in 2015-16 there were 1,083,308 high school football players. Of this number, 73,660 went on to play at an NCAA school, either Division I, II or ...read

Prestigious MCC tourney touts top tennis talent Runs through Aug. 13
By John T. Miller
The 31st annual Heritage Bank of Commerce Open Tennis Championships is now underway at the Moraga Country Club and will run through Sunday, Aug. 13.
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Shoulder Injuries & Prevention: Is it My Rotator Cuff? This free lecture will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Lafayette Physical Therapy, ...

Orinda Starlight Players present Malcolm Cowler’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” in the Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way. Regular ...

The Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is excited to announce that the 12th annual Lamorinda Idol singing competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 ...

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Snoopy hosts hi-octane hockey seniors
By B. B. Kaye
Moraga local Charles MacNulty said, "I'm the youngest on my team, at 70. Someone here is around 84," as he prepared in the locker room with his hockey team, the Wanderers, for their match with the Portland Old ...read

New book underscores teens' truth
By Sophie Braccini
"Declare What You Know To Be True" is a manifesto and an ode to the freedom and creativity felt by a group of Lamorinda teen girls. The recently published book is a compilation of original texts from high ...read

Battle of the Bands at the Roundup
By John T. Miller
In front of a packed house at the Roundup Saloon in Lafayette, four bands competed in a Battle of the Bands July 21 to see which one would get a paying gig to open the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival next ...read

Don't fall for this romantic entanglement 'Sweetheart scams' on the rise
By Sophie Braccini
An Orinda resident, whom we will call Beverly to protect her privacy, recently lost all her money to someone she met online, becoming victim to an ever-increasing and disturbing trend: the sweetheart scam. She ...read
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