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From Ear to Toe
By Sophie Braccini
Two new health-related businesses recently opened in Lafayette: Dr. Erik Breitling's Lamorinda Audiology, and East Bay Shoulder Clinic Physical Therapy (EBSC) that moved from Oakland to Lafayette. These two new health services emphasize prevention and they will both be at the Lafayette Health Fair on Oct. 26, ready to answer questions.
Breitling is a doctor of audiology, who tests hearing and diagnoses hearing loss in adults. "I also fit hearing aids and assistive liste
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Moraga Commons Park becomes a festive outdoor banquet hall as residents celebrate the 40th anniversary of their town's incorporation. Photo A. Scheck
Happy Birthday, Moraga!
Opting to save the speech-making for a later event, aside from a brief toast to the town offered by mayor Ken Chew, the town of Moraga threw itself a party to celebrate its 40th birthday. Moragans young and ...read

Bea Heggie and her family, with the portrait of Richard Heggie. Photo Ohlen Alexander
Orinda Honors the Memory of Its First Mayor
By Laurie Snyder
"The new city of Orinda has a bright future. Our city council members-elect are dedicated both to maintaining all that we love about our community, and to making it an even better place in which to live." - ...read
Photos Gint Federas
Cougars Look Dominant in Early-Season Match
By Spencer Silva
There was no stopping Campolindo's girls' water polo team in the Cougars' first rivalry match of the season. Campo (8-2) traveled to take on Acalanes (7-5) on Oct. 1 and the Cougars came away with a definitive ...read

No room for a car in Bill Rose's Lafayette garage, filled with winemaking supplies. Photo Diane Claytor
The Art of Wine and Beer Making ... In the Garage
By Diane Claytor
F or most of us, the garage is where we store our car, old furniture and last year's holiday decorations. But a growing number of Lamorindans have found a much more pleasurable use for their garages: ...read
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Editor:

I am writing about the City Ventures (CV) development planned for scenic Moraga Way.
Even though CV violates the semi-rural nature of the town, the Moraga General Plan (MGP) and the Moraga Specific Plan (MOSP), the town keeps defending the development by referring to the MOSP. The MOSP violates and contradicts the MGP. According to real estate attorneys, the specific plan should never violate or contradict the General Plan. ...

Editor:

I am asking you to vote for Christine Deane for the Contra Costa Board of Education, on the November ballot.
Christine is just the sort of person you would like working for the local schools and our children. She was appointed as a trustee of the Contra Costa Board of Education after a rigorous application process, and was chosen over many other candidates. ...

Editor:

I intend to vote for Dave Trotter's re-election to the Moraga Town Council and hope that your readers will join me in doing so.
40 years ago the Town of Moraga was formed in response to unbridled County-fostered growth pressures that threatened Moraga's semi-rural environment. The main thoroughfares into and out of Moraga ...


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Zoning in on Tree Protection
By Cathy Tyson
There's a rule change in the works that would strengthen the protection of local trees from major tree removal projects and increase the penalty when more than 25 trees are removed. Once Ordinance 633 is ...read

Narrowing Options on Two City-Owned Properties
By Cathy Tyson
Proceeding cautiously, the Lafayette City Council voted unanimously Sept. 22 to narrow down the options on two city-owned properties - the old library and the 949 Moraga Road parcel across the street - seeking ...read

Parking Change - No Longer Free
By Cathy Tyson
Drivers be warned - it's going to cost a bit more to park at a couple of city-owned properties for the time being. The parking lots at the old library and 949 Moraga Road, just across the street, have offered ...read
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An Enlightening Forum
By Sophie Braccini
The now-traditional Moraga Citizens Network Candidates Night brought the three candidates for town council together at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center on Oct. 1. Ken Chew, Teresa Onoda and David Trotter ...read

Moraga Planning Commission Says Climate Action Plan Needs More Work
By Sophie Braccini
Last year, 15 Moraga residents with environmental, business and development backgrounds were appointed to the town's Climate Action Task Force and charged with recommending measures that would help Moraga ...read

Moraga School District Plans for the Future
By Sophie Braccini
There are 1,861 students enrolled in the Moraga School District this year, spread across three elementary schools and a middle school. Over the years enrollment figures have fluctuated wildly, with a high of ...read
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Six Candidates Compete for Three Orinda City Council Seats
By Laurie Snyder
Three seats are opening on the Orinda City Council. Six accomplished candidates are running. All six sat down for rigorous interviews, sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects.
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Orinda Council Candidates Discuss Fiscal Management
By Laurie Snyder
The candidates for the Orinda City Council shared their views recently on one of the most important aspects of governing a small city - fiscal management. Here are their thoughts.
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Orinda's Fifth Cycle Housing Element Takes Shape
By Laurie Snyder
The Orinda City Council held its seventh public meeting on Sept. 30 regarding the state-mandated process for updating the Housing Element of its General Plan. During the prior cycle, Orinda was legally ...read
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Happy Birthday, Moraga!
Orinda Honors the Memory of Its First Mayor
Lafayette Police Blotter
Zoning in on Tree Protection
Narrowing Options on Two City-Owned Properties
Parking Change - No Longer Free
Moraga Police Blotter
An Enlightening Forum
Moraga Planning Commission Says Climate Action Plan Needs More Work
Moraga School District Plans for the Future
Orinda Police Blotter
Six Candidates Compete for Three Orinda City Council Seats
Orinda Council Candidates Discuss Fiscal Management
Letters to the Editor
Orinda's Fifth Cycle Housing Element Takes Shape
From Ear to Toe
business briefs
Teen Suicide Ideation Rises Again
Orinda Community Church Aunties Up
The Babe in the Bunker
The No Guilt Book Club Celebrates 10 Years Together
All About the Game
Should Current Sophomores Take the October PSAT?
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced
Book Outlines Benefits of Understanding the Teen Brain
Historic Lafayette Boy Scout Cabin Undergoes Renovations
'Hike for Shelter' on Oct. 19
A Teen's Independence
Raised Up to Give Back
Lamorinda Members Celebrate National 4-H Week
'The Boxtrolls'
Napa Quake Lessons Inform ShakeOut
Get Your 'Olive' On!
Olive-Arugula Pasta
Out and About
Former Orinda Chamber President Sue Breedlove and Husband In Tandem
John and 3Mules.com
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Cougars Look Dominant in Early-Season Match
Lamorinda Volleyball Teams Spike Competition
Goals Galore
Cougars Donate Equipment
SMC Hosts Battle in the Bay
Swinging for the Nationals
The Art of Wine and Beer Making ... In the Garage
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Dining Room Feng Shui
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Should Current Sophomores Take the October PSAT?
By Elizabeth LaScala
In March, the College Board, the organization that administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), announced plans to redesign the exam. The first full length practice tests will be released in spring 2015 ...read

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced
Submitted by Matthew Budreau
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Oct. 13, at 4pm
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Lamorinda Volleyball Teams Spike Competition
By Scott Wu
The 2014 girls' volleyball season is underway, with Campolindo (4-0), Acalanes (2-0), and Miramonte (3-1) getting off to very strong starts. The three teams' winning league records come after a solid ...read

SMC Hosts Battle in the Bay
Submitted by Tony Samaniego
The Saint Mary's rugby team is set to hold its annual Battle in the Bay College 7's tournament this month. The Gaels will look to repeat as champions. Last year, the team beat Central Washington for the title. ...read

Cougars Donate Equipment
Submitted by Ermina Santaguida
While the Campolindo football team (6-0) maintains a competitive edge over opponents on the field, the Cougars are neighborly off of the field. On Sept. 23, the Campolindo football program donated five sleds ...read
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The Lafayette Art Gallery celebrates the first anniversary in its new and expanded space starting Oct. 7 with an exhibit featuring the ceramic works of Kurt Fehlberg, art and jewelry by Margaret Lucas-Hill ...

Kristen Southworth and Kathleen Day-Seiter of Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter will be presenting a free seminar from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at the Orinda Public Library, Gallery Room on ...

Octoberfest from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Hacienda de las Flores 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. Live Oompah Band, authentic German food and beverages, pumpkin painting, games for kids. Free ...

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Orinda Community Church Aunties Up
By Laurie Snyder
Seventeen tweens and teens recently took part in an innovative, five-week initiative. Open to young women of all faiths across Lamorinda, Girlpower strengthened their sense of community and self, and was so ...read

The Babe in the Bunker
By Nick Marnell
Barbara Simpson never looked away from her interviewer. For one hour the Lamorinda resident and Bay Area media personality reflected, she preached, she laughed, she almost cried, she philosophized, her gaze ...read

The No Guilt Book Club Celebrates 10 Years Together
By A. K. Carroll
When this reporter recently walked into the home of Lafayette resident Diane Wilt, a kettle was boiling and a tray of goodies was set out near a circle of five lively women who bantered back and forth, sharing ...read

All About the Game
By A.K. Carroll
For a man in his 70s, Alan Cupples is impressively active. "I get kidded by people who ask me 'What are you doing at your age playing ball?' And I say, 'What do you mean, I'm one of the young ones.'"
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