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Owner Steve Hammond in front of batting cages Photo Vera Kochan
Bay Area Ballplayers grand slams its way into Moraga
By Vera Kochan
If you build it, they will come. Moraga Shopping Center now has its own high-tech field of dreams. Bay Area Ballplayers, located in the retail space vacated by Hallmark nearly six years ago,
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MOFD board president determined to reverse poor public perception
By Nick Marnell
Rarely does an interviewee ask for more time as the session winds down, but Steven Danziger, high-energy president of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board of directors, ...read


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Peanut butter sandwich assembly line. Photo Vera Kochan
JM students volunteer lunch hours to feed homeless
By Vera Kochan
Students at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School have voluntarily given up their lunch period every Friday of the school year to make sandwiches for the homeless.
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Evacuation areas and traffic flow guide for north Orinda exercise. Image MOFD
North Orinda wildfire evacuation exercise planned for Jan. 26
By Nick Marnell
With information gleaned from the Moraga emergency evacuation exercise in December, and prepared to expand the drill into a larger area and onto a major freeway, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, in partnership ...read
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Lamorinda athletic trainers behind the scenes
By Jon Kingdon
From the start of every sporting event, there is one group in particular that hopes to be able to remain completely anonymous - the athletic trainers. The last thing that they want to hear after a play is a ...read

Getting your house in order to welcome in the Year of the Earth or Golden Pig
By Michele Duffy
Ruled by the Tiger month (Feb. 5 to March 5), Chinese New Year normally falls in February each year. Many families prepare ancestral altars and display photos, offerings, flowers and foods including sweets ...read
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Is Lamorinda courageous enough to reboot Yankee Pier?

On Jan. 1, the Moana Restaurant Group informed the employees of Lafayette Yankee Pier that the restaurant would be closed in a week and they all would lose their jobs. While the straw that broke the camel's back was mostly likely a greedy landlord, we all should think twice about patronizing restaurants owned by a company with such brazen disregard for the welfare of employees
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A simple solution to improve our early morning commute

The Orinda Bart parking fills up at about 7:30 a.m. Too many people are unable to park, or have to go to work really early just to get BART parking. There is a lot of congestion getting to the BART parking in the morning. Is there a simple...


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And then again there were five - Steven Bliss appointed to city council
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette city council moved forward at its Jan. 10 special meeting, appointing Steven Bliss, former vice chair of the planning commission, to the fifth seat, made vacant by the sudden passing of Council ...read

Large art gallery pop-up brings culture, commerce, community to downtown
By Pippa Fisher
Although vacant for a while now, the highly visible former home of Wells Fargo Bank on the corner of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Boulevard will soon come to life with the arrival of a "pop-up" art gallery, ...read

Lafayette's mayor takes it to the streets
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette Mayor Cam Burks is becoming quite a familiar face around town. In fact, he spent the weekend of Jan. 12-13 walking the entire downtown area and stopping in on more than 70 businesses along Mt. ...read
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Getting to know Moraga's Vice Mayor Kymberleigh Korpus
By Vera Kochan
Moraga's new Vice Mayor Kymberleigh Korpus was initially elected to the town council in 2016 and in December was unanimously appointed to her current position by sitting members of the council.
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Eye-catching asymmetric love seat donated to Moraga
By Vera Kochan
It may come as a surprise to many Moraga Library patrons who have gotten used to seeing the bright orange (vermilion) bench since August 2016, but the outdoor work of art was only on loan. Now, thanks to the ...read

Firearm sale zones go before Moraga Town Council
By Vera Kochan
During the Jan. 9 Moraga Town Council meeting, the Sale of Firearms Ordinance regarding the regulations and permitting of sales of firearms throughout the town was discussed. Sales would only be permitted in ...read
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Public input requested at Orinda downtown development workshop
By Sora O'Doherty
A workshop to receive public input about the Connect -Orinda Streetscape Master Plan will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Library Auditorium. Hundreds of community members have been involved in ...read

New year, new city council, new plea to consider the plight of private street residents
By Sora O'Doherty
Residents of private streets in Orinda reminded the city council that they haven't gone away and are still asking for a task force to look into the question of whether any private streets can be adopted by the ...read

Orinda Garden Club celebrates completion of median landscaping and offramp refresh
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Garden Club has been busier than usual lately, completing projects around downtown Orinda. Years in the planning, the replanting and beautification of the median strips on Camino Pablo from Santa ...read
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JM students volunteer lunch hours to feed homeless
North Orinda wildfire evacuation exercise planned for Jan. 26
And then again there were five - Steven Bliss appointed to city council
Large art gallery pop-up brings culture, commerce, community to downtown
Nominations are open for the 2019 Lafayette Citizen of the Year
The hunt is on - an update
Lafayette's mayor takes it to the streets
Terry Ring honored for behind the scenes work
Getting to know Moraga's Vice Mayor Kymberleigh Korpus
Eye-catching asymmetric love seat donated to Moraga
Firearm sale zones go before Moraga Town Council
Public input requested at Orinda downtown development workshop
New year, new city council, new plea to consider the plight of private street residents
Orinda pastor doubles as high-profile diocesan administrator
Orinda Garden Club celebrates completion of median landscaping and offramp refresh
MOFD board president determined to reverse poor public perception
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
Bay Area Ballplayers grand slams its way into Moraga
City increases support for school crossing guard program
SMC course on the truth behind lying
THT announces an 'In the Wings' staged reading of Anna Ziegler's 'Boy'
Live Poets Society - second episode
Weekend getaway
Make a resolution to go to the gym? These folks have been going for years
Burton Valley students raise money for Shelter Inc.
Refurbished vintage Beetle finds new home in Lafayette
Sampling four centuries of chamber music with a purpose
Lynn's Top Five
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Stuffed poblano peppers pack a flavorful punch
Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial seeks volunteers with legal expertise
Call for entries for LAC High School Visual Arts Competition
Lamorinda athletic trainers behind the scenes
The all-encompassing life of a college athletic trainer
Diablo Athletic League recognitions, girls 2018-19
Getting your house in order to welcome in the Year of the Earth or Golden Pig
Lamorinda home sales recorded
The Real Estate Year in Review
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
City increases support for school crossing guard program
By Pippa Fisher
The city council voted unanimously, minus Council Member Susan Candell who was absent, at its Jan. 14 meeting to increase participation in funding for the school district's crossing guards to a rate of 50 ...read

Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial seeks volunteers with legal expertise
Submitted by Jonathan Lance
Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held on ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Feb. 11, at 4pm
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The all-encompassing life of a college athletic trainer
By Jon Kingdon
Josh Sims became the director of sports medicine this past August at Saint Mary's College. If you were to compare athletic training from college to high school, it's essentially the same . only more so. The ...read

Diablo Athletic League recognitions, girls 2018-19
Girls Cross Country
1st Team All-League
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Diablo Athletic League recognitions, girls 2018-19
Girls Cross Country
1st Team All-League
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Drum, Relax & Learn at the monthly Lamorinda Drum Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 4.  Enjoy learning to drum in a fun small-group environment.  Drums are provided.  Lamorinda Music, 81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. We ...

Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center located in Orinda is offering Equine Assisted Workshops for people with early stage dementia and their care partners in collaboration with Connected Horse program which is based on research conducted through UC Davis School of Medicine and Center for Equine Health. The workshop dates are Feb.27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27. No prior horse experience...

Elder Abuse Prevention Project from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 13 in the Toyon Room, Lafayette Community Center. Elder abuse can take many forms including physical, financial and emotional abuse. Do you know someone experiencing elder abuse? Are you interested in learning about available resources in Contra Costa County? The Elder Abuse Prevention Project (EAPP) team ...

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SMC course on the truth behind lying
By Lou Fancher
When people say we're all destined to experience two life events - birth and death - they're forgetting one other common denominator: lying.
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THT announces an 'In the Wings' staged reading of Anna Ziegler's 'Boy'
Submitted by Susan Evans
Next up in Town Hall Theatre's staged reading series "In the Wings" is a one-night only reading of "Boy," a moving new play about gender identity by Anna Ziegler. "Boy" will have one performance only on Feb. ...read

Live Poets Society - second episode
By Sophie Braccini
A community that prides itself in its sophistication and prizes literary achievements could only welcome with warmth the initiatives taken by Lafayette-Orinda poet laureate Amy Glynn. Last year she organized ...read

Weekend getaway
By Fran Miller
Move over State Capitol. Downtown Commons, aka DOCO, is quickly moving up on the "reasons to visit Sacramento" ladder and is taking a well-deserved spot as the area's top entertainment attraction. Yes, the ...read
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