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American Kitchen Opens in Lafayette
By Sophie Braccini
From left: Chef Allan Rivera and Victor Ivry in front of their new Lafayette restaurant, American Kitchen. Photo Sohie Braccini
American Kitchen is Victor Ivry's new baby. The Orinda resident, sports coach and commercial real estate professional, who entered the restaurant business four years ago with the opening of Table 24, and later Barbacoa, in Theatre Square with partner Michael Karp, recently opened American Kitchen in Lafayette. Ivry has a new partner ... read

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Derek Zemrak and Leonard Pirkle are ready to roll out the red carpet for stars and guests at the California Independent Film Festival. Photo Andy Scheck
Film Festival Opens in Lamorinda This Weekend
By Sophie Braccini
What better way to kick off a wonderful weekend of fantastic films than to rub elbows with the films' stars, directors and producers? This year's California Independent Film Festival, Sept. 11-14 at the Rheem ...read

Jon Barry Photo provided
New Art Form Makes Debut Spin at Art and Wine Festival
By Cathy Tyson
This year's Art and Wine Festival brings the public debut of a new art form - live trAction painting that feeds off the energy of the crowd and music as it's performed. Several artists have stepped up to ...read
Caroline Beaulne has been a leader this season for the Gaels. Photos Tod Fierner
SMC Women's Soccer Looks to Improve
By Michael Sakoda
After a hot start, the Saint Mary's women's soccer team has suffered its first setback of the season- two consecutive losses.
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Molly Young's home library is organized by subject and by how often a book might be revisited. Photo Chris Lavin
What to Do With All the Books?
By Chris Lavin
Y ou've got to have it: That latest book, something from an interview on NPR, or Fox News, or the New York Times best-seller title that seems to resonate. You order it, or better, you end up buying it from an ...read
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Editor:

I am writing regarding the City Ventures proposed development on Country Club Drive. Now that the story poles are entirely erected, at least on the exterior of the property, a couple of design defects can be better visualized.
1. This is a development of significant size which will affect the immediate neighborhood forever. Developments of this kind as a real estate matter provide for resident parking. This development does not adequately...


Editor:

My wife and I gratefully thank the many people of Lamorinda that have endured the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and those who donated for ALS research. Our son Jean-Pierre Lescure (Campolindo 1984) , an avid outdoor person became a victim of ALS at 46 and now, two years later, is faced with having to use a wheelchair ...


Editor:

Deafening silence.
Over our long holiday weekend Israel announced it has seized almost 1000 acres of land inhabited and farmed by Palestinians for over 1000 years.
The UN, Britain, France, and Egypt have all condemned this, the largest Israeli land grab in 30 years. The US has expressed "concern" but continues
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City Council Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
By Cathy Tyson
In what turned out to be the shortest meeting ever, all five members of the Lafayette City Council responded to Matt Chaney's request for them to take the ubiquitous ice bucket challenge. "Thanks for stepping ...read

KB Condos Almost Ready to Break Ground
By Cathy Tyson
After four meetings and a site visit finalizing design details, KB Home is squared away to receive the final approval on design development for the project it has been working on since 2010. This structure ...read

Goodbye Septic Tanks, Hello Sewer Line
By Cathy Tyson
"You can now flush with confidence," says Lafayette City Council member Mike Anderson. He's referring to the restroom facility at city-owned Buckeye Fields, also known as Chaney Fields, home of Lafayette ...read
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No Local Plastic Bag Ban
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Town Council unanimously rejected the adoption of a local ban on single-use plastic bags Aug. 27. Within two days of the council's vote, a bag ban bill passed both houses of the state legislature ...read

Learning from a Neighbor
By Sophie Braccini
Remember school field trips? Though curriculum-related, you'd get to go places, learn new things, and the usual school rules would be somewhat relaxed. That's exactly what happened to the 20 or so Moragans - ...read

Massage Parlor Issue Comes to Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga police arrested 52-year-old Situ Li, of San Leandro, on Aug. 28 for misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after an investigation into possible illicit activities occurring at Wonderful Spa, a massage ...read
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Four Candidates Compete for Three School Board Seats
By Laurie Snyder
Three seats are opening on the Orinda Union School District board of trustees. Four accomplished, passionate professionals are running in November, 2014. Each has direct experience volunteering for and sending ...read

OUSD Board Candidates Talk Common Core
By Laurie Snyder
The four candidates for the Orinda Union School District board shared their views recently on issues ranging from budgets to school building conditions. Here are their thoughts on one issue likely to shape the ...read

Mapping Orinda's Road to Improvement
By Laurie Snyder
Dennis Fay is a roads scholar - literally. With a master's degree in transportation engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and over four decades in that field - including as executive ...read
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Film Festival Opens in Lamorinda This Weekend
New Art Form Makes Debut Spin at Art and Wine Festival
Lafayette Police Blotter
City Council Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
KB Condos Almost Ready to Break Ground
Goodbye Septic Tanks, Hello Sewer Line
Moraga Police Blotter
No Local Plastic Bag Ban
Learning from a Neighbor
Massage Parlor Issue Comes to Moraga
Infusion of Contemporary Design for Rancho Laguna II
Orinda Police Blotter
Four Candidates Compete for Three School Board Seats
OUSD Board Candidates Talk Common Core
Mapping Orinda's Road to Improvement
Letters to the Editor
An Expectation of Inconvenience
American Kitchen Opens in Lafayette
Lafayette Family Opens Food Truck
business briefs
Meet the Candidates for High School Governing Board
The Amazing Race, Lafayette-Style
No Match for This Crowd
9/11 Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil
Canyon Post Office on Slow Road to Closure
For the Love of a School
Swiss Movie 'Lovely Louise' Opens in Orinda Sept. 19
Understanding Early Decision in College Admission
Young Designers Sport Their Fashions at Recent Show
Out and About
Unique Korean Ensemble to Play at SMC
Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 224 Completes Three Philmont Treks
Uniting Lamorinda's Past and Present
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Moraga Peach Recipe Contest Turned Upside Down
Juliann and Jonathan Hall's Peach Upside-down Cake
SMC Women's Soccer Looks to Improve
Lamorinda Kids 'Tri' New Sport
Campo Coach Departs After 16 Years
A Growing List of Wins
Faster than Lightning
Magic Boys Win Tournament
What to Do With All the Books?
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Studious Feng Shui for Fall
Digging Deep-Gardening with Cynthia Brian Harvest Homecoming
Understanding Early Decision in College Admission
By Elizabeth LaScala
Early Decision is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student's commitment to enroll. A student may only apply ED to ...read

For the Love of a School
By Sophie Braccini
It feels cool inside the Mulberry Tree Preschool these days, even when the sun beats down on the charming round building that sits next to the Moraga Commons on St. Mary's Road. The cool effect is a by-product ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 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, 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 Kids 'Tri' New Sport
By Scott Wu
Many of the first-time competitors at the 2014 NorCal Kids Triathlon created fun memories while participating in a new sport.
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Campo Coach Departs After 16 Years
By Nick Marnell
After 16 years with the Campolindo High School baseball program, head coach Max Luckhurst resigned on Aug. 22.
"I just felt ...read

A Growing List of Wins
Submitted by Greg Davis
The California Magic U15 girls added another championship to their growing list of summer tournament wins on Aug. 9-11. The team won the Mustang Stampede Tournament after playing five games in three days and ...read
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The Orinda Library October Art Gallery exhibit for September will include paintings by Geofrey Meridith and Krista Borst, sculptures by Lisa Lee, ...

Saint Mary’s College presents Gayaguem Ensemble JUL , with three musicians from Korea featuring sanjo and Korean dance music along with a U.S. premiere by Bay Area composer Jean Ahn ...

Local residents can donate blood at the Second Annual City of Lafayette Blood Drive on Monday, Sept. 15.  The Red Cross blood mobile will be parked outside the city offices at Desco Plaza, ...

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The Amazing Race, Lafayette-Style
By Cathy Tyson
With a can-do attitude, comfortable sneakers, smartphones and a list of supplies that included water, a first aid kit, a football and a variety of crazy items just to throw off participants, 32 brave souls, ...read

No Match for This Crowd
By Nick Marnell
Online dating has been destigmatized and business is booming.
Match.com, an online dating site, purchased OKCupid, a rival, ...read

Canyon Post Office on Slow Road to Closure
By Chris Lavin
It just might be the beginning of an end to an era: Canyon Post Office, the small community post office just outside Moraga that has been open for business since the old-growth redwoods started getting cleared ...read

Uniting Lamorinda's Past and Present
By Laurie Snyder
"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope." - Frank Lloyd Wright
Like a ...read
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