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Town takes next steps toward storm drain fee; timing still uncertain
By Sophie Braccini
Many questions were left unanswered after the Moraga Town Council agreed Nov. 8 to move forward with a rate study to tax residents for storm drain maintenance and repair. When ...read

Beyond beauty alone, Carr Ranch adds significant habitat to Lamorinda open space
By Sophie Braccini
The dedication of a new piece of land to open space preservation in perpetuity is a special moment that brings a lot of satisfaction to the hearts of those who have worked on the project, and those living ...read
 

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Mike Moran looks down at the 40-foot slide area. Left: the new drainage pipe sits behind newly planted trees along the creek bed. Photo Andy Scheck
Lafayette's proactive measures prevent road collapse
By Pippa Fisher
In a race to beat the winter rains, the recent major road stabilization project on St. Mary's Road in Lafayette was completed in the nick of time, just one day before the first significant rain of the season. ...read

A rescued dog gets decontaminated in Texas. Photo courtesy MOPFA and California Task Force 4
Local firefighters reflect on recent major disasters
By Nick Marnell
Lamorinda fire personnel spent weeks outside their jurisdictions during a busy fall that included disaster responses in Texas and Florida and strike team deployments to the North Bay wildfires. But what ...read
Jordan Hunter Photos Tod Fierner
Saint Mary's Basketball opens season play
By Jon Kingdon
When a team is coming off a 29 and 5 season and returns their top three scorers, one would think that optimism would be flowing.
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This rotted tree had potential of toppling nearby powerlines. Photos Pippa Fisher
Taking care to prevent damage to (and from) trees
By John T. Miller
With last winter's considerable rain following three years of drought, many large trees toppled, causing considerable damage throughout the Lamorinda area. Homeowners and residents are anxious to know what ...read
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Immediate solutions sought to combat speeding drivers on dangerous Lafayette road
By Pippa Fisher
What to do about the Reliez Valley Road traffic? Either reckless drivers are endangering life by speeding or, during peak rush hours, the road resembles a parking lot and driver tensions run high. City ...read

Lafayette school district seeks to quickly rectify parcel tax error
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette taxpayers will be getting a refund as a result of an error recently discovered on the Measure B parcel tax bill.
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Lafayette denial of big home remodel upheld in court; plaintiff to pay costs
By Pippa Fisher
The Court of Appeal of the State of California announced its decision on Nancy and Michael Woodall's lawsuit over their denied plans to build an English-style mansion in favor of the city of Lafayette and ...read
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Moraga proposed firearms regulation attracts attention beyond town's borders
By Sophie Braccini
The topic of firearms regulation was on the Nov. 8 town council meeting agenda. At the beginning of the meeting, Moraga Town Manager Bob Priebe asked that the ordinance be put on hold to allow enough time for ...read

Celebration planned to mark end of the Moraga sinkhole, Nov. 16
By Sophie Braccini
Town staff decided to hold the reopening of Rheem Boulevard party on Nov.16 after all the different pieces are in place, giving the town a finished product: a repaired culvert, a repaved arterial, rec ...read

New winemaker regulations get final planning commission review
By Sophie Braccini
The problem is simple to state: regulating commercial wineries is about balancing the needs of light industrial operations in residential districts with the neighbors' rights and concerns. But it took four ...read
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Orinda city manager highlights midyear financial challenges
By Nick Marnell
While not threatening the declaration of a fiscal emergency, Orinda City Manager Steve Salomon outlined at the Nov. 8 City Council meeting some of the financial challenges faced by the municipality.
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Potential breakthrough to the parking logjam at Orinda BART
By Nick Marnell
Commuters who carpool to the Orinda BART station using an app from Scoop Technologies will be guaranteed a parking space until 10 a.m. in permit parking areas at the station, BART board president Rebecca ...read

Seasonal treasure seekers to converge at annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday
By Jennifer Wake
Hunting for the perfect gift will get a lot easier in Orinda this weekend. Individuals will be able to browse and purchase handmade holiday items, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, candles, home decorations, ...read
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Lafayette's proactive measures prevent road collapse
Local firefighters reflect on recent major disasters
Town takes next steps toward storm drain fee; timing still uncertain
Lafayette Police Blotter
Immediate solutions sought to combat speeding drivers on dangerous Lafayette road
Lafayette school district seeks to quickly rectify parcel tax error
Lafayette denial of big home remodel upheld in court; plaintiff to pay costs
Moraga Police Blotter
Moraga proposed firearms regulation attracts attention beyond town's borders
Celebration planned to mark end of the Moraga sinkhole, Nov. 16
New winemaker regulations get final planning commission review
Orinda Police Blotter
Orinda city manager highlights midyear financial challenges
Potential breakthrough to the parking logjam at Orinda BART
Seasonal treasure seekers to converge at annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday
Orinda seniors support Giving Tuesday
Orinda Tree of Lights planned for Dec. 2
House destroyed, one dead in Archer Circle fire
Emergency phone provides access to police services
Hillside and ridgeline town council study session Wednesday, Nov. 15
New business instills the love of books in local children
A good match for the holidays: Hollie's Homegrown and Hofssi Chocolates at Cine Cuvee
Cannabis in Bollinger Canyon
As seen in Lamorinda...
Beyond beauty alone, Carr Ranch adds significant habitat to Lamorinda open space
One woman's hobby captures Lafayette history in miniature
To Lamorinda singles over 40: There's hope!
Classic manners being taught in the classroom
Troop 249 honors three new Eagle Scouts
MCC Senior Men's Golf Association raises over $48K for food bank
New or used bikes needed for Cycle Recycle
Swim-a-Thon nets over $40K for firefighters and their families
Turkey Trot: a new Moraga tradition?
OIS fall production of 'Spamalot' opens Nov. 30
Lafayette resident receives 'Lawyer of the Year' award
Stephen Roy Holbrook
Mary Riggle
Share the warmth of holidays with this perfect pumpkin sage soup
Pumpkin Sage Soup
Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Miramonte and Campolindo win Contra Costa County Model UN event awards
Saint Mary's Chamber Musicians concert a perfect respite for the holiday season
Family Focus
Lamorinda Arts Council calls for poet laureate applications
'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' 'Justice League' and 'Wonder' at Lamorinda Theatres
Saint Mary's Basketball opens season play
Swimming with the Heidarys
St. Perpetua CYO 5th grade American girls basketball team wins
Lafayette Bay Area Blitz 5th grade girls team undefeated
St. Perpetua 4A team wins MVP pre-season tournament
Karate students recognized by state
Campolindo cross country teams sweep DAL Meet No. 2
Stanley Middle School 7A Girls Volley wins championship tournament
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Taking care to prevent damage to (and from) trees
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
A fresh look at holiday decor
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Classic manners being taught in the classroom
By Cathy Dausman
Can behavioral rules established 400 years ago in France's Louis XIV court possibly be relevant today? Just ask the kindergarteners and fifth-graders taking Tina Hayes's etiquette classes.
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Miramonte and Campolindo win Contra Costa County Model UN event awards
Submitted by Jonathan Lance
Instead taking part in their schools' football games, dances, and other fun weekend activities, 360 Bay Area high school students (representing 70 countries) buckled down Nov. 3-4 to discuss and provide ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7pm

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

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Dec. 11, at 6pm
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Swimming with the Heidarys
By Jon Kingdon
Pacific Swimming, the third largest of USA Swimming's 59 regional associations, which comprises 120 swim clubs and more than 16,000 swimmers, named Ron and Don Heidary (Ronnie and Donnie to their swimmers) ...read

Campolindo cross country teams sweep DAL Meet No. 2
Campolindo cross country teams swept wins in every race on the final regular Diablo Athletic League meet of the season in Newhall Park in Concord. The Frosh/Soph Girls and Junior Varsity Boys both tallied ...read

Stanley Middle School 7A Girls Volley wins championship tournament
Submitted by Jenifer Paul
Following a season of impressive teamwork, the 2017 Stanley Middle School Girls 7A volleyball team went into the tournament seeded first. The cohesive team kept up their powerful momentum all week long and on ...read
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The 39th Annual Lafayette Community Thanksgiving Breakfast will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center. Keynote speaker ...

Herbal Gift Making for the Holidays at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Orinda Library Garden Room. Elana O’Losky will help us make herbal vinegar and mini wreaths using fresh herbs ...

Saklan Middle School Open House from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at 1678 School Street, Moraga. Get an inside look at the advantages of Saklan’s middle school program, including ...

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Beyond beauty alone, Carr Ranch adds significant habitat to Lamorinda open space
By Sophie Braccini
The dedication of a new piece of land to open space preservation in perpetuity is a special moment that brings a lot of satisfaction to the hearts of those who have worked on the project, and those living ...read

One woman's hobby captures Lafayette history in miniature
By Diane Claytor
Walking through Nancy Flood's charming house on a quiet, tree-lined Lafayette street, it's obvious that she collects things - table tops, shelves and cabinets display her collections of glassware, salt ...read

To Lamorinda singles over 40: There's hope!
By Nick Marnell
World Series over. No Sharks game. No Warriors game. Still plenty of time to procrastinate writing my own articles for the paper. It was Tuesday night and I had nothing to do, so I went to dinner at Rancho ...read

Lamorinda Arts Council calls for poet laureate applications
Submitted by Christy Mack
Lamorinda Arts Council president Lawrence Kohl announced the formation of a Poet Laureate Program, which marks the first opportunity of its kind for our local literary community. Thanks to endorsements from ...read
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