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From left: MOFD captain Mike Rattary, firefighter-paramedic Andrew Hess, Martina Scanlan, Matt Scanlan, firefighter-paramedic Andrew Leach, firefighter Mark DeWeese. Photo Gint Federas
Moraga Resident Cheats Death Thanks to MOFD Response
By Nick Marnell
Matt Scanlan could hardly breathe. He felt dizzy. As his heart raced, he started to sweat. His arms went numb; he could not raise them over his head. Having had a heart valve replaced, Scanlan knew that these symptoms portended something serious. He yelled from the shower for his wife to call 911. ...read


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Norman Pease of Orinda stands by his Tesla Model X No. 65. Tesla is one company gaining traction, despite a decrease in electric car sales. Photo Andy Scheck
Are Electric Cars Losing Their Charge?
By Nick Marnell
Could the electric car be on the brink of fading consumer interest?
The electric car has battled the gasoline-powered car ...read

Gayle Somers, Home Made Cafe at the Moraga sinkhole Photo Cathy Dausman
Sinkhole May be Swallowing Local Businesses
By Cathy Dausman
It's not business as usual at the Rheem Center.
Life has taken on a twist for the merchants at the center since a sinkhole ...read
Senior Jake Berry is a key part of the Acalanes offensive success so far this spring. Photos Gint Federas
Baseball Teams Have High Hopes as DFAL Ramps Up
By Karl Buscheck
All three Lamorinda baseball programs have lofty expectations for 2016. Nowhere is that more true than Acalanes.
"We set the ...read

Cozy cooking: Graceful pillars, elevated carriage lights and even the standing heat lamp vertically extend the Sitzmann's garden skyward. Photo Shari Sullivan, Enchanting Planting
Beyond the Garden Gate
By Cathy Dausman
Moraga Junior Women's Club member Lena Cooper admits "this was a tough year" to recruit volunteers to show their home gardens. She blames the challenge on the rains falling in early 2016. But like new grass ...read
Lafayetteread all Moragaread all Orindaread all
Dear Editor,

Orinda's bad roads need to be fixed, but they need to be fixed properly.
In June 2014, Orinda's voters approved a $20 million bond for road repair. As of late March 2016, only $2.5 million of the $20 million were spent.
Now, Orinda's voters are being asked to approve a $25 million road-repair bond - Measure L - at the June 2016 election. The measure needs

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Dear Editor,

We moved to St. Stephens Drive nine years ago and appreciate living in this beautiful community. However, in the time we have been here many of Orinda's roads have deteriorated badly. We are grateful that our road has been repaired, but we know that the current funds will not stretch far enough to fix all the roads that need it.
Other Orinda residents
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Dear Editor,

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the community for its support during the recent gas outage caused by the sinkhole in Moraga. Mother Nature can often create significant weather-related challenges, including gas and electric outages, and we know how tough this can be on families and businesses. In these situations, a coordinated response is key to safely and quickly restoring service to the
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Gas Station to be Demolished to Expand Safeway Parking
By Cathy Tyson
Attention Safeway shoppers: more parking are spaces coming soon.
Say goodbye to the Valero gas station at the corner of Mt. ...read

Is Going Green Worth the Green When Remodeling?
By Cathy Tyson
With Earth Day right around the corner, it's a time to reflect on how homeowners and apartment dwellers, along with the City of Lafayette, weigh the costs and benefits of making sustainable choices. Are ...read

Lafayette Festival Plants the Seeds to Save the Earth
By Cathy Tyson
Lafayette residents can celebrate the planet this weekend as the grassroots non-profit organization Sustainable Lafayette, along with the City of Lafayette and the Chamber of Commerce, are holding their 11th ...read
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Palos Colorados Finally Gets Green Light
By Sophie Braccini
It was a monumental moment when the Moraga City Council approved the final map of the Palos Colorados development.
Over 20 ...read

Town: Sinkhole Repairs Will Take Until September
By Sophie Braccini
Work to repair the sinkhole that formed over a month ago in Moraga is moving according to plan, but final repairs will not be made until fall.
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Moraga Road to be Three Lanes Between Draegger and Corliss
By Sophie Braccini
The decision is in. Moraga Road between Dragger and Corliss will be transformed into a three-lane thoroughfare with the addition of a left turn lane, and bicycle and pedestrian pathways.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Painting Not Authorized By City
By Victor Ryerson
You may be confused if you recently found a very official looking notice taped to your door or mailbox advising that - for the sum of $30 - you can have your home address painted on your curb.
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Melee Sparks Discussion of Short-term Rentals
By Victor Ryerson
A weekend party that turned violent, leaving one partygoer with life-threatening injuries, prompted Orinda Mayor Victoria Smith to request that the city council a review short-term rental properties in Orinda. ...read

Good Eats, Lively Fun Will be Served up at Orinda's 'Dining al Fresco'
Victor Ryerson
It's time again to sample all the good food Orinda has to offer.
The Orinda Chamber of Commerce annual restaurant tour, to be ...read
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Are Electric Cars Losing Their Charge?
Sinkhole May be Swallowing Local Businesses
Lafayette Police Blotter
Gas Station to be Demolished to Expand Safeway Parking
Is Going Green Worth the Green When Remodeling?
Lafayette Festival Plants the Seeds to Save the Earth
Final Downtown Creeks Meeting Will Offer Preview of Plans
Mayor Mitchell to Host City's First Fireside Chat
Moraga Police Blotter
Palos Colorados Finally Gets Green Light
Town: Sinkhole Repairs Will Take Until September
Campolindo Trees Removed for School's Landscape Facelift
Moraga Road to be Three Lanes Between Draegger and Corliss
Orinda Police Blotter
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Painting Not Authorized By City
Melee Sparks Discussion of Short-term Rentals
Good Eats, Lively Fun Will be Served up at Orinda's 'Dining al Fresco'
MOFD Directors Give Unexpected Kudos to ConFire Chief
New Wheels to Start Rollin' at Station 17 in Lafayette
Moraga Resident Cheats Death Thanks to MOFD Response
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Public Forum
Historic Moraga Barn is a Community Asset for New Local Business
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Local Residents Learn Importance of Composting
Gala to Give Glimpse of Carr Ranch Property
Book Chronicles Life in Cambodia's Killing Fields From a Local's View
Fair Trade Festival Held at SMC
Ritual Foods Like Charoset Mark Passover
'Peaceful Parenting' is a Hot Topic for Lamorinda Moms' Largest Forum
'Macbeth' Comes to Acalanes High
OIS Actors Bring Roald Dahl's 'Masterpeach' to Life
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary to Announce Wine Winners
Lafayette Girl Scouts Help
Girl Scouts Beautify Park
Annual Kapnek Fun Run Helps Fight AIDS in Zimbabwe
Danish Film Shows Human Side of 'A War'
Singing for 100 Years
Early Intervention Can Help Families Deal With Loved Ones' Memory Loss
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Spring Green Risotto
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Baseball Teams Have High Hopes as DFAL Ramps Up
Lacrosse Heavyweights Fighting for DFAL Supremacy
As League Play Begins, Softball Teams Face Uphill Battle
2015-2016 DFAL All League, Winter Sports
Campolindo Golf Continues Early-Season Success
Beyond the Garden Gate
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
Digging Deep
Campolindo Trees Removed for School's Landscape Facelift
By Cathy Dausman
Tree huggers have fewer trees to hug on the Campolindo High School campus after the Acalanes Union High School District removed 155 trees during the recent spring break, but the problem will be short-lived. ...read

'Macbeth' Comes to Acalanes High
Submitted By Mandy Chivers
The Acalanes Drama Dons will present "Macbeth" April 27, 28, 29 and 30 in the Performing Arts Center little theater.
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School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, May 11, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, May 9, at 6pm
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Lacrosse Heavyweights Fighting for DFAL Supremacy
By Karl Buscheck
As league play reaches the midway point, the Acalanes and Campolindo boys' lacrosse teams, both local powerhouses, are busy battling for the DFAL crown.
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As League Play Begins, Softball Teams Face Uphill Battle
By Alex Crook
Luck has not been kind to Lamorinda's high school softball programs lately. All three programs look to turn the page, however, as they embark on a brand new season.
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2015-2016 DFAL All League, Winter Sports
Boys' Basketball

Most Valuable Player: read
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Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School student Owen Pan will give an hour-long piano recital presented by Diablo Valley College, performing with . ...

The Lafayette Rotary Club’s Annual Concert at the Res will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Lafayette Reservoir stage. Pack a ...

Orinda Intermediate School’s Bulldog Theater presents “James and the Giant Peach JR.” at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 28 and 29 and 2 and 5 p.m. April 30 ...

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Gala to Give Glimpse of Carr Ranch Property
By Sophie Braccini
With its 600 acres of open hills, canyons, creeks, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, wildlife and its spectacular views of the East Bay, Carr Ranch is one of the most beautiful open space properties around. While ...read

Book Chronicles Life in Cambodia's Killing Fields From a Local's View
By Jennifer Wake
Most little girls spend their childhoods dancing in princess dresses or planning tea parties, but Chanbopha Oum, now known as Brenda Oum, co-owner of Papillon Gourmet Coffees in Lafayette, spent her childhood ...read

Ritual Foods Like Charoset Mark Passover
By Cathy Dausman
The Jewish holiday of Passover begins the evening of Friday, April 22 and ends the evening of Saturday, April 30.
"Passover is ...read

'Peaceful Parenting' is a Hot Topic for Lamorinda Moms' Largest Forum
By A.K. Carroll
Dr. Laura Markham is first and foremost a parent. Which made the renowned parenting expert's presentation in Lamorinda recently even more resounding, especially when she acknowledged, "Parents don't get enough ...read
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