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Zonehaven Evacuation Platform Training Photos courtesy MOFD
Lamorinda runs a successful virtual evacuation information drill
By Sora O'Doherty
Nearly 1,800 Lamorinda residents responded to a survey, part of a drill to see how communications would work in the event of a fire requiring evacuation of residents in Lamorinda on Sept. 10. The drill was a joint effort by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the three Lamorinda police departments, the Contra Costa Community Warning System and Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Lamorinda Area Radio Interest Group (LARIG). On Sept. 10, the agencies set up the exercise from 7 to 8 a.m. At 8 a.m. there was a briefing, and the exercise commenced ...read

Food, wine, art, and music were enjoyed by throngs of festival goers Sept. 17 and 18. Peter Pan Foundation singers Jordyn Foley, Leticia Bennett and William Foon (pictured middle left) performed Sept. 17 at the Festival. Photos Jeff Heyman
25th Art & Wine Festival brings Lafayette to life
By Jennifer Wake
For the past 25 years, give or take a few years off for a pandemic, the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival has drawn up to 85,000 people to the downtown core for two days of music, food, art booths and fun. This ...read

 
Election forums offer opportunity to question candidates
By Jennifer Wake
None of the three organizations endorse or oppose any candidates.
At press time only three of the six candidates for the ...read
Miramonte JV players Grant Jedick, right, and Gabon Levesque, left, keep hydrated during the recent heat wave. Photo Ann Murphy
Playing through the heat wave
By Jon Kingdon
Under conditions that could be described as biblically hot, the high schools and Saint Mary's College were forced to make concessions to the heat in many ways. Practices were shortened, postponed, canceled, or ...read

An abundance of nutritious fresh vegetables. Photo Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Delicious Autumn! My soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive Autumns." ~ George Eliot
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A moderate's take on what is needed for the Lafayette School Board

To fellow residents who may also be in political limbo: the past two years have been a roller coaster with prior perspectives possibly in flux. That has certainly been my experience and perhaps yours. And it's OK.
So you know, I'm a
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In support of Lind, Larsen for Lafayette School District board

I am writing to ask for your support in voting for Sarah Lind and Neils Larsen in the upcoming election for the Lafayette School Board.
I have a son...

Shapiro for Moraga Town Council

We're writing to express our strong support for David Shapiro for Moraga Town Council. We have known David for over a decade, and he offers indispensable skills to the Council: he is thoughtful, respectful, and even-keeled...

Support for Steven Danziger

As a 50 year resident I have seen many changes in our area. One of the most dramatic has been the amount of property clearing along evacuation routes. The MOFD Chief and Fire Board have done a great job...


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Creeks Committee outlines accomplishments, next steps
By Lou Fancher
Members of the Lafayette Creeks Committee presented to the city council on Sept. 12 a report on progress made by the committee and the goals set as it moves forward and brings the city's Downtown Creeks ...read

LLLC Drag Queen Storytime simultaneously celebrated & protested
By Sharon K. Sobotta
Fifteen-year-old "Laurie" stood in the middle of two groups of demonstrators - one side with rainbow colors and signs with messages like "drag queens are fabulous" and "love is louder," and the other with ...read

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CCTA updates council on its programs, projects and vision for the future
By Vera Kochan
"Connecting Communities" was the theme for Contra Costa Transportation Authority Executive Director Tim Haile's Sept. 14 town council meeting update.
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Town council approves $250K contribution to JMLT for Harvey Ranch acquisition
By Vera Kochan
Hoping to preserve a 143-acre section of the Harvey Ranch in Moraga and create a 15,500-acre natural area by connecting the three protected landscapes of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, San Leandro Watershed ...read

Town of Moraga submits letter for inclusion into county's Time Capsule
By Vera Kochan
About 60 years ago, Contra Costa County's then, newly constructed Administration Building at 651 Pine Street in Martinez had a time capsule placed in its tower. The time capsule was accepted during the Sept ...read
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Czech teen gymnast loving time in Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Sofie Flaskova, a 16-year-old visiting student from the Czech Republic, is thoroughly enjoying her time in Californa. "I'm not homesick," she proclaimed in an interview with the Lamorinda Weekly, saying that ...read

Lease on Orinda Theatre extended for another five years
By Sora O'Doherty
Derek Zemrak and Leonard Pirkle, who have operated the Orinda Theatre for the last 12 years, recently renegotiated a five-year extension of their lease on the building, which was scheduled to expire in ...read

Orinda City Council honors Anne J. Parr for nearly a half century of art classes
By Sora O'Doherty
At the recommendation of city staff and the instigation of Orinda City Council member Amy Worth, Orinda has decided to mount a plaque honoring Anne J. Parr for nearly 50 years of teaching art classes to ...read
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25th Art & Wine Festival brings Lafayette to life
Election forums offer opportunity to question candidates
Creeks Committee outlines accomplishments, next steps
LLLC Drag Queen Storytime simultaneously celebrated & protested
CCTA updates council on its programs, projects and vision for the future
Town council approves $250K contribution to JMLT for Harvey Ranch acquisition
Town of Moraga submits letter for inclusion into county's Time Capsule
Czech teen gymnast loving time in Orinda
Lease on Orinda Theatre extended for another five years
Orinda City Council honors Anne J. Parr for nearly a half century of art classes
Lamorinda runs a successful virtual evacuation information drill
Lafayette Police Blotter
Orinda Police Blotter
Letters to the editor
BART celebrates 50 years with two of its stations in Lamorinda
New eatery in Rheem dishes up Cal-Mex cuisine
New SMC exhibit explores authenticity in the art world
Sweet Thursday Author Series presents Debbie Chinn
Roasted Tomato and Pepper Romesco Sauce perfect for pasta or pita chip dip
Our feathered friends
MCF presents $100K check to Town at Pear and Wine Festival
MEF funds new elementary science program
'Triptychs' features black & white photos by Jeff Heyman at Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre Gallery
Eric Gregerson
Katherine Marie Cooper (Meyers) Morgan
Playing through the heat wave
Orinda golfer's success acknowledged on and off the course
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Shedding light on LED lighting
MEF funds new elementary science program
By Jenn Freedman
The Moraga School District has launched a new elementary science program this fall with the help of a generous grant from the Moraga Education Foundation (MEF). The program adds two new dedicated, credentialed ...read

Czech teen gymnast loving time in Orinda
By Sora O'Doherty
Sofie Flaskova, a 16-year-old visiting student from the Czech Republic, is thoroughly enjoying her time in Californa. "I'm not homesick," she proclaimed in an interview with the Lamorinda Weekly, saying that ...read
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Playing through the heat wave
By Jon Kingdon
Under conditions that could be described as biblically hot, the high schools and Saint Mary's College were forced to make concessions to the heat in many ways. Practices were shortened, postponed, canceled, or ...read

Orinda golfer's success acknowledged on and off the course
By Jon Kingdon
Tiger Woods described golf as "A lonely sport." For many professional and amateur golfers, such is the case. For Orinda resident, Matthew Lin, it's quite the opposite. Golf has allowed him to succeed on the ...read

Playing through the heat wave
By Jon Kingdon
Under conditions that could be described as biblically hot, the high schools and Saint Mary's College were forced to make concessions to the heat in many ways. Practices were shortened, postponed, canceled, or ...read
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New SMC exhibit explores authenticity in the art world
By Vera Kochan
Fakes, forgeries and imitations. Does the average art lover know how to spot them? Most likely not, because oftentimes even the experts have been duped by near-perfect copies of "the real thing," much to their ...read

Our feathered friends
By Toris Jaeger
I don't know about you, but I am so inspired by the birds we see in our backyards, our community and our open space areas in Lamorinda. We can count on them to be the species we see and enjoy during the ...read

Roasted Tomato and Pepper Romesco Sauce perfect for pasta or pita chip dip
By Susie Iventosch
Romesco sauce is a perfectly delicious roasted tomato and pepper sauce originating from the Catalonia region in northeastern Spain. It's most commonly used as a sauce to accompany fish or meat, but we also ...read

'Triptychs' features black & white photos by Jeff Heyman at Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre Gallery
By Jennifer Wake
The City of Lafayette's Public Art Committee has selected "Triptychs," a collection of 36 black and white photographs by East Bay photographer Jeff Heyman, for exhibit at the Town Hall Theatre Gallery in ...read
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