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Authors, artists invited to join inaugural `Art Embraces Words' event
Artists paint with color; writers paint with words - together they enrich our community. Emerging writers can read from their works, surrounded by visual art from local artists, at the Lamorinda Arts Council inaugural event, "Art Embraces Words," from 2 to 4 p.m. ...Submitted by Elana O'Loskey



Anti-anxiety medications for vet visits
This is the last of a four-part series addressing pets who are anxious (especially during veterinary visits), in which I will cover the specific topic of anti-anxiety medications.
For ...
By Mona Miller, DVM



Acclaimed film `Never Look Away' showing at Orinda and Rheem
The movie being shown as part of the International Film Showcase this month is certainly one of the best of the year - one to remember, one to savor, like a work of art. "Never Look Away" is a historical saga developing over a large part of the 20th century, rich in ...By Sophie Braccini



2019 SUMMER CAMPS and Classes
Academy of Language and Music Arts/ ALMA
www.alma-leap.com
Phone: (925) 254-5056




Celebrations
In their 2019 rankings of lawyers around the ...Submitted by Sohaila Braam



Cyclists endure 335-mile bike ride to help stamp out hunger
In the early morning hours of March 23, Moraga resident Tom Naab and two other brave souls, Mike Stewart and Rich Thurman, showed up with their bikes at the base of Tunnel Road in Berkeley to start what Naab had named Dihamumtam - a bike ride that covers the four major ...Edited by Jennifer Wake



Rossmoor Scholarships awarded to local students
A pair of Acalanes students, Ashley McClusky and Unubold Munkhold, won $3,000 scholarships from the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation to assist them with their college expenses.
The two ...
By John T. Miller



Pacific Chamber Orchestra: `Beethoven - The Heroic' this weekend
Pacific Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Lawrence Kohl, performs Beethoven's Eroica Symphony No. 3, Coriolanus Overture and the "Triple" Concerto with Trio Foss as soloists May 18-19.
Submitted by Lawrence Kohl



The history behind the cork oaks on SMC campus
Enquiring minds have wondered: How did there come to be 20 mature cork oak trees lining the entryway into Saint Mary's College, providing shade on the large expanse of lawn in front of the Chapel?
By John T. Miller



Travel
For the past five years I've driven back and forth to Santa Barbara countless times. I might stop in Paso Robles for lunch on the square, or perhaps in San Luis Obispo for a High Street Deli sub. But never have I passed over the mountains that divide Highway 101 with ...By Fran Miller



Cal Shakes' new season opens May 22
As the days become longer and the Orinda woods more enticing, Cal Shakes actors get ready to take over the verdant space of the Bruns Amphitheater for its 28th season. Executive Director Eric Ting and his team offer four plays this season, exploring traditional and ...By Sophie Braccini



Artisanal bakery rises in Moraga
Taking a leap of faith, Tom Kelly has quit his corporate job in financial services and started a bread business out of his home in Moraga. But Kelly looked before he leaped, for two years taking classes at the San Francisco Baking Institute on bread and viennoiserie ...By Sora O'Doherty



Local author examines family's experience with mental illness
Lafayette Library and Learning Center is featuring Lafayette resident Mark Lukach for the May author talk. Lukach's internationally bestselling memoir "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward" seems particularly apt at this time - this May is the 70th year that Mental Health ...By Pippa Fisher



The up and downside of AP courses
Depending on how your particular school treats AP classes, an AP class can be worth a full grade higher than the regular track class (that's how some students push their GPAs beyond the `perfect' 4.0). And even if your high school does not inflate AP grades, many ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.



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