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Published on September 1st, 2021
Hacienda's kitchen walls depict works of art
You'd be hard pressed to find anyone living in Moraga who hasn't at one time or another visited the Hacienda de Las Flores. However, how many folks can say that they've actually been inside the kitchen? What stands out the most are the beautifully painted tiles ...By Vera Kochan

Published on September 1st, 2021
Lafayette Community Garden celebrates 10 years at open house
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center will celebrate its 10th year with a Community Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. The free event will focus on indigenous culture and feature two inspirational speakers - Jim `Doc' Hale and ...Submitted by Jennifer Russell

Published on September 1st, 2021
Family FocuS
"Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be." ~ Michael Josephson
By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on September 1st, 2021
Residents gather to bid plant farewell after spiky sign of its demise arrives
Lafayette residents Pam King Palitz and Dr. Albert Palitz have had a large agave plant in their front yard for the past 15 to 20 years, but when a small spike emerged from the plant's center core in May, they knew the end was near. Called an "asparagus death spear" ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on September 1st, 2021
Paving a path to freedom in Lafayette
When Sunita Shastri arrived in Lafayette four years ago in search of a better education for her boys, Shreyansh (9) and Hridhansh (6), she only dreamed of finding her own freedom.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

Published on September 1st, 2021
Orinda Classic Car Show returns on Sept. 11
The 17th Orinda Classic Car Show will return to a more usual in-person format on Sept. 11, displaying approximately 200 automotive classics from all ages. The show, which will feature a tribute to vintage emergency vehicles and first responders who daily risk their ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 18th, 2021
'Antigone' - a resounding Greek tragedy transposed to modern day Canada
In 441 B.C. Sophocles wrote and produced with great success the play "Antigone," based on the myth of Oedipus' daughter who defied authorities to honor her outlawed dead brother, risking her life in doing so. This version, blending in with today's social reality, set ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on August 18th, 2021
LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series features author Julie Lythcott-Haims
The years 2020 and 2021 and lessons they have taught if nothing else, shout out: "It's time to grow up and act like an adult!" If that sounds like a quote from a parent to an adolescent or words directed to older Gen Zs (people born between 1997 and 2012) who are slow ...By Lou Fancher

Published on August 18th, 2021
Backstage at Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre
In 1914 the Town Hall Theatre - the "oldest continuously active theatre company in Contra Costa County," according to its website - offered its first event: a Grand Ball.
Additional such ...
By Vera Kochan

Published on August 18th, 2021
Family Camp Out event brings a little bit of the wilderness to Moraga
Rancho Laguna Park played host to another one of the summertime town events organized by the Parks and Recreation Department. Family Camp Out was held Aug. 14-15 for the sixth time. The annual event, like so many others, was skipped last year due to COVID-19 m ...By Vera Kochan

Published on August 4th, 2021
Building community two wheels at a time
It's a dream lots of people have: quit the corporate grind, team up with a good friend, and start a business devoted to something you love. With the recent opening of First Mile Cycle Works, a new retail and repair shop located on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, two Lamorinda ...By Jeff Gomez

Published on August 4th, 2021
Hopscotch squares span nearly quarter mile, thanks to local girls' efforts
A pair of neighborhood girls drew a 1,000 square hopscotch pattern in the asphalt on their quiet street in Lafayette. Annie Andres, 11, and Fiona Greenaway, 12, used Crayola Sidewalk Chalk to draw the hopscotch game in rainbow patterns.
By John T. Miller

Published on August 4th, 2021
Moraga Art Gallery enlivens East Bay art scene
To celebrate its full-time return to ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft

Published on August 4th, 2021
Live-ish theater returns to Orinda
The Orinda Starlight Village Players are delighted to be back providing live entertainment in Orinda's Community Park, starting Aug. 6. Although the events will be in person, the plays won't be fully produced but will be read by actors from scripts. This is a first ...By Sora O'Doherty

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