Lynn's Top Five
Socially Responsible Investing. Impact Investing. Sustainable Investing. And most recently, ESG Investing. In these current strained political times, more and more investors look more closely at their investment selections and discuss these options with their ...By Lynn Ballou CFP(r)
'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' at Orinda Theatre
Sometimes life is stranger then fiction. If your friends in Hollywood wrote a script about a popular author who starts forging signatures to pay her rent - no one would believe it. So, this is where the real-life story comes in and makes the new film "Can You Ever ...By Derek Zemrak
Is graduate school the sensible next step after college?
Some high school students know they want a graduate or professional degree even before they start their undergraduate years. Others do not consider it at all or decide they want an advanced degree much later in their college years or after they enter the workforce and ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD
It's natural to think of the Napa Valley as one 'place.' But the 30 north to south miles that comprise this verdant valley feature distinct towns, each with its own personality. At the northern most portion is Calistoga, the famous mud baths of which promote a laid ...By Fran Miller
'The Addams Family Young@Part' opens Dec. 6 at OIS
Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater proudly presents the musical, "The Addams Family Young@Part" Dec. 6-8 at OIS.
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams family, to be ...Submitted by Jeanette Lipp
Cycle Recycle returns
For the past 20 years, Moraga residents Bobbie and Tom Preston have been collecting repairable bikes to be refurbished and given to charitable groups to distribute at Christmas as part of Cycle Recycle. To date over 3,300 bikes have been collected. This year the ...
Hip-hop musician and filmmaker discusses his film, as well as issues of race and activism at SMC
When people in the Bay Area think of Saint Mary's College, a small private catholic college tucked away in the quiet cul de sac town of Moraga, funk-punk hip-hop musician and politically engaged independent filmmaker Boots Riley isn't the first person who springs to ...By Lou Fancher
Turkey Trot returns to MCC
Over 560 runners and walkers of all age groups, along with infants in strollers and pets, participated in the Turkey Trot Fun Run on Thanksgiving morning last year at the Moraga Country Club. This year is shaping up to be another resounding success, with a 5K Run/Walk ...By John T. Miller
Time Travel at Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre went back in time Nov. 3 at the Sun King's concert celebrating 50 years since the release of the Beatles' White Album.
Concertgoers came dressed as characters from the ...By Pippa Fisher
'The Guilty' - a unique thriller in Orinda and Moraga
"The Guilty" is a movie like very few others. Think Aristotelian drama: one place, one time, one action. Think redemption; think inner challenge and minimalist thriller. This is a piece of art from a form perspective, and a very successful suspense story that builds on ...By Sophie Braccini
Fears and anxieties in pets
There are many reasons why pets feel anxiety and exhibit fear, just as there are many reasons in humans. Some of these include individual chemical makeup or temperament; others are based on previous traumatic experiences. Some phobias are very specific - such as loud ...By Mona Miller, DVM
'Child, Disrupted' returns to the Rheem Theatre for an encore presentation
"Child, Disrupted," the winner of the 2018 Best Short Subject Documentary at the California Independent Film Festival, returns for five encore screenings Nov. 3 (3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Nov. 4 (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Filmmaker Krista Riihimaki will be in ...By Derek Zemrak
LLLC Exhibit features Lafayette artist
The Lafayette Public Art Committee welcomes its newest exhibit "Travels with an Artist" by Lafayette resident Helen Ann Licht, who shares her colorful paintings based on her many travels through India and Burma. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.
Submitted by Juliet Hansen
A walk to honor Jeanette Fritzky
Approximately 200 people gathered at the Moraga Commons Oct. 27 to walk in honor of former Council Member Jeanette Fritzky, raise money for the American Cancer Society, and increase awareness for the disease that claimed her life: lung cancer.