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Four generations on one block
Betty Crawford, who at 90 years old still lives in the Saranap home she and her husband Cal purchased in 1956, says she is truly blessed to have her great-grandchildren moving in just three doors down from her house.
By John T. Miller



How to get the most from veterinary visits
I have written a few articles this year about how to make veterinary visits better for our furry friends, and I'd like to dedicate an article to the human owners, or caregivers - how can you make your veterinary visit work for you?
By Mona S. Miller, DVM




The majority of us will need senior care - what is your plan?
My husband and I were trying to remember the name of something we could describe but not label. We started to laugh, saying to each other, "Oh my - one of us has to stay put together," and, "If both of us lose our memory it will truly be a challenge for our family. We ...By Linda Fodrini-Johnson



Looking Good in Lamorinda
The buzzword in fashion this season is "sustainable," as consumers become aware of the negative impact clothing manufacturing has on the environment, including air and water pollution, overproduction and waste. According to Vogue magazine close to three-fifths of all ...By Moya Stone



'The Legend of Georgia McBride' - fun and acceptance at Town Hall Theatre
Opening its 75th anniversary season, Town Hall Theatre offers its audience a show that's part cabaret, part play: "The Legend of Georgia McBride." The story of Casey, a young father-to-be pushed by circumstance to become a drag queen at night and the difficulty he has ...By Sophie Braccini



`Aga' - an ode to a disappearing world
This month's presentation by the International Film Showcase brings to Orinda a gem from the North, "Aga," - the Bulgarian selection for this year's Oscar that is an ode to a vanishing world, the world of the Iakoutes whose country, the coldest inhabited region of the ...By Sophie Braccini



Cal Shakes closes its 2019 season with a powerful `Macbeth' in Orinda
"It is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/ Signifying nothing." The famous Macbeth quote resounds in the vast open space of the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda, where Cal Shakes is telling the tyrant's story, and suddenly it seems that the desperate words ...By Sophie Braccini



A new home for Nevada
Bobbie Landers' 27-year-old thoroughbred horse, Nevada, has finally been moved off the Pacific Gas and Electric Company land on which he had lived off Bear Creek Road. Landers had a lease on the land for 33 years, but early this year PG&E had informed her that they ...By Sora O'Doherty



Local student to represent Lamorinda in STEM competition
Campolindo High School freshman Isabelle Katz was recently selected as a Top 30 Broadcom Masters for the 2019 National Society for Science Competition, out of more than 2,300 entrants from all over the country. Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and ...By Jennifer Wake



100 years old, and going strong
In 1919 Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States. In the same year Germany and the Allied nations signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the First World War, Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for a record-setting ...By Pippa Fisher



Family Focus
We've all seen examples of how ugly and bitter divorces can be in movies and in reality. Vindictive behavior can range from manipulative and destructive to downright absurd. I know of one husband who slashed the tires on his soon-to-be ex-wife's car and smeared dog ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT



Volunteers needed to fight fire blight in Moraga pear orchard
Volunteers are needed to remove fire blight-damaged branches from the 106-year-old pear orchard adjacent to Joaquin Moraga School in Moraga, at 1000 Camino Pablo at Canyon, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The trees are doing better after several years of fire ...Submitted by Bobbie Preston



Walk, roll or run for a good cause
Las Trampas will hold its 10th Annual Walk n' Roll 1 mile or 5K event starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 with registration, breakfast and entertainment at Lafayette Plaza Park. Participants can choose between the 5K run route or the 1-mile walk and roll route, ...Submitted by Suzanne Pestal



Reducing single-use plastics
With school now in full swing, lunches abound with single use plastic bags and containers. While single-use plastic items are convenient, they can take centuries to biodegrade, and or end up in the ocean and break down into small, easily ingested pieces called ...By Garrett Leahy



Lamorinda well-represented in Sustainable Contra Costa Awards
When it comes to sustainability, and more exactly to the Sustainability Awards, Lamorinda folks are killing it! Of the seven recently announced winners, four have close connections to Lamorinda.
By Pippa Fisher



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