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Photo at left is station 43's old home from 1952 - 2016 . The rendering at right shows the new station. Image provided
Station 43 Firefighters Take First Steps To New Home
By Nick Marnell
The rebuild of Moraga-Orinda Fire District fire station 43 takes its first evident step Aug. 8 when the district shuts down the Via Las Cruces station and moves the crew into temporary quarters nearby in the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church parking lot. A flyer announcing the move was mailed in July to more than 1,200 parcels that reside in the station 43 first-due area of north Orinda.
Before the building can be razed, the asbestos must be completely removed ...read


Longtime MOFD director Fred Weil, second from left, has been an advocate for fairness. Photo Nick Marnell
Weil Will Not Run for Reelection in November
By Nick Marnell
Moraga-Orinda Fire District director Fred Weil stunned the audience at the July 20 district board meeting when he announced that he will not seek reelection to his Division 2 seat in November.
"It is important that a board member be fully committed to a four-year term without distraction, and I am not in a position ...read



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A long freight train hauled by an impressive mallet steam locomotive rounds a bend on the Los Arabis Creek garden railroad. Photo Victor Ryerson
Trains Roar Through Lafayette's Happy Valley
By Victor Ryerson
The Los Arabis Creek Railway Company is not your average railroad. Although its long freights and flashy passenger trains wind along a creek and through the trees of Lafayette's Happy Valley, nobody is ...read

Larry Olson Photo Cathy Dausman
Lamorinda Limelight: Larry Olson
By Cathy Dausman
Larry Olson has worn so many hats in his adult life it is a wonder you can see his face. The soft spoken Orinda man with a voice reminiscent of longtime Disney narrator Rex Allen claims to be retired, although ...read
Two-time Olympian and Lafayette native Anthony Fahden. Photos provided
Acalanes Grad to Row at Second Olympics Games
By Karl Buscheck
When Dana Hooper first met Anthony Fahden back in 2002, he would never guessed that the young rower would go on to become a two-time Olympian.
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Before staging. Photo courtesy Sarah Kellar, Dana Green Team
Setting the Stage for a Home Sale
By Cathy Dausman
You need a bigger home; you want a smaller home; you need to live in a different location. For whatever reason, you've decided to sell your home. You've hired a real estate agent and signed a contract. The ...read
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Clarifying Position on Playground

I want to clarify my position on the Special Needs Playground in Moraga. If you read the article in the Lamorinda Weekly July 13, you were given the impression I was not in favor of the playground at Rancho Laguna. On the contrary, I had no strong feeling on the location. My main concern was that the playground equipment was not going to be installed with the existing structures but be on the opposite side of the park.
My motivation
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Dear Editor,

This is in response to last issue's Letter to the Editor about Womenpriests. It is my hope that providing some information may soothe the writer's feelings of being offended.
There are many different Catholic churches, each living their particular beliefs and traditions in an effort to "follow Jesus." Examples include: Roman Catholic, Eastern, Orthodox, and Anglican Communion. In the U.S., additional Catholic
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Dear Editor,

As you may know, the Lamorinda Spirit Van Program provides rides for older Lamorinda residents, ages 60 and up, so they can attend to medical and personal appointments, shopping, errands, social events, enrichment
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Lafayette Website Offers Peek into Major Projects
By Cathy Tyson
Who doesn't want to know about major construction projects in Lafayette?
Seeking to answer questions about projects that are ...read

More Public Parking Coming Downtown
By Cathy Tyson
With very little drama, the city was able to purchase the Oak Bridge Parking lot and an adjacent small parcel located at the corner of Golden Gate Way and First Street, with money that was already in the ...read

Lafayette Seeking City Council Candidates
By Cathy Tyson
Want to serve Lafayette residents and are available on the second and fourth Monday nights of the month? The City of Lafayette has announced that nomination papers for three seats on the city council will be ...read
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Town Hopes to Start Culvert Repair by mid-August
By Sophie Braccini
Repair of the Moraga sinkhole will depend on the California Department of Transportation's speedy approval of the town's plans and permits of the repair of the Laguna Creek culvert.
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Town Council Endorses All-access Park at Commons
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Council unanimously endorsed the universal design playground benefitting all children of all abilities that the Rotary has offered to donate to the town.
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Planning Commission Stalemate Stalls Moraga Center Homes
By Sophie Braccini
Developer City Ventures met a hurdle on its way to building 36 condominiums along Moraga Way - the Moraga Planning Commission failed to approve its general conceptual plan (GDP) and tentative map.
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Capital Improvements Highlight Orinda's Budget
By Sora O'Doherty
Orinda adopted what may be its largest appropriations budget ever on July 5. The city's capital improvement plan (CIP) accounts for almost $16 million of the $18,241,511 expenditures and includes two new ...read

Orinda's New Library Manager is One for the Books
By Sora O'Doherty
Linton Weeks once wrote that, "In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim." Orinda's new Senior Community Library Manager Sierra Campagna hopes that ...read

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Trains Roar Through Lafayette's Happy Valley
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Lafayette Police Blotter
Lafayette Website Offers Peek into Major Projects
More Public Parking Coming Downtown
Senior Symposium 'Aging by Design' Set for Aug. 6
Lafayette Seeking City Council Candidates
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Moraga Police Blotter
Town Hopes to Start Culvert Repair by mid-August
Town Council Endorses All-access Park at Commons
Planning Commission Stalemate Stalls Moraga Center Homes
Orinda Police Blotter
Capital Improvements Highlight Orinda's Budget
Orinda's New Library Manager is One for the Books
Station 43 Firefighters Take First Steps To New Home
Weil Will Not Run for Reelection in November
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Reem's Steaks Brings Philly to Orinda
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Lamorinda Struck with Pokemon Fever
Moraga Gallery Exhibit Showcases Unique and Beautiful Porcelain and Quilts
Children's Fashion Show Highlights Their Own Creativity and Individuality
Kiwanis Club Honors Graduating Seniors From Local High Schools
Girl Scouts Beautify Del Rey Campus
Lafayette Rotary Supports Three Local Charities With $5,000 Each
Town Hall Theatre Awarded Major Grant from Lesher Foundation
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Setting the Stage for the Lamorinda Idols
Acalanes Grad to Row at Second Olympics Games
Orinda Aquatics Host Junior Olympics at Soda Center
2015-2016 Girls DFAL All League, Spring Sports
Lamorinda Girls Lacrosse Club Finishes Successful 2016 Spring Season
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Water Polo Team Wins Bronze
Moraga Valley Pool Takes First Place at Annual Mini Meet
MBA 9U All-star Team Takes All World Summer Shootout
Orinda 8U All-Star Basball Team Wins Dale Wilson Tournament
MBA Mavericks 11U Capture Summer Breeze Tournament
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Family Focus
By Margie Ryerson
Lately, more couples have been coming in for therapy reporting feeling emotionally distant from each other. They are hard-working, in an outside job or in the home, and are devoted to their children's ...read

Girl Scouts Beautify Del Rey Campus
Submitted by Yuka Akera
Junior Girl Scouts in fifth grade at Del Rey Elementary, Troop 32450, decided to use its Bronze Award project to beautify the Del Rey elementary school campus by decorating the new chain link fence that was ...read
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Orinda Aquatics Host Junior Olympics at Soda Center
By Karl Buscheck
Orinda Aquatics had so many athletes competing in the Junior Olympics Meet that co-head coach/founder Ron Heidary was stumped when asked to highlight his star swimmers.
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2015-2016 Girls DFAL All League, Spring Sports
Softball
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Megan Bowers (Mi ...read

Moraga Valley Pool Takes First Place at Annual Mini Meet
Submitted by Amy Campbell
This year's 46th annual Mini Meet, hosted by Meadow Swim and Tennis Club, took place on Sunday, July 17. Over 500 swimmers ages 8 and under from nine separate Orinda Moraga Pool Association (OMPA) clubs ...read
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The new Lafayette Library Art Gallery Exhibit features oil paintings by Geoff Meredith, pastels and watercolors by Dalia Alekna, and ceramics by Olga Jusidman. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31. ...

Orinda Summer Concerts in the Park Series continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Orinda Aug. 2: Spill the Wine, Soul/Rock/Funk/R&B with Streetdogs ...

Calling all Makers, Tinkerers, Creators and DIYers: Celebrate the Summer of S.T.E.A.M. from 10 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. Demonstrations ...

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Lamorinda Struck with Pokemon Fever
By Adam Blake
Whether it's at the Lafayette Park Plaza, the Orinda Library, or the Moraga Commons, herds of gamers can be seen roving the community in pursuit of virtual creatures on their smartphones. The PokÇmon Go craze ...read

Moraga Gallery Exhibit Showcases Unique and Beautiful Porcelain and Quilts
By Kara Navolio
The Moraga Art Gallery is hosting the "Porcelain Poetry/Textile Treasures" show through Aug. 13. The show features two Bay Area artists: ceramicist Donna Arganbright and Denise Oyama Miller's work in ...read

Children's Fashion Show Highlights Their Own Creativity and Individuality
By Sophie Braccini
Isabel Azam held its second kids fashion show on July 20 in the Pavilion of the Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga. The concept is original, having little girls choose their own pattern and fabrics and having ...read

Setting the Stage for the Lamorinda Idols
By Sophie Braccini
The Lamorinda Arts Council made it a complete family treat at the Orinda Community Park recently, offering craft and art activities for kids, family picnics on the lawn provided, if desired, by a food truck, ...read
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