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Coyote crime wave subsides over the holidays
By Nick Marnell
After three high-profile attacks on humans by a renegade coyote this year, reported coyote sightings diminished over the holiday season. One local resident caught sight of a coyote Jan. 3 running in downtown Lafayette, but no further attacks were reported. A bloodthirsty coyote was determined through DNA evidence to have bitten three individuals in Lamorinda ...read



First responders receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine
By Nick Marnell
More than 350 first responders received the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 28 at a drive-in event hosted in Concord by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The clinic is one of four ...read

Loyal customers called the news of El Charro's imminent closure "devastating" as large numbers waited in line Dec. 30 for a final chance to enjoy the Mexican food. Photo Pippa Fisher
El Charro in Lafayette closes its doors after 73 years
By Pippa Fisher
In an announcement on social media, Lafayette's long-established Mexican restaurant shared that it would be closing its doors for good.
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Status of high school sports remains in flux
By Jon Kingdon
The California Interscholastic Federation announced on July 29 that for the 2020-21 school year, due to the coronavirus, there would be a modified season of sport schedules for the 10 CIF sections, 1,705 ...read

Add acanthus to your landscape for lush greenery and interesting spring floral spikes. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right!"~ Oprah Winfrey

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Marechal Duncan - the heart of Lafayette history
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette lost a beloved member of the community with the recent passing of Marechal Duncan at age 98.
It wasn't just that ...read

Lafayette resumes its Business Assistance Program
By Pippa Fisher
The City of Lafayette is once again offering one-on-one help to its local businesses and nonprofits in navigating through the maze of loans and funds to help them identify which assistance programs might be ...read

Dr. Fauci talks with Lafayette council member, says light at end of tunnel
By Pippa Fisher
`Twas the night before Christmas . otherwise known as Dr. Anthony Fauci Day in Lafayette.
The honor was bestowed on the famous ...read
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Council recommends garbage collection rate hike
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga Town Council Dec. 9 quietly recommended a 6.75% garbage collection rate increase for residents starting in March. The recommendation passed unanimously with no council discussion or public input.read

Expansion in the works for Moraga Country Club
The Moraga Country Club received a green light during the Planning Commission's Dec. 7 meeting for a request to expand its facilities. Included in the plans is a new 6,600-square-foot fitness facility, a new ...read

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Experienced team moves forward with Orinda governance
By Sora O'Doherty
Mayor Amy Worth commenced her fifth term as mayor of Orinda in 2020, assisted by Vice Mayor Dennis Fay. Fay is new to the city council, but served for many years on the recently disbanded Citizen's In ...read

Orinda, Moraga farmers markets thrive during pandemic
By Sora O'Doherty
The year 2020 was when the Orinda farmers market went to year-round operation. When the change was introduced, no one expected 2020 to be the year of the great pandemic. But shoppers at both the Orinda and ...read

Changes in the MOFD executive and management ranks
By Nick Marnell
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District reshuffled its executive team in December and also announced the elevation of a fire captain to battalion chief.
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First responders receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine
El Charro in Lafayette closes its doors after 73 years
Lafayette resumes its Business Assistance Program
Marechal Duncan - the heart of Lafayette history
Dr. Fauci talks with Lafayette council member, says light at end of tunnel
Sustainable inclusion project a win-win-win
Council recommends garbage collection rate hike
Expansion in the works for Moraga Country Club
Experienced team moves forward with Orinda governance
MOFD releases draft of Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Changes in the MOFD executive and management ranks
Coyote crime wave subsides over the holidays
Lafayette Police Blotter
Moraga Police Blotter
Orinda, Moraga farmers markets thrive during pandemic
Baked jalapeno poppers the perfect starter for the New Year
Santa and his elf bring much joy to Rheem Valley Manor neighborhood
Family Focus
Lafayette 'Men's Book Club' fights food insecurity
Moraga Lions and Muffin People honor volunteers during pandemic
Local couple celebrates 60 years together
John Michael Reidenbach
Status of high school sports remains in flux
Million-yard swim marathon fundraiser concludes successfully
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
Sustainable inclusion project a win-win-win
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette school kids are channeling their creative talents, learning leadership skills, and making the community more welcoming and inclusive all while keeping a significant amount of trash out of landfill. ...read

Status of high school sports remains in flux
By Jon Kingdon
The California Interscholastic Federation announced on July 29 that for the 2020-21 school year, due to the coronavirus, there would be a modified season of sport schedules for the 10 CIF sections, 1,705 ...read
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Status of high school sports remains in flux
By Jon Kingdon
The California Interscholastic Federation announced on July 29 that for the 2020-21 school year, due to the coronavirus, there would be a modified season of sport schedules for the 10 CIF sections, 1,705 ...read

Million-yard swim marathon fundraiser concludes successfully
By Jon Kingdon
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and you eat an elephant a bite at a time. In January, David Miller took the first of approximately 740,000 strokes in his quest to swim a million yards ...read

 
 
 
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Orinda, Moraga farmers markets thrive during pandemic
By Sora O'Doherty
The year 2020 was when the Orinda farmers market went to year-round operation. When the change was introduced, no one expected 2020 to be the year of the great pandemic. But shoppers at both the Orinda and ...read

Baked jalapeno poppers the perfect starter for the New Year
By Susie Iventosch
A friend served these tasty baked jalape§o poppers for hors d'oeuvres one night and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The novelty of adding chorizo to the cheese filling and wrapping them in bacon made them pretty ...read

Santa and his elf bring much joy to Rheem Valley Manor neighborhood
By Diane Claytor
Before heading back to the North Pole to clean up his workshop, or traveling to the warm beaches of Florida for a well-deserved rest, Santa made one more trip through Moraga's Rheem Valley Manor on Christmas ...read

Family Focus
By Margie Ryerson, MFT
"Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude."~ Roy T. Bennett, "The Light in the Heart"
Here's to a happier new year in ...read
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