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Published on February 17th, 2021
GCCP presents 'Sphinx and Sitkovetsky' Feb. 28
Gold Coast Chamber Players continue its virtual concerts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 with "Sphinx and Sitkovetsky," the third of six Main Stage Virtual Concerts in 2021 that celebrate love and diversity.
Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen

Published on February 17th, 2021
Hastened by COVID, a test optional experiment is underway in college admission
The movement toward optional use of standardized tests dates back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges have moved in the same direction. This year, as the coronavirus interrupted SAT and ACT exam schedules, ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on February 17th, 2021
Healdsburg: A happy hamlet for escape
The farmer frequented feed stores that once surrounded Healdsburg's central, tree-shaded plaza have been replaced with wine tasting rooms and charming restaurants, yet the agricultural essence of this tiny Sonoma County town persists. Located at the crux of three ...By Fran Miller

Published on February 17th, 2021
SMC grad helps Numi Organic Tea make its global mark
Most would think working for an organic tea company would be all zen, without much strife. But when Brian Durkee, who was recently promoted to CEO after several years serving as the company's president, traveled around the world on behalf of Oakland-based Numi Organic ...By Vera Kochan

Published on February 17th, 2021
Elementary students make slow return to classrooms
After 11 long months, meeting after meeting, survey upon survey, plans and schedules developed and revised, guidelines given then changed, and opening dates aborted, it's finally a reality. Lamorinda schools are open for TK (transitional kindergarten) through sixth ...By Diane Claytor

Published on February 3rd, 2021
Celebrating women through books
The American Association of University Women Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette (AAUW-OML) Branch will hold a book fair through Feb. 28 with Orinda Books, featuring a collection of 21 titles of all genres celebrating women. The book fair will raise money for the $2,000 s ...By Bonnie Fend

Published on February 3rd, 2021
GCCP presents `Russian Valentine'
Surprise your Valentine with a heartwarming program of music for harp and viola. Gold Coast Chamber Players presents "Russian Valentine" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 and provides an intimate glimpse into the musical and romantic lives of two legendary Bay Area musicians, ...Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen

Published on February 3rd, 2021
Pet dental health
February is National Pet Dental Health Month sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA webpage shows an image of an ice floe, which is a perfect picture to understand that what we see above the surface - the crown of the tooth - is only ...By Mona Miller, DVM

Published on February 3rd, 2021
An experience that will last a lifetime
Dreams of vacations are filling our heads. It's been almost a year that we've been staring at the same walls of our homes, walking the same nearby trails, playing in the same neighborhood parks and getting food from the same local restaurants. By now, most of us are ...By Diane Claytor

Published on January 20, 2021
Lamorinda Idol winter finalists announced
Lamorinda Idol finalists in categories including kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eight grade and high school have been named by the Lamorinda Arts Council. There are over 90 entries, some individuals, some groups, competing ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 20, 2021
Gold Coast Chamber Players announce virtual concerts for 2021
Gold Coast Chamber Players continue their virtual concerts in 2021 with an ambitious series of six new programs. The 2020 Fall Series, Bach Shorts, featured leading Bay Area cellists in an intimate exploration of Bach's Cello Suites. Main Stage Concerts, which begins ...Submitted by Pamela Freund-Striplen

Published on January 20, 2021
Lynn's Top Five
I've received many inquiries these past few weeks from those who are concerned about Prop 19's provision regarding the transfer of their property tax basis to children and grandchildren with respect to certain properties such as vacation homes and rental investment ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr

Published on January 20, 2021
'Deconstruction:' Empowering cancer survivors through art
A very small group of family and friends will safely gather Jan. 24 to celebrate the 70th birthday of longtime Lafayette resident Joyce Mallonee. Sadly, she will not be in attendance. Mallonee died in October 2020 after courageously and gracefully battling cancer for ...By Diane Claytor

Published on January 6th, 2021
Local couple celebrates 60 years together
Gloria and Dick Marchick celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a Zoom party on Friday, Dec. 18. Dick, originally from Cheyenne, Wyo., and Gloria, a St. Louis native met at Washington University, St. Louis where he was a medical student and she was getting a ...

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