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Published on July 22nd, 2020
New art installation at Moraga Commons brings added whimsy to the park
Situated among the trees along Moraga Road and between the two playgrounds stands a colorfully appliqu‚d utility box, entitled "Moraga Beauty," covered with various flowers and the town symbol - Bartlett pears.
By Vera Kochan


Published on July 22nd, 2020
Family Focus
Relationships can be strained during the best of times. Typically, most couples find ways both to spend time together and also to pursue separate interests and activities. With the onset of COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions, some couples have found their ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT


Published on July 22nd, 2020
PPP has saved downtown retail ... so far
Lamorinda businesses these past months have faced a difficult situation with opening, distancing, closing again, mask wearing and seeing a reduced number of clients than usual. With two waves of Paycheck Protection Program loans many are managing to keep their ...By Sophie Braccini


Published on July 8th, 2020
Larry Swindell now with the stars he loved so well
When Larry Swindell closed his eyes for the last time in his Moraga residence on June 23, a few days after his 91st birthday, one of the last witnesses and chroniclers of Hollywood's Golden Age was gone. Swindell had walked with Cary Grant, Colette Colbert, Carol ...By Sophie Braccini


Published on July 8th, 2020
International film showcase features two excellent murder mysteries
The International Film Showcase features one French and one Italian film this month. Not available on any other platform, these two diverse murder mysteries will bring suspense and intellectual pleasure into movie lovers' homes.
By Sophie Braccini


Published on July 8th, 2020
Lynn's Top Five
I hope Sheryl Crow's lyrics are a truth, that we are a little bit closer. Closer to a cure, to a vaccine, to a recovered economy, to valuing all human life, to empathy. The last time I wrote for this, our wonderful community paper, I was already planning my next ...By Lynn Ballou CFPr


Published on July 8th, 2020
Lamorinda Arts Council is more vibrant than ever - even online
Denise Nomura, who has been presiding over the Lamorinda Arts Council for about a year, remembers the shock and the period of wonderment that struck her and the group's board following the shelter-in-place order, which required a paradigm shift, since closing down was ...By Sophie Braccini


Published on July 8th, 2020
Neighbors gather in fellowship on the Fourth
With the cancellation of traditional Fourth of July festivities, Lamorinda neighbors found safe ways to reconnect while celebrating the birth of the nation. At one gathering on Gloria Court in Moraga, children decorated their bikes and scooters, parents took out ...By Sophie Braccini and Jennifer Wake


Published on June 24th, 2020
Does your health care advocate really know what you want?
Most of us have a health care directive, also known as the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Actually, everyone over the age of 18 should have one - life happens, and you want an advocate when it does!
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson


Published on June 24th, 2020
Local plans for 'virtual' Fourth of July celebration
Patriotism is alive and well in Lamorinda despite coronavirus restrictions. Moraga's annual family friendly Fourth of July celebration, traditionally held in the Moraga Commons Park has been reconfigured this year. Fireworks have been canceled along with all of the Fun ...By Vera Kochan


Published on June 24th, 2020
Return of normalcy ... a la goat
Hard-working goats were back the week of June 16, doing their part to help prevent fires by chomping their way through the vegetation on the Cancer Support Community's land next to the Lafayette Reservoir. ...By Pippa Fisher


Published on June 24th, 2020
A crack in the door: 'Live' art returns to Lamorinda
Much like in the spring when little flowers start poking their heads out of the ground, art projects are gently sprouting again in Lamorinda. A new painting was installed at the Moraga Commons Park, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette reopened alongside the Moraga ...By Sophie Braccini


Published on June 24th, 2020
Embracing European-style street dining in COVID era
The Lafayette City Council unanimously backed plans aimed at helping the city's restaurants stay afloat, with a multi-phase approach to expand outdoor dining options.
Following a ...
By Pippa Fisher


Published on June 10th, 2020
What will colleges look like in the fall?
When asked about the impacts of COVID-19 on college campuses, University of Virginia's President, Jim Ryan, nailed it in a recent Face the Nation interview: "College campuses are difficult and challenging places for contagious viruses." Soon after, as if to verify this ...



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