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Looking Good in Lamorinda
Eliza Jamkochian from Glamorous Boutique in Lafayette says, "There are so many options now" for this year's fall fashions. But to narrow it down, Lamorinda ladies are enjoying Jamkochian's new daywear additions, including denim jeans and jackets, cotton T-shirts, and ...By Moya Stone

Long road back for many businesses wiped out by Lafayette fire
The Lafayette Circle businesses destroyed by the July 13 fire have regrouped with varying degrees of success as of the beginning of September.
Marta Chavalas of Skincare by Marta moved ...
By Nick Marnell

Lynn's Top Five
The first day of school is the day my mom always called the real Mother's Day! So let's take advantage of some quiet moments and review my Top Five for this month, all of which share the theme of being kid related financial planning topics.
By Lynn Ballou CFP(r)

Tinkergarten underscores outdoor exploration, one muddy step at a time
What toddler doesn't love making mud pies, splashing through puddles or crawling around searching for bugs or digging for worms? That's what an East Coast couple thought in 2010 when they founded Tinkergarten, a program of classes exploring the outdoors through ...By Diane Claytor

SunShares program returns to Lafayette
For residents considering installing solar energy, the sunny city of Lafayette is once again making choices simpler and more affordable with the return of the SunShares program.
By Pippa Fisher

Community-based babysitting service connects Lamorinda parents with trusted caregivers
Date night. Reservations at a romantic restaurant have been made. But wait ... who's taking care of the kids? You have a long-planned girls' night out but, just your luck, your husband had to go out of town, or you were told about a last minute business dinner you have ...By Diane Claytor

Roughing It Day Camp celebrates 45 Years of happy campers
Horseback riding, kayaking and fishing are all activities that add to the charm and attraction of locally based Roughing It Day Camp, which has brought joy to kids and families across the Bay Area for generations.
By Lisi Burciaga

Moraga will streamline commercial permitting process
Moraga officials promised at a recent council meeting that it would take only three months to do what years of discussions could not achieve: streamlining the commercial permitting process. It took the determination of a property owner and the persuasion of the Moraga ...By Sophie Braccini

The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2017 was again seasonally strong with an increase in year over year closed sale activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. Supply continued to be low, pending were sales up, and the average sales price remained high in Lafayette, ...By Conrad Bassett

Lynn's Top Five:
About this time of year families are often scrambling to keep kids occupied, while still having money in the bank to pay for the school supplies needed in just two short months. When the chlorine at the pool gets to be too much, or you are between camps, here are five ...By Lynn Ballou

Contaminants creep up but water still safe in Lafayette
Following a flurry of media reports and alarm on social media about increased contaminants in local water, should Lafayette residents be worried their drinking water might cause cancer?
By Pippa Fisher

Steve Benjamins, the man who works slowly
Steve Benjamins lives on another planet, one where timelessness and quality reign. In our world where impermanence is everywhere, he talks about musical instruments made to last centuries.
By Sophie Braccini

Loto Rickman named Moraga's Employee of the Month
Loto Rickman, the assistant director of the Moraga Royale Senior Living Community in Moraga, has been named the Moraga Employee of the Month for April.
Rickman has served Moraga ...
Submitted by Kevin Reneau

Keep horsing around with the help of these local equestrian shops
Three saddlery, tack, and bridle stores, with three different stories, have been created in the Lamorinda area to serve the robust equestrian community here.
Horsing Around
By John T. Miller

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