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Process launched to recruit new town manager
By Sophie Braccini
Moraga town manager Bob Priebe is adamant: He says that the snafu that followed the town's declaration of fiscal emergency and the questioning of staff's pay raises at the time have nothing to do with his resignation this month. The manager, who will be 66 in a few months, explains that the impact on his family life ...read
 
Correction: In our Sept. 6 article about Lafayette ambulance response times, we wrote: “... in 2016 AMR reported 1,710 ambulance calls into Lafayette at an average response time of 10 minutes and 37 seconds. In 2017 the number of calls reported by the Alliance into the city increased to 2,015, with an average response time of 8 minutes and 44 seconds.” The 1,710 AMR ambulance calls were from 2015, and the 2,015 Alliance ambulance calls were from 2016.
 

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The 90-year old Lafayette Reservoir tower slated for retrofit. Photo courtesy East Bay Municipal Utility District
State deems Lafayette icon seismically unstable
By Nick Marnell
The California Division of Safety of Dams released new classifications and assessments of its statewide jurisdictional dams, including the 22 owned by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. All of the EBMUD ...read

 
Lafayette determined to clean up commissions
By Pippa Fisher
Members of the public made their voices clear to the Lafayette City Council: It is time to clean up conflict of interest and unethical behavior in the commissions, specifically in the Design Review and ...read
Theresa Nevins Photos Gint Federas
Lamorinda girls volleyball preview
By Jon Kingdon
Coming off a very successful 2016 season with a state championship, Acalanes High School girls volleyball faces a real challenge to match that success having graduated four starters. Knowing that the Dons are ...read

 
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
Wherever you travel in California, you'll witness miles and miles of beautiful vineyards. Over 90 percent of all the wine made in America is produced in our golden state. The cultivation of Vitis vinefera ...read
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Request for signal evaluation from concerned citizen

Since reading about the fatal accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Moraga Boulevard and Moraga Road, I have looked at the operation of the traffic signal at that site. The intersection is a T intersection with Moraga Boulevard ending and turns to the right or left are the only options. As right turns can be made
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Response to letters about Lafayette and its city manager

In response to recent letters printed in a competing newspaper from a friend of the City Manager (CM), perhaps a few facts would help. Citizen groups oppose the City on numerous issues, including CM compensation ($360,000) and severance ($540,000+), which coincidentally are currently under review by the City Council.
Lafayette was a fine community long before the current CM took office. However, during...

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'Being Mortal' author focuses on what's important toward the end of life
By Pippa Fisher
With today's fastest growing segment of the population being 85 years old and up, there has never been a better time for planning how and on what terms one wants to live a full life through the "golden ...read

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce finds new digs after the fire
By Pippa Fisher
Nothing slows the energy of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, not even a catastrophic fire that burned the building down for a total loss. Now, rising from those ashes, the Chamber has announced its new home ...read

Longtime Lafayette resident gets Lifetime Award
By Pippa Fisher
The seeds for 15 years dedicated to conservation were sown in the Moraga Community Garden, at least for this year's Sustainable Contra Costa's Lifetime Award recipient, longtime Lamorinda resident, Kathryn ...read
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Surveillance cameras in Moraga confirmed for the end of the year
By Sophie Braccini
Chief of Police Jon King confirmed after receiving a $60,000 check from the Moraga Community Foundation that his team would install six new security cameras on Moraga's busy traffic arterials before the end of ...read

Country Club's new general manager Ron Haas
By Sophie Braccini
The Moraga Country Club has hired a consummate hospitality professional to replace Andrew Scott as general manager. Ron Haas is not boastful, but behind his ready wide smile one can detect the iron hand in the ...read

Sinkhole and Canyon Bridge on their way out
On Sept. 18 WC Maloney Inc. started preparation work for the removal of Canyon Bridge. On Sept. 20 the heavy duty equipment should arrive and demolition will begin. The first two days of the week were used to ...read
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Mayor in a minority of one on streetscape plan; traffic calming proposal postponed
By Sora O'Doherty
Although Orinda Mayor Eve Phillips voted against it, the rest of the city council fully supported approval of a draft letter seeking Measure J funds for the Orinda Streetscape Master Plan and allocation of ...read

Airbnb and the city of Orinda reach tax collection agreement
By Nick Marnell
Starting Oct. 1, Airbnb, a website that lists residences and rooms for short-term rental, will collect and remit to the city of Orinda its 8.5 percent transient occupancy tax on all eligible bookings in the ...read

The Year of the Czechs continues in Orinda with St. Wenceslas Festival
By Sora O'Doherty
It has been a year filled with Czech activities as Orinda joined with the Orinda-Tabor Sister City Foundation to celebrate the year of the Czechs in Orinda. On Sept. 29 the three-day St Wenceslas 2017 Czech ...read
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State deems Lafayette icon seismically unstable
Lafayette determined to clean up commissions
Process launched to recruit new town manager
Lafayette Police Blotter
'Being Mortal' author focuses on what's important toward the end of life
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce finds new digs after the fire
Winner of the 50th anniversary art contest
Moraga Police Blotter
Surveillance cameras in Moraga confirmed for the end of the year
Sinkhole and Canyon Bridge on their way out
Country Club's new general manager Ron Haas
Orinda Police Blotter
Mayor in a minority of one on streetscape plan; traffic calming proposal postponed
Airbnb and the city of Orinda reach tax collection agreement
The Year of the Czechs continues in Orinda with St. Wenceslas Festival
Meet visiting Czech student Marek Vybiral
Wagner Ranch Nature Area committee discusses future use at inaugural meeting
Orinda aims to help hurricane victims, teach empathy
Healy reflects on his years with MOFD
Higher costs and protracted completion date for MOFD Station 43
Spirited assistant chief takes over ConFire operations division
A somber ceremony at MCC
Letters to the Editor
Looking Good in Lamorinda
Longtime Lafayette resident gets Lifetime Award
Andersen initially opposes interim district attorney appointment
A few local politicos' best friends
Fun at Lafayette's 22nd Annual Art and Wine Festival
Rescuing Harvey's Pets
Walking, rolling, running - fundraising fun on the trail
Rotary trailer anything but campy
Positive Aging: Blueprint for Your Future?
AAUW Tech Trekkers thrilled by their experiences at STEM camp
Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley contributes to Moraga Rotary's All-Access Playground project
Japanese-American internment focus of OLLI course at LLLC
Documentary highlights search for toxic link to disease
Grab a pizza at Patxi's and help grant a wish
A forceful 'Measure For Measure' closes CalShakes' 2017 season
Orinda creeks are cleaner, thanks to volunteer effort
Walter Earle Cunha
College Advisor
Locals decry DACA's looming end
Get your olive on with this special salsa and Mediterranean BLT
Olive Salsa and Mediterranean BLTs
Moraga's Got Chalk!
New Community Theater at the Rheem
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
Lamorinda girls volleyball preview
High hopes for Gaels men's soccer
Rowing to Lithuania
Building on successes will be key for Gaels women's soccer
Karate Kids Score Big at Competition
Acalanes football goes to Florida
14U Sorcerer team goes undefeated in Modesto tournament
Campolindo High School Frosh girls' volleyball team wins tournament
Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Estate sales: a lifetime of belongings going, going ... gone
Feng Shui
College Advisor
By Elizabeth LaScala PhD
Beginning Oct. 1 college-bound families may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be approved for federal direct student loans as well as need-based scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. It ...read

Grab a pizza at Patxi's and help grant a wish
Submitted by Audrey Price
The Make-A-Wish Club at Campolindo High School will be hosting an "Eat for a Cause" fundraiser all day Sept. 26 at Patxi's Pizza, which will donate 10 percent of all their sales, excluding alcohol, catering ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7pm

Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7pm

Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7pm

Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
Monday, Oct. 9, at 6pm
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High hopes for Gaels men's soccer
By Gerardo Recinos
This season is going to be a journey for the Saint Mary's College men's soccer team - not just in the hyperbolic sports-speak sense of the word, but in actual miles traveled.

Rowing to Lithuania
By Jon Kingdon
Oakland Strokes members Kate Miles, a Campolindo High School senior, and Nikita Lilichenko, a recent Miramonte High School graduate and incoming Stanford freshman, made the 2017 Under 19 US Rowing National ...read

Building on successes will be key for Gaels women's soccer
By Gerardo Recinos
With the ebbs and flows of how the Saint Mary's College women's soccer team can sometimes perform on the pitch, patience will be a key virtue this season for the Gaels.
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The Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents its 3rd Annual Art Show and Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Lafayette Christian Church at 584 Glenside Dr., Lafayette. Twenty-four artists will ...

Orinda Starlight Players present Robert Merrill’s “Five-Door Farce” Through Sept. 29 in the Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way. Regular admission: $16; senior $8. Tickets are available at ...

Practical Advice for Those with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, a free lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 26 at Lafayette Physical Therapy located at 3468 Mount Diablo Boulevard Suite B110 in Lafayette. In ...

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Rescuing Harvey's Pets
By Sophie Braccini
When Liesl Peterson started seeing rescue operations in Houston on TV, her veterinarian eye immediately noticed that most people did not have pets with them. The realization was enough to send her searching ...read

Walking, rolling, running - fundraising fun on the trail
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette residents may notice a whole lot of fun happening on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail this weekend as Las Trampas takes to the trail for the Eighth Annual Walk n' Roll.

Rotary trailer anything but campy
By Cathy Dausman
Streamlined. Compact. Lightweight. Those words define a standard teardrop trailer, but when it is an artisan version handcrafted by Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary members, you can add "gorgeous" and "drop dead ...read

Positive Aging: Blueprint for Your Future?
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson
If you could design the final 10 to 20 years of your life, what would that look like? Do you see yourself traveling, healthy, learning and energetic? Or is it a life of body aches, illnesses, medications, less ...read
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