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Tatzin not running for re-election
By Pippa Fisher
After 33 years serving on the Lafayette City Council, Mayor Don Tatzin has announced that he will not be running for re-election after his term expires in November. Tatzin ...read

Students jam together at Modern Tones Music Studio. Photos provided
Modern Tones - unique recording facility opens in Lafayette
By Pippa Fisher
Tucked away, but still close to downtown, a world-class, musical gem has popped up in Lafayette. The Modern Tones Music Studios offers music instruction and so much more. "We are unique in the Bay Area," says the studio's owner Jacob Light as he explains their objective ...read


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Bill Lew, 2018 Veteran of the Year, (second from right) enjoys the patriotic music at a previous "Tribute to the Troops" event. Photo provided
Annual twilight concert honors active and former military
By Pippa Fisher
One of the best times to support and honor active military, reserves, veterans and Gold Star Families is on the heels of America's most patriotic of holidays, when the country celebrates its independence. And ...read

It all starts here Photo Nick Marnell
ADA complaints and lawsuits on the rise in Lafayette
By Nick Marnell
Lawsuits against Lafayette businesses for violations of accessibility regulations have increased over the past two years, but there is one relatively simple fix a business can implement in order to decrease ...read
Claire Steele Photo Gint Federas
On her way to Lehigh, Claire Steele stands tall on and off the court
By Jon Kingdon
Like so many others in the Lamorinda area, Claire Steele began her athletic career at a young age participating in a number of sports. Steele began playing basketball in kindergarten with the Orinda Youth ...read

Photo John T. Miller
Neighborhood fun on the Fourth
By John T. Miller
Organizing a Fourth of July neighborhood block party has become a popular way to commemorate our nation's independence, and one of the most long-lasting and popular gatherings in the Lamorinda area has been ...read
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MOFD Funding

Regarding your June 27 article "MOFD projects a strong fiscal year ahead." Kudos to the MOFD Board for finally making the tough call to start funding the District's under-funded employee retirement plans. We cannot pass on this debt to our children and grandchildren. How a little district with 70 employees can get tens of millions of dollars in debt is mind boggling. If it was correctly reported, and I do not doubt that it was, that the decision to start significantly funding the
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Lafayette City Hall

The City Council of Lafayette has been using General Fund monies to purchase property and then selling the property with all the proceeds of the sale being placed in a special fund for a new city hall. As an example, the Council approved


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Lafayette prepares for 50th anniversary celebration
By Pippa Fisher
Lafayette is getting ready to throw a big party to celebrate its 50th anniversary of incorporation. And a lot of people in the city are hard at work putting the finishing touches on the plans for the big ...read

Baker recognizes Bill Lew, Veteran of the Year
By Pippa Fisher
This year's Veteran of the Year, selected by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker for District 16, is Lafayette resident Bill Lew.
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Las Trampas partners with LAMA for the win in poker tournament
By Pippa Fisher
Proving that sometimes gambling can be a win-win for everyone, Las Trampas and philanthropic group Lamorinda Gives Back joined forces to host a "Cards for Humanity" charity poker tournament, raising more than ...read
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Staff and council acknowledge maintenance and asset replacement systemic shortfall
By Sophie Braccini
The figures have not changed, but the attitude and framing may have. For years, budget presentations focused on the town's balanced operating budget, minimizing the asset replacement needs. This year, however, ...read

Council prepares for legal battle over hillside and ridgeline development
By Sophie Braccini
During the June 27 Moraga Town Council meeting $250,000 from the Palos Colorados developer's fund was transferred to the general fund for litigation purposes. After the meeting, members moved into a closed ...read

Challenging summer commute in Moraga
By Sophie Braccini
Going through Moraga this summer has brought its load of frustration to drivers. Trouble starts on Canyon Road before reaching town coming from the south. As this roving reporter can attest, those arriving at ...read
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CIOC unanimously approves motion to form private road task force
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Citizen's Infrastructure Oversight Commission held a special meeting June 27 to consider whether or not there should be a task force to address the issue of private roads and, if so, what the ...read

10th anniversary of Opera in the Park
By Sora O'Doherty
The Orinda Rotary Club will present its 10th annual Opera in the Park in conjunction with Solo Opera. The free performance, which will feature professional opera singers performing favorite arias, duets, and ...read

Central San honored for 20 years of perfect compliance
By Sora O'Doherty
The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, which collects, treats and disposes wastewater for each Lamorinda community, has been recognized for continued success in its efforts to protect public health and ...read
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Annual twilight concert honors active and former military
ADA complaints and lawsuits on the rise in Lafayette
Lafayette prepares for 50th anniversary celebration
Baker recognizes Bill Lew, Veteran of the Year
Las Trampas partners with LAMA for the win in poker tournament
Staff and council acknowledge maintenance and asset replacement systemic shortfall
Council prepares for legal battle over hillside and ridgeline development
Challenging summer commute in Moraga
Orinda Police Blotter
CIOC unanimously approves motion to form private road task force
10th anniversary of Opera in the Park
Central San honored for 20 years of perfect compliance
Orinda's concert in the park
Grass fire destroys 45 acres in Moraga
DeSaulnier talks environment at Campolindo Town Hall
Modern Tones - unique recording facility opens in Lafayette
Letters to the Editor
Traveling with grandkids builds family bonds
Great therapy: Seniors talking with their peers
Family caregivers overwhelmed and untrained
Lynn's Top Five
Having a field day at Field Day
Cycling for a cause
Lamorinda Safety Fair, Classic Car Show and Police Motorcycle Competition July 21
Flag retirement program offered in Lafayette
Saklan science teacher on the move
Teen-run Arts Contest celebrates its fifth year
Looking Good in Lamorinda
Matadors win big in Fort Lauderdale
Behind the scenes with Charlie Chaplin
4th of July in Lamorinda
Shallot-Mushroom Steak Topper Packs perfect for barbecuing
Finding ones self through art and helping others along the way
Most Frequently Viewed Stories From Our Last Issue
On her way to Lehigh, Claire Steele stands tall on and off the court
1st Degree Judo Blackbelt
Diablo Athletic League
Special Olympian Ryan Heptig gets gold
Neighborhood fun on the Fourth
Lamorinda Home Sales recorded
Cynthia Brian's Digging Deep for July
Teen-run Arts Contest celebrates its fifth year
By Charlie Keohane
After months of waiting, a dozen eager middle schoolers and their family members gathered in the Lafayette Library's Community Hall in April to claim their prizes in a local writing and photography contest. ...read

Matadors win big in Fort Lauderdale
By Brendan McFeely
Miramonte High School was one of the top 10 teams in the nation this year, returning from the June 18-22 National Speech and Debate Association's tournament in Fort Lauderdale as a "Team of Outstanding ...read
School Calendar
Acalanes Union High School District
Board Room AUHSD Office
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette
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Lafayette School District
LAFSD Office
3477 School Street, Lafayette
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Moraga School District
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga
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Orinda Union School District
OUSD Office 8 Altarinda Road, Orinda
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Special Olympian Ryan Heptig gets gold
By Jon Kingdon
Nearly 800 athletes and 265 coaches from across Northern California June 22-24 were welcomed to UC Davis for the 50th annual Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games. Longtime Lafayette resident, ...read

Diablo Athletic League
Boys Lacrosse - 2017-18
Most Valuable Player All-League
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1st Degree Judo Blackbelt
Submitted by Jana Chao
Sydney Louie, 2018 Acalanes High School graduate and Lafayette resident, received her first degree Judo black belt with I.S. Kim Marshall Arts in Pleasant Hill on June 30 after 7 years of focused training.
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Anne Randolph Physical Therapy Presentation - Pain Management from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 25 in the Sequoia Room, Lafayette Community Center. Members: Free ...

Lamorinda Safety Fair/Classic Car Show/Police Motorcycle Competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 21, hosted by the Lafayette Police and Emergency Preparedness Commission. The Classic ...

You are invited to join your neighbors from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn...

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Traveling with grandkids builds family bonds
By Cathy Dausman
Summertime, and the living is easy - even when traveling with grandchildren. That's the message audience members received during Lamorinda Village's recent third and final travel series presentation. Speakers ...read

Great therapy: Seniors talking with their peers
By Diane Claytor
We tend to think of Lamorinda as an area that's perfect for young families. And it is, with the outstanding schools, beautiful parks and proliferation of activities geared to families and children. But go to ...read

Looking Good in Lamorinda
By Moya Stone
Summertime is travel time and I kicked off the season with a visit to New Orleans, where temperatures reached the high 90s, as did the humidity. While there I checked out the fashion scene and I noticed that ...read

Finding ones self through art and helping others along the way
By Lou Fancher
There is human hunger no cuisine can feed. Nor can drink slake the thirst of a person whose inner voice is parched and seeks refuge, relief and rejuvenation that comes primarily from rest, retreat and ...read
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