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New Community Theater at the Rheem
After the success of recent plays performed this year at the Rheem Theatre, Ann Montgomery and I have decided to start a Rheem Community Theater.
Montgomery has a bachelor's degree in ...
By Derek Zemrak



Moraga's Got Chalk!
Having a mayor who is an artist definitely helps to foster vibrancy in the local art scene. Kathe Nelson, Moraga Chamber's executive director, immediately got a positive response and added impetus from Moraga Mayor Teresa Onoda when she suggested a chalk festival in ...By Sophie Braccini



Locals decry DACA's looming end
With Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, potentially placed on the chopping block, Saint Mary's College president James Donahue, as well as members of a local political organization, and even a lone protestor, are making their displeasure known, ...By Cathy Dausman



College Advisor
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 considers your family's income and assets, excluding home ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD



Orinda creeks are cleaner, thanks to volunteer effort
Twenty-one Friends of Orinda Creeks volunteers spent their Saturday morning picking up trash and recyclables from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 along a half mile of creek and creek banks in downtown Orinda as part of the annual beach and inland watershed Coastal Cleanup Day. ...Submitted by Adriane Bosworth



Documentary highlights search for toxic link to disease
The Orinda Garden will be presenting a documentary film "Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer" at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Orinda Theatre. Why is a garden club focusing on health issues? According to club member Deb Stephenson, "The Orinda Garden Club is dedicated to ...Submitted by Judy Shallat



Positive Aging: Blueprint for Your Future?
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 energy, not engaged, lonely and forgetful?
By Linda Fodrini-Johnson



Rotary trailer anything but campy
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 handsome" to the list, says Rotary member Tom Black.
By Cathy Dausman



Walking, rolling, running - fundraising fun on the trail
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.
Members of ...
By Pippa Fisher



Rescuing Harvey's Pets
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 for ways to go to Houston and support rescue operations there, ...By Sophie Braccini



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



Film Clips
In celebration of our 20th film festival, I personally selected some of my favorite short films that have screened at the California Independent Film Festival in previous years. Several of the past filmmakers will be attending the screenings.
By Derek Zemrak




Family Focus
Just about every good parent indulges or even overindulges his or her kids at one time or another. This is part of the pleasure of parenting - to be able to helpfully and lovingly address your children's needs and desires. This column, however, addresses how c ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT



Moraga man marks half-century of summer camps
Jeff Werth would rather interview than be interviewed, but he talks easily about his longtime commitment to summer camp.
Werth is somewhat of an expert on the swimming, fishing, hiking, ...
By Cathy Dausman



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