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'On Borrowed Time' a feel-good movie from the United Arab Emirates
Efi Lubliner, the co-founder of the local International Film Showcase, is bringing "On Borrowed Time," an excellent comedy filmed in Dubai by director Yasir Al-Yasiri, to Moraga starting this weekend. Lubliner says he sought distribution of this film almost two years ...By Sophie Braccini

Hedgebrook Writing Retreat offered at SMC June 15
The MFA Creative Writing Program at Saint Mary's College and Hedgebrook, the prestigious women's writing organization, are collaborating again on Bridging: A One-Day Hedgebrook Writing Retreat for woman-identified, non-binary and genderqueer writers. Held on the Saint ...Submitted by Mike McAlpin

Girls Scouts achieve 'trip of a lifetime' goal
What can 13 eighth-grade girls accomplish with determination and hard work? The trip of a lifetime, according to the Girl Scouts of Troop 32886.
The Troop, led by Nanette Heffernan, ...
By Kara Navolio

Doggone Fun Fest planned for June 23
The Orinda Park and Rec Foundation is once again holding its Doggone Fun Fest from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in the Community Park - a great event for kids and pooches alike. This free event will feature agility and obedience demonstrations, the sheriff's canine ...Submitted by Carolyn Mills

Although some standouts, 'Women on the Verge' misses the mark
Pedro Almadovar's movie "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" was a cult movie of the `80s, fun, irreverent, provocative, and sexy; it ignited a whole generation of Europeans and Americans alike. Now the question is: Does the play presented at Town Hall Theatre ...By Sophie Braccini

Volunteers overhaul petanque courts, welcome community to the sport
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Lamorinda P‚tanque Club. And the courts have never looked better.
In fact the courts, which sit alongside the creek near the Lafayette ...
By Pippa Fisher

Outdoor summer entertainment opens in Lamorinda
Residents of Lamorinda won't have to venture far from home to enjoy entertainment options this summer. Orinda will be offering a series of concerts, including the annual Opera in the Park, as well as five family-friendly movies. The Orinda concerts, at which food ...By Sora O'Doherty

An iconoclastic romp with Shakespeare: `A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Who says that Shakespeare's plays were elitist and hard to access? Shakespeare wrote for all the classes of the society of his day, with language that included sophisticated poetic stances as well as puns; after all, he needed to fill up a theater that included seats ...By Sophie Braccini

CP Cares makes an impact throughout the year
As part of CP Cares, Camino Pablo Elementary School students provided a Sunday Lunch Meal Service at St. Mary's Center in Oakland for 40-70 low-income seniors (organized by CP PTA) on Sunday, May 12, Mother's Day.
Submitted by Cathy Harrison

Camino Pablo wins the 28th annual Moraga Rotary Field Day
Camino Pablo Elementary School athletes won the 28th Annual Moraga Rotary Field Day held Wednesday, May 8 at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. Camino Pablo has won five of the last six Field Days. Camino Pablo athletes' medal point count was 117, followed by Los ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

Campolindo alumnae named BYU valedictorian
Katherine Elisabeth Christensen walked across the stage at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah April 26 to receive a B.S. in psychology. At this time, she was named Valedictorian for the Psychology Department of BYU's College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. ...Submitted by Stacy S. Ashby

Orinda resident graduates from the prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Academy with honors
First Class A. Stanton Raymond, from Orinda, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy, May 22 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a commission as a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign.

All smiles on LP third-grade field trip
During the annual Moraga History Field Trip on May 8, Los Perales Elementary School third-grade students met up with the owner of the historical Moraga ranch, Joan Bruzzone, who shared some of the personal stories behind the property with the students, teachers and ...Submitted by Lindsay Garrity

Family Focus
The recent news about some wealthy parents making unethical and illegal decisions to ensure their children would gain admission to a top college reflects in part the extent of parental anxiety in our competitive society. Most parents would not break the law to help ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT

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