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Just some of the trash Scott Parker found when cleaning up the creekbed at Moraga's new West Commons Park Photos provided
Moraga resident's mission: Keep Moraga clean and beautiful
By Diane Claytor
Scott Parker is nothing if not persistent; passionate and stubborn may also be words used to describe the Moraga resident. What began more than three years ago as a way to kill a few hours while his son practiced soccer has grown into a lofty mission: keep Moraga clean. Parker has been heading out by himself every weekend - mostly during the winter months when the weather is cooler and there is less chance of confronting poison oak - and cleaning up years and years worth of trash throughout Moraga. He estimates that he has removed in excess of 30,000 pounds of litter ...read

Moraga Teachers Association members hold a Feb. 21 rally at the Rheem Boulevard/Moraga Road intersection. Photo Vera Kochan
Moraga's teachers rally for fair wages
By Vera Kochan
The Moraga Teachers Association (MTA), who are members of the Classified School Employees Association ( a labor union), held a very vocal rally at the busy intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Moraga Road ...read

Seasonal clerk Bill Cahill tells poll workers about organizing the different ballot types available at the polls during a training session Feb. 7 at Veterans Memorial Building in Lafayette. Photo David Scholz
Poll workers prepare for March primary
By David Scholz
There's more than counting ballots at stake with elections these days; trust in the process that voters engage in is under scrutiny too.
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Photo Ann Murphy
Success for Lamorinda girls soccer led by Miramonte's NCS championship
By Jon Kingdon
It was a classic matchup between the No. 1 seeded Miramonte and No. 2 seeded Cardinal Newman high schools at Miramonte in the NCS championship game at Miramonte last Friday.
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A tree is filled with cerise-colored camellias. Photos Cynthia Brian
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian
"I went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown. For going out, I found, was really going in." ~John ...read
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Lafayette's Transportation Circulation Commission presents long list of accomplishments
By Lou Fancher
Presenting to city council the Transportation Circulation Commission's highlighted 2023 accomplishments and 2024 work plan, committee chair Bart Carr on Feb. 12 said, "Probably our biggest accomplishment in ...read

Discussion continues regarding Housing Element and Res Tower
By Lou Fancher
City Manager Niroop Srivatsa in her bi-weekly update at the Feb. 12 council meeting, said the city had received the third review letter from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The ...read

Town Hall Theatre presents film in honor of International Women's Day
By Sharon K. Sobotta
International Women's Day is on March 8 and Town Hall Theatre is honoring the day with a 7 p.m. screening of `100 Years from Mississippi' with Director Tarabu Betserai Kirkland and Nobuko Miyamoto, who appears ...read
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Moraga officials attend 'Mayors and Council Members Academy'
By Vera Kochan
The League of California Cities held its annual "Mayors and Council Members Academy" in Monterey, Calif. this year. Mayor Teresa Onoda, Vice Mayor Steve Woehleke, and Town Manager Scott Mitnick attended the ...read

SMC Museum of Art features three new art exhibits
By Vera Kochan
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art has introduced three new exhibitions: "Harmonia Rosales's Omega Alpha", "The Decisive Moment: Photo Urbanism in San Francisco Bay, 1930s - 1960s," and "Vignettes -- Select ...read

Higher Ground's new wellness center offers something for every 'body'
By Vera Kochan
When Higher Ground first opened its doors in the fall, it became an extension of Jang Acupuncture. Owner Dr. Andrea Jang, DAOM, with over 10 years experience, received such positive feedback from her ...read
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Orinda Police Chief gives update on low property crime in the city
By Sora O'Doherty
Compared to 2019 and 2020, property crime is down in the city of Orinda, according to Orinda Police Chief Ryan Sullivan, who gave a report to the City Council Subcommittee on Public Safety on Feb. 13. The ...read

Inga Miller announces she will not run for reelection on Orinda City Council
By Sora O'Doherty
Having been asked by a member of the public if she planned to run for city council again, Council Member Inga Miller gave it some thought and decided that she would not run, with the intention of leaving the ...read

Local expert addresses hot topic of home insurance availability
By Sora O'Doherty
The Via Farallon La Cuesta Firewise group hosted a Zoom meeting, open to the public, on Feb. 22, so that local residents could hear from a local insurance expert about the problem of home insurance no ...read
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Moraga's teachers rally for fair wages
Poll workers prepare for March primary
Lafayette's Transportation Circulation Commission presents long list of accomplishments
Discussion continues regarding Housing Element and Res Tower
Town Hall Theatre presents film in honor of International Women's Day
John A. Coleman is 73rd Lafayette Citizen of the Year
Moraga officials attend 'Mayors and Council Members Academy'
SMC Museum of Art features three new art exhibits
Lafayette-Moraga trail's mini 'Waterfall'
Higher Ground's new wellness center offers something for every 'body'
Orinda Police Chief gives update on low property crime in the city
Inga Miller announces she will not run for reelection on Orinda City Council
Local expert addresses hot topic of home insurance availability
Art Gallery at Wilder reopens to public
Moraga resident's mission: Keep Moraga clean and beautiful
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This chocolate cake is our favorite for birthdays
'Io Capitano' - A hero's journey
Lamorinda Arts Council welcomes Ali Kozoll as new Executive Director
My spouse was diagnosed with MCI - now what?
Dick Macy
Success for Lamorinda girls soccer led by Miramonte's NCS championship
Continued success for Campolindo, and major turnaround for Miramonte boys basketball
Acalanes girls basketball lead Lamorinda teams into the playoffs
Applications for Grand Jury service sought
Longtime editor is leaving Lamorinda Weekly
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Lamorinda home sales recorded
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Moraga's teachers rally for fair wages
By Vera Kochan
The Moraga Teachers Association (MTA), who are members of the Classified School Employees Association ( a labor union), held a very vocal rally at the busy intersection of Rheem Boulevard and Moraga Road ...read

SMC Museum of Art features three new art exhibits
By Vera Kochan
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art has introduced three new exhibitions: "Harmonia Rosales's Omega Alpha", "The Decisive Moment: Photo Urbanism in San Francisco Bay, 1930s - 1960s," and "Vignettes -- Select ...read
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Success for Lamorinda girls soccer led by Miramonte's NCS championship
By Jon Kingdon
It was a classic matchup between the No. 1 seeded Miramonte and No. 2 seeded Cardinal Newman high schools at Miramonte in the NCS championship game at Miramonte last Friday.
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Continued success for Campolindo, and major turnaround for Miramonte boys basketball
By Jon Kingdon
With no returning player that had scored in double figures and the loss of starting point guard Tyler Bergren to a season ending injury, Campolindo head coach Steven Dyer was at best cautiously optimistic ...read

Acalanes girls basketball lead Lamorinda teams into the playoffs
By Jon Kingdon
With Acalanes heading to the NorCal tournament and Miramonte and Campolindo all winning playoff games, it's clearly been a successful season for the Lamorinda girls basketball teams.
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Moraga resident's mission: Keep Moraga clean and beautiful
By Diane Claytor
Scott Parker is nothing if not persistent; passionate and stubborn may also be words used to describe the Moraga resident. What began more than three years ago as a way to kill a few hours while his son ...read

'Io Capitano' - A hero's journey
By Sophie Braccini
What makes a good movie? How about giving the audience a window to a moment of the human experience that will touch them so deeply that they will leave the theater a different person. Such is "Io Capitano."
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This chocolate cake is our favorite for birthdays
By Susie Iventosch
This decadent cake has become my "go-to" chocolate cake for almost any occasion! It is super moist, easy to make, calls for no eggs, and can be dressed up or down. Sometimes we add peanut butter chips and ...read

Lamorinda Arts Council welcomes Ali Kozoll as new Executive Director
Ali joins the Lamorinda Arts Council with a professional background in brand development, program management, strategic planning, and building communities around meaningful work. Her leadership aims to elevate ...read
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