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Archive for April, 2012

Remembering Tucker Hacking

A group of friends of Tucker Hacking, the 20-year-old who died in a skateboarding accident in Lafayette in January, are stuck in a battle with the City of Walnut Creek over renaming the Walnut Creek Skate Park to the Tucker Hacking Memorial Skate Park.

Hacking spent much of his time at the Walnut Creek Skate Park and helped in the fundraising and planning of the park prior to it being built. The City of Walnut Creek has a policy in place that does not allow for city locations to be named after people.

Hacking went into a coma after injuring his head in a skateboarding accident on Juanita Drive in Lafayette in January. He died from the injury two days later.

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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Parenting in the Digital Age

The event, “Parenting in the Digital Age: With Power Comes Responsibility,” is being held on Tuesday, April 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Stanley Middle School Library.

Adrienne DeWolfe, a consultant for the Contra Costa County Office of Education, will lead a lecture and discussion about how parents can balance the useful, educational purposes of the internet with safety precautions to ensure their kids remain safe in their usage. DeWolfe is known for her work on cyberbullying and digital citizenship.

The event is free to attend, but those planning to attend should register for the event at http://parentinginthedigitalage.eventbrite.com/?ref=elink.

Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2012
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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of our loyal readers from the Lamorinda Sun blog!

With the forecast showing rain coming up all week, it is definitely a pleasant surprise to have some great weather today for Easter celebrations.

All of the local Easter events and egg hunts in the past few weeks were popular and received great feedback.

Let’s hope the weather stays nice all day!

Happy Easter to all of you, and enjoy the day with friends and family!

Posted on Sunday, April 8th, 2012
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The Imaginary Invalid at Saint Mary’s

The Saint Mary’s performing arts program will be performing a musical adaptation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid, April 18-22, by Oded Gross and Tracy Young.

The performance is known for its comedy, elaborate costumes and Broadway style singing and dancing.

There will be performances at 8:00 p.m. April 18-21 and performances at 2:00 p.m. on April 21 and 22. All performances will be held in the LeFevre Theatre at Saint Mary’s College.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and $8 for Saint Mary’s students and employees. Tickets can be purchased by calling Sharon Cahill at 925-631-4670 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Posted on Saturday, April 7th, 2012
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Lafayette’s parking meters moving into the future

The City of Lafayette is planning to install new parking meters that will accept credit cards instead of coins. The installation of the new parking meters comes from a decision made by City Council after the city’s auditor suggested that the city try to move away from having so many cash transactions.

Several of the new parking meters will be installed at the Lafayette Mercantile and will be part of a three-month trial run. At the end of the trial run, City Council will determine whether the city should invest money into installing these new meters throughout the city.

Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012
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BART delays

Whether you are waiting for a BART train to catch a ride home to Lamorinda or waiting for someone to come home, you can expect a delay.

According to BART, all eastbound trains heading into the East Bay from San Francisco are experiencing 15-20 minute delays. The delays started after a medical emergency at the Glen Park station stopped train service briefly.

All BART trains are expected to be back on schedule within the next few hours; however, delays are expected to continue throughout the main commute hours.

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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Moraga Triathlon

The Sixth Annual Moraga Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 28. The event has become one of the most popular triathlons in the Bay Area with the 300 spots expected to fill up quickly.

Campolindo High School’s Soda Aquatic Center is the headquarters for the event, although the running and biking stages will take participants all over Moraga.

There will be shortened courses for the 5-7 year old age division and the 8-11 year old age division. The adult, student and relay divisions will all do the full triathlon course.

For more information or to get registered for the Triathlon, visit the Moraga Triathlon website at http://2012.moragatri.com.

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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Community service in Moraga and Orinda

There are community service options in Moraga and Orinda on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

In Orinda, residents can participate in Orinda in Action: A Community Service Day with the focus being on a project at Sleepy Hollow School. Registration for the event will start at 8:30 a.m. that morning at Orinda Library Plaza. The first 300 people to sign up will get free t-shirts with free coffee and bagels being available to all who participate.

In Moraga, residents can participate in the annual Moraga Beautiful event, which will be a clean-up of Rancho Laguna Park. The town will supply all tools and equipment needed to help in the clean-up process.

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Five new Eagle Scouts in Orinda

Orinda’s Boy Scout Troop 303 held their most recent Court of Honor on March 25 at the Orinda Community Center to honor five new Eagle Scouts.

The new Eagle Scouts are Philip Hoxie, Eric Liu, Charles Ross, Conor Whatley and Timothy Witbeck.

Ross and Hoxie are juniors at Miramonte High School, while Witbeck is a senior at the school. Whatley is a senior at Bentley School, and Liu is a freshman at Cal.

In order to become Eagle Scouts, the boys all had to complete community service projects as their final requirement. These five boys’ projects included building a picnic table for Save Mt. Diablo’s Mangini Ranch Property and for Orinda’s Christian Science Church and building benches for the Contra Costa Gospel Church.

Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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Lamorinda art update

The Lafayette Gallery’s show for spring is “Imagine,” which runs through May 5. The exhibit features work from a variety of local artists in media including paintings, photographs and ceramics. The Lafayette Gallery is hosting a special reception on Sunday, April 15, to celebrate the reopening of their Sculpture Garden.

The Moraga Art Gallery’s current exhibit is “Beautiful America.” The exhibit features the work of Moraga artist Ginny Ruble and guest artist Linda Hanford. The exhibit, which runs until June 2, features oil paintings from the two artists of landscapes and seascapes.

Posted on Sunday, April 1st, 2012
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