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Archive for May, 2012

Janice De Jesus’ book signing in Orinda Saturday, May 19

Janice De Jesus, a frequent contributor to the Sun, will be signing copies of her new book “Omstruck,” about healing emotional pain through yoga and meditation, Saturday, May 19 at Orinda Books. Go down and say hello, and even buy one of her new books!

Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2012
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13th Annual Lafayette Kitchen Tour

The Lafayette Juniors are sponsoring the 13th Annual Lafayette Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s tour will feature six new or remodeled kitchens spanning a variety of styles.

Tickets for the event are $40 ($30 of which is tax-deductible). Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Shelter, Inc., which provides low-income families in Contra Costa County with counseling, education and affordable housing options.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Douglah Designs, 3586 Mt. Diablo Blvd., or Premier Kitchens, 3373 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

For more information or to buy tickets online, visit the Lafayette Juniors’ website at

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Town Hall Education and the Town Hall Theatre Company are presenting the play “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the Lafayette Town Hall Theatre this weekend. The actors consist of many teenagers from the Lamorinda area.

There will be four performances of the play: Friday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

For more information on the play, or to buy tickets, visit

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
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High school softball update

The Acalanes Dons continue to be having the best season of the three Lamorinda softball teams competing in the DFAL. The Dons are currently tied for second place in the DFAL with a 6-4 league record and a 14-7 overall record. The Dons have clinched a spot in the NCS playoffs.

Campolindo’s softball team is in fifth place in the DFAL, but they are only one game out of second place with their 5-5 league record. The Cougars are 11-9 overall and look to be headed to the NCS playoffs as well.

The Miramonte softball team has had a tough year, winning just 4 games and losing 12. The Matadors have lost all 10 of their DFAL games and have lost most of those games by more than 10 runs. The Matadors have two more DFAL games (at Acalanes and vs. Campolindo) to try and earn a league win.

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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High school baseball update

The Campolindo baseball team continues to be one the strongest teams around, compiling a 17-4-1 overall record this season. The Cougars are currently ranked #4 in the state as well. A loss to Acalanes on May 1 saw the Cougars lose sole possession of first place in the DFAL though. The Cougars are tied for first in the DFAL with Dougherty Valley with 8-2 league records.

The Acalanes baseball team has been getting stronger as the season progresses, including the win over Campolindo. The Dons sit just one game back from first place in the DFAL with a 7-3 league record. They are 16-6 overall.

Miramonte’s baseball team has struggled in league play, compiling a 3-7 DFAL record. The Matadors are 12-8 overall though due to a good nonleague record, which should see them earn a spot in the NCS playoffs.

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Lamorinda moms from the Lamorinda Sun blog!

According to the forecast, it looks like we’ll have a day full of sunshine, which will be great for everyone planning outdoor gatherings.

It’s a great day to take advantage of any of the many beautiful parks Lamorinda has to offer, or maybe take a stroll with mom around the Lafayette Reservoir.

If taking mom out for lunch or dinner, stay local and visit one of the many restaurants on Lafayette’s Restaurant Row or in Orinda’s Theatre Square.

Posted on Sunday, May 13th, 2012
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Lafayette School District Survey

Members of the Lafayette School District are encouraging parents and the community to provide the district with feedback via the district’s fourth annual survey.

Survey results and feedback will be compiled in order to help the district’s board come up with ideas and make decisions to help the future of the schools in the district.

The parent and community survey is available online at:

The survey will be available until Friday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m. The survey has 26 questions and should take less than 30 minutes to complete.

Staff members of the Lafayette School District are also taking a separate survey to provide the district with feedback.

Posted on Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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Measure A does not pass

Measure A missed out on passing by a slight margin after 64.97 percent of voters supported the parcel tax that needed two-thirds support to pass.

If Measure A had passed, a $225 parcel tax would have been added to support the Moraga School District. In total, the passage of the parcel tax would have netted the school district $1.2 million annually.

Some voters who were against Measure A noted that there is already a $325 parcel tax in place that brings in $1.8 million annually for the school district. Measure A would have been in addition to the parcel tax already in place.

The Moraga School District is planning to bring in the money via fundraising or by potentially adding another parcel tax to a future ballot.

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012
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Bike to Work Day

Wondering what all of the extra bicycles are doing out on the road today? Today is the 18th Annual Bike to Work Day with people from all over Lamorinda and the Bay Area participating.

Many participants from the Lamorinda area are riding to the BART stations, which is why the parking lots at BART seem a little more empty today as well.

As part of the event, there are energizing stations providing bicyclists with snacks and drinks throughout the Bay Area.  A station at the corner of Rheem Bouelvard and St. Mary’s Road is supporting local riders.

For more information about Bike to Work Day, visit

Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
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Moraga Citizen of the Year

The Moraga Town Council will be honoring the 2012 Moraga Citizen of the Year, Ellen Beans, at the Moraga Town Council meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the JM Auditorium.

Beans, who has been a Moraga resident since the 1970s, has had successful involvement in a number of town groups.

Beans was the key player in helping to reestablish the Moraga Chamber of Commerce. She has also spent considerable time organizing and participating in Shop Moraga First!, the Moraga Community Faire, the Moraga Pear & Wine Festival, the Community Emergency Response Team, Moraga’s RECON committee, and the Moraga Citizens Network.

A copy of the proclamation honoring Beans is available online:

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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