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Archive for September, 2012

High school football update

The Campolindo football team continued their perfect start to the season with a 28-7 victory over Sacred Heart Cathedral-San Francisco. Quarterback Tommy Stephens threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for two touchdowns. The Cougars are 3-0 this season.

The Acalanes football team is also perfect on the season with a 3-0 record after a 54-7 win over Irvington-Fremont. The Dons compiled 269 rushing yards in the game and look like a threat in the DFAL.

Miramonte carried a 34-27 lead into the fourth quarter of their game against Analy-Sebastopol, but the Matadors gave up two late touchdowns to fall by a final score of 41-34. The Matadors are now 1-2 on the season.

Posted on Saturday, September 8th, 2012
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“West Side Story” at the Lafayette Library

There will be a special screening of the film “West Side Story” in the Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Hall next Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The screening is part of the “Dance on Film” Series sponsored by Diablo Ballet.

“West Side Story” won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is famous for its musical dancing scenes.

There will also be pre-screening and post-screening discussion and Q&A sessions with local film critic Beau Behan and Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Director Lauren Jonas.

The screening is open to the public and costs $5 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 925-283-6513 x101 or emailing .

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012
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Search for Brett Olson still on

Brett Olson, 20, of Lafayette, went missing over Labor Day weekend following a tubing trip on the Sacramento River while visiting friends at Chico State University.

According to the Glenn County Sheriff’s office, their information states that Olson was last seen on dry land. A massive search has taken place along the river since he was reported missing Monday, but Olson is still missing.

Olson’s friends and family have hit the streets with flyers and hit social media hard. More than 67,000 people are in a Facebook group dedicated to finding Brett:

Social media flyers searching for any information that can help find Brett have also been making  their rounds on Twitter and Instagram.

If you or someone you know has any information that can help in finding Brett, please call the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4900.

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Lamorinda art update

The Moraga Art Gallery’s current exhibition is “Reimagined,” which features the work of the Gallery’s own artists to celebrate the Gallery’s survival and relocation efforts. The Moraga Art Gallery, 522 Center St., Moraga, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Lafayette Gallery’s current exhibition is “Anticipation,” featuring works in a variety of media that display anticipation of things to come. The Lafayette Gallery, 50 Lafayette Circle, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Moraga Library has the work of Chinese brush painters Joan Yao, Denise Lee and Jonathan Shum on display through September.

The Orinda Library exhibit for September features the work of Lucia Tsang of Three-Eight Art Studio.

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Freeways closed after CHP officer shot

A CHP officer and a suspect exchanged gunfire in a shootout on Highway 680 in Alamo this morning around 8:20 a.m. Both men were wounded in the shootout and rushed to John Muir Medical Center.

All lanes of 680-southbound were closed north of Livorna Road and are expected to remain closed until this afternoon. Thousands of people are currently stuck on the freeway with nowhere to go.

As of 11:10 a.m., a driver reported getting on the freeway in Lafayette to head to Walnut Creek and had not moved in over 25 minutes, so the freeway closure is affecting the entire area.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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High school football update

Campolindo improved to 2-0 on the season with a 41-14 victory over St. Patrick-St. Vincent on Friday night. The Cougars were led by their star quarterback, Tommy Stephens, who passed for 296 yards and four touchdowns.

After injuries to their starting and back-up quarterbacks, Miramonte had to turn to their third-string quarterback, Nick Sheehan, for their game against Eureka. Sheehan played like a starter, racking up 257 passing yards and six touchdowns. Miramonte is 1-1 on the season.

The Acalanes football team had the week off with no game scheduled. The Dons are 1-0 so far this season after a 34-7 victory in their opener against Hercules.

Posted on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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St. Mary’s sports update

The St. Mary’s men’s soccer team comes into the season ranked 18th in the nation coming off the heels of their dramatic run last season that saw them win the WCC and come within a game of the Final Four. The Gaels beat UNLV, 2-1, in their season opener and face Sacramento State today.

The St. Mary’s women’s soccer team is off to a 2-2 start. The Gaels have looked good in their two wins over Portland State, 2-0, and Sam Houston State, 1-0, but struggled in two tough road losses to Seattle and USC, losing 5-1 and 4-1. The Gaels play later today against Texas A&M.

The St. Mary’s women’s volleyball team opened up the season against two of the top teams in the nation in Hawaii and Stanford. The Gaels lost those two games but bounced back with wins over Albany and Morgan State in their next two games.

Posted on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
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Lafayette Art & Wine Festival two weeks away

The 2012 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16. The festival will start at 10 a.m. both days and end at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

As always, the festival will be host to tons of vendors offering wine, beer, food and a variety of art. Live music will also be played for the entirety of the festival on four different stages, so everyone is bound to find something they like.

More than 50,000 people attended last year’s festival, so parking can get messy. Parking will be available at the Lafayette BART station where shuttles will be taking people to and from the festival.

Admission, parking and the shuttles from BART are all free.

Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2012
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