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BART service halted by man on tracks

BART service into San Francisco from the East Bay was stopped this afternoon when a man went onto the tracks, according to police.

All BART trains were stopped and the third rail was turned off just after noon when the man, possibly under the influence of drugs, walked onto the tracks at the West Oakland station.

Police were able to speak with the man and convinced him to leave the tracks approximately 40 minutes later, at which point police took the man to jail.

Once the man was clear from the tracks, BART service started up again just before 1:00 p.m.

Posted on Sunday, July 1st, 2012
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Fourth of July celebrations

The Moraga Commons will host a day full of events with a dog parade starting off the day at 9:00 a.m. Kids games and activities will be available starting at 11:00 a.m. At night, the Moraga Commons will play host to a concert with the annual fireworks show starting up around 9:30 p.m. once it’s dark enough for the fireworks to light up the Moraga sky.

Orinda will be hosting their annual Fourth of July pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The Roadrunners’ Fun Run and Haley’s Run for a Reason both take place in the early morning, followed by a parade at 10:00 a.m. After the parade wraps up around 11:30 a.m., a celebration including games and activities will take place at the Orinda Community Park.

Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Lamorinda public meetings this week

Lafayette City Council: 7 p.m., June 25, Community Hall, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Moraga Design Review Board: 7 p.m. June 25, Moraga Library, 1500 St. Marys Road.

Orinda Historical Landmarks Committee: 3 p.m., June 26, Gallery Room, Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Orinda Planning Commission: 7 p.m., June 26, Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way

Moraga Town Council: 7 p.m.,  June 27, Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, 1010 Camino Pablo

Lafayette Crime Prevention Commission: 7 p.m., June 27, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 265

Lafayette Senior Services Commission Meeting: 3:30 p.m., June 28, Alder Room, Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Marys Road

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012
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Rescue One looking for new board member

The Rescue One Foundation, a nonprofit that provides funds to and supports the paramedic program of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, is currently accepting applications to fill an empty spot on its Board of Directors.

In order to apply, you must live within the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s coverage area and submit a Letter of Interest. Letters of Interest must be sent to Rescue One Foundation, 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga, CA 94556, by July 31.

For more information about the Rescue One Foundation, visit For more information about the open Board of Directors position, call 925-254-6754.

Posted on Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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Six new Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 241 of Lafayette recently honored six of their new Eagle Scouts at a ceremony at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

The six new Eagle Scouts are Benjamin Bachman, Roland Barlier, Blake Eames, Alexander Grover, Ryan Prescott and Matthew Quinn.

In order to receive the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout, each scout had to complete a community service project. The community service projects completed by the six new Eagle Scouts include building an outdoor classroom and new bleachers at Acalanes, remodeling the Lafayette Community Center playground, and building a new picnic table in Briones Regional Park.

Posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Lamorinda art update

The Lafayette Gallery’s current exhibit is called “Keep It Simple” and displays art that demonstrates the mood and tones of summer. The Sculpture Garden is also open for summer viewing. The Lafayette Gallery, located at 50 Lafayette Circle, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Moraga Art Gallery’s current exhibit is called “Shades of Brilliance” and features the photography of Lucy Beck and the art of David Lindsay. The Moraga Art Gallery, located at 522 Center St., is open Wednesday through Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Both galleries are open to the public and free to visit.

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012
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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all of the loyal Lamorinda Sun-reading fathers out there and all of the other fathers as well!

If you plan to stay local this Father’s Day, the weather certainly looks like it will be cooperating with everyone’s outdoor plans. It’s currently 75 degrees and sunny outside with temperatures expected to stay in the mid-high 70s all day long. Great weather seems to be fairly consistent throughout the greater Bay Area as well.

If you are heading out on the road, expect to see some delays in almost all directions, as traffic is slowing down on most major highways.

Be safe, and have a Happy Father’s Day!

Posted on Sunday, June 17th, 2012
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BART service running again after fire

BART has resumed service between the East Bay and San Francisco as of 3:45 p.m. Commuters using BART should expect delays throughout the remainder of the night though, as trains will be running slower than normal.

BART service was completely shut down this morning after tracks were melted at the West Oakland station due to a fire at a construction site near the station.

Representatives from BART believed trains would not be running again until at least 5:00 p.m., but repair crews were able to fix the damage quicker than expected. A test train was run around 3:10 p.m., and once the tracks were deemed safe, trains began running again.

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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High school graduation ceremonies

Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte will all be holding their graduation ceremonies this Friday, June 8, in each school’s respective stadium.

Campolindo’s ceremony starts first at 5:00 p.m. Miramonte will start theirs at 5:30 p.m., and the graduation ceremony at Acalanes starts at 6:00 p.m.

The school’s parking lots are all unable to handle all of the cars coming for graduation, so you should plan to arrive early to get a parking spot, or plan to park somewhere in the neighboring communities. The schools suggest arriving close to an hour early to ensure you have a seat as well.

Contact the schools for more information about handicap parking and seating for the ceremonies.

Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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Acalanes, Campolindo baseball teams win NCS

The Campolindo baseball team ended their season the way many baseball fans in the area thought they would all season by winning the Division 2 NCS title. The Cougars beat Dougherty Valley, 6-3, at the Oakland Coliseum Saturday in the championship. The Cougars finish the season with a record of 23-4-1.

The Acalanes baseball team may not have been the best team in the DFAL, having to compete against Campolindo, but the Dons didn’t let that stop them from running through the NCS Division 3 playoffs. The Dons won the Division 3 title Saturday over Tamalpais, 4-0, finishing the season with a 19-7 overall record.

Posted on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
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