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4th of July Fun Run

Moraga’s 4th of July Fun Run is back again this year and is set to kick off bright and early Monday morning.

The entry form for the Fun Run can be downloaded at Runners should bring this completed form along with the $25 race registration fee the morning of the event.

Registration the morning of the event starts at 7:00 a.m. with the kiddie runs starting at 8:00 a.m. and the 5 mile run and 2 mile run/walk both starting at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the registration fees go to the Campolindo Sports Boosters who fund many sports teams at Campolindo.

For more information, visit the Campolindo Track website.

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
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Moraga’s 4th of July fireworks

The Town of Moraga is once again planning to put on a fireworks show the night of the 4th of July and is still looking for more donations to ensure it is a show similar to those in the past.

The town’s goal is to raise $23,000 to cover the expenses of the show, and as of Thursday, only $12,474 had been raised.

To donate to the Town of Moraga’s 4th of July fireworks show, send a check to: Town of Moraga, Attn: Buy-a-Rocket, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga, CA 94556. You can also donate online at

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Red, White and Blues Festival

On Friday, July 1, the nonprofit group Generation Green has organized Moraga’s First Annual Red, White and Blues Festival. The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive.

Tickets are $25 if purchased online in advance or $35 at the door.

Admission to the event includes a wine glass and wine tasting coupons to be used at the six featured wineries in attendance. Appetizers and live music will also be available throughout the night.

For more information on the event or the nonprofit group behind the event, visit Generation Green’s website at

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
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Lamorinda art update

The Lafayette Gallery’s current exhibit is called “Sun Kissed” and is scheduled to run until July 23. The exhibit focuses on bright lights and color to go with the summer weather. The Lafayette Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

The Moraga Art Gallery is currently showing an exhibit called “Off the Wheel, Off the Canvas,” which is scheduled to run through August 13. The exhibit focuses on stoneware and acrylic painting by some of the gallery’s regular artists. The Moraga Art Gallery is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Posted on Sunday, June 19th, 2011
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Moraga looking for police volunteers

The Moraga Police Department is currently accepting applications for new police cadets.

The volunteer police cadet program offers local students aged 16-22 the chance to get a feeling of what it’s like to serve as a police officer. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and be able to work a minimum of 4 hours per week.

The Moraga police had two volunteer cadets this past year. With both cadets leaving, there is space for at least two cadets and potentially more, as they are considering expanding the program.

For more information, visit or email Sergeant Brian South at

Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2011
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Dollar Tree “Grand Opening”

Although Moraga’s hotly debated Dollar Tree store has been open for a while, it doesn’t mean the store can’t have a celebration for its “Grand Opening” tomorrow, Saturday, June 18.

The store will be hosting a “Grand Opening” event tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They must be planning for a crowd to attend, as they are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m.

While it seems a bit strange that the store is having a ribbon cutting ceremony, perhaps it truly is a celebration for the owner and employees after all the controversy that surrounded the store’s opening.

Any guesses on how much the scissors they are using to cut the ribbon cost?

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Moraga Summer Concert Series

The Moraga Summer Concert Series, which has become increasingly more popular each year, is back for the summer of 2011. The concerts are held in the bandshell at the Moraga Commons Park every Thursday during the summer from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The concerts are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are for sale at the concerts, but you are also welcome to bring your food and drinks to enjoy while watching the concerts from the hill.

For more information, visit the Moraga Park Foundation website at

Upcoming concerts:
June 16 – Rukatan
June 23 –  Gator Beat

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
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Backpack drive in Moraga

The Moraga Youth Involement Committee is holding a backpack drive all month to collect backpacks as donations. The backpacks will be given to students fourth grade and younger whose families can’t afford to purchase a new backpack.

The drive is taking place at Moraga’s Parks and Recreation office at the Hacienda de las Flores, located at 2100 Donald Drive. Donations will be accepted through the end of the month on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

In addition to backpacks, new school supplies can also be donated, which will be put into the backpacks for the students.

The backpacks will be donated to students throughout the county through the nonprofit organization, Shelter, Inc.

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
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Make-A-Wish 5K Walk

The Greater Bay Area Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is sponsoring a 5K “Walk for Wishes” in Moraga on Saturday, June 4.

The walk will take place at Saint Mary’s College and the surrounding area. The 5K path is considered “moderately easy,” so event organizers have said that strollers and wheelchairs can also complete the 5K.

For more information on the event, to sign up for the walk, or to donate to the event, visit the “Walk for Wishes” website.

According to the website and as of 12:30 p.m. Monday, $46,878 has already been raised for the foundation through this 5K event.

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Moraga government opening up to the public

The Town of Moraga’s local government is making a move to be more open to the public with the installation of drop-in meetings.

The meetings, which will take place on the third Friday of each month, will be in the meeting room at Terzetto Cuisine in the Moraga Shopping Center. They are currently scheduled for 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Karen Mendonca and Town Manager Jill Keimach will attend the meetings to open themselves up for questions and discussions with residents of Moraga. The town government hopes this will help bring some of the issues important to the town’s residents into the forefront of discussion.

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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