Spring Egg Hunt at Moraga Commons Park on Mar. 21st


Spring Egg Hunt:

Moraga Commons Park
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
9:00am – 12:00pm | $10

Hosted by Moraga Juniors Women’s Club and the Town of Moraga
Saturday, March 21, 9 am-12 pm
Rain or Shine! at Moraga Commons Park
Admission: $10-children 8 and under.
Admission includes:
One Egg Hunt promptly at 10 am or 11 am, Games, Face Painting, Crafts, and Pictures with the Bunny!

Tickets can be purchased online (below), or at Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Proceeds benefit the Contra Costa County Crisis Center

Check out all Lamorinda Easter Egg hunts here.


Strong Arm Robbery at Camino Ricardo in Moraga


From the Moraga PD:

On 2/16/15 at approx. 1617 hours, a strong-arm robbery was reported on Camino Ricardo at Danefield Pl. in Moraga. Moraga Police responded and contacted the adult female victim, who reported that she had been walking on the sidewalk at the location when a vehicle pulled up and two suspects got out and accosted her. The suspects forcibly removed an over-the-shoulder style purse from her and fled the area in the vehicle, which was also occupied by another suspect. The suspects were all described as black males in their 20’s wearing black hoodies, and the vehicle was described as a black Mercedes with tinted windows. The victim, who had fallen to the ground during the incident, suffered minor abrasions but was otherwise uninjured. No weapons were displayed or observed during the incident. An extensive area check was conducted by Moraga, Lafayette, and Orinda police units but the suspects were unable to be located. The loss included cash and personal documents. The Moraga Police Department is actively following leads, including a report of a similar suspicious vehicle seen in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Brian South at 925-888-7052 or police dispatch at 925-284-5010.

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Hollie’s Homegrown Now Available at Moraga and Walnut Creek Farmers Markets

Moraga Farmers Market

Moraga-based organic farm Hollie’s Homegrown recently started offering their culinary herbs/salts, herbal tea, honey, and healing oils for sale at the Moraga and Walnut Creek farmers market in the Shadelands business park. They can also be seen at the Fort Mason farmers market in San Francisco. Last week was their last day of the season but they’ll be back in Fall, 2015. Interestingly they are a finalist for the Martha Stewart “American Made” Awards. Check out their Facebook page here. I tried their lemon verbena tea leaves and it was really good!

From their website:

Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California (25 minutes east of San Francisco). We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and making herbal body & bath products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.


Photos of their culinary salts and herbal teas after the jump… Continue Reading

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Mural of the Day


Spotted this great wall mural at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in Moraga. Anyone know who “Molly Pitcher”, “Athena Nike”, and “Elizabeth” are?

Real Estate

SummerHill Homes Begins Development of 26 Houses off Camino Ricardo in Moraga – Available Fall 2015

Camino Ricardo, Moraga

SummerHill Homes has begun development of 26 single family homes encompassing over 14  acres off Camino Ricardo in Moraga. This development will be called Harvest Court. As you can see in the above photo the trees have been cleared and a sign posted about, “construction or air/dust related activities”. According to this press release SummerHill Homes gave $5,000 to the Moraga Education Foundation.


From their project website:

• 26 high-end single family homes
• A variety of elevation styles in approx. 2,700- to 3,700 sq. ft. two-story homes and two
single-story residences on lots averaging 12,600 square feet
• Surrounded by a nature 2+ acre park with trails and bridges over two creeks
• Nearby parks include Moraga Commons Park, and Hacienda De Las Flores Park
• Schools include Los Perales ES, Joaquin MS and Miramonte HS




Oktoberfest at Hacienda in Moraga this Sunday


Oktoberfest at Hacienda:

Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Drive, Moraga
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
2:00pm – 6:00pm | $5

Oktoberfest 2014 will take place on Sunday, October 26, from 2 to 6 PM at the Hacienda de las Flores.  Music will be provided by a live oompah band, and bratwurst mit kraut, strudel and pretzels along with German beverages will be available.  Pumpkin painting and jumpy houses will entertain the children.   A $5 donation per adult is requested.  Under 21 is free.  Parking and a free shuttle to the Hacienda will be available from Donald Rheem School. This event is presented by the Hacienda Foundation, and all proceeds will go to improvements to the Hacienda.  If you’d like to help out with Oktoberfest, please send an email to  Gemutlichkeit!