Photo by Flickr user farmstr
Moraga Pear & Wine Festival:
Moraga Commons Park
1425 St Marys Rd, Moraga
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free
This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating Moraga’s Pear history! Join your friends and neighbors for: live performances and afternoon concert with the Tune Riders, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, food, local artist booths, community booths, and more!
Moraga Shopping Center
A new fitness “bootcamp” called Fit Body Boot Camp has opened in the Moraga Shopping Center where Safeway is where the Karate & Fitness Place used to be. Check out their website here.
1440 Moraga Way, Moraga
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Jack in the Box has closed in Moraga near the Orchard Supply Hardware store. What would you like to see replace it? Chipotle?
Photo by Flickr user danmoyle
Thanks to local broker Brendan Moran with the Moran Group at Keller Williams Realty for the monthly real estate updates for Beyond the Creek.
Click the links below for a complete list of home and condo sales in Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) for last month, April, 2016:
Lamorinda April sales (Acrobat Reader .pdf)
Lamorinda April sales (Excel)
As you drive into Moraga from Lafayette and pass by these buildings you may wonder what barracks are doing in Moraga. That would be an insult to barracks. I’ve driven by plenty of times before, never noticing this. It turns out before this month there were dozens of tall trees hiding this eyesore. This is actually the face of Campolindo High School, one of the best performing high schools in Contra Costa County.
According to this Lamorinda Weekly article, “the trees were tall but frail and drought-affected”. I’ve been to Campolindo; the Soda Aquatic Center is first-rate, as is the gym and performing arts center. I would love to know the history of Campolindo and why they felt putting these buildings up facing Moraga Rd. was a good idea. Maybe they should put up a wall and have the students paint murals every year for art projects. I’d rather look at that driving by than this. What do you think?
Moraga Juniors Garden Tour:
Saturday, April 30th, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm | $40
Stunning outdoor kitchens, beautiful water features, creative recreation areas and exotic plants will all be on display at the 11th Moraga Juniors Garden Tour on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The self-guided tour, which takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will showcase unique gardens in the Lamorinda area. Guests can gather inspiration and ideas while supporting the Moraga Juniors’ 2016 beneficiary, Shelter, Inc.
In addition, tickets will be on sale morning of the tour, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Moraga Commons, and at any garden on the tour.