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Daily Life

Eyesore of the Day

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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?

Events

Moraga Juniors Garden Tour on April 30th in Lamorinda

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Moraga Juniors Garden Tour:

Lamorinda
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.

Events

10th Annual Moraga Triathlon on April 23rd

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10th Annual Moraga Triathlon:

Campolindo High School
300 Moraga Rd, Moraga
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
7:30am | $103

The 10th Annual Moraga Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Pre-registration is now closed. Day-of registration for the Adult, Student, Relay, and 5-7 Year Old divisions will be 6:00 to 7:00 am on raceday, the 8-11 division is completely SOLD

 

Shopping

Support Natural Skincare Kickstarter Drifter Organics from Moraga

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From an email:

I wanted to get in touch with you about a Kickstarter campaign my mom and I launched Tuesday, the 29th, for a line of organic, gluten-free, and vegan body butters. It was born out of my many allergies. The body butters are for anyone who wouldn’t want to put anything on their skin they wouldn’t trust eating. They are great for parents who are looking for something safe for their kids—in fact, we have a lot of parents who’ve been using our products.

Moraga mother and daughter team developed this new skincare butter and if you check out the Kickstarter video carefully you may notice that the farmers market and drugstore scenes were filmed at the Moraga farmers market and Moraga CVS drugstore. You can support their Kickstarter campaign here.

Events

Mel Brooks Day at Rheem Theatre in Moraga on March 19th

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Mel Brooks Day:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, March 19th, 2016

1:30PM – History of the World:Part 1 (1981) – Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes. Starring Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom Deluise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman and Cloris Leachman, Rated R

3:30PM – High Anxiety (1977) – Mel Brooks parody of Alfred Hitchcock films. Starring Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman and Dick Van Patten. Filmed throughout San Francisco. Rated PG

5:30PM – Spaceballs (1987) – Planet Spaceball’s President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia’s supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. Starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman and Daphne. Rate PG-13

7:30 PM – Blazing Saddles (1974) – To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilderm Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn and Mel Brooks. Rated R

All Day Pass to see all movies is $25. Individual Movie Tickets are $10 each

Daily Life

PG&E Works to Restore Service after Giant Sinkhole Appears in Moraga

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Photo from Moraga PD
Rheem Blvd. & Center St, Moraga

Check out the photo above from the Moraga police showing the massive sinkhole that appeared across the street from Nation’s Giant Hamburgers in the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga. When I dropped by later in the day there was a huge PG&E presence with mobile command center in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot.

From the Moraga PD:

The Town of Moraga and PG&E are continuing to work to repair the damage caused by recent sinkhole at Rheem Blvd. and Center Street. Beginning at around 1:00 PM today PG&E will be venting the small amounts of natural gas as the broken line is repressurized. There are approximately 25 vent sites in the Rheem Valley area that will be staffed with PG&E personnel. Residents may smell the odor of natural gas between 1:00 and 3:00 PM today. The natural gas odor will quickly dissipate and will not be harmful.

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