Moraga Community Faire and Car Show at Rheem Valley Shopping Center on May 9th


Moraga Community Faire and Car Show:

Rheem Valley Shopping Center
535 Center St, Moraga
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
11:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Entertainment Schedule

11:00 SMC Jazz Band
12:00 High Striker Competition
12:15 1st Raffle Drawing
12:30 The Full Coverage Band
1:00 Dunk Tank with Mayor Roger Wykle
1:30 2nd Raffle Drawing
1:45 High Striker Competition
2:30 High Striker Competition
3:05 3rd Raffle Drawing
3:15 High Striker Competition
3:30 JM Jazz Band
3:45 – Car Show Trophies/Awards
4:00 Faire Closes

High Striker Competition – All Day

Explorer Passport – 11 – 3

Great prizes for adults and kids!


Garden Tour in Lamorinda on May 3rd – Moraga Junior Women’s Club


Garden Tour in Lamorinda:

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm | $35

Are you interested in redoing your landscaping? Improving your plants & garden? Adding a play structure for your kids? If so, this garden tour is for you!

Stunning outdoor kitchens, dynamic water features, creative recreation areas and beautiful plants will all be on display at the 10th Moraga Juniors Garden Tour on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The self-guided tour, which takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will showcase five unique gardens in the Lamorinda area. Guests can gather inspiration and ideas while supporting the Moraga Juniors’ 2015 beneficiary, the Contra Costa Crisis Center.

The Crisis Center’s mission is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and to connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community through grief counseling, crisis lines, 211 information and referral, and homeless services.

Ticket price: $35 per ticket.


Moraga Triathlon on April 25tth


Moraga Triathlon:

Campolindo High School
300 Moraga Rd, Moraga
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
7:30am | $90

The 9th annual event will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015. Registration begins December 1, 2014. Register early as we expect to sell out the 300 athlete capacity thanks to the growing awareness in the Lamorinda area.


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?