Location: Moraga, Walnut Creek
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
Spotted this great wall mural at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in Moraga. Anyone know who “Molly Pitcher”, “Athena Nike”, and “Elizabeth” are?
Rheem Shopping Center
See’s Candies has opened a popup location at the Rheem Shopping Center next to Starbucks in Moraga through December 23rd. This is a Kiwanis holiday fundraiser and will be open 10 – 5 daily.
337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga
As you can see in the photo below the breakfast, brunch and lunch spot home/made kitchen café & bakery in Moraga recently applied for a beer and wine license. Their Facebook page notes, “Stay tuned for beer and wine coming soon!” Check out their menu here.
444 Center St, Moraga
The closeout retailer Tuesday Morning will be closing in the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga mid-January. Their nearest location in Walnut Creek (which is much larger) will remain open.
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
The child sex abuse scandal from the 1990’s at the Moraga middle school Joaquin Moraga in which millions of dollars have been paid to settle multiple cases is about to get more national attention as the CBS documentary news show 48 Hours will be featuring this scandal tomorrow on a new episode:
A former middle school athlete kept quiet about years of abuse by a trusted coach. Can she now get the woman to admit to her crimes? Tracy Smith reports in an all-new “48 Hours” Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Check out this Contra Costa Times article for more information.
Saint Mary’s College of California Leadership Studies Program provides an innovative and practical education for students in the theories, perspectives and practices of leadership, which are responsive to the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Come meet our faculty, staff and alumni at our Open House event Saturday, October 18, from 10:00am-12:00pm! Find out how the M.A. and B.A. programs are catered towards adult learners and how school can fit into your present life. RSVP and bring a friend.
Recently I decided to run in Mulholland Open Space in Moraga (which has amazing views) when I encountered this regulation:
“Animals that are under a person’s control are permitted on the paved portion of Donald Drive without a leash.”
I can understand having leash rule, I can also understanding having a no leash required rule, but I cannot for the life of me understand a no leash required but must-be-in-control rule. Can someone enlighten me? This is done for legal reasons only, right?