Armed Home Invasion Robbery in Moraga this Morning


From the Moraga PD:

At 9:45 a.m., Moraga Police responded to the report of a home invasion robbery that occurred on Via Granada in the Campolindo neighborhood.

The homeowner was confronted by 3 armed black males who were driving a silver late model Toyota Camry. All of the males were wearing masks and were armed with guns. The suspects left the area in an unknown direction. The victims were not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Moraga Police at 925-888-7055. Also, if you live in the area and have a surveillance system, please check your recordings from this morning, starting before 7:00 a.m., for any suspicious persons or the described vehicle.


Dover Saddlery Opening on Friday in Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

Great news for English riders as Dover Saddlery is opening their first northern California store in Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga this Friday. I didn’t realize Moraga was a hotspot for English riding but since Dover Saddlery has a giant mail order operation they knew that there is large demand within 20 miles of Moraga.

Tuesday Morning used to be at this location, I took a look inside and it’s gigantic. They also carry horse-themed clothes so even if you’re not looking for a new English saddle, this is a must see!

From their website:

Founded in 1975 by US Equestrian Team Members, Dover Saddlery is the leading purveyor of quality English horse tack, horse supplies and riding apparel for horse and rider at any level of competition. The stores are stocked with all the products you want and a knowledgeable staff is there to help the customers find exactly what they need. So come on in and say “Hi” to the friendly faces at your Dover Saddlery Retail Store.



Hometown Hoedown in Moraga on Oct. 24th


Hometown Hoedown:

Campana Farm
2151 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
6:00pm – 10:00pm | $75










Stolen Car Lamorinda Police Chase Ends in Crash on Highway 24


From the Moraga PD:

On 09/25/15 at 1039 hours, a Moraga police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red older model Chevrolet Suburban that he observed driving recklessly in the area of Moraga Road and Donald Drive. The officer turned on his emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

The vehicle was driven for over a mile without stopping, while the officer was driving behind it. When the driver turned on to northbound Moraga Road, he sped up and attempted to flee from the officer. The officer, who was assisted by a second Moraga officer, turned his siren on and pursued the vehicle on Moraga Road and into Lafayette The driver turned east onto Mt. Diablo Blvd. and then over the center median at First Street, where the driver took a short detour through a portion of the Whole Foods Lot before continuing north on First Street towards Deerhill Road. The driver made a left turn onto westbound Deerhill Road and then a left turn onto the westbound 24 Hwy on ramp. The driver drove over the island and started driving the wrong way on the off ramp from westbound Highway 24. When this occurred, the officers immediately stopped pursuing the vehicle. Continue Reading


Pear & Wine Festival on Sept. 26th in Moraga


Pear & Wine Festival:

Moraga Commons Park
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
10:00am | Free

The Moraga Pear & Wine Festival is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating the Town’s pear history! Featuring live performances, DJ RyanO, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, grape stomping, pear pies, jumpies, food, local artist booths, community booths, & more!


5th Claim of Sexual Abuse from 1990s at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in Moraga


From the Moraga School District:

A former student of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School has filed a claim against the Moraga School District, seeking damages for sexual abuse by former teacher Dan Witters in the early 1990s.

This is the fifth claim related to sexual abuse of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School students in the early and mid-1990s. An insurance provider for the district settled four related lawsuits in 2013 and 2014.

Government tort claims such as this typically are a precursor to the filing of a lawsuit. The claim has been turned over to an insurance company that provided coverage during this period, and to an insurance JPA of which the district is a member. These entities bear primary responsibility for and control over the legal response. The district cannot comment publicly on this or any matter of pending litigation.

The board and leadership of today’s Moraga School District are committed to vigilantly protecting the children entrusted to our care, and we have taken important steps to ensure our schools are safe places where our community’s children receive an excellent education.  Since 2013, we have trained every employee annually on his or her duties as a mandated reporter, and we have partnered with neighboring districts and community organizations to improve student safety throughout the region. We recognize that we have no greater responsibility than the care and protection of our students.


Man attempts to entice 2 girls to get into Vehicle in Moraga


From the Moraga PD:

At 2:50 p.m. today (Tuesday), Moraga Police received a report that a subject in a pickup truck attempted to entice 2 girls to get into his vehicle. The girls were walking on Camino Pablo, near Camino Pablo School, when the subject drove up to them and asked if they could come with him to help find his dog. The girls did an excellent job and quickly ran away and summoned help at the school.

The subject is described as a white male adult, 30-40 years old, short light colored hair, clean shaven, wearing a grey shirt and sunglasses. The vehicle is described as a white 2-door pickup with a lumber rack and a decal on the passenger door (there may also be one on the driver’s door, but the girls only saw the right side of the truck).

When the girls ran away, the truck drove off on Camino Pablo towards Canyon Road.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Moraga Police Department at 925-284-5010.


What Happened to Moraga Produce?!

576 Center St, Moraga

Moraga Produce opened a few years ago in the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga but it looks like they are mostly closed. According to the Yelp reviews ownership has changed and it’s been closed whenever I dropped by this week. Peering inside (see photo below) it looks like most of the produce is gone. Yet I don’t see any official sign they’re closed and the carts are still outside. Anyone know what’s going on?