MANIA! – Beatles Tribute Band at Moraga Commons Park Tomorrow


MANIA! – Beatles Tribute Band:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

MANIA! is California’s Premier Beatles Tribute Band, capturing the imagination of both old and young with their attention to detail: from authentic Beatle instruments and costumes to the way they move, sing and play. Taking the audience from the youthful energy of The Ed Sullivan Show through the majesty of Pepperland and into the final days of the Beatles on the Abbey Road rooftop, MANIA! is not just a show, it is THE LIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE.

ZEBOP! Latin Rock – Tribute to Santana at Moraga Commons Park this Thursday


Latin Rock – Tribute to Santana:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

ZEBOP! consists of seven energetic musicians who take great pride in performing the music of Santana with passion and dedication. ZEBOP! has gained the attention of Santana fans as evidenced by their achievement of having been voted the Best Tribute Band in Northern California in the 98.5 FM KFOX Last Band Standing Contest. It is the dedication and wealth of talent that these musicians collectively contribute that makes the ZEBOP! experience a memorable one, keeping any crowd on their feet while moving to the music of Santana!

Moraga School District Settles 2 More Sex Abuse Lawsuits for $14 MIllion


Last May I noted that the Moraga School District settled a sex abuse lawsuit for $2.85 million and now 2 more sex abuse lawsuits have been settled for $14 million. More details in the Contra Costa Times article here. The article notes that it’s “the nation’s largest molestation settlement per student.”

From the Moraga School District statement:

Two lawsuits against the Moraga School District alleging that sexual abuse of students in the 1990s could have been prevented have been settled. The settlements were reached following discussions between the district’s insurer and attorneys for the two victims. The district did not determine the amount of the settlement payment, which will be made by the insurer and will not impact the district’s general fund.

Under the terms of the agreement, the district’s insurer will pay each of the two women $7 million for the suffering they and their families experienced as a result of the abuse. In exchange, the women have agreed to drop their lawsuits and release all claims against the district and its former staff. Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo at Hacienda in Moraga this Sunday

Photo by Flickr user deborah-is-lola

Cinco de Mayo:

Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Dr, Moraga
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
2:00pm – 6:00pm | $5

Cinco de Mayo 2014 will take place on Sunday, May 4, from 2 to 6 PM at the Hacienda.  As always, music will be provided by a live mariachi band, and Gourmet Mexican food and beverages will be available.  Pinatas and tortilla making will entertain the children.  Admission is $5 per adult.  Children are free.  Parking and a free shuttle to the Hacienda will be available from AAAAA Storage on Moraga Road.  Come join the fun!  Hasta la vista!

Two people Arrested for Burglary at Home Goods in Moraga


From the Moraga PD:

On Tuesday, 4/8/2014, a little after 2 pm, Moraga Officers arrested Dominika Johnson, age 25, and Kendra Hill, age 28, for burglary and associated charges emanating from actions inside the Moraga Home Goods Store.

Both suspects entered the store, took items from inside the store and brought them to the clerk to claim as returns, receiving cards for store credit. Johnson had been identified as doing the same thing on 3/31/14, 4/3/14, and 4/5/14. These incidents were reported to MPD on 4/7/14.

At the time of the arrests, children were located in the suspect’s car. The children were tended at the scene until a relative responded to pick them up.

Hill (photo #1), an Antioch resident, was also booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of burglary, conspiracy, and child endangerment.

Johnson (photo #2), an Oakland resident was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on 4 counts of burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property, violation of probation, and two outstanding arrest warrants for traffic violations and grand theft.

MPD was assisted throughout the incident by 3 officers from Orinda PD.