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?
Moraga Pear & Wine Festival:
Moraga Commons Park
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free
The 16th Annual Moraga Pear & Wine Festival will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Moraga Commons Park from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating Moraga’s Pear history! Join your friends and neighbors for: entertainment with DJ RyanO, wine tasting with Lamorinda Winegrowers Association, grape stomping, pear pies, jumpies, food, local artist booths, community booths, and more!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
||All Booths Open
|10:00 am to 4:00 pm
||Entertainment with DJ RyanO
||Pear Recipe Submissions Due to Judging Table
||Adult Pear Pie Eating Contest
||Youth Pear Pie Eating Contest
||Pear Recipe Winners Announced
Rheem Theatre, Moraga
According to this Contra Costa Times article the The New Rheem theater in Moraga is not profitable to the owners so for a cool $4.75 million it can be yours for the taking. Moraga Councilman Dave Trotter noted that, “Over the past two decades, our community has mobilized and worked to save the Theatre and keep it open. It may now be necessary for the Moraga community to do that again, and I believe the Town government has a legitimate role to play in making that happen.”
Should these theaters be allowed to go the way of the Pleasant Hill Dome Theater and be demolished to make way for newer buildings or should the the city government get involved to help save these iconic theaters so they can continue hosting festivals such as the California Independent Film Festival?
Donald Dr, Moraga
Recently I happened to be checking out Mulholland Ridge open space in Moraga (amazing!) off Donald Dr. when I encountered the Cindy Waxman Trail. Peeking inside I noticed a semi-hidden amphitheatre. Anyone know if this is actually used?
According to the Moraga Parks Trail Guidebook:
On the other (uphill) side of the parking area is the start of the well-marked Cindy Waxman trail. That natural trail takes you up the hill through eucalyptus, oak and pine trees for about a quarter mile. It connects to Donald Drive at a gate. You can walk through the gate, turn left, and go up Donald Drive to Mulholland Ridge for a longer hike.