Story Poles for Moraga Town Center Homes Next to Fire Station


Story poles have been placed recently at the Moraga Town Center Homes project next to the Moraga fire station on Moraga Way to show how tall the units will be. This project has been revised for 36 units, of which 21 will be 2.5 story townhomes with the remaining 15 units planned for 2 story cottage duplexes. Check out this Lamorinda Weekly article noting the various problems placing homes next to a fire department training area.



home/made kitchen cafe & bakery Opening Soon in Moraga

337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga

Back in March of last year we learned that home/made kitchen cafe & bakery would be moving from the Haceinda to Rheem Blvd. where Mondello’s used to be in Moraga (a few doors down from 24 Hour Fitness) and lots of progress is being made including what looks like a large patio area in front. According to their website they are planning for a summer opening. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

home/made kitchen brings something fresh to the table, literally. Many of our ingredients are sourced from organic, local, sustainable farms and everything is made in house. The result is authentic, inspired California cuisine.

Located at 337 Rheem Boulevard in Moraga, the cafe will open this summer with approximately 40 seats indoors and 20 seats outdoors. The hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 6am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-3pm. Breakfast will be served all day with lunch in the afternoon, as well as packaged take out meals for dinner.   - See more at:

The 60s Summer of Love Band Performing at Moraga Commons Park this Thursday


The 60s Summer of Love:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

The music of the 60s holds a special memory for those who grew up with it. It was music you could sing along with, music you could dance to, music you fell in love with. Now, one group brings all the memorable music from the 60s together for you in one great show!

The amazing vocals of the early California Beach Boys made us all dream of warm sand, fast cars and hitting the surf. Then there was the British invasion beginning with the Beatles who had us all growing our hair and rushing out to by miniskirts and go-go boots. The Motown sound rocked Detroit and music was indeed the king that united a nation. There has never been any question that music was at it’s best from 1963 to 1969.

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