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Restaurants

Bagaan Replaces New Delhi Bistro at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga


Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

The owners of New Delhi Bistro in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga have decided to switch gears and open a new vegetarian restaurant called Baagan. Check out their menu here. Note that the San Ramon location is a different owner. Although New Delhi Bistro is gone, Baagan will still feature dishes with Indian spices.

From their website:

We’re dedicated to providing scrumptious vegan dishes and drinks that will satisfy your cravings without compromising taste and nutrition. We use local, organic, fresh, seasonal, GMO-free and mostly gluten-free ingredients to make very delicious and healthy recipes. Our chefs cook hot food every morning. We use different spices to flavor food for therapeutic reasons. We focus on eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

See’s Candies Popup in Moraga until Dec 24th

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

The annual See’s Candies popup shops opened in Moraga at the Rheem Valley shopping center, next to Starbucks, open until December 24, 10am – 5pm. Another popup is located at the Moraga Center between Loard’s Ice Cream and the Moraga Garden Center.

The Kiwanis Club’s See’s Holiday Shops are an annual, major fund-raising effort that benefits charities in Lamorinda and nearby communities. The club raises and distributes in total approximately $60,000 annually.

Crime

Man Arrested for Child Pornography in Moraga

From the Moraga PD:

On November 28, 2018, the Moraga Police Department, as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, along with other task force investigators, served a search warrant at a residence on San Pablo Court in Moraga. Investigators were acting on a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that a person at the residence was in possession of child pornography.

The investigation, including interviews and evidence collected at the scene, revealed that Ruben Nicholas Diaz, 21, who was currently living in Moraga, was in possession of hundreds of images of Child Pornography on multiple electronic devices. Diaz was arrested following the search warrant and booked at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on a felony charge of possession of child pornography. Diaz’s bail was set at $100,000.

Moraga Police were assisted by investigators from the Contra Costa County Distric t Attorney’s Office, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the United States Secret Service, all of whom participate in the ICAC Task Force.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to contact Corporal William Davis at 925-888-7161 or via e-mail at davis@moraga.ca.us.

Events

Lord Blood-Rah’s Halloween Psycho Show at Rheem Theatre in Moraga Oct 27th


Halloween Psycho Show:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
7:00 – 9:30pm | $10

Lord Blood-Rah’s Nerve Wrackin’ Theatre returns to the Rheem Theatre for a night of Halloween Thrills!

First, Lord Blood-Rah presents hand selected Halloween Short Subjects to set the chilling seasonal mood with cartoons, trailers, short films and more!

Then it’s the 1963 terror classic of murder and madness Dementia 13!

 

Shopping

The Abrothacary Herbal Bone Broth at Moraga Farmers Market

The Abrothacary, an Oakland-based, woman-run company that features herbal bone broth and cleanses recently started offering their goods at the Moraga farmers market. I’ve passed by this booth several times and have been intrigued by what’s being offered, has anyone tried this stuff? Do you make soup with it or mix it in other ways? I make broth from the leftover turkey carcass on Thanksgiving and agree with Ina Garten that it’s like liquid gold, it makes soups so much tastier!

From their website:

The abrothacary is a woman run business committed to bringing forth nutrient dense deliciousness. We specialize in Deeply Nourishing Herbal Broth.

We also offer 5-day nourishing Broth & Soup cleanses. We believe in the importance of a healthy digestive system. Check out the link below to find out more!

Events

Pear & Wine Festival Sept 22nd in Moraga


Pear & Wine Festival:

Moraga Commons
425 St. Marys Rd, Moraga
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

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 the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, community booths, and more!

Crime

Toddler Left in Car in Moraga Died Yesterday

NBC Bay Area news reported that an 18th month old toddler left in a car yesterday in Moraga has died.

From the article:

Investigators have determined the child was inadvertently left in a vehicle Tuesday afternoon for an extended period of time by a family member, according to the Moraga Police Department. Police said it was about 80 degrees outside when officers arrived on scene.

Restaurants

La Finestra Opening at Moraga Shopping Center in October


Moraga Shopping Center

The Italian/Sicilian restaurant La Finestra closed last summer in Lafayette after a huge fire and although there were talks about them coming to Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga which ultimately fell through it turns out that that La Finestra will be coming to Moraga after all, this time where Terzetto Cuisine used to be, across from Safeway. Look for an October opening. This new location will feature an oyster bar, a banquet room in back for private parties, as well as a baby grand piano played by Stanley Middle School director Bob Athayde. Thanks to everyone who emailed about this.

From their website:

I want to offer my heartfelt thank you to all our friends and loyal customers and let you know that after thirteen months, there is good news!

I have signed a lease and will be re-opening La Finestra Ristorante at 1419 Moraga Way, in the Moraga Shopping Center across from Safeway in the beautiful Town of Moraga. Our new space is easy to get to and offers plenty of parking. We are currently working on adding our own welcoming touches and hope to be open in October, with our same staff and great food.

We are eager to get back to the work we love, greeting and serving the customers we love. My family and I are grateful for your support and loyalty. Please continue to check this site for updates and Grand Opening dates when we can welcome you back to La Finestra Ristorante !