Creatures Con at Rheem Theatre in Moraga July 8th

Creatures Con:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
12:00 – 10:00pm | $25

OUR SIXTH YEAR! Celebrating the world of Classic & Camp SciFi and Horror Films, Monster Kid Culture,TV Horror Hosts, Movie Memorabilia and more.

Films on the Big Screen:
– MegaChiller Theatre – Bay Area horror host mix (see below*)
– Uncle Forry’s Ackermansions – Tour the famous mansion
– New 1970s Fandom Documentary – Premiere showing
– TV Horror Host Marathon – From across the nation
– Psychotronic Film Festival – Bob Eckman & Scott Moon
– And more


What they Said about Love at Rheem Theatre in Moraga July 1st

What they Said about Love:

Rheem Theatre

350 Park St, Moraga

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

7:00pm | $25

Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies about how others look for love. Writer-director Steve Budd presents his award-winning solo play, WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE. It is the love child of more than 75 hours of interviews with nearly three-dozen couples and two-dozen singles. Steve presents distillations of the best interviews, the funniest, the strangest, the most provocative and the most moving.


Spill the Wine Playing at Moraga Commons Park June 29th

Spill the Wine Playing:

Moraga Commons Park

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

6:30 – 8:30pm | Free

Spill the Wine is an energetic and talented band based in Alameda, that has rocked festivals all around the San Francisco Bay area, Napa and Sacramento. With a broad song list ranging from Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, and Maroon 5 to the Jackson 5, Spill the Wine offers something for everyone and guarantees to get everyone dancing.


Sexual Battery during Uber Ride in Moraga

From Moraga PD:

On May 26, 2017, at approximately 1:03 a.m., Moraga Police received a report of a sexual battery that had occurred on Camino Ricardo in Moraga. When officers responded, they discovered that a female victim had taken an Uber ride to Moraga from Oakland. When the Uber vehicle reached Moraga, the Uber driver stopped before reaching the destination, got into the backseat of the vehicle with the victim and sexually battered her.

Officers investigated the incident and through information obtained through a number of sources, including the victim and the Town’s traffic cameras, were able to identify the suspect as Leonid Beker, 42, of San Francisco. Beker was later located and arrested in San Francisco, with the assistance of the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit. Beker was interviewed about the incident and later booked into the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez for felony sexual battery. Beker later posted bail and was released.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone who may have information about this incident or any related incidents is asked to contact Detective Kevin Mooney at 925-888-7056.


Canyon Road Bridge Closed in Moraga

Moraga talked about getting a new Canyon Road bridge connecting Oakland over four years ago and since last month it is now permanently closed due to structural weakness. Is this poor planning or just typical bureaucracy at work?

From the original project:

In May 2013, the Town submitted an application for Federal Highway Bridge Program funding for the bridge replacement and was approved. Following approval from Caltrans, the Town retained a civil engineering consulting firm to provide design, surveying, geotechnical engineering, environmental, and right of way services to the Town. In October 2013, the Town Council awarded a contract to NV5 to provide these services.

A third and final community outreach meeting is anticipated prior to the start of construction to inform the community of the plan for construction staging and to introduce the construction management team, who will be on-site during construction and available for any questions throughout the duration of the project while in construction. Construction is currently scheduled for 2018.

From the new bridge closure page:

On Monday April 17, 2017, Town staff was notified by EBMUD that their engineers had observed conditions that may affect the Canyon Road Bridge. Town staff responded to the bridge and saw a separation of the pavement from the south side of the bridge and soil movement away from a cement abutment at the southeast corner of the bridge.

The bridge reopening timeline is yet to be determined, but could still take months to get all permits approved; stabilization work completed; the existing bridge demolished; and a temporary bridge purchased, delivered, and built.


home/made kitchen Closes for “Possible Renovations” in Moraga

337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga

Thanks to a reader for sending word that home/made kitchen has closed in Moraga for “possible renovations, reorganization”. Just last month we posted how they were open but now there is a sign in the windows with the following:

To our friends and supporters-

hmk is closed for possible renovations, reorganization, and, we hope, a re-vitalized future.


Reminder – home/made kitchen is OPEN in Moraga

337 Rheem Blvd, Moraga

The cafe restaurant home/made kitchen opened a few years ago in Moraga but recently rumors have been spreading about how they are planning to close. I checked and although there were issues several months ago they have been resolved and they plan on staying open for breakfast, lunch and special event dinners. Check out their website here and Facebook page here.


Fine Arts Lecture – Stuart Davis: In Full Swing at Moraga Library on April 6th

Fine Arts Lecture – Stuart Davis: In Full Swing:

Moraga Library
1500 St Marys Rd, Moraga
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
1:00 – 2:30pm | Free

The library welcomes a docent from the DeYoung Museum to talk about the mid-century painter Stuart Davis. Davis was a great American original, creating bold vibrant paintings that combined European modernism, American street culture, and the rhythms of jazz.

Daily Life

Moraga Disc Golf Course

Moraga Commons Park

Has anyone ever played the disc golf course at Moraga Commons Park? I always thought it was called frisbee golf but there is official-looking course signage with Moraga Disc Golf Club and course information for each hole. According to DGCourseReview, there are 9 holes/baskets built in 1982.

This Lamorinda Weekly article from last year notes that the Moraga Disc Golf Club has, “between 75 and 100 active members” and meets on Tuesdays. Sounds fun!