On 10/30/2017, 4:49 a.m., Dispatch received calls reporting a house fire on Archer Circle. Moraga Police and Moraga-Orinda Fire personnel responded to the scene and found the house at 9 Archer Circle fully engulfed with flames. Firefighters attached the fire and were able to prevent it from spreading to other houses.
Firefighters also rescued one of the occupants of the home. He was treated at the scene by Moraga-Orinda Fire paramedics and transported to John Muir Medical Center where he is being treated for burns. His condition is unknown. The other occupant of the home was able to escape without injury.
At least 9 fire engines and crews from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Contra Costa County Fire District responded to the fire and worked to extinguish it. Fire personnel will be on the scene for most of the day to ensure the fire is out and to investigate the cause of the fire.
The new open space next to the Harvest Court development off Camino Ricardo in Moraga is now open. On the other side is Moraga Commons Park and the open space has been renamed, West Commons Park. As you can see in the photos after the jump there is an open space meadow, walking paths, four interpretative signs, and one picnic table. Currently it’s not possible to enter via Camino Ricardo so park in the Moraga Commons parking lot and cross Moraga Rd. to get in. When I dropped by over the weekend I even saw someone fishing for trout over the bridge.
Moraga Commons Park Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
11:00am – 4:00pm | 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, food, local artist booths, community booths, and more!
350 Park St, Moraga Saturday, August 26th, 2017
$10 per movie ($30 all-day + Cosplay contest)
Come see four of the greatest cult sci-fi “B” movies of the 1950s with female leading roles: The Wasp Woman, Devil Girl from Mars, Attack of the 50 ft. Woman and Queen of Outer Space. The daylong event will include a Cosplay contest crowning Ms. Sci-Fi with a $500 cash prize.
$10 each movie
$30 all day (includes Cosplay contest)
350 Park St, Moraga Saturday, July 29th, 2017
7:00pm | $10
Set in the beautiful Art Deco Rheem Theater, the PsychoTronix Film Festival is a rare collection of 16mm short films, scopitones*, movie trailers, retro TV commercials, series bloopers, drive-in theater concession stand ads, and much, much more!
Note: *Scopitone is a type of jukebox that plays movies using a 16mm film format and regarded by collectors as the forerunner of music videos. The Italian Cinebox/Colorama and Color-Sonics were competing, lesser-known technologies of the time.
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
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 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.
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.