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!


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.


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 !


Noodle Theory Opens at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

Over the past few months Moraga residents have eagerly anticipated the opening of Noodle Theory, the Asian fusion eatery with popular locations in Oakland and Emeryville and they have now opened with packed diners clamoring to get a spot over the weekend. It got so busy on Saturday with outside diners they had to temporarily close the outdoor patio yesterday to give the kitchen a chance to catch up. Check out their Moraga location web page here. (Menus coming soon).

In addition to indoor seating there is a spacious outdoor dining patio in front as well as bar seating. Wine and beer, including several draft choices (Oakland United, Fort Point and more) will go great with these dishes with a kick. My favorites were the beef udon, chicken wings and tofu and veggie garlic noodles. Check out photos of these dishes and more after the jump. It’s great to see an exciting restaurant of this caliber opening in Boraga, I mean Moraga, hopefully setting a trend that will continue going forward…

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Hacienda Nights in Moraga August 10th

Hacienda Nights:

Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Dr, Moraga
Friday, August 10th, 2018
5:00 – 9:00pm | Free

Join the fun at Hacienda Nights, featuring food trucks, lawn games & fun for all ages.

Food Trucks:

Yummi BBQ
Flavors of Cali
Cosa Nostra Pasta Truck
Sip & Slide
Golden Gate Gyro
Canyon Club Brewery


Olivia Nail Bar Opens in Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

A new salon, Olivia Nail Bar, opened recently in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga. Check out their manicure services here and pedicure services here.

From their website:

The salon was founded by Vanessa Schneider, a Miramonte High School parent. Familiarity with the area and love of the Moraga-Orinda community gave her the inspiration and strength to open Olivia Nail Bar. This upscale nail salon will bring friends, neighbors, and families together to pamper themselves, de-stress from the day, and spend quality time with each other.


“3 Day Weekend” Motown, Funk, Rock at Moraga Commons Park June 21st

“3 Day Weekend” Motown, Funk, Rock:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Marys Rd, Moraga
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
6:30 – 8:30pm | Free

You are invited to join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of MPF will cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6:00 pm.


Rheem Theatre Re-Opening Reception + Incredibles 2 in Moraga June 14th

Rheem Theatre Re-Opening Reception + Incredibles 2:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
5:30pm | $40

The re-opening of the Rheem Theatre will be Thursday night June 14 at 5:30PM. During the reception, there will be a fundraising auction to benefit the theatre. Incredibles 2 will be screened at 7PM. Paul Mendoz, Orinda resident and Pixar Supervising Animator on Incredibles 2, will introduce the film. Tickets are $40 which includes the reception and movie. A movie only ticket is $12. Let’s all come out and support the reopening of the Rheem Theatre.