Fire board nominations being accepted
Nominations for prospective Moraga-Orinda Fire District board members are being accepted through Aug. 10. Elections will be held in November for three districts including Division 3, which covers southwest Orinda, western Moraga and Canyon.
That seat was left vacant earlier this year. If elected, the candidate would finish out the remaining two years of the four-year term.
Seats are also up for Division 5 which covers north Orinda and is currently vacant, and Division 2 covering north Moraga and Rheem Valley. That seat is currently occupied by board President Fred Weil.
The candidate filing period runs through Aug. 10. For information, contact the Contra Costa County Elections Division at 925-335-7800 or www.cocovote.us.
Council nominations being accepted
Nominations for prospective city council members are being accepted through Aug. 10. Elections will be held in November, and three council seats are up for grabs.
The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 but will be extended to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 if one or more of the incumbents does not fail by the deadline.
For information, contact city clerk Joanne Robbins at 925-284-1968.
Lively Friday nights at Plaza Park
This year's "Rock the Plaza" nights will feature The Floorshakers on Aug. 10; Mixed Nuts on Aug. 17; and Night Fever on Aug. 24. All three shows begin at 6 p.m. at the plaza. Also, the Aug. 3 concert (tonight) will be a Jazz Camp concert from 3 to 9 p.m. at Stanley Middle School.
Council election set for November
Nomination petitions are available in the city clerk's office for those wishing to run for two city council seats in November.
Candidate statements not exceeding 250 words will be accepted and a $400 deposit is required to cover printing and distribution costs. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 10 but will be extended to Aug. 15 if an incumbent does not file by the deadline.
For information, call 925-253-4221 or visit www.ci.orinda.ca.us.
Council taking break
Town officials are taking a break this month and have canceled town council meetings scheduled for Aug. 8 and 22.
They will resume meeting Sept. 12.
Town offices remodel set
A remodel of the Moraga town offices at 329 Rheem Blvd. will be underway in a few weeks, according to a staff report.
Plans call for the relocation of the finance staff from the Hacienda de las Flores to the Rheem Boulevard location. The town will be converting an old apparatus bay at 331 Rheem Blvd. into a community meeting room and field operations center in order to create more room at 329 Rheem. Staff will relocate in the fall. The Parks and Recreation department will remain at the Hacienda.
Volunteers sought for board spots
The town is seeking volunteers to serve on the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging and the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.
One volunteer is needed for each.
For information, visit www.moraga.ca.us.
Council challenger nominations being taken
The town is accepting nominations for those interested in challenging incumbents Mayor Mike Metcalf and Karen Mendonca, whose council seats are up for election in November. A seat currently occupied by Vice-Mayor Howard Harpham -- who has decided not to run for re-election -- is up for grabs as well.
The submission deadline is Aug. 10, but will be extended until Aug. 15 if at least one incumbent does not file by the deadline.
Interested candidates can contact the town clerk's office at 925-888-7022.
Sleepy Hollow wins Meadow Mini Meet
The Sleepy Hollow Legends placed first among nine Lamorinda swim clubs at the 42nd annual Meadow Mini Meet July 15 at the Meadow Swim and Tennis Club in Orinda.
Almost 650 swimmers, all 8 and younger, took part.
This invitational meet focuses on the younger swimmers with each swimmer competing against others their exact age.
"This meet is designed to give the little kids the chance to win," said Sarah Cunningham, who along with Kellie Williams organized the event for the second year. "This meet evens the playing field and every swimmer feels like a winner."
Orinda Country Club came in second place with Moraga Ranch Swim Club rounding out the top three. All results are as follows:
1. Sleepy Hollow Legends (680.50 pts.)
2. Orinda Country Club (430.50 pts.)
3. Moraga Ranch Swim Club (383.50 pts.)
4. Meadow Swim and Tennis Club (368.50 pts.)
5. Moraga Country Club (328 pts.)
6. Moraga Valley Pool (206 pts.)
7. Orinda Park Pool (189.50 pts.)
8. Campolindo Cabana Club (109.50 pts.)
9. Miramonte Swim Club (109 pts.)
-- Compiled by Jennifer Modenessi and Sam Richards