On Friday, 9/26 the Town's telecommunications carrier experienced a major outage causing inbound phone calls to ring, but have no audio. The Town offices were closed Friday, 9/26 but unfortunately direct staff lines and the directory were not available for voice messages for the majority of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience. (click title for full story)
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Be an informed voter and plan to attend (click title for full story) the Moraga Citizens Network (MCN) “Candidates’ Night” on Wednesday, October 1, at 7:30 pm at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga. The three residents running for two open Town Council seats are: Ken Chew, Dave Trotter and Teresa Onoda. All Moragans are encouraged to attend and learn about Town issues.
The opening on the Park and Recreation Commission provide citizens the opportunity to determine the future of parks and recreation in the Town. This advisory body meets once a month and (click title for full story) requires additional preparation time. Submit an application, questionnaire, a letter of interest and resumé to the Town Clerk’s Office, 329 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga. Visit the Town’s website for more information.
Join the community and celebrate the Town’s 40th Anniversary at Saint Mary’s College on Saturday, October 18. Social hour at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Reservations for dinner are required by October 10. (click title for full story) For $75 per person, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, salad, pork loin or grilled salmon, dessert, a commemorative wine glass and a fun-filled evening of stories and remembrances. To Purchase Tickets or for additional information contact Susan Sperry (925) 376-3053.
Save the date - Sunday, October 26, at the Hacienda de las Flores, to attend Oktoberfest 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Volunteers are needed! (click title for full story) For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is presented by the Hacienda Foundation, and all proceeds will go towards Hacienda de las Flores improvements. Gemutlichkeit!
The Town’s Administrative Services Director, Stephanie Hom, spent 24 continuous hours at the Incident Command Post for the French Fire in the Sierra National Forest in August. The wildfire response lasted 13 days, involved 1,800 firefighters, burned 13,835 acres, and cost $19.3 million. Fortunately, there was no loss of life or destruction of residences. The visit was an opportunity to (click title for full story) gain first-hand experience and training in the national response system for natural disasters. The Town extends many thanks to Dennis Rein of Moraga-Orinda Fire District for making it possible and for his consistent support in helping the Town become better prepared to respond to an emergency.
Due to the drought and a mandate from East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) regarding a maximum of two days per week landscape watering, the lawns at the Moraga Commons and Rancho Laguna parks are experiencing more distressed areas than usual during this time of year. Thank you for understanding as the Town (click title for full story) dramatically reduces its landscape watering. For more information, visit EBMUD's website.
The Moraga Police Department has received a number of calls from citizens reporting a current Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam targeting unsuspecting taxpayers. The scam generally involves a caller posing as an IRS agent telling a victim they owe money to the IRS. The caller aggressively demands immediate payment and often (click title for full story) makes threats of arrest or other dire consequences. The actual IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any taxes due via the U.S. mail. If anyone receives a threatening call or believes they are victims of an IRS scam, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online at IRS Scam Reporting.