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This a podcast for and about residents of Lamorinda. It aims to foster community within Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga by facilitating personal and professional connections, assist with information sharing and tapping neighborly expertise and shared interests.

Lamorinda Living Jennifer LaForce

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

This a podcast for and about residents of Lamorinda. It aims to foster community within Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga by facilitating personal and professional connections, assist with information sharing and tapping neighborly expertise and shared interests.

    Lafayette's Craig Isaacs discusses his Pandemic Porch-traits project

    Lafayette's Craig Isaacs discusses his Pandemic Porch-traits project

    Craig has combined his passion for photography with his desire to help during the pandemic.  Craig takes family pictures on porches in exchange for a donation to the Monument Crisis Center.  Having raised more than 75k, Craig expresses his gratitude to those who have participated and donated to this important ongoing cause and reminds folks it's not too late to participate!

    • 22 min
    Lafayette's Christine Raymond discusses her magazine: Lafayette Social.

    Lafayette's Christine Raymond discusses her magazine: Lafayette Social.

    Owner of Lafayette Social, Christine discusses how this local magazine came to be and how it supports her passion for creating connections and community. 

    • 31 min
    Lafayette's Graham Wiseman talks mental health in Lamorinda high schools

    Lafayette's Graham Wiseman talks mental health in Lamorinda high schools

    Graham's son was an Acalanes student when he took his own life.  Graham has dedicated his life to ensuring other parents don't ever have to experience a similar loss.  Graham talks about his advocacy for school wellness centers and how Lamorindans can watch for signs of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in children.

    • 37 min
    Moraga's Karen Ferguson discusses refugee resettlement

    Moraga's Karen Ferguson discusses refugee resettlement

    Karen Ferguson is the former director of the Northern California branch of the International Rescue Committee.  She discusses her work in the global humanitarian sector, the process of refugee resettlement, and what skills she acquired running a non-governmental organization. 

    • 38 min
    Lafayette's Sharp Barbershop discusses what makes their shop special

    Lafayette's Sharp Barbershop discusses what makes their shop special

    Sharp Barber shop owners, EJ and Sheldon, discuss how they created the “Cheers” environment at a barbershop right here in Lafayette.  The shop with a cult following, the owners discuss their services which include an optional shot of the finest whisky, a great music playlist and the haircut you deserve.  Calling all dads looking for the perfect venue for a father-son outing.  This could be your spot. 

    • 30 min
    Lafayette's Sandra Ann Harris discusses her new book: Say Goodbye To Plastic.

    Lafayette's Sandra Ann Harris discusses her new book: Say Goodbye To Plastic.

    Mom, author and product of K-12 Orinda schooling, Sandra Ann Harris reflects on her lightbulb moment picking up her son from daycare when she realized that plastic was everywhere.  She has now written a book to share her life hacks for plastic-free living.  Sandra Ann reveals "easy buttons" at Whole Foods, how to flag your Amazon account for no plastic packaging and how to vote with your wallet.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

reneedmartin ,

Great podcast!

Love that it’s local thank you!

SJRL ,

Excellent Podcast

Very interesting if you live in Moraga, Orinda or Lafayette.

Love the warmer sound of the more recent episodes, sounds like NPR.

Keep it up!

Stephanie Ostapowich ,

Great podcast!

I love this podcast and the host. Thank you for taking the time to put together these cool stories for this community. You rock!

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