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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

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    • 5.0, 13 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.

    Lamorinda's Drive Up DJ RyanO

    Lamorinda's Drive Up DJ RyanO

    Ryan O discusses his innovative community event to inject joy into neighborhoods during the shelter-in-place.  Ryan has gone viral with his 30 minute block parties that bring all generations into the streets for a socially-distant dance party.  Long time DJ, who runs a mobile entertainment company, Ryan discusses the best way of ensuring an event becomes a memory and his go-to songs for the 7, 21, 40 and 60 year old!

    • 31 min
    Lafayette's Dana Green talks buying and selling homes in Lamorinda

    Lafayette's Dana Green talks buying and selling homes in Lamorinda

    Top Lamorinda realtor Dana Green discusses home values during the pandemic as migration patterns trend away from high-density cities. Dana shares what she looks for when evaluating a house on the market and what she suggests as home investments to ensure value holds for sellers. Listen to find out what black bark signifies and why Dana says home buying is really about emotions.

    • 34 min
    Moraga Superintendent Mr. Burns discusses how schools will re-open this Fall

    Moraga Superintendent Mr. Burns discusses how schools will re-open this Fall

    Discussions cover the planned hybrid schedule, the role of community pods, what happens if teachers opt out and how the distance learning experience will be enhanced.

    • 33 min
    Moraga's Ellide Smith, Chair of Campolindo's Parent's Club on Diversity and Inclusion

    Moraga's Ellide Smith, Chair of Campolindo's Parent's Club on Diversity and Inclusion

    Ellide discusses the recent surge in club membership as Lamorinda takes a hard look at racism on the local level, and particularly at the high schools.   Ellide discusses the parent club's mission and action items, reflects on what strong school administration leadership looks like and who is rising to the challenge. 

    • 47 min
    Moraga's Justin Cole discusses the creation of his dance studio - Joy In Motion.

    Moraga's Justin Cole discusses the creation of his dance studio - Joy In Motion.

    Justin Cole shares how his life trajectory changed after a 2014 coffee meeting with co-founder Linda Craig which resulted in the birth of the Joy In Motion dance studio.  Justin talks his core values, pandemic challenges and what TV show he never misses. 

    • 28 min
    Lafayette's Holly Jean Jackson discusses business coaching

    Lafayette's Holly Jean Jackson discusses business coaching

    Lafayette Chamber's go-to coach, Holly Jean Jackson, discusses coaching Lamorinda residents on how to launch or grow local businesses.  Holly talks about conducting market research, drafting business plans, pitching funders & scaling a business.  Her Chamber classes include How to Build a Brand; Business Time Saving Tools and, most recently, Living and Working with Social Distance.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 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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