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2014-01-07 23:28:58

Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School and Trade2Save.com launch a Cell Phone Drive to fund more iPads in the classroom. Moraga, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Students at Joaguin Moraga Intermediate School have started the new school year with a goal to enhance their learning in the classroom - by turning donated cell phones into iPads for class. The donated phones will then be resold by Trade2Save.com to raise the cash needed. The goal is backed by a recent study which demonstrates that...

2009-12-14 09:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concetta F. Conkling of Moraga, CA, retired Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA, has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) -- the nearly 90-year-old organization to which Helen Keller devoted more than 40 years of her life. Headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Huntington, WV, AFB is dedicated to...

2009-03-26 14:31:44

Students at a California college have failed to break a 50-year-old record for the number of people that can be stuffed into a phone booth. The new attempt was made Wednesday at St. Mary's College in Moraga, which happened to be the 50th anniversary of the day a photographer snapped a picture on campus of 22 students stuffed into a single booth, the Contra Costa Times reported. Joe Munroe got the picture into Life magazine, which later selected it as one of its photos of the century. Some...

2009-03-11 08:00:00

Saint Mary's Students Continue in Stuffing Tradition MORAGA, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- What: An event commemorating the March 1959 LIFE photo of 22 Saint Mary's College students crammed inside a telephone booth. This month teams of Saint Mary's students - more accustomed to iPhones than pay phones - will battle to best the alumni record, squeezing as many as possible into a phone booth. The...

2008-10-10 09:00:52

Moraga Biotechnology, an adult stem cell company, has licensed its blood-derived blastomere-like stem cells to Pharmacells headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. The licensing agreement provides Pharmacells access to Moraga's proprietary adult stem cell technology for banking its blastomere-like stem cells (BLSCs) that have been isolated, processed, and cryopreserved from the blood of individuals. Moraga's scientists have found that its BLSCs are able to differentiate into most tissues and...

2008-10-09 21:00:24

By Dave Trotter IN 2006, I made open space and ridge line protection central goals in my campaign for election to the Moraga Town Council. Two years later, I wholeheartedly endorse Measure K in support of these goals. I am writing this to set the record straight about what Measure K is truly about, in light of the misinformation campaign being waged against it. It's tempting to imagine Moraga's open space and ridge lines are sufficiently protected under current regulations, but that is...

2008-10-08 03:00:26

Moraga Biotechnology Corporation, an adult stem cell company based in Los Angeles, California, announces the licensing of its blood-derived Blastomere-Like Stem Cells (BLSCs) with Pharmacells, Ltd. headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. The licensing agreement provides Pharmacells access to Moraga's proprietary adult stem cell technology for banking its BLSCs that have been isolated, processed, and cryopreserved from the blood of individuals. Moraga's scientists have found that its BLSCS are...

2008-10-02 21:00:23

By Lamorinda Sun Lafayette Joint City Council and Planning Commission: 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Lafayette Community Center, Manzanita Room, 500 St. Marys Road. -- Circulation Commission: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Lafayette Community Center, Manzanita Room, 500 St. Marys Road. -- Creeks Commission: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite 265. -- Crime Prevention Commission: 7 p.m. Sept. 24, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite 265. -- Design Review Commission: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Lafayette Community Center,...

2008-07-29 03:01:05

By Sam Richards, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 29--LAFAYETTE -- Musicians love playing, most of them in front of appreciative crowds. The soon-to-begin third season of the "Rock the Plaza" series in downtown Lafayette will give some locals a chance to do that. The Red House All-Stars, made up largely of musicians associated with Walnut Creek's Red House Studios, kick off this year's downtown Lafayette summer concert series Friday. The Ramblers, also with ties to Red...

2007-11-14 09:00:00

By Malaika Fraley, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Nov. 14--WALNUT CREEK -- A 30-year-old man who shot and killed his abusive father at the family's Moraga home in 1998 pleaded no contest Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter. Jason Kish faces a 16-year prison sentence for the death of 46-year-old Rodney "Big Kim" Kish, an Oakland native who ran a pest control business. Kish was scheduled to start his third trial on charges of first-degree murder Tuesday morning when Superior...