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Grow your Own Vegetables!
Mar.14.2013
  Reader’s Request   Dear Cynthia: I’m considering taking your advice and growing some vegetables in my flower garden this year, however, I’m not sure growing my own is a good financial decision. When I look at the cost of seeds, plants, fertilizer, watering, weeding, and my time, I think this is an expensive proposition. Convince me. Skeptical in...
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Mar.13.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 07; Issue 2
  The Cost of “Free Music” By Lucy Portnoff   Many Lamorinda teens, myself included, listen to music almost constantly. Music provides enjoyment, relaxation, and effective stress relief when dealing with the workload of high school. However, because teens are listening to music so frequently, favorite songs and genres can become boring and repetitive....
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Mar.01.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 07; Issue 1
    THE APP RAP   By Alex Pawlakos   App: Google Maps by Google Inc. For:  All smartphones Price:   Free The Google Maps app was available for all smartphone users until a few months ago when Apple decided to drop it in favor of its own mapping app. IPhone owners were not at all pleased, so Apple went back to including Google Maps...
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Konnie Guo, a Club BTSYA writer
Feb.28.2013
lamorinda Weekly Volume 07; Issue 1
  By Konnie Guo The saying “ignorance is bliss” is inaccurate. Though it may be nice to relax or simply sweep challenging subjects under the proverbial rug, there are some issues that cannot be ignored.  Elder abuse is a very real problem in the United States affecting more than 2.1 million Americans each year, not including undocumented cases (APA). If...
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Red branched Maple
Feb.28.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 07; Issue 1
  Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian-Branching Out!   By Cynthia Brian   “A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches. Thus having prepared their buds against a sure winter, the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.” William Carlos Williams   I was wrong! Oh, so wrong! And how thrilled I am that I was.  One would think that history...
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Magenta orchids
Feb.14.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 06; Issue 25
  Ask Cynthia Brian-Cymbidiums Reader’s Request   Hi Cynthia: I noticed that you include orchids as one of your favorite plants in your articles. They are beautiful but I know they are hard to grow. Any suggestions? Thanks for the great advice always. Maggie in Moraga Hi Maggie: You are absolutely right that I LOVE (with all capitals and in BOLD) any...
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Caie Kelley is a reporter with Express Yourself! Teen Radio
Feb.13.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 06; Issue 25
  By Caie Kelley               These days, one does not have to go far to register a growing concern about teenagers’ addiction to technology. “Text, text, text, all you ever do is text,” says my mom. “The Internet is turning high-schoolers into useless, unsociable blobs,” a substitute teacher once declared.  Even...
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Create a memory garden
Feb.03.2013
lamorinda Weekly Volume 06; Issue 24
  Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian- Love Potions for the Garden   By Cynthia Brian   “Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." Ella Fitzgerald     Thank goodness Valentine’s Day is celebrated in February otherwise these could be considered the most miserable twenty-eight days of the year in the Northern...
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Caie Kelley is a reporter with Express Yourself! Teen Radio
Feb.02.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 06; Issue 24
  Prom Planning: Is it too Early? By Youngjoo Ahn and Caie Kelley   Two Miramonte teens express their opposing opinions about preparing for Prom Night.   Question: Is Early Prom Preparation Necessary?   (YES) Youngjoo Ahn: Before I was actually a high school student, I thought high school would be the most glamorous time of my life. In my...
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Feb.01.2013
Lamorinda Weekly Volume 06; Issue 24
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