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Prepare Your Home for Winter

Though our temperate Northern California climate doesn’t necessitate ‘battening down the hatches’ for fall and winter, even a bit of cold and rain can have an impact on our homes. The onset of daylight savings (November 4) tends to be a good time to look around your home and assess any needed repairs. Here are a few important home maintenance tasks that we recommend take...

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It’s Pumpkin Season

We at the Dana Green Team are not immune to the pumpkin craze. We too await the annual local coffee shops’ pumpkin spice lattes, and we always look forward to Orchard Nursery’s Harvest Festival. We start decorating our homes with white and orange varietals the minute they make their appearance at Trader Joe’s and Diablo Foods (even though it might still be 85 degrees outside),...

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Lamorinda’s Friday Night Lights

Can’t make it to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara for an NFL game this fall? Didn’t manage to get to Flushing Meadows for the US Open? No worries. The Lamorinda area has plenty of athletic competition that can be enjoyed by all. And who needs a Michael Mina 49ers Tailgate when you can relish a meal of hot dogs, chips, and soda prepared by our...

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Perfect Fall Weather Activities

September often produces some of the Bay Area’s best weather: cool mornings, sunny days, and mild evenings. Let’s all get outside and enjoy this perfect time before the Fall chill inevitably hits. Here are some of our favorite activities: Giants Baseball: You don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy a day at the ballpark, especially when you have upper deck seats with a...

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Elevate your Student’s Back-to-School Lunch

You’ll recognize back to school season by the early morning and late afternoon traffic patterns of school drop-off and pick-up. The excitement of a new school year is often a bit hampered by the onset of the dreaded sack lunch. Peanut butter and jelly – again? Surprise your student by elevating the lunch game with these fun and healthy ideas: Start with a new lunch...

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DIY Backyard Movie Night

As we enter the last weeks of summer, make the most of perfect August nights with a do-it-yourself backyard movie night. This is a fun and easy way to bring friends, family, and neighbors together to toast both the end of a great Lamorinda summer and the start of a fantastic school year. You can go either ‘high’ or ‘low’ with your set-up, but either...

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Lake Tahoe, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, Tourism

Family Fun Summer Getaways

We are fortunate to live in an area with many great getaway opportunities close by. A night or two at any of these local gems will make you feel as relaxed and refreshed as if you’d taken off a whole week. And the best part? Each is a short drive away: The Clement Hotel, Palo Alto: This is one of our favorite hotel secrets in...

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Looking for Summer Fun? We Got You.

School is out and the lazy days of swimming and backyard barbecues are here. We love Lafayette in the summertime, but it’s fun to mix up the routine every now and then. Here are some of our favorite Bay Area summer activities to help you expand your warm weather horizons: Watch the planes land at SFO: Take your airplane fans to the San Francisco Airport...

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Summertime = Reading Time

Remember the long, lazy summer days of childhood? How did you spend your time? I spent my summers swimming, having sleepovers with friends, and reading. I loved to read in the summer when it was just for fun and not something I had to do. My best friend Danielle and I would go to the old library on St. Mary’s Road, register for summer reading...

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Night at the Library

Kick off your summer at one of Lafayette’s coolest community parties, Night at the Library,  benefitting the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. I love this annual event, and I love our library for so many reasons. I believe a great library can serve as the foundation of a great community, and our library is a perfect example. In this one central place at the corner...

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Why I Support Children’s Hospital Oakland

Whether you’ve visited or not, you’re likely familiar with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO) and its main facility located adjacent to Highway 24. We are fortunate to be located so close to this world class, state-of-the-art facility that treats more children than any other pediatric hospital in the Bay Area. It’s because of gratitude and admiration that I’ve long been a supporter of CHO...

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Join Me at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Notes & Words Benefit: May 12

I am so proud to once again be a Rock Star sponsor of Kelly Corrigan’s 9th annual Notes & Words benefit for Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), Saturday, May 12, 2018. Alone, Kelly herself is a witty and inspiring author and speaker, but when she gathers together a group of noted musicians, singers, and literary figures for an annual evening of entertainment, the star power mega-wattage...

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LPIE Power

What exactly does Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) do for the students in each of our public schools? It’s difficult to quantify LPIE’s innumerable and valuable contributions, many of which are tangible, and some that are not. Parents with a student in the Lafayette school system have all felt the effects of LPIE in some way. When a child proudly shares artwork made in class,...

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Lafayette Schools are Powered by LPIE

Ask residents why they selected Lafayette as their home and many will say “the schools.” Lafayette’s public elementary and secondary schools consistently receive high rankings. While parent and community participation is one key to the success of our top quality education system, we attribute much of the success to Lafayette’s tried-and-true education foundation, Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE). While LPIE’s upcoming annual fundraising event is...

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Happy Lamorinda Trails

One of the joys of Lamorinda living is our convenient proximity to outdoor recreational spaces. Each of our towns – Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda – boast a bevy of easily accessible hiking trails that encourage outdoor living. Take a walk along any of these paths not only to fulfill fitness goals, but to also get a sense of what ‘community’ truly feels like. For Lamorinda...

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Spring is in the Air: It’s Garden Planning Time

While temperatures have been unpredictable lately, with highs near 80 and lows dipping into the 30’s, Spring is definitely in the air and it’s time to think about your garden. Some of us at the Dana Green Team have a green thumb. We are fortunate to have Orchard Nursery as a local resource. At Orchard, you’ll find answers to any gardening question you may have....

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Lafayette Winter Comfort Foods

Wondering what to have for dinner? In our office, at about 4pm or so, we often find ourselves talking about our favorite dishes and local menu items, and what we are having for dinner. We love sharing with each other our go-to dishes and thought it would be fun to share them with you too (and lucky for us all can be take-out!). These Lafayette...

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Bay Area Outings

While it’s a fact that Lamorinda offers all we need for a happy life, it would be a shame to miss some of the amazing and endless Bay Area activities that surround us. It’s true that people from all over the world travel to Northern California for the abundance of cultural riches and natural resources. From North to South, and East to West, we’ve gathered...

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Dana Green – Lafayette’s 2018 Business Person of the Year!

I’ve received various recognitions over the years since I started working as a Lafayette Realtor. I have been grateful for each and every acknowledgement. But this one is special: I’ve been chosen by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as their 2018 Business Person of the Year. To be recognized by the business leaders in my hometown for what is my passion – connecting people, businesses,...

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New Year’s Tips for Home and Garden

For many of us, the new year is a time for making resolutions. Rather than focus on what we should do (exercise more, read more), let’s focus on what we can do to make our home environment and outdoor living spaces welcoming and ready for upcoming springtime weather. Tackle some of these to-do’s now, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the imminent sunshine and the...

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