Registration Open for 18th Annual High School 
Visual Arts Competition

(Contributed Graphic)     The Lamorinda Arts Council reminds the area’s students and families that online registration for its 18th Annual High School Visual Arts...

OUSD Kinder/TK Registration – February

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for children entering an Orinda public school in August 2021 will be open Feb. 1 – 4....

Wagner Ranch Nature Area Provides Joy for Children in the Outdoors

(William Hudson, Photographer)Ayla Montane (standing) and Sabrina Sellers pause for a minute on a valley oak that fell during a storm, while walking the...

Exhilarating Process for Miramonte High School Student Magazine Staff

(Moona Nandi, Photographer)Miramonte’s Journalism Club students (L-R) Alex Finegan, Mia Singleton, Chaya Tong, Scarlett Mosher, Miriam Yee and Olivia Eukel, proudly showcase their 2018-19...

Nonprofit Girls Crushing It Creates Girlpreneurs and Confidence

(Shelly Hamalian of Shutterbug94549)Catherine Foster, Orinda resident and Founder of Falaloops, an accessories business launched through the Girls Crushing It program.     How do...

Pivoting to Hybrid Learning Soon

(Alicia Keenan, Photographer)Miramonte junior Ania Keenan has a “classroom” in her bedroom that she uses for distance learning.     Although Contra Costa County...

Students Return to In-Person Learning Currently on Hold

(Contributed Photo)Members of Glorietta Elementary School’s Ensemble choir have been working with music directors Ron Pickett and Christina Holling and the ensemble choirs at...

Orinda Junior Women’s Club Announces Youth Ink 2021

    The Orinda Junior Women’s Club’s (Orinda Juniors) annual creative writing contest, Youth Ink 2021, will once again be open to all middle...

Presidential Spotlight Shines on Wagner Ranch 4th Grade Student

(Michelle Swaney, Photographer)Agnes Swaney as 9-year-old presidential candidate Kaley Gurlbaus.     Let’s call this “funk” news: mostly fake, but lots of fun. What if...

OUSD Has More Homework to Reopen Schools

(Contributed Photo)OUSD School Board Member Jason Kaune is shown on a Poly Studio Camera at the Oct. 14 board meeting. The board was trying...

AAUW-OML Announces Girls4STEM Webinars

(Courtesy of Christy Tormey) Christy Tormey will present “Refinery 101” in the first webinar on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.     The American Association...

Distance Learning for Parents, Not Just For The Kids

(Markus Winkler/Unsplash, Photographer)Orinda parents are taking online Zoom sessions offered through the Orinda Union School District, courses to help them navigate the new-normal of...

New Committee Urges School District to Address Racism, Diversity

(Contributed Graphic)The logo of the Committee for Multicultural Educational Reform in the Acalanes Union High School District.     Citing racism in Orinda schools, a...

Orinda Homes Convert To Classrooms With Distance Learning

(Charleen Earley, Photographer)Orinda parents Michael and Janey McWhorter said their three sons, Ross (9), CJ (12) and Cameron (7), will miss their friends...

Winners of the Annual Lamorinda Idol Announced Via Webinar

(Contributed Photo)The Elkind Sisters received the Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Groups Award.(Contributed Photo)Svea Peterson won the Audience Award.(Contributed Photo)Miranda Klein received the Kindergarten –...

Soccer Club Offers Free Clinics

(Photo Courtesy of Lamorinda Soccer Club)Young players work on skills during a practice at Wilder Field. Lamorinda Soccer is offering a free clinic for...

School Gardens Provide Education and Outdoor Opportunities

(Susan DiStefano, Photorgrapher)Sleepy Hollow Elementary School garden was a buzz with activity as student and parent volunteers keep the gardens in top shape. With...

Orinda Girls Jump Onboard as Scouts Open Door to Females

(Angelica Steinmeier, Photographer)Members of Scouts BSA, both boys and girls, enjoyed a day at Rock City Park at Mount Diablo prior to COVID-19 restrictions.  ...

OUSD Discusses Childcare for Orinda Students During the Pandemic

    In a special school board meeting held via Zoom on Aug. 3, Orinda Union School District (OUSD) board members, teachers and parents...

School Boards Develop Hybrid Plan But Classes Must Be Virtual

(Contributed Graphic)The Orinda Union School District made hybrid schedules like this one for students who choose to attend classes partly on campus.    ...

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