Orinda Teen Raises Funds in Fight Against Juvenile Arthritis

Contributed PhotoMiramonte senior Marisa Chow and her “Sharknado” team hope to raise $6000 in support of the Arthritis Foundation.     Marisa Chow’s life changed...

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...

Young Local Voices of Democracy Heard Loud and Clear at Ceremony

(Photo Courtesy of VFW District 10)District 10 Commander Mark Steinberg presents Claire Kane with her award for winning the Voice of Democracy essay contest....

District Creates Task Force to Prepare for Next School Year

(Contributed photo)OUSD District Office     While the Orinda Union School District has begun preparing for the 2020-2021 school year, they are waiting to receive...

Orinda Union School District Honors Six Teachers

(Contributed Photo)Janet Friend with a couple of her kindergartners from Glorietta.     Teachers in the Orinda Union School District are known for their caring...

School District Pondering New Tax

    Expecting to be operating in a deficit next year, Orinda school district officials are exploring the possibility of a new parcel tax. ...

Odyssey of the Mind World Champs

(Susan Jordan, Photographer)Team members (left to right): Sophia Kan, Isaac Reader-Taatjes, Santiago Jordan, Diego Aguilar and Lauren Angsupanich.     An Orinda Odyssey of the...

Congratulations to Miramonte Scholarship Winners

(Kim Anderson, Photographer)Orinda Rotary STEM Scholarship was awarded to Drugan Brady, a Miramonte High School student who demonstrated exceptional interest and ability in one of...

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...

Eagle Scout Project Brings Playground Shade to St. Mark’s Preschool

(Contributed Photo) Christian Gee and his portable play structure     Christian Gee, a Miramonte High School freshman and member of Boy Scout Troop 57, recently...

Senior Miramonte Athletes Finally Play During Compressed Seasons

(Mark Bell, Photographer) You can’t keep a good Mat down! The Miramonte Matadors played their last game of the revised football season on Friday, April...

Students Take “The Masks We Wear” to New Level through Drama

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Co-writers/directors Aya Banaja (on screen) and Mina Jenab (R) direct their cast in Honeybee, one of four short plays to be performed...

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...

Orinda Junior Women’s Club Announces Youth Ink

Graphic by FRANK RAMSPOTT The prompt for Youth Ink 2019, “It Matters,” gives young writers the chance to explore the different paths one can take...

Alex Meckes and Owen Pines Honored as Eagle Scouts

(Andy Pines, Photographer)Owen Pines of Troop 303 in Orinda attained Scouts BSA’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, on Sept. 22, 2020. Due to COVID-19 delays,...

The Making of Cub Reporters at The Glorietta Times Student Paper

(Courtesy of Anne Lowell)Front cover of The Glorietta Times newspaper, a 30-page publication, created by grade school students from Glorietta Elementary, during the pandemic...

Creative Writers in Search of Expression Publish Student Magazine

(Alex Neihaus, Photographer)The 2020 roster of Miramonte High School’s creative writing club includes, from the left to right, Alexandra Finegan, Scarlett Mosher, Miriam Yee,...

Educators Raise Alarm Over E-cigarettes as Use By Teens Soars

(Courtesy Of Contra Costa County Office Of Education)Here is a sampling of vaping items confiscated at local schools, according to Emily Justice of the...

Volunteer Hours Win Awards at Boys Team Charity

(Courtesy Julie W. Oliver)Here is the class of 2025 volunteering at White Pony.     A recent press release by Boys Team Charity announced 14...

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