Lamorinda Preschool Fair Pulls it All Together for Parents

Lamorinda Moms (LM) 21st annual preschool fair Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oakwood Athletic Club Gym is expected to...

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,...

Wagner Ranch Green Team Gets Serious About Reducing Waste

(Larissa Khosla, Photographer)Wagner Ranch students and Green Team members Lucy McLoughlin (L) and Riya Kumar make sure food waste ends up in the compost...

OUSD Employee of the Year, Michelle Brobak, Honored by State...

(Contributed Photo)     Michelle Brobak, secretary of Del Rey Elementary School, was selected as one of six California Classified School Employees of the Year,...

Kinder/TK Registration Set for February

    Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration for children entering an Orinda public school in August will be open Feb. 3-6. On those dates,...

National Charity League Members Show Love to Heart Patients

(Contributed Photo) The Acalanes Area Chapter of National Charity League (NCL) delivered more than 150 heart pillows to the John Muir Cardiac Unit in support of patients who are recovering from...

Winter Ball Culminates Year of Volunteering for Local Debutantes

(James Brian Studios, Photographer)Ten young women were celebrated for their accomplishments and philanthropic contributions at the 62nd Annual Winter Ball. Back row (L-R): Lauren...

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...

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...

Reopening of Schools Proves No Easy Task

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Will playgrounds remain empty this fall (or sparsely used with disinfectant used between classes allowed outside to play on them) and empty...

OIS’s Bulldog Theater presents The Addams Family Young@Part Musical

JEANETTE LIPP The “Zombie” cast and crew of OIS’s The Addams Family: Young@Part pictured above are preparing to bring the musical comedy to the Bulldog...

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...

Hill Branch Winter Ball Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital

(Contributed Photo)     Nearly 400 guests attended the 61st annual Winter Ball on December 18, produced by Hill Branch of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital...

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 –...

Electronics Get a Time Out on Low-Tech Tuesdays at Orinda Academy

(Laura Turnbull, Photographer) Orinda Academy students Theo Jacobs and William Garman enjoy a game of Jenga on a 20-minute break between classes.     On one...

Mats Public Speaking Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive

(Contributed Photo)     For more than a decade, the Miramonte Public Speaking program has maintained the annual tradition of organizing a food drive with...

Miramonte Youth Environmentalists Create Project HEART to Help Local Restaurants

(Courtesy Yuji Watanabe) (L-R) Ryan Sinnreich, Julian Rustigian, Aidan Chan, Vajra Vo, Wyatt Barnes, Jonas Dao, Devon Bradley, Leo Cardozo, James Patrick, Dalai Vo, Sheng...

Grief, Sadness, Ingenuity as Schools Suddenly Shut

(Mimi Bommarito, Photographer)Miramonte Senior Eli Goldsmith stands next to a yard sign celebrating the 2020 Miramonte High School graduates. All 320 Matador grads received...

OUSD Installs Water Tanks, Gets $10K in Fire Prevention Effort

(Contributed Photo)(L-R) Keenan Account Executive Kyle McKibbin, OUSD Director of Facilities Stuart House, OUSD Board President Hillary Weiner and OUSD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn...

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