Student View: Anger, Sadness, Reflection About Senior Year

(Betsy Shandalov, Photographer)In August, before social distancing was the norm, Nicole Van Stralen (orange t-shirt) and her fellow “Senior Ladies” of the Class of...

Orinda Ballet Academy Brings A Sweet Dream Nutcracker to City of...

(Patricia Tomlinson, Photographer)Posing at one of their dress rehearsals, front (L-R) Gemma Leach, Emma Sabo-Nichols, Maya Elkind and Ava Allaire; back (L-R) Frances Giquinto,...

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...

OUSD and Parents Address Concerns About New History Textbooks

(Tristan Shaugnessy, Photographer) Cover illustration for one of the social studies textbooks the OUSD Board agreed to purchase in June; this one comes with controversy...

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...

National Charity League Lamorinda Honors Class of 2022

(Courtesy of National Charity League)Miramonte High School members of the Class of 2022 are front row (L-R) Riley George, Allison Smith, Ava Caballero, Adriana...

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...

Local Water Polo Boys Compete and Bring Home USA Wins from...

(Lauren Smith, Photographer)Bringing home wins for the USA, (L-R) Brock Zamanian and Dashiell “Dash” McFarland competed in the Fina Junior Water Polo World Championships...

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...

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,...

All Fall High School Sports Postponed

(Henry Hill, Photographer)Football players take in a practice but with social distancing.     The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body of California high...

ORINDA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT – Volunteers needed for Citizens’ Bond...

The Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) will:     Inform the public about expenditures of bond proceeds from recently passed Measures E & I.  ...

Sleepy Hollow Celebrates Every Swimmer at B Invitational

(Dana Chappone, Photographer)Front row (L-R): Gigi Fitzsimmons, Colin Lai, Gracie Walburg and Cameron Zener. Back row (L-R): Paige Sanders, Stephen Klein, Daniel Lucas and...

Miramonte Students Perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(Jennifer Linardon, Photographer)     Miramonte High School students performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Oct. 27-29, under the direction of Heather Cousins, theater arts teacher...

Miramonte Latin Students Seize the Day at Classical Convention

(Contributed Photo)Members of Miramonte’s Latin Club show their spirit, with a silly twist, at the National Junior Classical Convention in July.     This summer...

County Office of Education Reaches Agreement with School Association

(Jeff Heyman, Photograher) Orinda’s Miramonte High School, which is part of the Acalanes Union High School District, is one of the schools operating under the...

Orinda Schools Come Together to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(Latika Malkani, Photographer) A yard sign in front of Latika Malkani’s home is one of several signs Miramonte’s Parent’s Club DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)...

School District Prepares to Spend $105 Million in Bond Money, Holds...

    Orinda school officials presented a mixed report on school finances recently as they prepare to spend $105 million in voter-approved bonds while...

Teens Express Essence of Lamorinda in Lafayette’s First Public Mural

Mimi Bommarito, Photographer Orinda architect Lara Dutto (back row, 2nd from left) and her talented team of young artists created the mural Our Home, recently...

Troop 237 Honors New Eagle Scouts

(Contributed Photo) Orinda Troop 237 members Jackson Painter, Marcus O’Neill, Will Barber, Campbell Hoskins and Max Coons each completed a community service project to achieve...

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