National Charity League Hosts “Non-Partisan Civics for Teen Girls”

(Shirley DeFrancisci, Photographer)Acalanes and Lamorinda Chapters of the National Charity League hosted their first non-partisan civics for teen girls event at Miramonte High School...

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,...

OUSD Candidates Vie for School District Seats at Public Forum

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)On Thursday, Oct. 13, the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Orinda Union School District’s (OUSD) school board...

Mats Hand Broncos Their First Loss

(Mark Bell, Photographer)     Miramonte High School Senior Bennett Destino #22, running back for the Miramonte Matadors, alludes would be Bronco tacklers. The Mats handed...

Jarret Zundel Studies Mandarin in Taiwan with Scholarship Program

(Brady Liao, Photographer0Jarret Zundel (right) with his new friend Marilyn Shi, a study abroad classmate, spent a Saturday night at a famous mall in...

City Council Honors Anne Parr for Decades of Teaching Ceramics

(Jeff Heyman, Photogarpher)Anne Parr, who taught ceramics classes at the Orinda Community Center for nearly 50 years, stands outside the kiln room that will...

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...

Top Awards to Volunteers at boys team charity Orinda TeamMates

(Courtesy of boys team charity Orinda TeamMates)Casey Scheiner (Class of 2024) was honored for the most philanthropy hours, earning 100 hours, among his btc...

My One-Month in the Ukraine War

(Ogei Anton, Photographer)Ogei Anton captured this image from the outskirts of where he lived in Chernihiv, a small town in Northern Ukraine. The 17-year-old...

ONE Orinda Welcomes Emily Allen

(Amelia Cassar, Phoyographer)Orinda ONE welcomed Emily Allen to the team as executive director. Emily and Brad Allen have two daughters who attend Miramonte High...

Orinda Boy Scouts Troop 303 Celebrates Proud New Eagle Scouts

(Paul Dolan, Photographer)Six Orinda Scouts were honored in June for earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout (L-R) Cyrus Claassen, Alex Kohr, Nicolai Bell,...

Lamorinda Idol Winners

(Adarsh Gupta, Photographer)Palig Horoupian won the 6-8 grade solo competition singing A Million Reasons. She is a 7th grader at Orinda Intermediate School.(Dan Klein,...

Shelby’s and AAUW-OML Unite to Support Local Scholarships

(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch is partnering with Shelby’s Restaurant, in order to raise money for local scholarships on Tuesday,...

Schools Adopt New Mission Statement and Strategic Directions

(Andrea Madison, Photographer)The Orinda Union School District Board of Trustees adopted their new Mission Statement and Strategic Plan this past May. The review and...

Orinda Back To School Updates for next School Year 2022-2023

(Photo courtesy of Aida Glimme)The new multipurpose room at Sleepy Hollow Elementary, will give students a welcome new addition to the school space.     It’s...

Miramonte Sophomore Ryan Aars Happy to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

(Maura Aars, Photographer)Orinda resident, Ryan Aars, age 16, is a Miramonte sophomore and was excited to receive his Eagle Scout rank. He proudly wears...

Wagner Ranch Students Place Second in Odyssey Finals

(Scott Campbell, Photographer)Wagner Ranch Elementary fourth grade students took Second Place in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, May 28 (L-R) Drew Alameda,...

Young Punk / Metal Band Member with Audio Engineer Aspirations

(Courtesy of Nick Morosini) Local, young band members of Hell Bound Pound (L-R) Nick Morosini (bass), Marcos Hernandez (drums, behind pillar) and Alex Hernandez (guitar)...

Fourth Grade Students Head to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

(Scott Campbell, Photographer)The Wagner Ranch Elementary team was excited to compete in their handmade costumes at the Nor Cal State Competition March 26, where...

Youth Ink and Poul Anderson Writing Contest Winners Announced

(Bella Shirin, Photographer)Writers and their families gathered for the Youth Ink awards ceremony May 15, sharing their winning submissions. The three proud winners were...

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