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...

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...

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...

Orinda Piano Students Shine at Music Teachers’ State Convention

(Chris Casado, Photographer)(L-R) Claire Casado, Olivia Falk, music teacher Katharine Austin, Linus Buchholz and Jonah Chan     Each year, a select group of music...

Eagle Scout Project at Park Marks Historic Railroad in Orinda

(Contributed Photo)Boy Scout Aiden Swenson holds his Certificate of Recognition awarded by the City of Orinda for his installation of the historic sign.    ...

Register for NorCal Kids Triathalon

(Lauren Bennett, Photographer) These young triathletes are suited up and ready for the swimming portion of last year’s competition.     Athletes between the ages...

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...

Five Graduate from Holden High School

(Contributed Photo)     On Friday, June 7, five seniors graduated from Orinda’s Holden High School: Calvin van Eckhardt, Laela Balch, Andrew Bracken, Anya Upson...

Creative Writing Contest Winners

Audrey Lambert Julia Lima Chaya Tong Michael Lin     An abundance of writing talent marked the 2019 Poul Anderson Creative Writing contest as judges strived to select...

Music Students Support Rett Foundation

(Contributed Photo)     The Music Students Service League of Contra Costa (MSSL) collaborated with Macy’s Walnut Creek on May 4 to host their second...

Orinda Children Deliver 300 ‘Peace Kits’ to Paradise Students Impacted by...

(Contributed Photo)Children from Ponderosa Elementary School explore items in their Peace Kits with the help of an Orinda Union School District student.     Scented...

100 Girl Entrepreneurs Plan to Set Up Shop at Wilder May...

(Contributed Photo)Girls Crushing It participant Avah Zarrin displays her line of handbags at the nonprofit’s pop-up shop in December.     After a highly successful...

More Than 200 Girls Take Part in STEAM Conference

(Lynda Leonard, Photographer) Presenter architect Kelli Franz, co-founder of atelier-KS, works with a participant during an architecture workshop entitled “Drawings to Three Dimension Models” at...

12 Lamorinda Young Women Receive Scholarships from local AAUW

(Contributed Photo)(back row, l to r) Eden Hall; Jennifer Giron; Madeleine Termondt; Madeleine Martin; Nicole Hui; Michelle Shen;, Genie Lee; Dr. Claire...

Orinda Students Head to Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament

(Nancy Phan Fields, Photographer)Orinda Rotary #42350 Team (L to R): Abby Kim, Livia Phan Fields, Aimee Steinmeier, Coach Angelica Steinmeier, Caitlin Chan, Zia Cohn, Ava Yap, Sannam Tognotti and Odyssey of the...

OIS Student Performers Get Footloose

(Contributed Photo) The Pop Cast, along with two other casts and a student technical crew, present OIS’s Getting to Know…Footloose at the Bulldog Theater on April 25-27. Based...

Register for Lamorinda Idol

    Calling all singers! Interested contestants for this year’s Lamorinda Idol can register from April 1 – 30.  A program of the Lamorinda...

2019 Summer Camp Guide Sends Kids From Alice to Zooland

(Contributed Photo)The best camp songs have hand motions, as demonstrated by the kids at St. Stephens Episcopal Church camp. (Contributed Photo)Camp Community Arts kids and...

Hands-Down Winning Candidate in Sister City Exchange Seeks Host Family

    Erik Stoklasa is a 16-year-old ready for adventure. He can hardly believe his good fortune at being offered the opportunity to travel...

Submissions Open for Creative Writing Contest

    Students with a passion for writing have a chance to win $500 and their moment of fame with 2019 Poul Anderson Creative...

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