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...

Five Graduate from Holden High School

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

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...

School Boards Develop Hybrid Plan But Classes Must Be Virtual

(Contributed Graphic)The Orinda Union School District made hybrid schedules like this one for students who choose to attend classes partly on campus.    ...

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...

Teenage Art at 16th Annual VAC and Stanley Jazz Ambassadors at...

(Contributed Photo) Students, parents, teachers and art lovers are all smiles at last year’s Visual Arts Competition awards ceremony and artist reception. This year’s student...

Miramonte Boosters 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

(Contributed Photo)Steve Harwood announces a Miramonte basketball game.     The Miramonte Boosters Club will induct Steve Harwood, Garth Haynes, Brett Jackson, Bill Maze, Megan...

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...

Lafayette and Moraga Arts Ambassadors Wake Up Gallery with Student Art

(Elana O'Loskey, Phtotographer) Larysa Larson (center), an art teacher in the Moraga School District, congratulates Aliyah Yang (left) and Mailena Yang (right) who received blue...

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...

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...

Nonprofit Girls Crushing It Creates Girlpreneurs and Confidence

(Shelly Hamalian of Shutterbug94549)Catherine Foster, Orinda resident and Founder of Falaloops, an accessories business launched through the Girls Crushing It program.     How do...

Mindful Littles and Teens Help Las Trampas Students with Art Projects

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Cheryl Havitatos of Orinda’s Mindful Littles and a Carondolet High School student work on a craft project with an adult student...

Youth Ink Winners Announced

(Contributed Photo) Kaylin Chang, first place winner.     Students Kaylin Chang, Emma Wong and Holly Craysforth are the winners of this year’s Youth Ink creative...

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...

OUSD Kinder/TK Registration in February

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for children entering an Orinda public school in August 2019 will be open Feb. 4 – 7. On those...

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,...

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,...

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...

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