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...

First Class of Miramonte High School Graduates Had Too Much Fun

(Courtesy of The Mirador)Class ‘59 graduates from Miramonte High School. Photo taken from the first edition of Miramonte’s campus newspaper, The Mirador.     The class...

Orinda Hears Voice of Ukrainians Through Unexpected Connection

(Nicole Guo, Photographer)Miramonte High School sophomore, Lila Moss, discusses with Ukrainian teen Myroslav Bur via Zoom about the impacts of the Russian invasion against...

High School Musical Jr. at Orinda Intermediate School in May

(Contributed Photo)     Orinda Intermediate School’s (OIS) Bulldog Theater presents Disney’s High School Musical JR., May 5 – 7, with performances at Town Hall Theatre,...

Lafayette Nursery School’s 45th Annual Science Day of Discovery

    Slated for Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., children, preschool through third grade, from schools in Orinda, Lafayette and surrounding...

To the Matador Graduating Seniors – May 2022

    It is my distinct pleasure to congratulate the Miramonte High School Class of 2022! Over the last four years, these Matadors have exhibited...

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...

Girls Crushing It Spring Pop-Up in Time for Mother’s Day

(Roxanne Christophe, Photographer)Orinda Intermediate student, Sierra Caragol, selling her handmade soaps to schoolmates and fellow Girls Crushing It entrepreneurs, Chole Chung and Chelsea Dao,...

Orinda Troop 303G is Recruiting for a New Class of Girls...

(Angelica Steinmeier, Photographer)Taken last year, Orinda 303G Girl Scouts troop members (L-R) Zia Cohn, Nori Blandford and Aimee Steinmeier take a moment on a...

Congratulations to High School Visual Arts Competition Winners

(Bill Carmel, Photographer) Kate Lee, a 12th grade student at Bentley Upper School won Best in Show for her mixed media piece using charcoal, colored...

Students Work Towards Winning Wharton Global Investment Competition

(Jonathan Su, Photographer)Team Leader of the Matadors-0F1, Jonathan Su, takes a screenshot of their team while recording their virtual presentation for the semi-finals round...

Treading the Boards at Miramonte: Four One Acts and a Choral...

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)Front row (L-R) Lindsay Fontes and Nina Fontes, back row Alice Ball, Natalie Clauson, Chris Ionascu and Emi Hamiti are gearing up...

Two Local Students Make Their Professional Debut in a Fun Musical

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)Local students McKenna Rose (left) and Keenan Moran will soon be performing five days a week in a professional musical in San...

Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest Announces April 15 Deadline

(Courtesy of Doubleday)This photo of Poul Anderson was used on the dust jacket of his novel Trader to the Stars, 1964.     If science fiction,...

Orinda Schools Maintain Optimism Amid COVID Transmission

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Orinda area schools are rolling with the punches and remaining optimistic.     As reported by the Centers for Disease...

Young Author Publishes Memoir to Help Kids Through the Pandemic

(Heather Cousins, Photographer)Standing in front of her collection of books, Stella Ciarlantini, a sixth grade student at Orinda Intermediate School, wrote and published a...

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Sleepy Hollow Elementary

(Jeff Heyman, Photographer)     Aida Glimme, superintendent of Orinda Union School District (OUSD), along with OUSD Board members, District and Sleepy Hollow administration and the...

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