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Lamorinda teams advance in Odyssey of the Mind competitions
Many local teams competed in the Odyssey of the Mind Bay Area Regional Tournament at Concord High School on March 4. Four teams from Orinda and two from Moraga are advancing to the State Tournament at Heritage High School in Brentwood on March 25.
Submitted by John Inouye

Project Music Unlimited soars at Campolindo High School
Project Music Unlimited is a group of students from Campolindo High School who work to spread the joy of music beyond our community to children without access to instruments or music programs.
Submitted by Vivek Lashkari and Aman Malhotra

Troop 224 Eagle Scouts Honored
Boy Scout Troop 224 of Lafayette members Dylan Lane, Jason Cornell, and Adam Coate achieved Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout and celebrated their Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Lafayette Community Center.
Submitted by Stephanie Coate

Troop 204 welcome new Eagles
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 204 will honor 14 young men who have achieved the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the Boys Scouts of America, at 1 p.m. on March 25 at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. This will be Troop 204's 64th annual Eagle Court of Honor.
Submitted by Sara Regan

St. Monica's students donate to VESTIA
In January, St. Monica's fifth-grade American Boys Basketball team organized a sock and sleeping-bag drive in conjunction with Volunteer Emergency Services Team in Action (VESTIA). After collecting items from members of the community, the boys were able to donate 12 ...Submitted by Eric Moon

2017 Poul Anderson Writing Contest launches in Orinda
The Friends of the Orinda Library announces ...Submitted by Julie Rossiter

Campo's Girls and Boys State representatives chosen
Campolindo Junior Katherine Ginley is this year's Girls State Representative.
The American Legion Auxilary runs the Girls and Boys State program and chooses 500 girls and 500 boys from ...
Submitted by Kate Ginley

Saklan students donate to All-access playground
Saklan School students held a baked goods and hot chocolate sale to raise $780 to donate to the Lamorinda All-access Playground, to be built at the Moraga Commons. The Saklan Student Council picked this project for the students to support as their contribution to the ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

2017 National Charity League Class honored
Members of the National Charity League, Acalanes Chapter, Class of 2017, were honored for six years of leadership and service to our community at their Senior Celebration held on Feb, 11 at the Diablo Country Club. The National Charity League is a mother-daughter ...Submitted by Laurie Dunn

Garden Club learns to color seasons
Members and guests, at the Moraga Garden Club's February meeting were treated to a presentation by Laurie Callaway of Laurie Callaway Garden Designs. Her topic was, "Secrets of a Four Season Garden." She revealed how gardens can be colorful and beautiful throughout the ...Submitted by Karin Biasotti

Local kids send love to refugees
Photos provided
Submitted by Jennifer LaForce

Lions Club Student Speakers Contest winner announced
The Moraga Lions Club held its annual Student Speakers Contest Feb. 7 at the Moraga city offices. The subject for the contest, which is open to all high school students in the Lamorinda area, is "Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to our National Security?" The winning ...Submitted by Marice George

Local kids rock it in 'Spring Awakening' in Oakland
Lafayette residents Henry Braff (Mortiz), Joel Braunstein (Georg), and Jack Melcher (Ensemble) will all perform in YMTC's production of the rock musical "Spring Awakening," opening Feb. 24 for two weekends at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland. For ...Submitted by Laura Soble

Annual fashion show to benefit Children's Hospital programs
The Lombardy Branch of UCSF Benioff ...Submitted by Lori Huhn

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