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Published on November 11th, 2020
Sister Code retreat for teens in Orinda
What happens when you want to hold a conference for teenagers to help build their sense of community and self-esteem, but it's during a pandemic? You find a big backyard, surrounded by nature, and use the county guidelines for day camp.
Submitted by Leslie Darwin O'Brien



Published on November 11th, 2020
Campolindo Leo Club sends letters to Veterans
The Campolindo Leo Club joined other community groups Oct. 28 in writing thank you letters to Lamorinda veterans. Organized by VFW Post 8063 in Lafayette, the letters were mailed to arrive by Nov. 11 to honor those who have served. For more information about the ...


Published on October 28th, 2020
JMIS student earns black belt in Karate
After six and a half years of hard-work, McKenzie Grace Kahn (a 12-year-old from Joaquin Moraga) was awarded her black belt in Karate. The ceremony took place on Oct. 14 at the Karate and Fitness Place. For the past six years, McKenzie has been training 5-6 days a ...Submitted by Colleen Kahn


Published on October 28th, 2020
AAUW-OML Announces Girls4STEM Webinars
The American Association of University Women ...Submitted by Lynda Leonard


Published on October 28th, 2020
DAR sponsors Wreaths for Veterans in Lafayette
The Acalanes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor Wreaths for Veterans at the Lafayette Cemetery with Wreaths Across America in December. At its Oct. 3 meeting at the cemetery, Mary McCosker spoke about the history of Lafayette, while Patty ...Submitted by Louise Diracles


Published on October 28th, 2020
Moraga School District completes installation of security cameras donated by Moraga Rotary
Bruce Burns, superintendent of Moraga School District, met recently with Lt. Brian South of Moraga Police Department to inspect and discuss the eight newly installed external security cameras on the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School campus. This camera system allows ...Submitted by Gary Irwin


Published on October 28th, 2020
Boy Scouts emphasize "Zoom free" activities during pandemic
Boy Scout activities during COVID-19? No problem for Troop 243 in Lafayette!
Troop 243 Scouts were out recently practicing their swings, drives, and chips, while sporting their masks ...
Submitted by Dean Smith


Published on October 14th, 2020
Lafayette Troop 224 Scouts are staying healthy while having fun
During the pandemic, the Scouts of Troop 224 are living up to their mantra, "Be prepared!" With creativity, the Troop continues to be active, achieving rank advancements, earning merit badges and celebrating these achievements virtually. While many in-person ...Submitted by Chan Whiting


Published on October 14th, 2020
The Peter Pan Foundation hopes to keep the magic and music alive
The Peter Pan Foundation, a Lafayette nonprofit since 2007, has been finding creative solutions to continue sharing their hearts and talents with the communities who need them most. While its regular in-person visits to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, in-home ...Submitted by Gina Campo


Published on October 14th, 2020
Moraga Rotary fundraiser and e-waste collection success
La Finestra restaurant in the Moraga Shopping Center, owned by Rotarian Jeff Assadi, produced delicious hot spaghetti, meatballs, and tossed salad dinners for more than 285 happy local citizens Sept. 24 for "Dinner with Rotary," which was organized and promoted by ...Submitted by Gary Irwin


Published on October 14th, 2020
Cycle Recycle donation drive begins again
For the 23rd year, Bobbie and Tom Preston will be holding the Cycle Recycle, collecting repairable bikes to be refurbished and given to charitable groups. To date, over 3,600 bikes have been collected. This year the recipient organizations include Oakland Int ...Submitted by Bobbie Preston


Published on September 30th, 2020
Campolindo Leo Club installs new officers
Moraga Lions Club President Andy Boggeri on Sept. 9 installed the Leo Club officers - President Luca Rago, Vice President Brody Crouch, Secretary/Treasurer Marina Rago - for the 2020-21 school year.
Submitted by Robert Murtagh


Published on September 30th, 2020
It takes a Village
An enthusiastic group of volunteers (40-45 individuals ranging from 12 to 80 years old) under the direction of Friends of Orinda Creeks could be seen Sept.19 picking up trash and clearing brush along San Pablo Creek in downtown Orinda. This section of creek, from ...Submitted by Bob Stoops


Published on September 16th, 2020
Volunteers help distribute food kits to Latinx children and their families
White Pony Express assembled some more "food kits" for its Blessings Project, which is designed to help recently immigrated Latinx families who are particularly vulnerable at this time. One of the volunteers helping on Sept. 8 was Katie Pintado, who is the building ...Submitted by Steve Spraitzar



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