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Published on June 9th, 2021
Gold Award project helps first responders during evacuations
Rising Athenian School senior Maddy Kim is ...

Published on June 9th, 2021
Justice Murals promote social justice from a student's perspective
The Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission (AC5) is sponsoring a Justice Murals project led by youth commissioner and Campolindo student, Carolyn Considine. Campolindo students were asked to submit drawings and words about what social justice means to them. ...Submitted by Carolyn Considine

Published on June 9th, 2021
Lafayette student creates digital space to keep fellow students connected
When the COVID-19 lockdown occurred for 16-year-old Lafayette sophomore Kaveer Gera, he noticed a problem that had arisen at his school after the sudden transition to virtual school: casual connections had been completely and abruptly broken.
By Jennifer Wake

Published on June 9th, 2021
Burton Valley Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team wins State Championship
Burton Valley Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind Team A took first place in its division for their performance of "Laundry Land" in the Odyssey of the Mind state tournament. Guided by Coaches Maia Siu and Anna Stubbington, the team won the state competition that ...Submitted by Doug Parker

Published on May 26th, 2021
NCL celebrates its 2021 graduating class
The Lamorinda Chapter of the National Charity League held its Senior Recognition May 9 at the Balestrieri Family Farm. The National Charity League is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural ...Submitted by Marci Byrne

Published on May 26th, 2021
Community trash collection fills truck bed
Forty-five youth and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day of Saints spent their Saturday morning May 1 gathering litter along the trails and parking lot area on Mulholland Ridge. As seen in the photo, they gathered enough trash to fill up an entire ...Submitted by Rachel Erickson

Published on May 12th 2021
Miramonte students bring community together with gift of song
After sheltering-in-place for six months and taking classes online due to the pandemic, Miramonte student Stef Moore knew she wanted to create something that helped keep people connected, especially during the isolating times of the pandemic.
Submitted by Kathy Merchant

Published on May 12th 2021
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary makes vital donations to Putnam Clubhouse
Raise your hand if you know what a "blackboard" is. Those who know went to school ages ago. They also know what chalk is. What they may not know, however, is what an "interactive whiteboard" is. Also known as an "electronic smartboard," not only is it white in color, ...Submitted by Thomas Black

Published on May 12th 2021
Boys Team Charity celebrates six-year commitment
Several of Boys Team Charity (BTC) Class of 2021 TeamMates ended their six-year commitment on April 18 with an in-person final volunteer shift at Points of Light in Oakland. Over the years, they volunteered for many of the 40 philanthropies BTC works with - POL being ...Submitted by Anouschka Wardy

Published on April 28th, 2021
Troop 32193 honors 2020 Gold Award Girl Scouts
Lafayette Girl Scout Troop 32193 celebrated the achievements of its 2021graduating seniors, Leda Abkenari, Deja Cooper, Lauren Davis, Emilia Gutman, Alex Hascall, Miriya Huie, Elizabeth Paul, Madison Payne, Sydney Rohrbough, Shelby Suppiger, Charlotte Toney, and Chloe ...Submitted by Joan Toney

Published on April 14th, 2021
Troop 204 honors 2021 Eagle Scouts
Lafayette's Boy Scout Troop 204 will honor nine scouts at the troop's upcoming 68th Eagle Court of Honor on April 18. These Scouts will each be advancing to Eagle Scout - the highest rank in scouting. There will be a small invitation-only outdoor ceremony in light of ...Submitted by Martin Thiselton-Dyer

Published on April 14th, 2021
Wagner Ranch fifth-graders place first in creative competition
The Fifth Grade Team at Wagner Ranch Elementary in Orinda rose to the challenge amidst a pandemic year and placed first in their division at the Odyssey of the Mind SF Bay Regional Competition held in a virtual tournament on Feb. 27. Odyssey of the Mind is a w ...Submitted by Regina Gordon and Ritu Goel

Published on March 31st, 2021
Moraga Rotary conducts 'Evening with Rotary' dinner and video
The Campolindo Interact Club and Boy Scouts from Troop 246, both of which are sponsored by Moraga Rotary, assisted Rotarians March 6 in distributing a delicious "surf & turf" takeout dinner. The Club's current project focus is to equip all the elementary schools in the ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

Published on March 31st, 2021
Community effort culminates in 1,000 meals, 1,400 cards delivered to frontline workers
With the COVID situation continuing to be challenging and likely remaining with us through most of 2021, critical frontline healthcare workers are resource constrained and tiring in the face of these ongoing challenges. In parallel, local restaurants have been hit hard ...Submitted by Elana O'Loskey

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