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Lafayette Little League donations help children in Dominican Republic
Lafayette Little League parent and manager Tony Dudum organized a baseball equipment drive over the summer to benefit kids in the Dominican Republic. It was a huge success with hundreds of pieces of equipment ranging from bats, balls, helmets, and uniforms donated by ...Submitted by Tony Dudum and Andy Orear

Rivals join forces for a good cause
Division rivals Acalanes and Miramonte faced each other March 30 in a pivotal girls lacrosse game. In the up and down battle, Miramonte narrowly pulled out the win, 13-12. For junior midfielder Emma Workman from Acalanes and senior defender Maisy Mills from Miramonte, ...Submitted by Emma Workman

Fundraising support with a focus on literacy
n addition to friendship and social activities, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Contra Costa promotes and supports community service projects, with a special focus on literacy. The club ...
Submitted by Domini Tarman

Flag retirement program offered in Lafayette
Oakmont Mortuary has launched its "Stars & Stripes Flag Retirement Program." Community members who are looking for proper flag disposal can bring their flags to Oakmont Mortuary located at 2099 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette during normal business hours. Flags will be ...Submitted by Beverly Brown

Lamorinda Safety Fair, Classic Car Show and Police Motorcycle Competition July 21
Children can once again enjoy hopping aboard helicopters, sitting in police cars to sound the sirens, and climbing aboard the county's water rescue boat and armored truck at the Lamorinda Safety Fair, hosted by the Lafayette Police Department and Emergency Pr ...Submitted by Carol Yates

Cycling for a cause
Longtime Orinda resident Rick Perez has been cycling since around 1990. "My rides have included numerous centuries, the coast of Oregon and the Ice Field Parkway in Canada from Jasper to Banff, a route I highly recommend to everyone, by bicycle or motorized vehicle, ...By Jennifer Wake

A week of mindfulness at Orinda Community Church
Squeals of laughter poured out of Orinda Community Church fellowship hall as 25 kids gathered recently for JAMM (Joy, Art, Music and Mindfulness) Camp. In celebration of the wonder of nature, the kids took bouquets (in jam jars, of course) to Orinda Senior Village. In ...Submitted by Leslie Darwin O'Brien

Moraga Lions recognizes local students
The Moraga Lions awarded Pride awards to eight students from Lamorinda middle schools who were recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school.
Submitted by Dan Hagan

New Troop 200 Eagle Scouts honored
Five new Eagle Scouts from Troop 200 were celebrated at their Eagle Court of Honor June 9 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette. For their Eagle projects, Ryan Barba repaired portions of the Moraga Road/Lafayette Rim Trail including entrance signs and timber ...Submitted by Suzanne Roady

Children's Health Guild raises over $390K at annual gala
The Children's Health Guild hosted its annual spring fundraiser, "Come Sail Away, an Evening Inspiring Hope" at Diablo Country Club May 19, raising over $390,000 to support UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and George Mark Children's House, which continue to ...Submitted by Wendy Rotblat

Troop 246 inducts three new Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 246 in Moraga inducted three new Eagle Scouts - Evan Harberson, Karl Lesterhuis and Ben Miller - at an Eagle Court of Honor May 30 at Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga. To earn this highest advancement rank in Scouting, Scouts must fulfill requirements in ...Submitted by Kristin Miller

NCL Acalanes Chapter hosts annual Mother-Daughter Tea
Members from the National Charity League Acalanes Area Chapter gathered at the Orinda Country Club for the annual Mother-Daughter Tea to acknowledge members who contributed over 7,000 hours in one year at various philanthropies around the Bay Area.
Submitted by Jocelyn Coolbaugh

Rheem School wins the 27th annual Moraga Rotary Field Day
Rheem School's athletes won the 27th Annual Moraga Rotary Field Day held Wednesday, May 9 at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, breaking the three-year Field Day string of victories by Camino Pablo School. Rheem athletes' medal point count was 97, followed by Camino ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

Athletic shoe drive helps over 500 under resourced youth
Level Up Sports Academy exceeded all expectations when their second- to eighth-grade athletes rallied and collected, washed, bagged, labeled and delivered over 500 pairs of athletic shoes during its Kicks4Kids Athletic Shoe Drive. Working hard through the months of ...Submitted by Christine Ayers

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