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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

Published on September 16th, 2020
Local cyclists participate in Cycle for Hope event during pandemic
Since receiving "a dare" from one of his MBA students at Saint Mary's Graduate School of Business in 2007 to ride 540 miles across Minnesota for Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette resident Bob Frick, 83, has participated in cycling to support this cause, raising $627,602 ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on September 2nd, 2020
Protest over Postal Service in Orinda
About 50 people showed up at the Orinda post office Aug. 22 to protest recent cuts to the funding and level of service by the United States Postal Service. The event was one of over a thousand events in all 50 states organized to show support for the USPS, its services ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on August 19th, 2020
Seven Boy Scouts from Lafayette Troop 200 achieve Eagle rank
Boy Scout Troop 200, chartered by Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Lafayette, announced its latest group of Eagle Scouts - Joshua Summerlin, Ian Ho, James Crosby, Declan Tsuyuki, Nicholas Crosby, Cole Regan and Matthew Crosby. The new Eagle Scouts will be honored at an ...Submitted by Lisa Summerlin

Published on August 19th, 2020
Moraga Garden Club celebrates 50 Years
The idea to start a Garden Club in Moraga ...Submitted by Linda U. Foley

Published on August 19th, 2020
Cars2ndChance donates reconditioned minivan to Putnam Clubhouse
Just as Dave Kemnitz was about to place an ad for a used Ford minivan he accepted as a donation, he received a phone call from a friend - and fellow Rotarian - Jim Davis, who "just happened" to be looking for a used van.
Submitted by T.F. Black

Published on August 19th, 2020
Massive loom band bracelet lands local teen a world record
When Lafayette resident Katie Dougherty was in fifth grade, rainbow looms were all the rage.
Dougherty, a junior at Campolindo High School, spent nearly five months making a 6,600-foot ...
By Jennifer Wake

Published on August 5th, 2020
DAR awards Linus Eukel with conservation award
The Acalanes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has awarded Linus Eukel with the Conservation Award for 2020. The criteria for this award include: outstanding volunteer record in educational work; distinguished teaching; major replanting efforts by an ...Submitted by Brenna Shafizadeh

Published on August 5th, 2020
Lacrosse Against Hunger: Two Acalanes sophomores making a difference
Two Acalanes Varsity Lacrosse players, Zach Appel and Owen Estee, have launched Lacrosse Against Hunger, to offer lacrosse coaching sessions to 7-14 year olds in exchange for a charitable donation to White Pony Express during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mission of White ...

Published on August 5th, 2020
Bookmark Contest winners announced
The 2020 winners of the Friends of the Lafayette Library Bookmark Contest received their awards quietly this year without a gathering at an Awards Ceremony. The public can view the winning bookmarks in the Friends Corner Book Shop or the Lafayette Library and Learning ...Submitted by Kay Pekrul

Published on July 22nd, 2020
Lions scholarships awarded in June
The Lamorinda Lions Club continued to present $1,000 scholarships to three Campolindo High School graduates during June. Those receiving the awards are: Kelly Robles, Leo Club President, C.J. Rago, Leo Club VicePresident and Brent Avenall.
Submitted by Robert Murtagh

Published on July 22nd, 2020
Campo student fundraiser focused on COVID-19 relief
We@Campo, a club associated with the We.org movement that provides people (especially students) the tools to change the world, held a spring fundraiser facilitated by Arjun Chhabra, an incoming senior at Campolindo High School, by selling beautiful, handcrafted Rafiki ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 8th, 2020
Local tennis players offer lessons to benefit Meals on Wheels
In response to COVID-19, Campolindo High ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on July 8th, 2020
Moraga Lions Achievement Awards announced
Once again the Moraga Lions gave Achievement Awards to the following graduates of the local middle schools:
Orinda Intermediate School - Alexis Gottschalk, recommended by Jay Stevens ...
Submitted by Dan Hagan and Ray Casabonne

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